Terms of Use

Welcome to Cozy Kids Cottage!

Cozy Kids Cottage provides an integrated preschool curriculum with a community platform that enables families and childcare providers to connect with each other and learn together. These Terms govern your use of Cozy Kids Cottage products, services, and features offered (collectively “Products”). These Products are provided to you by Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc.

Products

The mission of Cozy Kids Cottage is to provide families with an integrated preschool program encompassing a developmentally appropriate curriculum, built upon a foundation of Christian values, and enhanced by family participation. Our vision is to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning by providing quality early education opportunities for all children.  To achieve this mission and vision, we provide the Products described below to you:

1.  Connect with preschool families and caregivers through our Community:

You may find and connect with preschool families and childcare providers, groups, and organizations by joining and participating in the Cozy Kids Cottage Community.

 

2.  Enable you to post and share ideas with others in the Cozy Kids Cottage community:

There are many ways to connect with the Cozy Kids Cottage community – share accomplishments, photos, videos, and stories using our Products.

Community Safety

It is imperative that the Cozy Kids Cottage Community remains a safe place for everyone. We regularly monitor all content shared via our Products and will not tolerate harmful conduct toward others or inappropriate content. If we learn of inappropriate content or conduct, we will take immediate action - removing content, disabling an account, and when appropriate, contacting law enforcement.

Your Responsibility

In exchange for use of our Products, you agree to do the following:

  • Use the same name that you use in everyday life.

  • Provide accurate information about yourself and your child(ren).

  • Create only one account for your own use.

  • Keep private your password and prevent others from accessing your Cozy Kids Cottage account.

 

We try to make Cozy Kids Cottage broadly available to everyone, but you cannot create a membership or post to the Cozy Kids Cottage community if:

  • You are under 18 years old.

  • You are a convicted sex offender.

  • Your Cozy Kids Cottage accounts has been disabled for violations of our Terms or Policies.

  • You are prohibited from receiving our Products under any applicable laws.

 

We want preschool families and caregivers to connect, share, and learn together through our community, so it is paramount that we maintain the safety and well-being of others and the integrity of the Cozy Kids Cottage Community. To maintain a safe environment for all, you agree to the following:

  • You will not use our Products to do or share anything that violates these Terms, including our Code of Conduct, and other terms and policies that apply to your participation in the Cozy Kids Cottage Community; that is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent; that infringes or violates someone else's rights.

  • You will not upload viruses or malicious code or do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of our Products.

  • You will not access or collect data from our Products using automated means or attempt to access data you do not have permission to access.

 

We will remove any content that is in violation of these provisions. To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights or our Terms and policies.

 

As a community member, you grant permission to Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc.to use content you create and share using our Products.  Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want. You provide license to Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. to use content you share, post, or upload that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on the Cozy Kids Cottage Community, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others.

 

If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products, we retain all rights to that content. You must obtain our written permission to modify or create derivative works from our Products.

Amendments to our Terms
 

Terms of Use may be updated from time to time. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products.

We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the Cozy Kids Cottage Community, you can delete your account at any time.

Breach of Terms or policies

Cozy Kids Cottage is a place where kids, parents, and caregivers can feel welcome and safe to share their accomplishments, thoughts and ideas. If we determine that you have breached our Terms or policies, including our Code of Conduct, we will permanently disable access to your account.

Limited liability

Our Products are provided "as is," and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).

 

We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost wages, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or Cozy Kids Cottage Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Cozy Kids Cottage Products will not exceed the greater of $100 or the amount you have paid us in the past twelve months.

Claims

For any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the Cozy Kids Cottage Products ("claim"), you agree that it will be resolved exclusively in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois or a state court located in Will County, Illinois. You also agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the State of Illinois will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. from and against any loss, cost, or damage of any kind (including reasonable outside attorneys’ fees).

Additional terms
  • These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. regarding your use of the Products described. They supersede any prior agreements.

  • If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. Failure to enforce any of these Terms will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be memorialized in writing.

  • Your rights and obligations under these Terms are non-transferrable.

  • Feedback and other suggestions made pertaining to our Products may be used without any restriction, or confidentiality or compensation obligation. All rights are reserved.

Payment

We accept online payment by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and PayPal.  By placing an order on cozykidscottage.com (the “Site”), you warrant that: (i) all payment information provided by you is truthful and accurate; (ii) the credit card or PayPal account you use to pay for your order has sufficient funds to cover the full transaction amount of your order (i.e., purchase price plus applicable Duties & Taxes and shipping/handling charges), and is active and has not expired or been canceled; and (iii) you are the holder (or an authorized user) of the credit card or PayPal account you use to pay for your order, and you authorize the full transaction amount of your order to be charged to your designated card or PayPal account.

 

All payment processing for purchases made on the Site is handled through the e-commerce service vendor, Wix. If you pay by credit card, at checkout, Wix may perform a standard pre-authorization check on your payment card to ensure there are sufficient funds to fulfill the transaction.  If the issuer of your payment card refuses to or does not authorize payment for any reason, you will be notified of this during checkout. Your card also may be declined if (i) the billing information given does not match the bank records, (ii) your card has expired or has been canceled by the issuing bank, or (iii) a potential fraud or security issue is detected on your card.​

Upon successful checkout, your credit card or PayPal account (as applicable) will be charged the full transaction amount. “Successful checkout” means the occurrence of all of the following: (i) you confirm and submit your order; (ii) we accept your order; (iii) if you pay by credit card, Wix successfully completes a pre-authorization check on your card; and (iv) you card’s issuing bank or PayPal (as applicable) has not declined the transaction for any reason.

