The University of Alabama (UA) is committed to protecting the rights of children and specifically those privacy rights established by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as defined in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA and your child's rights to online privacy, visit UA’s COPPA Compliance page at https://compliance.ua.edu/coppa.

Notice to Children

If you are under age 13 and you wish to participate in an event at, conducted by or sponsored by UA, your parent or guardian must register you and provide their consent as well as your information. Please ask your parent or guardian to fill out your online registration form or any other forms requesting your information.

Notice to Parents/Guardians

UA complies with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) and provides the UA Privacy Statement and this UA COPPA Privacy Statement. This statement describes our practices for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information from and about children under the age of 13. If you have any questions about privacy at UA, contact the office of Compliance, Ethics, and Regulatory Affairs (CERA) at 205-348-2334 or uacompliance@fa.ua.edu for assistance.

Parent/Guardian Consent

Through our various program registration systems, we collect information from parents and legal guardians who choose to register their child in the programs that target participants who are under the age of 13. We require parental/legal guardian consent to certify that UA has permission to collect/save the personally identifiable and non-personal information.  UA will not collect/save data from children under the age of 13 without the express consent of the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s). You may grant consent by providing one of the following:

  • a credit card in your name for payment,
  • a check in your name for payment, or
  • a signed statement of consent specific to the program or activity that will involve your child.

Reviewing Information

To review any information about your child, please contact the program director or the department offering the program. If you do not want UA or a specific program to release any information about you or your child or if you wish to have your information or that of your child removed from our database, you must notify UA in writing of your request. If you are unable to contact the office or program staff, contact CERA at 205-348-2334 or uacompliance@fa.ua.edu for assistance.

Revoking Consent and Deleting Information

At any time, a parent or guardian may revoke consent and direct us to delete your child’s information from our online data storage. If you revoke your consent, your child may not be able to participate in an event; please check with the event manager or program director for more information. If you ask us to delete your child's information, UA will not use it for any purpose except where required by applicable laws or regulations. To revoke consent, you must contact the program or designated office at the UA institution conducting the event. If you are unable to contact the office or program staff, contact CERA at 205-348-2334 or uacompliance@fa.ua.edu for assistance.

Information We Collect

The University of Alabama collects two types of information at our site: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information.

  • Personally identifiable information includes first and last name, street address, phone numbers, email addresses, medical information, financial information for the purposes of billing and payment, and credit card information for payment.
  • Non-personally identifiable information includes sex, the name of the school the student attends, and grade in school.

How We Use the Information

We use the information about your child to register your child for an event at UA and to ensure appropriate content and safety for participants. Program staff uses this information for educational and residential program payment processing and to send parents and program participants information about additional program opportunities. Non-personally identifiable information that we collect might be used for research and marketing purposes.

UA does not share or distribute any personally identifiable information about participants or their families with external organizations.  UA may disclose the personal information we collect in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or other legal process.

We reserve the right to modify the terms of this policy to meet customer concerns and changes in the law. Updates to our privacy statements will be posted online and are effective immediately upon posting.  If you have any privacy-related questions, you may contact CERA at 205-348-2334 or uacompliance@fa.ua.edu for assistance.