Massive Creative Inc. provides a safe, fun, personalized, and informative communication channel for connecting players, coaches and families to the sports or affiliations they are passionate about. To uphold this community, Massive Creative Inc. is committed to safeguarding our users' privacy, especially the privacy of our child users. (For the purposes of this policy a child is a person 12 years of age or younger).
About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Whether playing, shopping, studying or just surfing, today's kids are taking advantage of all that the Web has to offer. But when it comes to their personal information online, who's in charge? In an effort to put parents in the driver's seat, the Federal Trade Commission has established new rules for Web site operators to make sure that kids' privacy is protected while they're online. These rules, which went into effect on April 21, 2000, are part of the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
The law requires that Web site operators post comprehensive privacy policies on their sites, notify parents about their information practices, and obtain parental consent before collecting any personal information from children under the age of 13 or allowing kids under 13 to publicly post personal information such as on web pages, bulletin boards or chat rooms without their parent's consent. For kids, this means that they will not have free reign of all that the Web has to offer, unless their parent provides consent.
Essentially, the law was enacted not to restrict Web operators from providing services and capturing useful data, but to restrict children from releasing information about themselves that could allow a stranger to contact them.
For more detailed information on COPPA, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/online/kidsprivacy.htm
Who collects information?
Any information that may be collected from children on the via Massive Creative Inc is part of Massive Creative Inc. network.
Massive Creative Inc
215 Rudder Rd, Vero Beach, FL 32963
You can email Massive Creative Inc. regarding the information collection practices of Massive Creative Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some portions of the Massive Creative Inc. program frame the content of third parties (for example, advertising banners) or link to third party Web sites. Content framed on the Massive Creative Inc. communication or third party Web sites that are linked from the Massive Creative Inc. communication may also collect information about you or your child. The information practices of those advertisers and Web sites often are outside of our control and are not covered by this privacy statement. In addition, we recommend that children use caution when exiting the Massive Creative Inc. communication through links or banners.
What kind of personal information is collected and how is it used?
Massive Creative Inc. strives to be a resource for individuals who are interested in amateur or recreational sports to share information, achievements, and ideas. We will not collect personal information about you or your child unless you provide it to us or publicly post it voluntarily and knowingly. Membership is not required for most parts of our program. However, in order to access certain sections areas of our communications program (such as message boards or chat rooms), you will be asked to provide registration data through an online registration form. The information collected may include you or your child's legal name, address, telephone number, email address, areas of interest, birth date, "username," and/or password. Information about your or your child's activities may also be collected on an aggregate (i.e., group) basis, where we will not know or keep track of precisely to whom the information relates.
Massive Creative Inc. also collects and uses information about our users to tailor the way our communication, and associated content and advertising, are presented to you. Massive Creative Inc. may review and research our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information taken from a number of sources, including information provided during registration, through use of the our site and/or email, and during promotions. Additional system information we may gather includes time, type of Web browser being used, the operating system/platform, your IP address, the web site from which you link to a Massive Creative Inc. property and/or affiliate, and CPU speed. We also take note of whether and how you use the information and services that we provide by recording site traffic patterns, user clickstreams and by maintaining log files of users' access to site files.
We will not sell or rent your child's information to third parties at all, ever, under any circumstances. If you or your child has submitted personal information to us and would like to change it or remove it from our records, simply contact us at email@example.com and we will delete the information.
What are cookies and how does Massive Creative Inc. use them?
If you do not wish your child to receive any communications from Massive Creative Inc. or its partners, you have the right to "opt out" during the user account registration process or at any time afterwards by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that "opting out" only limits Massive Creative Inc. collection of your child's information. We do not monitor public forums to filter out personal information. If you do not wish your child to have the ability to disclose his or her individually identifiable information on public forums, you must either not allow your child to register or cancel your child's account (we use the registration process as a filter to keep people who should not be posting information in public forums out).
You may cancel your child's account at any time by sending an email to email@example.com. Once Massive Creative Inc. has finished processing the cancellation, Massive Creative Inc. will delete all your child's personal information from its database and your child will no longer be able to access the public forums or create personalized Web pages.
Massive Creative Inc. maintains a secured area on the Site for transmission and storage of your child's information. Although Massive Creative Inc. will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your child's information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure. Massive Creative Inc. has no liability for disclosure of your child's information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
When your child discloses individually identifiably information in public forums (like Web pages, chat rooms and message boards), anyone can read or use it. Your child should always be careful what he or she discloses in public forums, and should never disclose information about how to contact him or her without parental permission.
You have the option of not allowing your child to post information on public forums. We only allow registered users to create Web pages or participate in chat rooms and message boards. If you do not want your child to have access to the public forums, simply do not allow your child to register or cancel your child's account. (See the Opt-Out section above for more details on how to prevent access to public forums.)
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act prohibits all operators (including Massive Creative Inc.) from conditioning a child's participation in an Internet activity on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. We do not require your child to provide more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the services offered on the Massive Creative Inc. system. While we may occasionally ask you or your child for additional information, your child only needs to provide the information identified as necessary for that specific activity. For example, if your child wishes to create his or her own Web page or participate in chat rooms or message boards, we require an email address. We need an email address so that we can contact you or your child if there are any problems with the content on your child's Web page and to prevent abuse of our public forums. The information collected during registration (including name, birth date, email address, country, and zip code) is necessary for us to provide the services that we provide.
How can parents review the personal information collected about their children?
Parents can review or delete the personal information collected about their child or refuse to allow any further collection or use of their child's personal information by submitting a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Access to and control over your child's data requires authentication of the parent's identity.
What if I have more questions?