15 U.S. Code § 6501 - Definitions
The term “child” means an individual under the age of 13.
The term “Internet” means collectively the myriad of computer and telecommunications facilities, including equipment and operating software, which comprise the interconnected world-wide network of networks that employ the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, or any predecessor or successor protocols to such protocol, to communicate information of all kinds by wire or radio.
The term “parent” includes a legal guardian.
The term “verifiable parental consent” means any reasonable effort (taking into consideration available technology), including a request for authorization for future collection, use, and disclosure described in the notice, to ensure that a parent of a child receives notice of the operator’s personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices, and authorizes the collection, use, and disclosure, as applicable, of personal information and the subsequent use of that information before that information is collected from that child.
A commercial website or online service, or a portion of a commercial website or online service, shall not be deemed directed to children solely for referring or linking to a commercial website or online service directed to children by using information location tools, including a directory, index, reference, pointer, or hypertext link.
The term “person” means any individual, partnership, corporation, trust, estate, cooperative, association, or other entity.
The term “online contact information” means an e-mail address or another substantially similar identifier that permits direct contact with a person online.
LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.