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COPPA Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 16, 2020

Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. doing business as NetWork Kansas (“NetWork Kansas,” “we”, “our” or “us”) values the privacy of children and of all of its users. This COPPA Privacy Policy (“COPPA Policy”) is designed to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and contains important information about how we collect, use, and disclose the personal information we collect from children under thirteen years old who use our website, (the “Website”) and the VentureDash platform provided on our Website (the “Services”). In the course of providing these Services, NetWork Kansas may receive information, including personal information, from the children who participate in the Services. The Services may be used by children under 13. This COPPA Privacy Policy applies to the information we collect from children under 13 through the Website and Services directed towards children. NetWork Kansas will handle children’s personal information as described in this COPPA Policy. Any personal information we collect about other users (e.g., teens and adults) will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Policy located at (“Privacy Policy”). The use of our Website and Services and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this COPPA Policy, the Privacy Policy, and our terms of use located at (“Terms of Use”), including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy are incorporated by reference into this COPPA Policy.

Collections of Information About Children

NetWork Kansas operates the Website and Services and will collect children’s personal information as described in this COPPA Policy and our Privacy Policy. We can be contacted at:

NetWork Kansas
P.O. Box 877
Andover, KS 67002

Where the Services are being used by a third party to run a contest, that third party will collect the child’s personal information. To the extent we have access to such personal information, our use of such personal information will be governed by this COPPA Policy and our Privacy Policy.

If a third party is using the Services to run a contest in which your child is participating, you will need to review that third party’s privacy policies to determine how that third party is collecting and using your child’s personal information.

How Information is Collected

As a parent you will complete the online parental consent verification form located at about the child before we collect any information about your child. In order to determine if a user is under the age of 13, we preliminarily request the birth date of the user. Any user who is under the age of 13 is immediately directed to our online parental consent verification form. After your parental consent verification, we will collect information about children directly from children, as well as automatically through a child’s use of our Website and Services. We will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to use our Services. A copy of a notice of our privacy policies practices is posted at the bottom of the Website.

Information We Collect

We gather the following information:

  • your child’s name
  • address
  • phone number
  • mobile phone number
  • email address
  • username, and
  • birth date
  • Student’s school and grade
  • Parent or guardian information
  • Food Allergies

In limited circumstances in connection with NetWork Kansas events, we may also collect:

  • W9 related information, including social security number (if you receive a gift)
  • Medical insurance information (for event emergencies), and
  • Demographic information (for surveys)

Parents may opt to stop collecting information by product by contacting the NetWork Kansas at, however, this will prevent the utilization of the service. Upon termination of services all children’s data will be permanently deleted from the solution.

Information We Collect Automatically

We may automatically collect the following information about a child’s use of our Website through cookies and other technologies: domain name; browser type and operating system; web pages viewed; links clicked; buttons clicked; the length of time spent on our Website; the length of time our solution was utilized; Google Analytics statistics; the referring URL, or the webpage that led the child to our Website; device name and model; operating system type, name, and version; and activities within our Website. We may also collect IP addresses, push notification ID, device identifier or a similar unique identifier from users of our product, including children; we only use such identifiers to support the internal operations of our product and we do not use such identifiers to collect information about the child outside of our Website.

Other Information We Collect About Children

We collect information about children’s performance and activities on our Website, including financial performance. This information is for internal use only and will not be disclosed to other entities; however, we do not use this information in personally identifiable form for our own commercial purposes. Before we analyze or use any activity data for our own commercial purposes, we de-identify and/or aggregate such information.

How We Use Children’s Information

We use personal information collected from children for the following purposes:

  • Verifying your identity (such as when you access your account information);
  • Preventing fraud and enhancing the security of your account or our online services;
  • Responding to your requests and communicating with you;
  • Managing your preferences;
  • Performing analytics concerning your use of our online services, including your responses to our emails and the pages you view;
  • Providing you tailored content and communications on topics and developments we believe will be of interest you, including program related activities, including text messages if you have opted in to receiving SMS communications;
  • Operating, evaluating and improving our Website, Services, programs and online service platforms (including performing data analytics and accounting, auditing and other internal functions);
  • Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies;
  • Coordinating event activities; and
  • For any other purposes that we may specifically disclose at the time you provide or we collect your information.
  • We de-identify and/or aggregate the information we collect from children under 13 before we use it for any other purposes, as noted below.
  • Unique Identifiers. We only collect and use unique identifiers, such as IP addresses, as necessary to operate our Website or Services, including to maintain or analyze their functioning; perform network communications; authenticate users or personalize content; and protect the security or integrity of users and our Website and Services. We never use unique identifiers to track users across third-party apps or websites.
  • Aggregate or De-identified Information. We may use aggregate or de-identified information about children for research, analysis, and similar purposes. When we do so, we strip out names, e-mail, contact information, and other personal identifiers. We may use aggregate or de-identified information for the following purposes:
  • To better understand how users’ access and use our Website and Services;
  • To improve our Website and Services and respond to user desires and preferences; and
  • To conduct research or analysis, including research and analysis by third parties.

How We Share Children’s Information

We do not sell children’s personal information, and a child may not make his or her personal information public through our services. In general, we may disclose the personal information that we collect about children to provide our Services, to comply with the law, and to protect NetWork Kansas and other users of our Services.

For example, we may share children’s personal information as follows:

Other network partners in order to provide you information on additional related programmatic opportunities;

Other organizations we work with to provide services, research, products or programs;

Other similar charities;

Third-party service providers (for example, website hosting and operational services or a travel management company to assist in booking travel) who are only authorized to use your data as directed and necessary to perform services on our behalf; and

Other third parties to comply with legal requirements such as the demands of applicable subpoenas and court orders; to verify or enforce our terms of use, our other rights, or other applicable policies; to address fraud, security or technical issues; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property or security of our constituents or third parties.

With Parents. Parents may request information about the information we have collected from their child by contacting us at

Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may also use and share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, research, or similar purposes.

Your Rights to Review, Delete, and Control Our Use of Children’s Personal Information

Parents have a right to review the information we have collected about their children, respectively, and to delete it, and to tell us to stop using it. To exercise these rights, you may contact us at You will be required to authenticate yourself as the child’s parent to receive information about that child. Please note that copies of information may remain in cached or archived form on our systems after you request us to delete it. Parents may login to the product at any time and review the information entered by their children.

Changes to This COPPA Policy

This COPPA Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this COPPA Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically.

We will post any changes to this COPPA Policy on our Website, at If we make any changes to this COPPA Policy that materially affects our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from a child, we will provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Website.

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