Children's Privacy Policy

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY POLICY

Verion 3.0 8/11/13

GEOPALZ, LLC (“GEOPALZ”) welcome users of the GeoPalz and iBitz websites located at www.geopalz.com and at www.iBitz.com (“Site”), and the GeoPalz Application suite known as the iBitz PowerKey Application ("Application"), who are under 13 years of age (“Child” or “Children”).

Before registering, Please read, and/or have your parents read this policy carefully as it explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information from Children who register on these Sites or Applications. It also explains each parent’s (“Parent”) ability to review, request deletion of, or place certain restrictions on the collection, use, and disclosure of, Personal Information of his/her Children. Users (including Children) may use many aspects of the Application and Site without providing any Personal Information, in which case this Children’s Privacy Policy does not apply.

Trusted parties, such as relatives, teachers, doctors or anyone else whom the Parent or Child has given their childs confidential login credentials to will also be defined as a Parent in the context of this policy.

Our general Privacy Policy, available at www.geopalz.com/privacypolicy.php applies to all users of this Site and Application and affiliated Sites and Applications listed above who are ages 14 or older, or, who use this Site without registering on this Site. This Children’s Privacy Policy is incorporated into GEOPALZ’s Terms of Use, available at https://www.geopalz.com/terms/index.php. Unless otherwise defined in this Children’s Privacy Policy, capitalized terms will have the meanings set forth in the Terms of Use.

PARENTAL CONSENT

We are required by law to obtain verifiable parental consent in order to collect, use, or disclose Personal Information from Children who are, or have stated they under 13 years old.

When a Child registers for an account, before the account is permanently activated, we require the Parent to verify his/her consent by email immediatley. We do this in compliance of COPPA guidlines through email requesting a Parent to verify Consent via either a Credit Card verification or a verbal confirmation via voice mail to confirm a child’s registration.

By giving consent, a Parent (i) agrees that the Child’s online and applications activities are subject to the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, and this Children’s Privacy Policy, and (ii) consents to our collection, use, and limited disclosure of Personal Information collected from the Child as described in this Children’s Privacy Policy. Once such consent is received and processed, we will activate the Child’s account permanently. If permission is not granted the child receives a message upon their next login asking if the email data that they entered for their parents is correct and then asks them to send a final reminder email to their parents for approval. After email has been sent the child's account is then put on suspension until after the parent approves the email request.

INFORMATION THE CHILD PROVIDES

“Personal Information” means data that allows someone to identify or contact the Child, including, for example, a Child’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about the Child that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data.

GeoPalz only collects and uses limited Personal Information from Children within our Applications and Sites in the following ways:

On registration, we ask if the child is over/under 14, if under 14 we ask for the Parent’s email address and, we ask the Child to create a user name, password to access thier account. Once the parent has provided consent, they may add a profile photo.

If the Parent chooses to adjust the childs settings they can also provide deeper data around height, weight, step and run stride for specific calorie burn and distance walked/run data as well as BMI.

Separately, when physical activity data is collected from a users shoe/hip device and is subsequently transferred via phone, we log that data and time stamp at the time of the upload of data as well as the devices ID. None of this data is used or shared with outside 3rd parties outside of our contracted service providers.

We also retain information on the Child’s behalf, such as Goals, the groups, classroom, or specific marathons or events the Child has joined through his/her account, awards and messages that the Child receives using his/her account, the Child’s iBitz or GEOPALZ product registration code if the Child registers his/her GEOPALZ on his/her account, and the steps, miles/points on his/her GEOPALZ. Optionally, if the child or parent desires to see their caloric burn and weight, height, etc also store this data to help educate the Child and Parents on their daily physical activity.

If a Child provides us feedback or contacts us via e-mail, we will collect the Child’s name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send the Child a reply.

We are prohibited by law from conditioning a Child’s participation in an activity on the Child’s disclosure of more Personal Information from the Child than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity.

INFORMATION COLLECTED VIA TECHNOLOGY

To make our Application/Site more useful, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider, specifically Amazon Cloud Hosting) may collect Personal Information from the Child, including browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to the Child’s computer when the Child uses the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for the Child’s visit. We may also use Cookies (as defined below) and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of the Child’s visit and the solutions and information for which the Child searched and which the Child viewed. Like most Internet services, we may automatically gather this Personal Information and store it in log files each time the Child visits our Site or accesses the Child’s account on our network. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to a users computer’s hard drive while the user is viewing a web site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once the Child closes the Child’s web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on the Child’s computer until they are deleted) to provide the Child with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If the Child chooses to disable Cookies, some areas of our Site may not work properly.

USE OF INFORMATION

GEOPALZ uses a Child’s Personal Information in the following ways:

to enable the Child to use the Application and Site features that are only available to users with an account;

to facilitate the creation of and secure a Child’s account on our network;

to identify the Child as a user in our system;

to provide improved administration and quality of experience on this Site; and to improve our products and services.

