In delivering on FunChinaWorld’s mission to foster a love of learning in learners worldwide, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our users and providing a safe, online environment for students, educators, and parents（hereinafter called“users”）to collaborate and advance learning.
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FunChinaWorld is a game-based online learning platform created by FunLearnWorld Tech Co., Ltd. The platform is designed for learning Chinese language and culture, which is used by students, parents and educators across the world.
FunChinaWorld collects information in order to provide an engaging education experience for users. We do not ask for or require users to provide personal information beyond that which is reasonably necessary to use FunChinaWorld.
If a user registers to play FunChinaWorld, the information collected from the user’s account may include: name, email address, Birth year and month, location including country，gameplay data, referral data should users refer FunChinaWorld to other users, files to prove teachers’ role for free access to more content and features of the product (Teachers only), shipping and billing address (Teachers and Parents only with consent).
Collected information is used for the following purposes:
In addition to information that users provide, FunChinaWorld (and our Service Providers or Analytics Services) may also collect certain information automatically while users are engaging with our Service in order to track trends, help us to improve our service, and provide a more customized experience to our users.
This automatically collected information includes but is not limited to: page views, links clicked, referral sources, city and country, browser information, cookies, and similar technologies.
As a product trusted by educators, parents and students, FunChinaWorld is committed to never selling or leasing users’ personal information with third parties.
Prior to engaging into a relationship with a third-party service provider, FunChinaWorld will first review their privacy policies and ensure that these are compliant with those regulations that FunChinaWorld is adhering to and that they are aware that FunChinaWorld may be directed to children.
We value users’ privacy, and hence restrict sharing users’ data with third parties, except of the following circumstances:
Legal requirements - FunChinaWorld may share our users' information if we are legally obligated to do so to comply with the law. In these cases, we will disclose only the information that is deemed a legal necessity by the applicable law, to protect the rights and safety of our users.
Since FunChinaWorld is an online multiplayer learning platform, users can interact with others within our virtual world. However, we do take several precautions to ensure that any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is not available to the public or other players within FunChinaWorld's virtual world.
Information that is visible to other players within FunChinaWorld's virtual world includes:
Avatar names – Students get to create a name for their avatars which is displayed to others in the FunChinaWorld, in order to protect the student’s real name.
Avatar profiles - A student's avatar's appearance, clothing, items, and key game statistics (e.g. level, coins, etc.) are available for other players to view in the game. This does not include any of the student's personal information.
Safe chat messages - Students have the ability to send safe chat messages to others within FunChinaWorld's virtual world. These messages can only be selected from a pre-specified list of Chinese phrases (e.g. "你好 Hello"), and hence, students are not able to disclose personal information such as their telephone numberor address. This also prevents students from sending offensive or inappropriate messages.
Safe group chat messages – Students in school/organization version of FunChinaWorld can be grouped in a class setting with group chat functionality. The group can only be accessible to students managed by the teacher or school/organization.
Users can view and/or modify their information through password-protected FunChinaWorld account. The account may limit a user from modifying certain information, and in this case, we suggest contacting us, as we may be able to modify the information on the user’s behalf.
While we would be sad to see any user leave FunChinaWorld, users are able to request to delete their accounts at any time. In this case, we will delete their information from our systems, and will remove access from the account within 10 business days of users’ request.
Please send a written request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FunChinaWorld employs a variety of physical, administrative, and technological safeguards designed to protect personal information against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access or disclosure.
It should however be noted that 100% guarantee cannot be made due to constant advances in virus and hacking technology. FunChinaWorld can therefore not be held responsible for data loss or alteration.
COPPA is an acronym for the Child Online Privacy Protection Act, a US federal law to protect the privacy of children under the age of 13.
In accordance with COPPA, a child under 13 years old signs up for a FunChinaWorld account, we require the child to enter a parent or legal guardian’s email address so that an email can be sent to the parent or legal guardian seeking the consent for the student to engage with our services.
Under the licensing agreement between FunChinaWorld and the teachers using the FunChinaWorld software, the teachers are responsible for obtaining parental permission should it be required under COPPA. FunChinaWorld does provide information for teachers along with a sample parental permission document should they require one. It’s available to certificated teachers.