PowerMyLearning Privacy Principles
- We are committed to creating a safe and secure online environment for you.
- We do not sell or rent your information to third parties.
- We take the protection of your information very seriously.
Table of Contents
- What Information Do We Collect?
- How We Use Information
- Our Commitment to our Donors
- No Targeted Advertising
- Your Choice and Options Relating to Data Collection and Use
- Student Data Policies
- Deletion of Personally Identifiable Information
- Data Security
- International Visitors
- Links to Other Sites
- Contacting PowerMyLearning
2. What Information Do We Collect?
If you use an account on the Services, or communicate with PowerMyLearning, you may provide to PowerMyLearning what is called “Personally Identifiable Information,” such as your full name, birthdate, email address, or other information that can be used to identify you as well as additional information that is collected on an individual level and linked to personally identifiable information. We collect information, including Personally Identifiable Information, in a variety of ways which may vary according to your use of the Services and your account settings.
When you create an account on the Services, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information including your name, email address, and birthdate. In addition, we may ask you for Personally Identifiable Information at other times, such as when you contact our technical support team, send us an email, complete a user survey, or otherwise communicate with PowerMyLearning.
Information from integrated sign-on services
Information obtained from other users
We make available certain features on our Services that allow other users to provide us information about you. For example, a parent or teacher may provide information relating to a Child User.
Information about your use of our Services
We may collect usage information about your use of our Services. This enables us to better tailor experiences that are most appropriate for you.
We may collect and use information about your location (such as your country) or infer your approximate location based on your IP address in order to provide you with tailored experiences for your region, but we don’t collect the precise geolocation of you or your device. You may be able to change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent it from providing us with any location information.
Donation and applicant information.
If you donate to PowerMyLearning, we may obtain your name and other identifying information, or if you apply for a job with PowerMyLearning via an online recruiting site, we will obtain the information you provide in your application for that purpose.
Usage and device information
To provide a personalized learning and high-quality experience for our users, we may use various technologies that automatically record certain technical information from your browser or device when you visit our website, read our emails, use our Services or otherwise engage with us. This information is typically collected through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, Flash objects, log files, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). These tracking technologies cookies collect information about how you use the Services (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on the Services), information about your browser and online usage patterns (e.g., Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, pages viewed, whether you opened an email, links clicked), and information about the device(s) you use to access the Services (e.g., mobile device identifier, mobile carrier, device type, screen size, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, and whether you access the Services from multiple devices). We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Sites and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners, and view its currently available opt-out options at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We use or may use the data collected through tracking technologies to better display our website, to save you time, to provide better technical support, for promotional purposes, and to track website usage. For example, cookies help us to keep track of whether you are signed in or have previously signed in so that we can display all the features that are available to you; remember your settings on the pages you visit, so that we can display your preferred content the next time you visit; and customize the function and appearance of the pages you visit based on information relating to your account.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features and services (particularly those that require you to sign-in) may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it.
Deleting cookies does not delete Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as Flash objects and HTML5. You can learn more about Flash objects – including how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies – on Adobe’s website or by clicking here. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. Please consult your browser’s “Help” function to learn more. If you choose to delete Flash objects from our Services, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of the Services or benefit from the information and Services offered.
3. How We Use Information
PowerMyLearning uses information we collect:
- to communicate with you
- to personalize your experience while using our Services for educational purposes
- to provide and improve our Services for educational purposes
PowerMyLearning takes great care to protect the information you provide us. We do not rent or sell Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from users with third parties.
PowerMyLearning will disclose Personally Identifiable Information when you post content with Personally Identifiable Information which is visible to others on the Services or when you otherwise consent or instruct us to share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties. Please note that the user name that is assigned to you during the registration process will identify you on the Site, and this information (in conjunction with content that you post) may be viewed by other Users in certain circumstances such as in a Community in which you participate. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS ON THE SITE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.
PowerMyLearning may share information with our employees and trusted vendors, third party Services providers, and other individuals to provide services or products for us or on our behalf, which could include analytics, hosting, marketing and similar services. When we share Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers or vendors, these third parties are obligated to manage this Personally Identifiable Information consistent with the security and data retention principles of this Policy.