We communicate with the Child’s Parents any service-related announcements (e.g., notices of any updates to our Site, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, or Children’s Privacy Policy) when we believe it is necessary to do so; however, we will provide the Parent with a copy of such service-related announcements. Parents may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature, but if a Parent does not wish her Child to receive these communications, the Parent has the option to terminate the Child’s account.

We will periodically communicate with the Parent information that directly promotes the use of our Site or the purchase of our products and services. If a Parent receives these communications from us, the Parent will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the communication that the Parent or Child receives or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).

We may create anonymous information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as a Child’s name, email address, etc) that make the data personally identifiable to the Child. We use this anonymous information to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Site, products, and services. GEOPALZ reserves the right to use and disclose anonymous information to third parties in its discretion.

PARENT’S CHOICES REGARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION

We provide Parents the following choices with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of their Child’s Personal Information. A Parent, Trusted Guardian or Trusted Party "PARENT" (Teacher, Relative, Doctor, etc) has the right to review and modify the Child’s Personal Information, which they can obtain only by logging into the Child’s account with their confidential user name and password created during registration or by contacting us directly and verbally convincing us that they are the owner of the Childs account (please see contact information below) and are the parent or gaurdian of the Child. After reviewing the Child’s Personal Information, the Parent may ask us to update or delete the Personal Information by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).

If a Parent chooses to prohibit any future collection or use of the Child’s Personal Information, the Parent may do so by terminating the Child’s account, and requesting the deletion of the Child’s Personal Information by us. Upon a Parent’s or Child's request, we will delete the Child’s account and all the information and data stored for such account. When we delete a Child’s Personal Information, it will be deleted from our active databases but may remain in our archives for a period of no more than 5 years for internal diagnostics and analysis only. GEOPALZ will not have any liability whatsoever for any termination of the account or related deletion of the Child’s Personal Information.

GEOPALZ may (and the Parent authorizes us to) rely on the instructions that we reasonably believe are given by a Child’s Parent. For example, if a person calls our customer support number and provides the confidential account information and user name and password we request, we may assume that the person calling is the "Parent" or a person authorized to modify this account.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), we may in the future. We may share some or all of a Child’s Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Children’s Privacy Policy. If another company acquires GEOPALZ or our assets, that company will possess the Child’s Personal Information collected by it and us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding the Child’s Personal Information as described in this Children’s Privacy Policy.

We may share a Child’s Personal Information with third party service providers that provide the Child with this Site, products and services; to conduct quality assurance testing; to facilitate creation of accounts; to provide technical support; or to provide specific services (collectively, the “Outsourcing Purposes”). These third party service providers are required not to use a Child’s Personal Information other than to provide the services requested by GEOPALZ. You expressly consent to the sharing of your Child’s Personal Information with our contractors and other service providers for the sole purpose of providing services to your Child within the context of the GeoPalz service and applications.

Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Child’s Personal Information, GEOPALZ may disclose such Personal Information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on GEOPALZ; or (b) protect or defend the rights or property of GEOPALZ or users of this Site (collectively, the “Enforcement Purposes”).

SECURITY

GEOPALZ is committed to protecting the security of a Child’s Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect a Child’s Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, you should know that GEOPALZ cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information and sometimes mistakes may happen. However, We can assure you that this is « top of mind » and hypercritical function and, our own children also use our sites and applications.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our provision of a link to any other website, is for the Child’s convenience and does not specifically signify our endorsement of such other website or its contents. When the Child clicks on such a link, the Child will leave our site and go to another website. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or anonymous information from the Child. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of data after the Child clicks on links to such outside websites.

CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This Children’s Privacy Policy is a living document. As part of the Terms of Use, this Children’s Privacy Policy is subject to occasional amendment, in accordance with the terms of the Terms of Use. If we plan to make material changes to our collection, use, or disclosure of Children’s Personal Information, we will revise this Children’s Privacy Policy to reflect those changes, notify the Parents of Children via the Parents’ registered email addresses, and request renewed verifiable consent from those Parents. Sixty (60) days after such notice has been sent to Parents, we will implement the planned changes and suspend the use of any accounts for which we have not received verifiable Parental consent.

CONTACT US

GEOPALZ, LLC owns and operates this Site and Application and is the company that wishes to collect Personal Information from Children on this Site and Application. GEOPALZ welcomes comments or questions regarding this Children’s Privacy Policy. Please e-mail us at info@GEOPALZ.com or contact us at the following address or phone number:

GEOPALZ, LLC

PO Box 1170

Boulder, CO 80306

Phone: 303-938-0333

This Children's Privacy Policy was updated 12/20/12, 8/1/13, 8/11/13.