To participate in the Services, We might ask your child to register. They can often do so anonymously by just providing a first name or user name, and password. When We ask for your child’s first name, We encourage them to use a “screen name” (not their real name) that only they know. Sometimes We will ask your child to make up a special password so that only they can see their customized areas. We use technology, like cookies, to recognize visitors by their user name when they use or revisit the Services, and to provide Us important information that helps Us understand features and areas of most interest. We may also use these technologies to screen for age.
We may sometimes need a child’s email address, your email address, or both. We may ask a child for your email address, so We can notify you of your child’s interest in our Services. In the limited circumstances where We might collect your child’s email address without getting your consent first (see more below), if We need more than just your child’s first name (or screen name) and email address for your child to participate in our Service, We will ask your child for your email or mailing address so that We can notify you of your child’s request and get your permission. When We ask for your permission, We will tell you what We will do with the information you or your child provides Us, and how you can review your child’s information and ask Us to delete the information. With your consent, We may collect other personal information from your child such as a last name or home address when the information is necessary for a particular activity.
We don’t keep your (or your child’s) email address unless you tell Us it is okay. If social networking opportunities are available through Our Services, they are structured so that no personal information is shared between visitors unless parental consent is obtained.
We might collect an email address and first name (or screen name) from your child without your consent, but only in the following special cases:
- If a child sends a request to Us, We keep their email address for long enough to respond to them. We retain this information only as long as needed for Our records. When feasible, We delete this information from Our system after We answer their question.
- If a child signs up for an email newsletter or other activity that requires multiple online contacts with the child, We also ask the child for a parent’s or legal guardian’s email address, so We can notify you and give you an opportunity to opt out.
We may offer additional Services, including subscription-based or account-based Services, which require a parent to register and establish the appropriate permission level for the child. Content and activities available may vary depending on the Service. Parents will be provided with information on the type of content and activities their child may access at the time they register and are always in charge of their child’s account. Subscription fees may apply for some Services.
We may ask for certain information that is not personally identifiable, like city and state, birth month and day, gender, hobbies, etc., to help Us understand Our visitors and improve Our Services.
Apps must typically be downloaded from an app store. Your computer or mobile device may enable you to restrict your child’s ability to visit other areas on the Internet and to make purchases online or through apps. App stores generally require an adult mobile device owner to register to download or make purchases. Some apps may offer options to visit an online store to make a product purchase.
We encourage you to spend time with your children when they are online or using any mobile device or connected product so you understand the features of the Service and the activities they allow, and to adopt available device and browser controls that reflect your preferences about your children’s ability to access the internet or make purchases online.
If you no longer want your child to participate in Our Services, contact Us at support@PerformingArtsScholarships.com.
Upon proper identification, a parent or legal guardian may access and review the personal information We have collected about their child, update their child’s contact details, request deletion, or refuse to allow further collection or use of the information. Use the “login-as” functionality within your parental guardian account to access, update, or delete your children’s information.
Please note, however, if you ask us to delete your child’s information, your child will no longer be visible in the database.
For more information about the protection of children’s information, please see the Federal Trade Commission’s website at https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/children%27s-privacy.