Effective Date: October 3rd, 2021
Please keep in mind that certain information submitted to the Platform is publicly visible to other users within the Platform. For example, other users may be able to view comments or reviews you leave on lesson plans or that you include in your public profile.
DATA WE COLLECT
“Personal Data” means information that can be used to identify you, such as your name and email address. Personal Data may also include your company and job title, but only if maintained in a manner that can be used to identify you personally. We collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide us, for example when you register a user account, sign up for mailing lists or newsletters, register for a premium subscription or premium content (if applicable), or otherwise reach out to us. Your submission of Personal Data is voluntary, but we may be unable to provide you requested information or services if you choose not to provide necessary Personal Data.
“Other Information” means information that does not identify you personally, and may include technical details regarding the device you use to access the Platform, IP address, operating system, browser, referral URLs, page views, location data (if location services are enabled), clicks, etc. Our systems automatically collect this kind of Other Information when you interact with the Platform. Other Information also includes information that may originally have been Personal Data but has been aggregated or anonymized such that it cannot be used to identify any individual.
COOKIES; SIMILAR TECHNOLOGY; ANALYTICS
We use “cookies” to obtain certain types of data when your web browser accesses our website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our system to recognize you and your personalized settings, to better understand how you interact with the Platform, to monitor aggregate usage, and to optimize web traffic routing on our website. Most browsers have settings to disable or limit cookies, but please note that certain areas or features of the Platform may not be available or fully-functional if you choose to disable cookies for our websites. We may also use pixel tags, web beacons, or similar technologies to understand how our users interact with our sites and emails. Our website does not respond to “do not track” signals.
We may also use third-party analytics services such as Google Analytics, which help us understand how users are finding and using our Platform. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit the Platform, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Platform. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve the Platform and our offerings and to provide more relevant advertising. To learn more about Google Analytics’ privacy practices, you can visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. To opt out of Google Analytics’ metrics, you can follow the instructions at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We do not control third parties' collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. You may be able to opt out of receiving personalized advertisements from companies who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or who subscribe to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. For more information about this practice and to understand your options, please visit: http://www.aboutads.info and http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. You may also use TRUSTe's Preference Manager at http://preferences-mgr.truste.com.
USE OF YOUR DATA
We use your Personal Data:
for the purposes for which you provided it to us (e.g., to create or update your user account, register you for lessons plans, promotions, or newsletters, or process a transaction);
to respond to your inquiries and communications to us;
to personalize, improve, maintain, and operate the Platform, and to recommend lesson plans that may be of interest to you;
to inform you about other opportunities, events, or services in which you may be interested, including those offered by our affiliates;
to investigate and prevent possible fraud;
to exercise or defend our rights and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements, including responding to lawful requests for information by governmental authorities; and
for other reasons with your prior consent.
You can opt out of receiving newsletters and other promotional or marketing emails from us at any time by clicking the unsubscribe, opt-out, or similar link at the bottom of any such emails. Please note we may still contact you in connection with your account or for other administrative, non-marketing purposes. We may use Other Information (which does not identify you personally) for any manner we deem appropriate, including without limitation to improve, maintain, and operate the Platform.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DATA
We will not sell your Personal Data to third parties. We may share your Personal Data with our affiliates and as needed to fulfill the purposes described in the “USE OF YOUR DATA” section above, including:with the third parties who provide, host, or own lesson plan content, to facilitate your access to such content and enable us to monitor the flow of traffic from our Platform;
with our own service providers, such as email service providers, customer support providers, and payment processors, who are only permitted to use the data on our behalf;
as necessary to exercise or defend our rights or comply with applicable law or orders from law enforcement and other governmental authorities; and
to other third parties with your prior consent.
Additionally, in the event of a merger, consolidation, sale, or transfer of all or substantially all of our assets or business, one of the assets that would generally be transferred is the data we have collected, which would be transferred subject to the applicable version of this Policy. We may disclose Other Information (which does not identify you personally) to any parties and for any purposes we deem appropriate.
LOCATION; DATA RETENTION, ACCESS, AND CORRECTION; SECURITY
We are based in the United States. By using the Platform, you consent to your Personal Data being transferred to and stored in the United States. We may retain your data so long as we can reasonably foresee the data may be required in connection with our business relationship with you. In some cases, we will retain the data for a longer period as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, follow records retention policies, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. You may access and update your Personal Data by visiting your account profile. We have implemented reasonable physical, organizational, and technical procedures to secure the Personal Data we have in our possession. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security when dealing with internet connections, so please do not transmit any sensitive Personal Data to us.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
notice of whether we have disclosed your CCPA Personal Information to third parties in the past 12 months (and if so, what categories of information we have disclosed, and what categories of third parties we have disclosed it to);
a copy of your CCPA Personal Information collected by us in the past 12 months; and
that your CCPA Personal Information be deleted.
We will not discriminate against you if you choose to exercise any of these rights. To make any of the above requests, please contact us as set forth at the end of this Policy. We may require verification of your identity before further processing your request. In certain instances, we may be permitted by law to decline some or all of such request. Please note that if you make unfounded, repetitive, or excessive requests (as determined in our reasonable discretion) to access your Personal Data, you may be charged a fee to the extent permitted by law.
YOUR EUROPEAN UNION AND SWISS PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a European Union or Swiss resident, applicable data protection laws may provide you with certain rights with regards to our processing of your Personal Data. To the extent established under applicable law, European Union or Swiss residents may have the right:to access, review, and update their Personal Data;
to restrict our processing of their Personal Data;
to request that we provide them a copy of, or access to, their Personal Data in structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (or that we transfer their Personal Data to another controller, when technically feasible);
to withdraw their consent when our processing of their Personal Data is based on consent (and not another legitimate basis);
to request that we delete their Personal Data (subject to certain limitations); and
to lodge a complaint with the applicable supervisory authority in the EU. Before you do this, we ask that you please contact us directly in order to give us an opportunity to work directly with you to resolve any concerns about your privacy.
To make any of the above requests, please contact us as set forth at the end of this Policy. We may require verification of your identity before further processing your request. In certain instances, we may be permitted by law to decline some or all of such request. Please note that if you make unfounded, repetitive, or excessive requests (as determined in our reasonable discretion) to access your Personal Data, you may be charged a fee to the extent permitted by law.
The Platform is not directed toward children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information, the parent or guardian should contact us as set forth at the end of this Policy, and we will take reasonable steps to promptly remove such data from our systems (subject to any applicable, legally required or permitted, retention standards).
THIRD PARTY SITES
CONTACT For more information or for help in answering any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org