privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to all individuals who visit and/or use EdTech Academy websites, services, and products that collect data and/or display these terms (“EdTech Academy,LLC, EdTech Academy, or EdTech”). This privacy statement applies only to information collected through EdTech Academy, LLC and not to information collected offline.

 

All references to "us," "we," or "our" refer to EdTech Academy, LLC or EdTech Academy.

 

All references to "child" or "children" refer to children under the age of 13.

 

By accessing or otherwise using any of EdTech Academy, LLC, you consent to the terms contained in this privacy statement, including the collection, use, and disclosure of data as described below.

 

I.   Information We May Ask You To Provide

 

Through our EdTech Academy website, we collect information about you and/or your student when you choose to provide it to us. For example, we collect information from you so you can use EdTech Academy, purchase products and services, register for and obtain an account, request information, apply for a job, register for one of our programs, or verify your age. In general, we may ask you to provide us with the following types of information about you and/your student:

  • Contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone numbers (note to parents/guardians of children: if we have actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years old, the child will be asked to have his or her parent or guardian continue the registration process);

  • Month, day, and year of birth;

  • Gender preference;

  • Course interests;

  • Billing information such as credit card number and billing address;

  • User names to third-party systems (for example, Facebook);

  • Information provided on forums or chat rooms within our EdTech Academy (note to parents/guardians of children: forums and chat rooms permit a child user to enter comments through which the child could provide personal information that would be visible to other users);

  • Information included in résumés and job applications; and

  • Health, any participation limitations or needs, immunization and allergy information.

Note to Parents/Guardians: We only collect the information described above, from someone we know to be a child, after the child's parent or guardian provides us with verifiable consent, unless one of the limited exceptions discussed below applies. For more information and/or to review these limited exceptions, please see the "Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy" section below.

 

II.   Information Collected Automatically

 

Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

 

We may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, Local Storage Objects, or other technologies to collect certain information about visitors to and users of EdTech Academy, such as the date and time you visit EdTech Academy, the areas or pages of EdTech Academy that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing or using EdTech Academy, the number of times you return to EdTech Academy, other click-stream or usage data, and emails that you open, forward or click through to EdTech Academy. For example, we may automatically collect certain information, such as the type of web browser and operating system you use, the name of your Internet Service Provider, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, software version, and the domain name from which you accessed our EdTech Academy. We use this information to monitor and improve our EdTech Academy, support the internal operations of our EdTech Academy, personalize your online experience, verify e-signatures, and for internal analysis.

 

We do not use cookies or similar technologies to track your activities on non-EdTech Academy or to serve you advertisements based on your browsing activities on non-EdTech Academy websites.

 

EdTech Academy does not recognize “Do Not Track” headers or similar mechanisms.

 

Our EdTech Academy may use third-party plug-ins to provide additional services and benefits. These third parties may collect information about you as well. When we use a third-party plug-in we will identify the plug-in and provide a link to the third party’s privacy policy under which the information they collect is identified and controlled.

 

We may also collect geolocation information from your device so we can customize your experience on our EdTech Academy. In most cases, you are able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your device and/or through the settings in the applicable GPS application.

 

Social Media

 

You also can engage with our content, and other offerings, on or through social media services or other third-party platforms, such as Facebook, or other third-party social media plug-ins, integrations and applications. When you engage with our content on or through social media services or other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations or applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information in your profile. This may include your name, email address, photo, gender, birthday, location, an ID associated with the applicable third party platform or social media account user files, like photos and videos, your list of friends or connections, people you follow and/or who follow you, or your posts or "likes." For a description on how social media services and other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations, or applications handle your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies and terms of use, which may permit you to modify your privacy settings.

 

When we interact with you through our content on third party websites, applications, integrations or platforms, we may obtain any information regarding your interaction with that content, such as content you have viewed, and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on.

 

Information from Third Party Services

 

We may also obtain other information, including personal information, from third parties and combine that with information we collect through our Websites. For example, we may have access to certain information from a third party social media or authentication service if you log in to our Services through such a service or otherwise provide us with access to information from the service. Any access that we may have to such information from a third party social media or authentication service is in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by that service. If you authorize us to connect with a third party service, we will access and store your name, email address(es), current city, profile picture URL, and other personal information that the third party service makes available to us, and use and disclose it in accordance with this Policy. You should check your privacy settings on these third party services to understand and change the information sent to us through these services. For example, you can log in to the Services using single sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider.

