Last updated December 2019.

Privacy Policy:

Mission Partners, Benefit LLC knows that your privacy is important to you, and we want you to know that it is important to us too. Unless otherwise specified in connection with a particular activity, this Policy explains the types of information we collect through our Web sites, how we will use, disclose and protect this information once it is collected, and how you can opt out of some of our uses and disclosures of your information. By visiting our Sites, as permitted by law, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Here are a few general things to keep in mind as you read this Policy:

  • This site is owned and operated by Mission Partners, Benefit LLC, headquartered in Bethesda, MD.
  • Our Kids’ Privacy Policy applies to areas of our Sites that are directed to kids under age 13.
  • We will never share your information with third party vendors. Any information collected is solely for use by the Mission Partners, Mission Forward or Adventures in Kindness teams.
  • This Policy may be supplemented from time to time by other terms that are posted on and apply to specific features, services or applications of this Web site. In addition, as our business changes, this Policy may also change, so we encourage you to come back to this page from time to time.
  • This Site places cookies and local shared objects on your computer or device which are further described below. As permitted by law, by using the Site, you agree to this.
  • If you are located outside of the United States, you should know that the information you provide to us is being transmitted to us and processed in the United States and in other countries by us or our service providers on our behalf, and will be protected subject to this Privacy Policy and applicable laws, which may not be as protective as the laws in your country. As permitted by law, by using the Site, you agree to this.
  • Advertisements shown to you on this Site and elsewhere may be customized to your interests and preferences based on your Personal Information and Web site usage information collected through our Site, unless you opt out. Opt-out instructions can be found at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. (You have to opt out separately for each of your devices, and for each Web browser you use, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari.) Even if you opt out, we may still suggest offerings to you on our Site based on your history at our Site.

Opt In and Opt Out

You may have the right to opt in to or opt out of certain of our uses and disclosures of your Personal Information. For example, we may ask you if you want to get marketing messages from us when you submit Personal Information to us on the Site. If you do get marketing emails from us, you can tell us you don’t want to get them by clicking on the opt-out link in those emails.

Or, contact us at: Opt-Out Request, Mission Partners 7201 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 780 Bethesda MD 20815 Please include your name, address, email and phone number and tell us if you want us to stop sending a particular kind of communication.  Please include the name or type of the communication and the web site of issue.

What information is collected on this Site?

User-Provided Information
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify an individual or allow someone to contact an individual. We may collect Personal Information such as:

  • name
  • postal or physical address
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • photographs, videos or audio recordings
  • credit card and other payment information

Personal Information may also include information, such as names and email addresses, that we collect from you about other people when you share content on our Site with someone else, purchase a gift, or create a user leader account.

We may also collect information such as your date of birth and certain demographic information. We do not generally treat these as Personal Information except when tied to information such as that listed above or as required by law.

In some cases, information about you or your device, including the information detailed above, may be collected on our Site directly by a third party, and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. For example, widgets or other third-party tools may be used on our Site to provide services like content sharing, new feeds, comment-filtering, or blog hosting, and our applications may be used through third party platforms. See Social Networking section below for more information about how we may use third party social networks.

Site Usage Information
When you visit our Site, our servers automatically collect the Internet protocol, or “IP”, address associated with your computer, to help us track and resolve issues with Site functionality or administration. An IP address is a string of numbers that is usually controlled by a user’s Internet service provider, and automatically assigned when a user’s computer connects to the Internet. In some cases, we may get general geographic location information from your IP address.

We may also capture “clickstream data” about your Site usage. Clickstream data includes information about your “clicks” or actions on our Sites, such as what you see or click on during your visit and how you interacted with certain features. It can include information about your computer or device, Web browser and operating system and settings and may include referrer URL information that is automatically passed to us (that is, information about where the user came from before arriving on our Site, which may include search terms in the URL string).

