Privacy Policy

TEACH.org, Inc. (“TEACH”, “TEACH.org”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) operates and manages http://www.teach.org (“Website”). This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information we collect, how we use it, and how we share the information.  Any terms not defined in this Privacy Policy are defined in our Terms of Use (“Terms”).

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT, ALONG WITH OUR TERMS, FORMS A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND US.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MAY NOT USE OUR WEBSITE.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

We use the term “Personal Information” to refer to any information you provide in connection with your use of our Website by which you can be personally identified. Personal Information may include such things as your name, street address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address and any other information which might reasonably be used to identify you.

We obtain Personal Information from you when you submit it to us.  We may use your Personal Information to register or subscribe you for certain features, functions, services, activities, games, promotions and content on our Website (these are referred to as “Content” in our Terms).  You may also email us with a question or for more information and we will use your contact information (which includes Personal Information such as an email address) to respond to your question or request.

If you provide or submit your Personal Information to our Website, we will give you the right to review, update and/or delete your Personal Information, subject to our obligations to comply with legal, regulatory, internal audit, and record-keeping requirements.  We may also use your Personal Information to notify you of updates, promotional offers, or important information about our Website and services.

As part of an SMS/text message service that we provide in connection with a particular campaign or service, we may collect your cell phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time and content of your messages, as well as other information that you provide. You will not receive SMS/text messages from us unless you expressly opt in to the service by sending JOIN, or another specific keyword provided in connection with the campaign or service, to the telephone number associated with the campaign or service. We may use the information we collect as part of this service to contact you and to provide the services you request from us.  We may use an automatic dialing system to deliver text messages to you.  By giving us your permission to enroll you in the service, you approve the use of an automatic dialing system to deliver text messages to you and agree that you are responsible for any charges from your carrier for SMS/text messages or data usage.  Our SMS/text message service supports AT&T; Verizon Wireless; Sprint; T-Mobile; and Metro PCS, and may support other carriers.  Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. To stop receiving text messages, reply to any SMS/text message with STOP. You will receive an SMS/text message confirming that you have been unsubscribed.  To obtain more information, reply to any SMS/text message with HELP.

When you access or visit our Website, we and our operational service providers may use technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information that is associated with your device.  Although the term “cookie” specifically refers to a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes, we will use the term “cookie” to refer generically to any technology that can recognize, collect and/or transmit information about your visits to our Website.  This type of information includes such data as the Internet or web domain that referred you, the type of operating system and browser you are using, the date and time of your visit, data relating to activities on our Website (e.g., so-called ‘click stream’ data) and other technological attributes about your visit to our Website. This information may be used by us, among other purposes, to analyze trends, administer our Website, track user movements on our Website, and gather aggregate demographic information about visitors so we can continually improve our Website.

We may also use cookies on our Website to recognize a user’s device each time it is used to visit our Website and to keep count of how often you return. Cookies can also track how you use our Website, your preferences for features and functions, and can store information such as your user name and password so you don’t have to re-enter them each time you return to visit. You can disable or turn the cookie feature off by changing the settings on your Internet browser and you can also change the settings to stop your browser from automatically accepting cookies.  Changing these settings may also require you to re-enter certain information each time you visit or attempt to use our Website.

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

Our policy is to not sell, rent, lease, provide or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated entities unless otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may disclose your Personal Information to nonprofit or government partners of Teach.org, subject to a written requirement that the Personal Information may be used only for the purpose of providing you with resources and opportunities related to exploring and entering the teaching profession.  We may also disclose your Personal Information to any Third Party we engage for the purpose of administering, operating, configuring site design, maintaining and providing internal support for our Website and Content. These Third Parties are called “operational service providers,” and they provide internal support to operations and activities and/or for Site design, development, hosting and operations.  Finally, we may disclose Personal Information to certain partner organizations for the sole purpose of improving the accuracy of contact information, subject to a written requirement that those partner organizations may not use such Personal Information to contact you for any purpose.

We also reserve the right to make your Personal Information available:

  • When we are compelled by a governmental agency, law, regulation, a court or other legal process;
  • If we believe you are, have or may violate or in order to enforce any law, regulation, our Terms;
  • If we believe you are or may be a threat to safety,property, interests or rights of us or others;
  • In order to investigate, respond to or resolve problems or inquiries or defend our interests;
  • In a merger, acquisition, change of control, joint venture or other business combination; or
  • When you otherwise consent

You should also be aware we are a nonprofit organization and simply because a website or web page includes our logo, name or otherwise refers to us, does not mean the website or web page is ours or under our control.  We work with sponsors, advertisers, government agencies, and other Third Parties to bring you public service advertising and if you enter, provide or submit Personal Information on or to a co-branded website or webpage you may be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Third Party sponsor, advertiser, government agency or co-branding organization.

SECURITY

We maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. We also try to limit information access to individuals who need to have such access to perform their responsibilities associated with our Website and the Content. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information and your communications when using our Website.

YOUR CHOICES

In general, we provide you with the ability to correct or update your Personal Information. In some instances, some Personal Information may not be changed or deleted by you and requires you to contact us for verification (e.g., birth date, email address, name). In general, we offer you the ability to opt out of receiving commercial emails and other commercial communications from us in the future. Our Website and/or email communications will provide you with instructions and the procedures you can use to opt out when applicable.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California law permits our customers who are California residents to request and obtain from us information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding twelve calendar months.  At this time, we do not disclose your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes so this requirement does not apply to us.

CHILDREN

You may not submit your personal information unless you are at least 13 years old.  Children under the age of 13 that have registered with this Website are in violation of our Terms.  If you believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided his or her personal information to us, please notify us immediately by contacting us at webmaster@adcouncil.org.  You may be required to provide verifiable identification that you are the child’s parent or legal guardian.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

We may edit, amend, modify and update our Privacy Policy at any time by posting updated text on or links to our Website.

When we make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a notice on our Website.  We display the Effective Date at the top of our Privacy Policy so that you will know when there has been a change.  Your continued use of our Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance to the modified terms and conditions set forth herein.

CONTACT US

For questions about our Privacy Policy please email us at info@teach.org

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