Privacy Policy

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Your Privacy is very important to us. TeachAde.com is committed to protecting your Privacy during your visit and use of our Site. We have set forth this Privacy Policy (the "Statement") to communicate to you our privacy practices. This Statement explains how we collect, use and store your personal information. "Personally identifiable Information" refers to information such as name and email that can be used to identify a person. By using this Site, you acknowledge your consent to this Privacy Policy.

TeachAde.com is a Licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the internet by promoting the use of fair information practices'. This privacy statement covers the Site www.TeachAde.com. Because this Site wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact us at [email protected] If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry in a reasonable time frame, or your inquiry is not addressed to your satisfaction, you should contact TRUSTe at http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php. TRUSTe will then serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.

Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how your personal information will be collected, used and handled by TeachAde.com.

  1. a. Suppliers and Other Service Providers
    b. Transactions with Affiliated Third Parties
    c. Improvement to the Sites
    d. Public Forums and User Pages
    e. Surveys and Polls
    f. Sweepstakes and Contests
    g. Legal Request and Corporate Change
    h. Geographic Dissemination of Information
  1. What Information We Collect

    Usage Information Automatically Collected:
    When you visit the Site, our servers automatically collect certain information on your usage of the Site. This information includes the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address, and what web pages you visit on the Site ("Usage Data"), but they do not collect, or retain personally identifiable information about any visitor or subscriber (such as names or addresses). Such Usage Data provides us with anonymous information about our visitors and subscribers that describes how our Site is used and navigated, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page, and the length of their stays.

  2. Uses of Usage Data

    We may use such Usage Data in order to diagnose problems with our server(s), to administer our Site, to identify and take action against users who violate our Terms of Use available at http://www.teachade.com/terms_of_use.php. From time to time, we may compile and disclose non-personally identifiable Usage Data to third parties. For example, we may use such Usage Data to compile aggregated, anonymous, statistical demographic information on users of the Site. Such aggregated information is used to identify trends and determine future development of the Site, and to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners, among other things.

  3. Cookies

    We also employ cookie technology to help visitors and subscribers move through the Site more quickly. When you visit the Site and take advantage of certain features, we pass several cookies to your computer. A cookie is a string of information, which is anonymously sent by a web site, and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory. Cookies cannot be used to run programs, or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. We do not share or sell non-aggregated information contained within cookies with any third party. We may use the information from such cookies regarding your activities on the Sites and other non-personally identifiable information about you to target, or limit the online ads or offers you encounter while navigating the Site to those we believe are consistent with your interests.

    In addition, third party advertisements displayed on the Site may contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers. This Site does not control, nor does it have access to these cookies. We're not responsible for third party cookies.

    You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer, or to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether, or not to accept it. By not accepting cookies, some web pages may not display properly, or you may not be permitted to access certain information or sections of the Site. For further information about cookies, visit www.aboutcookies.org. This link will take you to another web site that opens in a new window. Please note that this Site provides this link for your convenience and is not responsible for the content or data collection practices of the web site.

    Personally Identifiable Information.

    In order to use many features of the Site, we ask you to register. During such registration, we ask for personally identifiable information such as, your name, e-mail address, mailing address, zip code, as well as other pertinent information such as the grade level you teach, and require you to select a member name and password.

    We may also ask that you separately register or provide additional personally identifiable information to access certain specific products, services or tools or to participate in or access certain activities while visiting the Site (e.g., The TeachAde Store http://www.educational-resources-store.com/, which is hosted on a different Site).

    TeachAde.com uses the information it receives and collects, including personally identifiable information, for several purposes, such as for use in its internal business operations and planning, to understand more about users' interests, to communicate with you, and to provide you with a better experience when visiting the Site by personalizing tools, content, services and e-mail messages. We also use this information to create new services that we believe may be relevant and valuable to you. Please be advised that this Site archives information that it collects from and that is provided, by users and visitors to the Site.

  4. SHARING OF INFORMATION.

    We do not sell your personal information to third parties for their promotional purposes. We may share your information in the following ways:

    a. Public Forums and User Pages: There may be opportunities for you to contribute to the Site by creating personalized user pages such as groups and blogs or by participating in public forums such as chat rooms, message boards and various question and answer areas available to users of the Site (collectively, "Public Content". All Public Content shall be governed by the Terms of Use available at: http://www.teachade.com/terms_of_use.php

    Please remember that any information you disclose through such Public Content becomes public information, and is immediately accessible to all users of the Site, and may be used by other users of this Site to send you unsolicited messages. It is therefore important that you exercise care when deciding whether to reveal sensitive personal information, as this Site cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that violates these rules, the law, or your personal privacy and safety. In addition, we may occasionally utilize such Public Content in other areas of the Sites, (e.g. featured members, lesson plan displays) and/or in promotions. In such cases, we may provide authorship credit by publishing the author's member name.

    e. Surveys and Polls: Occasionally, TeachAde.com and/or Affiliated Third Parties may conduct online surveys or polls on the Site. For example, while navigating within the Site, you may see a pop-up window or announcement offering you the optional opportunity of participating in such a survey or poll. These activities are entirely voluntary. If you do not wish to participate, simply click the "No, Thank You" or similar link and you will not see the window again. We will not use, and will not provide or make available to any Affiliated Third Party, your email address in order to announce or conduct an online survey or poll. If you elect to participate, you will be asked for your opinions on various issues, and occasionally you may be asked to provide demographic information, such as your zip code, age, or gender. By choosing to participate, you agree that any information you provide as a part of such survey, or poll may be shared with Affiliated Third Parties including market-research firms, or the third parties with whom we are conducting the survey or poll. The information collected will not be subject to the Privacy Policy, but instead will be used, stored and disclosed in the manner advised during such survey or poll, the terms and conditions of which shall supersede the Privacy Policy. Some survey answers may be added to your member portrait in order to better provide you with content, ads and offers that are appropriate for you.

