Version Effective Date: March 30, 2017
Academy & School Resources LLC (A&SR) owner of iGoWrite is committed to assuring the privacy of student users (“Students”) our educational products and services (“Services”), the teachers and administrators of educational institutions that subscribe to our Services (“Administrators”), and visitors to iGoWrite.com and sub domains of web site collectively referred to as the “Website”.
Service Use and Service Data
A&SR provides the Services solely to and through subscribing schools, school districts, and other educational institutions (“Schools”). Identity information for Students and Administrators for Service delivery is provided to A&SR through the Website by Schools and is not separately solicited by A&SR . The information provided to us by Schools may include certain individually identifiable information, including Students’ names and grade levels and Administrators’ names, titles, and curricular responsibilities. We also collect and record data identifiable to individual Students and Administrators regarding their use or administration of, and interaction with, our Services. At the request of a School, we may also accept and include in reports we provide to the School additional Student data, including class code, room number, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability and other information. Collectively, the information we receive regarding Students and Administrators and that is generated through their interaction with our Services constitutes Service Data as defined above.
A&SR through its Website uses Service Data solely to deliver the iGoWrite Services to and through associated Schools, provide Students with individualized content within those Services, and provide Teachers and Administrators with reports on Students’ academic progress in using the Services. A&SR through its Website does not collect any more individually identifiable information about Students and Administrators than is reasonably necessary to administer and provide our Services and individualized content to Students and their Schools, to enable participation in School-sanctioned Student contests, and to generate School-requested reports on individual Student academic progress. A&SR may also perform internal research and analysis on aggregated and anonymous Service Data to assess Service effectiveness and improvements in Student performance.
Except as directed by the responsible subscribing School, A&SR does not disclose Student or Administrator information or other Service Data that is identifiable to an individual to third parties other than our contractors and agents directly involved in the development and delivery of our Services. These contractors and agents who help us manage our Service delivery and related information handling activities are required to use these data only as needed to perform the specific services they provide and not for any other purpose.
Students and Administrators use their district provided private Student Information System (SIS) user names and passwords to access applicable Services and associated Website Service Data. These identification credentials allow Students to gain access to the Services to which their Schools subscribe and allow Administrators to track Student progress and assignment completion. iGoWrite Website Services and associated Service Data are not made accessible to anyone other than our employees, contractors, and agents involved in Service development, delivery, and administration and those accessing the Services or associated Service Data using assigned user names and passwords.
If the parent or legal guardian of a Student wants to review the information that iGoWrite Website has collected about the Student or learn more about the Service(s) the Student is participating in, he or she should contact the Student’s School.
The Website sometimes posts materials from Students on-line Services. These materials may include Student comments, testimonials, and contest results. When we post such material, we limit associated identity information to the applicable school, state, and age or grade of user.
A&SR makes reasonable efforts to secure Service Data against unauthorized access. These efforts include employment of physical, administrative, and technical safeguards based on currently available technology and practices to promote the integrity and security of the Services and Service Data.
In the event that iGoWrite is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we may transfer or assign Service Data as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.
General Terms for Website User Data
A&SR does not require Website visitors to register and does not solicit personal information as a condition to visitor access to general information on our Website. For Students and Administrators who access our Services through the Website, specific terms applicable to collection and use of Service Data are described above, but the following terms also apply to your use of the Website, including access to Services through the Website.
1. Association with Integrated Services
If you decide to associate our Website with your account on a third-party social networking or integrated service (an “Integrated Service”), such as Facebook™ or Google+™, the iGoWrite Website may also collect personal information that you have already included with your Integrated Service account.
2. Website Use Information Collected
We may collect information about your use of certain Website features to enable us to understand how visitors access and use the Website and to better tailor the content and content access options of the Website to you and other Website users. In connection with these efforts, we may use various technologies that automatically record certain technical information from your browser or device, including standard log files, web beacons, or pixel tags. The technical information we collect may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, click stream data, device operating system, and the dates and times that you visit the Website.
Like most websites we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to the device by which you access the Website. Cookies collect and retain information about user activities on a website. Their use enables us to provide a more personalized experience to visitors, including Students and Administrators who access Services through the Website. The iGoWrite Website may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears automatically after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. You can, however, remove a persistent cookie at any time. Please review your web browser’s “Help” file or menu to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. However, without cookies you may not have access to certain services and features of the Website.
We may collect and store information about your location to assess and improve content delivery to you and other Website users in your region. You may be able to change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent it from providing us with such information.
3. Correspondence and Information Requests
However, we will not identify the author of such correspondence using personal information provided unless we obtain the author’s consent to do so. For correspondence received from children we believe are under the age of 13, we will not identify them using provided personal information without their parent’s or guardian’s consent.
4. Access and Use of Collected Information
A&SR permits access to information about Website visitors only to those of its employees, agents, and contractors who have a legitimate operational reason for such access.
A&SR does not rent or sell personal information that we collect to third parties.
In certain instances, A&SR may work with business partners to improve our services or offerings. We may disclose automatically collected and other aggregated anonymized data to authorized business partners to conduct research on online education or assist in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain Services and/or functionality on the Website.
A&SR may also disclose Website usage information if required to do so by law, or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with local, state, federal, international, or other applicable laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or administrative request. In some cases, we may make such disclosures without first providing notice to applicable Website users.
In the event that iGoWrite is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we may transfer information that we have collected about Website use as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
A&SR may disclose information as we believe in good faith is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; to protect iGoWrite from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of Services or the Website; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Website and Service delivery; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of iGoWrite, our users, or others.
5. Children Users
Except for Service Data received from Schools and generated by Student access to and use of Services, our Website does not solicit and does not knowingly acquire, store, or use personal information relating to children who are less than 13 years of age. If A&SR learns that personal information of persons less than 13 years of age (other than Service Data) has been collected via the Website without parental consent, then A&SR will take appropriate steps to delete this information from its systems.
6. Data Security
A&SR makes reasonable efforts to secure our Website and the information users send to us against unauthorized access and corruption. These efforts include employment of physical, administrative, and technical safeguards based on currently available technology and practices to promote the integrity and security of Website user information we collect.
7. Website Links
8. International Visitors
Our Website is operated and managed on servers located within the United States. If you choose to use our Website from a Member State of the European Union or another region of the world with laws governing data collection and use that differ from U.S. law, then you acknowledge and agree that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States and that, by providing your personal information on or to the Website, you consent to that transfer.
10. Contacting A&SR