Children’s Information May be Received and Retained with Consent, but No Third Party Sharing.
The internet, as a widespread and often readily available resource, presents a host of possibilities and challenges for young users. We understand this, and are committed to providing an online experience for children that is safe and rewarding. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we strive to safeguard the privacy of children who visit our Web site. Personal information is defined under COPPA as “individually identifiable information,” information that helps others to identify a particular person. The following is information about data we may collect, how we use it, who has access to it, and what parents’ and legal guardians’ rights are with regard to the collection, storage, and use of their child’s personal information.
Visitors to our Web site under age 13 are free to access the various features our site offers without disclosing any personal information.
Students who are participating in an Adventist Colleges Abroad (minimum age 15) may use various features of the site which require them to input first and last names, and contact information including e-mail. In these cases, Adventist Colleges Abroad maintains parental consent on file. Student information is stored securely and accessible only by authorized administrators.
Besides sponsoring programs that may require the disclosure of personal information for participation, we may also use special technology called “cookies.” Cookies are text files that contain pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard disk. They can be useful for record-keeping purposes and help us to tailor our Web site to the interests and needs of our visitors. Cookies may also be used to increase session security. We do not in any way use this information to personally identify individual users.