WE DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, NOR DO WE INTEND TO DO SO.
I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
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.
Information collected via Technology
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.
Geolocation and Equipment Information
We may collect information that does not personally identify you such as (i) your geolocation, and (ii) information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website or Platform, and usage details.
Information you provide us by registering for an account
We collect information from you automatically when you navigate through our Website or Platform in the following ways: Usage details; IP addresses; Information obtained through browser cookies;; Web beacons on our Website; Web beacons on emails sent by us; and Other tracking technologies.
Information collected from children in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)
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 & FERPA
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.
II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
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, Personalize your experience in using our Platform.
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.
Choices You Have About How We Use and Disclose Information
Disclosure of Users’ Information for Third-Party Advertising. Users can opt-out by (i) checking the relevant form when we collect the data; (ii) logging into the Website or Platform and adjusting their preferences in their account profile by checking or unchecking the relevant boxes, or (iii) emailing us their opt-out request at email@example.com. Users receiving promotional email can opt-out by sending a return email requesting to be omitted from future promotional email distributions. This opt-out will not apply to information provided by Company for product purchases, warranty registration, or other transactions.
Disclosure of User’s Information for Targeted Advertising. Users can opt-out by (i) checking the relevant form when we collect the data, (ii) logging into the Website or Platform and adjusting their preferences in their account profile by checking or unchecking the relevant boxes, or (iii) emailing us their opt-out request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose aggregated, de-personalized information about you that does not identify any individual to other parties without restriction, such as for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We may disclose personal information to our subsidiaries and affiliates.
We may disclose personal information to contractors, services providers, and other third parties.
We require all contractors, service providers, and other third parties to whom we disclose your personal information to be under contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and to use it only for the purposes for which we disclose them.
We may disclose personal information in the event of a merger, sale of business, etc.
We may disclose personal information for any other purpose for which you have provided it.
We do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise transfer personal information to others, unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include our hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our Website or Platform, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We do not provide non-personally identifiable visitor information for marketing purposes.
III. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
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.
In the event of a personal data breach, we will notify you within fifteen (15) days via (i) email and/or (ii) our Platform notification system on our Website. We agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
IV. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
V. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
VI. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Company does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside third parties your “Personal Information” as the term is defined under the California Civil Code Section § 1798.82(h). Additionally, California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits Users of our Website or Platform that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of their Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request for such disclosure, or identification and/or deletion of Personal Information in all our systems that we store on you, please send an email to email@example.com or write us at Project Pals, 22560 Jeffrey Mark Ct. #3, Chatsworth, CA 91311.
Note that (i) if we delete your Personal Information as requested, we will no longer be able to provide our services to you and (ii) we may need to keep such Personal Information for a while during the shutting down and billing process. If you would like to discuss our Personal Information storage and processing process with us, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org write us at Project Pals, 22560 Jeffrey Mark Ct. #3 Chatsworth, CA 91311.
VII. CAN-SPAM ACT OF 2003
The CAN-SPAM Act establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have businesses stop emailing them, and spells out penalties for violations. Per the CAN-SPAM Act, we will:
not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses;
identify the email message as an advertisement in some reasonable way;
include the physical address of Project Pals, which is 22560 Jeffrey Mark Ct. #3,
Chatsworth, CA 91311;
monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used;
honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly; and
give an “opt-out” or “unsubscribe” option.
If you wish to opt out of email marketing, follow the instructions at the bottom of each email or contact us at email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from all future marketing correspondences.
VII. CONTACT US
Project Pals, Inc.
22560 Jeffrey Mark Ct. #3 Chatsworth, CA 91311