Privacy Policy

This web site is owned and operated by Children’s Factory, LLC. Here at Children’s Factory, we recognize that many visitors to our site are concerned about the information they provide and how we treat that information. Our Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. We may update the Policy from time to time, so please check in occasionally. Regulations enacted in April 2000 under the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act give children under 13 years of age greater privacy protection online. Please see our policy under “Children” below.

Your Information

At our site, we don’t collect personally identifiable information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. You can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, if you specifically agree to provide us with identifiable information, such as by asking to be put on our mailing list or entering a contest, we may contact you from time to time.

We will not sell any information we gather. Only if you request a dealer to contact you, will we pass your information on. There are some features of our site that require you to sign up to use. And if you do sign up, we use the information you supply for the purpose of providing the products, product information or services you request. Our site sometimes includes notices of sweepstakes or other promotions we are conducting, and we may collect your entry electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (i.e., to contact you if you’re a winner).

Our goal is to provide you with services that are useful to you and not to profit from your information by selling it to third parties.

Children

Children’s privacy is of primary concern to us, and our Policy and practices reflect applicable laws and regulations on children’s privacy. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. Any communication we get that is identified as being from a child under 13 will not be kept by Children’s Factory.

Cookies

Like many companies, we sometimes use “cookie” technology on our web site. These cookies are stored on your computer by your browser. When you log in, this type of cookie tells us whether you’ve visited us before or are a new visitor. The cookie doesn’t obtain any personal information about you or provide us with any way to contact you, and the cookie doesn’t extract any information from your computer. We do use the cookie to help us identify site features in which you have the greatest interest, so that we can provide more of what you may want.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us via e-mail or phone us at 1-314-821-1441.

For postal mail, please write to us at:

Children’s Factory
510 S. McKinley Ave.
Union, MO 63084

Social Compliance Code of Conduct

Excelligence Learning Corporation and its subsidiaries (together, “Excelligence”) are committed to principles of human rights and social compliance, particularly as it relates to involuntary labor of any kind, including child and indentured labor, human trafficking and slavery.

Our Code of Conduct outlines the basic requirements with regard to working conditions and must be satisfied by each supplier within our supply chain. In addition, suppliers must ensure that their contractors/suppliers adhere to these same Code of Conduct requirements.

All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct includes all local, national and international laws, codes, rules, directives, regulations and treaties.

Involuntary Labor

Suppliers shall not use involuntary labor, defined as work or service which is extracted from any person under threat or penalty for its non-performance and for which the worker does not offer voluntarily.

Child Labor

Suppliers shall not use child labor. No person under the age of 15 years is to be employed by the factory. If any applicable law or regulation has a more restrictive definition of child labor, then the more restrictive definition shall apply.

Human Trafficking

Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to human trafficking and slavery. In addition, there is to be no engagement in the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force. Suppliers must not use threat of force, coercion, abduction or abuse the power of position over another person. Suppliers must not engage in forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery or servitude.

Working Hours

Suppliers must adhere to all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to working hours and overtime must be consensual. Unless extraordinary circumstances exist, the sum of regular and overtime hours in a week shall not exceed 60 hours, and suppliers shall guarantee that employees receive at least 24 consecutive hours of rest during each seven day period. If an
applicable local law differs, suppliers must follow the stricter requirement.

Health and Safety

Suppliers must provide workers with a safe and clean work environment and comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing workplace health and safety. Factories must have safety procedures and equipment in place to prevent accidents and injuries to employees. Access to clean drinking water, washing facilities and an appropriate number of toilets is required.

Compensation

Suppliers must provide fair compensation and benefits to all employees in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and overtime must be calculated at the legally required rate.

Hiring and Disciplinary Actions

Suppliers must accurately verify workers’ age and legal right to work within the country prior to employment. Employees must be treated fairly and with dignity and respect. There is to be no use of corporal punishment or any form of physical or psychological coercion, intimidation or violence.

Nondiscrimination

Suppliers shall not discriminate against their employees in employment, including hiring, salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination, or retirement on the basis of gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, political opinion, trade union affiliation, social group, ethnic origin, or any other status protected by law.

Dormitories and Dining

Suppliers and factories that provide residential and dining facilities for their employees must provide a safe, healthy and clean environment. All such facilities shall have safety provisions such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits and emergency exits. In addition, factories should also have security measures to protect employees and their property.

Excelligence has the right to monitor compliance with this policy through the unannounced inspection of facilities by either third party monitors or Excelligence representatives. Suppliers are required to maintain on site documentation regarding their compliance with these standards and must permit full access to facilities for the inspection of employee records.