LAST UPDATED: November 2, 2016
Information We Collect About Children
Children can browse the Site and view some of its content without providing us with Personal Information.
When users ask to join the Site, we collect a date of birth to provide the appropriate experience. If a user is a child, we then collect a parent email address and the child’s initials to notify you that your child wishes to use the site. We also provide a parent username and password for login purposes. Parents must opt in to their own account in order to give permission for their child’s use, and to create and connect to their child’s account. We may ask you to provide information about your child in order to create an account for them. This includes an image of your child and their age. This information can only be seen by you on your logged in account.
Once a child’s account is created, we use the “Email plus” method of verification to permit the child to have an account in which they can upload content. Using “Email plus,” we request, in a direct notice sent to the parent’s online contact address, that the parent provide consent in a return message, and we then confirm that consent by additional contact with the parent. Only the child and parent having access to this account will be able to view this information, which is only used for internal purposes and is not disclosed to third parties or made publicly available.
If a parent ignores a consent request or refuses to register their child, we will promptly delete all information obtained from the child.
Except as described above, we don’t knowingly collect Personal Information from children who view the Site, or make any Personal Information the child has provided public, unless we have obtained verifiable parental consent.
Once we have parental permission and a child has joined the Site as a user, the Site permits a child to type in responses to questions in open text fields and take pictures and video to record that an action was completed, both of which may constitute Personal Information. In addition, a child may respond to multiple choice questions and record the date a process was finished. Only the child’s parent can view the information submitted by a child.
How We Use a Child’s Personal Information
Until we receive your verifiable parental consent, we use the contact information gathered from a child only to obtain your consent to our information collection practices.
Once we have parental consent, we may use a child’s Personal Information:
If you would like to opt out of having your child receive any promotional messages, you may do so by visiting your account profile settings or contacting us.
When We Share a Child’s Personal Information
Once we have received parental consent, a child’s Personal Information may be disclosed:
In addition, we may use or disclose a child’s Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside the child’s country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside the child’s country of residence; (d) to enforce our Site terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, the child or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
Your Choices Regarding Your Child’s Personal Information
If you would like to review the Personal Information your child has provided to us, or if you would like to ask us to cease collecting Personal Information from your child, make no further use of the Personal Information we have collected from your child, or delete the Personal Information we have already collected from him or her, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please include your name, your child’s name and your email address, and specify clearly the action you would like us to take. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Information for Educators
A school may sign up a classroom and a teacher may add a child by creating a username and password and providing age, gender, grade and first name, first initial of last name. The child’s information is not public and is not shared with any third parties or with anyone outside of the school context.
Students who are 13 years or older can sign up with their own email address and join a class using a class name provided by a teacher.
Third Parties Who May Collect or Store Children’s Personal Information
If you have questions about any of these parties’ information collection practices, you can contact:
Makey Makey LLC
PO BOX 1444
SANTA CRUZ CA 95061
LAST UPDATED: August 8, 2016
Personal Information We Collect
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual, such as:
In order to create an account on the Site, we collect an email address and password. We may permit you to sign into the Site through your social media account. If you choose to do so, we receive your profile information and other information you have chosen to make public on your social media account. This could include, for example, your email address, name, picture, gender, user ID and list of friends.
We will collect other information through your use of the Site, such as through the information that you post with your submissions and projects on the Site, and information that you post in forums and other interactive features of the Site on message boards, chat, profile pages and blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. You are in control of what information you choose to post in this respect. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public and may be available to visitors to the Site and to the general public, even after you delete it (such as on cached pages). We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the Site.
We may combine your Personal Information with information that we receive from and about you, online and offline, including from third parties.
How We Use Personal Information
We may use Personal Information:
When We Share Your Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed:
Third Parties Who May Collect or Store Personal Information
Also see the disclosures under “Third Party Sites” below.
Other (Non-Personal) Information
“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as:
How We Collect and Use Other Information
We and our third party service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:
How We May Disclose Other Information
We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are not permitted to do so under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then, in addition to the uses listed in the “How We Collect and Use Other Information” section above, we may use and disclose Other Information for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information.
In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.
Third Party Sites
We may include links to third parties from the website or services. We are not responsible for these companies, and we do not endorse them. Your use of our services may be subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policies of other services that we don’t control such as mobile app stores, mobile software platforms or payment processors. Please be sure to check their privacy policies if you decide to visit them.
We cannot control any third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
Do Not Track Requests
Currently, certain browsers, including Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer, offer a “do not track” (or, “DNT”) option. This option, using a technology known as a DNT header, sends a signal to websites visited by the user about the user’s DNT preference, if any, set on the browser. We do not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals. We cannot make this commitment because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies, or regulators.
We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.
Your Choices and Control Over Your Personal Information
You may opt out from receiving marketing emails from us. If you no longer want to receive update emails from us, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions contained in each such email. If you opt out of receiving marketing messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages.
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, delete or otherwise limit our use of the Personal Information you have provided to us, you may contact us by writing to:
Makey Makey LLC
PO BOX 1444
SANTA CRUZ CA 95061
Fax number: 831-604-8914
In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Our Information Retention Practices
The Site is controlled and operated from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.
Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using our Site you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than in your country.
Notice to California Residents
Makey Makey LLC
PO BOX 1444
SANTA CRUZ CA 95061
Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your emails to us.