I. EXCEPTIONS TO PRIOR PARENTAL CONSENT

I. EXCEPTIONS TO PRIOR PARENTAL CONSENT

1. I would like to have competition to my child-directed web site. Am I able to make use of the Rule’s “one-time contact” exclusion to prior parental consent?

Yes, in the event that you correctly design your competition. You might use the “one time contact” exception then only contact such children once when the contest ends to notify them if they have won or lost if you collect children’s online contact information, and only this information, to enter them in the contest, and. When this occurs, you must delete the contact that is online you have got gathered.

If, nonetheless, you anticipate to contact the children one or more time, you have to make use of the “multiple-contact” exclusion, that you should also collect a parent’s online email address and offer moms and dads with direct notice of the information techniques and a chance to choose away. The Rule prohibits you from using the children’s online contact information for any other purpose, and requires you to ensure the security of the information, which is particularly important if the contest runs for any length of time in either case. Read More