GTM Magazine Children’s Privacy Policy

Last updated October 1, 2023

GTM Magazine, an online B2B sales magazine, is committed to preserving the privacy of its users. This Children’s Privacy Policy is designed to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to inform parents and guardians about our policies and practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information from children.

IMPORTANT: GTM Magazine services are not permitted for children under 13 years of age, even with parental consent.


  • Parent: Refers to legal guardians.
  • Child: Refers to individuals below 13 years of age.
  • Personal Information or Profile Information: Denotes identifiable data such as names, birth dates, contact numbers, email addresses, and other related information obtained during account registration.
  • Service: Implies the various offerings by GTM Magazine via its multiple websites, applications, and tools.

Learn more about COPPA here.

Data Collection and Usage

This section outlines the manner of data collection, usage, and disclosure concerning minors, upon their Parent’s subscription to GTM Magazine. The Privacy Policy and Terms of Use of GTM Magazine, accessible via the links below, are integral to this Policy.

GTM Magazine is primarily designed for adult use. Parental consent is necessary for any minor under the age of 18. GTM reserves the right to ask any minor below the age of 18 for parental consent. Children below 13 are absolutely forbidden from accessing GTM Magazine services under any circumstances.

Upon becoming aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information without verifiable parental consent, GTM Magazine will take immediate steps to delete this information from our servers.

Verification of Parental Consent

To ensure the person providing consent is the child’s parent or legal guardian, GTM Magazine utilizes a robust parental verification process. This process includes:

  1. Account Creation – Upon the initiation of the account creation process, should a user disclose an age under 18 years, a requirement for parental consent will be automatically activated.
  2. Email Verification – An electronic communication will be dispatched to the email address of the parent or guardian as furnished by the minor, encapsulating a verification link alongside a request for the provision of requisite permissions.
  3. Consent Form – Upon engagement with the verification link, a redirection occurs towards an online consent form. This form is instrumental in delivering exhaustive information concerning the data to be assimilated, its envisaged utilization, and the mechanisms through which the parent can retract consent or petition for data deletion. It mandates the parent or guardian to disclose their complete name, relationship to the minor, contact particulars, and furnish an electronic signature.
  4. Document Submission –  In some cases, the parent may be required to submit a digital copy of a government-issued identification to validate their identity and relationship to the minor.
  5. Verification Confirmation – Once all steps are completed and reviewed, a confirmation email will be sent to the parent or guardian indicating that the verification process is complete, and the minor’s account is now active.

Information Collected

Personal information collected from minors aged 13-17 may include, but is not limited to:

  • first and last name
  • Birthdate
  • email address
  • contact number
  • Email address 

This information is used to create an individualized user profile, facilitate account access and to send correspondemce.

Method of Reviewing Personal Information

Parents and guardians may review or delete the personal information of their children by logging into their child’s account. Instructions for reviewing or deleting this information are provided [insert where instructions are provided, for example on a specific webpage or within the user account settings].

Through GTM Magazine, Parents can:-

  1. Establish accounts incorporating Personal and/or Profile Information
  2. Register their minor child for membership (ages 13-17)
  3. Receive notifications via email or text from other service users
  4. Upload photographs or videos of their child (ages 13-17)
  5. Join the newsletter
  6. Allow you to review your child’s personal information
  7. Deactivate your child’s account
  8. Revoke any consent you have given to your child
  9. Delete personal information your child has given to us

Parents and guardians have the right to access, correct, or delete the personal information of their children. To make these requests, or if you have any other questions about our policies or practices regarding the collection, use, or disclosure Personal Information, you may contact us at

Data Deletion

Parents or guardians can request the deletion of data collected on minors (ages 13-17) by contacting the GTM Magazine Privacy Officer. Procedures for data deletion will be communicated upon request.

Third-Party Links

Our platform may contain links to third-party websites. GTM Magazine is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites, which are governed by their own privacy policies. We recommend reading the privacy policies of each web external site visited after to learn about how information is treated by others.

We encourage parents and teachers to talk with their children and students about how to be safe online. For more information on protecting your child online, please visit.

Data Retention

If we do retain your child’s personal information, we retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law or unless otherwise requested by a child’s parent.  We reserve the right to keep certain information necessary for record-keeping to the extent permitted and/or required by law, including any statutory retention requirements. When deleted, your child’s personal information is deleted securely. In some cases we may de-identify GTM Magazine’s personal information instead of deleting it.

Data Security

At GTM Magazine, we employ a combination of technical, administrative, and physical controls to safeguard personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse. These measures include SSL encryption, regular security audits, and a comprehensive data governance framework.

Contact Information

For inquiries, complaints regarding this policy, or to access the personal information GTM Magazine holds about you, reach out to us at:

Via Mail or E-mail

GTM Magazine 223 W Mason St, 

Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 

USA Santa Barbara, 

CA 93101 United States

Cookie Policy

Our cookies and similar technologies are used in a manner consistent for all users irrespective of age. They help enhance user experience and analyze site traffic. Parents are encouraged to discuss online tracking technologies with their children to ensure safe browsing.

International Data Transfers

GTM Magazine adheres to the global data protection regulations and employs stringent measures to ensure adequate protection during international data transfers. Our compliance with international data protection laws and standards ensures that personal information is safeguarded irrespective of where it is processed.

Notification of Changes

Notification of any material changes to this policy will be sent via email to all registered users at least 30 days prior to the changes taking effect. The notification will provide information on the changes and how to delete user accounts if the changes are not acceptable.