Message for Parents

Girl Hero Project is a social engagement site created by children’s author Susannah McFarlane..You can read more about her at www.susannahmcfarlane.com. You can read about her series EJ Girl Hero, that inspired the Project, at www.girlheroproject.com

Below you will find information on how your child can participate in the Girl Hero Project website. 

What types of information do we collect about your child?

Children can explore girlheroproject.com and view content, without any personal information being collected. We do not collect personal information from a child unless they register on the site to. We take the online safety of children very seriously and are committed to a fun but safe online experience for the Girl Hero Project readers and want parents and guardians to be informed about the site. Below you will find information on how your child can participate in the website

Typically, children will register in order to post messages (which are moderated) or to receive email updates about the Girl Hero Project. The only information we collect from children during our registration process is a child´s first name, last name initial, birth date, email address and parent´s e-mail address. We collect birth dates to validate the ages of our guests and to send them birthday messages. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information from children during our registration process.

How do we use and share the personally identifiable information that we have collected about children?

If a child registers or enters a competition, we use the parent´s email address to notify the parent of their child´s registration request or winning entry. We collect the child’s email address in order to validate the registration and to send the child our monthly newsletter and birthday messages. 

How do we notify and obtain consent from parents for the collection of information from their children?

We send parents an email when their child registers to become an Agent. If they do not wish their child to be registered they can email hello@girlheroproject.com and the account will be deleted.

Should a child win a competition, we will also notify the parent at the parent´s email address provided to us during the registration process and request that the parent provide their postal address for purposes of delivering the prize. We may publish a winner´s first name, first initial of last name, city, and state of residence on our website. If a parent doesn’t respond to a winning competition email, a prize will not get posted out.

In good faith, we accept that the information submitted by registrants is correct and cannot be held responsible for activating accounts that have not been approved by parents.

Are there any restrictions on Agent registration?

  1. We recommend that applicants post message using a nickname or codename (not their real name). Applicants must not intentionally use the name of another living person.
  2. We may refuse registration of visitors whose suggested login names are considered inappropriate. Grounds of refusal may include:
  • a. Offensive content;
  • b. Obscenity;
  • c. Abuse;
  • d. Defamatory content;
  • e. Contempt;
  • f. Incitement;
  • g. Copyright infringement;
  • h. Brand names or registered trademarks
  • i. Company or organisation names;
  • j. Names of high-profile or public figures;
  1. We reserve the right to refuse suggested login names at its sole discretion
  2. Repeated breaches of these Terms of Use may cause us to lock and/or delete member registrations.

What can my child do on the site?

Children once signed up to the site can select a badge which will accompany their posts to their blog. They can also create their own affirmations and enter the writing competitions.

What happens if a child enters a competition?

When a child enters a competition on Girlheroproject.com they will be asked for their name, email address, age and parent’s email address. Once the Girl Hero Project Team has appraised all entries, the parent of the winning entrants will be contacted by the email address provided to confirm address details to mail out prizes. GHP will not send the prize if parental consent is not given.

How does Girlheroproject.com monitor the messages posted to its team blog?

All messages submitted for publication to girlheroproject.com’s team blog are moderated by a Girl Hero Project Team member before being published to the site. We are committed to the safety of its website visitors and reserves the right to reject messages that are considered inappropriate (please see Terms of Use).

Children are able to post their responses and comments to each blog post made by a GHP team member. Unrelated messages are not able to be posted. Posts are non-identifying to the individual and GHP does not allow interaction between users, children are not able to contact other children via the blog. 

How can I unsubscribe my child from the Girl Hero Project website?

If you no longer wish for your child to be an Agent on the GHP website please contact the Girl Hero Project team at info@girlheroproject.com.  Children may also unsubscribe at any time from the GHP newsletter via the unsubscribe link included in every issue.