 

III.   Your Ability To Control Cookies And Similar Technologies 

 

As noted, we may use cookies or similar technologies to monitor and improve EdTech Academy, support the internal operations of EdTech Academy, personalize your online experience, support the e-signature process, and/or for internal analysis. We use these technologies to keep track of how you are using our EdTech Academy and to remember certain pieces of general information. 

 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Check the “Tools” or “Help” tab on your browser to learn how to change your cookie and other tracking preferences.

 

If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the functions of EdTech Academy and/or some of our services will function improperly, in particular the inability to log in or manage items in your shopping cart. We do not share cookie data with any third parties.

 

IV.   How We May Use Your Information 

 

We may use the information we collect from and about you and/or your student for any of the following purposes:

  • Allow you to register yourself or your student with EdTech Academy, or to otherwise register and open an account with us;

  • Allow you and/or your student to use EdTech Academy;

  • Fulfill orders, process payments, and prevent transactional fraud;

  • Respond to your or your student’s requests or inquiries;

  • Provide you or your student with information about our products and services;

  • Consider you for employment or a volunteer opportunity;

  • Register you or your student in one of our programs;

  • Verify your student's age;

  • Monitor and improve EdTech Academy, support the internal operations of EdTech Academy, personalize your online experience, and for internal analysis;

  • Protect the security or integrity of EdTech Academy and our business;

  • Facilitate the sale or potential sale of our business or any of our assets; or

  • As required by law.

V.   How We Share Information 

 

We do not sell or otherwise share your or your student’s information with any third parties, except for the limited purposes described below. Parents/guardians of children under the age of 13 have the option of consenting to the collection and use of their child's personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that information to certain third parties. 

1.   Law Enforcement And Safety

We may access, preserve, and/or disclose the information we collect and/or content you and/or your student/child provides to us (including information posted on our forums) to a law enforcement agency or other third parties if required to do so by law or with a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce the Terms and Conditions of EdTech Academy; (iii) respond to claims that the content violates the rights of third parties; or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the owners or users of EdTech Academy, a third party, or the general public. We also may disclose information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability; to protect or defend our rights or property; or protect the safety, rights, or property of others.

 

2.   Service Providers 

 

Information collected through EdTech Academy may be transferred, disclosed, or shared with third parties engaged by us to handle and deliver certain activities, such as housing, meals, payment processing, mail/email distribution, software providers, and to perform other technical and processing functions, such as maintaining data integrity, programming operations, user services, or technology services. We may provide these third parties information collected as needed to perform their functions, but they are prohibited from using it for other purposes and specifically agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information. Some of these providers, such as payment processors, may request additional information during the course of offering their services. Before you provide additional information to third party providers, we encourage you to review their privacy policies and information collection practices.

 

3.   Business Transfer 

 

During the normal course of our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity may acquire and/or acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information provided through our EdTech Academy in a manner that is consistent with this privacy statement.

 

VI.           Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy 

 

Protecting the privacy of children is paramount. We understand that users and visitors of our EdTech Academy who are under 13 years of age need special safeguards and privacy protection. It is our intent to fully comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

 

Our EdTech Academy is intended for general audiences. We do not knowingly permit anyone under 13 years of age to provide us with personal information without obtaining a parent's or guardian’s verifiable consent, except where:

  • the sole purpose of collecting the name or online contact information of a parent or child is to provide notice and obtain parental consent;

  • the purpose of collecting a parent’s online contact information is to provide voluntary notice to, and subsequently update the parent about, the child’s participation in our EdTech Academy that do not otherwise collect, use, or disclose children’s' personal information;

  • the sole purpose of collecting online contact information from a child is to respond directly on a one-time basis to a specific request from the child, and where such information is not used to re-contact the child or for any other purpose, is not disclosed, and is deleted by us promptly after responding to the child’s request;

  • the purpose of collecting a child’s and a parent’s online contact information is to respond directly more than once to the child’s specific request, and where such information is not used for any other purpose, disclosed, or combined with any other information collected from the child;

  • the purpose of collecting a child’s and a parent’s name and online contact information, is to protect the safety of a child, and where such information is not used or disclosed for any purpose unrelated to the child’s safety;

  • we collect a persistent identifier and no other personal information and such identifier is used for the sole purpose of providing support for the internal operations of EdTech Academy; or

  • otherwise permitted or required by law.

If we receive the verifiable consent of a child's parent or guardian to collect, use, and/or disclose the child's information, we will only collect, use, and disclose the information as described in this privacy statement. Some features of our EdTech Academy permit a child user to enter comments, such as forums and chat rooms, through which the child could provide personal information that would be visible to other users. If you are the parent or guardian of a child user, please advise your child of the risks of posting personal information on this EdTech Academy or any other site.

