1. How We Collect and Use Information from Children
Children can explore the Devices, and can view and print reviews, comments, ratings and submit creative content without providing any personal information other than the automatic collection of device "persistent identifiers," as discussed in greater detail below. Our Devices only collect limited personal information about a child if the child registers to become a member or submits a question or request to us. If the information collected from a child does not identify or allow contact with him or her or his or her device (including, for example, aggregated information), we may use and disclose it for any purpose, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Registration Process. If a child wants to register to become a member of our Devices, we require the child to submit the following information:
- Username (the child is advised not to use his or her real name)
- Birth month and year
We also require the child to provide a parent's email address. We use the parent's email address to seek parental consent for the child's registration and to explain what information we are collecting, how we plan to use it, and how the parent can revoke consent or request at any time that we remove the account and delete any personal information collected from the child (including the parental contact information). If you believe your child is participating in an activity that collects personal information and you or another parent/guardian have NOT consented, or if you no longer wish for your child to participate as a member of the Devices, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will delete your child's account and the parental contact information.
We may use information collected from children during the registration process in the following manner:
- To create and maintain the child's account
- To determine the child's current age and post it next to any reviews or comments posted by the child. We do not post the child's username or any personal information
We do not display advertising based on information collected from children.
- Ensure that the Devices function properly
- Enable us to conduct research and analysis to understand, address and improve the use and performance of the Devices
- Diagnose and respond to problems
2. What Information Submitted By Children Is Viewable On the Site?
We strictly limit the personal information that is publicly viewable about a member who is known by us to be a child. When a child posts a creative piece, review or comment on the Devices, only the child's age is posted, along with the content of the child's posting. The child's username is not posted with this submitted content on our Devices. Although the child may create a Profile for his or her account (which includes only a username, password, birth month and year, and parent's email address), no portion of the child's Profile other than the child's age is publicly viewable.
3. What Is Information About Children Shared?
4. How May Parents Access, Change or Delete Information About Their Child?
Parents may at any time access or change the personal information that we have collected online from their children. Parents may also ask us to cease further collection of personal information from their children, or to make no further use of, or delete, the personal information we have collected online from their children, in which case, the child's account will be deleted. Parents may make these changes by clicking on the child's "My Account" link, by contacting us at email@example.com, or by writing to us at the address provided below. For your child's protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably possible.
5. How can parents raise other questions or concerns?
If a parent has any questions or concerns about his or her child's use of the Devices, we encourage the parent to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or:
1215 East 79th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44103