1. I do want to have a competition on my child-directed website. Could I utilize the Rule’s “one-time contact” exclusion to prior parental consent?
Yes, in the event that you precisely design your contest. You could make use of the “one time contact” exception then only contact such children once when the contest ends to notify them if they have won or lost if you collect children’s online contact information, and only this information, to enter them in the contest, and. At that time, you need to delete the contact that is online you have got collected.
If, but, you expect to make contact with the children multiple time, you need to make use of the exception that is“multiple-contact” that you can also needs to gather a parent’s online email address and supply parents with direct notice of the information methods and a chance to decide down. Either way, the Rule forbids you against utilizing the children’s online contact information for almost any other function, and needs one to make sure the safety associated with the information, that will be especially important in the event that competition operates for almost any amount of time.
Should you want to collect any information from children online beyond online contact information regarding the contest entries – such as gathering a winner’s home target to mail a reward – you have to first offer moms and dads with direct notice and get verifiable parental permission, while you would for any other forms of private information collection beyond online contact information. You may ask the child to provide his parent’s online contact information and use that identifier to notify the parent if the child wins the contest if you do need to obtain a mailing address and wish to stay within the one-time exception. In your reward notification message towards the parent, you could ask the moms and dad to give a true home mailing target to deliver the award, or invite the moms and dad to call a cell phone number to produce the mailing information. Læs videre “I. EXCEPTIONS TO PRIOR PARENTAL CONSENT”