COPPA Statement
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13. This rule spells out what a Web site operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children's privacy and safety online. Here is a link to the Government Coppa Page which explains what COPPA is and what it does.

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information - for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms - when they are tied to individually identifiable information.

This is why SPWbooks will not accept any information or communications from children under the age of 16. If any children wish to contact me for or about anything, they must get their parents to ask for them.

Steven P. Wickstrom