Privacy Policy 



Carus Publishing Company understands the importance of protecting the privacy of our online visitors. We encourage kids, especially those ages 13 and under to get a parent's permission before submitting any information online. The e-commerce section of our Web site is intended for use by visitors 18 years of age or older. By ordering a product from the site, a customer is representing himself or herself as 18 years of age or older.

Information Collected on our Site
We collect information volunteered by the customer, such as survey information and/or information about orders, etc. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our site and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

If you entered our site by means of a text or image ad, your purchase information may be tracked by the third-party vendor supplying the ad. Please see additional details here.

Postal Addresses

If you give us your postal address online, you may receive mailings from us with information on new products, special offers, or renewal notices. From time to time, we make our subscriber list available to other reputable companies for their offering of products and services. If you prefer not to receive such postal mail, write to us at:

Carus Publishing Company
30 Grove Street, Suite C
Peterborough, NH 03458

Please provide us with your exact name and postal address.

You can also contact our customer service department or call us at 1-800-821-0115 M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM (Eastern Time) or 1-603-924-7209 if you are outside of the U.S. and ask that your address not be shared.

Email Addresses

If you supply us with your email address online, order online, or subscribe/renew online, you may receive electronic mailings from us with information on new products, renewals, or services. We do not share customers' email addresses with third parties.

We also have electronic newsletters that you may receive. Every e-newsletter that we send has an unsubscribe option on it. If you unsubscribe through the link on the e-mails, you will be unsubscribed immediately and will no longer receive any e-mails from our company.  You can also write to us at:

Carus Publishing Company
30 Grove Street, Suite C
Peterborough, NH 03458

Please provide us with your exact name, postal address, and e-mail address. 

You can also contact our customer service department or call us at 1-800-821-0115 M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM (Eastern Time) or 1-603-924-7209 if you are outside of the U.S. and ask that your e-mail information not be used. If you unsubscribe through mail or telephone, you will be unsubscribed within 11 days of our receipt of your request.  In the meantime, you will continue to receive e-mail communications from us.

Telephone Numbers

If you supply us with your telephone number online, you may receive telephone contact from us with questions regarding orders you have placed with us. You also may receive telephone contact from us if you are a subscriber to one of our publications, regarding any problems arising from nondelivery or nonrenewal of your subscriptions. Please provide us with your correct phone number. We will not share your phone number with other organizations not contracted by us to contact you on our behalf.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
We adhere to the guidelines created by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. While we make every effort to make your child's visit safe and enjoyable, we encourage you to monitor your child's online use and help us protect children's privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other site without permission.

We do not intentionally collect personally identifying information from and about children ages 13 and younger. If your child has received correspondence from us, or if you suspect that we have personal, identifying information about your child, please notify us immediately at webmaster@caruspub.com so that your child's information can be removed from our database.

You may also write to us at:

Webmaster
Carus Publishing Company
30 Grove Street, Suite C
Peterborough, NH 03458

The online services we provide to children are through our content sites for subscribers.  Please see each site's individual privacy policy:

www.babybugmagkids.com/privacy
www.ladybugmagkids.com/privacy
www.spidermagkids.com/privacy
www.cricketmagkids.com/privacy
   also for ASK and MUSE
www.cicadamag.com/privacy
www.clickmagkids.com/privacy

Cookie Technology
Cookie technology is useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system. This information helps Carus Publishing create the best possible experience for the user. Any personally identifiable information collected by cookies and/or other future technologies will be used in the aggregate. We do not employ cookies to track usage or collect personal, identifying information about our visitors.

This policy is reviewed periodically by Carus Publishing and may be subject to change. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Other General Terms
We sometimes recommend other Web sites for kids or parents. Although we check recommended links to other sites regularly, we do not take responsibility for any material featured on those sites, and we cannot guarantee the privacy of anyone using these other sites. Visitors leaving our site do so at their own risk.

Your continued use of www.cricketmag.com constitutes acceptance of these terms and policies.

Contact Us
For more information, please review our Terms and Conditions and Frequently Ask Questions on Security & Privacy and Technical & Web site.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about your child’s use of our Web site, please contact us immediately:

1. Email us at webmaster@caruspub.com
2. Write to us at:

Webmaster
Carus Publishing Company
30 Grove Street, Suite C
Peterborough, NH 03458