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The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), passed by Congress in October 1998, requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue and enforce rules concerning children's online privacy. The FTC issued the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule in November 1999; it has been in effect since April 21, 2000. The Rule's primary goal: to place parents in control over what information is collected from their children online.
While Technology Review doesn't fall under the guidelines for sites that must adhere to COPPA, if parents inform us that their children have provided the company with personal information, the company will delete those files in a reasonable amount of time.
We take every precaution to protect our users' information. When a user submits sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), it is encrypted and protected with SSL encryption software. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept behind a locked cage.
If you have a question about the security at our website, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement on our site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
This website contains links to other sites. Technology Review, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.