Privacy Policy

State Bags, Inc. (“State Bags” or “State”), has created this website (the “Website” or the “Site”) to provide an online platform to provide information about our GET ONE, GIVE ONE backpack program and for purchasers and recipients of our backpacks to tell us about how they embody our core values.
State Bags is committed to maintaining your privacy. This privacy policy and agreement (“Privacy Policy”) covers how we collect, use, and treat personal information that you may provide through our Website or while participating in the services we offer at the Website (the “Services”).  Our Privacy Policy applies to any visitor to the Website (collectively, “you”). The terms “State Bags,” “State,” “we,” and “us” refer to State Bags, Inc.
State Bags is a general audience website, however we do include certain pages that are intended for children under the age of 13.  Please read the information below that explains our specific policies regarding data collection involving children.
1. Your Consent.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully; once you consent to this Policy’s terms, it creates legal obligations on you and on State.  By accessing and using our Website, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to be legally bound by it.  If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please refrain from using our Site.
2. In addition, if you purchase backpacks or redeem Badges, during the checkout process you may be prompted to click/check an “I Accept” button/box, which further confirms your agreement to be legally bound by this Privacy Policy.
3. Children’s Privacy; Parental Consent.  State is committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the regulations of the Federal Trade Commission in the operation of our Website.  Parents and legal guardians can help by participating in and monitoring their children’s time online.  Help us protect your child’s privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information online without your permission.
4. State does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.  Prior to submission of Personally Identifiable Information, we ask all users to submit their date of birth to determine whether parental consent is required.  Users who indicate that they are under the age of 13 are taken through a parental consent process.  We do not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in our Services.
i. Badge Redemption.  In order for your child to redeem a Badge, State will ask them to write a short essay explaining how they embody one of the State Bags core values.  User should not include Personally Identifiable Information in their  essays.  Specifically, we discourage users from sending us a name, address, school name, email, phone number, Social Security number or any other information that might enable someone to identify them.
ii. State may request parental permission to post their child’s essay on our blog.  In instances where State has received permission, State will remove any Personally Identifiable Information included in the essays prior to posting.  If we do not receive permission from the parent to post a child’s essay, the essay and all information provided within it will be deleted from our servers.  User’s will be able to redeem a Badge regardless of (i) parental refusal to provide permission to post a child’s essay, or (ii) State’s decision in its sole discretion not to post a child’s essay.
In order to send your child the Badge, we will ask them to provide us with the following information: