privacy policy

Your Privacy is Important.

Your Data

We believe that children's data should be protected. Children can register with their existing popular social media accounts which will verify their age to Kids.Vote. Kids.Vote has been created for children under the voting age of 18 years primarily to give them a voice in politics and issues relating to the world they will soon inherit. In the future, schools can also use Kids.Vote™ without sharing any personal student data.

Kids.Vote is Safe Kids.Vote uses third parties for registration and therefore does not collect or retain any personal data. We use these third parties for verifying your age, sex and location which we need to compile our voting results.

Data Collection Improves Children's awareness of issues confronting our world.

We also use anonymous and de-identified data to improve learning opportunities and continually make Kids.Vote more effective.

FERPA Compliance Kids.Vote makes every effort to ensure consistency with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies. We also comply with Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Please contact us at privacy@Kids.Vote. Read our full Privacy Policy below.

Privacy Policy

Introduction The privacy of those who use this website or app is extremely important to us. We design and operate our technology and services with our users' protection and privacy in mind, and make every effort to be transparent in our data collection and use practices.

We comply with the FTC's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and support the goals and guidelines set forth by industry self-regulatory bodies and experts such as the Center for Media Education (CME), the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus and other organizations devoted to providing online safety and privacy for children, households, parents and schools. We also support the principles of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

This document explains what information we collect about users of this product, how we use this information, who we share the information with and other privacy and security issues. We encourage you to provide us feedback about our privacy policy at privacy@Kids.Vote .

A note to minors: If you are under the age of 13, please get permission from your parent/legal guardian before using this website or app or sending any e-mail to us. We will not sell directly to minors. Kids.Vote does not knowingly collect or solicit any personal information from anyone under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@kids.vote.




A note to schools and districts: Wherever we collect student identifiable information, we do so in support of the educational purposes for which Kids.Vote is designed. Kids.Vote Educators is a planned future optional feature that only schools and districts can opt into at a later date. Schools and districts can choose whether to allow their teachers and students the use of this feature. For more information please email us at Educators@kids.vote .

Definitions For purposes of this Policy, we introduce the definitions of how we characterize user's information:

"Personally Identifiable Information" or "PII" is information that can identify a user of this website, including e-mail, name and address. "Anonymous Information" is information that does not enable identification of an individual user. "De-Identified Information" is information from which all personally identifiable components have been removed. Unlike Anonymous Information, De-Identified information is initially collected as Personally Identifiable Information, after which we remove any identifying component to make the information anonymous.




What Type of Information Do We Collect and Why?

General We do not collect PII when signing up for the Kids.Vote app because Kids.Vote uses third parties for registration and therefore does not collect or retain any personal data. We use these third parties for verifying your age, sex and location which we need to compile our voting results.

Information collected automatically: We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from a user’s browser, including the user’s IP address. In addition, we use IP addresses to maintain a user’s session and we do not store them after the user’s session is over. We also do not otherwise combine this information with other PII.

We may use a standard feature found in browser software, called a "cookie", in order to establish and authenticate user session, enable access to paid content and monitor potential misuse of the accounts. We do not use cookies to collect Personally Identifiable Information nor do we combine such general information with other PII to identify a user. Disabling our cookies will prevent access to paid content and limit some of the features and functionalities of the website or app. To learn more about browser cookies, including how to manage or delete them, look in the Tools, Help or similar section of your Web browser, or visit allaboutcookies.org.

We may collect a user’s web search history across third party websites or search engines, especially if a user navigates to our website via a web search when their web browser may automatically provide us with the web search term they used in order to find our website. Our website does not honor "do not track" signals transmitted by users' web browsers, so we encourage you to visit these links if you would like to opt out of certain tracking: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. If you do want to opt out using these tools, you need to opt out separately for each of your devices and for each web browser you use (such as Internet Explorer®, Firefox® or Safari®) on each device.

Third Parties: We may use a variety of third-party service providers, such as analytics companies, to understand usage of our services. We may allow those providers to place and read their own cookies, electronic images known as web beacons or single-pixel gifs and similar technologies, to help us measure how users interact with our services. This technical information is collected directly and automatically by these third parties. If you want to opt out or third party cookies, you may do so through your browser, as mentioned above in Information collected automatically.

Information collected when using Kids.Vote™: As part of certain subscriptions, we may offer schools and districts the option to use a future individual accounts system, which may allow students and their teachers to keep track of voting. Student and teacher accounts are organized by classrooms created by the teachers of the subscribing school.

Emails received from users: We may retain certain information from users when they send us messages through our system or by email. We only use such information for providing the services or support requested.

Feedback: Certain features we offer include an option to provide us with feedback on your experience. The feedback feature does not identify the user submitting it. The feedback option is voluntary and the information a user submits to us will only be used for improving these features. If we receive personally identifiable information through a feedback form we take steps to immediately delete that information.

