Press4Kids Inc. is the home company of News-O-Matic.
Press4Kids provides interactive digital content in various formats: text, audio and video.
In our applications, Press4Kids asks for the child first name, birthday and location but this information is not required to subscribe. A subscription can be made without providing any child’s personal information. Press4Kids requires Children to get a parent or guardian’s permission before subscribing and or submitting any information.
Why does Press4Kids ask for this?
First name: We use this information to personalize the app experience, welcome the child by name, and manage multiple users throughout the same subscription.
Location: We use the user’s location to pinpoint his or her location on our interactive maps. We DO NOT store this information.
Press4Kids will never disclose any child’s personal information.
Press4Kids also asks for the email address of teachers and educators so they can be sent important information by email such as Teacher Guide for Teachers or Headlines of News-O-Matic for Parents. Please note that this information is not required to subscribe to the application. Email addresses are only obligatory for those who wish to receive our School Edition and/or newsletter. Press4Kids will not disclose any personal information to any third party, except to a respected and secure third party used to help us distribute our School Edition or informative newsletter or if requested by law.
In other services, Press4Kids does not ask for any personal information nor does it collect any personal information.
Press4Kids may collect non-personal, aggregated information about users of our services. This information is not personally identifiable and will only be used to figure out how users use our products. For example, this information will show how much time users spend on the service, from where (which sites) users came, and to where (sites) users go. The collection of this information allows Press4Kids to, among other things, prepare for traffic load demands and to efficiently distribute our email newsletter or improve our services.
In addition, students usage data may be retained only for educational purposes (# of articles read, # of words read, answers to assessment questions). At any moment, Parents can request deletion of their children data at the following email address: email@example.com
REVIEW AND ACCESS
You will have the ability to access the information that we have collected about you. You will have an opportunity to correct, update, or modify this information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents can request deletion of their children data at that same email address: email@example.com
At any time, subscribers to our email services or newsletter and/or teacher edition can unsubscribe by clicking to the unsubscribe link provided in the emails.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Press4Kids is compliant with the guidelines created by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws and regulations protecting children’s privacy on the Internet. We do not allow persons under 13 years of age to create user accounts without a parent or adult present. Any child using the Service must do so with permission from a parent or guardian. While we make every effort to make child’s experience safe, we encourage parents to monitor the child’s use of our application or website. When registering your child for a subscription, we will ask general questions including their name, age, gender and location. While this information is used to customize the child’s experience, it is not mandatory. We do not disclose this information for any purpose except to provide you with quality service. Any data shared is done so on an anonymous aggregate basis.
TRACKING & THIRD PARTY COOKIES (Website Only)
LINKS TO OTHER SITES (Website Only)
As part of the service, Press4Kids may create links allowing you to access third-party sites. Press4Kids is not responsible for the content that appears on these sites and does not endorse these sites. Please consult the sites’ individual privacy policies in order to determine how they treat user information.
IP ADDRESS (Website Only)
Your Internet Protocol (”IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. From time to time, we may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information and administer our Website.
All information described above is stored on restricted database servers.
BREACH RESPONSE PLAN
Here are the steps that will be followed in case of data breach: 1- Immediate communication to CTO, CEO & Director of Operations; 2- Shut down the servers hosted on AWS; 3- restore from daily executed back up; 4- scan the data for infection; 5- Inform teachers and school administrators; 6- Generate new passwords: Teachers / administrators will use the reset password link.
MODIFICATION TO THIS POLICY
Please send all emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update: 10/06/2020