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What Kind of Information Does Charter School Tools Collect?
Charter School Tools may collect personal information about you as well as non-personal information about you and your visit when you access our Site. The "Personal Information" we might collect includes, but may not be limited to, your name, phone number(s), postal or e-mail address, and payment information. "Non-Personal Information" includes aggregated data, anonymized information or other information that does not identify a particular person. We may collect Non-Personal Information that you provide voluntarily, such as organization and job position, or through operation of this Site (as outlined in more detail below), such as browsing and datalog information including the domain name of the site providing you with Internet access, the Internet protocol (IP) address you used to connect to the Internet, your browser type and version, the operating system your computer is running and other data such as the pages you view, information for which you search, and the average time spent on the Site. Some of this Non-Personal Information may be tracked through log files, which are stored on Charter School Tools' or our web vendor's servers. Under some certain circumstances, Non-Personal Information may become Personal Information when combined with Personal Information.
How We Collect Information About You.
You can navigate our Site without giving us Personal Information, but certain activities will require submission of Personal and Non-Personal Information. For example, we collect certain Personal Information if you communicate with us directly via e-mail, if you submit a request for a third-party vendor to contact you or if you download documents or information using the download functionality of our Site. To the extent we offer certain features such as a blog, job or message board, forum, or survey information and/or site registration, we, or a third-party service provider, may collect Personal Information submitted by you to access such features.
Charter School Tools may use technologies to supplement the information we have about your use of the Site and to learn about your visit.
A "cookie" (including without limitation confirmation pixels for crediting affiliate marketers or for other purposes) is a small file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie allows Charter School Tools to determine that a visit has occurred within our Site, as well as which pages were viewed. Cookies are not used for identification purposes and will not collect Personal Information. You are free to decline our cookies if your web browser permits. If you choose to decline cookies, it is possible that some of the functionality of the Site may be impaired.
Web beacons, also known as "clear gifs" and "web bugs," may allow us to recognize a cookie on your computer when you view a web page or e-mail. These electronic images, which do not collect Personal Information, help us measure the effectiveness of any online advertising we may provide and/or e-mail distributions by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit our Site or the number of individuals who open or click through on an e-mail message.
"Passive automatic electronic collection" involves the collection and logging of information automatically, either directly or through a third-party service provider, as part of the operation of this Site. For example, we collect your IP address, the name and location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of your browser, length of time you visit our Site, your search queries on the Site and the average number of pages you viewed. Logging your IP address does not itself provide Personal Information. We use this log information for management of our systems and for technical troubleshooting. We may also use this information to gather general demographic information about Site users.
How Do We Use Collected Information?
Charter School Tools uses Personal Information that it collects through operation of this Site for a variety of purposes, including:
We use the Non-Personal Information collected about Site visits in the aggregate to better understand the characteristics of the broad audience that is using our Site or requesting or submitting information. This information enables us to increase the functionality and easy of use of our Site, and better target the Site to our visitors' needs.
Any communication you submit via a publicly available feature of the Site, such as a blog, message board, forum, survey or a review feature or similar functions is a public communication and may be viewed by the general public. If you share your Personal Information in any communication submitted to such publicly available features, other individuals or users may collect and use your Personal Information. You have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in any content you submit to such publicly accessible features, whether or not it contains Personal Information about you. We are not responsible for, nor can we ensure the protection of, any Personal Information you disclose in a communication submitted for posting in publicly accessible features of this Site, so disclosure of any Personal Information in any such manner is done at your own risk.
We may display advertisements and/or links to third party sites. As described in greater detail below, by clicking on these advertisements or links, you may be taken to third-party sites and you are then subject to the privacy policies of those sites and not this Site.
When Do We Disclose Personal Information?
We may share personal information, if any, about you with other companies, individuals, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement or government agencies as follows:
Charter School Tools takes reasonable industry-standard precautions to protect your Personal Information in our possession from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, or disclosure. No data transmission over the Internet, however, can be guaranteed to be 100% error free or secure. Although we follow commercially reasonable practices to securely store the information we collect and to work with responsible third parties, we cannot guarantee these practices will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose such information.
How Long Do We Keep Information?
Charter School Tools may retain Personal Information and other information collected through the Site for as long as is reasonable for the purposes for which it was collected or longer in accordance with legal or prudent business practices.
What Websites Does This Policy Cover?
Is the Site Intended for Use by Children?
No. The Charter School Tools Site is a general information site and is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information on anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have received Personal Information of a child under the age of 13, we will delete the information from our records.
Notice to Non-U.S. Site Visitors
Notice to California Residents; Your California Privacy Rights
California residents who have provided their Personal Information to this Site may request information regarding disclosures of this information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Such requests should be directed to us at the address provided below
How Can You Ask Questions or Raise Concerns?
Charter School Tools LLC
P.O. Box 2228
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Policy Effective: November 4, 2009
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