 

VII.          Parental/Guardian Rights 

 

If you are a parent or guardian, you can review or have deleted your child's personal information, and refuse to permit further collection or use of your child's information. To exercise any of these rights, please email us at info@edtechacademy.org.

 

VIII.         Restrictions On Child Users 

 

Children under 13 years of age are prevented from accessing areas of EdTech Academy which include, but are not restricted to, client account information, unless approved by their parent or guardian and any course content defined as age inappropriate by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

 

IX.           Forums And Chats 

 

We may offer forums and chat rooms. Please be aware that anyone may read postings on a forum or in a chat room. Furthermore, any information which is posted to a forum or chat room could include personal information, which would be disclosed and available to all users of that forum or chat room, and is therefore no longer private. We cannot guarantee the security of information that any user discloses or communicates online in public areas such as forums and chat rooms. Those who do so, do so at their own risk. We reserve the right to monitor the content of the forums and chat rooms. If age-inappropriate content or potentially identifiable information is seen, it may be removed or edited by us for security, privacy, and/or legal reasons. We will not republish postings from forums or chat rooms anywhere on the Web.

 

X.            Links And Third Parties 

 

At our discretion, we may include or offer third-party websites, products, and services on EdTech Academy. These third-party sites, products, and services have separate and independent privacy policies. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third parties. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of linked sites, products, or services.

 

Our EdTech Academy may contain links to other third-party websites, chat rooms, or other resources that we provide for your convenience. These sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content available on other sites. Such links do not imply any endorsement of material on our part and we expressly disclaim all liability with regard to your access to such sites. Access to any other websites linked to from EdTech Academy is at your own risk.

 

XI.           International Visitors 

 

Our EdTech Academy is operated and managed on servers located in the United States. If you choose to use our EdTech Academy from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and uses that differ from the United States, then you recognize and agree that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

 

XII.          Data Security Commitment 

 

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. We also use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol on your account information and registration pages to protect sensitive personal information. Sensitive data is encrypted on our EdTech Academy and when stored on the servers.

 

XIII. How You Can Access, Request A Copy, Correct, Or Ask For Information To Be      Deleted

 

Access to certain personal Information that is collected from our Services and that we maintain may be available to you. For example, if you created a password-protected account within our Service, you can access that account to review the information you provided.

 

You may also send an email or letter to the following email or call the number provided to ask for a copy, correct, or ask us to delete your personal Information. Please include your registration information for such services, such as first name, last name, phone and email address in the request. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.

 

Email: info@edtechacademy.org 

 

XIV. How To Contact Us/Opting Out Of Electronic Communications

 

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or if you have provided your email and/or address, and prefer not to receive marketing information, please contact us via email provided below.  Make sure you provide your name as well as the email(s) and address(es) you wish to have removed.

 

If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may call or email us at the address provided below.  Please provide your name, account email, and the number(s) you want removed.

 

Email: info@edtechacademy.org 

 

XIII.         Terms And Conditions

 

Your use of our EdTech Academy, and any information you provide on our EdTech Academy, are subject to the terms of the EdTech Academy Terms and Conditions.

 

XIV.         Privacy Statement Changes 

 

We will occasionally amend this privacy statement. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this statement at any time. If we materially change our use of your personal information, we will announce such a change on relevant EdTech Academy, and will also note it in this privacy statement. The effective date of this privacy statement is documented at the beginning of the statement. If you have any questions about our privacy statement, please contact us in writing at info@edtechacademy.org.

 

XV.                 Your Credit Card Information And Transactions

 

For your convenience, you may have us bill you or you can pay for your orders by credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card, we will keep your credit card information on file, but we do not display that information at the online registration site. For your security, your credit card security number is not stored in our system.

 

We use state-of-the-art Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to safeguard and protect your personal information and transactions over the internet. Your information, including your credit card information, is encrypted and cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.

 

XVI.                Social Networking Disclaimer

 

EdTech Academy provides several opportunities for social networking for both participants and staff on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. These sites are not affiliated with EdTech Academy and offer their own individual social networking services. Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully, as well as the Terms and Conditions of the sites in which EdTech Academy has created a forum ("Group"). These Terms and Conditions are a legal agreement between you and EdTech Academy and apply to you whether you are a visitor to these sites or any site with an official EdTech Academy affiliation.

