PRIVO-Cert™ Safe Harbor Certification Program
Kudos (owned and operated by Kudos & Co, Inc.) is a member of the PRIVO-Cert™ Safe Harbor Certification Program (“the Program”). As a participating member in the Program, Kudos & Co, Inc. adheres to the strict information collection, use and disclosure requirements set forth by the Program. PRIVO is an independent, third-party organization committed to safeguarding children's personal information collected online. PRIVO aims to help parents and their children exercise control over personal information while exploring the Internet. The PRIVO certification seal posted on this page indicates Kudos & Co, Inc. has established COPPA compliant privacy practices and has agreed to submit to PRIVO’s oversight and consumer dispute resolution process. If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at legal@Kudos.com. If you have further concerns after you have contacted us, you can contact PRIVO directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal data we collect from children in our app:
· First name
· Date of Birth
· Display name
· Parent email address to send notice and seek consent
· Once the parent is verified we collect a profile image and last name
· User Generated Content such as comments and images
Personal data we collect from parents when we seek full verifiable parental consent for the child’s use of the app:
· Last name
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years old without their parent’s/legal guardian’s permission. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, then you may alert us.
Every time a child submits contributions to Kudos a parent/legal guardian will receive a notification where he/she will be informed of the contribution submitted to Kudos. He/she will have access to the child’s friends list and account and will be able to delete contributions, content or contacts.
Parents can request closure of an account, to review their child’s information and to have all personal data deleted at any time by contacting us here: Contact@kudos.com
Third Party Service Providers used in our App for Children
We work with the following third parties in our app for children. These third parties are used to support the operation of the app and improve the experience and do not share user data with any other third parties.
We work with MixPanel analytics and Google Analytics for Firebase to better understand your use of the app and to improve your experience.
We use PRIVO’s Identity and Consent Management system to obtain verifiable parental consent.
There is no advertising in our app for children.
There are no links out of our app for children.
All user interaction on Kudos is fully moderated. In addition to AI tools, Kudos employs professional moderators to oversee all posting and communication by users.
We keep your personal data for as long as necessary to maintain your account. If you close your account we delete your personal data from our records within 2 days. If you fail to verify the account we delete all personal data within 90 days.
Personal Information we collect on our Corporate and Information Website for Parents
We collect an email address if you submit a request through our customer service portal. If you choose to provide us with personal information through such methods we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information or services you have requested.
We collect this information only to provide technical support and we do not share it with any other third parties.
Our website allows you to share to social media.
Kudos&Co will use aggregated statistics or any other resources on the data in order to assess how Kudos is used and to improve its functionality and performance.
Kudos&Co takes the security of personal data very seriously and employs security technology, including firewalls, to safeguard information. Kudos&Co has procedures in place to ensure that our systems are protected against unauthorized access.
We use the information to help to verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on Kudos, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.
Disclosure of Information
Kudos may disclose information about you or your child, in a manner that is not aggregated or anonymous, if we believe it is legally necessary to do so, for example:
· in response to a court order or civil subpoena, or to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose Kudos&Co to legal liability;
· In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
If we are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about its customers and website users will be one of the transferred assets.
Kudos & Co, Inc. 470 Ramona St. Palo Alto CA 94301, USA.
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