PowerMyLearning may release Personally Identifiable 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 enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (d) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of PowerMyLearning, our users, or the public; (f) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; or (g) as required or permitted by law.
We may disclose anonymous or aggregate information that does not reasonably identify you as an individual.
4. Our Commitment to our Donors
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or other Personally Identifiable Information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
This policy applies to all information received by PowerMyLearning in any manner, including but not limited to offline, web, and mobile methods, and applies to all electronic, written, or oral communications by PowerMyLearning.
To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party Services provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.
5. No Targeted Advertising
PowerMyLearning does not display any targeted advertising on our Services.
6. Your Choice and Options Relating to Data Collection and Use
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personally Identifiable Information we store and use is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. If you discover that Personally Identifiable Information or other data pertaining to you is inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date, please update your account information or contact us as described at the bottom of this Policy.
You may always decline to provide your Personally Identifiable Information with PowerMyLearning. If you decline to register with our Services, however, PowerMyLearning will not be able to provide to you certain features found on our Services. You may later enable or access those features by providing PowerMyLearning with the necessary Personally Identifiable Information.
You can chose to provide only information that does not reasonably identify you, such as by selecting a username that is not related to your actual name. You can also decline to provide any optional data.
PowerMyLearning may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. You can choose not to receive these emails by clicking the unsubscribe link in any e-mail. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from non-promotional messages regarding your account, such as account verification, changes or updates to features of the Services, or technical or security notices.
7. Student Data Policies
Staff of schools, districts, and other educational institutions (collectively, “Schools”) that enroll students in the Services warrant that they do so in compliance with federal, state, and local law governing enrollment of students in online educational programs, including parental consent requirements. We request and collect Personally Identifiable Information about the Users under 13 years of age only if enrolled by Schools as described above or with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian or School staff.
Parents, legal guardians, and students age 18 and older can request the opportunity to review Personally Identifiable Information in a student’s records and correct erroneous information by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Deletion of Personally Identifiable Information
A School may request deletion of a Student User account created by the School, or Personally Identifiable Information therein, by submitting a request to email@example.com. A parent or legal guardian may request deletion of a Student User account not created by a School, or Personally Identifiable Information therein, by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. A User other than a Student may request deletion of the User’s account, or Personally Identifiable Information therein, by submitting a request to email@example.com.
We will take all reasonable efforts to ensure appropriate deletion pursuant to the request process specified herein upon confirmation of identity. We are not required to delete any information which has been de-identified or disassociated with personal identifiers such that it can no longer be used to reasonably identify a particular individual.
9. Data Security
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. For example, we may ask you to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to confirm your identity, and we may require that you create and use a password to access certain parts of our Services. You should create and maintain a strong password to help ensure the security of your account.
PowerMyLearning uses certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of your Personally Identifiable Information and other information we maintain in connection with our Services. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any or all of the information you transmit to PowerMyLearning, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, PowerMyLearning makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. When you enter sensitive information, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) or similar technologies. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your use of the Services indicates that you are willing to assume this risk. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with the Services is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us. In the event that Personally Identifiable Information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and will notify you of the security incident in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
10. International Visitors
We prohibit use of our Services by European Union users. We use the encrypted third-party cookie _ezigdpr_4afe7e0334edf6a0 on the domain fast.ezigdpr.com to store information about visitors’ European Union status. Data stored includes: a unique anonymous identifier; your European Union status (yes/no) and the date you made the selection. For non-European Union visitors, we also store the IP address used to make selection, which allows for a more complete audit trail. This data, as well as a log of changes to the data, is stored in the EziGDPR database. For more information, visit www.ezigdpr.com.
Our Services are operated and managed on servers located within the United States. If you choose to use our Services from regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that differ from United States law, then you acknowledge that PowerMyLearning will transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to the United States for the purpose of performing the Services according to our Terms of Service.
11. Links to Other Sites
12. Contacting PowerMyLearning
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