Effective Date: 03/15/ 2016
Education Elements is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following policy governs edelements.com’s online collection of information from you. Specifically, it outlines the types of information that edelements.com gathers about you while you are using this website, and the way that Education Elements uses and doesn't use this information. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any information you may provide to us or that we may collect offline and/or through other means; for example, at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail.
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. Our website is not directed at children under 13, and we won't knowingly allow anyone under 13 to provide us any personally identifying information; if you're under 13, please don't provide any information about yourself on this website. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.
The information that edelements.com collects about visitors while they are using this website falls into two general categories:
Information You Provide to Us. edelements.com may collect and store information that you voluntarily supply either while on the edelements.com website or in responding via email to a feature provided on the edelements.com website. Examples of this type of information include: information that you electronically submit when you register on the edelements.com website (such as your name, email and mailing address), information submitted on download forms, information that you submit for event RSVPs or registrations, and information contained in contact requests, questions or any other queries that you submit to the edelements website. If you decline to supply or provide edelements.com with certain information while using this website, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through this website. You can update or correct any information associated with your registration or subscription by emailing your request to email@example.com and you can request the change of any information that you have submitted previously. You can also update your email preferences using the email preferences link at the footer of any email that your receive from edelements.com
Information that is Automatically Collected. edelements.com also collects and stores certain other non-identifying information about you that is generated automatically as you navigate through the edelements.com website. For example, to enhance your experience on the edelements.com website, edelements.com uses a standard feature found in browser software called a "cookie."
We automatically collect limited information about your computer configuration when you visit our site, including the type of browser software you use, the operating system you're running, the date and time you access our site, session information (such as download errors and page response times), information about your viewing and search history, the resolution of your computer monitor, the website that referred you, your URL clickstream to, through, and from the Education Elements website, and your IP address.
Your IP address is a numerical address that is used by computers connected to the Internet to identify your computer so that data (such as the Web pages you want to view) can be transmitted to you. We also use IP address information for systems administration and trouble-shooting purposes. (Your IP address does not tell us who you are.) We use this information to make our site as useful as we can for as many users as possible.
This information, which may be used internally or for marketing purposes generally, allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our Web pages to you, to analyze usage, and to measure traffic on the edelements.org site.
Edelements.com uses the information it collects from you while you are using this website for a variety of purposes, such as marketing and testing of our products and services or sending messages on behalf of other organizations. We also use the information to customize features and advertising that appear on the edelements.com website. We review our users' preferences, interests, demographics, traffic patterns, and other information so that we can better understand our audience and what they want. Tracking user preferences also helps us serve you more relevant advertising. By using the website, you authorize us, and our vendors, to use the information collected for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We do not, and will not, ever sell your information to others.
Ad Serving. We use one or more third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our site. To facilitate our use of third-party analytics services and statistics programs offered by third parties such as Google Analytics, this company may use and share certain non-personally identifiable information (does not include your name, address, email or telephone number) about your visits to our website and other sites, in combination with other non-personally identifiable information about your purchases and interests from other online or offline sources, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In addition, we share Web usage information about visitors to our sites with this company for the purpose of managing and targeting advertisements, for market research analysis on our site and other sites, and for ad impression reporting. For these purposes, we and our third-party advertising company may note some of the pages you visit on our site through the use of pixel tags (also known as "clear GIFs"). In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your computer.
Customer Service. If you contact edelements.com for information requests, edelements.com will also use your personal information. Please note that any comments or materials sent to us, including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions, and any other responses are deemed to be non-confidential and we may use, reproduce, distribute, and publicly display such comments and materials without reference to you personally. We may also use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in such responses for any purpose whatsoever.
Information Disclosed in Public Areas. You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area of the edelements.com site, such as on blog comments, it can be seen, collected, and used by others besides edelements.com. edelements.com cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of information that you disclose in a public area on the edelements.com site.
Other Disclosures. We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our Visitor Agreement, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of visitors to our site, our customers, the public, or edelements.com. In the unlikely event that edelements.com or substantially all of its assets is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets.
Email Communication to our Users. Email may be sent by edelements.com, and sponsors of features and clearly identified sponsored content on edelements.com, but only to users that request or agree to receive email messages, such as e-newsletters and marketing messages. The email address provided by you at blog sign up, newsletter sign up, event registration, contact form, information request, content download, or as updated, may also be used by edelements.com to contact you for any reason, including: (1) notification of the availability of new content or features of the edelements.com site, (3) participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the edelements.com website and (4) notifying you of existing or prospective products and services offered by us or our advertisers and partners.
HOW SECURE IS THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
All information gathered on edelements.com is stored within a controlled database. The database is stored on servers secured behind an industry-standard firewall; access to the servers is password-protected and is accessible only to authorized personnel who are required to keep such information confidential.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Statement, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
Education Elements Inc.
999 Skyway Road,
San Carlos, CA, 94070
The Web is an evolving medium. If we need to change our privacy statement at some point in the future, we'll post a notice about the changes to this Privacy Statement on this website prior to the change becoming effective and update the reference to the effective date to reflect the date of the amendment. You should check this page regularly for updates. Your use of our sites following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Statement. By visiting edelements.com, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Statement.