We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes aggregate information or information that cannot be used to personally identify you. Personal Information includes information that can be used to identify you as an individual.
The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.
As an example, we store a persistent cookie to track and save user preferences in order to make it more convenient for you to access and use our services. Session cookies can be used to ensure that our website recognizes you as a visitor when you move from one page to another.
Log Files & Web Beacons
By using log files, we collect information from your browser (including, but not limited to, IP address, date and time stamp, domain name, browser type and pages viewed) to help us administer the site, track visitor actions, collect aggregate information, and prevent fraud and abuse. Web beacons are small, transparent graphic images that are used to collect non-personal information in conjunction with cookies and may be used in email communications to help us understand our visitors’ use of our Service and website.
The Services are primarily intended for use by children, including children under the age of 13. In order for a child to use the Services, a teacher or school administrator must register and create a main account for the participating school(s) or district followed up by a separate account for each child. The information submitted for a participating child will include the following: user name, email address, and (optionally) some personally-identifying information (such as the child’s first and last name and grade level). A child’s public account information (including content added for a project) will only be visible to other participants of the main account (i.e., teachers, students, and administrators). Parents may receive a separate login in order to view their children’s accounts and projects.
How Children’s Information is Used
Information collected from a child under 13 is used by the Company to deliver the Services, monitor use of the Services in order to customize them to a child’s needs, and respond to requests and questions. No Personal Information collected from a child under 13 will be used for any marketing purposes.
Privacy Settings and Requests Related to Children’s Information
Primary accountholders can make projects publicly visible by changing the privacy settings in the main account. Primary accountholders will only be teachers and/or school administrators. Children under 13 will not be permitted to make their personal information or projects publicly visible; any such privacy setting change must be made by a primary accountholder. In order to protect a child’s privacy, primary accountholders should ensure that no identifying details about a child (e.g., first and last name) are publicly accessible prior to making any project visible to the public.
Parents, teachers and school administrators may contact us at any time to delete a child’s Personal Information, modify a child’s Personal Information, or to request that a child’s account be cancelled and no further information collected about the child by the Company. To contact us regarding a child’s Personal Information or participation in the Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your relationship to the child, the child’s email address used for the Services, and your specific request. We will respond to your request in a timely manner. Please note that information may be visible in a cached or archived page(s) of the Service for some time after a deletion request has been made and honored by us.
Notices of any material changes to our handling of information in accordance with COPPA will be provided to the primary accountholders by email.
Project Pals is compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, “FERPA.” Data collected by Project Pals may include Personal Information from education records that are subject to FERPA. To the extent that student data includes FERPA records, you designate Project Pals as a "School Official" (as that term is used in FERPA and its implementing regulations) under the direct control of the school with regard to the use and maintenance of the FERPA records and Project Pals agrees to comply with FERPA. FERPA prohibits U.S. schools (including but not limited to, teachers and administrators) from disclosing student education records without the consent of a parent/legal guardian or an eligible student (as the term is defined in FERPA).
For U.S. teachers or school administrators: please note that FERPA requires us to retain student records upon receipt of a valid request to inspect such records.
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users (except children under 13) about promotional offers.
Disclosure Required by Law
You acknowledge and agree that we may disclose information collected from you or any other user of your account if required to do so by law at the request of a 3rd party. You agree that we may also disclose information if, in our sole discretion, we reasonably believe disclosure (a) will comply with a legal request (even if it is not required by applicable law); (b) will protect the health and/or safety of any individual; or (c) will protect or defend the Company’s or a third party’s rights or property.
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
Project Pals, Inc.
9800-D Topanga Cyn Blvd #304
Chatsworth, CA 91311