News: April 18th 2005: Welcome to the new Kids-Online.Com Kid Chat!
NOTICE OF INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
Kids Online has created this privacy statement in order to
demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses
our information gathering and dissemination practices for this
How to Contact Us
The kids-online.com Web site is operated independently by Michael Krebs, whom collects personal information from our child users. If you have any questions or wish to contact us, please write to Kids-Online.Com, P.O. Box 79, Millwood N.Y. 10546; or email us at admin at kids-online.com
This site contains links to other sites. kids-online.com
is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web
The Information We Collect and How We Collect It
As required by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”),
Kids-Online.Com will never require you to give more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in any online activity.
You can enjoy the Kids-Online.Com Web site without providing any personally
identifiable information (“PII”). We may ask for your date of birth, a nickname and gender for other site features, but these are not considered PII because they do not
specifically identify you.
However, if you want to participate in some other features, as many kids do, such as chatting we may ask you to register and provide
us with the following PII: your parent's email address,
[your full name, your physical address, including street address, city and state] and your email address. This is performed in compliance with the Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The method of data collection described, in which we ask you to provide information to us, is the only way in which we collect PII from you.
In addition, however, Kids-Online.Com also uses passive collection through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small data files that can be placed on your
computer by a browser when you visit a Web site to indicate that you've been to that location. We at Kids-Online.Com set cookies only for the collection
of such non-personal information as the number of users to our site, their length of stay, and which of our features are used most often.
In addition, we utilize an outside advertising company to display ads on our site. Ads may
contain cookies, and appear to be coming from our site, but in reality
they are coming from our partners who are serving ads on our site. As likewise, these cookies do not store any personal information and only store non-personal information.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server,
and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to gather
broad demographic information, and is not associated with any other identifiable information given by a user.
Why We Collect Information
We may ask for your parent's email address so that we can contact them and ask them to send in their parental consent forms,
which will allow you to participate in our interactive features. We also ask for this
information in order to keep your parents informed about the activities offered on our site.
An email address may be required in order to hold users accountable for their actions (for example in our chat rooms) without compromising their physical location.
We use non-personal information (age, sex and city or state) that you provide to us and the non-personal information that we gather
from cookies to customize our site and help us to provide better content to you. In addition, kids-online.com uses a third party to serve
advertisements that appear on the site. Although the third party does not collect, and we do not share with them, any PII, they do use
cookies to collect non-personal, aggregate information. We may also share non-personal aggregate information with our partners.
Kids-Online.Com will never share, sell or otherwise distribute your PII without your parent's permission.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss,
misuse and alteration of the information under our control. If we
notice that a user is abusing Kids Online, we give this user a
warning, and then if there is a continuance in abuse, they will no longer be able to access and use the Kids-Online.Com Service.
How to View/Change Your Child's Information or Cancel Her Account
COPPA requires that parents be allowed to review their child's PII, have it deleted and refuse to allow further
collection or use of that information. If you wish to review, change, or delete your child's information, or cancel
your child's account, please email us at admin at kids-online.com and indicate your child's nickname and email address.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the
practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site,
you can contact:
P.O. Box 79
Millwood, New York 10546
admin at kids-online.com