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COPPA

The University of New Hampshire complies with the requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  This Federal law defines users' rights and information management requirements applicable to the online collection and use of information from children under the age of 13.    Certain University sponsored events including summer youth programs, camps, tours and similar activities may include participants under the age of 13 and the responsible events managers must understand and comply with the law's requirements.  The information and documents provided here are intended to assist events managers when compliance to the law is necessary. 

Events or other activities which specifically exclude the participation of children under the age of 13 or, those where the participants' information collection is not done online, are not required to comply with COPPA.  In all cases, however, the events managers and website operators should be familiar with the law's requirements.

For further information or questions, please contact the UNH VPFA Office (603-862-2232 or online at http://www.unh.edu/vpfa/contactvpfa.html) or UNH ISS (603 862-2757 or online at https://itsupport.unh.edu/itsec/).  You may also visit the webpage provided by the Federal Trade Commission, http://www.coppa.org/comply.htm for additional detailed information. 

The key COPPA requirements for UNH are:

Documents to assist UNH Events Managers and website operators with COPPA Compliance:

 

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