PE Central has created this privacy statement for the Kids Quiz to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the PE Central Kids Quiz:
Purpose of the Kids Quiz:
The purpose of the Kids Quiz is to provide a fun, educational online program that allows kids to learn about nutrition, health, trivia, sports, and other topics that may be of interest.
The Kids Quiz, and the questions contained in the program are geared toward users between the ages of 8 and 18. Folks over the age of 18 can take the quiz but are not eligible for any of the prize drawings. There is an expectation that teachers review the site and its features first before offering it to their school and students. That is the main reason for providing the Preview section on the front page of the site.
We have done our best to limit the amount of information that we collect from persons interested in using the Kids Quiz. We collect the most information from teachers who choose to register their school and classes. This allows us to gather minimal information from students. The following details the type of information we gather from folks who register for the Kids Quiz.
- Teachers: Name, email address, state, birthday, gender, t-shirt size, school name, school phone, school address, city, state, zip, principal name, principal email address, and class names.
- Youngsters: First and last name (or first and last initials or a made up name or first and last initial), state they live in (must be the same as what the teacher registers for), birth date, gender, and t-shirt size. They are also asked to choose their school name and their class name. We do not collect students email or postal addresses.
- Individuals: Same as Youngsters
- Businesses: Same as teachers but they are asked for their business name and department in which they work in at the company.
How We Use This Information:
All personal information gathered from anyone registering is held in strict confidence by PE Central and is not shared with anyone including our sponsors. We collect postal addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, etc. from teachers for the purposes of troubleshooting problems that are encountered and for the mailing of prizes. We ask for the birth date of registrants as that determines who can be a group/class leader. Anyone under the age of 18 is not allowed to be the leader of a class or a group.
We do not collect home postal addresses or personal email addresses from individuals under 18 years of age. During the registration process we do ask for the youngster's birth date and T-shirt size and for their first and last name. They are also asked to pick their own user name and password. None of this information is displayed publicly on the site. This information can be accessed by the teachers. We take every precaution to be certain that none of the information gathered from any of the Kids Quiz registrants is shared with any third party, including our sponsor.
All of your personal information is stored on secure servers at a location designed specifically to ensure that no unauthorized individuals have access to the server or its data. The PE Central Web site is protected with a Cisco Firewall, the industry leader in network security. Sensitive data is securely stored and inaccessible to non-validated users. Security devices such as anti-virus software, windows software, database software, etc. are kept current with the latest available updates and versions. The firewall / router is a hardware device.
Tracking Visitor Usage Data
Tracking Number of Correct Answers
We do track and record the number of questions that are answered correctly and incorrectly. This percentage is displayed on the front page of the site. In addition, we do keep stats for each individual question as it allows us to see which ones are too hard or too easy and then we can make a decision as to remove them from the site. We do not report to teachers who have signed up their classes who or how many kids in their classes have gotten correct or incorrect answers to the quiz questions.
Prizes for Kids
All prizes are mailed to the school for distribution by the teacher who is the class leader. We do not mail anything to student's addresses, nor do we collect any student information like postal address or email address. Everything is done through the school that registers the classes at the school. We do display the name of the school, the city, and state each time a winner is chosen. The child's name who is the winner is only known by the folks at PE Central and the teacher. You can learn more about this in our Rules for the Kids Quiz section.
Submitting a Question
Teachers can submit a question for publication on the Kids Quiz. It their question is published they are sent a $50.00 Gift Certificate from our sponsor S&S Worldwide. They do put the teachers name and address on their mailing list.
Contacting PE Central
If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices described above please contact us using the information below.
PE Central Kids Quiz
P.O. Box 10262
Blacksburg, VA 24062
Phone: 540-953-1043 (Mark Manross, Executive Director)
Last modified: May 5, 2009