Roo Kids is a fun messaging app for kids

with minimum yet critical parental controls.

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Roo Kids is a fun messaging app for kids with ‘minimum yet critical’ parental controls
Roo Kids

Roo Kids is for the iPad generation. This iPad generation is ready for messaging app like Roo Kids. We also believe that it is good for kids to experience a restricted app such as Roo Kids before moving into social networking sites, which provide less safety.

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Parents want kids to explore, learn and master the digital world. But, the important concerns that parents have are:

  • Strangers reaching out to their kids online
  • Kids getting distracted during homework time or sleep time

The key features of Roo Kids that bring in safety are:

  • Parents get to approve before anyone is added to their kid’s Contact list. Thus no stranger or unwanted person can sneak in
  • Kids can block any existing friend with immediate effect
  • Parents can set curfew time slots during which the live chat will not work

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Features that make us cool.

  • Parent creates the kid's account and gets to choose the kid’s username
  • No 'Add Contact' request reaches a kid unless approved by a parent
  • Parents can set 'Curfew Time' during which the live chat will not work
  • User Interface designed to appeal to kids
  • Kids can report abusive content and users with immediate results
  • All information (username, password, messages, etc.) are transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology
  • We do not display ads or sell / trade your personally identifiable information

Starting Up

Parental Controls and Privacy Policy.

  • This app is meant for kids below the age of 13 and to be used under parental supervision

  • A parent creates the kid's account and gets to choose the kid’s username

  • No 'Add Contact' request reaches a kid unless approved by a parent

  • Parents can set 'Curfew Time' during which the live chat will not work

  • There is no tolerance for objectionable content. Kids can report abusive content and users

  • Reported content is immediately removed from history and parent is notified along with sender's username

  • Reported user is immediately removed from kid's friend list and parent is notified, with options to undo the request, remove reported user from friend's list forever and/or report to Roo Kids

  • Roo Kids team will respond to parent who has reported a user, via e-mail with-in 24 hours

  • We do not request, collect, or guess your geo-location

  • As soon as the instant message is delivered, it is removed from our servers

  • We may retain offline messages till they are delivered. Once delivered, they are removed from our server

  • All information (username, password, messages, etc.) are transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. This is same technology used by your banks and online e-commerce website. Anyone 'tapping' into your network can not read the passwords or the messages being exchanged

  • We do not display ads

  • We do not sell or trade your personally identifiable information

  • Read about California Online Privacy Protection Act, Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and our complete privacy policy at http://www.rookidsapp.com/privacy
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The Team

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Dinker Charak

Geek / Traveller

Dinker Charak at Gungroo

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Wairok Makunga

Perfectionist / Artist

Wairok Makunga at Gungroo

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Sanjay Kumar

Geek / Sportsman

Sanjay Kumar on LinkedIn

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Kanika Chopra

Networker / Artist

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Important Features

Parental Controls

Using Parental Controls you can set various safety options and control who is on your kid's Contact List. Access to Parental Controls is password protected.

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Contact List

Parents own the Contact List. This way kids have freedom and privacy of conversation, but with known and trusted people only.

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Curfew Hours

Parents can setup curfew hours during which live messaging will not work. Homework time? Sleep time? We won't come in the way!

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Camera Access

'Roo Kids' does not directly access camera. Parents can restrict access to iPad's camera and there is no risk of accidental photo sharing.

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Attractive User Interface

The artwork and User Interface has been designed to appeal to kids. The more the kids love this app, the less they will seek less secure alternatives.

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Messages Sent Over SSL

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are cryptographic protocols which are designed to provide communication security over the Internet.

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No Ads in App

'Roo Kids' does not directly access camera. Parents can restrict access to iPad's camera and there is no risk of accidental photo sharing.

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Reporting Abuse

Kids can report a message or a user as abusive. This will have immediate effects and parents are notified via email.

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24x7 Support

Our team is available 24x7 to respond to your query. We try to respond and close critical matters within 24 hours.

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Roo Kids Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our app. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: e-mail address, a password to access the app and device Information.

You will also be asked to create a username and password for your kid who will use the app. The kid can change the password anytime later.

Location Services

We do not request, collect, or access your location information.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

; To improve our app
(we continually strive to improve our app on the information and feedback we receive from you)

; To improve customer service
(your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

; To Send Push Notifications
We send you push notifications when you are using our app. If you do not want these notifications, you can manage your preference either through your device or app settings depending on your device type. You can also contact us at support@rookidsapp.com

; R&D
Conduct research and analysis

; To send occasional emails
The email address you provide as parent, may be used to send you critical information and updates pertaining to your safety, account, in addition to receiving rare company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

Storing Messages

Roo Kids is a messaging app. We try our best not to stores messages. As soon as the message is delivered, it is removed from our servers. We may retain offline messages till they are delivered. Once delivered, they are removed from our server. Sometimes data that was removed may exist in regular backed up copies. We remove old backups regularly. We try our best not to store any more information than what is critically needed to provide you a fully functional app.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

All internal communication between the app and our server (passwords, messages, etc.) is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at support@rookidsapp.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Do we use cookies?

We do not use cookies.

Sharing Your Information

We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We may disclose your personal information

; as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process

; when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request

; if Gungroo Software is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information

; to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in developing, maintaining and operating our app, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. 

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of our ongoing effort to be fully compliant California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our app may make any changes to most of their information at anytime by logging into the app and going to the 'Settings' section.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are working to be towards compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), our policy is located at http://www.rookidsapp.com/#coppa.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website and Roo Kids at http://www.rookidsapp.com/#terms

Your Consent

By using our app, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Roo Kids Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 27-Mar-2014

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

http://www.rookidsapp.com/
support@rookidsapp.com
#65, 2nd A Cross, Koramangala 5th Cross, Koramangala
Bangalore, Karnataka 560 095
India

Roo Kids Terms of Service ("Agreement")

This Agreement was last modified on April 10, 2014.

Please read these Terms of Service ("Agreement", "Terms of Service") carefully before using Roo Kids ("the App") operated by Gungroo Software ("us", "we", or "our"). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the App Roo Kids.

By accessing or using the App in any manner, including, but not limited to, messaging via App or sharing content or contributing content or other materials to or via the App, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. Capitalized terms are defined in this Agreement.

Termination
We may terminate your access to the App, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

Links To Other Apps
Our App may contain links to third-party Apps that are not owned or controlled by Gungroo Software. Gungroo Software has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party Apps or services. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of any third-party App that you visit.

Governing Law
This Agreement (and any further rules, polices, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Karnataka, India, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

Disclaimer
Our App is provided "as is". Gungroo Software makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Gungroo Software does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its App or otherwise relating to such materials or on any Apps linked to this App.

Credit card Details
Our App will never ask for Credit Card details and request that you do not enter it on any of the forms on Our App.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold Gungroo Software and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against us arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this App.

Limitations
In no event shall Gungroo Software or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Gungroo Software's App, even if Gungroo Software or a Gungroo Software authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Changes To This Agreement
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Service by posting the updated terms on the App. Your continued use of the App after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. Please review this Agreement periodically for changes. If you do not agree to any of this Agreement or any changes to this Agreement, do not use, access or continue to access the App or discontinue any use of the App immediately.

Contact Us
If there are any questions regarding this Agreement you may contact us.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

We are working on improving our Privacy Policy to comply fully with COPPA. Access our full Privacy Policy here.