Privacy Policy
(Version 1.0 - December 1999)

As a member of the community, you're undoubtedly concerned with protecting your family's privacy on the Internet. We want to emphasize and assure you that this issue is important to use as well, and to explain how we handle the information that you may provide about your family while using our site.

Information that FirstTeacherTLC Gathers

Personal data may be requested when you register with or another FirstTeacherTLC product. Some of the personal data we ask for may include user name, password, child's date of birth, gender, ZIP code and/or country information. Any information that you do provide will be maintained in strictest confidence and only used by the company for the purposes of delivering to you the highest level of services possible.

We recommend that you do not disclose your personal password to any individual.

FirstTeacherTLC offers you the ability to correct or change personal information collected during registration. The personalization area is open at any time, and you may return as often as necessary.

Aggregated data tracks user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and is not used to identify you personally. Aggregated tracking information helps us to determine which areas of our site users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. The feedback from this information will help us improve the site for your use.

How Uses Information

The purpose for collecting information on the FamilyTLC web site is to provide you with the best experience possible. By customizing the site based on your personal characteristics, we can provide information and resources that are specifically tailored for you. This makes it possible for you to focus on the more important issues in life - spending time having fun and learning with your family.

Contests and Sweepstakes

FirstTeacherTLC and FamilyTLC may occasionally offer contests and sweepstakes in which we request certain personal information on a voluntary basis. These contests and sweepstakes will be in full accordance with United States federal and state laws. The full rules and all information about such contests will be clearly posted during the event, including how the collected information will be used.

Cookies and Tracking

A cookie is a small data file that Web sites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file contains information that can identify you anonymously in order to track traffic patterns on the site. Cookie data is encrypted for added security. FirstTeacherTLC uses cookies as a way to measure the audience size, track repeat usage an assist our partners to track taffic to and business at their sites.

Cookies don't identify you personally, but rather identify your computer when you visit our site. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. You can control cookies from your Internet browsers (like Netscape and Explorer). Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to alert you when cookies are in use. You can also erase a cookie that has been placed on your computer by us or by others.

Electronic Newsletters

FirstTeacherTLC offers free, electronic newsletters as a service to our users, based on a voluntary subscription. You will only receive a newsletter if you have requested it during registration or in another area on our site. We do not share newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners, unless you voluntarily permit us to do so when you register or sign up. You may opt out of receiving the Weekend Fun Links email newsletter when you register with In addition, you may unsubscribe at any time from the email mailing list by following the directions at the bottom of an email.

Message Boards

Please remember that while FirstTeacherTLC does not share any personal information gathered during registration to Message Boards, any postings to message boards become public information. Use caution and be considerate of others when posting.


The security of personal information is a high priority at FirstTeacherTLC. We maintain our web sites and all associated data with technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper disclosure. No computer system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. FirstTeacherTLC is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect our web sites and its information against foreseeable hazards.

Third Party Information Disclosure

FirstTeacherTLC is committed to using personally identifiable information about its registered users only in defined and responsible ways. We will not share user information with third parties except when we have told users about the disclosures, when we have prior consent, or when required by law.

Policy Updates

We will always be committed to the principle of maintaining your privacy, so we will update our Privacy Policy from time to time as we refine, improve, or expand the web site. Also, we may make policy changes in response to trends in Internet standards, government regulations, etc. Please return to this section periodically and check to see if there have been any changes to our Privacy Policy.

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