When do you
collect my personally identifiable information?
When you register for premium services,
we collect personally identifying information from
you, including your credit card number, billing address,
and other verifying information. We do not retain
your credit card information in our database.
How is my personally identifiable
We do not share your personally
identifying information with advertisers or third-party
ad servers. We use the information we collect only
to process your transaction and to provide you with
products and/or services that you request. Although
we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the
privacy of your personal information, transmissions
made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely
secure. We assume no liability for disclosure of data
due to errors in transmission or unauthorized third
What other information do you collect
and how is it used?
We may collect your email address during registration
for premium services or when you request information
or publications from our Web site. We may use your
email address to send you information that you request
or to notify you about our products or services. We
do not share e-mail information with sponsors, partners,
or other parties.
From time to time, we may collect information about
you via a survey on our Web site, such as your age,
zip code, state, number of children and the grades
of any children. This information will not be linked
to you personally.
to provide you with a more personalized user experience.
A cookie is a message that is sent to your browser
from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard
your browser preferences to reject all cookies (see
below) but then you may not be able to participate
in most customized services, and you may be required
to repeatedly type in information in order to participate
in various services, promotions, or product offerings.
Cookies make your experience easier by it easier for
you to use our site by saving your preferences or
passwords. Cookies also help us estimate our audience
size and determine which areas of our Web site are
the most popular.
We may also collect IP addresses for the purposes
of systems administration or to collect information
in aggregate form to our advertisers (e.g. how many
visitors logged in to our Web site). An IP address
is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically
when you use the Internet. When you visit a particular
web page on our Web site, our servers log your IP
address. Your IP address is not linked to anything
With whom do you share information?
In general, we will not disclose
your personally identifiable information to third
parties without your permission. However, specific
uses of personal information that vary from this Privacy
Policy may be found the in the Terms of Service or
privacy policies applicable to a particular service
or offering. In addition, third-party sponsors, or
third-party Web sites that you link to from our Web
site, may administer sweepstakes, contests, promotions,
and other programs. Those sponsors' and Web sites'
own privacy policies will govern the use of your personal
information when you use any such service, sweepstakes,
contest, or promotion. Please be on the lookout for
terms of service and privacy statements applicable
to the services for which you sign up or participate
in. Please note that we do not control the privacy
policies of advertisers and other third-party Web
sites that have banner ads or links on our Web site.
We assume no responsibility or liability for these
third party policies or the actions of third parties.
We will disclose your personal information
when we believe in good faith that any applicable
law, regulation, or legal process requires it, or
where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect
or enforce our rights or the rights of another user.
We also may disclose aggregated user statistics in
order to describe our services and reach to prospective
partners, advertisers, and other third parties. However
this aggregate data is not traceable to you specifically.
What are my options to control the
use of my personal information?
You may cancel your registration
to any of our services and/or request the removal
of your personal information from our user records
by sending e-mail using the form available at http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/tandfmail.cfm.
After you respond, we will remove your personally
identifying information from our database, but will
keep information for use in aggregate statistics.
Residual information may remain in our archives and
records, and we may notify you of major changes to
our service from time to time. We reserve the right
to maintain information on registered users who have
violated our Terms of Service or who have had their
access to our service blocked in order to detect repeat
What else should I know about my
You should be aware that if you
voluntarily disclose personal information online in
a public area, that information may be collected and
used by others. We do not control the actions of our
visitors and registered users. If you disclose personal
information in a chat room, forum, on your home page,
or any other publicly accessible place on the Internet,
you do so at your own risk and you understand that
your submitted information may be collected and used
by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements,
or for other purposes.
Please remember that protection
of your privacy begins with you. You are solely responsible
for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use
to register, and you should always be careful and
responsible whenever disclosing information online.
What about children's personally
We feel strongly about protecting
the privacy of children. We encourage children
to involve their parents in any interactive activity
they participate in online. We will not knowingly
collect or use any personal information from children
we know to be under the age of thirteen. In addition,
we will delete any information in our databases that
we are notified originated with a child younger than
thirteen years old.
By using the Teachers and Families
Web sites and services, you signify your acceptance
a part of the license that grants access to you, and
conditions your access of, the services provided on
the our Web site. If you do not agree or are not comfortable
your only remedy is to discontinue use of our Web
site and contact us to request removal of any of your
personally identifying information from our databases.
at any time. Your continued use of any portion of
our Web site following notification or posting of
such changes will constitute your accept of those
changes. If you have questions or concerns about our
specific policies, please send e-mail using the form at http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/tandfmail.cfm
Want more information? Check out
these helpful links...
Frontier Foundation - a civil liberties organization
working to protect your rights online.
Electronic Privacy Information
Center - established to focus public attention
on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the
National Information Infrastructure.
Privacy Issues Page
- from the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).
-- dedicated to provide full information upon Internet
EPIC Cookies Page - links, news, and explanations.