Effective: Jan 18, 2012
Welcome to Zamzee! The Zamzee website is designed for young people who – with their parent’s or guardian’s permission – want to get moving and be rewarded for activity. If you’re under 13, you must have the permission of a parent or guardian (we’ll say just “Parent” for short) to view and access the site.
If You’re under 13, there’s a fancy law called the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (we say “COPPA” for short) that requires us to inform Your Parents about what we collect from You when You’re on our Site, and how we use that information. COPPA also makes us ask for your Parent’s permission for you to be on the Zamzee site (the “Site”). You get it, right? If You’re over 13, we actually recommend You ask Your Parent’s permission, anyway. It’s the right thing to do.
If You visit the Site at zamzee.com and don’t have an account, You won’t get very far. We don’t collect any information from You that could identify You. We do place a “cookie” on Your computer, though. No, it’s not the kind You eat; it’s a little tidbit of electronic data that tells us what computer You’re using so we can make your experience easier when you return to our Site. That’s it. Only if You create an account will we collect and store more information about You.
Zamzee has a smart little activity meter thingy that You attach to Your body and that records all the moving around You do. Let’s call it a “Meter” instead of a smart little activity meter thingy, or we’ll be here all day.
If You’re shooting hoops, dancing, walking around, or doing anything active, the Meter will add up all that activity time and turn it into Activity Pointz. You can plug the Meter into Your computer and Your Zamzee account will display and store Your Pointz. When You have enough Pointz, You can reach Goalz and unlock Zamz, the Zamzee currency you can use to buy stuff you want in the Zamzee shops. But You have to have a Meter to get cool stuff and You have to have an account to get the Meter. And that is why You want to create an account. You do, right?
To get the Meter, You have to create an account. If you are over 12, follow the information on the screen, which will ask you for a display name, a date of birth, and a password. Once you do, you can complete the order form to receive your Meter and get started earning activity Pointz.
If you are under 13, you’ll also need a Meter. In order to get a Meter, you have to create an account, and to do that, You have to have Your Parent’s permission if You are under 13 years of age. Here’s how You get Your account and Meter.
First, go on the Site at zamzee.com to sign up. You’ll be asked for Your first name, and Your date of birth. We will also ask You to create a Username and a password. If you are under 13, the Site will prompt You to provide Your Parent’s email address, too. After you sign up, we’ll send them a note asking for their permission and for a shipping address and phone number to send Your Meter and any rewards you earn. We’ll also ask them for Your email address, in case you have one, or an email address where you can be reached. If Your Parent doesn’t give permission, then we’re sorry, but we cannot give You an account. We’ll discard the information You put in if we don’t hear from Your Parent in a reasonable amount of time. But let’s hope Your Parents don’t drop the ball on this. You might help them out and remind them.
Once You have a verified account, we’ll store the following personal information about You (or Your Parent):
When You receive Your Meter in the mail, You can start wearing it and racking up Activity Pointz. Each time You sign into Your account and upload Activity Pointz from your Meter, we’ll collect Your Pointz and store them in Your account. Right now, we do not have functions like “blogs” or “chat” or “messaging” that allow You to post additional personal information about Yourself on the Site. If we do in the future, we’ll let You know.
We may use the information we’ve collected on You in aggregate form (“aggregate is a fancy way of saying “grouped together”). For instance, we might want to know how much, on average, people Your age are moving around, so we’ll program the computer to take all people born in Your birth year and spit out a number. Then, we might tell You how You are scoring against other people around your age.
We might provide this “grouped” information – which tells no one who You are personally – to our non-profit affiliate, HopeLab, for scientific purposes, or to improve the Site. Here’s another example: if we see that people on the Site are moving around less than the national average, we might have a contest to see who can get moving more. Another example: we might disclose how many people we have using Zamzee in a particular state and how much they’re moving versus people in another state. In short, whenever we mash up Your information so it cannot identify You personally, we may use that information, and share it with others.
