On any part of the Company Service intended for and accessible to children, we do not collect personal contact information (such as full name, e-mail address, phone number or home address) from children without the consent of a parent or legal guardian (“Parent”), except in limited circumstances authorized by law. We will ask Parents to provide the Company with a username for their child and a date of birth in order to match the child with age-appropriate content. We do not ask for more personal information than is necessary for a child to participate in the Company Service.
When children interact with the Company Service, we passively collect some information, as described in further detail below, such as the type of computer or device used to access the Company Service, your operating system, web browser, and Internet protocol (IP) address. We will also use technologies like cookies, analytics programs (such as Google Analytics) and monitoring devices to provide functionality and support our operations, which will include tracking the frequency and manner with which each User interacts with the Company Service, and Users’ behavioral patterns. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such data. The Company collects the foregoing information from all Users interacting with the Company Service.
The Company will not ask a child under the age of 13 for more information than reasonable in order to provide that child with ability to request approval from a Parent. As stipulated by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as amended (“COPPA”), the Company may only ask for non-personally identifiable information, such as a username, password prior to their account creation approval by a Parent. The Company will also request Parent’s email address in order to attain approval and valid permission to use the Company Service.
We will track the following information when children interact with the Company Service:
We take steps to prevent children from posting or publicly disclosing personal contact information, including restricting children’s access to Parent-areas of the Company Service by requiring a separate password for Parents to access such areas. Children are only permitted to “view” the Company Service through a separate, child-oriented user interface, and cannot change or submit information without use of the Parents’ login credentials, which should be used only by Parents to avoid any unwanted disclosures.
In accordance with COPPA, Company does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Company Service from persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Company Service at any time or in any manner without your Parent’s prior approval and registration. If Company learns that personally identifiable information of children under 13 years of age has been collected without verified parental consent, then Company will take the appropriate steps to delete this information and cancel the account.
Parents can ask us to update or delete their children’s information at any time by contacting email@example.com.
The Company will collect and process information voluntarily submitted by Parents and children aged 13 or older for registration purposes that could be directly associated with you without the aid of additional information, such as your full name, user name and password, phone number or e-mail address (“Registration Data”). We may also obtain information that you submit, or that we collect, that is not Registration Data but necessary for the proper functioning of our Service, such as the date regarding the start and end and the extent of your usage of the Company Service and your preferences, your browser, operating system, IP address, clickstream data and unique device identifiers (“Demographic and Usage Data”), in connection with the Company Service. Demographic and Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information. All information we collect from you is referred to as “Personal Information.”
If you connect to or otherwise integrate with the Company Service using a third party platform’s credentials, you authorize Company to collect your authentication information, such as your username, encrypted access credentials, and other information that may be available on or through your account with such third party platform. Such information, however collected by Company, may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country in which Company or its agents maintain facilities.
“Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your web browser on your hard drive. Company may set and access cookies on your computer or mobile device to track and store preferential information about you. Company may gather anonymous information about users through cookie technology on an individual and aggregate level. Such information is used within Company internally and is only shared with third party advertisers, if any, on an aggregated or non-personally identifiable basis.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate Company Services. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file. More info about cookies in this wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie).
Web Beacons, also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs, (“Web Beacons”), are electronic images that allow a website to access cookies and help track marketing campaigns and general usage patterns of visitors to those websites. Web Beacons can recognize certain types of information, such as cookie numbers, time and date of a page view and a description of the page where the Web Beacons are placed. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with third parties through the use of Web Beacons on the Site. However, through Web Beacons, we may collect general information that will not personally identify you, such as: Internet browser, operating system, IP address, date of visit, time of visit and path taken through the Site.
Company may use Web Beacons internally to count visitors and recognize visitors through cookies. Access to cookies helps Company personalize the experience of Children, Parents and Content Providers when each visits the Company Service.
Company does not currently, but may in the future allow third parties to display advertisements on the Company Service. Company and these third parties may use tracking technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with these advertisements and utilize the Company Service. Company, its partners and/or advertisers may use third party servers to serve or present the advertisements that appear on the Company Service and to conduct research about the advertisements. Any of these ad servers may collect Demographic and Usage Information. Company cannot control the activities of such advertisers or web sites. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT COVER THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY SUCH AD SERVERS.
