Our Commitment to Privacy and Internet Safety
In the cyberspace world, this trust is even more important to your family, and to COMPASS KIDZ. To make sure that this site stays safe and fun, we make the following promises:
  • In almost all activities, the information we collect is non-personal (such as first name, age, city and state).
  • If you submit stories, artwork, comments or anything else to us which is posted on our site, you will be identified on our site only by first name, age, city or state, and country.
  • If you post your profile in the CKidz Club, it will only be visible to other club members that you invite. We also publish a list of recommendations on how to protect yourself when sharing personal information (below).
  • If you send us an e-mail with a question or comment, we will write back using your e-mail address, but we will not keep the address or use it again.
  • If you sign up for CKidz E-Notes or E-Postcards, we will use your e-mail address to send these to you, but we will not use your address for any other purpose.
  • If you ask COMPASS KIDZ to send an electronic postcard or e-mail message, we will ask for your first name and e-mail address as well as the e-mail address of the person who will receive the postcard. We will only use this information to send the postcard or message and we will delete the information when the postcard or message is sent.
  • No one will be excluded from our site for not giving us personal information. When we do ask for personal information (like an e-mail address), we will only keep it until that particular activity is complete. We will not share this information with a third party.
  • When you signup for our emails or join our club, we do not collect any information that would allow us or anyone else to identify you. When prompted to create a username, we recommend you use non-personally identifiable information. Your login information is only used in activities where users might want to save points and creations.
As you visit Compasskidz.com, it is possible that several cookies* will be set on your computer. COMPASS KIDZ uses the information from cookies to deliver relevant local resources, remember browser preferences, and improve our visitors' experiences on the site. No personal information is ever stored in a COMPASS KIDZ cookie, even if you have entered your name or e-mail address on other parts of COMPASS KIDZ.

COMPASS KIDZ does not sell information collected by cookies or use the information for commerce-related purposes. In addition, COMPASS KIDZ will not filter content based on your preferences without permission.

*What's a cookie? A cookie is information a Web site puts on your computer's hard drive so that the site can remember your preferences or which pages you visited on that site.

COMPASS KIDZ only uses cookies at the following times:
  • If you watch a video clip or listen to an audio clip on Compasskidz.com, a cookie will remember which media player (such as Real Player or QuickTime) and which type of clip (high or low bandwidth) you prefer to use on your computer. You can change your video and audio preferences at any time, or choose a player each time you view or listen to a clip.
  • As you explore Compasskidz.com, a cookie will tell us which pages you visit and the amount of time between each page visit. This cookie does not remember any information about you or your computer; it just helps us at COMPASS KIDZ identify new and repeat visitors, and tells us how long visitors spend on our sites and which pages receive the most traffic.
We also promise to help families and communities find the information they need to use the Internet safely and responsibly.
  • All links to third party sites are insulated with a COMPASS KIDZ bridge page. These pages clearly notify the visitor that he or she is leaving COMPASS KIDZ Kids, and offers an opportunity to return to COMPASS KIDZ. Each bridge page displays a Web literacy tip, educating visitors how to be safe on the Internet. In the case of a sponsor's link, the bridge page will provide more information about the sponsor's relationship to COMPASS KIDZ. Since we cannot be assured that links to outside sites follow our safety or privacy guidelines, we encourage families to discuss these choices together. We are not responsible for the content or safety and privacy practices at any sites linked from our pages.

Your family's use of this site is conditioned on your having accepted these terms. You should check back to this policy frequently, since it is subject to change from time to time, and your continued use of the site is conditioned upon your acceptance of any modifications hereto.

We want to make this site a place where families can surf together, and where parents and caregivers are happy to have their children interact, learn and play. If you have any comments or questions, we're happy to hear them. This is, after all, your site.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, send us an e-mail at customerservice@compasskidz.com.

By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this COMPASS KIDZ Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of COMPASSKIDZ.com following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us.

How to Protect Yourself When Sharing Personal Information Online

  1. In your profile, never include your home address or phone number, or your school address. We also strongly encourage you not to share your last name (family name) in your visible profile. 
  2. Only invite CKidz Club members that you know to view your profile. We only include first name, age, school and country in our directory to show that CKidz truly reside all over the world. We do not include your login, your picture, or any other personal information, in order to protect you and your identity. This information is only visible to those that you personally invite, or members of our verified CKidz Penpal Network. Do not share your profile or invite others to view your profile unless you know them personally. 
  3. If you are interested in meeting kids from other countries, please ask your parents to email us with their permission for you to participate in our CKidz Penpal network, and fax back a signed copy of our verification form.

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