Bella Football Children's COPPA Privacy Policy Notice Addendum


Last modified: April 12, 2021


The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and its rules (collectively, "COPPA") require us to inform parents and legal guardians (as used in this policy, "parents") about our practices for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13 ("children"). It also requires us to obtain verifiable consent from a child's parent for certain collection, use, and disclosure of the child's personal information.

The General Data Protection Regulation stipulates that where a child is below a certain age, the processing of personal data shall be lawful only if and to the extent that consent is given or authorized by the holder of parental responsibility over the child. That age, depending on the EU Members, can be somewhere between 13 and 16. Please confirm what is the applicable age of consent for GDPR purposes in your country before using our Services. To the extent a child is under such age of consent in their state of residence, it shall also be considered as “children” for the purpose of this policy.

This policy notifies children and parents of children of:

The types of information we may collect from children.

How we use the information we collect.

Our practices for disclosing that information.

Our practices for notifying and obtaining parents' consent when we collect personal information from children, including how a parent may revoke consent.

All operators that collect or maintain information from children through this website and/or app.

This policy only applies to children under the age of 16 and supplements our general privacy policy ([LINK TO GENERAL PRIVACY POLICY]).

Terms that are defined in the general privacy policy have the same meanings as used in this Privacy Policy for Children Under the Age of 16.

Information We Collect from Children

Children can access many parts of the Website, the App, and the Services and its content and use many of its features without providing us with personal information. However, some content and features are available only to registered users and may require us to collect certain information, including personal information, from them. In addition, we use certain technologies, such as cookies, to automatically collect information from our users (including children) when they visit or use our Website and App.

We only collect as much information about a child as is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in an activity, and we do not condition his or her participation on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary.

Information We Collect Directly. A child, or you, on behalf of your child, must provide us with the following information to register with this website: the child's first name, last name or initial, mobile phone number, email address, and general geographic location. We also require the child to create a member name. We may request additional information from your child, but this information is optional. We specify whether information is required or optional when we request it.

We enable registered users to communicate with others on or through this Website/App/Service through chat, email, and posting to public areas of the Website and App ("Social Features"). The nature of these features allows children to disclose personal information about themselves. We do not monitor or review this content before it is posted, and we do not control the actions of third parties with whom your child shares his or her information. We encourage parents to educate their children about safe internet use and to monitor their children's use of social features.

Automatic Information Collection and Tracking. We use technology to automatically collect information from our users, including children, when they access and navigate through the Website/App/Service and use certain of its features. The information we collect through these technologies may include:

One or more persistent identifiers that can be used to recognize a user over time and across different websites and online services.

Information that identifies a device's location (geolocation information).

We also may combine non-personal information we collect through these technologies with personal information about you or your child that we collect online.

For information about our automatic information collection practices, including how you can opt out of certain information collection, see our general Privacy Policy [LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY].

How We Use Your Child's Information

We use the personal information we collect from your child to:

register him or her with the Website/App/Service;

communicate with him or her about activities or features of the Website/App/Service that may be of interest;

We use the information we collect automatically through technology and other non-personal information we collect to improve our Website/App/Service and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to:

Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

Store information about the child's preferences, allowing us to customize the content according to individual interests.

Speed up your searches.

We also may use geolocation information we collect to identify users.

Our Practices for Disclosing Children's Information

We do not share, sell, rent, or transfer children's personal information other than as described in this section.

We may disclose aggregated information about many of our users, and information that does not identify any individual or device. In addition, we may disclose children's personal information:

To third parties we use to support the internal operations of our Website/App/Service and who are bound by contractual or other obligations to use the information only for such purpose and to keep the information confidential.

If we are required to do so by law or legal process, such as to comply with any court order or subpoena or to respond to any government or regulatory request.

If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Bella Football, Inc., our customers or others, including to:

protect the safety of a child;

protect the safety and security of the Website/App/Service; or

enable us to take precautions against liability.

To law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.

In addition, if we are involved in a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding or event, we may transfer the personal information we have collected or maintain to the buyer or other successor.

Social Features. The Website/App/Service offers social features, including online messaging, chat, email, posting on message boards, that enable children communicate with others on our through the Website/App/Service. We do not control the types of information your child can send or post through them. We encourage parents to educate their children about safety online and to carefully monitor their children's use of social features to ensure they do not disclose their personal information through them.

Accessing and Correcting Your Child's Personal Information

At any time, you may review the child's personal information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete the personal information, and/or refuse to permit us from further collecting or using the child's information.

You can review, change, or delete your child's personal information by:

Logging into your child's account and visiting his or her account profile page.

Sending us an email at "hello@bella.football". To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make corrections.

Operators That Collect or Maintain Information from Children

A list of all operators that may collect or maintain personal information from children through the Website/App/Service is available here. [LINK TO SECTION 4 OF GENERAL PRIVACY POLICY]

Please direct your inquiries about any operator's privacy practices and use of children's information to the operator at their direct contact information.