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Privacy policy

Privacy policy 2018-05-23T08:22:53+00:00

Welcome to the One Globe Kids website, brought to you by Globe Smart Kids.

We’re happy you’re here.  

Below you’ll find details on our Privacy Policy, which together with our Terms and Conditions of Use, govern One Globe Kid’s relationship with you as you use our website, our online friend’s platform, and/or the One Globe Kids apps.

Globe Smart Kids values your privacy and, above all else, the privacy of your children. Children under 13 years of age are the primary user group of One Globe Kids.  In the below policies, whenever we use the term “user” we assume this includes children under 13 years of age unless specifically noted otherwise.

Our privacy policy describes what information we collect and how it is used: 1) on our general website, and 2) through our apps and online friends platform.

Before we get to the details, here’s a quick summary of what you get with the One Globe Kids, whether you use it as an app or online:

  • No advertisements;
  • No social interaction or social media software;
  • No location software;
  • No links to other websites;
  • If you use our free iOS app or sign up for free on our website, we will give you the option of purchasing additional global stories!

One Globe Kids is kidSAFE certified, a MOMs with apps member and a supporter of the KNOW what’s inside campaign.

Privacy policy for general website

If you continue to browse and use the One Globe Kids general website, it means that you accept the following Privacy Policy, which together with our Terms and Conditions of Use, govern One Globe Kid’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

What information we collect

Our general website provides information about One Globe Kids and our products, the One Globe Kids apps and the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform.

No personally identifiable information is collected when users visit the One Globe Kids general website (www.oneglobekids.org).  Although we do use Google Analytics to collect general statistics about how our website is found and which pages are most visited, we only do so using IP masking to ensure that this data collection is completely anonymous.  Use of our general site cannot be tracked back to a complete IP address or any other personally identifying data.

How this information is used

We use anonymous statistics collected by Google Analytics to understand how our website is found by users and what parts of the website are visited the most often.  Your IP address is “masked,” which means that the final digits are removed prior to the collection of any information.  Because of this, the data is completely anonymous and cannot be associated with individuals or a particular computer.

Other

While our products, the One Globe Kids apps and Online Friends platform, do not contain any links to other websites, our general website does have limited direct links to other websites.  From our homepage, you can visit One Globe Kids on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Visitors are also given the option of sharing our website via a variety of social media programs.

We may also include links to other global and international resources for parents, children, and educators.  We include these links because we like these things and think that you might as well.

 

Privacy Policy for One Globe Kids Online Friends

If you use the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform, it means that you accept the following Privacy Policy, which together with our Terms and Conditions of Use, govern One Globe Kid’s relationship with you in relation to our Online Friends platform.

What information we collect

No personally identifiable information is collected on the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform unless a user chooses to sign up or log in.  Although we do use Google Analytics to collect general statistics about how our website is found and which pages are most visited, we only do so using IP masking to ensure that this data collection is completely anonymous.  Use of our website cannot be tracked back to a complete IP address.

Everyone who signs up for a Family or Educator account on the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform is asked to create an account, which requires a username, email address, and password.

Users who decide to become One Globe Kids Advocates are asked to provide personal information to facilitate this purchase transaction including the name on the credit card, the address for the card, and the credit card details.  This information is processed by Stripe.com and only used to complete the requested transaction. It is not stored.

To enable registered users (free account members and Advocates) to monitor and adjust their own accounts, we have collect and store information related to their registration. This information is available to users online within their member account. Users are able to delete their membership and all of their information at any time.

How this information is used

The username, email address, and password created during registration on the One Globe Kids Online platform are never shared with a third party and cannot be used for user-to-user contact. We do not collaborate or share any information with advertising agencies or other third parties beyond what is required to complete a user’s purchase on the site or provide us with anonymous, general information about how our website is used.

Username and Password

The username and password are used solely for the purpose of providing support for the internal operations of the site and personalized content. Personalized content means that when a user log’s in, they directly access the content available to them dependent on their level of membership.

