Privacy Policy

Content

1. Definitions

2. What does this privacy policy cover?

3. How do we protect your personal information?

4. What types of personal information do we collect?

5. Why do we collect your personal information?

6. When do we share your personal information with others?

7. Cookies

8. What’s different for kids and teens?

9. What are your rights?

10. How will you find out about changes to this policy?

11. How can you contact us?

 

 

1. Definitions:

 

  • The “policy” refers to the Privacy Policy of EC2 KIDS at www.ec2kids.co.uk 

  • “You” or the “user” refers to anyone who uses www.ec2kids.co.uk for personal or business purposes

  • “We” refers to EC2 KIDS

  • “The site” refers to www.ec2kids.co.uk

  • This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which EC2 KIDS collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from the users of the www.ec2kids.co.uk.

 

2. What does this Privacy Policy cover?

 

This policy covers the services that are offered by EC2 KIDS only. The services link to services run by other companies, such as Eventbrite, are not covered under this policy. Those companies have their own privacy and cookies policies, so remember that the information you give them will follow their rules and not ours. 

 

3. How do we protect your personal information?

 

We’re committed to keeping you and your family’s information safe. We will minimise the detail of the information collected from you as much as possible. In many cases, we will collect your information anonymously (pseudonymisation). 

 

At the same time, no service can be completely secure – if you have any concerns that your EC2 KIDS account or personal information has been put at risk, for example, if someone could have found out your password, please contact us straight away.

 

4. What types of personal information do we collect?

 

When you register for an EC2 KIDS account or update your details or settings, we may ask for some personal information, like your email address, username, password and age. We also collect information about how you use our services, like the times you view the article and whether you like them.  

 

We collect information on your activities outside the EC2 KIDS when you talk about us, for example, if you have mentioned us in a Twitter or Facebook post, we will collect your Twitter and Facebook handle as well as interacting with you. 

 

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use EC2 KIDS. We do this to help make sure that the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving the layout and design of the site. 

 

Google Analytics store information about:

  • The page you visit on EC2 KIDS

  • How long you spend on each EC2 KIDS page

  • How you get to the site

  • What you click on while you’re visiting the site.

 

Google Analytics does not identify an individual user or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

 

5. Why do we collect your personal information?

 

We collect your personal information for the reasons below:

  • Managing the user platform to ensure the services can run smoothly

  • Making sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements

  • Running email campaigns to notify you any updates on articles and events that we think might interest you

  • Asking you your opinion about our services.

 

6. When do we share your personal information with others?

 

We will never sell or rent your data to third parties. We will share your data in the following circumstances:

  • When we need to process other companies to process your personal information on our behalf, for example running the user platform and email campaigns. We will select these companies carefully and make sure that they comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) first before we start sharing with them

  • When you voluntarily share the information with the public, for example posting a comment which the public can see

  • When we are required to do so by law, for example by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime. 

 

 

7. Cookies

 

We use performance cookies to collect information on how visitors are using our sites and to improve how the sites work. These cookies are provided by Google Analytics and do not collect information that can identify a visitor. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here:  https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.

 

You can avoid the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of the site by downloading and installing the Browser Plugin available via this link:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

 

The performance cookies we use are associated with Google Universal Analytics and are listed below.

 

a.    _gid

This cookie stores and updates a unique value for each page visited. As at the date of this policy, it is set to expire after 24 hours.

b.    _gat

According to documentation, it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. As at the date of this policy, it is set to expire after 1 minute.

c.    _ga

This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site analytics reports.

 

 

8. What’s different for kids and teens?

 

While EC2 KIDS tries to make the website as much kid-friendly and teen-friendly as possible, we do encourage children under the age of 13 not to register a user account on our site. For more information please refer to our Children’s Privacy Policy.  

 

9. What are your rights?

 

As a user of the website, you will have the rights to:

  • Have a copy of your personal data

  • Request information about how your personal data is processed

  • Rectify any inaccuracy in your personal data

  • Raise an objection about how your personal data is processed

  • Request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it

  • Ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances.

 

10.  How will you find out about changes to this policy?

 

EC2 KIDS reserve the rights to change this privacy policy. In such case, you will able to find out directly from the site of www.ec2kids.co.ukAny changes to this policy will apply to you and your data immediately. 

