To read Valdo's story for free and have the option of visiting other friends around the world, you need to sign up. We will use only use your username and email to :
- Confirm parental consent for you to use our website
- Give you access to the stories you request
- Send you an email so you can reset your password if you forgot it
- Let you know when new friends join the One Globe Kids network (but only if you want us to tell you!)
One Globe Kids: Legal Policies
Welcome to the One Globe Kids website, owned and operated by Round by Design. We’re happy you’re here.
One Globe Kids values your privacy and, above all else, the privacy of your children. Children under 13 years of age are the primary user group of One Globe Kids. In the below policies, whenever we use the term “user” we assume this includes children under 13 years of age unless specifically noted otherwise.
Before we get to the details, here’s a quick summary of what you get with the One Globe Kids products, App Friends and Online Friends:
- No advertisements;
- No social interaction or social media software;
- No location software;
- No links to other websites;
- Yes, the option for in-app purchase of global stories!
What Information We Collect
Our general website provides information about One Globe Kids and our products, the One Globe Kids app and the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform. No personally identifiable information is collected when users visit the One Globe Kids website (www.oneglobekids.com). Although we do use Google Analytics to collect general statistics about how our website is found and which pages are most visited, we only do so using IP masking to ensure that this data collection is completely anonymous. Use of our site cannot be tracked back to a complete IP address or any other personally identifying data.
How this Information is Used
We use anonymous statistics collected by Google Analytics to understand how our website is found by users and what parts of the website are visited the most often. Each IP address is “masked,” which means that the final digits are removed prior to the collection of any information. Because of this, the data is completely anonymous and cannot be associated with individuals or a particular computer.
While our products, the One Globe Kids app and Online Friends platform, do not contain any links to other websites, our general website does have limited direct links to other websites. From our homepage, users can visit One Globe Kids on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Visitors are also given the option of sharing our site via a variety of social media programs.
In our blog, we may include links to other global and international resources for parents, children, and educators. We include these links because we like these things and think that you might as well.
What Information We Collect
The One Globe Kids app:
- Does not collect any personally identifiable information from users.
- Does not use any analytic software that tracks users.
- Does not include any advertisements or allow advertising companies to collect data from our app.
- Does not use your geographic location.
- Does not link to other websites.
- Does not link to any social media networks.
Within the One Globe Kids app, users may upload their own image, take their own photo, or select an icon to use within the app. This image, photo or icon is only stored locally on the device and cannot be transferred or shared.
Within the One Globe Kids app, users may record themselves and listen to their own voice (counting in Kirundi, for example!). These recordings are only stored locally on the device and cannot be transferred or shared.
Within the app, users can “put themselves and their friends on the globe.” This information is only stored locally on the device and cannot be transferred or shared. You can put a dot on the map on your screen, but there is no connection whatsoever to any mapping or geo-location service. It’s intended to help children understand where they live in relation to their new friends.
How this Information is Used
The One Globe Kids app does not collect or use any user information. The images, audio, and map locations that you create within the app remain on your individual device and are never transferred or shared.
What Information We Collect
No personally identifiable information is collected on the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform (https://subscription.oneglobekids.com) unless a user chooses to sign up or log in. Although we do use Google Analytics to collect general statistics about how our website is found and which pages are most visited, we only do so using IP masking to ensure that this data collection is completely anonymous. Your use of our site cannot be tracked back to your full IP address.
Users who wish to read One Globe Kids stories via the Online Friends platform are asked to create an account, which requires a username, parent’s email address, and password.
Users who decide to purchase access to a One Globe Kids story online are asked to provide personal information to facilitate this purchase transaction including the name on the credit card, the address for the card, and the credit card details. This information is processed by Authorize.net and only used to complete the requested transaction. It is not stored.
How this Information is Used
The username, email address, and password created during registration on the One Globe Kids Online platform are never shared with a third party and cannot be used for user-to-user contact. We do not collaborate or share any information with advertising agencies or other third parties beyond what is required to complete a user’s purchase on the site or provide us with anonymous, general information about how our website is used.