Confirming Consent

The email address is used by One Globe Kids to confirm their registration and parental consent for a particular user to access the Online Friends platform:

  • As soon as a user registers on the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform, we send an email to the provided parent’s email address to inform them that their address has been used to register on our site with the associated username.  The parent is requested to confirm consent for the use of our site by clicking on a link included in the email.  Parents are asked to confirm consent quickly because if we don’t hear from them within one week of registration, we will disable access to the site for that particular username and password.
  • Once we receive confirmed consent, we send a follow-up email one week later to again notify the user that consent was given for the username associated with the email address to use the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform. If the user wants to revoke consent, they have the option of doing so via a link in the email.
  • We use the provided email address to send updates about the One Globe Kids platform, for example, when new friends join the platform or if new education materials become available. If the user prefers not to receive these updates, they may choose to opt-out when they confirm consent. It is also possible to unsubscribe at any time via the link in these emails.

Cookies

When a user is logged in and is using the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform, session cookies create a random session ID to keep the user logged in and to enable them to navigate the site and access the stories they have already purchased. Session cookies exist only when users are using the website and are deleted when the user logs out and/or closes her web browser.  They do not allow personally identifiable information to be tracked over time or across different websites or services.

Analytics

We use anonymous statistics collected by Google Analytics to understand how our website is found by users and what parts of the website are visited the most often.  Each IP address is “masked,” which means that the last digits are removed prior to the collection of any information.  Because of this, the data is completely anonymous and cannot be associated with individuals or a particular computer.

Security

The security, integrity and confidentiality of user information are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect user information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, and modification.

When a user accesses any web page in the Online Friends platform domain, they are automatically redirected to the HTTPS version of the page, which means that they have established a secure SSL connection.  This SSL connection means that their web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) has examined the SSL certificate from our website and determined it to be authentic.  All information entered online via a secure SSL connection is encrypted before being sent over the server.  This is a standard internet security protocol that is used to prevent security breaches of valuable data, including financial data.

Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

How you can access, change, or delete personally identifiable information

If you are a registered user of the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform, you may access, change, or delete the personal information that we have collected through your personal membership account.

Privacy Policy for One Globe Kids mobile apps

The One Globe Kids apps are available via the Apple App Store.  This privacy policy explains how Globe Smart Kids and One Globe Kids collect and use personal information via our apps.  By downloading the app and/or purchasing additional stories through the in-app purchase option within the app, you accept the following privacy policy.

What information we collect

The One Globe Kids apps:

  • Do not collect any personally identifiable information from users.
  • Do not use any analytic software that tracks users.
  • Do not include any advertisements or allow advertising companies to collect data from our app.
  • Do not use your geographic location.
  • Do not link to other websites.
  • Do not link to any social media networks.

Within these apps, users may upload their own image, take their own photo, or select an icon to use within the app.  This image, photo or icon is only stored locally on the device and cannot be transferred or shared.

Within these apps, users may record themselves and listen to their own voice (counting in Kirundi, for example!).  These recordings are only stored locally on the device and cannot be transferred or shared.

Within the apps, users can “put themselves and their friends on the globe.”  This information is only stored locally on the device and cannot be transferred or shared.  You can put a dot on the map on your screen, but there is no connection whatsoever to any mapping or geo-location service.  It’s intended to help children understand where they live in relation to their new friends.

How this information is used

The One Globe Kids apps do not collect or use any user information.  The images, audio, and map locations that you create within the apps remain on your individual device and are never transferred or shared.

Additional Privacy Information

How we will notify you if our Privacy Policy changes

We may amend our Privacy Policy at any time.  We will send an email to registered users to notify them of any material changes in the way we intend to collect, use, and/or share users’ personal information.  For users who are not registered, we recommend that you check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Questions or Concerns?

If you need further assistance, please contact us by email hello@globesmartkids.org