What We Collect

  • Child Accountholders.  We collect an email address from a child accountholder (i.e., U.S. users under 13 and non-U.S. users under 16), to provide password reminders to him or her.  We immediately and permanently alter the email address so that it can only be used as a password reminder and cannot be used to contact the child.  We also collect a user name and password for login purposes. 
  • Kahoot! Players.  We do not collect personal information from individuals who merely play a Kahoot! unless they participate in a Kahoot! that uses the Player Identifier feature.  “Player Identifier” allows the game host to track identified players’ progress and scores.  By default, the Player Identifier option is turned off.
  • Adult Accountholders.  We collect personal information from adult accountholders (i.e., U.S. users 13 and over and non-U.S. users 16 and over) in order to provide our services, fulfill accountholder’s requests, send administrative information and marketing materials, and otherwise accomplish our business purposes, as detailed in our Privacy Policy.

We Commit to Compliance with Privacy Laws

We take our obligations under applicable privacy laws, and the privacy of our users generally, very seriously.

 

U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA“).  

We collect an email address from a child accountholder (i.e., U.S. users under 13), to provide password reminders to him or her.  We immediately and permanently alter the email address so that it can only be used as a password reminder and cannot be used to contact the child.  We explain this process both at the point of collection of email address from a child and in our Privacy Policy.  This exception to COPPA’s requirements is expressly provided by Federal Trade Commission staff in its COPPA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ I(4) at https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/complying-coppa-frequently-asked-questions#Exceptions).  

 

While we collect a user name from a child, the user name does not function as online contact information and is thus not “personal information”, as defined by COPPA. 

 

We collect persistent identifiers which are defined as “personal information” by COPPA. However, we use such identifiers solely to support our internal operations, and we are thus not required to obtain parental consent to their collection as provided by COPPA.

 

We offer parents the right to review information (user name and password) collected from their children and to request that we make no further use of, or delete, such information.

 

U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”).  

We make every effort to ensure consistency with the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 

 

We act as a service provider to certain schools and educational institutions who are subject to FERPA. The so-called “school official” exemption permits disclosure of personally identifiable information in student records to service providers, such as Kahoot!, as long as the service provider does not use or disclose such information other than to provide the services to the school. This is subject to the school’s, or the district’s, authorization in its agreement with us. 

 

We do not use or disclose such information other than to provide the services to the school. 

 

California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). 

We honor California residents’ rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act, including the rights to know what personal information we have collected, to request deletion of their personal information, and to be free from discrimination if they choose to exercise their rights. 

 

We do not sell Personal Information. For the purposes of this section, “sale” means the disclosure of Personal Information for monetary or other valuable consideration but does not include, for example, the transfer of Personal Information as an asset that is part of a merger, bankruptcy, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business.

 

For more information relating to our commitment to the CCPA, please see our Privacy Policy for details. 

 

GDPR.  We respect the rights of our users in the EEA, and we provide the information about our practices that the General Data Protection Regulation requires.  Please read our Privacy Policy for details.

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