Information Collected by Yes! Our Kids Can
Yes! Our Kids Can collects two types of information about users: personal information (such as name and e-mail address) and aggregate information (such as information about how many users log on to the Yes! Our Kids Can Site on a daily basis or during some other time period).
Personal information may be collected when users voluntarily register for an Account and other services. These services include receiving electronic newsletters, using community and communication services, answering surveys, purchasing items, and entering contests and other promotional opportunities provided on our sites. We may collect personal information from you in other areas of our sites, but we will provide on-screen notification that we are doing so. We may receive personal usage and demographic information from our third-party partners, and we also collect e-mail addresses from users who send us support mail or request technical or other help. This information enables Yes! Our Kids Can to improve the Yes! Our Kids Can Site to make your online visits more productive and enjoyable.
One method of collecting aggregate information about your activities online (such as the pages you access most frequently or the search terms you enter), and information volunteered by you (such as survey or registration information), is by tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. The computers that deliver the Web pages to you automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address.
The Yes! Our Kids Can Site records IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to provide aggregate data to advertisers about the volume of use on the Yes! Our Kids Can Site. We also create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers and partners. This allows these parties to advertise more effectively, and allows you to receive advertisements that are most relevant to your personal interests. An advertiser will not know that you clicked its advertisement unless you voluntarily and explicitly permit us to provide such information.
Use of Information Collected by Yes! Our Kids Can
Yes! Our Kids Can uses the personal information we collect to improve the content of the Yes! Our Kids Can Site and Services; to customize the content and/or layout of our sites for each individual user; to notify users about updates to the Yes! Our Kids Can Site and Services or promotional offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to users; and to investigate violations of our Terms of Services.
Sharing Data with Yes! Our Kids Can Affiliates
Yes! Our Kids Can may share the personal and aggregate information we collect with our affiliates and other Websites operated by or for Yes! Our Kids Can.
Sharing Data with Third Parties
Yes! Our Kids Can shares aggregate information with third parties for advertising and promotional purposes. With user permission, Yes! Our Kids Can accesses personal information on behalf of pre-screened third parties for marketing or promotional purposes. We will request permission to share such information on our Websites. You may elect not to participate by clicking the appropriate on-screen button. Yes! Our Kids Can may also share personal information with consultants and affiliates for internal business purposes in some situations, we will share your personal information, on a confidential basis, with third parties who perform a particular service on our behalf, such as sending e-mails and newsletters, providing customer support, and performing statistical analysis of our services. These parties are not allowed to use personal information except for the limited purpose of providing the particular service on our behalf. In addition, Yes! Our Kids Can receives personal usage and demographic information from third parties and uses this information to improve our products and services.
Occasionally, we may post the name of a user (for example, a contest winner) on the Yes! Our Kids Can Site. Yes! Our Kids Can will notify you of this possibility when you provide your information or, if possible, will notify you when the information is posted.
Yes! Our Kids Can’s websites reserve the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Yes! Our Kids Can or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Yes! Our Kids Can or one of Yes! Our Kids Can’s websites; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Yes! Our Kids Can, its websites, or the public.
Membership Services and Service Providers
When you register for an Account or to the Service, Yes! Our Kids Can may share your registration information with content or service providers. For instance, the personal information that you provide to our e-mail, discussion boards and gaming services is shared with the companies that provide those services in order to retrieve your password when necessary. You do not have to register your personal information with Yes! Our Kids Can and the Service, but if you choose not to, certain portions of the Services, such as the discussion boards, will not be available to you.
Yes! Our Kids Can’s sites secure the e-mail address you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. If you choose to create a profile on Yes! Our Kids Can’s websites or if you choose to register for an account, you will be required to select a password. This password can be changed at any time after you first log into the service by using your current password. You must keep your password confidential and you must not share this information with anyone. If you share a computer with anyone, you should always log out of the website before leaving it to prevent access to your information from subsequent users of that computer.
We may offer free, electronic messages as a service to our users. You will only receive a message if you agree to receive it during registration to one of the areas of our sites or directly from our sign-up form. We will not divulge your membership in a mailing list to any third parties, including advertisers or partners, if you request that we not do so when you register.
