Ohio Swimming's C.O.P.P.A. Policy:
It is important to Ohio Swimming (OSI) that parents and guardians have control over what information is collected from their children online and how such information is or may be used. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) imposes restrictions on commercial websites.
It is OSI’s policy to be compliant with the requirements of COPPA and not to solicit or collect information about or from children age thirteen (13) and under.
In the event that the OSI receives a communication clearly indicating that it has been submitted by a child age thirteen (13) or younger, under no circumstances will any personal information be published on the OSI website, be used for a purpose not intended by its sender, or shared with third parties before obtaining parental consent. At any time, parents may ask to review their child’s information, delete it or ask that it not be used in the future by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OSI website contains links to other websites intended to contain educational content for children. While OSI has selected sites that it believes offer good, reliable information, OSI is not responsible for the content provided or these sites’ adherence to COPPA. It is important that parents and guardians monitor their children’s online communication to ensure that children do not provide personally identifiable information to websites that parents and guardians find unacceptable. Parents and guardians are encouraged to advise children to ask them or an adult to look at what they are doing first if they wish to give their name, address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal information. If you would like more information about COPPA, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s official COPPA page at: http://www.coppa.org