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The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires all websites to inform parents and legal guardians about how they collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age. While we believe anything that is put in place to protect children online is beneficial, it is generally not enough. To exceed the minimum requirements of COPPA, we have restricted not only access to certain parts of our websites, but we have also restricted the registration process as well. The following policy describes what type of information we collect from your child, how we use this information, and most importantly, how we protect this information.

The information we collect and how it is used by

When a child between the ages of 5 and 18, joins or any other SafeWave website, certain personal information is collected during the registration process. This information may include, but is not limited to, names, gender, and date of birth, school information, and email addresses in order to process a registration request. Under COPPA, we may not and do not, limit your child’s participation on any SafeWave website on the provision of obtaining more information than is reasonably necessary for your child to register with our site.

In order for you to provide consent and activate your child’s account, we collect from you your name and email address, as well as your signature on a registration document, Parent/Student Contract. This information serves as consent for your child to participate on the restricted areas of the SafeWave websites and serves as a mechanism to inform you if your child violates any of the terms and conditions of their contract.

By giving SafeWave consent to create an account for their websites, you acknowledge that your child’s content which includes, but is not limited to, blog posts, comments, forum posts, pictures, music, videos, and interaction with other registered children of their age group may be viewed by anyone registered in your child’s age specific network. It is important to note that the content on our site is monitored by both filters and human eyes to help prevent inappropriate content from being posted on any SafeWave site and your child must follow the Acceptable Use Policy and Zero Tolerance Policy.

If you do not provide consent, then your child’s participation will be limited to the open access areas of the SafeWave sites where no information collected and no interaction is permitted.

In the course of providing web-based products and services and in order to provide the highest quality user experience for our users, SafeWave tracks the activity of users accessing our site. This information includes IP addresses, page views, unique visitors, and repeat visitors. This data is not correlated in any way with any personally identifiable information.

Security and protection of information we collect:

Information we collect is stored in a secure data facility, passwords are encrypted, and is only available to authorized personnel on a need-to-know basis.

We take additional, reasonable precautions to secure and protect the information we collect. All personal information is password protected on all of the SafeWave websites. Access to this information is also restricted within the SafeWave organization to select individuals who have all been cleared by various law enforcement agencies (including, but not limited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement agencies). Additionally, certain data, such as registration information, is collected via the most secure SSL connection available. Although we make every effort to secure personal information and data, we are aware that no information collected over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. If we become aware of a security breach that may affect your personal information, we will notify you via the email address you provide.

If you have any questions or concerns about how SafeWave secures personal information, contact us at

To complete a child’s online registration, we require a parent or legal guardian sign and date the Parent/Student Contract (click to print). Once this contract is signed, the child brings this document to his/her school where a school representative will complete the registration process. You will be notified by email once this is complete so that your child may begin accessing the website.

Parents or legal guardians may request that we remove children’s personal information at any time. They can do this by sending an email to

Information we share:

The SafeWave family of websites are safe and educational social networking sites. As such, personal information may be read by others if it's posted in a blog entry, a message, a comment, a picture album or other areas where children are allowed to post content. If a parent objects to any information posted by their child, they may contact SafeWave and we will delete the content in question. Please be specific regarding this request. We reserve the right to verify any requests to delete user created content or user posting prior to our removing them from our websites. Requests can be made by emailing us at

SafeWave does not sell, lease or provide personal individual information to any third party entity. SafeWave will share group demographic information as statistical data under the following circumstances:

  1. In order to develop sponsors and provide certain products or services consistent with our Mission Statement, we may share group (not individual personal information) information as part of statistical data with third party vendors, contractors, or business partners who share our Mission Goals and Privacy Requirements. The information we share about these groups is limited to age, gender, and geographical region. We do not provide your name, school or email address to any organization. We will take all reasonable care with this information and will require these third parties to adhere to the SafeWave privacy policy whenever any information is shared with third-parties.
  2. To comply with a subpoena, court order, or other legal proceeding, or if otherwise requested by a legitimate law enforcement body to cooperate in their investigations. To prevent, investigate, or to take some other action against illegal activities, potential fraud, potential physical threats to any person, violations of our terms of service, or in any other way as required by law. If we sell all or part of our business, personal information may be disclosed as part of the sale or transfer of the business assets. Entities we sell or transfer these assets to will be bound by this privacy policy.
Contacting SafeWave

If you have any questions or concerns about the SafeWave privacy policy, you can contact us at:

Changes to the privacy policy

From time to time SafeWave may make changes to this privacy policy. We will alert you of any material changes that may impact how we use your information or the information of your child by a prominent notice on our website.

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