Privacy Policy

www.tamritz.org, any and all subdomains of www.tamritz.org and any other derivative website (collectively, the “Sites”) on which this Privacy Policy is posted are referred to herein collectively as “TAMRITZ,” “we” or “us.”  We are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of our users’ personal information.  This Privacy Policy explains how we will collect personal information through the Sites, the use of information collected by us, how we protect such information, and the choices you have concerning our use of such information.  We are committed to protecting the privacy of children online, and comply with all applicable laws.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by Tamritz through the Sites.  We are not responsible for the privacy of any other information you or your children or students reveal or post in any public forums or for the privacy practices of any websites that are operated or owned by third parties.

By using the Sites or any feature, tools or resources provided on the Sites, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

1.  WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED BY Tamritz?

TAMRITZ collects two types of information: Personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information.

No person under the age of thirteen is permitted to obtain access to the Sites without the prior consent of their parent or guardian, school or program administrator, or teacher.  We require that such consent be in writing and on file with us or with the school or program enrolling children and students with the Sites.

Personally Identifiable Information

When you initially create an account we will collect your first and last name, your e-mail address, a username, and your organization/employer.  We may also collect or assign a personal identification number to be associated with your account.  If you are an school or program administrator or teacher you may be entitled to create accounts on behalf of children and students.  In such cases, we will collect the name of the child in the form of a first name, last name, nickname, and/or username; information concerning the age of the child, which may include the child’s date of birth and/or grade level; and e-mail address.  We may also collect information concerning a child or student’s parents or guardians, including such persons’ name and e-mail address.

In the event that you purchase products or services from us, during the payment process, we will collect the purchaser’s first and last name; credit card number, expiration date, and card verification value; and billing address, including street and number, city, state and zip code.  We may also collect a purchaser’s telephone number.  We do not use any of the information collected pursuant to this paragraph for any purpose other than processing payment.

When you submit a form through the “Contact Us” portion of the Sites, we collect your username, first and last name, e-mail address, and message.  We may also collect your telephone number and organization/employer.  We do not use any of the information collected pursuant to this paragraph for any purpose other than responding directly on a one-time basis to your specific inquiry and for aggregating (on a non-personally identifiable basis) the comments received through this portion of the website for internal purposes.

During the course of your, your children’s, or your student’s (each a “User”) use of the Sites we may collect other information which is necessary to track progress, such as answers to questions and quizzes and usage information.  We may collect this information through the use of software technologies such as unique identifiers or “cookies.”

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer in order to identify your web browser and store preferences.  We will use these cookies to personalize each users’ experience on the Sites as well as for the purposes set forth in the preceding paragraph.  Most web browsers allow a user to elect to have their computer warn them each time a cookie is sent or accessed, or to prohibit the use of cookies in general.  Please consult your web browser’s help guides to determine the method of controlling cookies in your web browser.  While users are not required to accept cookies to access the Sites, if cookies are turned off, certain portions of our products and services may not function properly.

We may also collect personally identifiable information that is posted to the Sites by you, your children or your students, including messages sent via the site by Users to other users privately or publicly.  It is our policy to periodically remind all users not to share personal information via the internet, including via any of the Sites, where appropriate, however we undertake no responsibility to provide such reminders or warnings whenever content submission is available to a user or to monitor such content for personally identifiable information.  Content which is submitted by any User may be made available to all other users of the Sites.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

In addition to the personally identifiable information set forth above, we may collect certain other information which by itself cannot be used to identify or contact you or the users associated with your account.  This may include the collection of anonymous statistical data concerning the computer operating system and version (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.), the web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) and its version and capabilities, the IP address and internet service provider, and the frequency with which various portions of the Site are accessed.  This information is used to help us to understand who is using, and to improve, market and develop, the Sites.  We, or a third party contractor on our behalf, may collect non-personally identifying information through the use of software technologies such as unique identifiers or cookies.