If you have registered through our online registration system and have subscribed to one or more of Yes! Our Kids Can’s e-mail newsletters but do not want to continue receiving such e-mail message(s), please send an e-mail.
Children and Privacy
Yes! Our Kids Can encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online, and to be familiar with the sites their children visit. At various places on our sites, we may ask whether users are under the age of 13 or 18. Yes! Our Kids Can relies on our users to be truthful in responding to these questions.
Individuals Under 13
No information should be submitted to or posted on the Yes! Our Kids Can Site or the Service by users under the age of 13 without the consent of their parents. The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) applies to users under the age of 13. COPPA requires that online service providers obtain parental consent or provide notice before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13 (“under-13 users”).
Yes! Our Kids Can relies on a teacher, school, or school district to obtain verifiable parental consent to provide our services to under-13 users. Pursuant to COPPA, we may collect an under-13 user’s name (first name and last initial), date of birth, email address and/or telephone number in order to operate and provide the services, and we may collect the under-13 user’s parent’s (or legal guardian’s) email address in order to provide notice to the child’s parent or guardian that we may contact the under-13 user for the purpose of allowing access to and use of the Services. If we do not receive the parent’s email address within a reasonable time period, the under-13 user will not be able to receive any messages and his/her Personal Information will be deleted. If an under-13 user’s account is inactive for at least twelve months (meaning, the account has not received a message through the services in that period of time), our policy is to delete the Personal Information. If we learn we have collected Personal Information from an under-13 user other than pursuant to the above, or if we learn that an under-13 user has provided us Personal Information beyond what we request from him or her, we will delete that information as quickly as possible after we have identified it. If you believe that an under-13 user may have provided us Personal Information in violation of this paragraph, please contact us at http://ourkidscan.org/contact/.
In order for an under-13 user to gain access to additional features or services, we may employ one or more methods approved by the Federal Trade Commission for verifying parental consent.
Individuals 13 through 17
Yes! Our Kids Can requests that children under the age of 18 not submit or post information to the Yes! Our Kids Can Site or the Services. If an individual between the ages of 13 and 17 does so, Yes! Our Kids Can may collect information (including personally identifying information). This information may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by Yes! Our Kids Can and may, with the user’s permission, be shared with pre-screened third parties. If a user or his/her parent or guardian changes his/her mind with respect to such use, that user, parent or guardian may stop that use either by e-mail request or by modifying his/her registration information online.
Community and Public Areas
Any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data that you disclose through the Communities, Forums, Message Boards, Chat Rooms, or other public online forums hosted on this website, may be collected and used by others. Please use caution when posting any such information. Users under the age of 18 should be particularly careful not to provide any personally identifying information while using chat rooms or message boards. Users of chat areas and message boards must follow acceptable standards of behavior when posting messages online. Yes! Our Kids Can reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, refuse or delete any content or other material that in our sole discretion is considered inappropriate (See our Terms of Service).
Links to Other Sites
The use of any information or materials that you may access at these external Sites is purely voluntary. You should not rely on their contents without independent and thorough review of the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, timeliness, and correct sequencing. These external Sites may also refer to specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise. Unless Yes! Our Kids Can has provided explicit authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation or preference.
This section should be read in conjunction with the full Terms of Service.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
By visiting this website, you accept that your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms of Service, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of the law of the State of Texas. If you have any concern about privacy issues, please contact us as directed in this Policy.
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Yes! Our Kids Can to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, Yes! Our Kids Can cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall Yes! Our Kids Can be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages that result from the use of the information or materials on the Yes! Our Kids Can Site or the Service, even if Yes! Our Kids Can or an authorized representative of Yes! Our Kids Can, has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This section also should be read in conjunction with the full Terms of Service.
Our postal address is:
Yes! Our Kids Can, Inc.
P. O. Box 15009
San Antonio, TX 78212
You may also contact us via our Yes! Our Kids Can Contact page located at http://ourkidscan.org/contact/.