Policy effective date - 11/8/2023
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 email address, telephone number 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.
The type of cookies we may use include:
- Essential cookies. Required to enable basic website functionality. You may not disable essential cookies.
- Personalization cookies. Allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, a website may provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing data about your general location.
- Analytics cookies. Help the website operator understand how its website performs, how visitors interact with the site, and whether there may be technical issues.
- Third-party analytics providers, including Google Analytics 4 (GA4), help TEACH understand how users engage with the Website. GA4 uses first-party cookies to track user interactions and understand how users use the Website. This information is used to compile reports and to help TEACH improve the Website. You can learn more about Google Analytics cookies at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsj… and about how Google protects your data at https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of the Service by downloading and installing a browser plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- The "Google Signals" service may also be used as an extension of Google Analytics 4 on the Website. With Google Signals, cross-device reports can be created by Google (so-called "cross-device tracking"). If you have activated "personalized ads" in your Google account settings and you have linked your internet-enabled devices to your Google account, Google can analyze user behavior across devices and create database models based on this, provided you have given your consent to the use of Google Analytics. The logins and device types of all page visitors who were logged into a Google account and performed a conversion are taken into account. The data shows, among other things, on which device you first clicked on an ad and on which device the associated conversion took place. In so far as Google Signals is used, we do not receive any personal data from Google, but only statistics compiled on the basis of Google Signals. You have the option of deactivating the "personalized ads" function in the settings of your Google account and thus turning off the cross-device analysis. To do this, follow the instructions on this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en.
By using our Website without rejecting or blocking some or all non-essential cookies, you agree that TEACH can place those cookies that you have not deleted or rejected on your device.
Most web browsers allow you to manage cookies through the browser settings. Be aware that, if you do not agree to certain cookies, your experience on our Website may be diminished and some features may not work as intended depending on the cookie. 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. To find out more about cookies, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
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 the 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.
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.
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., email address). 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.
INDIVIDUAL SUBJECT RIGHTS
Depending on your location, you may have certain rights associated with your personal information based on applicable law. Subject to any exceptions or limitations under applicable law, you may have the following data protection rights:
- You can request access to, correction of, updates to, or request deletion of your personal information based on information collected from accessing our Website or participating in our web seminars, forums or events.
- You can request more information about how we process your personal information, where and how we collected that information, the categories of that information, with whom we share it, and how long we retain it.
- You can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing, or request portability of your personal information.
- You have the right to opt out of marketing communications we send at any time. You can opt out by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in any marketing email we send you.
- When we have collected and processed your personal information based upon your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. However, withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted before your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information when we have relied on other legal grounds for the processing.
- Upon your request, and where it is technically feasible, TEACH will provide you with a copy of your personal information or transmit it directly to another controller.
- You have the right to make a complaint to the data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
To make a privacy request, please contact us by completing the form located at www.teach.org/support or by emailing us at with “Privacy Inquiry” in the subject line. Provide full details relating to your request, including your contact information and any other details you believe are relevant. We are committed to responding to requests to exercise data subject rights in accordance with applicable laws.
IDENTIFY VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT
The law may require us to verify that any request submitted was made by someone with the legal right to access the information. Therefore, before accessing or divulging any information pursuant to a data access request, we may request that you provide us with additional information so we can verify your identity and legal authority, particularly where the information provided with the request is insufficient to confirm legal authority and/or identity. We will provide a response to an access request within the timeframes required by law. If we cannot substantively respond in a timely manner, we will notify you and provide the reason for the delay. Under certain circumstances, we may not fulfill your request, such as when doing so would interfere with our regulatory or legal obligations, when we cannot verify your identity, if your request involves disproportionate cost or effort, or when the law allows us to retain that information. But we will respond to your request within a reasonable time, as required by law, and provide an explanation.
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.
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 . You may be required to provide verifiable identification that you are the child’s parent or legal guardian.