2.  How WILL TAMRITZ Use, Disclose, and Store the Information IT CollectS?

Unless our use of the information you provide is specifically limited in Section 1, we may also use the information we collect from you, including PII, for any or all of the following purposes:

–        To track the usage of the Site to ensure that all users are in compliance with the site’s Terms of Use.

–        To provide parents or guardians, school or program administrators, and teachers with updates regarding their associated User’s use of the Sites.

–        To allow parents or guardians, school or program administrators, and teachers to review the PII submitted by the children or students associated with their account, as applicable.

–        To conduct research and analysis concerning the learning principles underlying and utilized in connection with the Site and, in limited cases and with additional notice to you and your specific consent, sharing information with academic and research institutions for such use in compliance with academic guidelines.

–        To provide you with notifications regarding the Site, including notifications regarding future amendments to this Privacy Policy or the site’s Terms of Use.

We also may share PII and Non-Personally Identifiable Information with affiliates, trusted technology partners, and third party vendors who generate content, provide customer service or billing services, process consents, and/or monitor the Sites. These third parties have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of such information, and the information is not shared with any of these third party technology partners or vendors for their marketing purposes.

We may also disclose any of the information we collect if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule law, court or regulatory order, subpoena, search warrant, or other valid legal process.  Additionally, we may disclose your information, to the extent permitted by law, if we believe in good faith that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone violating our Terms of Use, to protect the safety and security of the users of the Sites, to protect the security or integrity of the Sites, to enable us to take precautions against liability, or to prevent the instigation of a crime or to facilitate an investigation related to public safety or the safety of a child using the Sites.

We do not allow third-party companies to solicit or advertise to our users, and will not sell or otherwise make your information available to any third-party for such purposes, except to the extent permitted by law as part of the sale or transfer of all or part of the Sites to another entity.

The security of your personal information is important to us.  We store all of the information we receive from you on servers within the United States, and have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to your information.  We have contracted with third party payment agents who utilize industry standard encryption and protections to ensure that when you enter sensitive information such as your credit card number that information is secured.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, we do not bear any responsibility for the privacy or security of any information which you provide to third parties.

3.  HOW CAN I ACCESS, UPDATE AND CORRECT, OR REQUEST DELETION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION?

You may contact us at any time, as provided in Section 4, below, if you would like to: (1) access the PII we have collected from you or users associated with your account; (2) correct factual errors in the PII we have collected; (3) change your preferences with respect to how we contact you or what information you receive from us; (4) request that we delete the PII we have collected from you and/or users associated with your account; or (5) request that we no longer collect PII from you or any other user associated with your account.

When contacting us, please include your e-mail address and a telephone number where we can reach you during normal business hours.  To protect our users’ privacy, prior to disclosing any information or making any changes to how we collect or maintain information, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity.

Upon receipt of a verified request to alter or remove PII, we will make all reasonable efforts to alter or remove such PII from the databases we actively use and from other readily searchable media.  It may not be technologically possible, however, to remove each and every recorded instance of such information.  We create back-up of our databases and systems to protect information from inadvertent loss, so a copy of your information may exist in a non-erasable form that may be difficult or impossible for us to locate.

4.  HOW CAN I CONTACT TAMRITZ?

If you have any questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Policy or the Sites, you may contact us at:

Tamritz.org

c/o Polsinelli PC

1515 Wynkoop Street, Ste. 600

Denver, CO 80202

Attn: Jeffrey Kass, Esq.

E-Mail: badgelearning@tamritz.org

 

5.  WHEN IS THIS PRIVACY POLICY EFFECTIVE DATE AND HOW WILL I KNOW IF IT CHANGES?

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 3, 2014, and applies to all information previously obtained by us.  We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at our sole discretion. You will be informed of any such change by the posting of the new privacy policy on the Site.  We may also use your personal information to contact you regarding changes to this Privacy Policy.  Whenever this Privacy Policy is updated, the effective date of the changes will be clearly marked.

We will not use any of your or your children’s or student’s personally identifying information in any way that is materially different from those described in this Privacy Policy without first providing you notice of such practices through the methods described above.