Arbor Chess encourages the interactive nature of online media, we strive to educate parents and kids about how to appropriately safeguard their privacy when traveling on the Web. Arbor Chess is committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Our information collection practices are described below. We urge kids to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don’t know.
What Information Is Collected?
At Arbor Chess , it is our policy to create website content that requires minimum collection of information from our visitors. Generally, Arbor Chess limits our collection of information from kids to what is known as nonpersonally identifiable information (i.e. first name, age or state). This information is collected so kids can participate in activities (post game scores and respond to questions, for example) without giving unnecessary personal information. We request only the information that is required to ensure that kids can effectively join in our activities and do not condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary. Parents have the right to consent to the collection and use of their child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties.
Cookies and Log Data
Cookies are information files that your web browser places on your computer when you visit a website. Arbor Chess is able to access only the cookies that it sets on your computer and we are only able to determine the type of computer operating system and browser that you and other visitors are using. Arbor Chess collects this information in the aggregate in order to improve access to our content based on our visitors’ browsers and operating system types to make our content available to as many kids as possible. We do not link the information collected through cookies to the personal information that kids submit online when participating in our activities. You can, of course, disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser.
Log data collected on web servers both within Arbor Chess’ control and under the confidential control of Arbor Chess’ third party web presence provider supplies Arbor Chess with aggregate information about the number of visits to different pages on our site. We use this information only for improving our site. We do not link the log data collected to the personal information that kids submit online when participating in our activities.
At Arbor Chess, our goal is to help parents ensure that their kids have a safe and fun online experience. That’s why you can print out and mail or fax us a signed enrollment form that allows you to review any identifiable information collected about their child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of their child’s information. Arbor Chess takes steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child and to ensure that the person is in fact the child’s parent or legal guardian.
Arbor Chess has taken steps to ensure that personally identifiable information collected in the future is secure, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers as well as electronic security systems and password protections which guard against unauthorized access.
The Arbor Chess website is intended for domestic viewers and is consequently directed towards residents of the United States.