kids privacy for parents
If you have children who are under
the age of 13 and who go online, you should be aware of a new law that
will help you protect their privacy. It is called the Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). It protects the privacy of
your kids while they’re online by requiring verifiable parental consent
from the child's parent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal
information from a child under the age of 13.
Your children do not have to
provide any personal identification information when they visit the
healthfinder.gov kids Web site.
No registration or login is required
to access this site. Please see our privacy policies for adults
and for kids.
Under COPPA, there are a few exceptions that permit collection of a child's e-mail address without
getting the parent's consent in advance:
respond to a one time request from a child.
collect a child's or parent's e-mail address to provide notice and
respond more than once to a child's request (for example, subscription to a
newsletter). However, parental consent is required prior to the second
protect the safety of a child who is participating on the site (for
in a chat room).
protect the site or to respond to law enforcement (for example, in the case
of site compromise or hack).
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken every reasonable
precaution to ensure the safety of your child's privacy on all HHS Web
pages provided for kids' use. We have attempted to ensure that each
hyperlink we present complies with the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act. Because of the dynamic nature of the Internet, we cannot
ensure a safe space once the child leaves the HHS environment. HHS exit
pages are provided to inform you and your child when the child leaves.
Here are some things you can do:
you have any other questions about this Web site, you can write to us
of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
P.O. Box 1133
Washington, DC 20013-1133