To track information about use of our Sites, we use various technological tools. For example:

  • Cookies are small data files sent by a Web site or application and stored on your computer or device at the request of that site or app. A cookie stores information related to your browser to enable us to recognize your browser on return visits to our Site and remember your preferences. Most browsers can be set to detect browser cookies and to let you reject them, but refusing cookies may make it difficult to use the Site. To learn more about browser cookies, including how to manage or delete them, look in the Tools, Help or similar section of your Web browser, or visit http://allaboutcookies.org.
  • Local shared objects, such as “Flash cookies,” may be stored on your computer or device through a media player or other software installed on your computer or device. Local shared objects operate a lot like cookies, but cannot be managed in the same way. Depending on how local shared objects are enabled on your computer or device, you may be able to manage them using software settings. For information on managing Flash cookies, visit http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html.
  • A pixel tag (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a Web page or in an email to you, to tell us when you have displayed that page or opened that email.

These technologies allow us to assign a unique customer number to you.

We use third party service providers to assist us in collecting and understanding Site usage information.

As permitted by law, by using our Site, you agree to our use of these tracking technologies.

How is your information used?
We may use the information we collect from and about you to perform various business functions including, for example:

  • authenticating you as a user and enabling you to use the Site
  • processing and fulfilling transactions
  • maintaining and administering the Site and your account with us
  • responding to your requests
  • analyzing the Site, making overall Site improvements and developing new features
  • sending you marketing and other communications, including information about products, services, and events, of ours and of others, that we think might interest you
  • protecting our rights and property and the rights, property, and safety of others
  • investigating suspected fraud or other unlawful activity
  • personalizing or customizing our Site to your interests and history with us (for example, remembering items in your shopping cart)
  • evaluating email marketing and other campaigns
  • tailoring ads displayed to you on our Site and elsewhere to your interests and history with us
  • other purposes disclosed when Personal Information is submitted to us
  • where otherwise permitted or required by applicable law

To do these things, we may match information collected from you in different ways or at different times, including both Personal Information and Site usage information, and use that information along with information obtained from other sources (including third parties) such as demographic information and updated contact information.

Social Networking
We use several social networking platforms, such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest, to communicate with parents, guardians, community leaders and educators about our products. We never market our products directly to children. If we display or link to this Privacy Policy on such third party platforms, then this Policy applies to our use of Personal Information and other information you submit to us there, but it does not apply to what those platforms do with your information.

Some tools on our Site allow you to share content from our Site through a third party social network. If you use these tools, please be aware that third party social networking services have their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to read them.

Do we share Site Usage Information with others?
We never share your personal information with others.  However, third parties, such as ad networks, web analytics companies and social networking platforms, may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across our Sites and other third-party online properties or services. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other Web sites, and general geographic information derived from your IP address, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These advertisements may appear on this Site and on other Web sites. These companies may employ cookies, clear GIFs and other tracking technologies to cause relevant ads to be displayed to you. Some advertisements may display icons that consumers can click on for more information about their advertising choices.

For information about the privacy practices of third party advertising companies who serve ads on our Site, visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and http://www.operative.com/privacy-policy/.

For more information about third-party advertisers and how to prevent them from using your information, visit the NAI’s consumer Web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Our Sites do not honor “do not track” signals transmitted by users’ web browsers, so we encourage you to visit these links if you would like to opt out of certain tracking. If you do want to opt out using these tools, you need to opt out separately for each of your devices and for each Web browser you use (like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari) on each device. For mobile applications, please visit your device settings or third party ad blocking tools.

If you are a parent, guardian or teacher and you or your minor child or student have provided us with Personal Information about that child or student, you may:

  • revoke any consent you may have provided for that child
  • review or revise that Personal Information
  • ask us to delete the child’s Personal Information
  • ask us not to collect Personal Information from the child in the future
  • exercise any other rights detailed above to that child’s Personal Information by contacting us at:

Parent/Teacher Request for Information
Mission Partners
7201 Wisconsin Ave Suite 780
Bethesda MD 20814

We may require verification of your identity and relationship to the child. If your child or student is under the age of 13, please see our Kids Privacy Policy for additional information.

Security
While we have policies and procedures in place and take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of Personal Information collected on this Site (like SSL encryption for transmissions of payment card information), we cannot guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from intrusion during transmission, while stored on our systems, or when otherwise in our care. Except as expressly required by applicable statute or regulation, we will have no liability for disclosure of your Personal Information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

If we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development, as soon as possible under the circumstances. If we have your email address, we may notify you by email. Where permitted by law, you consent to our use of email as a means of such notification. If you want to be notified by U.S. mail instead, please email us at connect@mission.partners.

