Children’s Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Introduction

At KidsKnowBest.co.uk we respect the right to personal privacy and our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1998. This Privacy Policy states how we will handle any personal data you provide to us while visiting the KidsKnowBest website, or registering as a user. If you are not happy with this privacy policy, you should not use this website. By using this website, you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of any other websites. Younger users should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website or mobile application and KidsKnowBest encourages all families to discuss their household rules regarding the digital sharing of personal information. If you are a parent or legal guardian, by allowing your child to use KidsKnowBest, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy on your child's behalf. It is imperative that you read and understand this Privacy Policy before letting your child/children use the KidsKnowBest Platform.

1. Registration & Parental Consent

Upon registration, we ask all users to provide only a username to use within on the KidsKnowBest platform. We ask users to pick a username that does not contain any personal information, such as a full name, school name or location. If we notice and suspect that a username contains information that could be used to identify a user, we will contact the user with a requirement to change username.

We understand the valuable importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children's digital use constantly. KidsKnowBest complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") and other applicable laws. No personally identifiable information is purposefully or knowingly collected and stored from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. The various commenting and user-generated features available on the KidsKnowBest Platform are always held for manual monitoring purposes. This is so offensive and personally identifiable information is removed before being posted publicly to KidsKnowBest.

If you are under the age of 13, you should use the KidsKnowBest only with the permission of a parent or legal guardian. Every user hereby agrees that all information provided, including but not limited to month and year of birth, shall be truthful and correct.

2. Data Collection

We retain two types of information:

"Personal Data"

This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and includes information such as your name, sex, email address and birth date. While information such as names, sex and email address is mandatory, we need it to provide you with the service,the rest is only collected from you if voluntarily submitted to us.

"Non-Personal Data"

Like many websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses (where they have been clipped), browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' us of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for www.kidsknowbest.co.uk.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of visitors to our site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

3. Purposes for which we hold your Information

"Non-Personal Data"

We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from users to our website in an aggregate form to gain a deeper insight of where our users come from and to help us improve user interface and experience.

"Cookies"

This website uses "cookie" technology. A cookie is a small piece of text stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our website - our cookies are not available to other websites. Our cookies will record the number of user sessions on the site and to track the number of users who return to the site. You may choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically default to accept them, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

"Personal Data"

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:

1. to respond to any queries you submit to us;

2. where you have consented to the sharing of your information with third parties, we will do so in accordance with Section 5 below;

3. to seek your feedback on our site and our services;

4. to send you marketing emails or other forms of communication that you register for.

4. Security

Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by our Internet Service Provider. KidKnowBest takes every effort to ensure that Users account information is kept private. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. Unauthorised entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors could compromise the security of member information at any time. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.

5. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.

We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil a service you have requested (in such circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements). Any third party we disclose the information to will use it for the purposes of delivering the service in question unless you have agreed otherwise.

Related services and offerings linked to or from this website have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Since we do not have control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend you review their policies before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with them.

We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.

6. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data

You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1998 we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. We will review our databases on a regular basis, and delete data that is deemed outdated, inaccurate, or no longer necessary. Kidsknowbest.co.uk reserves the right to contact users in this regard.

Changes to the Website Privacy Policy

We may make changes to our privacy policy on occasion, in the event of this we will post the changes on the site to ensure that our users are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. If at any time we decide to use Personal Data in a manner different from that stated in this website privacy policy, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information under the new agreement.

Any questions or comments about this policy should be sent to info@kidsknowbest.co.uk