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Updated Feb 28, 2021
This Children’s Privacy Statement supplements the Autodesk Privacy Statement by providing additional information about how we process children’s personal data, both in relation to Children’s applications and our general interest applications when we have actual knowledge that a user is a child. We also apply the protections for children described in this Children’s Privacy Statement to (1) users of Children’s applications regardless of age and (2) student users of our products offered in a K-12 educational setting pursuant to a signed Autodesk student data privacy agreement, as described in the “Education and FERPA” section below. We consider an individual to be a child for the purposes of this Children’s Privacy Statement if applicable law limits the processing of the individual’s personal data because the individual is under a certain age (for example, under age 13 pursuant to the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).
Most Autodesk websites, products and services (“applications”) are primarily designed for adults. We refer to applications designed for adults as “general interest applications.” We do not knowingly collect personal data from children in connection with general interest applications. Certain Autodesk applications are appropriate for and are intended for use by children. We refer to these applications as “Children’s applications.” At this time, Tinkercad is Autodesk’s only Children’s application.
Teachers and school officials, please see the section titled “Education and FERPA” for information about our processing of student data.
Where there is a conflict between this Children’s Privacy Statement and the Autodesk Privacy Statement, this Children’s Privacy Statement sets the standard for how we treat children’s personal data consistent with applicable law.
If we discover that we have processed a child’s personal data in a manner inconsistent with applicable law, we will promptly delete the data or bring that processing into compliance with applicable law, such as by obtaining appropriate permission for that processing.
U.S. visitors: For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and general tips about protecting children’s online privacy, please visit OnGuard Online.
This Children’s Privacy Statement contains the following information:
Children can register on Children’s applications to (among other things):
During the registration process, we will ask the child to provide certain personal data, including:
We will not require a child to provide more data than is reasonably necessary to use Children’s applications. If a child chooses not to share certain personal data (such as a parent or guardian’s email for purposes of gathering consent if needed) with us, we may limit their access to the Children’s application or disable certain features, such as the ability to publish content publicly.
We use the information provided during registration for security purposes and to send notices to or gather consent from parents or guardians. We also use this personal data to provide the Children’s application, as described in the Autodesk Privacy Statement. We retain data consistent with our retention practices. If we do not receive parental consent within reasonable time, we will delete the parental contact information provided by the child.
Some activities, such as completing tutorials, do not need personal data from children. We may not notify parents or guardians or seek their consent if we are not collecting or otherwise processing personal data from their child.
Parental or guardian consent
Our Children’s applications sometimes collect personal data from children or allow children to create, share and publicly post content. Before allowing children to use certain features and functionality that collect personal data from them, we seek parental or guardian consent, if required by applicable law:
We may also require parents or guardians to open their own account so that they can view and moderate their child’s account. For further details, please see “Moderator Choices and Controls” below.
After obtaining consent, we may offer parents or guardians the opportunity to use a password in future communications as a way to confirm the parent or guardian’s identity.
For more information on parental rights in the United States with respect to a child’s educational record under the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), please see “Education and FERPA” below.
Content Generated by a Child
Our Children’s applications might include activities that allow users to create or manipulate content and save it. Such content may be accessible by the public depending on the child’s settings when they posted the content.
We honor requests to delete any content that they post on our Children’s applications, unless we are required by law to retain it.
Forums and comments
Certain Children’s applications allow users to communicate directly with other users by means of user forums or comments sections. Depending on the child’s settings, which that child’s moderator can control, a child may be able to post messages and other communications accessible by the public.
We strongly encourage children who use these interactive features on our websites and in our applications never to provide personal data about themselves or any third party, and not to attempt to circumvent any moderation features.
In all of our contests for children, we will require only the data necessary to enter the contest, such as user name and parent email address (to notify the parent where required by law). We only contact the parent or guardian for more personalized data for prize-fulfillment purposes if the child wins the contest.
Our Children’s applications may access device cameras to offer augmented reality functions, such as overlaying 3D models developed in the Children’s application over the image available through the camera. Autodesk does not collect or receive any information captured from the device’s camera. Users can remove an application’s access to a device’s camera by changing the device’s settings.
Email Contact with a Child
Some of our applications may collect online contact information, such as an email address, in order to communicate with a child who makes a specific request through customer service. For example, a child may email us to ask for help in understanding how to use a design tool that the child is having trouble with. Or the child may want to sign up for a monthly newsletter.
If we know that we are communicating with a child without parent or guardian consent and such consent is required by applicable law, we will respond once to the communication, delete their personal data, and will not participate in any ongoing communication.
Here is how we would handle communication requests:
After we respond to the child’s question or request, we or our service provider will delete this data immediately after responding to the question or request.
If a child initiates additional communication, submits additional tickets, or signs up for newsletters, we will delete the child’s personal data in each instance, and will not retain a record. The parent may need to opt-out of each communication separately.
