Kid's Privacy Policy

Our Service is intended to be used by parents or guardians and their children. We recognize that from time to time we may have children under 13 use the site under the supervision of a parent. When that happens, we take additional precautions to protect the privacy of children under 13. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under 13 and that we obtain the consent of parents and guardians in order for children under 13 to use certain features of our Site. This Kid's Privacy Policy is designed to give parents information in addition to that provided in our general Privacy Policy.

Personal Information we collect from kids under 13

When a user creates a CompetitionSuite account, we ask for username, first name, email address, password and a birth date. If we determine the child is under 13 (a "kid"), we will ask for a parent's name and email address so that we can notify the parent that the kid has created an account at CompetitionSuite and seek the parent's consent to allow the kid's participation. If the parent provides consent, we may collect additional information from the kid, including a profile avatar, which could include a photograph. The information we collect from kids may be directly linked to their actions on the Service, such as their self-reported competition scores or when they send us a message.

Information collected through cookies and other technology.

We automatically collect certain types of usage information when a kid uses our Service. For example, we may collect an IP address, browser type, information about the kid's mobile device, and other information. This data is collected using technologies such as cookies, web beacons and other unique identifiers. This information may be collected by CompetitionSuite or by third parties. To learn more about this type of data, see "Use of cookies and other technology to collect information" in our general Privacy Policy. We use this information to remember information so that the kid will not have to re-enter it during a later visit; provide custom, personalized content, including content-based advertising, monitor site analytics, and improve our service. We do not permit third party behavioral advertising on our site.

How we use and share information collected from kids.

We use this information to operate, maintain and provide the functionality of the Service and to communicate with the kid and the parent about activities on the Service. We may also send Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, changes or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). Registered users cannot opt-out of Service related emails. When a kid under 13 creates a CompetitionSuite account, we use the parent's email address to notify the parent of the kid's registration (see "How we notify parents of the data collection" below). Disclosing competition-related information, such as participant names and scores, is integral to the Service. Your child’s use of the Service may involve disclosure of certain personal information to judges, other competitors, and possibly the public internet.

Our Service generally permits users to connect with others on the Service and to share information with others. Members under 13 have restricted sharing capabilities, though a kid under 13 may be permitted to share information in the following manner:

  • Kids will share information automatically with a parent on the Service.
  • Kids under 13 are not permitted to share their information publicly on the Service.

In addition, we may share a kid's personal information with:

  • Other companies owned by or under common ownership as CompetitionSuite, which includes our subsidiaries (i.e., any organization we own or control) or our ultimate holding company (i.e., any organization that owns or controls us) and any subsidiaries it owns. These companies will use the personal information in the same way as we can under this Policy;
  • Third party vendors, consultants, contractors and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, in order to carry out their work for us, which may include content or service fulfillment, accounting, or providing analytics services;
  • Third parties as reasonably necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoena/court order, legal process or other governmental request, (ii) enforce our Terms of Use Agreement, including the investigation of potential violations thereof, and/or (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, (iv) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of CompetitionSuite, our Users or others.

We may also share information with others in an aggregated and anonymous form that does not reasonably identify any user, including our kid users, directly as an individual.

We do not permit interest based advertising on our site.

How we notify parents of the data collection.

We send parents an email when their kid creates an account at CompetitionSuite and ask the parent to register with the Service and provide consent for the kid to use the Service. If the parent refuses to allow the kid's registration, we delete the kid's information from our databases. The kid will not be permitted to engage in the core functionality of the Service unless and until we receive verifiable parental consent to engage in such activity. The parent may provide verifiable parental consent by supplying a credit card or debit card in association with credit card or debit card in association with a payment to the Service of a nominal parent verification fee. At that time, the kid will be able to participate in the Service as permitted by the parental controls set in the Parent Dashboard.

How parents can access, change or delete information collected from their kids.

A registered user can modify personal data or delete a CompetitionSuite account at any time by visiting the "Settings" page. A parent user that has provided verifiable parental consent has full access to the kid's account through the Parent Dashboard, and may view, modify, and consent to the collection and use of the kid's personal information.

A parent or child may contact us at any time by emailing us or by contacting us at the address below to review, change, and/or delete any information we have collected from a kid under 13 as well as to disallow any further collection or use of the child's information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions concerning this Kid's Privacy Policy, or if you feel that we have inadvertently collected information from a child without notifying a parent or obtaining consent, you can contact us at: CompetitionSuite LLC Address: 1127 High Ridge Rd #149 Stamford, Connecticut 06905, Telephone: 817-776-8023,

This Privacy Policy was created on March 25, 2015.