Children’s privacy is of primary concern to us. No exchange requests will be accepted unless submitted by a parent/teacher or guardian 18 years of age or older, and said parent/teacher/guardian is required to monitor the exchange as part of their agreement with Know My World.  Any and all communication held between participants is the sole responsibility and liability of said parent/guardians/teachers/participants and not the responsibility or liability of Know My World™. This includes but is not limited to contact information, media, photographs, location, written material and shared accounts.  Know My World will only share information in 2 ways:

A. Upon the approval of match participants with each other for contact purposes only and strictly information shared by participating and consenting adults 18 years or older.

B.  Upon written and signed consent forms from parents/guardians of participants or participants 18 years or older, on behalf of  Know My World and the Know My World website.

By using our services you agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless, Know My World, and its officers, directors, employees and agents from all liabilities, including attorneys’ fees and costs.


  • Collect online contact information without parental notification, which will include an opportunity for the parent to suspend participation in the activity. Without prior parental notification, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request and will not be used for other purposes. For this reason, we encourage teachers to adhere to their institutions specific policies and release forms.
  • Collect personally identifiable offline contact information from children.
  • Distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information from children.
  • Give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent.
  • Require a child to provide us with more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation.


This site may have chat rooms, forums, and/or message boards available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

We are not responsible for the use by others of the information that you disclose in chat rooms, forums and other public posting areas.


Know My World works diligently to maintain the security of your personal information, which will never be shared with a third party aside from your approved match.

Know My World collects personally identifying information from educators such as contact name, contact email, location, and organization/school name so that we may make appropriate matches.  Know My World does not ordinarily collect or share students personal information, however, student content and photographs may be requested and shared only with parental/guardian consent.  For example, student created content such as photographs, art work and written reports that feature identifiable information such as names or locations and school names are only shared on the Know My World website and Know My World social media pages after parental/guardian consent is obtained.  Know My World is not liable for information shared or distributed by schools, organizations, educators and students such as personal information, discussion on social media platforms and posting of photographs.

The privacy policy described here applies only to knowmyworld.org, and not to other companies’ or organizations’ web sites to which we link, or which link to us. Also, while we hope to provide a safe and secure online experience, be very careful about sharing your personal information with other people you might meet as a result of your participation with knowmyworld.org. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.


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Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://knowmyworld.org/about/policies/.

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