COPPA Privacy Assessments and Certifications
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Demonstrate your commitment to COPPA / Children’s Privacy
If your website or app is fully or partially targeted towards children under the age of 13, or your website or app knowingly collects personal information from children under the age of 13, you need to comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforced Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). TRUSTe has been an FTC-approved COPPA Safe Harbor certification provider since 2001 and has extensive experience working on children’s privacy programs with clients of all sizes across a variety of industries.
The TRUSTe Children’s Privacy Certification program allows businesses to easily demonstrate the child-friendly nature of their website or app while ensuring compliance with the COPPA Rule and alleviating parental concerns over the safety of their children’s information.
The TRUSTe Children’s Privacy Certification program certifies compliance with the COPPA Rule and meets the requirements of TRUSTe’s Children’s Privacy Certification Standards, which include ongoing site monitoring and privacy dispute resolution.
- Improve Compliance – Reduce the legal risks associated with meeting complex data privacy management requirements
- Protect Brand – Protect your brand from negative media coverage due to privacy issues
- Build Trust – Build trust with users, clients, business partners, and regulators by demonstrating your commitment to protecting customer data
- Maximize Resources – Save time and expense associated with hiring additional legal and operations resources to assess and manage your privacy practices
Our Assessments provide you with the information you need to take control with specific steps to mitigate risks.
Comprehensive AssessmentWe first define the scope of assessment by business units, product/service lines, and digital properties (websites, apps, cloud platforms). A dedicated Privacy Solutions Manager (PSM) works with your team to efficiently guide discovery of necessary information, including relevant data flows. We then evaluate your privacy policies and practices against TRUSTe Children’s Privacy Certification program requirements.
Tracker ScanningTRUSTe will apply proprietary scanning technology to the applicable digital properties providing comprehensive insight into personally identifiable information (PII) data collection, first and third party trackers on your property, and level of risk through the Privacy Sensitivity Index (PSI).
Findings ReportOur team delivers a findings report with a gap analysis dashboard and remediation recommendations so you have the privacy risk information you need to take actionable steps.
Verifiable Parental ConsentTRUSTe partners can also help you meet COPPA requirements for Verifiable Parental Consent (VPC) with an FTC approved verification solution.
Ongoing GuidanceYou also get access to TRUSTe privacy experts for ongoing policy guidance, along with educational webinars, events, whitepapers, client advisories, privacy tips and research.
Searchable Audit TrailAll of your assessment work and supporting documentation is available in a central repository for you to easily search, providing you with a way to respond to inquiries and demonstrate compliance for internal / external audits.
Dispute ResolutionTRUSTe provides a third-party dispute resolution service, which helps you efficiently manage privacy inquiries from customers, and addresses the dispute handling requirements of globally recognized privacy frameworks.
TRUSTe Technology PlatformTRUSTe Assessments and Certifications are powered by TRUSTe Assessment Manager, our innovative SaaS technology solution that provides state of the art interactive compliance review, centralized on-demand reporting, searchable audit trails, and much more.
With Assessment results in hand, you have the flexibility to choose whether to pursue full Certification.
Remediation / ValidationWe assist with any necessary remediation steps, including providing relevant templates and process change advice. We then validate that your privacy statements accurately reflect your privacy practices and are consistent with TRUSTe Children’s Privacy Certification program requirements.
Certification / SealOnce certified, we authorize your use of the TRUSTe Kids Privacy seal for display on your digital properties. The seal is hosted by TRUSTe and linked to a TRUSTe Validation Page to provide real-time verification along with an easy-to-understand consumer notice that you meet globally recognized privacy requirements upon which the TRUSTe Children’s Privacy Certification program requirements are based. As proof of TRUSTe Certification, an official Letter of Attestation can be shared with your business partners, providing your organization with competitive differentiation.
Letter of AttestationAs proof of TRUSTe Certification, an official Letter of Attestation can be shared with your business partners, providing your organization with competitive differentiation.
SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS A WIDE RANGE OF PRIVACY CHALLENGES
We provide a number of service tracks specifically designed to tackle the most important privacy challenges faced by our clients. Kids Privacy Assessments and Certifications are part of our broad range of privacy services. You may also be interested in our TRUSTe Enterprise, EU-US Privacy Shield, or Asia Cross Border services to further expand your risk and compliance management efforts. Learn More »
The TRUSTe Advantage
TRUSTe Technology Platform
TRUSTe Assessments and Certifications are powered by TRUSTe Assessment Manager, our innovative SaaS technology solution that provides state of the art interactive compliance review, centralized on-demand reporting, searchable audit trails, and much more.
TRUSTe Privacy Team
TRUSTe Assessments and Certifications are managed by our expert team of privacy professionals. The TRUSTe Team uses our proprietary assessment / certification methodology along with innovative technology tools to deliver in-depth, high quality results every time.
The Team consists of Privacy Consultants and Analysts with significant experience conducting privacy assessments. The team has a unique hybrid background of privacy, technology, business process, and project management experience. All are CIPP trained or certified, many have law degrees, and bring hands-on experience working for a wide range of companies including Adobe, American Express, Citrix, Comcast, HSBC Bank, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, Pfizer, and many more.
TRUSTe has nearly two decades of experience delivering data privacy management solutions for thousands of global brands. We have pioneered many innovative solutions, and are a leading provider of privacy services supporting regulatory and self-regulatory compliance programs for a wide range of agencies including APEC, DOC, DAA, EDAA, and FTC.