 

EdTech Academy is a member of several pre-existing sites (as mentioned above). There may be, however, portions of EdTech Academy that include areas where participants can post submissions. Any of the above-mentioned "Sites" (or other similar sites) have their own distinct rules and regulations. EdTech Academy reserves the right to take action to remove any content deemed inappropriate by the sites or by EdTech Academy standards. EdTech Academy will not be held liable for any loss of content or disagreements that may arise between the individual social networking site and the user.

 

You understand that by registering for an EdTech Academy program, your participant(s) may access and upload content to social networking sites. In order to access certain features of the social networking sites or pages on www.edtechcamp.com, and to post Member Submissions, the majority of these sites require that the user open an account with them. Please note that these sites have their own individual Terms and Conditions that must be followed. Age requirements are outlined within each Site's Terms and Conditions. You hereby authorize your participant to access social networking sites while at camp and create an account if they choose to do so and if they meet the requirements listed by each site to create an account.

 

Interaction with other users:

  • EdTech Academy is merely providing a medium in which to socialize online with fellow participants. Users are solely responsible for interactions (including any disputes) with other Members and any volunteers that may advise and assist participants with projects and activities via your use of the EdTech Academy.

  • You understand that EdTech Academy does not in any way screen Members or review or police: (i) statements made by Members in their Member Submissions or the Member Submissions in general; or (ii) statements made by Users or any information a User may provide via the EdTech Academy.

  • You understand that your participant(s) is solely responsible for, and will exercise caution, discretion, common sense, and judgment in using the various EdTech Academy and disclosing personal information to other Members or Users.

  • On behalf of your participant(s), you agree that they will take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other Members, particularly if they decide to meet a Member offline or in person.

  • Your participant's use of the social networking sites with which EdTech Academy is affiliated, their services, and/or Content and Member Submissions, is at your sole risk and discretion and EdTech Academy hereby disclaims any and all liability to you or any third party relating thereto.

  • On behalf of your participant(s), you agree that they will not harass, threaten, intimidate, bully, stalk, or invade the privacy of any individual in connection with your use of the social networking sites with which EdTech Academy is affiliated and their services, whether or not an individual is an EdTech Academy Member; and you further agree not to advocate such activities or to encourage others to engage in any such activities.

  • On behalf of your participant(s), you agree they will not give their social networking information to an EdTech Academy staff member.

  • You and your participant(s) should also be aware that under no circumstances are EdCamp Tech employees allowed to give personal contact information for social networking sites. This must be arranged by the participant's parent/guardian through the People Services Department.

XVII.        Copyright & Intellectual Property Policy:

 

You agree that you and your participant will not use the social networking sites to offer, display, distribute, transmit, route, provide connections to, or store any material that infringes copyrighted works, trademarks, or service marks or otherwise violates or promotes the violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party. EdTech Academy has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be or are charged with repeatedly infringing the intellectual property or proprietary rights of others.

 

XVIII.       Disclaimer: 

 

BY USING THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES OR SUBMITTING A MEMBER SUBMISSION, YOU AGREE THAT EDTECH ACADEMY. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND WILL IN NO EVENT BE HELD LIABLE, FOR ANY: (A) LOST, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED, DAMAGED, OR INCOMPLETE MEMBER SUBMISSIONS; (B) COMPUTER OR NETWORK MALFUNCTION OR ERROR; (C) COMMUNICATION DISRUPTION OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS RELATED TO INTERNET TRAFFIC, A VIRUS, BUG, OR WORM OR NON-AUTHORIZED INTERVENTION; OR (D) DAMAGE CAUSED BY A COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHERWISE FROM YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR SERVICES. THE SITE, SERVICES, EDTECH ACADEMY, CONTENT AND MEMBER SUBMISSIONS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. EDTECH ACADEMY, AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, SERVICES, EDTECH ACADEMY., CONTENT AND MEMBER SUBMISSIONS, WHETHER THE PROVISION OF SERVICES OR YOUR SUBMISSION OF A MEMBER SUBMISSION WILL PRODUCE ANY LEVEL OF PROFIT OR BUSINESS FOR YOU OR LEAD TO ECONOMIC BENEFIT, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF QUALITY, AVAILABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, EDTECH ACADEMY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

XIX.         Indemnification: 

 

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold EdTech Academy, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with: (i) your access to or use of social networking sites, their services, EdTech Academy Content and Member Submissions; (ii) your violation of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including, without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your Member Submissions caused damage to a third party or infringed or violated any third-party intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property, or privacy right.

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