Information of Children
The Platform is not intended for use by minors under the age of 13. We do not allow children under the age of 13 to register for the Platform or disclose personal information to us.
Information We Collect
We may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide — When you sign up for the Platform, we ask you for some basic personal information. This includes personally identifying information such as your name and School Community information. You may update or change your account or profile information through the Platform at any time. When you use the Platform, you may provide additional personal information in your sole discretion, including subject interests and grade level interests. Remember as part of a School Community, others in your School Community and linked School Communities may see certain of your personal information and Reviews. If you are a Technology Partner, we may collect information from you concerning your Educational Tools. Any information you provide concerning the Educational Tools may be shared with other users of the Platform. If you are a Technology Partner and are using the Platform to respond to a request for proposal from a school, we may collect the information you submit through the Platform and share that information with the designated school.
Automatically collected Information; Log information — When you access the Platform via a browser, application or other device, our servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a Platform, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account. When you use the Platform using your smartphone or other mobile device, we collect information regarding device type, operating system, IP address and device ID. As you interact with the Platform, we obtain information regarding your interactions, such as time of day and date, how long you spend on different pages and the like. If you or your School have installed our extensions to your browser, we may automatically record certain information while the extension is activated, such as your username, the website you visit and the amount of time spent on each site.
User communications — When you send communications to us or to other users through the Platform, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our Platforms. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our Platform, including service-related notices. You acknowledge that these service-related notices are necessary for the provision of the Platform and you may not opt out of such service-related notices.
How We Use and Share Information
We use information you provide and information we automatically collect to administer the Platform and to allow you and other users to use the Platform. You understand that certain information and the Reviews that you post to the Platform will be shared through the Platform and will be accessible to the Community. Likewise, you will be able to view information and Reviews of others in the Community.
Please note once you have posted information to the Platform or communicated with another member of the Community through the Platform, we cannot control how the Community or other user may use any information which you may provide and we hereby disclaim any liability associated with such use or disclosure. Additionally, the School may have access to your information including as posted to the Platform and may use such information in accordance with the School policies.
We may create or provide aggregated and statistical data about our users, Schools and use of the Platform, including Reviews, to Schools, our Technology Partners and third parties, including advertisers or other third parties for payment. We may also use you non-personally identifiable information, including as aggregated with other users’ information, to analyze use of our Platform, including obtaining demographic information on our users and their Schools generally and with respect to Community Reviews of Technology Tools.
We may also use your information to improve our Platforms or to notify you of Educational Tools, services, products, events, promotions or other opportunities which we believe may be of interest to you. With your permission, including if you indicate through the Platform that you wish to receive more information regarding any Educational Tools or request an Educational Tool on a trial basis, we may share your personal information with the Technology Partners offering such Educational Tool(s) so that they can fulfill your request. Information provided by you or by us to the Technology Partner will be governed by that Technology Partner’s privacy and other policies.
We will disclose information to our service providers that work on our behalf or with us to provide the Platform. We do not permit these providers to use your information other than as necessary to provide the Platforms to us. We may disclose your information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other governmental or law enforcement request, (b) enforce our Terms of Platform, including investigation of potential violations, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (d) protect against or mitigate harm to the rights, property or safety of our company, the Platform, its users or the public as required or permitted by law, and (e) in order to respond or report on reports of abuse or misuse of the Platform.
If you are a Technology Partner, we may use the information you provide through the platform in response to RFPs from Schools in an aggregate and de-identified manner and provide aggregated and statistical data about such responses to our users and schools.
If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected or other than as disclosed in this policy, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
If our company becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, your information may be included in the assets sold or transferred to the acquirer. You hereby agree that we may transfer or assign the information we have collected from you in connection with any such event. In the event of a bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership or assignment for the benefit of creditors, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred or used.
We will take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures. However, we cannot guarantee its absolute security or that unauthorized persons will not access or use your personal information for improper purposes. In the event of a breach of security affecting personal information on our servers, we will take such notification and other steps as may be required under applicable law. We ask that you do not send us or post any highly sensitive information on the Platform, such as Social Security Numbers, personal health information, Driver’s License numbers and the like. We will not be liable for the use or disclosure of any such information if posted through the Platform.
Controlling, Accessing and Updating Personal Information
You may update, change or correct your personal information through the Platform. You may also request that we deactivate your account. Upon request, we will use our reasonable efforts to deactivate your account and delete your personal information from our publicly available Platform in a timely manner. However, you understand that posts you have created and posted will continue to be publicly available to the Community. We will also use reasonable efforts to delete personally identifiable data as requested if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for provision of the Platform or other legitimate business purposes. However, you acknowledge and agree that your contact and other information may have been shared through the Platform and that we cannot delete this information that may have been provided to others through the Platform or otherwise. You may be required to confirm your identity before processing such requests.
We will update your account and information as requested, provided, that we may decline to update information if we determine it to be impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes or other historical data). In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this Platform free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Further, after you request that we delete your information from our Community available Platform, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems indefinitely.
Third Party Sites
Social Media Sites
We may have pages or other presence on various social networking sites or services, such as Facebook, Twitter and the like. Any information you post or provide through such sites and services will be subject to the policies of those sites and services.
Location of Servers
We process personal information on our servers in the United States of America. If you are accessing the Platform from another jurisdiction, you hereby consent to the transfer and processing of your personal information in the United States.
We do not track or collect personal data about your online activities once you leave the Site or Service.