Privacy Policy

Child Trends has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of our visitors. The following statement discloses the practices used by Child Trends for gathering and disseminating information on its website,

This website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. Should we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, we will delete it from our database.



Email Use policy and Security

Child Trends has access to and may use your Internet Protocol (IP) or email address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. This information is used solely to evaluate and improve our website. Our site’s E-News requires visitors to submit their email addresses, and that information may be used to contact a visitor when necessary. Child Trends does not sell, rent, or distribute email addresses or any other contact information.

This site has up-to-date security measures in place to control the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.


A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. We send cookies when you surf our site, request information, or register yourself for certain services. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us access to your personally identifiable information, but we may use the cookies to identify your computer. Many cookies are “session” cookies, meaning the cookie does not stay on your computer after you leave our website or close your browser. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyze traffic patterns at our site. This information can enable us to make additional improvements to the site over time. Cookies that remain on your computer are often called “permanent” cookies. These types of cookies are used to facilitate personalization and registration services.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you, and some web pages may not display properly.


Child Trends provides visitors the opportunity to receive regular communications from us by subscribing to our E-News. Subscribers may opt out of these emails or correct or update their contact information by replying to a specific E-News or by sending an email to


Our site contains links to other sites. Child Trends is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.

Contacting Child Trends

We welcome your comments. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices or use of our site, please contact us at