COPPA NOTICE: Direct Notice to Parents
1. Parental Consent Required
The Site wishes to collect personal information from your child, but we need your consent before we collect, use, or disclose the information. We will not collect this information until we have received your consent. You will find instructions on how to give your consent below.
2. Information We Collect
At the Site, we collect limited personal information. Generally, we collect only online contact information, including your child’s name, e-mail address, and age. Depending upon the activities your child chooses to do on The Site, your child may be asked to provide personal information.
In fact, we have adopted this privacy and confidentiality policy so children can participate in our activities without giving out unnecessary personal information. We do not require a user to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation.
We also allow a parent to review his or her child’s personal information, ask to have it deleted, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of his or her child’s information. (See below for further instructions.)
We may also collect what is known as non-personally identifiable information. For example, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
We May Collect Additional Information in the Future
As we expand the services we provide on our site, we may collect additional types of personal information. We will ask you for your permission before collecting any of this additional information from your child.
3. How We Collect the Information
In addition to the information that your child may give us directly, we may collect some non-personal information indirectly.
Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your child’s e-mail address or other personally identifiable information. However, if you give your permission and your child gives us personally identifiable information, for example, by registering on our site, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookies.
Third-Party Ad Servers or As Networks
The Site does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks the Site to show an advertisement to a certain audience and your child responds to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that your child fits the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
4. How We Use the Information
We use the personal information your child submits to operate, maintain, and provide to your child the features and functionality of the Service. Any personal information or content that your child voluntarily discloses for posting to the Service becomes available to the public (“User Content”). If your child removes User Content, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your child’s User Content.
You consent to our using your child’s email address to send your child Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. Your child may not opt out of Service-related emails but may change the frequency of receiving such emails by changing the preferences in your child’s Account Settings.
We may also use your child’s email address to send your child other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of the Service, or special offers. If your child does not want to receive such email messages, your child may opt out by sending an email message to [email protected] with the words “No email” in the subject field. Opting out may prevent your child from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
The Site may use certain information about your child and/or your child’s User Content without identifying your child as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing advertisements and promotions.
5. Disclosure of the Information
The Site will not disclose your child’s personal information to any third party without your express prior authorization. However, the Site may disclose aggregate data to third parties. After the Site collects users’ log-in names and passwords through cookies, we also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services. We track the total number of visitors to our site and the popularity of each area. This information helps us provide a technically smooth and creatively fun online experience for all our visitors. We may share some of this aggregated information with third parties.
You have the option to agree to our collecting and using your child’s personal information without agreeing to the disclosure of the information to third parties. That is, your child can participate in activities on the Site without your consenting to our disclosing your personal information to third parties.
6. Parental Consent
As noted above, we need your consent before we permit your under-13-year-old child to use our Service. You will be emailed a form requesting your consent when your child registers for the Service.
7. New Consent If Change in This Policy
If we change the way we collect, use or disclosure your child’s personal information we will send you a new notice and request for another consent. For example, if in the future we want to disclose the child’s information to third parties we will provide you with a new notice and ask for your consent before we disclose any personal information to third parties.
8. Account Revisions
You may review, correct, update, or delete your child’s personal information that has been provided to us at any time. All you have to do is e-mail us at [email protected] and we will contact you about reviewing and/or editing your child’s information.
9. Revoking and Deleting Your Consent
At any time, you may revoke your consent, refuse to allow us to further use or collect your child’s personal information, and direct us to delete the information. If you revoke your consent, we will no longer permit your child to participate in certain activities on the Site. Certain activities on the Site may not require your child’s personal information and your child will continue to have access to such activities. If you choose to delete your child’s information, the Site will not use it for any purpose except where required by applicable laws, regulations, or standards.
To revoke your consent, contact us by e-mail at [email protected]