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Privacy Policy of the BUBBLEGUM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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This is our Privacy Policy which applies only to online collection of data.

For us to provide the opportunity to compete with other bubblegum bubble blowers in the BUBBLEGUM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, the collection of certain personal data online is a necessity.

The most basic reason for the existence of the BUBBLEGUM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is to help create publicity for the blowers of big bubblegum bubbles which they in turn can use to attract fame and fortune in the way they are best able. In a nutshell, all personal information furnished to the contest by entrants may be used as we see fit to generate publicity. Entrants are requested not to enter the BUBBLEGUM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP if there is any possibility that they wouldnít want some or all of the publicity this contest may generate.

INFORMATION ENTRANT MUST PROVIDE:

Since the BUBBLEGUM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is focused on publicity rather than prizes, (and doesnít award any), entrants are not required to provide name, address and phone number, and, in fact, are encouraged not to. What entrants must provide is:

1) A link to an entrant-created Myspace page which contains the following information:
* The Myspace name the entrant uses on his webpage (which doesnít need to be his own. This name must also be furnished on the entry form).
* A picture of the entrant blowing a bubble which will be entered in the contest.
* Entrant's birthdate (unless the entrant opts out of providing it by changing his settings).
2) Statements (that entrants understand the rules, give permissions, etc.).
3) Entrant's email address.
4) The entry form also provides other fill-in boxes (for suggestions, stories, etc). Filling them in is not required.

There are also areas for appeals and questions, comments and suggestions on this form. The pertinent personal information on this form that an appellant must provide is the same as numbers 1 (the link and name) and 3 (email address) above. Questions, comments, and suggestions do not require personal information to be given other than email address if a response is wanted.

AGE:

While our contest is a large potential attraction to children, we do not allow entrants under the age of 18 or knowingly collect information from them.

In cases where we suspect an entrant may be under the age of 18 we may follow up through email with the entrant to attempt to verify his/her age and, if in fact found to be under 18 we will delete his/her entry. Before deletion, we may notify the entrant that the entry was deleted.

We strongly encourage parents to not allow their children to provide personal information on our site and to ask your permission before allowing them to provide it on an other site.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES:

This site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites.

THIRD PARTIES INVOLVED:

When a visitor requests pages from the BUBBLEGUM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP site, we gather web statistics of that visit from a third party, currently statcounter.com. This information is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not used to identify individuals. Also when an entry, appeal, comment, question, or suggestion is made to us it is through a form that goes through Wondermill Webworks Inc, (Response-O-Matic.com). These companies have their own privacy policies on their sites.

SECURITY:

The site is monitored frequently. Any attempts to access our data in a way not authorized by us will be handled on a case by case basis.

USE OF ENTRANTíS PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Since our goal is the creation of publicity, all personal information (other than email address) the entrant provides as well as contest results, statistics, and other issues regarding the contest will be kept permanently for eventual use in any form as the need arises.

Email addresses will be used to send entrants information about the contest regarding deadlines, contest results, and updates of contest and news of events about and relating to bubblegum, and as a means of communication if needed.

CHANGES TO AN ENTRANTíS PERSONAL INFORMATION

To maintain the consistence of the contest, once personal information (other than email address) is submitted or generated by the contest it cannot be changed.

Email addresses may be changed through the use of the contest entry form, which contains an area for this purpose.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

This policy complies with California policy rights because it A) Conspicuously posts it's privacy policies on it's website and complies with those posted policies. B) Discloses the types of personally identifiable information collected, and identifies third parties that information might be shared, and when, C) gives a description of how an information giver can request changes to any of that information, D) Describes how and when we may make changes to this privacy policy and E) identifies the effective date of the policy.

This policy may be updated from time without notice.

For more information:

B. Bickerson
3732 E. Michigan
Fresno, CA 93703
Ph. (559) 187-0923
Recommended: Email: bobsquad at popstar dot com
All inquiries should contain a return email address.
Response to inquiries will not be made if the inquiry is covered by the privacy notice
or if the inquiry does not pertain to privacy and to the categories of personal
information we collect. If you have a quesion, comment or suggestion that does not
pertain to privacy, please make it through our entry form which is set up for that
purpose.
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