With the exception of your Internet Protocol (IP) address, we do not require personal information to access our website. If you prefer not to disclose personal information, you may not be able to enjoy certain features of our website. Personal information is information that identifies you and may be used to contact you.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. We take kids' privacy seriously and encourage parents to play an active role in their children's online experience at all times. If it is discovered that we have unintentionally collected information from a user under the age of 16, we will delete the child's information. If parents believe that we have unintentionally collected their child’s personal information, they should contact us to request the deletion of the information at email@example.com.
Additionally, we and our third-party service providers may also collect other types of non-personal information (known as demographic information) such as your country and occupation. This demographic information may be associated with your personal information.
In certain instances, we collect information from you through our third-party service providers. FOSI, like many other website operators, uses Google Analytics for the purpose of analyzing our user base and improving the performance of our websites and services. If you wish to learn more about Google Analytics, including how to opt-out, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We use MailChimp as a third-party email service provider and may collect your IP address and location information, including city and state, from them. Additionally, your credit card information may be shared with us if you submit a donation to us via PayPal or register for one of our events through Eventbrite.
You also can engage with our content on or through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter (or third-party social media plug-ins and applications). When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking sites, plug-ins and applications, these sites, plug-ins and applications may allow us access to certain information from your social media profile (e.g., name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, your list of friends, people you follow and/or who follow you, the posts or the 'likes' you make) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the application. We may also obtain non-personally identifiable information (e.g., content viewed and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on) from your interaction with our content.
We collect information through technology to make our websites more interesting and useful to you. For example, when you visit our website, we collect your IP address. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our websites.
Please note that there is no behavioral advertising on our website, which means that you will not see any advertising on our website that is targeted to you based on your combined activity on our website and your activity on other websites. We link to content from third parties such as YouTube. These third party sites may use additional cookies such as DoubleClick for behavioral advertising and the user should consult those third party's privacy policies for information on their privacy and cookie practices, including how to disable any cookies they may use.
Information collected from those who voluntarily submit it to us is used to provide services like newsletter subscriptions, updates on special events, and e-mail announcements of interest to our users.
We may also use your personal information for other purposes such as "Operational Uses." For example, we may use your information to send you administrative communications either about your account with us or about features of our websites.
We occasionally employ other companies to perform services necessary to our internal operations. For example, we have partnered with other companies to personalize our web pages, analyze customers' interaction with our website, and process consumer surveys. While providing their services, these companies may access your personal information. These companies have agreed to securely store and maintain the personal information received from us, and will only use the information for the designated purpose.
For practical reasons, we treat personal information submitted to us in a business capacity different from information we receive in a non-business capacity. Personal information submitted to us in a business capacity (e.g. resumes) may be shared with third parties, depending on the nature of the inquiry.
Our company does not share and has not reserved the right to share personal or demographic information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Websites and Others
We will disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that disclosure is required by law (e.g., court order or subpoena) or help enforce:
If you have any questions about any of our third-party service providers, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails or newsletters from FOSI, simply click on the unsubscribe link in the email newsletter. In certain cases, we may still retain your information to resolve disputes or comply with legal requirements; in these instances, your personal information will be blocked from use for any other purpose.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share our customer’s personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. For inquiries regarding our disclosure policy, please write us:
Family Online Safety Institute
1440 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. That's why we have technical, administrative and physical security measures in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and improper use. We also review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods. But, despite our best efforts, no security measure is ever perfect or impenetrable. Specific security measures we currently implement to prevent unauthorized physical or electronic access to web users' personal:
You are entitled to know what personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected. You can access and update or request the deletion of the personal information you previously gave us; request a portable copy of your personal information; or object to our processing of your personal information, which you may do by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
Family Online Safety Institute
1440 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
As aforementioned, FOSI is a licensee of the ESRB's Privacy Certified Program. If you believe we have not responded to your privacy-related inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact ESRB Privacy Certified at https://www.esrb.org/privacy/contact.aspx or
Attn: Privacy Certified Program
420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2240
New York, NY 10170