“Linked-To” Web Sites
This Site may contain links, banners or advertisements that lead to other third party Web sites or use third party services. We are not responsible for these other sites and services, and their privacy policies (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of your information there. We encourage you to read them.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may change this Policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by posting the changed Policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date. We may choose (or be required by law) to tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an email to the email address we have on file for you. In some cases, we will request your consent to the changes.

Other Issues

How long do we retain your Personal Information?

We typically retain Personal Information related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and upon request, we will securely delete such data in accordance with applicable law. For Personal Information that we collect and process for other purposes, as described above, we typically retain such Personal Information for no longer than the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, and as otherwise needed to address tax, corporate, compliance, education law, litigation, and other legal rights and obligations.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at:

Mission Partners, Benefit LLC
7201 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 780
Bethesda MD 20814
U.S.A.
Email: connect@mission.partners

Effective Date: December 30, 2019

KIDS (UNDER 13) PRIVACY POLICY

This Kids Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from users of our Sites, online services or applications directed to children who are under the age of 13 (our “Kid Sites”). When we use the word “kid” or “child” in this Policy, we mean a user under the age of 13. When we use the word “parent” in this Policy, we mean a child’s parent or legal guardian.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED FROM KID USERS THROUGH THE KIDS SITES?

By law, our Kids Sites cannot condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the child’s providing more information than is reasonably necessary. If we do collect personal information from a child online, the law allows us to keep that information only as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the information is collected.

Direct Collection
We may collect the following Personal Information from our child visitors under the age of 13:

  • parent email address or other online contact information
  • mailing address
  • school name/location
  • teacher email address or other contact information

We may also collect information from child visitors such as first name, last initial, general geo-location information (but no more specific than city or zip code), age or grade, gender or hobbies, activities, likes/dislikes (such as most recent book read, favorite book genre), which we consider Personal Information only if combined with any of the other items of Personal Information listed above. We may also collect date of birth (for age-screening purposes only), but we do not keep date of birth unless we specifically say we do in connection with a particular activity.

Some of the most common activities on our Kids Sites that collect Personal Information are newsletters, sweepstakes and contests, pen pal programs and e-cards. These activities require an email address to participate.

When we collect Personal Information from a child, we ask the child’s parent for consent before we collect it, except as permitted by law, such as where we are only using an email address to respond directly to a request from the child. If the email is collected for a one-time response, we delete it after the response is sent. If the email is collected to respond more than once to the child, we will also ask for the parent’s email, so we can let the parent know that the child has given us Personal Information and give the parent a chance to tell us to delete that Personal Information before we re-contact the child. In that case, we delete the child’s email either at the parent’s request, or, if no such request is made, when we have finished responding to the child and otherwise fulfilled the purpose for which the email was collected.

We may request the parent’s consent in any way the law allows. For example, if the child’s Personal Information will be used only by us, we may ask for the parent’s consent by email. If the child’s Personal Information will be disclosed on the Site (in conjunction with a featured Adventure in Kindness), we may verify that the person providing consent is the parent by asking for consent in connection with a credit card transaction. Parents have the option to consent to the collection and use of their children’s information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties, except to the extent that disclosure of such information is a necessary part of the activity for which parental consent is given. Notice of the information collection, use and disclosure practices associated with a particular online activity will be provided to the parent when we ask for consent. That notice will also be on the Kids Site to which it applies. Sometimes, in connection with the direct notice to the parent, we may collect the parent or child’s name from the child (for example, the child’s first name, so that the parent knows which of their children wants to sign up for an activity).

There are many activities on our Kids Sites that kids can participate in without having to share any Personal Information including the downloading of PDF worksheets to complete various Adventures in Kindness.

Passive Collection
When a child visits a Kids Site, our systems automatically collect the Internet protocol, or “IP”, address associated with the child’s computer. An IP address is a string of numbers that is usually controlled by a user’s Internet service provider, and automatically assigned when a user’s computer connects to the Internet. We use this information to identify and fix problems with the way our Kids Site works. IP addresses can also give us general location information from our child users, such as continent or region within the United States.

