Privacy & policies for kids and teens

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Privacy & policies for kids and teens

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Children's online privacy has been -- and will continue to be -- one of AOL's top priorities. Children deserve special protection in the online environment; the AOL Privacy Policy at AOL Keyword: Privacy includes special policies to safeguard the privacy of children and young teens. Our Kids Policies are based on parental involvement, meaning that AOL and our partners require parental permission before collecting personal information from children age 12 and under. In addition, our Kids Policies require that advertising in children's areas of the service be age-appropriate and clearly identified as advertising.

In areas of the service designed for teens age 13 to 15, we advise teens to obtain parental permission before disclosing any personal information. Our Young Teens Policies also promise that AOL and our partners will not collect personal information (such as full names, addresses, telephone numbers) from young teens without disclosing why the information is needed and how it will be used.

Note: For our new free accounts, we will restrict access to creating additional Usernames, using Parental Controls, and accessing some child only content until the user confirms that they are 18 years of age or older through our age verification process.

For more information on how to maximize your child's online experience, please visit AOL Keyword: Important Note to Parents.

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Last updated: 03-08-2012
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