Privacy Policy Kids

This Privacy Statement applies to the web sites and apps targeted to kids below 13 years by Pharos Code LLC (collectively, “we”, “our”, or “us”). This Privacy Statement governs your use of our Sites and Apps, regardless of how you access or use them. By “Sites”, we mean any website or URL of ours that we have linked to this Privacy Statement and all features, applications, content, and downloads that are operated by us and that are available through the Sites, and by “Apps”, we mean our products and services that we make available via telecommunications platforms and/or app stores, if you are visiting the Sites, please also review the Sites’ Term of Service.

Children

WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13. We take many special precautions to protect the privacy of children under 13.

At our websites and through our apps intended for children, we do not collect personal contact information (like full name, birthdate, phone number or home address) from children without the consent of a parent or legal guardian, except in limited circumstances authorized by law.

We may collect some information (like IP address, mobile device UDID, operating system, etc.) automatically and use technology like cookies to provide functionality and support our operations.

We do not ask for more personal information than is necessary for a child to view our videos.

We take steps to prevent children from posting or publicly disclosing personal contact information.

Parents can ask us to update or delete their children’s information.

We use technology, like cookies, to recognize visitors by their user name when they revisit our Site and to screen for age in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). We may also use technology for similar purposes in our Apps.

We also use technology to recognize returning visitors, for research, and for other purposes, including to screen under-age visitors from certain features or areas intended for older visitors, and to collect certain information automatically. We require our advertising service partners to comply with self-regulatory guidelines on targeted advertising. We do not permit interest-based advertising on Sites directed to children under 13 or where we have actual knowledge that a child is under 13 without consent.

WHAT WE COLLECT – ADULTS AND TEENS

We may collect information from adults and teens to serve your needs, manage our content and advertising, operate efficiently, and improve our products and services.

We may collect personal contact information, like e-mail address from consumers 13 or older when voluntarily submitted.

We may obtain information from commercial sources and combine it with information we have collected.

Certain information may be collected automatically at our Sites or Apps, like your IP address, UDID, browser setting, operating system, referring domain, language preferences, if you are using a corresponding device, general location (e.g., zip code, but not specific address without consent) and other information.

Third parties may also collect certain information via our Sites or Apps.

COOKIES AND TECHNOLOGY

Our Sites, services and Apps use technology, like cookies and web beacons, to manage registrations or access to certain features, store your settings and preferences, conduct age-screening, offer you personalized content, shop, help us understand the features that appeal to visitors, and manage advertising, among other things.

We also work with third parties who offer analytics or deliver targeted ads online or through Apps. They use technology and collect device identifiers, such as your IP address or mobile UDID, and information on your activities, to do so. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads but will still see ads, although they may be less relevant to you.

Tools are available to help you control some of these technologies.

Pharos Code LLC and its agents or service providers or business partners may receive and store certain information automatically when you visit our Sites, use an online service or download or use an App. This may include information on your browser type and operating system, the pages that you view, referring sites (sites you visited before you came to our site and sites you go to after you visit our site), IP addresses, or unique device identifiers associated with corresponding devices, etc. This information allows us to count the total number of “hits” on our Sites or installation and frequency of use of our Apps.

We may collect certain information using technology, like cookies.

Third party analytics and advertising networks also use cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect certain information automatically. Advertising networks may use this information to serve you targeted ads for products and services that, based on your activities, are likely to be of interest to you (“interest-based advertising”). We do not permit interest-based advertising on Sites directed to children under 13 or where we have actual knowledge that a child is under 13 without consent.

Find out more about these technologies and how you can control their use below.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small file that does not contain personally identifiable information and is saved on your computer or corresponding device. Cookies help improve your user experience, and allow us to analyze our Sites and Apps and manage our advertising.