We also collect “clickstream data”. Clickstream data is information about a user’s “clicks” or actions on a Kids Site, such as the pages, content or ads seen or clicked on, downloads, games played, and other activity. Clickstream data also includes information about a child’s computer or device, Web browser and operating system and settings and may include referrer URL information that is automatically passed to us (that is, information about where the user came from before arriving on our Site, which may include search terms in the URL string).

Here are examples of the technical tools we may use to collect usage information about children’s visits to our Kids Sites:

  • Cookies: Cookies are small data files sent by a Web site or application and saved on a user’s computer or device at the request of that site or app. A browser cookie stores information about the user’s Web browser, so we can recognize that browser when a user comes back to that site or app. Cookies can help us save a user’s preferences on a Kids Site, and can also be used to help with age-screening tools. Most browsers can be set to detect or reject browser cookies, but refusing cookies may, in some cases, make it difficult or impossible to use a Kids Site. More information about the use of browser cookies, including how to manage or delete them, is available in the tools, help or similar section of Web browsers and at allaboutcookies.orgWhere permitted by law, by allowing their children to use our Kids Site, parents agree to the placement of cookies on their child’s computer or device.
  • Local shared object: Local shared objects, such as “Flash cookies,” may be stored on a computer or device through a media player or other software installed on that computer or device. Local shared objects operate a lot like cookies, but cannot be managed in the same way. Flash cookies are often used in activities like games, to store scores or other progress. Depending on how local shared objects are enabled on a computer or device, they can be managed using software settings. Information about managing Flash cookies is available at http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html. As with browser cookies, some features of our Kids Site will not work as well if Flash cookies are turned off. Where permitted by law, by allowing their children to use our Kids Sites, parents agree to the placement of local shared objects on their child’s computer or device.
  • Pixel tags: A pixel tag (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image that can be placed on a Web page or in emails to users, to tell us when a user has displayed that page or opened those emails.

We may also tracking tools to give our users a better experience – for example, so we can show our users content we think they will like. We also use these tools to learn how we can make our Kids Site better. For example, by counting the number of users who visit our Sites, particular pages or activities, or checking to see if users open our emails, we can figure out how effective our content is.

These tools may allow us to assign a unique number to our child users, but this number cannot be used to track child users across different, unaffiliated Web sites. We also do not link a child’s user number or Kids Site usage information with the child’s Personal Information, or collect geolocation information more specific than city or zip code, unless we get consent from the child’s parent. We do not track kids across different, unaffiliated sites, online services or applications using any other persistent identifiers unless we have a parent’s consent. We do not use IP addresses or the child’s unique number to attempt to identify individual kid users except under the circumstances described in the “Legal Disclosures” paragraph of this Kids Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Ad Servers and Networks
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our Kids Site. For information about their privacy practices, visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and http://www.operative.com/privacy-policy/. However, we use these services in a manner that complies with this Kids Privacy Policy. For mobile applications, please visit your child’s device settings or third party ad blocking tools.

 

HOW IS THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT KID USERS USED AND SHARED?

Use of Information
The Personal Information we collect from or about a child via our Kids Site is used to provide services and features (e.g., contests, e-cards, sweepstakes, pen pal programs and e-readers), process and respond to the child’s requests (e.g., newsletter or other email sign-ups), send password reminders, provide customer service, and to contact the child or the child’s parent about the child’s use of the Kids Site.

Community Features
Kids may be able to share messages via some of our Kids Sites (for example, through a form to submit their own Adventures in Kindness), and share ideas, creations and comments (for example, through blog commenting tools or online writing features), but these postings are moderated before they are made public. We take reasonable measures to delete Personal Information included in these submissions before they are posted.

