COPPA (or Child Online Privacy and Protection Act , 1998) is a law in the United States that says that websites that can collect information from minors under the age of 13 must have the written consent of parents (or a legal guardian). ) for the collection of such information to identify a minor under 13 years of age. If you are not sure that this applies to you, when you register, or to the website you are trying to register for, ask for legal assistance. Note that the forum team can not provide legal advice and can not be contacted for legal issues of any kind, except those highlighted.