Kids' Privacy on Our Site
Kids.gov does not ask for or collect personal, individually-identifiable information, like
names and addresses, from kids or other users. We do use software that tracks the number of
visitors to the site, but this software never identifies who you are. Kids.gov does not
collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to a user (for example, to
answer a question). If you choose to provide us with personal information-like filling out
our Contact Us form with an e-mail address and submitting it to us through our website-we will
use that information to respond to your message. Kids.gov does not create individual profiles
from the information provided or distribute the information to other organizations.
Message to Children - Be Careful on the Web
Kids.gov is a gateway. This means when you click on a link, you will leave our site. Most of
the kids' sites we link to are from government agencies, but we do include non-government
ones. Government sites have to follow special rules for their kids' sites, but non-government
sites do not have to follow the same rules. When you're exploring Kids.gov, you may click on a
site that will ask you for personal information, like your name, address, phone number, or
email address. Before you give any information, show your parent or some other responsible
adult what you are doing. Remember be safety smart!
Message to Parents, Guardians, and Educators
Kids.gov is a gateway that takes your children to other sites. The majority of the links are
from other government sites, but we do link to commercial and other non-government sites.
Although many of the sites we link to must adhere to Federal rules established to protect children's privacy, please
understand that not all sites have to comply with these rules.
While we have selected sites that we believe offer good, reliable information, we are not
responsible for the content provided. Nor are we responsible for their adherence to Federal
rules to protect children's privacy. It is important that you monitor your children's online
communication to ensure that they do not provide personally identifiable information to
websites that you feel are unacceptable. Tell your children to ask you or another adult to
look at what they are doing first if they wish to give their name, address, phone number, or
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