Parental Consent for The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

COPPA gives parents control over what information websites can collect from their kids. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) COPPA Rule specifies how sites catering to children must handle personal information, and obtain parental consentwhen doing so. In February of 2012, the FTC’s Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle , designating it as a   “Safe Harbor” program under COPPA.

Aristotle’s Integrity™ COPPA Solution:

  • Offers 13 online and offline mechanisms include real-time face-to-face verification of parents via Skype or similar videoconferencing technologies.
  • Gives parents the authority to say, “I am the adult responsible for this child and you may include him or her in this activity.” If a parent says “no”, the child may not participate.

Where the provider is an online business, the FTC-approved safe harbor program is insurance against legal exposure and brand risk.

Safe Harbor Program Requirements

The Program Requirements are a set of guidelines that regulate the way member companies collect, use and disclose personal information from children 12 years old and under. To review the safe harbor program requirements, click here.

Verifiable Parental Consent and your Options through Aristotle Integrity

Aristotle offers the most complete set of options for compliance with COPPA as a FTC approved Safe Harbor Program Provider.
The Aristotle Integrity System offers thirteen (13) different methods for obtaining verifiable parental consent so you have many ways to meet the verifiable parental consent requirement.