Youngzine respects and protects the privacy of its users. Your child's privacy is extremely important to us and we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our young readers.
Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Information
At Youngzine, we collect the following personal information from a child or adult when they register --
- An email address, and
- Parent's email address if the child is under 13.
Some of our users may join Youngzine through an integrated service such as Google - in this case we only require them to pick a screen name.
We use this information to send periodic newsletters. We do not otherwise make use of personal information, nor do we provide it to third parties.
We will seek parental consent before collecting any other personally identifiable information. Parents may always request information on the type of data being collected, view their child’s information on the profile page, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their child’s information. We will not provide any personal information to third parties.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user's computer and allow websites to "remember" information about users for login and tracking points. The information in cookies is used for personalizing the experience on the site (winning points, and the standard "Remember me" feature). We do not store any personal information in these cookies, nor do we provide any cookie information to third parties. Users can choose to remove cookies through their browser's Tools menu, or disable "Remember me".
Cookies from Google Analytics help us understand how our visitors engage with our site. These cookies collect information and report website usage statistics. Some of these cookies are used to see how people use our sites, which helps us improve it.
We encourage our young users to contribute comments to articles, rate articles and participate in polls. All such comments are moderated by our editorial team before they appear on the site. None of the above information is used for any other purpose other than displaying on the site.
We also encourage users to contribute original poems, stories, book or movie reviews, and a picture of creative artwork. If reviewed and chosen for publication, our Editorial Staff may make minor edits to the content if necessary. On articles contributed by children that we choose to publish, we ask for the first name and age. No other personal information about the child is published on the website.
Policy on comments
Youngzine encourages our young users to comment on articles and all such comments are moderated by our editorial team before they appear on the site. We reserve the right to publish or decline any comments. We publish comments that are respectful of other opinions and cultures, even as they express the writer's point of view. We will not publish any negative or sensational comments even if they come from children.
Links to external sites
Youngzine is a closed site and we make every attempt to not send readers from our site to others. If there are any links from Youngzine to other educational sites, we will open these in a separate browser window. Unlike Youngzine, however, these outside sites may collect personal information. Parents should exercise the same caution and filters as they do currently.