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 Policy Regarding Use of Children's Information ("COPPA")

 
1. Currently the Church does not collect personal information from children under the age of 18 (name, home/e-mail address, phone number).  Should it do so for any reason at any time in the future, the Church shall:
(A) Post a link to the privacy policy on the home page and at each area where information is collected from children
(B) Shall not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity
(C) Shall get verifiable parental consent to collect personal information
(D) Shall get new consent when information practices materially change
(E) Shall allow parents to review personal information collected from their children
(F) Shall allow parents to revoke consent, and delete information collected from their children at the parentís request
(G) Shall post a privacy policy that complies with COPPA including:
(I) Name and contact information of the operator of the site
(II) The kinds of personal information collected
(III) Whether and to whom the operator discloses the childrenís personal information
 
2. The Church will not post or distribute personally identifiable information of children under 18 years (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) without prior written parental permission.
 
3. Said prior written parental permission should be sought using the Authorization and Release form (available at the Church Office).

See COPPA Best Practice
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