Personally Identifiable Information Collection
Children under the Age of 13
Again, according to the requirements of COPPA, our web site carries out its private information collection activities with children under 13 years of age only on the basis of their parents’ consent (Barnard, 2009). This fact provides parents with the effective means of controlling the use of the personal information provided by their children to our web site, limit or eliminate any personal data if such necessity arises (Federal Trade Commission, 2009). In more detail, our web site provides flexibility to parents’ decisions. For example, our site allows revealing the username of the visitor to the third party without any legal or financial liability.
Based on COPPA requirements, parents can limit or cancel this option thus forbidding revealing any personal data of their children to any third party (Barnard, 2009). Moreover, parents have access to all activities of their children in our web site and can either refine or eliminate the personal data the child might have provided to us (Federal Trade Commission, 2009).
Presenting this wide range of opportunities for children and their parents, our web site ensures, and is legally liable, for preserving the personal data collected from our users, especially children under the age of 13, confidential and secure (Federal Trade Commission, 2009). We have the TRUSTe Children’s Seal, according to COPPA Safe Harbor program requirements, which proves that our web site is a secure source where your children can leave their personal data and be sure that if they do so their data will be secure from any violations of privacy (Federal Trade Commission, 2009; TRUSTe, 2009).
Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collection
Children under the Age of 13
The policies of our web site involve the collection of the non-personally identifiable information as well. The items that might be categorized as belonging to this group of data include the user’s hobbies, musical or food preferences, buying history and habits, the information about the Internet providers the costumer uses to access the Kiddies Online, Inc. web site, etc (Federal Trade Commission, 2009). The non-personally identifiable information might be shared with the marketing department of the Kiddies Online, Inc., companies that cooperate with KOI in delivering its goods to the customers, including UBS.
Children can only leave the non-personally identifiable information after it is permitted by their parents and the official consent is provided to Kiddies Online, Inc. At the same time, our web site presents an option for its users to operate anonymously at the site and skip giving any non-personally identifiable information that might be requested as a part of being involved in a simple opinion survey carried out at our web site at the moment. Thus, we present the complete freedom of either giving or not giving us your non-personally identifiable information (Federal Trade Commission, 2009).
Our web site presents the parents with the wide opportunities of controlling the process of providing the non-personally identifiable information to us by their children. First of all, as an obligatory condition of accessing our web site we have the request of parents’ consent for personal data provision and emphasize specifically that the parents should be well aware of the fact that the non-personally identifiable information is not required, only requested for provision at will (Federal Trade Commission, 2009). By this step, we want to make sure that the parents do not perceive out web site as a tool of retrieving the personal data of their children and their own.
Other Sensitive Information
Naturally, as a business web site we need to operate with other sensitive informational items among which the financial data of our customers. In this respect it is important to notice that our web site requires the visitors to post the numbers of their credit cards in case if they completing a purchase online. However, we stress the fact that it is the only case when the number of the customer’s credit card can be requested.
If while accessing our web site you have observed a request to enter the credit card number of any other piece of especially sensitive and important data, we will be thankful if you report this case to us though the Contact Us menu point on the home page of our web site. To avoid the cases of privacy infringement, Kiddies Online, Inc. uses the SSL software that allows our web site to establish the secure connection to your IP address and block any possible intrusions to your computer during the operations involving credit card number request.
Notice for Parents
More specifically, our web site provides the opportunity for the parents to review, update or delete your or your child’s personal account information or its part. To do this, a parent has to access the home page of our web site, fill the registration form having the username or password by which his/her child is registered, click the Edit Account menu point and make the necessary modifications. This task is facilitated by the provision of the child’s username and password to his/her parents as soon as the latter’s consent is obtained. While providing their consent, the parents also provide the e-mail address to which the above mentioned data are sent. Thus, in case of necessity parents can access and modify the accounts of their children. NOTE! This policy concerns only the parents of children who are under the age of 13.
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|Use||Use of personal data explained||+|
|Disclosure||Rules of data disclosure stated clearly||+|
|Marketing||Personal data use in business possible||+|
|Security||Ways to secure personal data stated||+|
|Contacts||Contact information is provided||+|
Special Remarks and Contact Information
Federal Trade Commission. (2009). Privacy and Data Security. Web.
TRUSTe. (2009). Protect Your Privacy Online. Web.