Where there is an activity or service where we need to communicate with a child more than once and we have not already obtained parent or guardian consent where such consent is required by applicable law:
If we collect the child’s contact data for ongoing communications, we will also require a parent or guardian email address (if we have not already obtained verifiable parent or guardian consent) so we can notify the parent about the collection and use, and to provide the parent or guardian with an opportunity to prevent further contact with the child.
When children interact with us, certain personal data and non-personally identifiable data may be collected automatically, both to make our applications more interesting and useful to children and for various purposes related to our business.
In addition to those cases where a child’s personal data is posted publicly (after receiving parental or guardian consent), we also may share or disclose personal data collected from children in a limited and clearly defined number of instances. Please see the “How does Autodesk disclose your personal data?” section of the Autodesk Privacy Statement for the ways in which Autodesk generally discloses personal data. However, Autodesk and its third party providers will not use children’s personal data for advertising purposes, to create a profile about a child and tie it to an application, to sell the personal data, or for any other purpose prohibited by law or outside the authorization provided by parental, guardian, or school, as may be applicable.
Children’s applications may enable parents and guardians to “moderate” a child’s account, giving the moderator the ability to review how the child is using the Children’s application and allowing them to make certain choices about how the child’s personal data is processed. Moderators can, at any time:
Please keep in mind that a request to delete records may lead to a termination of an account, membership, or other service and that any content saved in that account may no longer be accessible. Please note that Autodesk does not have control over third parties (e.g. other users) who may have copied or reposted publicly posted information.
Moderators can access, change, or delete the personal data that we have collected from a child in one of the following ways:
In any correspondence such as email or mail, please include:
To protect children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps verify a moderator’s identity before granting access to a child’s personal data. Please visit the “How does Autodesk protect your data” section in the Autodesk Privacy Statement for additional information.
Applications that we provide directly to educational institutions for use in educational settings may allow teachers or school administrators to act as “moderators” with respect to student accounts. See the “Education and FERPA” section for more information.
You have the rights to access, correct, delete, object, restrict, or obtain a copy of your personal data as described in the Autodesk Privacy Statement.
This section describes Autodesk’s practices when our applications are provided directly to educational institutions for use in educational settings pursuant to a signed Autodesk student data privacy agreement. This section does not apply when students access Autodesk applications outside of an educational setting. Schools or school districts that would like to inquire about Autodesk’s student data privacy agreement may contact Autodesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational institution consent in lieu of a parent
Autodesk may provide Children’s applications directly to educational institutions for use in educational settings, in which case teachers or school administrators may provide consent for the collection of personal data from students, where allowed by applicable law. Autodesk expects educational institutions to notify parents or guardians before providing consent to such collection.
We may also ask educational institutions to obtain consent directly from a parent or guardian instead of, or in addition to, the school providing consent. In these cases, the Children’s application may allow for the parent or guardian to be added as a moderator of the student’s account. Parental or guardian consent would also allow a child to continue using a Children’s application outside of school.
A teacher may become a moderator for students using Tinkercad by creating a Classroom under their teacher account and having students join the Classroom using a Class code provided by the teacher. A student may join the Classroom using their preexisting account or without registering for a Tinkercad account and instead using a nickname provided by the teacher. Autodesk will not collect personal data from the student as a result of joining a Classroom, and the student will not be able to communicate or share personal data with Tinkercad members other than the teacher of the Classroom. All other data collection practices are consistent with those described in the Children’s Privacy Statement.
Prior to allowing a student with a pre-existing account to join a Classroom, a teacher is responsible for ensuring that the student’s parent or guardian has given any consent required by applicable law, either as described in this Children’s Privacy Statement or directly to the teacher or the teacher’s school or school district.
This section applies to Education Providers subject to the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and to which Autodesk directly provides applications for use in educational settings.
This subsection uses the following definitions:
Per the terms located at Education Providers And The Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act (FERPA):
If the way we treat children’s personal data changes, we will update this Children’s Privacy Statement. When we change it, we will make it clear at the top of the Children’s Privacy Statement by indicating when we last updated it. If we make material changes to this Children’s Privacy Statement, we will endeavor to provide you or the moderator with notice before such changes take effect, such as through prominent notice on our website or services or by email, and if applicable, we will seek consent from the parent, guardian, or teacher moderator relevant to the changes.
Tinkercad is certified as COPPA compliant by the kidSAFE Seal Program. kidSAFE is a popular safety certification service and seal-of-approval program designed exclusively for children-friendly websites, mobile apps, and connected technologies. kidSAFE is also a Federal Trade Commission-approved COPPA Safe Harbor provider. To learn more or verify Tinkercad’s certification by kidSAFE, click on the kidSAFE seal on Tinkercad webpages or visit https://www.kidsafeseal.com/certifiedproducts/tinkercad.html.
If you want to contact us, please use the following contact information. When you do so, please tell us the name of the application about which you are contacting us:
By email at: email@example.com
By postal mail to:
The Landmark @ One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105