 

11. How can you contact us?

 

If you have any question about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us directly on:

 

Room 345,

Floor 3, 

9 Devonshire Square,

London,

EC2M 4YD

 

Email: ellenjyang@gmail.com

 

Children's Privacy Policy

EC2 KIDS (“we”) is committed to protecting the privacy of children who use this website (the "Site"). This children's privacy policy ("Children's Privacy Policy") explains our information collection, disclosure, and parental consent practices with respect to information provided by children under the age of 13 ("child" or "children"). This Children’s Privacy Policy can be seen as an amendment to our general Privacy Policy.

 

Below we summarize potential instances of collection and outline how and when we will provide parental notice and/or seek parental consent. In any instance that we collect personal information from a child, we will retain that information only so long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the activity request or allow the child to continue to participate in the activity and ensure the security of our users and our services, or as required by law. 

 

  1. Registration

 

In certain cases, children can register with our site to create and view associated content and view other's content. During the registration process, we may ask the child to provide certain information for notification and security purposes, including a parent or guardian's email address, the child's account username, and password. We instruct children under the age of 13 to input their parent or guardian's email address and to not use their first or last name when creating a username. EC2 KIDS will not require a child to provide more information than is reasonably necessary in order to participate in the online activity and services we offer.

 

The site also may allow users to register by using the password associated with certain third-party accounts (e.g., their Google or Facebook accounts). Please review those companies' terms of use and privacy policies for information about the personal information that they collect when registering for an account with them. The only information required by EC2 KIDS upon registering, whether in association with a third-party account or not, is a username, email, and password. If your account is authenticated via a third-party account, we strongly recommend you change the username and password different to your third-party account once you register.

 

2. The collection of parent email address

 

We instruct children under the age of 13 to insert their parent's, guardian's or, as explained below, the education provider's email address upon registration. An email confirming registration will be sent to the address used. If you believe your child is participating in an activity that collects personal information and you or another parent/guardian have NOT received an email providing notice or seeking your consent, please contact us at info@ec2kids.co.uk to provide us permission or request that we delete the child's account and any associated information. We may use the parent’s or guardian’s email provided for parental consent for our email campaign. However, parents and guardians can simply opt-out of the campaign by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in our email. 

 

3. Content generated by a child

 

Certain activities associated with the use of the site may allow users to communicate directly with other users by means of a comments board. We strongly encourage children who use these interactive features on our site never to provide personal information about themselves or any third party. However, it is the responsibility of parents to carefully supervise their children when their children participate in online activities. EC2 KIDS is not responsible or liable for its publication of any user-generated content or information or any harm that flows from the dissemination of such content.

 

The site's comments board may be operated by a third party, for example, wix.com. In those instances, in which users post comments while logged in, the user's username and email address will be shared with the third party. A link to the third party's terms and policies will be provided as well:

https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

 

4. Anonymous Information

 

We may collect information to help us understand the user’s needs and make improvements using Cookies and Google Analytics. These pieces of monitoring software are carefully selected by EC2 KIDS before implemented into the website. The software may collect anonymous information such as the pages you visit on EC2 KIDS and how long you stay. For more information please refer to clauses 6 and 7 in the general Privacy Policy.

 

5. When do we share children’s information with the other?

 

We may share or disclose personal information collected from children in a limited number of instances, including the following:

  • When it is necessary for our service providers to perform a business, professional or technical support function for us

  • When the user makes the information public, such as by posting a comment the username will be shown

  • When permitted or required by law, for example, in response to a court order or to prevent against fraud

  • When we believe disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our sites or application

  • When we believe that the data need to be disclosed in order to protect the security or integrity of our sites, applications, and other technology, as well as the technology of our service providers

  • to enable us to take precautions against liability.

 

6. Parental Choices and Controls

 

At any time, parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their children in association with a particular account and can request that we delete from our records the personal information we have collected in connection with that account. Please keep in mind that a request to delete information may lead to the deletion of an account and associated content, comments and publications.

 

Parents can request access to and delete their child's personal information by logging on to the child's account through the applicable EC2 KIDS Article page. Parents will need their child's username and password. 

Parents can contact EC2 KIDS to request access to, change, or delete their child's personal information by sending an email to us at ellenjyang@gmail.com

 

In any correspondence such as e-mail or mail, please include the child's username and the parent's email address and telephone number. To protect children's privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify a parent's identity before granting access to any personal information.

 
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