Relay Recess and Relay Field Day Privacy Policy and Notice to Parents and Legal Guardians


The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires us to inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under the age of 13. It also requires that we obtain parental consent before we allow children under the age of 13 to register for their local Relay Recess or Relay Field Day event, or create content for their online "Personal Page".

This Policy describes how we collect, use and disclose personal information about children under 13 years old and it should be viewed as a supplement to the American Cancer Society's Terms of Use and general Privacy Policy. To view our general Privacy Policy, which applies to the information we collect from members 13 years old or older, click here. Before using this site, please also read our Terms and our general Privacy Policy.

Your Consent
To participate in Relay Recess, the American Cancer Society wishes to collect personal information from your child, but we need your consent before we collect, use, or disclose the information. We obtain your consent using the paper form distributed by your child's teacher; please note that your child cannot participate in Relay Recess or Relay Field Day, or register on this Site without your consent.


Information We Collect Directly
If your child or you (on his or her behalf) registers to participate in your local Relay Recess or Relay Field Day event, we will collect information needed to process that registration, including parental consent. Some information is required, such as a child's name; address; email; birth date; username and password; and relationship to cancer. We may also request additional information about a child such as his or her grade in school. However, the additional information is optional and as a parent you may prevent your child from submitting this information at any time. A child's participation in Relay Recess or Relay Field Day is not conditional on the child providing any more personal information than is reasonably necessary.

Information We Collect Passively
We may also passively collect information about your child. For example, we may collect certain non-personal information from all visitors to our Site, such as IP address; the date and time of visit; time spent on the site; the type of browser used (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer); the type of operating system used (e.g., Windows, Mac OS); the ISP from which the visitor receives Internet access; and aggregate information regarding what pages users of the site access or visit. This information may be combined with the personal information we collect from users.

Content Posted By Child
Please note that by their very nature the Personal Pages allow children to disclose information, including personal information (such as their real names or screen names), about themselves or others. We do not review any content before it is posted and cannot guarantee that we will find and remove all inappropriate content that has been posted to our Site. Parents should closely monitor their children's use of the Site and what content they post to their Personal Page.

Tracking Activities on the Site
When your child is logged into his or her account, we track the date and time of "general system interactions" such as updating profile information or password reset requests. This information is associated with your child"s username and helps us follow these types of actions taken by your child.

How We Use Your Child's Personal Information
We use the personal information that we collect from your child to register him or her for Relay Recess or Relay Field Day, send communications to your child about Relay, and to track his or her progress towards their fundraising goal.

We may use non-personal information such as information about the pages visited to improve the design, content and performance of our Site, or to analyze Site usage and the popularity of certain pages of the Site.

We may also match the non-personal information we collect from Site visitors (such as pages visited) with the personal information (such as the child's name and age or other account information). Such combined information is kept confidentially in our secure, internal database.

You may request information from us on the type of data being collected, view your child's information, and, if you choose, prohibit us from making further use of your child's information. For more information on how to do this, see the section below entitled "How to Access Information Collected from Your Child."

How We Share Your Child's Personal Information with Third Parties
We will not sell, rent or trade your child's personal information. We may disclose limited personal information we obtain from children to the child's school or school district in order to analyze student body participation; however, any shared personal information will be limited to the minimum necessary.

We may also disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal proceedings - for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose such information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms or this Policy, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, we may transfer personal information if we are acquired by or merged with another nonprofit organization.

How to Access Information Collected from Your Child
Upon request, we will provide you with the information we maintain about your child so that you may request corrections. This information will be sent via postal mail, which we believe is the most secure method of communication. Please contact us by email at or in writing at:

Security and Privacy Requests
The American Cancer Society National Cancer Information Center
11701 Stonehollow Drive
Austin, TX 78758

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before providing information or making corrections.

How to Revoke Consent or Request Deletion of Your Child's Information
You may revoke consent to collect your child's personal information at any time, and you may also request to have your child's personal information deleted and refuse to permit further collection of such information by us.

If you wish to do so, please contact us using the process described in "Contact Us" below. However, please understand that, even after removal, your child's content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or by others if a user has copied or stored such content.

Data Security
We have implemented commercially reasonable safeguards to protect personal information that we collect and store. Despite these precautions, however, no data security safeguards are foolproof. Unauthorized individuals may find ways to obtain personal information from or to access the Site. Please keep in mind that we cannot and do not guarantee that content posted at the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Any content that you post or allow your child to post is at your own risk.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to update this policy at any time. If a material change is made to the policy, we will email all registered users at the email address provided at time of registration.

Contact Us
If you have questions, comments or concerns about any of our privacy policies or practices, or to raise any other issue related to privacy, you may send us an email at or write to:

Security and Privacy Requests
The American Cancer Society National Cancer Information Center
11701 Stonehollow Drive
Austin, TX 78758


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