​​​​Privacy Policy (including COPPA)

Who we are

Our website address is: https://staging.kidteachkid.org

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms and Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with, How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

KID TEACH KID Non-profit Corporation Additional PRIVACY POLICY – EFFECTIVE May 23, 2019

This Privacy Policy applies to all users. Please go to the COPPA Policy section for our specific information practices with regards to children under 13 (also provided at the end of this policy).

We take the privacy of our participants very seriously; therefore, we only collect the information necessary to provide our services efficiently.

Users using our online community or other online resources requiring membership

To post information in a forum, to use some of our online educational tools, or to attend online classes, you must become a member of the Kid Teach Kid Community. To become a member, the only personal information we require is your email address and a username that you select. The username that you select is used as an onscreen name to identify you; it is strongly recommended that it not be your real name, but a pseudonym. You will also select a password, which is needed to log on. We do ask about your general geographic location, your occupation, and interests, but none of this information is required for membership in the Community.

Your email address is used by us to send messages to you. We do so to confirm your username and password if you should forget your username or password. We also use your email address to assist in administering our web site and to help enforce our conduct rules (for example, people who post offensive messages in the forum can be banned). Should you enroll in a Kid Teach Kid tutoring session, your email address will be used for communication purposes for that class. We will not send solicitation emails collected as part of the Kid Teach Kid Community unless the user elects to join our mailing lists. We will not share your email address with third parties except when needed for the operation of our mailing list (for which the third party is ActiveCampaign, LLC) or when required by law.

Our site has forums (message boards), private messaging, and real-time discussion available to its members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas is potentially available to other members and in some cases to the general public. You should not disclose any personal information, such as your real name, address, telephone number, email address, etc. Your username is the only identity that you need to have, and that is how people should know you on our site.

We may disclose data we collect from Community members to a third party for educational research, business, and other purposes. Such data will never contain any personally identifiable information, and will not allow a third party to identify any individual user.


A “cookie” is a small piece of data placed on your computer by us. Within your web browser, cookies placed by our website can only be accessed by our website. We use cookies to maintain session and preference information to improve the use of the website. We do not use cookies to target advertisements to specific users. You may set your web browser to decline our cookies, however this will render large portions of our website unusable.

We also allow cookies to be placed on your computer by third parties for the purpose of website analytics. This allows the third parties to collect data about your use of our website. The data collected by these cookies may include information such as your IP address or mobile identifier, the type of computer operating system, the web browser, the frequency with which the user visits various parts of our sites or applications, and information regarding the online or mobile service provider. This data is not used to target advertisements to specific users. We don’t share the data that a third party collects with anyone besides that third party. The third parties are required to not share any personally identifiable information they may collect with anyone other than us (except as may be required by law). We use the data that is collected in the following ways:

  • to report, in aggregate, how our visitors find and use our website;
  • to understand overall visitor behavior; and
  • to inform how we update and improve our website.

Tutors using our Tutors Tools

Tutors using our Tutors Tools on our website must first be members of the Kid Teach Kid community. We collect certain additional information from teachers wishing to use the Tutor Tools. We collect: your name, your school’s name and address, a contact phone number and email address, and your school’s website URL. We use this information to verify that you are a qualified tutor at a legitimate educational institution or homeschool, and to contact you regarding the Tutors Tools. We may request from you other proof of school affiliation, as necessary, to determine your eligibility to use our Tutor Tools. We will not share this information with any third party (except as may be required by law).

Tutors may enroll students in their classes using the Tutor Tools. In the case that such a student is under the age of 13, teachers agree that they, or their school, are acting as the students’ parents’ agent in providing consent for the online collection of students’ personal information within the school context. (Please see this website from the Federal Trade Commission for more information.) Please note that we will only use children’s information we collect with the school’s consent for educational purposes.

Students enrolling in tutoring within their school using our Tutors Tools

Students who enroll in a class set up by a registered tutor using our Tutor Tools do not need to be members of the Kid Teach Kid community. We will collect your name, and you will also have to choose a unique username and password, which are both needed to log on. (If you are already a member of the Kid Teach Kid community, we will use your already-existing username and password, but you may have to additionally provide your real name.) Your real name and username, along with other data that we have collected including (but not necessarily limited to) any data collected during your use of our Alcumus online educational system, will be shared with the teacher in whose class you are enrolling. We will not use this information for any other purpose, and will not share this information with any other third party (except as may be required by law). Please note that we will only use children’s information we collect with the school’s consent for educational purposes.

