- A special note to children: If you are under 13, please get permission from your parent or legal guardian before using our Services. You must be 18 or older to purchase or otherwise subscribe to any Service. We do not market or sell to children under 18, and we seek consent from a parent or legal guardian whenever we identify that a minor attempts to purchase or register for a subscription to any Service.
- A special note to parents: Please help us protect your children’s privacy by instructing them never to volunteer their personal information online without your permission.
1. The Information We Collect and How We Use It
We use the term “Non Personal Information” to describe information that cannot be used to directly or indirectly contact or identify you and that is not linked to information that can be used to directly or indirectly contact or identify you. Non Personal Information includes passively collected information about your activities on our Services, such as usage data, to the extent that information is not linked to your Personal Information.
- Account Creation by Teacher and Parent Users
Teachers, parents, and other adult visitors over 18 must create accounts in order to purchase a subscription to any Service or to secure free trial access to any Service. During our online purchase process, we collect and store your first and last name, street address, email address, phone number, and school and school district. We also collect the username, password, and security question and answer you create, and if you volunteer your fax number, occupation, and class grade level, we collect and store that information. If you choose to pay with a credit card, we collect your credit card number, card type, expiration date, and security code. We transmit this payment information for processing, and we do not store this information. If you choose to pay via purchase order, check, or money order, we collect the payment information that you mail to us. If you choose to create an account for free trial access to any Service, we collect and store your full name, street address, and email address, occupation, school and school district affiliation, and username during that process. Following both account creation processes, we also collect information about whether you opt in to receive our eNews, updates, and offers.
We will not use the Personal Information collected during the account creation process for any purposes other than securing verifiable parental consent; fulfilling requested transactions; sending you order confirmations and other notifications you request or that are required by law; providing you with access to the Services, including ensuring proper licensing and providing necessary copyright permissions; and providing the customer service, technical support, and sales support you request.
- Teacher Login Credentials
Certain of our Services—Kids A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, ReadyTest A-Z, and Writing A-Z—offer tools for online learning beyond downloadable resources for teachers. We offer online teacher portals, student portals, and parent portals that provide common access to all of these Services that a school district, school, teacher, or other adult has purchased.
If you are an adult with teacher access to these Services, we collect the username and password you create during the purchase process or subsequently assigned to you by your school or school district purchaser each time you login to the teacher portal. Any time you request that we reset your password, and submit your email address as part of that process, we collect your email address.
We will not use this Personal Information for any purposes other than verifying your identity and authenticating your login; facilitating your access to content; and monitoring subscription compliance. If you personally purchase access to any Service, we may use your user credentials to provide the customer service, technical support, and sales support you request. If a district, school, or other individual purchases access to any Service on your behalf, we display your login credentials on your designated Learning A-Z coordinator’s online “Accounts Site” to facilitate access to content.
- Parent Login Credentials
If you are the parent of a child whose teacher or school has access to Kids A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, ReadyTest A-Z, or Writing A-Z, you may request access to the parent portal. We collect your email address in order to send you an email to allow you to create a username and password for access to the parent portal. We also collect your user credentials each time you login to the parent portal. Any time you request that we reset your password, and submit your email address as part of that process, we collect your email address.
We will not use this Personal Information for any purposes other than verifying your identity, authenticating your login, and facilitating your access to the parent portal.
- Student Login Credentials Created by Teacher and Parent Users
Adults with teacher access to our Services that provide tools for online learning— Kids A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, ReadyTest A-Z, and Writing A-Z—must create a classroom roster and assign students user credentials before students can access the Services.
We collect and store the student login credentials that you create. We will not use this Personal Information for any purpose other than providing you and your students access to the Services.
- Account Activity by Teacher and Parent Users
If you are an adult with teacher access to our Services that provide tools for online learning, the first time you login to the teacher portal, you must enter your first and last name, class name, grade level, and school name, and we collect that information.
Once you create a classroom roster in the teacher portal, you can access classroom reports that become available as your students complete assignments in our Services. These classroom reports show the number of activities completed; each student’s progress on incomplete activities; the number and time each student logged in; the bonus and incentive stars earned; student rankings; and the accuracy level for any skill group you create. If you are an adult with parent access to the Services, you can view similar reports regarding only your child’s activity through the parent portal. If you have teacher access, you can review student activity on the Services; give students assignments; access student voice recordings submitted for review and grading; and send voice recordings or text messages to students. If you have parent access, you can review the activity of your child on the Services, send text messages to your child and review messages sent to your child, but you cannot give assignments.
