Effective Date: 08/25/2020
At STOPit Solutions (“STOPit”), we are committed to protecting children and one way we do that is by complying with applicable children’s privacy laws. For residents of the United States, we protect children under the age of 13 as required by the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and its regulations. If you would like to learn more about COPPA, please see OnGuard Online or the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) COPPA FAQs. To review guidance issued by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada with respect to children’s privacy, please see “Collecting from kids? Ten tips for services aimed at children and youth.”
Information Practices Regarding Children Under 13
Our general websites, including www.stopitsolutions.com, and our STOPit Admin toolset are not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through those websites or through STOPit Admin. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 on one of our general purpose websites, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STOPit reporting application (“STOPit app”) (including its browser-based version) may be used by children under the age of 13, but we do not request, prompt, or encourage children to submit their personal information through the STOPit App. Although children may choose to voluntarily include personal information in an incident report made through the STOPit app, we have no control over this.
STOPit SafeScreen may also be used by children under the age of 13. STOPit SafeScreen requires a user to register in order to use it and that process requires that we collect certain personal information to determine eligibility for entry into a school.
Your child’s school has chosen to make one or more of these products and services offered by STOPit Solutions available to its students. As is permitted under COPPA regulations, a school will provide children with access to these products and services and, on the basis of the school’s authorization, we presume the school has obtained any requisite parental consent. We urge parents to contact their child’s school to learn more about how the school uses our products and services and the data we provide them, as well as details regarding other software and online services the school uses. You can learn more about COPPA and schools from the FTC at this link.
Certain information may automatically be collected when your child uses our products and services, such as: IP address; browser type; operating system and device/hardware; general location, if available; and other logging information, including the date and time of reports made through STOPit’s products and services.
Reports submitted by users through the STOPit app are designed to be anonymous. When your child makes a report, we will collect the information that your child provides and transmit the report to your child’s school, which sees only that the report was made by an “anonymous user.” In the same way, if your child uses STOPit MESSENGER, which is designed to allow anonymous direct interaction with the school, STOPit will only tell the school that the communication came from an “anonymous user.” As noted, your child may choose to voluntarily provide information in a report (or while using STOPit MESSENGER) that may allow their school to identify them, but we never request, prompt, or encourage children to submit their personal information as part of a report or while using STOPit MESSENGER.
STOPit SafeScreen is a registered product and requires that your child provide certain personal information in order to use it properly. This personal information also allows us to perform certain services required by a school.
We may de-identify and aggregate information about your child’s incident reports with others’ information to help us operate and better manage our products and services; to further our mission and objectives; and to inform your child’s school or other groups that support and use STOPit’s products and services.
Parents’ Rights & Choices
When utilizing the STOPit app, we never request, prompt, or encourage children to submit their personal information to STOPit. Your child chooses how much and what kind of information to include in reports they make through the app. When registering for STOPit SafeScreen, however, certain personal information is required in order to use this product. This personal information and all information associated with our products and services is stored in a safe and secure hosting environment.
Because of the functionality of the STOPit app, and particularly because reports submitted through the app are designed to be anonymous, parents may not be able to review or delete their child’s personal information through the STOPit app directly. To the extent a child has submitted personal information as part of a report, parents may review that information through the school, who has received the student’s report. As a parent, you can refuse to permit further collection or use of your child’s information.
If you would like to exercise your parental rights, or have any questions regarding your child’s use of any of our products and services, we urge you to first contact officials at your child’s school, which has provided your child with access, and we may direct you to them. You may also contact us using the contact information below.
If your child’s school provides our products and services for your child’s use, we urge you to contact school officials regarding how data is collected, used, shared and managed, or if you would like to access, correct or delete information regarding your child.
You may also contact us using the following information:
ATTN: Privacy Office
101 Crawfords Corner Road, Suite 4-105R
Holmdel, New Jersey 07733