Disclosure to Service Providers
The Personal Information and site usage information we collect on Kids Sites may be collected or accessed by our service providers (whether third parties or our corporate affiliates) who support and administer the internal operations of our Kids Sites, such as to enable registration and maintenance of accounts, to fulfill account requests, and to provide customer service. Our service providers who have access to children’s Personal Information can use that Personal Information only to do the tasks we engage them to do; they cannot use it for any other reason or for their own purposes, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of that Personal Information. Service providers also assist us in collecting and understanding Kids Site usage information. We may share non-personally identifiable Kids Site usage information (including aggregate data) with others, for their own use.

Legal Disclosures
We reserve the right to release a child’s Personal Information, or to use a child’s IP address or unique number to attempt to identify a child user, to the extent consistent with applicable law, when we believe release is required to comply with federal, state or local law (such as cooperating with a judicial process or law enforcement investigation), to maintain the safety and integrity of the Kids Site or Site, to enforce any applicable terms of use, or to protect the child or our or others’ rights, property or safety, or to take precautions against any other liability.

Business Transfers
In connection with a corporate change or dissolution, including for example a merger, acquisition, reorganization, consolidation, bankruptcy, liquidation, sale of assets, wind-down of business or related due diligence, children’s Personal Information and children’s site usage Information may be among the transferred assets or disclosed to third parties. To the extent required by law, we will get parental consent before sharing children’s Personal Information under such circumstances, and will obtain the agreement of the third party to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of that Personal Information.

Other Disclosures
Unless we have obtained a child’s parent’s consent as required by applicable law, a child’s Personal Information is not shared with third parties (even with corporate affiliates, unless they are co-operators of the Kids Site where the Personal Information was collected) for their own use or disclosure except as described under the “Legal Disclosures” and “Business Transfers” paragraphs of this Kids Privacy Policy.

SECURITY
While we have policies and procedures in place and take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of Personal Information collected on our Kids Sites, we cannot guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from intrusion during transmission, while stored on our systems, or when otherwise in our care. Except as expressly required by applicable statute or regulation, we will have no liability for disclosure of information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

If we believe that the security of Personal Information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify users of that development, as soon as possible under the circumstances. If we have a parent or teacher email address associated with a child user whose Personal Information may have been compromised, we may send the notice by email. Users who prefer to get such a notice by U.S. mail should email us at connect@mission.partners.

INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS
Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), schools may (but are not required to) act as intermediaries for parents, by giving permission for students under 13 to provide Personal Information in connection with certain online school activities, subject to any applicable school or school district policies.

HOW CAN YOU REVIEW YOUR CHILD’S PERSONAL INFORMATION OR DELETE YOUR CHILD’S PERSONAL INFORMATION?
If you are a parent of one of our child users, you can

  • review your child’s Personal Information
  • revoke any consent you have given for your child
  • ask us to delete Personal Information your child has given us
  • ask that we no longer collect Personal Information from your child
  • exercise any other rights to your child’s Personal Information, including the right to access, review, correct, obtain a copy, port, delete, or block or withdraw consent to the processing of certain Personal Information

At your request, we will stop collecting, using, and/or disclosing Personal Information from or about your child in accordance with your request (for example, for just one activity or for all), but we reserve the right to keep certain information necessary for record-keeping to the extent permitted and/or required by law, including any statutory retention requirements.

To make these requests, you may contact Adventures in Kindness Customer Service at 301-585-5034 x111 or at Adventures in Kindness c/o Mission Partners 7201 Wisconsin Ave Suite 780 Bethesda MD 20814. Please indicate whether you are a parent or a teacher who has given consent on behalf of a school as the intermediary for a parent. Before processing your request, we may verify your identity and parent/guardian/teacher relationship with the child or student, or, if you are a teacher, that you have any required consent from the parent or through the school to act as an intermediary for these purposes.

“LINKED-TO” WEB SITES
Our Kids Sites may contain links, banners or advertisements that lead to other third party Web sites or online services. We are not responsible for these other sites and services, and so the privacy policies on those sites (not this Policy) will govern the collection and use of information there. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of each Web site visited after leaving our Sites, and of each such third party service used, to learn about how their information is treated by others.

DATA PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES
Information provided to or collected by us on our Kids Sites is transmitted to us and processed in the United States and other countries, either by us or our service providers on our behalf, and will be protected subject to this Privacy Policy and applicable laws, which may not be as protective as the laws in other countries. Where permitted by applicable law, by allowing their children to use our Kids Sites, parents agree to the preceding sentence.