We will not use any Personal Information we gather about you as you use the Services for any purposes other than verifying your identity and authenticating your login; facilitating your access to paid content; and monitoring subscription compliance. You control what information you provide to and about your students as you interact with the Services. If you have teacher access, the student information you provide as you use the Services should be limited to information that is relevant to the legitimate educational purpose of improving student performance. We will not ask you to enter, and you are specifically instructed not to enter, information about students that is not relevant to this legitimate educational purpose. You are also responsible for keeping the student information that you enter accurate, complete and up to date. If you recognize that student information is inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated, you are responsible for correcting it. Please note, however, that the “class chart” name that you assign to a student may be anything you choose and need not be the student’s actual name. For assistance, or if you experience difficulties making corrections to student information, please contact us. We will use information about students entered by teacher and parent users to provide services to your school educational institution. We will not keep such student information after you or the school educational institution instructs us to delete it. You may not disclose or otherwise use the student data entered on this site for any unauthorized purposes.
When you are logged in to the teacher or parent portals, we automatically collect Non Personal Information about your use of the Service to support our internal operations, including information about how various features of the Service are used, what you download, and the number, frequency and length of each session. We do not combine this Non Personal Information with or link it to any of the Personal Information mentioned above.
- Correspondence With Us
We collect and retain Personal and Non Personal Information from you when you send us a message or chat with us via our website, when you send us an email, or when you sign up for a newsletter on our website. We use such information solely to provide the services or support you request.
- Location Information
We collect and store information about your geographic location on our teacher-facing ReadyTest A-Z website, which is a Service directed to users over 13, in order to provide Texas-specific content to educators in Texas. Your location information is collected only if you enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information and/or if you expressly grant us permission to collect it by clicking “Allow” in a dialogue window that automatically pops up when you navigate to this website.
- Automated Information
We automatically receive and record certain technical information from your browser as you use our Services, including your IP address, to improve the functionality of our Services. When we collect an IP address, we combine it with other information submitted by the user’s browser, such as requests for files from the web server. We compile this information to create access logs, which we analyze to determine trends, such as which pages are used the most, which browsers are most frequently used by visitors to access the site, and which areas of the world site users are accessing our products from most frequently. Our access logs do not contain any information which can be uniquely associated with any particular IP address or Personal Information about any individual user.
2. How We Share the Information We Collect
We will not share any information collected through our Services with third parties, except as described below.We do not share Personal Information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
- Personal Information
- Service Providers
We may share Personal Information with third-party service providers only if necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, including without limitation service providers who provide email services, process credit card payments, and provide services in support of our internal operations.
- Corporate Affiliates and Corporate Business Transactions
- Legal Compliance and Security
We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information when required to do so by applicable law—for example, in response to a court order, subpoena, legal process, or other claim or inquiry. We also may disclose Personal Information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the rights, property, or safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Services and applicable laws, or as otherwise required or permitted by law or legal requirements.
We may share your Personal Information with a third party if you consent to the sharing.
- Authorized Educational Institutions and Third Parties They Authorize
We may disclose the information we collect about a student to authorized employees or representatives of the student’s educational institution. When, at the request of the educational institution, we acquire assessment or other information, including students’ Personal Information, from a third-party source, we will treat such information with the same confidentiality and security safeguards as though it were provided directly by the educational institution. Additional agreements may be required by the third party to authorize transmission of such information to us.
An educational institution may from time to time request that we provide the information we collect about students to third parties of its choosing. We will do so only with written authorization from the educational institution that acknowledges that we are providing that information as an educational institution’s agent, and that once the information is received by the third party, we no longer have any control over the use or disposition of the information. If a written request to disclose the Personal Information of students to a third party is provided to us, the educational institution releases us from all responsibility over the use or disposition of such information.
Upon written request by an educational institution, we will destroy any information collected from students for educational institutions who no longer participate in our Services. We will also provide written verification that the data has been destroyed as requested. If an educational institution has not used any Service for a period of ten years, upon request, we will provide written notice that the student information pertaining to their educational institution will be destroyed unless the educational institution requests the records be kept.
