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Privacy Policy

Six-Step Compliance Plan

This statement discloses the privacy practices for the Adventurer of the Month website. As new members of the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), HeartMath Institute recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all individuals who provide information to us, either directly or indirectly.

With a growing presence in schools, universities and homes, we earnestly try to adhere to the guidelines of the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). This regulation is designed to protect the privacy of children. Below is COPPA’s Six-Step Compliance Plan that guides us in this website initiative.

Please contact Jeff Goelitz (jgoelitz@heartmath.org) if you have any questions.

Six-Step Compliance Plan:

  1. Determine if Your Company is a Website or Online Service that Collects Personal Information from Kids under 13
  2. Post a Privacy Policy that Complies with COPPA
  3. Notify Parents Directly Before Collecting Personal Information from Their Kids
  4. Get Parents’ Verifiable Consent before Collecting Personal Information from Their Kids
  5. Honor Parent’s Ongoing Rights with Respect to Personal Information Collected from Their Kids
  6. Implement Reasonable Procedures to Protect the Security of Kids’ Personal Information
  1. Determine if Your Company is a Website or Online Service that Collects Personal Information from Kids under 13.

    We are selectively using pictures/videos and ages of children under the age of 13 but only with parental consent or school consent. No other forms of identity are used. Any pictures/videos used will be placed on the Adventurer of the Month or in the Hall of Fame sites. Fake names will be used in place of real names alongside the age of the child. Typically, there is some kind of explanatory description that accompanies a visual of a child.

  2. Post a Privacy Policy that Complies with COPPA.

    Our policy is highlighted on the Adventurer of the Month website. Parents or educators can contact Jeff Goelitz (jgoelitz@heartmath.org) if they have questions or concerns. Parents or educators can request that any postings of their children or students be deleted at any time.

  3. Notify Parents Directly Before Collecting Personal Information from Their Kids.

    We notify parents ahead of any website posting with our intent to use a picture/video and age of their child in the Adventurer of the Month website.

  4. Get Parents’ Verifiable Consent before Collecting Personal Information from Their Kids.

    Parent’s written consent is required for a posting on the website using a permission form. We are trying to be as transparent as possible.

  5. Honor Parent’s Ongoing Rights with Respect to Personal Information Collected from Their Kids.

    Parents or educators can request that any postings of their children or students be deleted at any time. They will see beforehand any posting of a picture/video and the accompanying written description being used. Again, their written agreement must precede any website posting.

  6. Implement Reasonable Procedures to Protect the Security of Kids’ Personal Information.

    We are trying to minimize what we collect from parents or schools in order to protect the privacy of children.

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