Our primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient and customized experience. Any personal information that you submit will be used by us to send you updates and offerings and to deliver other customer services. We also automatically gather certain usage data such as the number and frequency of visitors to this site. This information may include which URL you came from or next go to, what browser you are using and your IP address. We may aggregate this data and disclose it in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.
In compliance with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we do not collect personal information from children under 13 without verifiable parental consent. We will never condition a child’s participation in an activity on disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.
We may request a child’s borough, school, and voting preference for the purpose of our online election special poll. This information cannot be connected to any personally identifiable information or the identity of any specific child.
COPPA also requires that we list the contact information for all operators who may collect or maintain personal information from children on this site. At the present time, there are no such operators.
We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Teaching Matters or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Teaching Matters or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Teaching Matters, its websites, or the public.
Personally identifiable information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Teaching Matters or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
We work hard to maintain the accuracy of the information that is provided to us. If you would like to access your information and correct or delete it, please contact Evan O’Donnell, Director of Technology, Teaching Matters, 212 870-3505.
We strictly protect the security of the personal information you provide. Personally identifiable information we collect is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. When sensitive personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted over the Internet, it is also protected though the use of encryption.