Our website is not meant to sell products or services to children and we do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use the website with the supervision of your parents or guardian. By registering a minor and/or providing access to your account, you certify that you are the parent (or legal guardian) of the minor and agree to provide consent on behalf of said minor. We respect your privacy and your data; therefore, parents (or guardians) can withdraw this consent at any time. If you reside in the United States, then parental consent is required for minors under the age of 13. In the unlikely event that you find Teen Innovators is collecting information from a minor without parental consent, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will delete the data.
Especially for Children Under 13
Our collection of personal information on Platforms that are directed to children under 13 (“Children’s Platforms”) is intended to follow the principles of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), a U.S. law designed to protect the online privacy of children under the age of 13.
We will obtain parental consent before asking for personal information on our Platforms, unless the request for information falls within an exception that would be permitted under COPPA.
We do not make personal information collected from children publicly available nor do we enable children to so on our Platforms. We will not condition a child’s participation in any activity or service on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.
Parents may contact us at [email protected] to review, update or delete any of their children’s personal information that we may have collected and to elect for us not to collect any additional personal information from their children.
What We Collect
Teen Innovators only collects what we need. When you visit our website or register for/use our Service, we collect two types of information. Some of this information (as indicated when relevant), is required to manage our operations. Other information, such as demographic information and child interests, is optional and you only need to provide it if you wish. We use this information to better understand and serve our customers.
- Information that you provide us directly, such as:
- Parent or guardian information
- Phone Numbers
- Email addresses
- Student information
- Date of Birth
- Get to know you questions
- Parent or guardian information
- Information that is collected automatically, such as IP address and cookies (see below), which are digital identifiers, received by our server from your browser, that allow our website to recognize your computer or mobile devices as you log in or out and move between different pages. We collect and aggregate such data to understand usage patterns and traffic on our website, but this data cannot be used to identify you personally. If using a mobile app, we might collect mobile device ID.
Cookies are information files sent by a website to a web browser visiting the website. A cookie contains information stored or downloaded on a browser which tracks a browser’s behavior on the website and potentially across other websites.
We use first-party cookies to track activity about visitors to our website. To delete existing cookies or to block future cookies from being downloaded on to your browser, you may visit your browser settings and adjust your preferences, but this may impact our site’s functionality.
How We Use It
Teen Innovators wants to provide you with the best experience possible. Unless necessary for the reasons below, we do not use personally identifiable information and instead rely on aggregated data. We may use the collected information to:
- Better understand your needs and provide you with the services you have requested;
- Fulfill our legitimate interest in improving our services and products;
- Customize our website according to your online behaviors and personal preferences;
- Improve our products and services;
- Comply with applicable legal obligations (e.g. respond to a court order);
- Transfer some or all of our assets in the context of a merger or acquisition; and/or
- Investigate, prevent, or act regarding illegal activities or suspect fraud when necessary.
We only share your personal information with third parties under very limited circumstances and do not share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes. The only circumstances under which we may share your personal information with third parties are (1) to other professionals in generic terms to obtain further recommendations regarding approaches to problems, (2) to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or when legally required to do so, (3) to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, (4) to detect and protect against fraudulent and/or illegal activity, (5) in the event of a business re-organization, sale, or acquisition, (6) to send our email newsletter and (7) to conduct analytics.
If and when we share your personal information in generic terms with other professionals to discuss conditions and to obtain further recommendations regarding approaches to problems, we never identify the subject and anonymity is preserved.
Who We Work With
Like most websites, we use plug-ins to enhance the services to our customers. We use the following operators:
- Zoom – conduct virtual peer mentoring sessions, leadership classes, clubs and other sessions
- HubSpot – coordinate and send marketing communications
- Facebook Pixel – track the web activity of users to analyze their habits as they use our products
How We Store It
Safely and encrypted. Your information is encrypted and stored on our internal systems, which can only be accessed with the proper credentials. Teen Innovators has implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee absolute security. If you believe a third party has accessed your information, please contact us immediately at [email protected]. We strongly encourage you to take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized access.
We make every reasonable effort to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, including through the use of reasonable security measures. Nonetheless, you should be aware that there is always some risk in transmitting information over the Internet or that unauthorized persons could find a way to breach your security systems employed to protect your personal information.
We do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against, and we expressly disclaim any liability for any loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. Furthermore, you agree that when you provide personal information to us you knowingly assume the risk that your personal information may become public and, hereby, release us from all liability and responsibility for any such disclosure other than through intentional disclosure by us.
You have complete control over your information at all times. You can always opt not to disclose your personal information to us, but please keep in mind that certain information is required during registration. These required fields will be indicated whenever applicable. You may review, add, update, or delete any of your personal information at any time. You may request deletion of your account by sending written notice to [email protected]. Please note that some basic information may remain in our records even after deletion of your account. We may use aggregated data derived from your personal information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that will allow you to be personally identified.
We may update this Policy at any time. We reserve the right to make material changes to this Policy which may affect the use and disclosure of personal information we collect. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will provide you with notice, either on the homepage of our website or by email. Additionally, if the changes affect our use of your previously collected information, we will obtain your opt-in consent before such changes are implemented.
We further reserve the right to make non-material changes to this Policy which do not involve changes to the use and disclosure of your personal information without providing you with notice. Therefore, we encourage you to review this Policy for any non-material changes on a regular basis.