We make this Site available only to users who are over 18. This Site is not intended for children under 18, and this Site does not contain any features or services for children under 18 (including without limitation, games, fora, blogs, chatrooms or a portal to check grades, notes from teachers or progress reports). We do not knowingly collect Personally-Identifying Information from children under 18.
3. Gathering, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
We collect both Non-Personally-Identifying Information and Personally-Identifying
Information from you. “Non–Personally–
A. Gathering Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
(i) Web Browsers.
Like most site operators, we gather Non-Personally-Identifying Information from you of the sort that web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the web pages you view right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving this Site.
(ii) Web Cookies.
A “Web Cookie” is a string of information that a site stores on your computer, and your browser provides to this Site, each time you submit a query to this Site. We may use Web Cookies to track the pages that you visit during each Site session, both to help us improve your experience and to help us understand how this Site is being used.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO HAVE WEB COOKIES PLACED ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU SHOULD SET YOUR BROWSER TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THIS SITE, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF THIS SITE MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF WEB COOKIES. IF YOU REFUSE WEB COOKIES, YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.
(iii) Web Beacons.
A “Web Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page. It is usually invisible to you but allows site operators to check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email communication. We may place Web Beacons on pages of this Site and in emails we send to you.
You may not decline Web Beacons. However, they may be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.
B. Use of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
We analyze Non–Personally–Identifying Information gathered from users of this Site to help us better understand how this Site is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, we are able to better design this Site to improve your experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. We link information gathered using Non-Personally-Identifying Information to Personally-Identifying Information.
C. Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
From time to time, we may also release the Non–Personally–Identifying Information gathered from Site users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this Site.
4. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally–Identifying Information.
As defined above, Personally-Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. We will only collect Personally-Identifying Information that you knowingly submit to us. We will not disclose Personally-Identifying Information to third parties unless we obtain your permission to do so at the time we collect it, except as set forth below:
A. Collecting Personally-Identifying Information from Site Users
i. Site Registration and Filling Out On-Line Authorization Forms.
When Teachers register with this Site, they may be asked to disclose Personally–Identifying Information. Students and Parents may provide us with Personally-Identifying Information about themselves and their children when they complete and submit an on-line authorization form.
ii. Material You Choose to Reveal in On-line Fora, Blogs, Message
Boards, Chat Rooms or Similar Services.
We may make on-line fora, blogs, message boards, chat rooms or similar services available to Teachers from time to time. Teachers may choose to submit or post Personally-Identifying Information to us via these services, and this information may be viewed by us, other users of our services and other third parties.
WE MAKE THESE SERVICES AVAILABLE SO THAT YOU CAN SHARE INFORMATION AND IDEAS WITH OTHER EDUCATORS. PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR STUDENTS OR THEIR PARENTS VIA THESE SERVICES.
iii. Submitting Exams, Answer Keys, Permission Forms and Other Information to Us
Teachers may submit students’ exams or work product, answer keys, paper permission forms from their students’ parents and other educational information to us. These materials may contain Personally-Identifying Information about Teachers, Students and Parents. (For example, an exam or paper may contain a student’s name, and a paper permission form may contain a parent’s name, email address, phone number and other contact information.)
iv. Other Information Provided to Us
You may also choose to submit Personally-Identifying Information to us when you send us an email or use any interactive features and services that we may make available from time to time on this Site.
B. Use of Personally-Identifying Information
C. Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information
As described in Section 4(A) (“Collecting Personally–Identifying Information from Site Users”), users may, at their option, disclose their own Personally-Identifying Information by any means they choose. We will disclose Personally-Identifying Information in the following circumstances:
i. DMCA Infringement Notifications and Other Communications
Directed to Us.
By submitting a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Infringement Notification or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through this Site), you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communications in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. For notices other than DMCA Infringement Notifications and Counter Notices, upon request, we will edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA Infringement Notifications and Counter Notices (including any Personally-Identifiable Information set forth in the notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.
iii. Contests, Giveaways and other Promotions.
iv. Employees, Third-Party Processors and Third-Party Service Providers.
We will disclose Personally-Identifying Information to our employees, contractors, affiliates, distributors, dealers, vendors and suppliers who process Personally-Identifying Information on our behalf, participate with us in the provision or operation of this Site or provide you with services.
v. By Law, to Protect Rights and to Comply with Our Policies.
We disclose Personally-Identifying information if: (1) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large; or (3) we believe that you have abused the service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws.
vi. Business Transfers; Bankruptcy.
vii. Marketing Communications.
We will email you about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you, but we will not use Personally-Identifying Information about Students and Parents for marketing purposes. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us, please follow the instructions at the bottom of each email for opting out.
5. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties.
Third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy
Policy with respect to Personally-Identifying Information that you provide
directly to those third parties or that those third parties collect
for themselves. We do not control the third-party sites that may be accessible
provided to third-party sites or gathered by the third parties that
operate them. Before visiting a third-party site, whether by means of
a link on this Site or otherwise, and before providing any Personally-Identifying
Information to any third party, you should inform yourself of the privacy
policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that
site, and should take those steps necessary to your discretion, to protect