Username and Password
The username and password are used solely for the purpose of providing support for the internal operations of the site and personalized content. Personalized content means that when a user logs-in, they directly access their own personalized account with their “My Friends” (the free ‘Valdo in Haiti’ story and other stories they have purchased) and can browse “New Friends” (friends they have not yet met). The username and password enable a user to log in and access the stories they have purchased within the One Globe Kids platform.
Confirming Consent via Email
The parent’s email address is used by One Globe Kids to confirm parental consent for a particular user to access the Online Friends platform and to notify parents when new friends join the platform (if they choose to be notified):
- As soon as a user registers on the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform, we send an email to the provided parent’s email address to inform them that their address has been used to register on our site with the associated username. The parent is requested to confirm consent for the use of our site by clicking on a link included in the email. Parents are asked to confirm consent quickly because if we don’t hear from them within one week of registration, we will disable access to the site for that particular username and password.
- Once we receive confirmed consent, we send a follow-up email one week later to again notify the parent that consent was given for the username associated with the parent's email address to use the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform. If the parent wants their child to be allowed to use the site, they don’t need to do anything. If they want to revoke consent, they have the option of doing so via a link in the email.
- We use the provided parent's email address to send updates about the One Globe Kids platform, for example, when new friends join the platform or if stories become available in additional languages. If the recepient prefers not to receive these updates, they may choose to opt-out when they confirm consent. It is also possible to unsubscribe at any time via the link in these emails.
Once a user has logged in and is viewing friend’s stories purchased via the One Globe Kids Online Friends platform (https://subscription.oneglobekids.com), session cookies create a random session ID to keep users logged in and to enable them to navigate the site and access the stories they have already purchased. Session cookies exist only when users are using the website and are deleted when the user logs out and/or closes her web browser. They do not allow personally identifiable information to be tracked over time or across different websites or services.
We use anonymous statistics collected by Google Analytics to understand how our website is found by users and what parts of the website are visited the most often. Each IP address is “masked,” which means that the last digits are removed prior to the collection of any information. Because of this, the data is completely anonymous and cannot be associated with individuals or a particular computer.
We may share a user’s login information with third parties to the extent reasonably necessary to: protect the security of integrity of our sites; to take precautions against liability; to respond to judicial process; or to the extent permitted under provisions of law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.
The security, integrity and confidentiality of user information are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect user information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, and modification.
When a user accesses any web page in the Online Friends platform domain (subscriptions.oneglobekids.com), they are automatically redirected to the HTTPS version of the page, which means that they have established a secure SSL connection. This SSL connection means that their web browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.) has examined the SSL certificate from our website and determined it to be authentic. All information entered online via a secure SSL connection is encrypted before being sent over the server. This is a standard internet security protocol that is used to prevent security breaches of valuable data, including financial data.
Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
How you can access, change, or delete personally identifiable information
You may contact us to access, change, or delete the personal information that we have collected by sending an email to email@example.com. Please include the user’s name and email address associated with your registration on the One Globe Kids site in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.
Who You Can Contact with Questions or Concerns
If you need further assistance, please contact us:
Anne K. Glick
2275 ES Voorburg
Telephone: (+31) 6 54 36 13 30
- One Globe Kids stories are for your personal use and enjoyment.
- We worked hard creating One Globe Kids, so please treat it respectfully.
- The children who helped create One Globe Kids (the children in the stories and the narrators) did so to help us learn more about the globe we share. Recognize, appreciate, and respect their contribution.
- The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
- Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors, and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to the content.
- All content included on this site, such as images, audio clips, text, graphics, logos, button icons, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Round by Design or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Round by Design and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of Round by Design or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. Reproduction is prohibited other than with our prior written approval (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
- All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, Round by Design are acknowledged on the website.
- Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
- From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- Under no circumstances shall we, our licensors or licensees, or any of the foregoing entities' respective resellers, distributors, service providers or suppliers, be liable to you or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use the site or content.
- We may change the sites or delete content or features in any way, at any time and for any reason or no reason.
- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States of America.
We sincerely hope you and your children enjoy visiting the world with One Globe Kids. However, if you are unsatisfied with your recent Online Friends purchase or are having technical difficulties that can’t be resolved, you can “return” your order within seven days of purchase for a full refund by sending us an email request at email@example.com.
If you are having difficulties with any of our products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.