JSC LTP Privacy and COPPA

The JSC LTP Web site hosts several tools and activities. Iliad and Simon are tools for the use of teachers and adults. The Qwhiz is an online activity that is geared for children and adults. The sum of information collected from users at the Qwhiz site consists of the user's email address and their grade level. The email address is required to complete the Qwhiz building functions and the grade level is requested for statistical reporting purposes. Users do not have the ability to post or distribute personal contact information. The JSC LTP does not sell or distribute information obtained from users to third parties.

The ROVer Ranch is an online activity that is geared for children and adults. The information collected from ROVer Ranch users consists of the user's email address and their grade level. The email address is required to complete the ROVer Ranch building functions and the grade level is requested for statistical reporting purposes. A cookie is used to maintain a file structure of student's robots, robot scripts and robot simulations. Users are only able to communicate within their teacher assigned workgroups. The JSC LTP does not sell or distribute information obtained from users to third parties.

JSC LTP sends an email notice to parents when children under 13 register for Qwhiz or ROVer Ranch activities. Upon registration a user must indicate their age group and if under 13, include their parents email address. This action generates an automatic email to the parents that includes the child's user id and password to access the child's personal work space and a mechanism to reply to JSC LTP indicating parental approval/disapproval for the child's participation.

JSC LTP Web logs are used to determine usage statistics. Individuals are not tracked with this information. IP addresses are collected as part of the logging system and are used only in the case of a security breach.

The NASA contact for further information on this issue is:

Dr. Robert Shelton
NASA/JSC GT
Houston, TX 77058
281-483-5901
robert.o.shelton1@jsc.nasa.gov
NASA's Privacy Statement