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COPPA Direct Notice to Parents

Before we can provide your child with access to the website https://www.cyberrangersacademy.com, an online learning platform for kids, we need your consent. Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), parental consent is required for the collection, use, or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information or personal data (hereinafter referred to as ‘Personal Data’) from children under the age of 13 located in the United States. Cyber Rangers Academy will not collect, use, or disclose any personal data from your child unless you provide your consent.

To help you understand how we collect, use, and disclose your child’s personal data, we have prepared this COPPA Direct Notice to Parents (“Direct Notice”). This notice is to be read in conjunction with our Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions. Terms capitalized in this Direct Notice are defined in our general Privacy Policy.

Subject to your consent, in order to allow your child to use Cyber Rangers Academy’s Site and Services, we would like to collect, use and disclose your child’s Personal Data as set forth below.

You, as the parent/guardian, are the primary account holder. This means that:

  • You are the person primarily responsible for ordering services and paying any fees or other charges made to Cyber Rangers Academy.
  • You are responsible for deciding whether to share your child’s content with third parties.
  • You are responsible for the active monitoring of your child’s content. Children who are under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from including any personally identifiable information in any content that they post to our website unless or until their parents or legal guardians give permission. You agree that you will only allow your child to include any personally identifiable information in their content with your consent.

Personal Data We Collect.

  • When we receive consent from you, we may collect additional personal data about your child or you from you, at that time.
  • Your child may choose to provide Personal Data about themselves in the content they post on our website. However, as outlined above, Cyber Rangers Academy requires that you first consent to our collection and use of this Personal Data
  • Personal Data collected if your child contacts us: If your child contacts us by email, through any integrated chat providers we may provide, or by telephone, SMS, or physical mail, we may collect your child’s name, username, email address, phone number, physical address, and the contents of that communication which can include any other Personal Data that your child chooses to provide. We will only use that Personal Data for the purpose of providing the service or support requested.
  • Log Data: Cyber Rangers Academy’s website collects certain personal data automatically and stores it in log files. This may include personal data about the devices your child uses to access our Service (including your child’s internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, and operating system); your child’s interactions with our Service (such as the date, time, length of stay, and specific pages accessed during his or her visits); and usage information (such as the number and frequency of visitors to our Service). We use this information to help us design and administer our website, improve our Service, and gather broad demographic information that helps us identify visitor preferences.
  • Child Activity Data: We also collect certain information about the child’s activity on Cyber Rangers Academy. For instance, we collect information about when a child is working on a project and quizzes to help our instructors monitor how a child is progressing to help improve our Service.
  • Cookies: We collect some of the Personal Data above using cookies and similar technologies. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or another internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser.
  • We do not condition a child’s participation in an activity on the disclosure of more personal data than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.

How We Use Personal Data.

We may use the personal data that we collect from a child to:

  • Contact you to obtain your consent and to allow you to activate an account on one or more of our websites.
  • Determine whether your child is able to post content on one or more of our websites/social media.
  • Provide our Services, including administering our classes, features, and activities.
  • Deliver a high-quality and customized learning experience.
  • Identify, fix, and troubleshoot bugs and service errors.
  • To publicize, post and display the review comments created by your child so on our website or related pages or any other social media platforms along with your personal information.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties.
We may share personal data, including your child’s personal data, with third parties as permitted by law and as described in our Privacy Policy.

  • Companies under common control: We may share personal data between and among any current or future parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and other companies under common control and ownership with Cyber Rangers Academy.
  • Vendors and service providers: We may share personal data with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need to access the data in order to perform services on our behalf, such as providing cloud-hosting or cloud-storage services.
  • Business transfers: We may share personal data with another company in connection with or during negotiations of any merger, acquisition, financing, re-organization, bankruptcy, sale of all or a portion of our assets, or transition of services to another provider.
  • Legal requirements: We may share personal data when we believe it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, including lawful requests from public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also share personal data when we believe it is necessary to protect Cyber Rangers Academy’s rights and property, to protect the safety of our users, and to defend against legal liability.
  • Cyber Rangers Academy Learning Instructors: In the course of providing our Service, we also share personal data about students with our instructors to enable instructors to communicate with students and to assist instructors in understanding each student’s individual needs and capabilities. During live video sessions/ Webinars, instructors have access to the child’s face and voice along with any personal information shared by the student during the video session.
  • Social Media Platforms: Our Service may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools such as widgets, which allow students to share information from their Cyber Rangers Academy account with third-party social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Using these social sharing features is optional.
  • Public Forums and Publicly Available Content: We offer several features that allow our students to connect and share content in public or semi-public spaces. Students do not have to use these features, but if they do, they should be sure to use good judgement. Certain information in students’ profiles such as their name and photo, the projects they choose to share, and any other information they disclose in the public or semi-public areas of Cyber Rangers Academy’s Service, may be read, collected, stored, or used by others. Parents should be aware that some of these third-party services are not intended for use by children under 13. Students under 13 should use such services only with the participation of an adult.

The third parties to whom we disclose personal data agree to protect the security and confidentiality of your child’s personal data.

Changes to Our Practices:
If we change the way we collect, use, or disclose your child’s personal data, we will send you an updated Direct Notice and request new consent.

Parental Choices and Controls:
At any time, you have the right to:

  • Review your child’s Personal Data;
  • Direct us to delete your child’s Personal Data;
  • Refuse to permit Cyber Rangers Academy to collect further Personal Data from your child online and request that we delete the Personal Data that we have already collected from your child; and
  • Agree to the collection and use of your child’s Personal Data, but choose not to allow disclosure to independent third parties.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at info@cyberrangersacademy.com Please be aware that to protect children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify a parent or legal guardian’s identity before granting access or otherwise discussing any of the child’s Personal Data.

Parental Consent.
As noted above, we need your consent before we permit your child to use the Cyber Rangers Academy website at home. You may provide your consent in the below way:

  • At the time of becoming a paid customer and making a transaction using a credit card once you purchase our course, you are giving consent as a parent or legal guardian if you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Data of your child as described in this notice and our Privacy Policy.

This direct notice has been changed on 9th October 2021.
For more information on our privacy and security practices, see our Privacy Policy.