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Transit Employees Federal Credit Union

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) restricts the collection, use, or disclosure of Personal Information from and about children under the age of 13 on the internet.

In compliance with COPPA, TEFCU is committed to protecting the online privacy of the children who visit our website.  

TEFCU’s website and online services are not directed to children under the age of 13, nor is information knowingly collected from children under the age of 13. 

Should TEFCU receive information (name, address, email, account number, telephone, social security number, and/or other information) from a child known to be under 13, the information will only be used to respond directly to the child, seek parental consent, or provide parental notice.

TEFCU is not responsible for the data collection and use practices of nonaffiliated third parties.

Online Safety Basics*

Below are a few tips to protect your children online:

  • Talk to your children about what they’re doing online. Find out which games, social networking sites, and other online activities your children are interested in and make sure you are comfortable with them.
  • Talk to your children about the implications of providing personal information.
  • Help your children understand what information should stay private. Tell your children why it's important to keep information such as social security numbers, street addresses, phone numbers, and financial information private.
  • Learn more about how to protect your child when your child is online.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) if you think a site has put your child’s privacy at risk.

For more information about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website.

* The information above is provided as a public service to our members and TEFCU has no affiliation with the FTC.