Kids’ Choice, Inc.TM (“Kids’ Choice”) operates this online platform to encourage children and parents to take an active role in promoting a community-based learning environment by participating in an online marketplace where students buy and sell original educational resources to gain 21st Century Skills. The resources are created for children by children in order to enhance technology advancement, reading comprehension skills, mathematical fluency, communication,critical thinking, collaboration, and much more. Our family-oriented platform encourages students to be producers of original education work to earn scholarships and funds for their College 529 accounts. Accordingly, Kids’ Choice does not knowingly collect personal information as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) from children under the age of 13 (“child” or “children”). If you are a parent or guardian and believe that we have collected impermissible personal information, please contact us as noted below.
1. Reasons Kids’ Choice Collects Personal Information
Kids’ Choice collects your personal information because it helps us to deliver a superior level of customer service. It enables us to give you convenient access to our products and services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on 529 account earnings, announcements, and educational events that you may be interested in learning more about. If you do not want Kids’ Choice to keep you up to date with our news and the latest information on products and services, please Contact Us to update your personal contact information and preferences.
2. Information Kids’ Choice Collects and How the Information May be Used
3. Your Online Kids’ Choice ID and Related Information
Our website allows you to create a Member ID so that you may track your child’s account transactions. This convenient service saves you time and allows for easier use of our web services. In order to create your Member ID you will need to create a personal profile by providing your name, email address, and in some cases your mailing address or credit card number. The system saves the information in your personal profile and assigns you your own unique personal Member ID which you can use when performing various activities relating to our website and the products and services you purchase from Kids’ Choice.
4. Publicly Displayed Information is Public
The only information publicly displayed is your store name and username. When setting up these accounts, you are advised not to include any personal information. If you violate this rule, you should be aware that the information you provide will be visible to other users. Kids’ Choice is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to make visible. If Kids’ Choice becomes aware of any such activity, your account will be temporarily disabled.Repeat violators are subject to account termination
5. When Kids’ Choice Discloses Your Information
6. How Kids’ Choice Protects Your Personal Information
Kids’ Choice takes precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Our websites use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required and to make online purchases you must use an SSL-enabled browser in order to protect the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it’s transmitted over the internet. You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining your personal information.
7. Integrity of Your Personal Information
Kids’ Choice has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up-to-date for the purposes for which it is used. You always have the right to access and correct the personal information that you have provided and can help us ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up-to-date by Contacting Us.
8. Privacy of Children
9. Notification and Verifiable Parental Consent
Before Kids’ Choice collects any personal information from a child, we will do our best to notify the parent or guardian. Notification will include the exact nature and intended use of the information we are collecting, as well as the opportunity for the parent or guardian to prevent the use of the information and the child’s participation in the activity. For every child (anyone under 18 years of age), we will also require the parent or guardian to provide verifiable parental consent.In order for us to provide notice to a parent or guardian and seek verifiable parental consent, we may request the online contact information of a parent or guardian. This contact information will only be used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notification to the parent or guardian.
10. Cookies and Other Technologies
The following links provide guidance on how to adjust your cookie settings.
- • Cookie settings in Chrome
- • Cookie settings in Firefox
- • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- • Cookie settings in Safari
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. In addition we use pixel tags—tiny graphic images—to tell us what parts of our website users have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches users perform on our site. Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format users can read. And they tell us whether emails have been opened to ensure that we’re sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We store all of this information in a secure database located in the United States.
11. Commitment to Your Privacy
As previously stated, Kids’ Choice takes protecting your privacy very seriously. To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate these guidelines to our employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within Kids’ Choice.
12. International Users
Kids’ Choice abides by the safe harbor framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected from the European Union.
13. Links to Sites of Other Companies
Our website may have links to the websites of other companies. We are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
14. Further Questions Regarding Privacy
The terms and conditions in this policy statement came into effect on October 18, 2019. Kids’ Choice reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy at any time and in any manner. When we change the policy in a material way, a notification will be emailed to you using the email on record. Your use of our website and any other services provided by Kids’ Choice after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these changes. Please consult this privacy statement prior to every use for any changes.
16. Consent to This Privacy Statement
By using the website, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as specified herein or as we otherwise see fit unless you inform us otherwise by means of the procedure provided here in.