Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Children's Information May be Received and Retained with Consent, but No
Third Party Sharing
The internet, as a widespread and often readily available resource,
presents a host of possibilities and challenges for young users. We
understand this, and are committed to providing an online experience for
children that is safe and rewarding. In accordance with the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we strive to safeguard the
privacy of children who visit our Web site. Personal information is
defined under COPPA as "individually identifiable information,"
information that helps others to identify a particular person. The
following is information about data we may collect, how we use it, who
has access to it, and what parents' and legal guardians' rights are with
regard to the collection, storage, and use of their child's personal
Visitors to our Web site under age 13 are for the most part free to
access the various features our site offers without disclosing any
personal information. From time to time, however, we offer interactive
programs and activities that may require children to disclose personal
information in order to participate. We may also request personal
information for demographic interests and research to help us provide
for our parents and children. Children will not be required to disclose
any more personal information than is reasonably necessary to
participate in a program or activity. The information required may
include the child's Name, email address, age, mailing address, along
with other personal data.
Before children under age 13 will be permitted to disclose personal
information to participate in any programs or activities, we require
consent from a parent or legal guardian. In order to do this, we will
ask the child to provide his or her first and last name and email
address, as well as the email address of a parent or legal guardian.
With this information, we will email the parent or legal guardian and
request consent for the collection and use of the child's personal
information. Parents or legal guardians may give their consent by
completing an attached consent form and returning it by mail or
facsimile. Parents or legal guardians may also choose to give consent
simply by emailing us directly. If parents or legal guardians choose
this option, we will verify their emailed consent by follow up letter,
telephone call, or email. Once consent is given, the child will be
permitted to participate.
Parents or legal guardians who provide consent to the collection and use
of their child's personal information may revoke that consent at any
time. They may also review and edit their child's information and
request that information be deleted at any time.
- Parents or legal
guardians who have any other questions or concerns about our privacy
policy, who wish to revoke consent to the collection and use of their
child's information and stop all future collection of that information,
or who wish to review and/or delete their child's information may
contact , our Web site contact operator, by email at < info at southatlantic dot org >, by
telephone at , or by mail at 294 Hamilton E Holmes Dr NW
USA. Parents or legal guardians must also verify their identity and
relationship to the child by providing their Name, Address, and Stated
Legal Relationship to the Child.
The following is a list of all our Web site operators that may be
collecting or maintaining personal information from children.
Besides sponsoring programs that may require the disclosure of personal
information for participation, we may also use special technology called
"cookies." Cookies are test files that contain pieces of information
that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard disk. They can be
useful for record-keeping purposes and help us to tailor our Web site to
the interests and needs of our visitors. Cookies may also be used to
increase session security. We do not in any way use this information to
personally identify individual users.