The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules (collectively, "COPPA") require us to inform parents and legal guardians about our practices for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13. It also requires us to obtain verifiable consent from a child's parent for certain collection, use, and disclosure of the child's personal information.
We at Backstage feel it's important to allow minors to use our site in a safe and compliant manner, and to that end have implemented some additional procedures. Only users aged 13 and older can create and manage accounts on Backstage. Profiles may be created for children under the age of 13, but a parent or legal guardian must create, be the holder of, and must manage all communication and use of the account.
How this affects new users:
- New users must verify their age at sign-up.
- Users under 13 will be blocked from creating an account.
- Parents or Legal guardians of children under 13 will be allowed to create and manage an account that has a profile for their child.
- The parent or legal guardian will be required to use their own name during the registration process but will have the option to set the child’s name as the “stage name” when creating a profile.
Safety is always our primary concern at Backstage, and the implementation of these new procedures are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible while still complying with this important piece of legislation. As always if you should have any questions or concerns regarding these procedures please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.
For more information on COPPA, please click here.