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Safety Details

All posted content inside SecretBuilders is viewed by human eyes before being allowed to be published - players who try to ‘bend’ the rules are promptly denied access to SecretBuilders. Egregious attempts result in life-time bans.

SecretBuilders complies fully with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Principles.

COPPA Compliance
SecretBuilders also complies with COPPA standards, the Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

"The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13. The new rules spell out what a Web site operator must include in a privacy policy, when and how to seek verifiable consent from a parent and what responsibilities an operator has to protect children's privacy and safety online."
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SecretBuilders is committed to providing the safest Internet experience possible for children of all ages available to date. We collaborate and communicate continuously with parents to keep them apprised of their children’s online activity.

To keep players safe, we have created the most advanced filtering mechanisms combined with live moderators, all to conform to our stringent privacy policy.

These help to protect players in the following ways:

Supervision
SecretBuilders has full moderation of private and public postings - nothing goes online until it has been approved by our moderators. We screen for language, content, and remove anything that may reveal a child’s identity.

Private spaces include virtual homes inside the game; public spaces include magazine contributions, comments on other entries or contest entries. Basically, anywhere it is possible to post a comment, is moderated.

All chat is restricted and moderated at two levels - in restricted chat, players use a pre-defined dictionary of phrases and words.

Privacy
Zero availability of player information - nobody can access real names, addresses, gender, email, school, phone number, pictures or any other private information. Because we never have this information, we don’t need to create complex security systems to protect this data. If we don’t have it, it can’t be leaked!

Registration and payments (where applicable) are controlled via parents email addresses (older children who have their own email address may register directly with SecretBuilders but will have to provide parental contact information).

With school-specific contests and activities, no child is identified except via their screen name, which is never tied to their real name. In all cases, children are specifically instructed to use a made-up screen name for their avatar rather than their real names.

SecretBuilders uses multiple layers of privacy in all personal spaces (virtual home, online diary, etc.). Parents can choose privacy levels all the way from no visitors to virtual homes at all, to allowing parent-approved buddy list members to visit, or allowing visits to only certain parts of their home. A child’s virtual home will have no information on their real name, address, gender, email, school, phone number or picture.

The Fliers and Presentations section provides templates and printable documents for school presentations and distribution by you, teachers and schools.

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