A. How We Collect and Use Information from Children
Children can explore the Site, and can view and print reviews, comments, ratings and other content without providing any personal information other than the automatic collection of device “persistent identifiers,” as discussed in greater detail below. In general, our Site only collects limited personal information about a child if the child registers to become a Member of our Site or submits a question or request to us.
Site Registration Process. If a child wants to register to become a Member of our Site, we require the child to submit the following information:
- User name (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 registering with our Site 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 the parent does not consent, we delete the information submitted by the child. 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 Site, 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 Site registration process in the following manner:
- We may use this information (such as user name and password) to create and maintain the child’s account on our Site;
- We use the child’s birth month and year to determine the child’s current age and we post the age next to any posted reviews or comments. We do not post the child’s user name or any other personal information.
Responding to a Child’s Question or Request. If a child sends us a question or request, we may use the child’s email address or other personal information provided by the child solely for purposes of responding to that one-time request.
- Provide children with access to certain Site features; and
- Enable us to conduct research and analysis to address the performance of the Site.
If we collect such information from children on the Site for other purposes, we will notify parents and obtain consent prior to such collection.
- Google Analytics
- Contact [https://www.optimizely.com/privacy#how-to-contact-us]
- Opt-Out [https://www.optimizely.com/opt_out] (will opt your device out of Optimizely analytics only on the Common Sense Media site)
- Crazy Egg
B. What Information Submitted By Children Is Viewable On the Site?
We strictly limit the information that is publicly viewable about a Member who is known to be a child. When a child posts a review or comment on the Site, only the child’s age is posted on the Site, along with the content of the child’s posting. The child’s user name is not posted with this submitted content on our Site. Although the child may create a Profile for his or her account (which includes only a user name, password, birth month and year, and parent’s email address), no portion of the child’s Profile other than the child’s age would be publicly viewable, but Common Sense Media’s employees, service providers, and other agents may have access to a child’s complete Profile.
C. What Information About Children Is Shared?
Parents may at any time access or change their child’s personal information that we have collected by clicking on the child’s “My Account” link. If desired, parents may notify us of their election to refuse further collection of personal information from their child, in which case, the child’s account will be deleted. Parents may make these changes by clicking on the child’s “My Account” link and making the appropriate changes, by contacting us at email@example.com, or by writing to us at the address provided below.
E. How May Parents Raise Other Questions or Concerns?
If a parent has any questions or concerns about his or her child’s participation in the Site, we encourage the parent to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at the following address:
Common Sense Media
650 Townsend Street, Ste. 435
San Francisco, CA 94103