Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.ernietheelfandthespecialgift.com and this site is run by the owners of PartyGameIdeas.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Contact forms

Our contact form is for communication purposes only, and while we store the information for reference and follow up we do not use the information for marketing purposes. Full names, email addresses and content from emails will not be sold to any other company.

Content included in an email becomes the property of ErnietheElfandtheSpecialGift.com and can be used on the web site along with the first names and first letter of their last name.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The website tracks visitor data via analytics programs. These programs track site entrance, web pages visited, time on site and various other metrics the assist us with understanding how users experience our web site. The data collected will not be sold to third parties, however it will be used to improve our site.

Who we share your data with

Data collected on our site is for the sole purpose of improving our site and the data is now sold to any outside vendors.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you submit a contact form, your contact information will be retained for our records up to seven years. Contact information will not be shared with outside vendors.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Ernie the Elf and the Special Gift does not store any personal data on it’s site or in any shared database.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In case of a data breach, our site would notify any users and the data that was exposed within 72 hours. Since our site does not collect personal information, credit card or payment data, there is limited data that can be breached.

What third parties we receive data from

At this time, we receive no personal data from third parties. We only receive anonymous analytical data that is used to improve our sites performance.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

No such actions are currently being done on our web site.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

None at this time.