We also use cookies to help us figure out how many people visit our Sites, which of our Web pages they go to and how long they stay there. This information helps us figure out which of our Web features are successes and what Sites might need improvement. For administrative purposes, we may collect IP addresses. Certain Internet service providers may assign the same IP address to many users. The IP address allows us to count the total number of “hits” on our sites. Your IP address and cookies are not connected to any personally identifiable or online contact information, like a name or email address, unless you specifically provide us with such.

Please note that if you do not accept cookies, some features or activities may not be available to you.

Apps

When accessing an App, the app store will collect certain device and app-related information. We do not control the data collection or privacy practices of those stores. You should review the privacy policy and terms of use of any application store before using any app and review and use available controls and settings on your device to reflect your preferences.

Location Information

For some Apps or services, we or our third party service and content providers and analytics companies may collect location information, including location information provided either by the correspongind device interacting with one of our Apps or associated with your IP address or WiFi network. You can generally limit or prohibit the collection of location information by using the built-in settings on your device. You will typically be notified if the App or service collects location information and given a chance to agree. We do not permit collection of precise location information (actual address) in Apps without your consent. Child-directed Apps do not collect precise location information.

Website and Mobile App Analytics

We and service partners may use cookies and web beacons to analyze the effectiveness of our Sites, services and Apps. This typically involves collecting your IP address or UDID and information on your activities, like the sites you visit or frequency of use of an App. We require these providers to commit to maintaining the anonymity of this information. You may be able to opt out of data collection or use by some third party analytics companies who work with us. Contact us if you would like information on our third party analytics service providers.

Targeted Advertising

Pharos Code LLC Apps may work with third party online or mobile network advertisers that use cookies, pixels, or transparent GIF files to help us manage advertising at our Sites or Apps intended for people over the age of 13, and measure its effectiveness. GIF files enable third party ad networks to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser or device. The cookie may be placed by us, or by another advertiser that works with our third party network advertiser. The information that we may collect and share in this fashion is de-identified and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. However, it may keep track of the sites you have visited that are associated with the ad network. This information may be used for the purpose of targeting advertisements on our Sites and other sites based on those interests, and to learn which ads bring users to our Sites. Please note: your opt-out choices are browser-specific and device-specific.

APP CONTROLS

Your device may allow you to block or manage push notifications, location information, in-app purchases, or ability to access the web.

SHARING

We may share information:

  • With our service providers.
  • As necessary to satisfy a legal request, protect property or personal safety, when a business is bought or sold, or as otherwise allowed or required by law.

LINKS

Our Sites or Apps may link to or use other content from the Internet, including content offered by third parties that we do not control and whose privacy and data collection practices may differ from ours. Your computer or device settings may allow you to block or partially block web access, but those settings may not be effective in all cases.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Security

We strive to maintain the security of information but cannot guarantee that information security measures are fail-safe

OUR LOCATION; DATA TRANSFERS

This Site and the servers that make this Site available may not be located in your country of residence. By using this Site, you agree to the transfer, collection, processing and use of data by this Site and us. This Site, the servers that make this Site available, and databases where we may house information may not be located in your country of residence, and applicable privacy laws may differ. However, we take reasonable steps to safeguard personal information as outlined in this Privacy Statement. By using this Site, you agree to the transfer, collection, processing and use of data as set forth in this Privacy Statement, our Terms and Conditions, and any other terms provided at the time of collection. However related to apps, the servers that store the data will be of the respective platforms.

Updates

We will update this Privacy Statement from time to time by posting the updated Privacy Statement online. We will not change how we handle previously collected information without providing notice.

QUESTIONS

We strive always to be transparent and clear about our policies. Please contact us at dpo@pharoscode.co if you have questions

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS:

Pharos Code LLC adheres to the COPPA and GDPR-K in our web Sites, online services and Apps directed to children under 13. Wherever we refer to “children” or a “child” in this Privacy Statement, we mean children under 13. Please help us protect your children’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information (like their full name, e-mail address, home address, telephone number, etc.) without your permission.