ESRB Privacy Online Program
Launched in 1999, the ESRB Privacy Online program helps ensure that its member companies are in compliance with the growing complexity of privacy protection laws in the United States and Canada, European Union (EU), Asia-Pacific region and South America. Our focus on providing total privacy solutions is consistent with ESRB's mission to help interactive software companies conduct business responsibly while assuring consumers, especially parents, that their personal data is collected and managed appropriately through the display of our Privacy Certified seal. Our ultimate goal is to help members mitigate their risk and achieve business objectives by providing guidance in developing the most effective privacy practices consistent with applicable law.
ESRB Privacy Online Features
- COPPA Safe Harbor
ESRB Privacy Online is among the first privacy seal programs sanctioned by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as an authorized “Safe Harbor” under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), an endorsement that helps shield our members from potential sanctions and fines.
- EU Safe Harbor
We help members secure “Safe Harbor” status in the EU and Switzerland through protocols administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Identity Verification
In exclusive partnership with Veratad Technologies, members can access identity and age verification authentication solutions at special discounted rates.
We monitor and spot check member websites and apps and provide regular reports, which helps ensure continued compliance.
Our Privacy Certified Seals
ESRB Privacy Online supports over 2,000 websites and apps. Look for these seals identifying Privacy Certified and actively monitored member websites and apps: