Updated: June 2018
Apex4Kids exists to serve parents and their children and strives to provide a safe, positive experience for all children. We do not collect information directly from children. Any child under the age of 18 wishing to use the website must be registered by a parent or legal guardian. Apex4Kids does not sell or market directly to minors and always seeks the appropriate authorization whenever we identify a minor attempting to purchase any of our services or programs. Whenever we collect Personally Identifiable Information, or “PII”, we do so with the sole purpose of supporting the educational purposes of which the site was designed. We do not publish or distribute any PII of child to third parties, and we try to limit access to third party web sites that may request PII. We also prohibit children from publicly posting or distributing PII without prior parental consent. In addition, in an effort to further protect children who use the website, Apex4Kids does not use the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity to entice children to divulge more information than is needed to participate in an activity.
Identity of Registrants
Apex4Kids’s website is designed to provide online education for children. Parents or legal guardians may register with the site by providing their name, email address, phone number and billing information. A user’s contact information may be used to send users service-related announcements when it is necessary or advisable to do so. However, a user’s personal information will never be shared with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes. User information may be shared with partners, business affiliates or third party service providers who work for Apex4Kids and operate some of its functionalities, such as hosting services, streaming services and credit card processing. However, these third parties are established service providers, who are bound to practice adequate security measures and only use user information for the sole purpose of providing the services. A user’s information may also be shared with law enforcement or other third parties as required by law or if we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal processes.
Apex4Kids has appropriate security measures in place to safeguard against unauthorized access to the personal information collected at our site, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections. We only store passwords in an encrypted format and we do not store any credit card information.
Parents or legal guardians registering with the site are asked to provide an email address and password during the registration process. We use email addresses and passwords of subscribers’ accounts to authenticate logins, allow access to the paid content and monitor subscription compliance. The email is also used to authenticate users when requesting technical support. The passwords are all encrypted when stored. Parents or legal guardians are required to provide a first name, last name, and password for each child during the registration process. We do not require any PII of the child who will be using our services during the registration process or at any other time, other than the child’s name.
Display of Registrant Information
Information regarding children, parents or legal guardians registered with Apex4Kids is not viewable or searchable by people or automated systems, such as the automated indexing software utilized by Google, Yahoo, and Bing, on our website.
Collection, Use, Storage and Disclosure of Children's Information
Parents or legal guardians control what information is provided to Apex4Kids. Information that parents or legal guardians choose to enter regarding children should always be limited to information that is relevant to a legitimate educational purpose. The only information that is required to set up a child's membership dashboard is a first name, last name and password. However, parents typically provide grade levels and age to help personalize the content.
Apex4Kids stores the data created by children so that children and the children’s parents can access it and use it for educational purposes. Parents are able to review, manage, or edit their child's information at any time by logging into their accounts. Apex4Kids automatically deletes any materials created by children, as well as any data, reports or other information relating to a child, when a Membership is canceled. Therefore, parents are encouraged to print out the child's data, reports or materials they want prior to canceling their membership or closing a child's membership dashboard. Once a membership has been canceled, and the information has been deleted by Apex4Kids, it cannot be retrieved.
Apex4Kids is committed to protecting children’s data against unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. To this end, we have implemented reasonable and appropriate safeguards when collecting and storing children’s data in our database. Our servers are located in a secured, locked and monitored environment designed to prevent unauthorized entry or theft, and are protected by a firewall. The servers are also backed up to a secure offsite data center. We take extra measures to ensure the safety of PII and child(ren)'s Records and apply a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL or HTTPS) encrypting technology to establish and ensure that all data passed between the server and the browser remains encrypted. Governance policies and access controls are in place to ensure that the child(ren) information linked to each parent or educator (depending on the type of account) is separated, and parents and/or legal guardians only have access to their own child(ren) data. Only limited Apex4Kids personnel have access to the database, and they only access the database when necessary to provide services. While we strive to maintain best industry-standard privacy and security practices, it should be noted that no industry system is fail-proof. In the event we learn of an actual data breach, loss or disaster, we will notify the affected user(s), and as appropriate, coordinate with the user(s) to support its notification of affected individuals, child(ren) and parents when there is a substantial risk of harm from the breach or a legal duty to provide notification.
It is the responsibility of parents and legal guardians to supervise children using the website and teach them about security and privacy. We recommend that parents and educational institutions provide the following information to all children: Kids’ Rules for Online Safety
Collection of Information by Third Parties
From time to time, Apex4Kids may partner with third-parties to send information to users on Apex4Kids’s behalf regarding Apex4Kids, its affiliates, and other similar products. We take measures to maintain the appropriateness of all communications to users of Apex4Kids. We are compliant with COPPA, and never permit targeted advertisements based on user’s behavior over time. For more information about this practice and your ability to opt-out, contact us directly.
Apex4Kids’s mission is to provide transformation education to children and their parents through this website and provide useful tools and resources to parents and children. Registration by parents with Apex4Kids includes an option to receive periodic email updates about Apex4Kids and other services and products that might be of interest to users of Apex4Kids.
4742 N 24th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85016