Privacy Policy

Policy last updated: Monday April 27th, 2009


The following Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using The Giggle Guide®, located at and its directly associated domains.

By using or accessing The Giggle Guide®, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact our staff through the Contact Us form available. If your concerns require immediate personal attention, we can also be reached at 406-249-8752.

The Information We Collect

When you visit The Giggle Guide® you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.

When you register with The Giggle Guide®, you provide us with personal information, in particular a chosen username, your e-mail address, and your relation to the children’s industry.

When you enter The Giggle Guide®, we identify your browser type and IP address. We also collect a variety of statistical information via a 3rd party service provided by Google (Google Analytics). This information is collected for all visitors. In addition, we store certain information using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. By default, we use a persistent cookies for convenience. You may log out at any time and/or remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

When you use The Giggle Guide®, you may add to your personal profile, send messages, perform searches, submit business profiles, create authorized content, Gigglemark content of interest, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain the information so that, for instance, you can return to view prior content you have posted or quickly find content you have Gigglemarked. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.

You post User Content (as defined in the The Giggle Guide® Terms of Use) on the Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set some privacy options that limit access, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on The Giggle Guide® is a violation of our Terms of Use and should be reported immediately.

By using The Giggle Guide®, you are also consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States where we operate.

Children Under Age 13

The Giggle Guide® does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for The Giggle Guide® or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on The Giggle Guide®. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us through the Contact Us form available.

Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18

We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

Use of Information Obtained by The Giggle Guide®

When you register with The Giggle Guide®, you may enhance your own personalized member profile. With the exception of e-mail address and your relation to the children’s industry, all profile information you supply is made available to other registered members of The Giggle Guide®. Non-member “visitors” of The Giggle Guide® do not have access to such member profile information.

Member profile information is used by The Giggle Guide® primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to other members of The Giggle Guide®.

The Giggle Guide® may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the site or via e-mail.

The Giggle Guide® may use information from your member account without identifying you as an individual. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many members are active in certain market segments (ie. consumers vs. tradespeople), or totaling the number of Gigglemarks placed on different items throughout the site. We may also use the information to personalize your experience at The Giggle Guide®. We believe this benefits you, by providing a more relevant online experience.

The Giggle Guide® is about sharing business and personal information with others — other members, peers and visitors. However, we do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you.

We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out e-mail updates about The Giggle Guide®, to remove repetitive information from our database, or to process payments for products or services. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to our specified purposes.

We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the The Giggle Guide® service or using our name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.

If the ownership of all or substantially all of The Giggle Guide® business, or individual business units owned by netFocal Inc., were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

When you use The Giggle Guide®, certain information you post, such as member profiles, business profiles, product/service announcements, sale/promotion announcements, trade show events, trade show notices, trade show reports, breaking news, classified ads, blog postings, comments, messages, photos, and videos, may be shared with other members and visitors. All such posting of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, or other items, this information may become publicly available.


The Giggle Guide® contains links to other websites. We are, of course, not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by The Giggle Guide®.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on The Giggle Guide® is readily available through the
“My Account” section and its related forms. Members of The Giggle Guide® may modify or delete any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their account on The Giggle Guide® may do so by contacting us directly. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of The Giggle Guide®.

Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on The Giggle Guide®, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another user) you generally cannot remove such communications.


The Giggle Guide® takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server running firewall software. If you have any questions about the security of The Giggle Guide® Web Site, please contact us directly through our Contact Us form.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of The Giggle Guide®, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please use our Contact Us form. You may also contact us at 406.249.8752 or by mail at 1997 5th Ave East, Kalispell, MT 59901.