Information collected when using Kids.Vote’s mobile app: Your website subscription also provides access to the Full Access level of our mobile apps. If you chose to download any such app and log into it with your third party website subscription username and password, we collect limited usage information in connection with user logins in order to monitor subscription compliance. This information is maintained in accordance to this policy. We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information from users of the various Kids.Vote applications. If you subscribe to a Kids.Vote app with an in-app purchase subscription, we do not collect any user information.

We do NOT collect or use information as follows:

Other than in the places and for the purposes explicitly disclosed in this Policy, we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information directly from users under the age of 13. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected any Personally Identifiable Information from a user under 13, we will take steps to promptly delete it. Please contact us at privacy@Kids.Vote.com if you believe we have inadvertently collected Personally Identifiable Information from a user under 13. We do not collect, use or share Personally Identifiable Information other than as described in our privacy policy, or with the consent of a parent or legal guardian as authorized by law, or otherwise as directed by an applicable district or school or required by contract or by law. In no event shall we use, share or sell any Personally Identifiable Information for advertising or marketing purposes.




FERPA Compliance We understand the obligation educational agencies, districts and school systems have to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and we support schools in their efforts.

How We Share Your Information We may provide , business affiliates and third party service providers who work for Kids.Vote and operate some of its functionalities, such as hosting services, streaming services and credit card processing. These third parties are well-known, established service providers, who are bound contractually to practice adequate security measures and only use your information for the sole purpose of providing the services. These third parties do not have independent right to share your Personally Identifiable Information. We share Anonymous Information or De- Identified Information about our users for tracking analytical information when using third party web analytical tools. We may use or share Anonymous Information or De-Identified Information for educational research purposes, to evaluate the educational benefit of using our services or to improve our services.

We will share any information for marketing or advertising purposes.

We reserve the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information if we have inadvertently collected it and are required to do so by law or if we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.

We also reserve the right to transfer your Personally Identifiable Information, if it has been inadvertently collected, in case of a corporate restructuring (such as a merger or acquisition), as long as the receiving entity adopts this privacy policy that applies to your information.

How We Store and Process Your Information We strive to maintain security policies and procedures that are designed to protect your information.

Our servers are located in a secured, locked and monitored environment to prevent unauthorized entry or theft, and are protected by a firewall.

Governance policies and access controls are in place to ensure that the information of each district or school or other subscriber is separated and they are only able to access their own data.

Only limited Kids.Vote personnel have access to the database, and they only access the database when necessary to provide services.

We follow standardized and documented procedures for coding, configuration management, patch installation and change management for all applicable servers and we audit our practices at least once a year.

While we strive to maintain best industry-standard privacy and security practices, it should be noted that no industry system is fail proof.




Links to Third-Party Sites We carefully choose our business partners and associate only with reliable partners who demonstrate a commitment to users' privacy and who share our commitment to education.

Third Party Partners We are not responsible for information, content, terms of use or privacy policies at these sites. By browsing and interacting with any other website, you are subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read those rules and policies carefully before proceeding. You have the option to block third-party links. To do so, please contact our support team at privacy@Kids.Vote.com.

Mobile Apps Please note that the use of any of the Kids.Vote applications is also governed by the privacy policy of the operators of the application distribution platforms (such as Apple®, Google®, Microsoft®, etc.), and our policy only applies to our practices.

Links to Social Plugins We may include links to social plugins on Kids.Vote. These social networks have separate privacy policies and procedures and by clicking through to their plugins you are subject to their rules and policies. Use of these social media plugins is optional and user-generated. We are not responsible for information, content, terms of use or privacy policies at these social networks.




Kids.Vote Educators™ Kids.Vote Educators is a section of this website that in the future will be directed to teachers, parents, tutors and others who educate young people. For more information please email us at educators@kids.vote .




Using Kids.Vote Outside the US If you are using this website or app outside the United States, you consent to having your information and data transferred to the United States. If you are from any jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing the use of the Internet, including collection, use and disclosure of personal data, different from those of the United States, you may only use this website or app in a manner lawful in your jurisdiction. If your use of this website or app may be unlawful in your jurisdiction, please do not use this website or app. If your use of Kids.Vote may be unlawful in your jurisdiction, please do not use Kids.Vote.




Changes to Our Privacy Policy We constantly strive to provide the best services. Changes to this policy may be required to keep apace with changing technology and threats, and as new or changed services are released. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be cases where changes may be more significant. In such cases we will first provide prominent notice to users who are affected.

Posting the modified Privacy Policy on this website or app and providing notice as stated above will give effect to the revised terms. Your continued use of this website or app indicates your acceptance of any revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised policy, please refrain from using this website or app and/or leave this website or app.




Contact information If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us info@kids.vote .

If you wish to report a security breach, please contact us at info@kids.vote .