The Penguin Privacy Statement & Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Please read this notice before using our site. By using the site, you agree to abide by these Terms of Use; please do not use our site if you do not agree with the Terms of Use outlined below. The Penguin reserves the right to modify the Terms of Use at its sole discretion, and by using this site, you agree to be bound by the modifications or updates to the Terms of Use.

If you are aged 12 and under, click here for rules applicable to you.

Privacy Notice

The Penguin values your privacy. To keep you informed, we have created this privacy statement that discloses our purposes and methods for online collection and use of information. This statement applies to all information collected through The Penguin website (,

Site Operator and Contact for Privacy Inquiries:

The Penguin
PO Box 6191
Hillsborough, NJ 08855-6191

Privacy Contact: Martin & Lisa Adelson,

Types of Information Collected

Generally, personal information is not collected from visitors to the Penguin website. However, in order to access certain special services, personal information is requested; those cases are described in more detail below.

The Ledge WWW Board Registration

The Penguin requires a valid e-mail address for users who want to participate in the The Ledge forums. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.

Also in the Ledge registration, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This information is made available to other Ledge users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.

IF YOU ARE 12 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER and would like to participate in the The Ledge forums, you will need to print the Parental Consent form and have your parent or legal guardian mail it to the address listed above or on the form prior to posting on The Ledge WWW forums.

Newsletter Subscription

The Penguin offers an option to subscribe to a weekly newsletter regarding the latest information about Fleetwood Mac and The Penguin website. The only piece of information required is the userís e-mail address, which is only used to distribute the requested newsletter. You can subscribe to this newsletter by e-mailing and you can "unsubscribe" at any time by e-mailing

Free Web-Based Email

The Penguin now offers web-based e-mail in conjunction with The service is free for end-users and is supported through the display of advertising. Please defer to for their Privacy Policy and End-User Services Agreement. Under the COPPA guidelines, users must be at least thirteen (13) years old to register for the e-mail service or submit a parental consent form. When registering, the user has the option to not be contacted by if they so desire.


The Ledge WWW forums involve the use of "cookies" to facilitate your experience. This includes retention of your username and password when you visit the forums. You have the option to turn these cookies off at any time by updating your user profile preferences. If your browser doesnít support cookies, or if you have cookies turned off, these preferences will not be set.

Disclosure of Personal Information

The Penguin does not disclose your personally identifying information to any third parties for any purpose without your prior consent. All reasonable care is taken when handling personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.

Itís also important to be aware that when you voluntarily provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on The Ledge boards, that information is publicly available and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage the offering of any personally identifying information within the Ledge itself.

Privacy for Children Aged 12 and Under

Although The Ledge is targeted at a general adult audience, we welcome the participation of younger users with their parentsí consent. We strongly recommend that users 12 and under refrain from offering any personal information either in their user profile or on the message boards themselves, and we encourage parents to stay involved in the online life of their children.

Please view a copy of the parental permission form. Prior to a childís registration on the The Ledge, this form must be signed by the childís parent or legal guardian and mailed to:

The Penguin
PO Box 571
Piscataway, NJ 08855-0571.

The Penguin is prohibited from conditioning a childís participation in an activity or the childís disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in such activity.

Parents can review and request deletion of their childís personal information, and can refuse to permit further collection or use of their childís information. In order to request such a review, to revoke previously offered parental consent, or to express any concerns regarding a childís privacy on our website, please send a signed written request to:

The Penguin
PO Box 571
Piscataway, NJ 08855-0571

Changing or Updating Personal Information

If you would like to update or change your user profile on The Ledge message boards, just click here.

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If you have questions regarding your information, you can contact us at

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