INTERNET SAFETY
We encourage parents and teachers to talk with their children and students about how to be safe online. Here are some resources to help you do that.

What is our legal basis of processing?

Certain countries require us to explain the legal reasons we collect, use and share a child’s Personal Information. We rely on several reasons to collect, use and share your Personal Information, including: (1) in order to provide our services to your child (to inform the activities your child would like to play); (2) in order to comply with the law (such as when we use your child’s Personal Information for record keeping to satisfy legal and compliance obligations); (3) consent (where a parent has provided consent for their child, such as for marketing); and (4) necessary for business interests (such as when collect and use your child’s data to maintain our business generally, which takes into account the impact on your child’s privacy).

How long do we retain your Personal Information?

We typically retain Personal Information related to online activities for as long as you would like your child to continue to participate in such activities, and upon request, we will securely delete such data in accordance with applicable law.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICIES
If we make a material change to our Kids Privacy Policy, we will make reasonable attempts to notify parents of child users by any means permitted by law, and we may require the parent’s consent to any new privacy policy.

Parents may contact us with any questions concerning our policies or practices with regard to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their children’s Personal Information:

Adventures in Kindness c/o
Mission Partners, Benefit LLC
7201 Wisconsin Ave Suite 780
Bethesda MD 20814
Email: adventures@mission.partners
Phone: 301-585-5034 x111

If possible, when you contact us, please indicate the name of the Site, division, product or service of Mission Partners that you believe your child may have used or to which your question relates.

Effective Date: December 30, 2019

Newsletters, Sweepstakes and Contests on Kids Sites

Kids can sign up for newsletters, sweepstakes and contests by submitting their email address along with an email address for their parent or guardian. The child’s email address is used only to respond more than once to that child’s specific request in connection with a particular newsletter, sweepstakes or contest. The parent email address is collected to tell the parent that we have collected the child’s email and why, and to give the parent the chance to let us know if he/she does not want the child to participate.

We provide information about how to unsubscribe in the newsletters we send.

For sweepstakes, contests and pen pal programs, we also use the parent email to notify the parent if the child is selected as a potential winner and to coordinate fulfillment of the prize.

If a contest may allow child users to submit additional information about themselves (such as an essay contest), we will get consent from the child’s parent before collecting that additional information, which we may do by email if the information will not be shared with third parties.

If a child is selected as a potential winner of a sweepstakes or contest, an offline affidavit or release must be signed by the parent and returned to us. This form may ask for additional Personal Information necessary to award the prize.

Unless a parent declines to let a child participate or asks us to delete a child’s Personal Information, Personal Information collected from entrants or their parents in connection with a sweepstakes or contest entry will be retained in accordance with Mission Partners’ records retention policies, to the extent permitted and/or required by applicable law, including any statutory retention periods.

More details about Personal Information collected from kids in connection with a particular promotion may be set forth in the official rules for that sweepstakes or contest.

e-Cards on Kids Sites

Child users can also use e-cards, “email this”, “invite a friend” or similar tools that let users share Kids Site content with others. These tools require the recipient’s email address, and may require the sender’s first name and last initial together with the first name and last initial of the recipient. The information submitted with the e-card is not combined with the sender’s user name and password (if any), in our database or otherwise, and is not included in or displayed on any public profile the sender may have. Sender and recipient information is not kept after the e-card is sent, and child users cannot freely type a message to include with the e-card or in the subject line.

Terms of Use

Legal Restrictions and Terms of Use Applicable to this Site

Use of this Site Signifies your Agreement to the Terms of Use.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

By using this site, you signify your consent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the site.

The following legal restrictions and terms of use apply to Mission.Partners and any other site owned and/or operated by or on behalf of Mission Partners, Benefit LLC. or any of its subsidiaries, that states that it is governed by these Terms of Use and/or links to these Terms of Use (the sites and entities collectively referred to herein as Mission Partners or Mission.Partners and/or “we” respectively).

