About Privacy Parent

Privacy Parent provides resources and information to help make the internet safe, private and secure for children.

The old public service announcement went something like this: “It’s 10 p.m.; do you know where you children are?” These days, your kids don’t need to be wandering around outside to get into trouble. Their online wanderings can lead them to dark corners of the Internet. What’s more, they—and you—are being watched. Marketers, advertisers, the companies behind search engines and others all have a keen interest in monitoring and tracking your children’s digital footprints and mining their personal information for their own financial gain.

Privacy Parent can help you answer the modern version of that ominous PSA with confidence: “Yes, I do know what my children have been browsing, and I know who’s been tracking their activity.”

We launched this site to help parents make informed decisions about how their children use the Internet. We think parents should know which companies are recording which games their kids download and what those companies are doing with that information. We think parents should understand what family members are giving away when they log onto a “free” Wi-Fi hotspot at the airport.

Knowing the risks and knowing the costs of engaging with the digital world can make those interactions safer and more enjoyable. Privacy Parent can help. A good place to start is with The Basics, our page of introductory info on privacy literacy & safety that includes more info on how to become a Privacy Parent, a Privacy Safety Checklist, a Glossary of Digital Terms, and all of our original content that we consider our Must Reads.


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Privacy Parent’s Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

  1. Introduction

    This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (referred to below as the “Terms”) has been written to describe the conditions under which this website (the “Site”) is being made available to you by Blindcut LLC (“Blindcut”). The Terms discuss important limitations about the way you may use and rely upon materials you find on the Site. Please read these Terms carefully. By using this Site, you will be deemed to have accepted them. If you do not accept the Terms, you may not use this Site.

  2. Use of site

    We authorize you to view and download the materials at this Site only for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not modify the materials at this Site or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. Any use of copies these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.

  3. Information Gathered

    We are the sole owner of the information collected on the Site.

    Blindcut is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Blindcut does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13, and Blindcut does not target its web site to children.

    We gather two types of information from you when you visit the Site: information you submit to us voluntarily and information our Site gathers automatically.

  4. Information You Provide Us

    To respond to your comments or requests we may ask for such personally identifiable information as your name, address, email address, and/or telephone number(s). You do not, however, need to provide us with personally identifiable information to use the Site.

    We do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Site. Any material, information or other communication (“Communications”) you transmit or post to this Site (or any sites or blogs that are linked to this Site) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will have no obligations with respect to the Communications, other than to treat your personally identifiable information in accordance with our privacy practices.

  5. Information We Collect

    When users browse our Site, we may log the IP address and other typical tracking information, but the users identity remains anonymous. This information is aggregated into our log files as site-wide information and is used for system administration and auditing purposes. We may also use the IP addresses to gather statistical information for marketing purposes. Such information is not used to identify individuals or to reveal personal information.

  6. Log Files

    Blindcut uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer this Site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link your IP address to other personally identifiable information about you.

  7. Cookies

    Our Site uses a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a web site’s computer stores on your computer. The Site can then read the cookies whenever you visit. We may use cookies in a number of ways, including to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your Blindcut experience so that your visit to the Site is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.

    Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.

  8. Security

    While we try to prevent third party access to personally identifiable information, internet communications are not always secure. We cannot promise you that third parties can not access your personally identifiable information. It is a condition of your use of this Site that you agree we can are not liable for any such disclosure.

  9. Business Transitions

    In the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, any personally identifiable information that you have provided will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on this Site of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

  10. Disclaimers

    THE MATERIALS AT THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. We do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials at this Site. We may make changes to the materials at this Site at any time without notice. The materials at this Site may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such the materials. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so this exclusion may not apply to you.

  11. Limitation of liability

    IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR SUPPLIERS, OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THIS SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS SITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED AT SUCH SITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

  12. Links to third-party websites

    Links on this Site to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. We have not reviewed all of these third-party sites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Thus, we do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

    We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. The privacy policy contained in these Terms applies only to information collected by this Site.

  13. General

    We administer this Site from our offices in Massachusetts USA. We make no representation that materials at this Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use or export or re-export the materials at this Site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

  14. Changes in THESE TERMS

    We may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.

  15. Contacting Us

    If you have any questions about these Terms, our privacy practices, or this Site you may contact: support@Blindcut.com.

  16. Copyrights and Trademarks

    Copyright © 2018 Blindcut, LLC. All rights reserved. BLINDCUT and PRIVACY PARENT are trademarks of Blindcut, LLC. All other product names, service marks and trademarks mentioned on this Site are trademarks of their respective owners.

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