If You got your Meter through a workplace-sponsored link, Your information may be shared with the sponsor, (“Sponsor”) so the Sponsor can see how the program is working. In such cases, the Sponsor will not be able to see Your individual activity, but may have your enrollment confirmed by us and be able to group the information by Gender or Age. In this way, although we do not intend it, it may be possible for the Sponsor to identify You. For instance, if there was only one girl between the ages of 13 and 17 participating in a Sponsor program, the Sponsor might reasonably be able to ascertain the identify of that girl using third party information from others resources (not from Zamzee). All Sponsors have agreed to keep any information private and to use such information it gathers from Zamzee for the sole purpose of monitoring its sponsored members.
To set Goalz and give you Zamz, your Parent might need to add money to your Zamzee account. If Your Parent puts money in Your account to buy Zamz via a credit card, Your Parents’ information is provided to the credit card agency through a secure service, and the credit card affiliate will be provided Your account information to effectively make the deposit. If You have something from the Zamzee shops sent to You through the mail, we may share information with others in order to get it to You, such as Your mailing address, Your Parent’s name and Your first name. We refer to these others as “Affiliates” because, while they are not us, they help us deliver stuff to You. We don’t just go with any Affiliates, by the way. Whenever we decide to work with a new Affiliate, they have to agree to abide by privacy laws, too, and by COPPA (remember that from earlier? It’s the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Good memory!).
As we add more stuff to the Site, and if Your Parents allow it (yes, we have to ask), we may allow You to do things like post more information about Yourself. If You and Your Parents choose to allow it, we might use this information to provide You access to different areas of the Site. For instance, we might have a feature that allows You to add Your school name and city to Your information. If You choose to add that information, You may be added to a special area of the Site where You can see all the people in Your school who are also using the Site.
We like to stay in touch with You. So we may also send You messages about Your Account or Your progress on the Site.
If we make new features available to You, like chatting or message boards, we may store Your activity, but we don’t look at it or use it outside of the Site.
One more thing: there’s one Affiliate we trust a lot, and that’s law enforcement. If we receive a legitimate court order (that’s a legal request for information), or if we believe Your life is in danger (that’s called “exigent circumstances”), we might release Your information or Your Parent’s information.
Not currently, no. The Site does not currently have the ability for You to publish personally identifiable information, but in the future it might be possible. For instance, we might add a chat feature so You can chat with Your friends. Or we might have a feature that allows You to write on a digital wall, post pictures, or participate in a message board. As the Site allows You to do more stuff, You could write and post things that could tell people who You are, even if You didn’t intend it. FYI, we will not actively monitor chats and personal walls, or other areas where You could post information.
The point is: we’re looking out for You, but you should look out for You too. It’s important for Your safety to protect any information about Yourself You don’t want anyone to know. We can’t tell You what to say, but You should talk with Your Parents about safe practices on the Internet, especially when You are interacting with others. Any information You voluntarily provide is stored on our computers.
At any time, You or Your parents can stop allowing us to collect further personal information by deleting Your account. You or Your Parent can also contact our Customer Service department to view or change the personal information we have collected from You or the Parent by sending an email to email@example.com. We ask that You or Your Parent please include Your name and Your Parent’s email address in the communication, so that we can better help You with Your inquiry or request.
Probably. THIS POLICY WAS LAST UPDATED ON 8/8/11.
As we add features to the Site, or there are changes in the law, we may need to update the policy to reflect all the new things we do. We might even collect more information about You that we deem personal enough to require a change to the policy. If we make a small change to the policy (like correcting a typo or clarifying a sentence), we probably will not notify You, but we will change the “update date” at the top of this paragraph. If we make major changes to the policy, we will tell You by sending an email to the email currently listed for You and Your Parent. You should expect to receive an email from us any time we change the way we collect, use, and or share Your or Your Parent’s personal information. Which reminds us: please update Your contact information so we have Your current email address. Double-check it again by logging into your account, if you already have one.
Just ask. If You or Your Parents want to contact us, just send an email with Your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at: 1991 Broadway Street, Suite 160, Redwood City, California, 94063-1957. You may also telephone us at 855-771-3148. (If You are not 13 years of age or older, You must have a Parent’s permission to call this number.) If You believe that we have not responded to Your inquiry or Your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please feel free to contact email@example.com with any issues or comments.
That’s it for now!