A Message for Parents
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires us to inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. It also requires that we obtain parental consent before we allow children under the age of 13 to use certain features of the Site.
For more information about COPPA, click here.
Scope of this Policy
BY USING OR ACCESSING OUR SERVICES, OR BY PERMITTING YOUR CHILD TO USE OR ACCESS OUR SERVICES, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY.
Bryant’s Music. (“BryantsMusic.com,” “BruantsMusic,” “we,” or “our”) operates the BryantsMusic.com website (the “Site”), including any social networking service, Web page, platform, or application offered through the Site. We at BryantsMusic are dedicated to safeguarding your child’s privacy.
We may offer members, including child members, the ability to participate in social networking activities with their extended families including the following:
◦ Photo Sharing
◦ Instant Messaging
◦ Game Playing
◦ Content Sharing
The Site is available to children under the age of 13 only with parental consent; while the Site is intended for parents, children and other family members alike, it is intended to be used by children under the age of 13 only with significant parental involvement and approval.
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use this Site without a parent’s permission. Children under the age of 13 also may not subscribe to, or create their own account with, this Site. Children may only have a special child account that is established by, and with the permission of, a parent.
We are required by COPPA to use reasonable efforts to ensure that before we collect any personal information from a child, the child’s parent receives notice of and consents to our information practices. As a parent, you should know that through the Site children under the age of 13 may participate in activities that involve the collection or use of personal information. However, children may not participate in any Site activities without a parent’s permission.
If your child is under age 13, we must have ”verifiable parental consent” before we collect and use your child’s personal information. We require that all child accounts be created by a parent, and associated with the parent’s account, in order to ensure that we obtain consent before obtaining any personal information a child. Before a parent can create a child account they must complete a high-level verification process.
Parents can provide verifiable consent through the use of a credit card transaction or a signed printed consent form. Once a parent has provided us with verifiable consent, he or she will be able to add an account for a child to his or her own account. The child’s account will be associated with the parent’s account and the parent will have full access to and control over the child’s account.
Information We Collect From Children and How We Collect It
Information We Collect Directly
Upon verification, a parent must enter their child’s first name, user ID and a password to create the child’s account. We may also request additional optional information about a child directly from the child or the child’s parent, such as last name; date of birth; email address; contact information; nickname and grade level. We may also ask a child for information relating to his or her preferences about topics such as the child’s gift “Wish Lists;” however, such information is optional and as a parent you may prevent your child from submitting such information or delete such information at any time. A child’s participation in Site activities is not conditioned on the child providing any more personal information than is reasonably necessary for participating in the activities.
Information We Collect Passively
We may also passively collect information on site usage patterns or through content that members, including child members, post on our blogs or online forums. For example, we may collect certain non-personal information from all visitors to our site, such as IP address, the date and time of visit, time spent on the site, the type of browser used (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system used (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS), the ISP from which the visitor receives Internet access, and aggregate information regarding what pages users of the site access or visit. This information may be combined with the personal information we collect from users.
Content Posted to or Sent Through Site
Please note that by their very nature email accounts, chat rooms, blogs, message boards, and other interactive services allow children to disclose information, including personal information (such as their real names, addresses or phone numbers), about themselves or others. We strive to prevent children from disclosing personal information through our products and services. For example, we monitor content posted our blogs and forums for inappropriate content and we caution children not to disclose personal information while using website. However, we do not review any content before it is posted and cannot guarantee that we will find and remove all inappropriate content that has been posted to our Site.
Children may nevertheless still disclose personal information to their correspondents (e.g., in their exchange of e-mails) or in our online forums. Parents should advise their children not to share any personally identifiable or contact information online, even if such personal information is provided in correspondence only between family members within their network. Parents should closely monitor their children’s use of the Site.
Tracking Activities on the Site
When your child is logged into his or her account, we track your child’s activities within the Site. For example, we track the pages visited, the length of time spent logged in, the information submitted about preferences or Wish Lists, and comments posted on other members pages. This information is associated with your child’s BryantsMusic username and may be combined with the personally identifiable information we collect from him or her.
We may partner with third parties to provide content and/or to display targeted advertisements. We will not share your child’s personally identifiable information with these third parties. However, some of these third parties may use tracking technologies, such as cookies and Web beacons, on our Site in order to track user activity. We do not exercise control over or have access to these tracking technologies or the information practices of these parties, which are subject to the privacy policies of these third parties.
How We Use Your Child’s Personal Information
We may use the personal information that we collect from a child to determine whether he or she is eligible to use our site, to obtain consent from his or her parent to use the service, to provide an interactive online experience, to send newsletters, and to provide content that we believe that the child may be interested in. In addition, we may use some of the information we collect about your child to display to him or her targeted advertising or other content that we think may be of interest.
We may use non-personal information such as information about the pages visited to improve the design, content and performance of our site, or to analyze site usage and the popularity of certain pages of the Site.
We may also match the non-personal information we collect from children (such as pages visited) with the personal information (such as the member’s name and age or other account information) in our database. Such combined information is kept in our internal database under the member’s user name.
Parents may request information from us on the type of data being collected, view their child’s information, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their child’s information.
How We Share a Child’s Personal Information with Third Parties
We will not sell, rent or trade your child’s personal information. We may disclose the personal information we obtain from children to our affiliates; however, if we do so the affiliate’s use and disclosure of the personal information will be subject to restrictions at least as strict as those contained in this Policy. We may also disclose such information to our third party vendors who may generate content, provide customer service or billing services, process parental consents, and/or monitor or manage interactive features available on our website – These third parties have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information, and the information is not shared with any of these third parties for their own marketing purposes.
In addition, the information collected from your child as part of your child’s profile information, such as name and age, is shared with parent-approved relatives and friends. All of the information provided by a child is always visible to the child’s parent. A parent can disable, delete or modify any of his or her child’s information or friends by logging in and accessing that child’s profile.
We may disclose personally identifiable information in response legal process – for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose such information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms or this Policy, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer personal information if we are acquired by or merged with another company or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.
Aggregate and Anonymized Information
We may also share aggregate or anonymized information about children with non-affiliated third parties for advertising, marketing or research purposes. For example, we may share demographic information about users with our marketing partners and third party advertisers, which may be used to determine what types of advertising content to display to Site users. However, we will never share your child’s personally identifiable information with any third parties for marketing, advertising or research purposes.
How To Review, Delete or Alter the Information Collected From Your Child
You can review your child’s personal information at any time. You may revoke consent to collect your child’s personal information at any time. You can also have your child’s personal information deleted and refuse to permit further collection of such information by us.
If you wish to view, delete or modify the information we have collected about your child or delete your child’s account, you may do this by logging in to your account at any time, or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please understand that, even after removal, member content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or by others if a member has copied or stored such content.
We have implemented commercially reasonable safeguards to protect personal information that we collect and store. Despite these precautions, however, no data security safeguards are foolproof. Unauthorized individuals may find ways to obtain personal information from or to access the Site. Please keep in mind that we cannot and do not guarantee that content posted at the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Any content that you post or allow your child to post is at your own risk.
Third Party Links
At times, our website may contain links to other third party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy but, instead, is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. BryantsMusic is not responsible for your access to and use of such third party websites.
We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. We will post a notice on this website if and when this policy changes to alert visitors that a new policy is in place. If we intend to use or disclose your child’s personal information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email and obtain your consent to such changes.
If you have questions, comments or concerns about any of our privacy policies or practices, or to raise any other issue related to privacy, you may contact Bryant’s Music at:
P.O. Box 44074 Fort Washington, MD 20749