PSA #04 – Children’s Online Privacy & Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)

  • This PSA was originally made on Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:30 pm at the Original PHPNuke Website.
  • It was followed up on 5 August 2008 with information focused on the Mediawiki </=1.23 Website.
  • It underwent full revision on 26 May 2017.
  • It was revised again on 3 October 2019 when the move was made to the Chosen website.


COPPA is the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. It states that any user under the age of 13 must have verifiable permission from their parent or guardian to be on a website.

If you are under 13, and do not wish to be in violation of COPPA, please have your parents provide a document stating the following (That is SIGNED and NOTARIZED) and mail it to the address below.

“I [parents name] give permission for my child, who is to be identified on as [username] and will sign up using [emailaddress] as their electronic mail address, to become a member of this site.”

While we no longer ask on signup if users are overage, CoSC is still a COPPA Compliant site that will never knowingly collect any form of personal information (including an email address) from a user under the age of 13. If at any time you are identified as a player under 13 and have not had your parents submit this statement of permission to Kitsu your account will be banned. If you have questions, feel free to ask.

Contact Address

CoSC COPPA Document
c/o Kelly “Kitsufox” Peterson
2314 N. 6th St
Wausau, WI 54403