Intellectual Property

You agree that the Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. Products and services including but not limited to graphics, user interface, audio clips, video clips, editorial content, and printed materials, contains proprietary information and material that is owned by Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. and/or its licensors, and is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright.  You agree that you will not use such proprietary information or materials in any way whatsoever except for use of the Cozy Kids Cottage Products in compliance with this Terms of Use.  No portion of the Products may be reproduced in any form or by any means, except as expressly permitted in these terms.  You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Products in any manner, and you shall not exploit the Products in any unauthorized way whatsoever.

 

The intellectual property rights in all Cozy Kids Cottage Products or content made available to you on or through our website or social media accounts remains the property of Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. and are protected by copyright laws.  All rights are reserved.  You may store, print, and display the content supplied solely for your own personal use.  You are not permitted to publish, manipulate, distribute or otherwise reproduce, in any format, any of the content or copies of the content supplied to you or which appears on this website or related social media pages, nor may you use any such content in connection with any business or commercial enterprise. You may not modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or create derivative works based on any Products.  Intuitive Handwriting™, Cozy Kids™ are trade marks belonging to Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc.  No license or consent is granted to you to use these marks in any way, and you agree not to use these marks or any marks which are similar without the express written permission of Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc.

Privacy Policy
 

Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. ("us", "we", or "our") operates http://www.cozykidscottage.com and http://www.cozykidscottage.net (the "Site"). This section informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

 

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

 

Information Collection and Use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or any combination thereof ("Personal Information").

 

Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.

 

For more detailed policy information, see our Data Policy.

 

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that we believe is relevant to you.

 

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

 

Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

 

Learn more about how we use cookies in our Cookies Policy.

 

Security

The security of your Personal Information is of the utmost importance to us! That said, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 16, 2020 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

 

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

 

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Code of Conduct
 

By participating in the Cozy Kids Cottage Community, our online or social media pages, or interacting with any of our Products, you agree to the following Code of Conduct:

 

  • You will not incite or participate in violence.  We will remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.

  • You will not post or promote content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in violent or illegal activities. 

  • You will not harm or people, animals, or property.

  • You will not post or promote any content that demonstrates child exploitation.  When we become aware of apparent child exploitation, we report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in compliance with applicable law. We will immediately disable any account that posts inappropriate content and remove all such content from display.

  • You will not bully or harass others.

  • You will not post personal or confidential information about yourself or others.

  • You will not misrepresent your identity.

  • You will post and share only content to that relevant to Cozy Kids Cottage, preschool and related family life (e.g., you will not post political commentary).

 

 

For avoidance of doubt, Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. retains the exclusive right to monitor and manage all content posted on our sites and to delete accounts without warning.

 

We will comply with:

  • Member requests to remove their own account

  • Requests for removal of a deceased member's account from a verified immediate family member or executor

  • Requests for removal of an incapacitated member's account from an authorized representative

Data Policy
 

This policy describes the information we collect and process to support Cozy Kids Cottage, our community and other products and features offered by Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc.

 

Types of information we collect:

 

The types of information we collect depends on how you use our Products. Information collected and processed may include:

  • the content, communications and other information you provide when you use our Products, including when you sign up to join our community, create or share content, and communicate with others on our platform or social media pages;

  • information about the people, posts, and discussions you are connected to and how you interact with them across our Products, such as people you communicate with;

  • information about purchases or transactions made from Cozy Kids Cottage, including payment information, other account and authentication information, billing, shipping and contact information;

 

Information use:

Information collected may be used to provide and support the Cozy Kids Cottage Products and related services described in the Cozy Kids Cottage Terms of Use, including to personalize features and content and make suggestions for you. To create personalized Products that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data available. Information collected may be used to develop, test and improve our Products, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features. Furthermore, information collected may be used to verify accounts and activity, reject harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other negative experiences, maintain the integrity of our Products, and promote safety and security on and off of Cozy Kids Cottage Products. Information collected may be used to deliver marketing communications, updates to our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.  Any information collected by Cozy Kids Cottage, Inc. is considered transferrable and may be transferred to a new owner in the event of a merger or acquisition.

We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Products are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys. We will share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests as required by law.

 

Sharing on the Cozy Kids Cottage Community:

When you share and connect in the Cozy Kids Cottage Community, the content you provide is considered Public Information and can be viewed by the general public, including other Community members. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs, and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Products.

 

If you delete your account on our Site, we will delete, without the ability to recover, anything you have posted.

 

We will access, preserve and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others in response to a legal request if we believe that the law requires us to do so, regardless of jurisdiction.

Cookies Policy
 

We automatically collect certain types of usage information when visitors view our Site or use our Products. We may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and helps to log you in faster and enhance your navigation through the Site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use our Products (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our Site), and allow us to track your usage of our Products over time.

 

We may collect log file information from your browser or mobile device each time you access our Site. Log file information may include but is not limited to anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, information about your mobile device, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Site, and pages viewed. We may employ web beacons, which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of site visitors. The information collected allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of our Products. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. We do not allow third party advertising networks to collect information about the users of our Site or Products. We may use the data collected through cookies, log files, device identifiers, and clear gifs information to:

  • remember information so that a user will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits;

  • provide custom, personalized content and information;

  • provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Products;

  • monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and usage on our website and our Products;

  • diagnose or fix Site or Product problems; and

  • help users efficiently access information after signing in.

 

Date of Last Revision: September 16, 2020