PlayMakers Laboratory values the users of our website. Your privacy and trust are very important to us. We recognize that you may be concerned about our collection, use, and disclosure of the personally identifiable information that we collect when you use the website. This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the website you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Executive Director Amanda Farrar at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

What Types of Information Does PML Collect From Me?

Personal Information. We collect Personal Information that you provide to us, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.

Non-Personal Information. We also collect non-personal information from you, such as your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address. Non-Personal Information cannot be easily used to personally identify you.

How and When Does PlayMakers Laboratory Collect This Information?

Providing Information to Us. We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us. For example, if you donate to us using JustGive, they will send along your name and address (unless you choose “anonymous”) and if you sign up for our mailing list you will be asked to provide personal information to us.

Communications With Us. If you communicate with us regarding the website or PlayMakers Laboratory programs, we may store any information that you provide to us in any this communication.

Analytic and Reporting Technologies. Like the operators of most websites, we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, operating system types, clickstream patterns, and the dates and times that the website is accessed. We may contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our website to help us measure the effectiveness of our communications and how visitors use the Website. To do this, we may use web beacons and cookies.

How Does PlayMakers Laboratory Use My Information?

Personal Information. We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes, such as evaluating where our audience comes from and whether viewers are interested in public or educational program. We use Personal Information for fulfilling requests for information, producing and shipping the products that you order, and providing customer support. We also use Personal Information to send you a monthly PlayMakers Laboratory e-newsletter (if you sign up for it) and other publications, such as postcards for “That’s Weird, Grandma” or invitations to special events depending on your preferences.

Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information to track the use of the website and for other internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Website.

Will PlayMakers Laboratory Disclose My Information to Third Parties?

Disclosure to Unaffiliated Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to prevent harm to others, to respond to legal requirements, to protect or enforce our rights and policies, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required or permitted by law (including, without limitation, to comply with a subpoena or court order).

As a rule, we do not share our mailing list with third parties and never with for-profit corporations. However, from time-to-time other nonprofits similar to PlayMakers Laboratory request a mailing list “exchange”. If the request is appropriate (i.e. if the audience is likely to overlap) we may accede to these requests. If you would like us to guarantee that we will never share your information with another nonprofit, you must email Executive Director Kemper Florin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers and Online Partners. We may contract with various third parties who help us provide, maintain and improve the website and email services. For example, we might use a third party to process payments made to us, and may in the future subcontract out production, fulfillment, analytics, reporting or other operations. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing your Personal Information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. We cannot guarantee that such third parties will not disclose your Personal Information.

Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We will disclose Non-Personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information. However, it cannot be easily used to identify you personally.

What About Cookies and Web Beacons?

A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Most websites use cookies. We may use cookies to track your use of the website and provide you with a more personalized user experience.

A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that is placed on a web page or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Website or receiving the e-mail.

Cookies and web beacons used by are not linked to personal information. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies and web beacons by only and does not cover the use of cookies or web beacons by any other third party.

Does PlayMakers Laboratory Protect My Personal Information?

Personal Information. Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

Website Content. The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through the Website, such as message board postings, may be accessed by other users, including people that you do not know. We are not responsible for the actions of others. Therefore, you should use care in communicating with other users and only disclose your personal information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private.

How Can I Review and Make Changes to My Personal Information?

You can obtain a copy of and request that we correct errors in your Personal Information by emailing us. For your protection, you may be required to provide proof of your identity to obtain a copy of your Personal Information. If your Personal Information changes or if you no longer want to be on our mailing list, you should email Executive Director Kemper Florin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Does This Privacy Policy Apply When I Access Third Party Websites?

You may be able to access third party websites directly from the Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply when you access third party websites. We cannot control how third parties may use Personal Information you disclose to them, so you should carefully review the privacy policy of any third party website you visit before using it or disclosing your Personal Information to its provider.

What About Children’s Privacy?

All content available on is appropriate for all ages. We will not knowingly solicit money from anyone under 18, and will delete any information submitted by underage children at their or their parents request.

Can I Opt-Out From Receiving Communications From Barrel of Monkeys?

We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of having your Personal Information used for certain purposes. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you should indicate your preference at the time of purchase.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing Executive Director Kemper Florin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or via mail sent to 4432 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640.

If we disclose your Personal Information to a third party in a manner that is not set forth in this Privacy Policy you will be notified so that you can make an informed choice about sharing your Personal Information with that third party.

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