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INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE

This Privacy Policy describes how Classwell Learning Group Inc. ("Classwell") collects, protects and uses personal information on its Internet web site www.classwell.com. This Privacy Policy is a legal notice. Before registering to use the web site, users should read this notice to understand what information is collected and how it will be used.

REGISTRATION

All users must register before using Classwell Services. During registration users are required to give limited personal information, described below. This Privacy Policy is available at any screen on the web site that requests registration or other personal information.

Personal information is afforded a level of privacy protection consistent with the classification of the user. Classwell more rigorously protects student information than information regarding non-student adult users.

Users who are associated with a Registered School may register for Classwell's Premium Service in one of four user categories: Administrators, Teachers, Students, and Parents. Teachers and Administrators may register for the Premium Service only if their school becomes a Registered School by entering into a written contract with Classwell and paying the applicable license fee. School registration is conducted off-line; for information call 1-866-210-3033 or email customer_care@classwell.com.

Students may register only if they attend a Registered School. Parents may register only if they have responsibility for the education of a student who attends a Registered School.

Administrators. Upon registration, Administrators are asked to complete a profile containing information including his or her full name, business address, telephone number, and e-mail address. The Administrator is also asked optionally to supply information about his or her school.

Teachers. Upon registration, Teachers are asked to complete a profile containing information including his or her full name and e-mail address. The Teacher is also asked to supply the names of students in his or her class who will be eligible for registration as Students; Student ames are maintained on Classwell's servers but are edited prior to being disclosed to Classwell personnel, who can see only the first name and last initial of the Student. Teachers are asked to supply the names of the Students' parents, guardians or caregivers who will be eligible to register as Parents.

Each registered Teacher is provided with a Class Home Connection area on the web site. Information posted to this Class Home Connection area by the Teacher will be accessible by all of the Students in the Teacher's class, and by their Parents. In addition, each Teacher is provided an individual Home Connection page for each Student in the Teacher's class. Teachers may post information to the Student's Home Connection page; typical postings might include homework, announcements, assessment tests or quizzes, on-line assignments, and messages to the Student. Postings made by the Teacher to the Home Connection area associated with an individual Student will be accessible by that Student, and by that Student's Parents.

Students. Students are not required to provide any personally identifiable information, except their first name and last initial. Students may register only under an anonymous user-name, and Students correspond with Classwell using only this user-name. No other information is requested of a Student except their school code and their e-mail address. Supplying an e-mail address is optional, and Classwell uses the e-mail address only to respond to a Student's direct request (such as to retrieve a lost password).

Classwell keeps track of student users by their user-name, not by their real name; Classwell maintains records associating the user name with the identity of the Student only for the convenience of the Teacher, and only the Teacher has access to this information. Classwell will seek a Student's true identity from the Teacher only in the case of unlawful use of the web site by the Student, or to protect the Student's safety.

Students may use the site only under the supervision of the Registered School and only as authorized by the School. Classwell does not and will not obtain parental consent for the use of the site by Students who register under the supervision of registered Schools. Students under 13 are not allowed to post any information to public areas of the site, but are allowed to contact their Teacher through the web site.

Parents. Parents are asked to provide personal information including their own name and e-mail address. Parents may access student records only if release has been authorized by the Student's Teacher.

CHANGING INFORMATION

Parents may change registration information regarding their students by contacting the associated Teacher. Teachers may change information on the website by viewing their profile. The on-line facility to "Update Teacher Profile" is found under the "Preferences" menu.

USE OF INFORMATION

Classwell collects information from users in all categories for the following purposes:

  • to assist Teachers in the management of their classrooms and teaching programs;


  • to personalize service on the site;


  • to allow Teachers to create and upload creative content;


  • to allow interaction between Teachers, Students, Administrators and Parents;


  • to allow communications from Classwell to Users;


  • to facilitate secure, efficient and practical operation of the web site;


  • reasonably to protect students' safety;


  • reasonably to protect Classwell from liability;


  • and reasonably to protect Classwell's trademarks, copyrights, and other legal rights in intellectual property.


Classwell will not send marketing materials or advertising materials to Students. Classwell will not access or use Student academic records to support its marketing or advertising functions. Classwell does not allow its marketing and advertising staff to have access to student information.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Except as noted in this Policy, Classwell will not sell or give to third parties any personal information regarding Students. Classwell will not sell or give to third parties any personal information regarding Teachers, Administrators and Parents unless the person affected has expressly given his or her consent.

Classwell may disclose Student information to the Student's Parent, but only if the Student's Teacher has authorized disclosure to that Parent. Classwell may disclose any personal information reasonably necessary to protect a Student's safety. Classwell may disclose any personal information in cooperation with any request or order of any governmental agency for purposes of enforcing any law or regulation. Classwell may elect to disclose personal information of any user in connection with claims of infringement or other unlawful acts associated with use of the web site by such user. Classwell may disclose personal information to the associated Registered School, or to Classwell's own employees and contractors, in order to facilitate administration of the web site. Classwell may generate and distribute demographic reports in summary form, including reports on patterns of usage, but in that case Classwell will not reveal the identity of any user.

"Personal Information" includes the information relating to individuals collected at registration, including the name, e-mail address, telephone number, business address, and other similar information.

COOKIES AND LOG FILES

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Classwell uses cookies to assist users in the navigation of the site. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on the site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. Classwell does not record IP addresses of users.

LINKS

This web site contains links to other sites. Some but not all of these sites have been reviewed by Classwell for integrity and appropriate content. Classwell is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. Classwell encourages its users to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Classwell Privacy Policy statement applies solely to information which is collected by this web site, www.classwell.com.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an e-mail to privacy@classwell.com.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

The Privacy Policy is subject to change at Classwell's sole discretion. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage, www.classwell.com, so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy in effect when the information was collected. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in a different manner.




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