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jader201
 
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Use this thread to post any questions you have about ACC COPPA Compliance.  

Please be sure to read the About COPPA page before posting, as we answer most questions you may have there.

Also, please read this thread before posting any questions as your questions may have already been answered.
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[Under 13 by a year here.]

So, since I've donated, my parents have already given consent basically. Do I still have to [let you/COPPA] send them an email? I'd feel as if I'd be wasting their time, considering they've already known about the site, know what it's for, and don't mind me accessing it.
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Is there a reason age is no longer displayed on our profiles?
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Ruce: There's a new option in your profile, which lets you choose if you want to show your age and birthday.
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There is? Oops. Never noticed that. Thanks for telling me.
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I Agree with Ryan.

What's the point if my parents already know I use this site because I donated?
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I'm a US user here, but will international users also be required to be COPPA compliant? I'm not too well versed with this legislation, but am thinking it may apply to all because ACC is US based.

Also, why does PayPal get to benefit from ACC being COPPA compliant? Personally, I think this is rather ridiculous, that a large corporation gets to profit (and yes, $.30 does matter) off of a Nintendo fan-site complying with laws...

I know it is inconvenient, but is there any other way for parents to give permission?
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Good question, yes, for those that have donated, we already have the consent we need, as according to COPPA, an adult would have already had to have had knowledge about your participation and permit you to continue.  I'll add that to the FAQ.
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Thank goodness I donated then. Thanks jader, I hope nobody thinks it's your fault.
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Thanks Jader!
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"Thanks jader, I hope nobody thinks it's your fault."

That makes two of us.
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Is there any other way to give consent? My friend (who's at my house right now) is under 13, and her parents don't know about her ACC.
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^I think the POINT of COPPA is that your parents know.


"will international users also be required to be COPPA compliant?"
I wonder about this too. I'm thinking yes, but maybe no...
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If someone's parents are going to contact to give permission but contact too late, what would happen if that account was deleted (I believe they said after 30 days of no answer, t would be deleted) ? Would a new one have to be made or would you get the original one back

I don't think you should delete the account, but maybe deactivate it in case they do give permission at some point
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But, the majority of ACC (like 75%) are children under the age of thirteen.

I'm not mad at anyone, but this kind of upsets me because some of my friends here may never come on (probably because their parents won't allow it) due to the fine.

Can't you just ask for the parent/legal guardian's e-mail address to verify it? But, sadly, kids would probably put their own e-mail and pretend to be their parent/legal guardians...

I understand about the requirements to affiliate with the COPPA, but can't you use a different fine or something? (I know 30 cents isn't much, but what if a member's parent/legal guardian is unable to pay?)
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^ This. My friend can probably never log on now because her parents are really strict. :[/b](
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1. How come it took so long to do this COPPA thing? Every other website requires it.
2. Don't you think a bit of a warning would've been appropriate?
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"1. How come it took so long to do this COPPA thing? Every other website requires it."
I don't think jader knew about the law, until COPPA contacted him.
"2. Don't you think a bit of a warning would've been appropriate?"
The first question applies to this. They probably gave him a deadline to apply COPPA, or the site would be shut down. Don't take my word for it, though.
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The About COPPA page covers other forms of consent, and why we chose donation.

Regarding non-US members, yes, COPPA requires that all under-13 members of a US-owned site are still required to get parental permission.  Check out the COPPA FAQ linked in the About COPPA page, it has a lot of stuff about US vs. non-US.

I also understand the pain this is, especially for you guys under 13.  But there's not much else that can be done.  Also, don't forget that if using a credit card is the main issue, you can get your parent to get you a gift card to use.
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"2. Don't you think a bit of a warning would've been appropriate?"
I feel many children would have lied about their age if they'd known in advance.
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Question: What if the member turns 13 after being unable to log on, then will the COPPA thing be turned off for them?
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ACC was a really good site. It's a pity how most sites are about kids under thirteen. I have a lot of friends under thirteen, their very mature. I know this is about protecting...But, I agree...A warning really could have been presented.
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"But, the majority of ACC (like 75%) are children under the age of thirteen."
Actually, its more of a 40% is under 13. There are so many members over 13, I'm surprised you didn't notice.

I have a question;

Do you believe ACC may become a bit more mature due to this? And also, when you say "accounts will be deleted" do you mean permabanned, or wiped from the server?
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I don't think this is necessary. Why did acc do this? I am very dissappointed. ACC will now loose many, many valuable people. Including me.

Why?!
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Jader, I think there's an error in the page.

" Federal Trade Commision (provide link again?)"
That's text in the About COPPA page. I think that was from an early version of the page, perhaps?

"I don't think this is necessary. Why did acc do this? I am very dissappointed. ACC will now loose many, many valuable people. Including me."
It's the law. Had Jader not done this, he and this site could have faced legal action.
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