    f. Sweepstakes and Contests: Occasionally, you may be offered the opportunity to participate in a sweepstakes or contest by our Site, or an Affiliated Third Party under our direction, while accessing the Site. Such opportunities will appear or be made available to you through the Site. For example, while navigating within the Site, you may see a pop-up window or announcement offering you the optional opportunity of participating in such a sweepstakes or contest. These activities are entirely voluntary. This Site will not use, and will not provide, or make available to any Affiliated Third Party, your email address in order to announce or promote a sweepstakes or contest. In order to participate, you may be asked to provide your name, e-mail address, and mailing address, in order to notify you if you've won and to verify your identity. This information will be governed by the privacy policy linked from the contest rules, and may be shared with the Affiliated Third Party sponsoring such sweepstakes or contest. Please be aware you can elect to not take advantage of such Affiliated Third Party offerings or to opt out of receiving special offers or news about our Site or advertisers via email, as further addressed in Section 8 below.

    g. Legal Request and Corporate Change: We may disclose information about you, including personally identifiable information to third parties, if we feel such disclosure is necessary, or appropriate to: (a) comply with a subpoena, judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process; (b) To protect the legal & property rights of TeachAde, or in protecting the safety of users'. © limit our potential legal liability; (d) enforce other policies that are part of the Site; (e) comply with an audit request; or (f) pay royalties or fees to third parties.

    We may also disclose such information to any third party, as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary, or appropriate, in connection with any merger, or consolidation with such third party, or the sale of assets. We shall notify you of such an event by email, with a notice of the information practices that would govern your information henceforth.

    h. Geographic Dissemination of Information: Information that you submit via our web site is stored on servers located in the United States. We may wish to export certain personal information to Affiliated Third Parties and to third party organizations located in countries outside the United States and the European Economic Area (EEA) in order to provide you with services and information. When you submit personal information to through our Site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in another country which may not provide privacy protections similar to those your country provides.

    When you select to tell a friend about our Site via email or any other sharing mechanism presented on our Site, we shall use your name and email to send your email to the designated party. We do not use this third party personally identifiable information for any other purposes beyond fulfilling your request.

  5. Security of Your Information

    The security of your personal information is of great importance to us and we employ industry accepted standards to protect it. We store your information on limited access servers. In order to access certain features of the Site, you will be required to provide a user name and password. To protect the security of your account, you should not disclose your user name or password to any third party. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding action taken on your behalf under your account or user name. Therefore, if you lose your password, or have any reason to believe that it may have been compromised, you should contact us at [email protected] and immediately change your password.
  6. Data Retention.

    TeachAde.com shall retain your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested. We will remove it in the event that the purpose for which it was originally collected has been met, or in the case of your subscription to our email alert system, you advise us that you no longer wish to receive this service.
  7. User Ability to Access, Update and Correct Personal Information

    You may review and update the personally identifiable information that you provided to us as part of the registration process by clicking on the "My Account" icon on the left of your screen. We ask that you periodically review such information to keep it current and accurate.
  8. Children

    TeachAde.com does not encourage participation or visitation to the Site by children. Further, this Site does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
  9. Opt Out/Opt In

    Upon registration or from time to time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us, or Affiliated Third Parties via email about special offers, or news about our Site and advertisers. You may also be provided with the opportunity to opt-in to receive offers directly from certain Affiliated Third Parties. If you choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we, or Affiliated Third Parties shall occasionally send you e-mail messages, or other communications that match your request(s). You may choose not to receive such information from us, or Affiliated Third Parties by not opting in to receive such information. In addition, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive information about new products and services and special offers from us, or from Affiliated Third Parties by following the link provided in all newsletters and other communications to unsubscribe from that mailing list or e-mail service. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the TeachAde service such as service announcements, administrative messages and other communications related to the Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, or your use of the Site or services without providing you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
  10. Accessing Third Party Web Sites

    Parts of the Site include hyperlinks to the sites of other companies. When you leave the Site to visit one of these web sites, the only information transferred to the third party is the fact that you came from a Site. This practice allows the third party to monitor its own web site traffic, but does not provide it with any information about you. TeachAde.com is not responsible or liable for the content on these other web sites, and your use of these sites is subject to their own terms of use and privacy policies. You should consult the terms of use and privacy policies at those sites to determine how your information may be used.
  11. Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

    We shall from time to time, update or modify this Privacy Statement. Please check this page on the Site periodically. Should we change the Privacy Policy in any material respect, or change the manner in which we shall use your personal information submitted on our Site, not previously disclosed, we will provide you with notice by email or on our Site and give you the opportunity to opt out. This Privacy Policy is not intended to, and does not create any contractual, or other legal right in, or on behalf of any party.
  12. Questions, Comments or Concerns

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns about thePrivacy Policy you may contact us at [email protected]
    By Mail: 2036 Fisher Island Drive, Fisher Island, 33109.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 1st 2012.

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