We’re parents too.
We know that the internet can be a sketchy place, and we understand your concerns about asking users to sign up. Here is our pledge to you:
- We will never ask anyone under 13 years old to provide Personally Identifiable Information (PII). There is no way for us to contact, locate, share information about or otherwise identify our users without an adult’s permission.
- batteryPOP is COPPA compliant, which means that not only will we provide a safe experience for kids, our partners are obligated to do so as well.
- We do not offer unmoderated messaging between users. Bullying, harassment, and any unwanted behavior will not be tolerated on batteryPOP because we don’t provide any means of doing so.
- Thank you for giving us the opportunity to entertain your kids and family. We hope you like what you see!
The batteryPOP team.
1. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
batteryPOP (including batterypop.com and the batteryPOP mobile app) is fully committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998.
batteryPOP limits our collection of information from children to non-personally identifiable information: screen name, password, password hint, age and gender. Under some circumstances, we may for a parent or guardian’s email address in order to provide notice to the parent that his or her child would like to participate in registration for certain interactive features. In order to provide appropriate customer service support for some features of our Site or improve our products, we may ask visitors to provide a first name, email address and limited information that is relevant to a customer service inquiry.
2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES
3. COOKIES AND TRACKING
We, our third-party service providers and/or partners may also use Tracking Technologies, such as cookies, to manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through the Site. This also helps us, our service providers and partners to provide more relevant advertising. Moreover, we, our third-party service providers and/or our partners may use web beacons or clear.gifs or similar technologies to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page.
Log data collected on web servers supply us with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. We use such aggregate information to improve access to content based on our visitors' browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many users as possible. We do not link the log data collected to personally identifiable information submitted by users when participating in our activities.
4. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
batteryPOP does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that children provide. We never sell, rent, or otherwise share our visitors' personally identifying information with third parties without appropriate consent. In the event we use agents or contractors to provide services to our visitors, such as helping us conduct a sweepstakes, sending prizes to winners, or providing customer service related to the activities on the Site, in these cases we require the agent or contractor to keep the information confidential and to use it only for the specific services they are performing.
We may on occasion combine information we collect through our Site with information that we collect from other sources. We sometimes use non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our Site and to improve our visitors' experience on the Site. We may also aggregate, use and share non-personally identifiable information with third parties to analyze Site usage as well as to offer programs or services.
5. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. batteryPOP has taken steps to ensure that user information, when collected, is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access. However, when linking to other websites through batteryPOP, these other websites are governed by their own privacy policies or information collection practices, which may be substantially different from ours.
7. PARENTAL ACCESS
batteryPOP’s goal is to help parents ensure that their children have a safe and fun online experience. Parents can contact us by mailing or faxing us a signed form that allows the parent to review any identifiable information collected about their child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of their child's information.
Please direct all inquiries to
220 West 93rd St, #13c
New York, NY 10025
Or by fax with cover letter to: (212) 448-0066 Email:
8. UPDATES AND EFFECTIVE DATE