Privacy Policy

Patch Products, Inc. Online Information Collection Practices and Privacy Policy

Patch Products, Inc. is committed to protecting the online privacy of visitors to our site. Patch does not require anyone to share personal information in order to enjoy our site, and we do not collect personal information unless you voluntarily provide it.

NOTE TO PARENTS: Patch believes that the Internet is a valuable tool that can be used to help children grow and learn. We also realize that children are more susceptible than adults to sites that are not credible. In order to make this the best possible site for both children and adults, Patch adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and the guidelines of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.

Personal Information - Generally
Some sections or features of our site may only be accessible by visitors that provide personal information. For example, you may choose to register for a contest, join a club, download a demo, purchase a product or complete an online survey. In those type of situations, we will not require you to disclose more personal information than is reasonably necessary. The personal information that we typically ask for is first and last name, birth date, mailing address, telephone number and an email address. We may also collect a persistent identifier, such as a customer number held in a "cookie" or a processor serial number, that is associated with personal information you have already given us. From time to time, we may ask how you found out about our site, what your hobbies are and your opinion about our products. Answering these questions is optional. We do not rent or sell personal information to advertisers or other third parties. We only share personal information with third parties if necessary for security or maintenance purposes or if required by law.

Personal Information - Children Under 13
We will not collect personal information online from children under 13 without first obtaining verifiable parental consent. If a particular activity requires personal information, we will usually require a child under 13 to print out a form on which to put the personal information. Again, we will not require disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the particular activity. The form must be signed and returned by the child’s parent or legal guardian. A parent or guardian can review personal information submitted by their child, have it deleted and refuse to permit further collection or use of the child’s information by sending a written request to Lisa Wuennemann via email (at lisaw@patchproducts.com) or fax (608-362-8178) or mail (Patch Products, Inc., 1400 E. Inman Parkway, Beloit, WI 53511).

What we do with the information we collect
We will use the personal information we collect for the purpose indicated at the time we collect it. For example, if you are entering a contest, we will use the personal information to notify contest winners and to send prizes. If you submit a resume, we will use the personal information only in connection with accepting and evaluating your submission in connection with a job posting. With your consent, we may use your personal information to mail or email you information about new products, contests or promotions. If at any time you wish to stop receiving such information, call Lisa Wuennemann at 1-800-524-GAME.

Summary
Patch does everything possible to make sure that parents and children alike have an entertaining and educational stay at our site. We respect the privacy of everyone that visits us. We urge parents to monitor and supervise their children’s online activities. From time to time we may find it necessary to change this privacy policy, so we suggest that you check here periodically.