COPPA Compliance

How does EmeraldGames.com handle children’s information?

NOTE TO PARENTS
EmeraldGames.com has developed its Services to be an enjoyable experience for users of all ages, including those under 13 (“Children” or “Child”). Please discuss this Policy with your Children so that they will better understand how to use the Services and the information they may be asked to provide when using the Services. EmeraldGames.com believes that providing its visitors with accurate and adequate notice about the Services will inform choices and decisions about how to use the Services, and will better protect its users’ privacy. If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this section.

EmeraldGames.com is committed to compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), a federal law designed to protect Children online. We take Children’s privacy seriously, and encourage parents to take an active role in protecting their Children’s privacy and online experience at all times. Except as otherwise outlined in this Policy, we do not collect personal information from users of the Services.

Services Directed to Children

EmeraldGames.com’s Services contain content appropriate for a wide range of audiences, including Children. For a list of Services that EmeraldGames.com treats as being directed to Children under COPPA, please contact us using our contact us page section or through whois lookup.

Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information

EmeraldGames.com may collect and store persistent identifiers (e.g., cookies, IP addresses, etc.) from Children without parental consent for the purpose of supporting the internal operations of the Service or as otherwise permitted under COPPA.

EmeraldGames.com may collect and store other personal information about Children if this information is submitted by a Child with prior parental consent or by the parent or guardian of the Child. If a Service is directed to children under COPPA, we may ask users to verify their dates of birth before collecting any personal information from them. Those users that indicate they are Children are either blocked from the activity or taken through a parental consent process.

EmeraldGames.com may collect and store the following types of personal information about a Child when submitted by a Child with prior parental consent or by the parent or guardian of the Child: first and/or last name, email address, parent’s or guardian’s name, and parent’s or guardian’s email address. EmeraldGames.com may also collect the Child’s mailing address and/or telephone number when necessary to respond to an inquiry or fulfill a transaction, such as sending the winner of a contest or sweepstakes the awarded prize. EmeraldGames.com may also collect demographic information about a Child such as the Child’s date of birth, gender, toy and game ownership and other preferences, and combine such information with the Child’s personal information. Please refer to the sections entitled “Privacy Policy” and “Disclaimer” for further details on the information we collect and the tools we use to collect it.

When registering an account to play online games, we may collect a username and password from registrants for the purpose of saving that user’s gaming activities (e.g., how many games played on website, scores, points, comments, reporting broken games). Once collected, we may also use the game play information for our internal & external marketing and demographic studies so that we can improve the products and services we provide our visitors in order to better meet their needs, or as otherwise described in this Policy or within our Privacy Police & Disclaimer. Please note that we use aggregated (i.e., non-personal) information for analytics purposes.

Additionally, we are prohibited by COPPA from conditioning a Child’s participation in an activity – like contests – on the Child’s disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. This means that if we don’t need a specific piece of information (like the Child’s phone number) to allow the Child to participate in a contest, we simply won’t ask for it, even with parental consent. To read about the steps EmeraldGames.com takes to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of all users’ personal information, please see our section on “Privacy Policy” and “Disclaimer”

Disclosure of Children’s Personal Information

We follow our standard policy (“Piracy Police & Disclaimer as well as COPPA compliance”) for the disclosure of personal information collected from and about Children.

Parental Access

A parent who has already given EmeraldGames.com permission to collect and use his or her Child’s personal information can, at any time, do the following: (1) review, correct, or delete the Child’s personal information; and/or (2) discontinue further collection or use of the Child’s personal information. To do so, please refer to the confirmation email provided to you when you gave consent or contact EmeraldGames.com’s contact us section or whois lookup. Please be sure to include your Child’s username and email address, your name and email address, and the name of the site on which your Child is registered. Alternatively, you may contact us through out contact us section or whois lookup.

For any other issue, please contact us. We will be happy to take your request.

Useful Resourceful Links for more information regarding COPPA

https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/privacy-and-security/children’s-privacy

https://www.ftc.gov/safe-harbor-program

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions