At Girls For A Change (GFC), we care as much about girls’ online safety as you do. That’s why we make all of our web sites COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant and work with you to ensure a fun, healthy, and safe online experience for girls.
you visit any of GFC’s websites or submit any personal information,
under the age of 18, please ask your parents or guardians to read this
policy with you. Please ask them to explain anything you do not
understand and please get their permission before sharing any
information, including your email address, with GFC or anyone on the
What is COPPA? The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act is a United States federal law that regulates the online collection, use and disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13. It requires that parents give their consent before personal information is collected online or is publicly disclosed online from or by children under 13 years old. The law also sets out the acceptable ways of determining consent and providing transparency online. Unfortunately, if you are under age 13, you can't register for any Ning.com social network.
Forums and Blogs GFC operates a number of public blogs. GFC reserves the right to remove objectionable material and/or ban any members posting objectionable material. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any complaints.
Send to a Friend On all websites operated by GFC, individuals have the option to send a notice to a friend or an invite informing the friend about GFC and our products. In this process, GFC collects the sender’s first name and the recipient’s email address. No personally identifiable information is collected from the sender. The recipient email address is used for a one-time email communication and is then deleted.
What if I want to review the information my child has provided or don’t want my child’s personal information collected or stored? Parents are always welcome and encouraged to review the information their child is sharing online, and are encouraged to be active participants in all of their child’s activities. At GFC, we see parent involvement as a vital part of maintaining a safe and healthy online environment. If you wish to review your child’s information, you create an account and search for your child's screen name to review their profile. If you want your child's profile removed, pleased contact GFC and we will ban the account within a reasonable amount of time, defined as the number of working hours or days needed to access and delete the targeted information and cancel the child’s membership or participation in other online activities. Please email email@example.com with any complaints.
Transfer of Information in the Event of Change of Ownership GFC reserves the right to transfer personally identifiable information in the event of a change of ownership of GFC to another organization that would continue to run the website in the same manner. Such transfer of data would be necessary to enable the new owner of GFC to facilitate log-on for existing GFC members and to allow access.