StoryJumper COPPA Direct Notice to Parents

Independent Accounts

Your child has requested to open a StoryJumper, Inc. (“StoryJumper”) Independent Account. We value the privacy of our authors and adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). This notice describes our practices of collecting, using and disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13.

Parental Consent Required.

During the Independent Account creation process, StoryJumper requests Date of Birth to determine if COPPA applies. Your child self-identified as under 13 years old during the initial registration process, therefore we requested your email address for the purpose of obtaining your consent because parental consent is required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13.

We will not collect, use or disclose any personal information from your child unless you provide your consent.

Upon your consent, you, as the parent/guardian, will be required to open a Parent Account, which is considered an Independent Account, to which your child’s Child Account is linked as a sub-account. You are the owner of both the Independent/Parent Account and sub-account and, as the owner of such accounts, have the duty to manage their use. This includes the requirement that only you allow the disclosure of personal information for any child under the age of 13 who is linked to your Parent Account with your consent.

You, as the parent/guardian, are the primary account holder. This means that:

  • You are the person primarily responsible for ordering services and paying any fees or other charges made to your StoryJumper Independent Account.
  • You are responsible for deciding whether to share your child’s content with third parties.
  • You are responsible for the active monitoring of your child’s content. Children who are under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from including any personally identifiable information in any content that they post to our website unless or until their parents or legal guardians give permission. You agree that you will only allow your child to include any personally identifiable information in their content with your consent.

Information We Collect.

  • When a visitor to our website self-identifies as under 13 years old during the initial registration process, we collect the child’s birthdate, username, password and parent or legal guardian’s email address. Any information provided by the child is not used to contact the child unless or until we receive your consent.
  • When we receive consent from you, we may collect additional personally identifiable information from you, at that time.
  • Your child may choose to provide personally identifiable information about themselves in the content they post on our website, however, as outlined above, StoryJumper requires that you first consent to our use of personally identifiable information.
  • We do not condition a child’s participation in an activity on the disclosure of more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.

How We Use The Information.

We may use the personally identifiable information that we collect from a child to:

  • Contact you to obtain your consent and to allow you to activate an account on one or more of our websites.
  • Determine whether your child is able to post content on one or more of our websites.
  • Send a child any products purchased by a primary account holder.
  • Provide information that we believe would be of interest or benefit to your child.

Disclosure of The Information to Third Parties.

We may share personally identifiable information, including, a child’s personally identifiable information, with third parties as permitted by law and as described in our Children’s Privacy Policy and Independent Account Privacy Policy which is hereby incorporated by reference.

The third parties to whom we disclose personally identifiable information must agree to protect the security and confidentiality of your child’s personally identifiable information.

Parental Consent.

As noted above, we need your consent before we permit your child to use the StoryJumper website at home. You may provide your consent in one of two ways:

  • Click on the “Authorize with Credit Card/Paypal” button and authorize a small transaction ($0.99) on your credit card or PayPal account. If you choose this method of verification, you will receive a $2 credit in your StoryJumper account to use for future purposes; or
  • Click on the “Authorize with Permission Form” button and then print and sign the form, take a picture or scan the ENTIRE form, and email it to [email protected]

If we do not receive your consent within a reasonable time, StoryJumper will delete your online contact information from our records.

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