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Important Note to Parents


We understand how important your child's privacy is to you. That's why we want you to know our privacy practices with respect to children's personal information and the steps we take to help ensure this information remains secure.

AOL usernames provide access to e-mail, instant messenger, and other interactive features that enable your child to disclose personal information. Depending on how your child uses AOL's Services, we also may collect, for example:
  • registration-related information (such as name, addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, birth date, or gender);
  • photos, videos, and audio recordings that your child posts online;
  • information about the AOL Services that your child uses, how frequently they are used; and responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on AOL or other features made available by AOL, including those available on third party websites;
  • information about searches performed through AOL Services and how the results of those searches are used;
  • customer service information;
  • location data and other information about devices used to access and interact with AOL;
  • technical information, such as browser or operating system, your child's manner of connecting to the Internet (including the type of device used) and the name of your Internet service provider or wireless carrier; and Internet protocol (IP) address.
Before any child under 13 may be registered for an AOL username, we require verifiable parental consent, for example, by requiring credit card information. By creating an AOL account for your child, you agree that you have reviewed and accept the terms of this Important Note to Parents, the Terms of Service, and the Privacy Policy. You also agree that your child may use all AOL Services and that we may collect, use, and disclose your child's personal information consistent with our privacy policy.

If you do not provide consent, we will not permit an AOL username to be created for your child and will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from your child.

We urge all parents to educate their children about online privacy and safety and the need to protect their personal information. To learn more about our privacy practices, please see our privacy policy.