Last updated August 1, 2015.
How We Collect Your Personally Identifiable Information
“Personally Identifiable Information” is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact you. We may request that you voluntarily provide us with certain Personally Identifiable Information in order to engage in certain activities on our Site. For example, when you create an account with us, or contact LDC via the Site, we may request Personally Identifiable Information from you, such as your name, email address, title, school affiliation, school district, and/or state of residence.
You may also choose to voluntarily provide us with additional Personally Identifiable Information through a profile you create through our Site (such as a screenname and password), as well as further user-generated information and/or quality scores. You can update or correct your Personally Identifiable Information by logging in and clicking on your user name at the top of the Site to access the "Profile" section. If you no longer wish LDC to use or share your Personally Identifiable Information you may contact us to request removal of such information as indicated below.
Additionally, like many other websites, the Site may also place a "cookie," or small file, in the browser of a user's computer. This cookie may, for example, collect your IP address and/or assign a user a unique number that allows LDC to save information concerning your usage of the Site (including page views, statistical information, etc.) so LDC can learn how to improve users' experience on the Site, and/or collect information you voluntarily provide to the Site so that it does not need to be reentered. You do not have to accept the cookie to continue browsing the Site. If you do not wish to have the Site place a cookie in your browser, you may set your browser preferences to refuse all cookies before accessing the Site.
- Purchases & Donations
Our Site also may offer you the opportunity to donate anonymously. If you elect to do so, your donation information will be shared only with our third party processor; the processor will share only the amount of your donation with LDC, and none of your other Personally Identifiable Information.
- Third Party Services
- Children Under Thirteen (13) Years of Age
LDC does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) through the Site. If we become aware that we have collected Personally Identifiable Information through the Site from a child under the age of thirteen without verified parental consent, we will delete that information from our records.
How We Use Your Personally Identifiable Information
LDC may use the Personally Identifiable Information that it collects via the Site amongst its employees, agents, affiliates, educational and technology consultants, and LDC-endorsed professional development providers listed on the Site in order to:
· help us operate, analyze, develop, deliver, maintain, and improve the Site, its products, services, content, advertising, and communications;
· administer your account;
· contact you regarding information relevant to LDC's business, products, or services, or respond to your inquiries; or
· engage in ordinary business, fundraising, marketing, and relationship-building communications with you.
- Third Party Licensors
Note that we also may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third party licensors (including but not limited to school districts and state or municipal education agencies) pursuant to contractual agreements. While we require that those contractual agreements contain reasonable restrictions on the third party licensors' use and/or disclosure of the information, the privacy practices of such third party licensors may differ substantially from ours, and may permit sharing of your information to additional third parties beyond those contemplated here.
Retention of Personally Identifiable Information
LDC also keeps a record of each donor's giving history on file for IRS purposes, to analyze giving patterns, make more accurate budget projections, and solicit future donations. LDC does not share its donor file with any other party or organization.
Security of Personally Identifiable Information
LDC uses commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy and integrity of any Personally Identifiable Information collected though our Site. Please note however that transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. LDC does not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, theft, misuse, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Similarly, LDC disclaims liability for disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information submitted through the Site due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. LDC makes no representations or warranties regarding the sufficiency of our security measures to prevent unauthorized access or interception by third parties.
Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information (Tracking; Analytics)
Like most websites, we may automatically collect certain usage information from you through the Site, including through the use of Google Analytics. This information may include, for example, the number and frequency of visitors to the Site, which URL you just came from, which URL you go to next, the resources and tools that you use (including what browser you are using), the time and date of your visit to the Site. We use such data only in the aggregate, combined with Non-Personally Identifiable Information of other Site users. This collective data helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the Site, and helps us perform internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you.
We may share such aggregated Non-Personally Identifiable Information with third parties, including but not limited to research organizations; philanthropic organizations who provide LDC with monetary support; LDC partners listed on the Site; and state, regional, or local educational agencies or organizations.
Do Not Track Requests
Our Site does not respond to Do-Not-Track requests.
Governing Law; International Users
LDC and the Site are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be collected in or transferred to the United States. By using the Site and/or providing LDC with your information, you consent to that collection and transfer.
Entire Agreement; Severability
Contact Us; Opt-Out and Removal Requests
Requests to opt out of receiving marketing emails from LDC will be honored within 10 business days of our receipt of your request. Requests to remove Personally Identifiable Information collected from you or your child via the Site which are properly submitted as indicated above will be honored within 10 business days our receipt of your request, unless doing so would conflict with LDC's legal obligations or unless LDC can otherwise anonymize or render invisible the information to prevent individual identification of the user. Note that removal may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the information from the Site or LDC's records.