Last Modified March 17th 2021
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules (collectively, "COPPA") require us to inform parents and legal guardians (as used in this policy, "parents") about our practices for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13 ("children"). It also requires us to obtain verifiable consent from a child's parent for certain collection, use, and disclosure of the child's personal information.
This policy notifies parents of:
The types of information we may collect from children.
How we use the information we collect.
Our practices for disclosing that information.
Our practices for notifying and obtaining parents' consent when we collect personal information from children, including how a parent may revoke consent.
All operators that collect or maintain information from children through this Site.
Information We Collect from Children
Children can access many parts of the Site and its content and use many of its features without providing us with personal information. However, some content and features are available only to registered users or require us to collect certain information, including personal information including certain health information, from them. In addition, we use certain technologies, such as cookies and other tracking technologies, to automatically collect information from our users (including children) when they visit or use the Site or our Services.
We only collect as much information about a child as is reasonably necessary for the child to use our Site and to allow us to monitor the use of our Site or our Services, and we do not condition his or her participation on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary.
Information We Collect Directly. A child must provide us with the following information to attempt to register with the Site: the child’s first name, age and parent email address. If the child indicates an age of under 13, then the Site will direct the child to have a parent or legal guardian create an account and to list the child as a sub-user. As a sub-user, we may also require the child to create a member name and password and we may request additional information from your child, but this information is optional. We specify whether information is required or optional when we request it.
We may enable your child as a sub-users to communicate with others on or through this Site through chat, email, and posting to public areas of the Site or to areas that are accessible by other registered users and sub-users ("Social Features"). The nature of these features allows children to disclose personal information about themselves. We do not monitor or review this content before it is posted, and we do not control the actions of third parties with whom your child shares his or her information. We encourage parents to educate their children about safe internet use and to monitor their children's use of Social Features.
Automatic Information Collection and Tracking. We use technology to automatically collect information from our users, including children, when they access and navigate through the Site and use certain of its features and we use tracking technologies when they participate in our Services. The information we collect through these technologies may include:
One or more persistent identifiers that can be used to recognize a user over time and across different Sites online services.
Information that identifies a device's location (geolocation information).
We also may combine non-personal information we collect through these technologies with personal information about you or your child that we collect online.
How We Use Your Child's Information
We use the personal information we collect from your child to:
register him or her with the Site or our Services;
communicate with him or her about activities or features of the Site or Service that may be of interest;
track his or her performance in games or other activities relating to our Site or our Services.
We use the information we collect automatically through technology (including geolocation information) and other non-personal information we collect to improve our Site and Services and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to:
Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
Store information about the child's preferences, allowing us to customize the content according to individual interests.
Speed up your searches.
Our Practices for Disclosing Children's Information
We do not share, sell, rent, or transfer children's personal information other than as described in this section.
We may disclose aggregated information about many of our users, and information that does not identify any individual or device. In addition, we may disclose children's personal information:
To third parties we use to support the internal operations of our Site or Service and who are bound by contractual or other obligations to use the information only for such purpose and to keep the information confidential.
If we are required to do so by law or legal process, such as to comply with any court order or subpoena or to respond to any government or regulatory request.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or others, including to:
protect the safety of a child;
protect the safety and security of the Site or our Services; or
enable us to take precautions against liability.
To law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.
In addition, if the Company is involved in a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company's assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding or event, we may transfer the personal information we have collected or maintain to the buyer or other successor.
Social Features. The Site or the Services may offer social features, including instant messaging, chat, email, and posting on message boards that enable children to communicate with others on or through the Site and the Services. We do not control the types of information your child can send or post through them. We encourage parents to educate their children about safety online and to carefully monitor their children's use of social features to ensure they do not disclose their personal information through them.
Accessing and Correcting Your Child's Personal Information
At any time, you may review the child's personal information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete the personal information, and/or refuse to permit us from further collecting or using the child's information.
You can review, change, or delete your child's personal information by:
Logging into your child's account sub-account and visiting his or her account profile page.
Sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make corrections.
Operators That Collect or Maintain Information from Children
A list of all operators other than the Company that may collect or maintain personal information from children through the Site or the Services if any is available here.
Please direct your inquiries about any operator's privacy practices and use of children's information to the operator at its contact information provided.