COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act)
Eduwonka hereby declares that it abides by the guidelines as declared under COPPA, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, with revisions incorporated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the latest one being in February 2019.
COPPA, although an American Law, is applicable to foreign-operated web sites if such sites "are directed to children in the U.S. or knowingly collect information from children in the U.S."- as clarified by FTC. Since it is a US Federal law, it's applicable only to websites that are run:
• by websites under U.S. jurisdiction;
• by websites which are hosted on servers in the U.S.;
• by websites with owners headquartered in U.S. territory; or
• by commercial websites available in U.S. market.
Since Eduwonka is hosted on US Servers and is available for Commercial uses in USA, it hereby stands abiding by the guidelines of this Act.
1. Usage of the terms- Child, Operator, Commission, Disclosure, Federal agency, Internet, Parent, Personal information, Verifiable Parental Consent, Website OR Online Service Directed to Children, Person and Online Contact Information are in Sync with that declared in “SEC. 1302. DEFINITIONS” of Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 1998.
2. Under Section 1303, that regulates unfair and deceptive acts and practices in connection with the collection and use of personal information from and about children in the internet, Eduwonka ensures that-
I. it discloses what information it is collecting from the children and how the same will be used.
II. it obtains verifiable parental consent for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information
Eduwonka from all its clients in Educational institutions and schools obtain a from duly signed from the child’s parents.
III. upon request from a parent whose identity has been verified, Eduwonka needs to provide:
• The description of specific type of information collected from the child through website and all online services provided by Eduwonka.
• The opportunity to refuse at any time to maintain in retrievable format, or future online collection of personal information from that child.
• Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a means that is reasonable under the circumstances for the parent to obtain any personal information collected from that child.
IV. Eduwonka through its practice prohibits conditioning of the child through participation in a game, offering of prize
or any other or another activity on the child disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in such activity.
V. it establishes and maintains reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personal information collected from children.
VI. Eduwonka however, does not seek parental consent for:
• Online contact information collected from a child that is used only to respond directly on a one-time basis to a specific request from the child and is not used to recontact the child and is not maintained in retrievable form by the operator;
• a request for the name or online contact information of a parent or child that is used for the sole purpose of obtaining parental consent or providing notice under this section and where such information is not maintained in retrievable form by the operator if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time;
• online contact information collected from a child that is used only to respond more than once directly to a specific request from the child and is not used to recontact the child beyond the scope of that request-
a. if, before any additional response, after the initial response of the child, Eduwonka uses reasonable efforts to provide a parent notice of the online contact information collected from the child, the purposes for which it is to be used and an opportunity for the parent to request that the operator make no further use of the information and that it not be maintained in retrievable form; or
b. without notice to the parent in such circumstances as the Commission may determine are appropriate, taking into consideration the benefits to the child of access to information and services, and risks to the security and privacy of the child.
VII. the name of the child and online contact information (to the extent reasonably necessary to protect the safety of a child participant on the site)—
• used only for the purpose of protecting such safety
• not used to recontact the child or for any other purpose; and
• not disclosed on the site, if Eduwonka uses reasonable efforts to provide a parent notice of the name and online contact information collected from the child, the purposes for which it is to be used, and an opportunity for the parent to request that the operator make no further use of the information and that it not be maintained in retrievable form.
VIII. the collection, use, or dissemination of such information by Eduwonka—
(i) to protect the security or integrity of its website;
(ii) to take precautions against liability;
(iii) to respond to judicial process; or
(iv) to the extent permitted under other provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety. 1815
IX. that Eduwonka shall terminate services provided to the child whose parent has refused to permit Eduwonka to make further use or maintain in retrievable format, or future online collection of personal information from that child.
X. it acknowledges that subject to Section 1304. and Section 1306 that define the SAFE HARBORS and ADMINISTRATION AND APPLICABILITY OF ACT, a violation of regulation shall be treated as a violation of a rule defining an unfair or deceptive act or practice prescribed under section 18(a)(1)(B) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 57a(a)(1)(B)).
XI. it acknowledges that no State or local government may impose any liability for commercial activities or actions by us, in interstate or foreign commerce in connection with an activity or action described above that are inconsistent with the treatment of those activities or actions.