Privacy Notice Table Of Contents:
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Ripple Kids™ website. On some pages, you can register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
- Email address
- Phone number
- School, grade taught, job position, etc. (Adult SRP requests only)
The Way We Use Information:
Our Pledge: We will never sell your information to any third party. From time to time we may need to share information with a third party as outlined below.
For Purchases: (not currently active) We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
Registration or Inquiries: We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form, or submit your address in the 'Subscribe to our Newsletter' field on our web site.
Aggregate data: We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, we may see that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:
Q1. What types of information do we collect about kids?
A1. Kids can surf Ripplekids.com, and view content without any personal information being collected. We do not collect personal information from kids unless they register at Ripplekids.com. Typically, kids will register in order to become a member so they can access planning tools (to-do lists, calendars) games and activities. The only information we collect from kids during our registration process is a kid's first name, last name, zip code, parents e-mail address, kid's birth date, member name, and password. The only data that is visible to visitors on the site is the child's first name, username and state – none of the other data provided during registration is posted unless a child registers a project. At that time we also post their age. We collect birth dates to validate the ages of our guests, including kids. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information from kids during our registration process.
Note that all sites that are directed to children under 13 are prohibited by law from conditioning a kid's participation in an online activity on the kid's providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary.
We may collect personal information from parents in order to allow kids to participate in certain features located on our Web site.
Q2. How do we use and share the personally identifiable information that we have collected about kids?
A2. Once a kid registers on the site (A1), they can then become an official Ripple Kid by submitting information about a community project that they have completed. In this case, we use the parent's e-mail address to notify the parent of the kid's registration request (as described in detail below in A3). When a child submits a completed project, we review the pending submission to ensure that all personally identifiable information is removed. Once that step is complete, we post the project on our site for others to see as they are looking for project ideas. The only data posted with the project are first name, age and state. If a child posts a project and we are interesting in using it on the homepage of Ripplekids.com, we will email the parent, request permission to post it and any accompanying photos and require that a signed authorization be completed prior to posting. No photos will be posted without parent's written consent.
We do not share any information about a kid with any other third parties unless the disclosure is reasonably necessary: to comply with law, including, for example, complying with a court order or subpoena; to enforce our Terms of Service, or site or game rules; or to protect the safety and security of our Guests and our Web sites.
Q3. How do we notify and obtain consent from parents for the collection of information from their kids?
A3. We send parents an e-mail when their kid registers at Ripplekids.com and we provide parents 48 hours to refuse their kid's registration. If the parent refuses to allow the kid's registration, we delete the kid's information from our database. If we don't hear back from the parent, we assume it is acceptable for the kid to be registered. We publish the registered child's first name, username and state of residence on our Web site when they register on our site. If a child submits a completed project form for purposes of becoming an 'Official Ripple Kid', we review the project to make sure that any personally identifiable information is removed, before posting the project. The information posted with the project includes the kids first name, state and age.
If a child posts a project and we are interesting in using it on the homepage of Ripplekids.com, we will email the parent, request permission to post it and any accompanying photos and require that a signed authorization be completed prior to posting. No photos will be posted without parent's written consent.
Q4. How can parents access, change or delete personally identifiable information about their kids? How can they opt out of hearing from Ripple Kids™?
A4. At any time parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their kid and can request that any personal information we have collected be deleted from our records. We use two methods to allow parents to access, change, or delete the personally identifiable information that we have collected from their kids.
- 1. A parent can update his or her kid's first or last name or email address by logging on to the kid's account at the My Account home page. (http://www.ripplekids.com/myaccount.aspx) The parent will need to have their kid's member name and password. There are instructions on the My Account home page explaining how to recover a password if the kid has forgotten it.
- 2. A parent can contact our customer service department to access, change, or delete the personal information that we have collected from his or her kid by sending an e-mail to service(at)ripplekids.com. Please include the kid's member name and the parent's e-mail address in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request. If a parent wishes to stop receiving RK News, they can send us an email at service(at)ripplekids.com. Please allow 72 hours for email removal.
If you need further assistance, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to rkinfo(at)ripplekids.com write us at:
Ripple KidsTM, INC
13681 Newport Ave. Ste 8 #359
Tustin, CA 92780
You may also telephone us at (714)602.2295. (If you are not 18 years of age or older, you must have your parent or guardian's permission to call this number.)