USE OF MATERIALS
This site is owned and operated by Mission Partners, Benefit LLC and/or, in the case of certain features, its third party service providers, and unless otherwise indicated the contents of Mission.Partners, MissionForward.us and AdventuresinKindness.com as well as any other company-owned Sites are the property of Mission Partners and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. No material from Mission Partners or its affiliated Sites may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, unless otherwise states publicly on the Site. Users must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Mission Partners’ copyright, trademark, and trade secret rights and others’ proprietary rights. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any such material on any other web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.

In the event you download software from the site, the software including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software and data accompanying the Software (together, the “Software”) are licensed to you by Mission Partners.  Mission Partners does not transfer title to the Software to you. As between you and Mission Partners, Mission Partners retains full and complete right, title, and interest in and to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble the Software.

You hereby grant Mission Partners and its agents and licensees a worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, including without limitation the right to copy, publish, perform, display and distribute and/or adapt, any material you upload to, distribute through or post on Mission.Partners, MissionForward.us or AdventuresinKindness.com, including without limitation via message boards, chat rooms and/or blogs or any other features on our Web site properties in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other material, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised.

USER CONDUCT
Derogatory, harmful or unlawful conduct is not permitted on Mission Partners or any of its Web site properties. Users are not permitted to upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through Mission.Partners any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. Unauthorized commercial messages and/or public announcements are not allowed on Mission.Partners. Unauthorized collection and/or use of email addresses via Mission.Partners is also not allowed.

Please be aware that generally, information you post on, upload to or distribute through a message board, chat room, blog or any similar feature will be accessible by other users of Mission.Partners. Please be sure that any such information is information that you are comfortable sharing with the public.

Users are solely responsible for the content of their messages. Mission Partners is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted, uploaded or transmitted by users of Mission.Partners. You acknowledge that Mission Partners may or may not pre-screen and/or monitor content posted on Mission.Partner and that Mission Partners shall have the right to remove, edit, move or close, in whole or in part, any thread or posting and/or similar feature on Mission.Partners at any time for any reason, in Mission Partners’ sole discretion.

You hereby agree to comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on Mission.Partners and any rules for conduct on Mission.Partners or use of specific features and/or services offered thereon that may be posted on Mission.Partners, whether in these terms of use or otherwise, from time to time.

NO PERSONAL ADVICE
Any informational materials provided on Mission.Partners including without limitation the opinions and/or recommendations of any authors and/or moderators, are not intended to substitute for any professional educational, medical, legal, psychiatric, employment or other advice. Without limitation of the Disclaimer paragraphs set forth below, Mission Partners makes no representations or warranties regarding, and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning, any action by any person following the information offered or provided within or through Mission.Partners If you have concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, then you should consult with an appropriately qualified professional in the relevant field.

THIRD PARTIES
Your correspondence and dealings with third parties including without limitation job seekers, employers and/or advertisers that you encounter via Mission.Partners are solely between you and such entity. You agree that Mission Partners shall not be responsible or liable for any dispute, loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings. In addition, you acknowledge that Mission Partners does not endorse, verify, or make any representations regarding any third-party advertisements, products or services and does not confirm that each user of Mission Partners is who the user claims to be. It is your sole responsibility to research and verify the legitimacy of any organization or individual advertising on Mission.Partners, and you are solely responsible for your decision to submit personal information to any third party.

PRICING
With respect to items sold by Adventures in Kindness, we do NOT charge your credit card until after your order has entered the shipping process. From time to time, however, some items in our online stores may be mispriced. If we discover an item that you have ordered is mispriced, we may do one of the following:

  • If an item’s correct price is lower than our stated price, upon becoming aware of the issue we will contact you and refund the difference of the amount paid by you and the item’s correct price.
  • If an item’s correct price is higher than our stated price, we will contact you upon becoming aware of the issue for instructions. If we become aware of the issue before the item has shipped, we reserve the right to cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

CHANGES TO SITE
Mission Partner may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any portion of Mission.Partners any time, without notice.