If implemented, third party advertisements will be visible to Parents and Content Providers only. The Company does not permit advertising on the Company Service directed to children under 13 or where we have actual knowledge that a child is under 13. Advertisements will not be visible to children when properly logged in through a child account. To access the Parent or Content Provider view mode of the Company Service, a password set by the Parent or Content Provider must be entered in order to exit the child view mode.
Company maintains a strict “no-spam” policy with respect to its communications to Users. If you register for the Company Service, you may receive Company’s newsletter, notices, special offers via email, and/or push notifications from the App, if applicable, unless you have requested otherwise at the time of registration or as set forth below.
You may unsubscribe from Company’s electronic newsletters, notices and/or special offers at any time by following the instructions contained at the end of each such email, or if a third-party vendor provides Company’s newsletter, in accordance with the instructions provided by such third party. While all efforts are made to insure this information is viewable in all email browsers, there may be cases where certain email browsers do not display the unsubscribe information correctly. If you are having problems unsubscribing please forward the entire newsletter here firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the Subject line and you will be removed within seven (7) business days. Please note that direct replies to any newsletter are processed by computer and are not always viewed by a human.
Company will use MailChimp or a similar service when communicating with Users by email. Emails may include HTML-formatted email messages to help Company determine your interest in and the effectiveness of such emails.
Information collected from Content Providers and Users will be aggregated and analyzed used for marketing purposes. However, once aggregated, no information will be personally identifiable and linked to any particular Content Provider or User.
The Company automatically receives your location when you use the Company Service. We use various technologies to determine location, such as location services of the applicable operating system or browser and sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi- access points and cell towers. The Company will track Users’ locations in order to provide and distribute the best and most appropriate content. Your location will not be made public or shared with third parties, but used by the Company internally for analytics and content distribution purposes.
Parents and Content Providers may change, update or delete their information provided to the Company relating to Registration Data by changing profile settings on the Company Service at any time. Parents may change, update, or delete their children’s Registration Data or Personal Information at any time. You may request a change to or update the Registration Data you provide directly to Company by contacting Company via email at email@example.com (please include in the Subject line the words “Change in Registration Data”). You may also send us an email asking us to delete your account at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include in the Subject line the words “Delete My Account”). We will be happy to review, update or remove information as appropriate. We may still retain your information to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreement, or comply with legal requirements; in this case, your Personal Information will not be used for any other purpose.
Content Providers may change, update or delete limited information, including their username, password, payment information at any time. However Content Providers may only modify their licensed content and other data in accordance with their license agreement with the Company and with the Company’s prior consent.
Children under the age of 13 cannot edit their personal information at any time without Parental assistance through the Parent section of the Company Service.
Any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose on public portions of the Company Service, if applicable (such as discussion boards and public profile pages) may become publicly available and collected and used by others. Content Providers’ usernames may be displayed to other Users with their uploaded content. Content linked to social media accounts that Users voluntarily submit to the Company Service may be shared via the Internet and other media channels, and viewable by the general public.
Except as expressly provided herein, Company does not share your Personal Information with any unrelated third parties absent your consent. Additionally, Company does not permit unrelated third parties to perform “reverse searches” whereby they could identify users from email addresses. In addition, the following describes some of the ways that your Personal Information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business to provide you with the Company Service:
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company reserves the right, and you authorize Company, to share or disclose your Personal Information, including, without limitation, any content, records or electronic communications of any kind, when Company determines, in its sole discretion, that the disclosure of your personally identifiable information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you if:
Company takes a range of security measures designed to protect your Personal Information and keep it confidential (unless it is non-confidential by nature; for example, publicly-available information) and free from any unauthorized alteration. For example, the Company uses secure database storage, and transmits information via a secure URL. However, the Internet by its nature is not a secure environment and the nature of security risks is constantly evolving, as are the technical and organizational industry standards relating to management of those risks. The complete security of any Personal Information collected, stored or used by us cannot therefore be guaranteed. If your account is hacked, this may lead to unauthorized access to the your account and viewing of your Personal Information, so be careful to keep your account information secure. In the unlikely event that an unauthorized third party compromises Company’s security measures, Company will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party’s ability to view, use or disseminate such information.
In the event that Company is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, or sells all or substantially all of its assets, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information and content we have received and collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your Personal Information is treated, transferred, or used.
In the event of a merger, acquisition, sale of substantially all of its assets or change of control of Company, Personal Information collected by Company about you will be considered a business asset and will be transferred to the applicable new entity.