Voluntary Submission of Information
Our policy is simple: We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. For example, on some of our web pages we provide forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information such as e-mail address or name. We may use the information you share with us to contact you regarding your activity on our site. For example, we email you when your membership is approved or when a resource you want to add to the site is posted. Transactions also generate records, such as when you download a resource. All submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
Safety and Security of Information
No one can guarantee perfect website security. We take precautions and use industry standard tools to store and help protect the information you share with us, such as WordPress and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by checking for a lock icon in your browser address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page. You can view and edit your personal profile. If you wish, you can contact us to have all data connected to you deleted from our website. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but that’s your right.
Cookies & Analytics
Cookies are tiny pieces of information stored by the web browser on the computer you are using. These cookies help us to anonymously gather traffic data, display information more effectively and personalize your experience while using our site. For example, we measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer. All of that information is anonymous – so we don’t know who you are, only that somebody visited our site. The accumulated information from thousands of visitors helps us understand what parts of our sites are doing well, what pages are popular on our site and so on. We use this information to make our website better.
Links to Other Sites
We may provide links to external websites. Please be aware that when you leave our website you will be going to sites that are beyond our control and standards. These external websites have their own privacy policies and may collect or ask for additional information when you visit. We suggest checking these sites or contacting them directly for information on their privacy policies.
Messages You Send to Us
If you decide to send us an e-mail or use a contact form, the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally identifying information in your message because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. Please be aware that e-mail is not totally secure against interception. Send us (and others) only the information necessary to help process your request.
We use industry-standard payment providers such as PayPal to process payments for products. These companies will have access to your payment information. When paying by credit card, we never have any access to your credit card details. We share information with these companies only to the extent necessary to process payments you make through our website.
Surveys & Contests
We may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary. You may choose whether or not to participate and disclose information. Information requested may include contact information (such as a shipping address for prizes) or demographic information (such as grade level you teach). Survey information can be used to make improvements, for example, identifying your satisfaction with site content or features.
Updates to This Policy