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MEG is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Our information collection practices are described below. We urge kids to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their kids how to have a safe experience online.

What Information Is Collected?

Generally, MEG limits the collection of information from kids to what is known as non-personally identifiable information that help us provide a better online experience. (See Cookies and Logs below.) From time to time, however, we may request limited personally identifiable information (e.g. kid's email address and/or email address of parent or third party), as explained below, in order to conduct online contests or sweepstakes or offer other online activities (e.g. electronic postcards, newsletters). MEG does not condition a child's participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity

Contests and Sweepstakes

MEG may from time to time offer contests and sweepstakes, which may be entered online. To participate in a contest or sweepstakes, a child is asked to provide his or her first name and email address. Sometimes, when we conduct contests or sweepstakes that may involve more than a one-time contact, we ask additionally for the email address of his or her parent. In such types of contests or sweepstakes, we send the child's parent an email within two business days informing him or her of the child's entry and give the parent the option to have the child's entry deleted. All the information collected by MEG is securely maintained and used only for the purpose of conducting the contest or sweepstakes. Once the contest or sweepstakes is finished, we then delete any personal information collected. The information collected in a MEG sweepstakes may be passed to a fulfillment house which may use the information to help run the contest or sweepstakes and may not use it for other purposes and has agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

Electronic Postcards and Email Messages

MEG may from time to time provide kids the opportunity to send electronic postcards featuring Puppy In My Pocket®, Kitty In My Pocket®, Monster In My Pocket® and/or Jungle In My Pocket® characters or original artwork to family or friends. Also, we feature information about products that kids are interested in and from time to time will send, on behalf of kids who request it, email messages to family and/or friends to let family and/or friends share their interest. We may ask for a first name, but we do not require kids to submit personally identifiable information about themselves in order to send an electronic postcard or for MEG to send email messages to family or friends. We do, however, ask kids to submit the email address of the recipient of such electronic postcards or email messages. All information collected for electronic postcards and email messages is used only to send the requested electronic postcard or email message and to respond to email questions and/or requests and is deleted from our system once the electronic postcard, email message or email response is sent.

Customer Service

Parents and children may email us their questions through the Contact Us feature of this web site. We do not request that users submit any personal information online for customer service inquiries. We may however ask for personal information to better help us respond to customer service questions. We do not sell, transfer or share such information with third parties, with the exception that the information is transferred, disclosed and shared with our third party agents who uses the information solely to handle and manage customer service, but cannot use it for other purposes and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information. Once we or our third party agents have had a chance to provide responses to customer service email questions, any personally identifiable information concerning children is deleted from our system.

Use of Information

MEG uses or may use personally identifiable information that kids provide for such purposes as sending requested electronic postcards and email messages on their behalf, and conducting contests or sweepstakes, and responding to their questions regarding our products and services. MEG currently does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that kids provide, except from time to time, we may transfer, disclose or share such information with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver certain online activities (e.g. conducting contests and sweepstakes). Such third parties have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Additionally, in the event that all or substantially all of the assets relating to MEG are transferred or sold to another entity, personally identifiable information submitted to us may be transferred to the acquiring entity. Finally, we may also disclose personally identifiable information to third parties in order to comply with law or requests by law enforcement agencies, to enforce our Terms and Conditions or to protect the rights, property or safety of our website, users of our website and others.

Cookies and Log Data

Cookies are information files that your web browser places on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website. Cookies cannot damage user files, nor can they read information from a user's hard drive. Cookies allow websites to "remember" users activities on a website as well as users visits to a site. At MEG, cookies are used to determine the number of unique visitors to our website over a given period. We do not store any personal information into cookies nor do we link or combine information collected through cookies to any personal information that kids submit online when participating in our activities. You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser.

Log data collected on web servers both within MEG's control and under the control of MEG's third party service provider, who is required to maintain such data on a confidential basis, supplies MEG with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. MEG uses such aggregate information to improve access to our content based on our visitors' browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many kids as possible. We do not link the log data collected to the personal information that kids submit online when participating in our activities. activities.

Parental Access

At MEG, our goal is to help parents ensure that their kids have a safe and fun online experience. That's why we've set up a system by which parents can print out and mail or fax us a signed form that allows them to review any identifiable information collected about their child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of their child's information. You can access the Personal Information Request Form here. MEG takes steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child and to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian.


MEG has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected in the future is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding MEG's privacy policy and/or practices, please email us at

or contact us at:


2121 Rosecrans Ave., Ste. 2320, El Segundo, CA 90245

or call this number:


The In My Pocket® website is intended for domestic viewers and is consequently directed towards residents of the United States.