- We do not have any adult images, links or language; or inappropriate references to sex, drugs, drinking, smoking, gambling, sweepstakes, religion, weapons, or hate speech. We also don't have any chat rooms. We work hard to maintain our status as a great "family-friendly" and "kid-safe" site. We know that our visitors are comprised of all age groups and we are respectful of everyone.
- We are also very proud to be included in a large number of family-friendly and kid-appropriate search engines, directories, libraries, and link pages. Our site has been rated "Family-Approved" by The Dove Foundation. We are ICRA Rated Appropriate for Children, SafeSurf Rated Appropriate for Older Children, rated Safe for Kids, and included in Family Safe Sites. We are PeachPod Certified and Net Nanny Approved.
- Our website is secured by HTTPS. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and our website are encrypted. If you find any unsecured pages on our site, please clear your cache and reload the page. If that doesn't work, please alert me and be sure to let me know the page that isn't loading properly. Note: We are not responsible for checking the security of any outside websites.
- We only link to sites with family-friendly content.
- We participate to a limited extent in "Ads by Google", allow some private advertising, and paid placements of links to specific words in our text, as a way to help offset our costs of bringing you this educational site. There are no pop-up or pop-under ads. Only about 15% of the 350+ pages on our site have embedded ads. "Ads by Google" are clearly marked and are fairly consistent in size and shape throughout our site. We trust these will be non-intrusive to your site experience, while hoping that you'll see a targeted product or service you actually find worthwhile checking out. "Ads by Google" are only suppose to deliver family-friendly advertising related to the content on the page you are viewing. We only allow "G" and "PG" rated advertising on our site. We do not directly endorse any of the "Ads by Google" sponsors, or other advertisers. While we have no control over their site content, we do have control over which advertisers we can exclude. We will not tolerate any false or inappropriate advertising. We encourage visitors to report any violations. View our Advertising Policy and Terms for Advertisers.
- One way that we helped to encourage a family-friendly internet community is through our three prestigious web site awards. The Pau Hana Award and the Aloha Award were only presented to the best sites which must first meet a strict set of "Family Site" guidelines. Sites with any adult images, links or language, or ANY references to sex, drugs, drinking, smoking, gambling, sweepstakes, religion, weapons, hate speech or non-cartoon violence are automatically rejected from award consideration.
(These awards were suspended in 1999 after a 2-year run). We also make four awards based on Winnie-the-Pooh characters available to self-qualifying sites.
- We sometimes ask for your name and e-mail address when you complete optional forms or surveys on our site. This information is only used when posting your comments to one of our pages, replying to your e-mail, or to allow you to subscribe to The Boxtop (our seasonal cereal newsletter). Other than that, we do not maintain any e-mail lists, nor do we make any personal visitor information available to other parties. Email addresses will not be released to any companies or individuals. All information you choose to provide Topher's Castle through the use of our web site will remain the property of Topher's Castle.
- We've attempted to protect all of the information you send us via an SSL secure server with 128-bit encryption provided by our web host. SSL encrypts information while it is transmitted, thus preventing unauthorized users from accessing phone numbers, addresses, or other confidential information you may provide. Please notify us if you happen to come across a page that is not protected and we'll fix it.
- We do not use "cookies". However:
- Occasionally we receive some really neat e-mail which we like to share with other visitors. No information or comments are posted on our Great E-Mail We've Received page without your knowledge and permission.
- Topher's Castle Copyright Notice
All text, handmade graphics and other material on this site are the property of Topher's Castle and are protected by the copyright laws of the United States. This material may not be copied, modified or reposted to other sites. All of the other character images, logos, and icons are trademarks of their respective parent companies and cannot be used for commercial purposes.
- Topher's Castle Trademark Notice
"Topher's Castle", "Topher's Castle - A Great Site for Everyone", "Christopher Robin's Winnie-the-Pooh Character Guide", "Winnie-the-Pooh Character Guide", "Pooh Character Guide", "Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide", "Breakfast Cereal Character Guide", "Cereal Character Guide", "The Boxtop", "Crunchy Nuggets for the Cerealist", "LavaSurfer", "LavaSurfer.com", "lavasurfer.com", the distinctive Hawaiian LavaSurfer petroglyph logo (with and without the dark red encircling oval), the "Incredibly Useful Information" lightbulb icon with the red "i" inside, and "Poohsonality Test"are all trademark properties of Topher.
- Topher's Castle Trophy Case
Topher's Castle has received numerous awards in recognition of it's great web pages full of family-friendly resources. Check out our honors earned in 1997,
- Topher's Castle Media Recognition
Topher's Castle has received numerous mentions in popular media: national magazines and newspapers, net magazines, newsletters, and on-the-air radio stations. Check out our media recognition.
- Visitors who view or click any advertisements agree to hold Topher's Castle, its webmaster and its employees, their families, friends and heirs, totally harmless for all actions regarding advertisements on this site. The simple act of viewing or clicking an advertisement constitutes agreement with this policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please close your browser window.
- All of the information within our site is from sources we believe to be reliable, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness.
- Our policies may be revised periodically. When we make significant changes that affect our site policies we will update this page. You should check this page each time you visit Topher's Castle - A Great Site for Everyone!
- Y2K Compliance Statement: The team and personal technology behind Topher's Castle - A Great Site for Everyone! was 100% ready and in compliance with Y2K!