Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), Language City must provide prior notice to and obtain parent/legal guardian consent prior to collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under age 13. In order to provide services and communicate online with the child, Language City has collected or will collect the child’s contact information directly from the child. Language City has also collected or will collect the parent’s online contact information in order to notify the parent that the child has registered to receive multiple online communications from Language City.
To provide educational services to the child, Language City would like to collect personal information from the child. Parental consent is required for the collection, use, and disclosure of the information.
[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_tour][vc_tta_section title=”Types of Information Collected” tab_id=”Types-of-Information-Collected”][vc_column_text]Language City collects and maintains information provided by its students on its website. Some of this information collected may be personally identifiable information. The kinds of information collected by Language City from children include a child’s full name, online pseudonym or username, email address, date of birth, gender, billing address, and photographs, videos, or audio files which may contain the child’s image or voice. Personal information is collected directly from the child and directly from the parent. There is also information about a student’s computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Language City. This information can include: an IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by Language City for the operation of the service and to maintain quality of the service.
Once a student has enrolled to take classes with Language City, Language City creates an account in its online course management system. Students have access to their account and can edit their account information, which may include the personal information listed above.
Language City does not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in Language City’s services.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Use of Information and Sharing Information” tab_id=”Use-of-Information-and-Sharing-Information”][vc_column_text]Language City uses the information collected solely for purposes of offering and providing interactive and educational online classes to students. Language City does not sell any personal information collected from students.
Language City discloses personal information collected from students to third parties to set up student accounts to use the third party educational services. The kinds of businesses to whom Language City discloses personal student information includes, but is not limited to: (1) Moodle, a web application that provides an open-source learning platform; and (2) Electa, a webinar and virtual classroom software program. Language City will also disclose the student’s information, if required to do so by law. Language City will not trade, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise share the student’s information to anyone, or let anyone use it except if the student and the parent have authorized its use.
The parent of the child has the option to agree to the collection and use of the child’s information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties and with the knowledge that exercising such option may affect the child’s ability to participate in the third party educational services.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Parental Discretion” tab_id=”Parental-Discretion”][vc_column_text]Language City will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in Language City’s services. At any time, parents and legal guardians have the right to determine how their child’s personal information will be used in the following ways:
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can review their child’s personal information;
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can direct Language City to delete the personal
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can refuse to allow any further collection or use of the
child’s information; and/or
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can agree to the collection and use of their child’s
information, but choose not to allow disclosure to third parties.
If parent(s)/legal guardian(s) refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information or the disclosure of personal information to third parties, it is with the understanding that the child may be limited in his or her participation in Language City’s educational services.
To request any of the actions described above, the parent must submit a written request by email to Language City at email@example.com.
For more information about COPPA, visit http://www.coppa.org/comply.htm[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][/vc_column][/vc_row]