USER ACCOUNTS
Certain portions of Mission Partners may ask you to create an account. If you choose to create such an account, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information. You further agree to accept all responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password, if any, and that you will not sell, transfer or assign your account or allow others to use it. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any user name and/or password that may assigned to or selected by you so that others may not access any members-only or password-protected portions of Mission.Partners using your account and/or identity. Mission Partners reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, to terminate your account and/or to restrict your access to all or part of Mission.Partners for any reason, including without limitation for extended periods of inactivity.

TERMINATION
This Agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from Mission Partner and all related documentation and all copies and installments thereof whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise. This Agreement will terminate immediately without notice from Mission Partners, if in Mission Partners; sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement, if you are a repeat infringer of any third party’s rights, or if you engage in conduct that is illegal, tortious or that interferes with the technological operation of this site. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from Mission.Partners and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.

DISCLAIMER
MISSION PARTNERS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO MISSION.PARTNERS OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” MISSION PARTNERS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO MISSION.PARTNERS AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. MISSION PARTNERS DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS CONTAINED ON MISSION.PARTNERS OR THAT ITS CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT MISSION.PARTNERS, OR ITS CONTENTS, ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE OPERATION OF MISSION.PARTNERS OR ITS CONTENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MISSION PARTNERS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON MISSION.PARTNERS IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT MISSION PARTNERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL MISSION PARTNERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON MISSION.PARTNERS, EVEN IF MISSION PARTNER OR A MISSION PARTNERS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL MISSION PARTNERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, OR NOT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING MISSION.PARTNERS.

YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY ACCESSING MISSION.PARTNERS AND AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

INDEMNIFICATION
By using Mission.Partners, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Mission Partners from and against any actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and other legal fees and costs) arising out of or relating to: (1) your violation of these terms of use or any law, rule or regulation; (2) a claim that is based on your use of any content on Mission.Partners; or (3) any material uploaded by you or through your computer to Mission Partners or otherwise sent by you to Mission Partner. You will cooperate as fully and reasonably as required by Mission Partners in the defense of any claim. Mission Partners reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of Mission Partners.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
Mission.Partner is controlled and operated by Mission Partners from its offices in Maryland, United States of America. Mission Partners makes no representation that materials on Mission.Partners are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access Mission.Partners from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from Mission.Partners may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders; or (iii) in any other manner that violates U.S. law. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

OTHER
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Maryland without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You and Mission Partners each agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Maryland.  If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions, and such provisions shall be deemed modified so that its purpose can be lawfully effectuated and enforced. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein.

PERMISSION FOR REPRINTS
All material on Mission.Partners without limitation, is protected by U.S. and foreign copyright and trademark laws. In order to request permission to reprint any material on Mission.Partners (outside of personal, non-commercial use), please write to:

Permissions Department
Mission Partners
7201 Wisconsin Ave Suite 780
Bethesda MD 20814

PERMISSION FOR WEB LINKING

If you link to Mission.Partners, you may only link to the home page, and the link must be in plain text, unless otherwise approved in writing by Mission Partners. Any such link must not damage, dilute or tarnish the goodwill associated with Mission Partners and/or any Mission Partners intellectual property, nor may the link create the false appearance that your web site or organization is sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated or associated with Mission Partner, and you may not “frame” Mission.Partners You may not link to Mission.Partners from any web site that is unlawful, abusive, indecent or obscene, that promotes violence or illegal acts or that is otherwise inappropriate in Mission Partners’ sole discretion. Mission Partners reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any link from any web site

To request permission to place a link from your web site to Mission.Partners, please send your name, address, web site URL, and nature of the web site to: connect@mission.partners.

 

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM NOTICE AND PROCEDURE
Notification of a copyright infringement claim must be submitted to the following:

Legal Dept.
Mission Partners, Benefit LLC
7201 Wisconsin Ave Suite 780
Bethesda MD 20814
Phone: 301-585-5034
Email: connect@mission.partners

The notification must be in writing and include:

  1. A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of each alleged infringing copyrighted work or works;
  3. Identification of the allegedly infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to enable us to locate such material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to enable us to contact the party complaining of an alleged infringement (e.g. an address, telephone number, and email address);
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the allegedly infringing material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Mission Partners reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or delete portions of these terms of use at any time.

For other questions about Mission Partners, please email connect@mission.partners.