- Non Personal Information
3. Districts and School Systems
Under the terms of our contracts with schools, we agree to act as a “School Official” as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), meaning that we:
- Perform an institutional service or function for which the school or district would otherwise use its own employees;
- Have been determined to meet the criteria set forth in the school’s or district’s annual notification of FERPA rights for being a School Official with a legitimate educational interest in the education records;
- Are under the direct control of the school or district with regard to the use and maintenance of education records; and
- Use education records only for authorized purposes and will not re-disclose from education records to other parties (unless we have specific authorization from the school or district to do so and it is otherwise permitted by FERPA).
4. Account Holders’ Communication Choices
We provide you the ability to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use and disclosure of your information. If you opt in to receive our eNews, updates, and offers, you consent to receive certain email communications from us, which may include newsletters, administrative notices, and special offers. You have a choice at any time to stop us from sending you emails for marketing purposes by updating your email preferences.
Please note that, despite any indicated email marketing preferences, we may still send you administrative emails regarding the operation of our Services.
5. Changing or Removing Personal Information and Closing Accounts
- Reviewing Your Own Information
There are instances where applicable law or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide some or all of the Personal Information that we hold about you. In addition, your Personal Information may have been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices. In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your Personal Information, we will endeavor to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
If you no longer wish to have your information collected by an application installed on a mobile device, you may uninstall the application by using the standard uninstall processes available on the mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
- Closing Accounts
If you no longer wish to use our Services, you may close your account by contacting us. Adults with teacher access may remove a student account by deleting the student from their classroom roster. Adults with parent access may do this by contacting the account holder, such as the school, to request deletion of their child’s information. The school may contact Learning A-Z at firstname.lastname@example.org by call 1-866-889-3729.
6. Using the Services Outside the United States
We are based in the United States, and the information we collect is governed by and operated in accordance with United States law. If you are using the Services outside the United States, you consent to having your information and data transferred to the United States. While users from countries other than the United States may access certain of our Services, we make no representation that the Services are operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations. If you are from any jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing the use of the Internet, including the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information, that are different from those of the United States, you may only use the Services in a manner lawful in your jurisdiction.
7. How We Protect Information
We use reasonable technical, administrative, and physical security measures designed to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to your information, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect. These measures include, but are not limited to, the use of encryption, physical access controls, information access controls, and anti-virus and anti-malware software.
Additionally, your account is protected by the password you use to access your online account, and we urge you to take steps to keep your username and password safe. Teacher and parent users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their usernames and passwords, including student usernames and passwords. If you feel your password or a password of a student user has been compromised, you should change it immediately. When you are finished using our Services, you should log out of your account and exit your browser. Teacher and parent users are also responsible for notifying us immediately of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of login credentials. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity on your account may be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies by us.
Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us on or through the Services and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, loss or inadvertent disclosure of your information.
8. Links to Other Websites
9. Contact Us
- Address: 1840 East River Road, #320 Tucson, AZ 85718
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 1-866-889-3729
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1. The Personal Information We Collect from Children, How We Use It, And How and When We Seek Parental Consent
We market and sell our products to adults who purchase or otherwise subscribe to our Services, which can then be used by children at the direction and under the supervision of these adults.Certain of our Services—Raz-Kids, Headsprout, ReadyTest A-Z, and Writing A-Z—offer online learning tools that children may access and that may collect Personal Information from children, as defined by COPPA. We identify below potential instances of such collection and describe how and when we will provide parental notice and seek prior verifiable parental consent.
We do not knowingly collect, use, disclose or store any Personal Information from children unless we have obtained prior verifiable parental consent. In any instance where we collect Personal Information from a child, we will not collect more Personal information than is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in the Service, and we will retain that information only as long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the request or allow the child to participate in the Service, ensure the security of our users and Services, or as required by law. In the event that we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from a child in a manner inconsistent with COPPA’s requirements, we will delete that information and attempt to notify the child’s parent. If you believe that we might have collected Personal Information from your child without consent, please contact us.
- Account Creation and Student Login Credentials
An adult teacher or parent purchaser of any Service may open an account for a child by creating the child’s student login credentials. We collect student user credentials each time a child log in to the student portal to access the Services. In addition, the student’s user credentials are collected and displayed on the online classroom roster in the teacher portal. We will not use this information for any purposes other than authenticating the student’s login and facilitating student access to the Services. Our staff is not authorized to disclose student login information; information regarding student login credentials is strictly controlled by the teacher.
