How does DeviantArt comply with COPPA?

Currently DeviantArt's compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (effective April 21st 2000) is limited to prohibiting any child under the age of 13 from opening, maintaining, or otherwise using a DeviantArt account. This restriction stands even when parental permission is granted

As we collect certain pieces of identifiable information and since a DeviantArt account allows a user to publicly display various types of personal and identifiable information (such as name, location and email information) we cannot allow children under the age of 13 to utilize an account at this point in time.

All accounts found to be used or maintained by a child under the age of 13 will be closed automatically and without notice when it is brought to the attention of the DeviantArt administration. Accounts closed in this fashion will be preserved until their user reaches the minimum required age of thirteen years old.

Deviants over the age of 13 who wish to have the ban on their account revoked should contact the Help Desk. If you plan to file a ticket proving you are above the age of 13, be prepared to show documentation that proves your age, such as a birth certificate, driver's license, or other official document.

If you wish to report an underage deviant, please contact the Help Desk.

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