Customers purchasing a product or service

We collect certain information from a customer who is purchasing a product and/or service using our online ordering system. Such information may include: your name, your shipping address, your billing address, your credit card information, your email address, and your phone number. This information is used to process your purchase and to contact you if there is an issue with your purchase. We will share this information with our credit card payment processor. Additionally, your name, shipping address, email address, and/or phone number may be shared with the United States Postal Service or other private carrier, for the purpose of delivering any purchased goods to your shipping address. We will store all of this information on our secure server, except for your credit card information, which is only retained until your payment has been processed and is not stored thereafter; however, this information may be retained by our credit card processor for the purpose of processing additional transactions, refunds, and/or chargebacks. We will not use this information for any purpose other than to process your purchase, and will not share this information with any other third party, except as described above or as may be required by law. We may use your email address for marketing purposes, but only if you give your permission to do so during the purchasing process, and such permission may be withdrawn at any time by contacting us (via the methods listed under “Contact Information” below).


We implement commercially reasonable security methods to protect the information we collect from you. While the security of your personal information is of the utmost importance to us, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information you choose to disclose.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, you can contact us by email: support@kidteachkid.org or by mail at:

11807 Westheimer, Suite 550 #1010

Houston, Texas 77077

Disclaimer of other sites’ practices

Our site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other such sites.

Effective date and notice of future changes

This Privacy Policy is effective May 23, 2019. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time as necessary.

COPPA Policy

The federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires that we inform you of our practices with regards to our collection, use, or disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13, and to obtain verifiable parental consent prior to collecting, using, or disclosing any such information. If we discover we have collected information from a child in a manner inconsistent with COPPA’s requirements, we will either seek the parent’s consent for that collection or delete the information. We won’t require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity.

1. Information we collect and share

When we use the term “children” or “child”, it refers to individuals under the age of 13. We may collect and share the following personal information with verifiable parental consent (where necessary under COPPA) from children:

(a) Children may provide us their email address during registration or as part of receiving our services. We may use this email address to communicate directly with the child. If the child joins one of our email lists, their email address will be shared with the third party (ActiveCampaign, LLC) we use to manage our email lists. We will not otherwise share an email address with a third party except when required by law.

(b) A username used to uniquely identify each child is created during registration. This username may be disclosed on our website, for example in our message boards, online classroom, or any other part of the site on which the child may participate. Other members of the website may use the child’s username to directly contact the child (for example, by private message or in online classroom discussions).

(c) We may ask the child to provide his or her real name. The child’s name will only be used for internal purposes, or will be disclosed only to third parties to whom the child has given specific authorization, for example a teacher at the child’s school who has requested access from the child to view the child’s online school reports. Such third parties must request permission from us before they request this information from the child, and we make a reasonable effort to determine if the third party has your consent and their request is legitimate before granting such permission. The child’s real name will never be made publicly available on our website by us.

(d) Other non-identifying data may be collected in the course of a child’s participation on the website; for example, online homework submissions, live classroom discussions, etc. These data may be combined or associated with the child’s username, and may be publicly available on the site, at the child’s or parent’s discretion.

(e) Children using our site may have the opportunity to post personal information about themselves (for example, in a message board post or on a blog or in our online classroom). Such information may be publicly displayed on the website alongside the child’s username. We strongly discourage users from sharing personal information, but we cannot prevent it in every instance. This policy addresses how parents can delete information posted by their children in item #2 below.

(f) When children use our websites, certain information may automatically be collected by third parties: IP address or mobile identifier, the type of computer operating system, the web browser, the frequency with which the user visits various parts of our sites or applications, and information regarding the online or mobile service provider. This information is collected using technologies such as cookies, which are described above.

This data is primarily collected and shared with third parties for internal purposes, in order to:

  • report, in aggregate, how our visitors find and use our website;
  • understand overall visitor behavior; and
  • inform how we update and improve our website.

The third-party operators who may collect information for these purposes on our sites and applications are Alphabet Inc., Microsoft, Facebook. This information is not used to target advertising to specific users. For any questions about how we or any third-party uses your data, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our contact information is provided below in item #3.

(g) We may disclose a child’s personal information if permitted or required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena.

(h) We generally do not collect personal information from a child until we have received verifiable parental consent in accordance with COPPA. There are limited instances where we may collect information without parental consent in compliance with COPPA, including:

  • An email address is collected from a child at the time of registration, solely to contact the child’s parent in order to obtain the necessary parental consent;
  • To protect the security or integrity of our sites, applications, and other technology; and
  • A username is selected by the child; however, this username cannot be used to contact the child, nor be used for the purposes listed in sections (c) and (d) of above, unless and until we receive verifiable parental consent.

2. Parental rights and responsibilities

  1. At any time, a parent can review or ask us to delete a child’s personal information, or can refuse to permit its further collection or use, by contacting us by any of the means listed in item #3 below.
  2. Parents may also access their child’s personal information by logging onto their account and can delete their child’s personal information. Parents will need their child’s username and password, and our login page explains how parents can recover a username or password if they cannot recall this information.

3. Contact information

Questions or comments about this policy, or requests pursuant to item #2 above, may be sent to:

11807 Westheimer, Suite 550 #1010

Houston, Texas 77077

or by email at: support@kidteachkid.org

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