- Correspondence With Us
Nevertheless, if a child corresponds with us, we will collect the child’s Personal Information to directly respond to the child’s request for assistance on a one-time basis, and we will delete the child’s Personal Information after responding.
- Automated Information
We automatically receive and record certain technical information from a child’s browser, including the child’s IP address, for internal purposes only. When we collect an IP address, we combine it with other information submitted by the user’s browser, such as requests for files from the web server. We compile this information to create access logs, which we analyze to determine trends, such as which pages are used the most, which browsers are most frequently used by visitors to access the site, and which areas of the world site users are accessing our products from most frequently. Our access logs do not contain any information which can be uniquely associated with any particular IP address or Personal Information about any individual user.
- Student Account Activity
Certain activities on certain Services allow children to create or manipulate content and save it on our Services. Some of these activities do not require children to provide any Personal Information. If a Service requests or allows a child to provide Personal Information in their created content, we will seek prior verifiable parental consent in order to collect that information. Examples of created content that constitute or may include Personal Information include the following:
- Student voice recordings (Raz-Plus, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, and Science A-Z only): Children may record themselves reading texts, they may play the recordings back, and they may send the recordings to their teachers.
- Open-text fields (Raz-Plus, Raz-Kids, Science A-Z, Writing A-Z, and ReadyTest A-Zonly): Children may draft and submit written responses to various prompts.
We do not use student voice recordings or the information provided by children in open-text fields for any internal purpose; we only transmit the voice recordings and the content provided in open-text fields to the child’s teacher, where it can be reviewed or downloaded. Students may not share student voice recordings or the information provided in open-text fields with anyone else, and they cannot privately communicate with anyone using the Service.
Additional educational information is collected as the child progresses through the Service, such as amount of time logged in, reading rate, and assessment scores.This information allows the Service to adapt to the child and inform the teacher on the child’s progress.
For parent purchasers, in the event we wish to collect the Personal Information outlined above from a child, we provide parental notice and seek verifiable parental consent via the email address provided during account creation. In our initial email, we describe what Personal Information we collect from children, how we collect it, how we use it, how we disclose it, how the parent can consent to collection of such information, and your parental rights over such information. This email contains an activation link you must click. We send another email message to confirm we have obtained consent after a reasonable time delay. In this confirmatory message, we indicate how the parent can revoke consent to our collection of Personal Information.
- Consent—Schools As Agents of Parents
Where a school or school district contracts with us to offer the Services solely for the benefit of their students and for the school system and for no other commercial purpose, the school or school district may consent to the collection of children’s Personal Information on parents’ behalf.We encourage schools and school districts using our Services to notify parents that our Services are being used in their schools.
We provide the schools and school districts using our Services with the notices required under COPPA, including a description of the Personal Information we collect from children, how we collect it, how we use it, how we disclose it, how the school or school district can consent to collection of such information, and all other rights over such information.
2. How We Share Personal Information Collected From Children
We do not provide any child’s Personal Information to third parties—we use this information for internal purposes only.
3. Parental and School Access and Control Over Personal Information Collected From Children
At any time, parents or schools operating as the agent of parents can request to review any Personal Information collected about a child, have such information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of a child’s Personal Information. Adults with teacher access may remove children by deleting them from their classroom roster. Parents may do this by contacting the account holder associated with their child and requesting deletion. We take steps to confirm that anyone requesting Personal Information about a child is in fact the child’s parent or authorized school agent. Please keep in mind that a request to delete Personal Information about a child or a request that there no there be no further collection or use of their child’s Personal Information may lead to the termination of an account, membership or other service. Upon written request by a school, we will delete any Personal Information collected from students, and we will provide written verification that the information has been destroyed as requested.
If you no longer wish to have Personal Information of a child collected by an application installed on a mobile device, you may uninstall the application by using the standard uninstall processes available on the mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
4. How We Protect Children’s Personal Information
- Attn: Customer Service Manager
- Address: 1840 East River Rd. #320 Tucson, AZ 85718
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; COPPAPrivacy@ikeepsafe.org
- Phone: 1-866-889-3729