TeachMe Supports the Student Privacy PledgeWe Commit To:
TeachMe feels strongly about protecting your privacy and not contributing to the endless volumes of spam on the Internet.
TeachMe will not sell, trade, or assign any non-aggregated, personally identifiable personal information that it collects to third parties.
1. Information Collected by TeachMe
2. How TeachMe will use the information collected from you
Mailing Address: Your mailing address may be used to send you various Service materials and payment receipts.
Email Address: Email addresses will be used to send a confirmation email at registration, as well as information and updates on current and future Services. We will also email progress reports on students as well as hints and tips on how to utilize our Services to their maximum potential. TeachMe has a dedicated area were you can control the level of email exchanged with TeachMe, a direct link to this profile control area is including in all emails. Users are free to change email preferences at any time and as often as they like – including opting out of all emails sent from TeachMe. TeachMe will not send you unsolicited third-party promotional emails.
Credit Card Information: With your consent, we may use and securely save your credit card information to bill you for Services provided.
Phone Number: Your phone number may serve as an alternate way of contacting you for the same purposes as email.
Student Name: A student's name will be used to generate their username, passwords, and customize student participation with TeachMe Services.
Relationship to Student: A parent/teacher's relationship to the student will be used for profile and tracking purposes, to personalize student reports, create assignments and lesson plans and general Service feature functionality.
Additional Uses: Registration Information may be used for demographic profiling, statistical analysis, and targeted advertising. Information collected for these purposes will be aggregated as non-identifiable statistical information.
3. Information TeachMe collects directly from a student
TeachMe collects information indirectly from a student in the form of the interactions that users make when participating with our Services. We refer to the information resulting from such participation, which includes but is not limited to data on when a student starts and stops a lesson, the responses a student makes to questions asked, the timing of a student's answers, a student's choice of character and customizations, and the choice of lessons to play as "Data." We will use Data to measure a student's performance and to adapt Programs to personalize educational needs, analyze a student's Data, and provide the student and the associated parent/educator with progress reports about student performance in the Services. In addition, we may aggregate student Data with the Data of other students participating in the Services for marketing and other business related purposes. Aggregate information will not identify individual students or parent/student relationships.
4. Opting-out of providing the information we request
Because the TeachMe Services are individualized and customized for each student, all the information we request from you and students are required for you and a student to participate in the Services, with the exception of certain information to be used for our marketing purposes. At any time, you may revoke your consent to allowing a student to participate in TeachMe Services or refuse to allow TeachMe to further use or collect student personal information. Any non-identifiable student Data will be retained, but we will no longer use any identifiable information regarding you or a student that you have provided. However, if you do any of the foregoing, site functionally might be limited to Guest Mode functionality and previous Data cannot be recovered.
5. Reviewing and changing your information
You may review and modify your Registration Information at any time by accessing our website at www.teachme.com.
In order to use Service, you and/or your student(s)are asked to submit certain personal information about yourselves and to authorize TeachMe to use that information in a limited number of ways. We ask you and/or the student to ensure that the Parent/Teacher has reviewed and submitted Consent as part of the registration process, which will require you to consent to our collection and use of information as described above. A sample consent form is provided to parents/teachers at the time of account registration.
7. Password Protection
Parents and Teachers have the ability to update student password on student-linked accounts. Passwords on non-linked accounts will require user validation before they can be reset. Ensure all passwords are kept confidential and avoid password reuse between students.
8. Protecting your information
9. Your information and third parties
11. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) is designed to protect children's privacy during use of the Internet. TeachMe has implemented practices consistent with the guidelines provided by the Federal Trade Commission to date. TeachMe will never knowingly request personally identifiable information or private content from anyone under the age of 13 without parental or educator consent. If you are a parent, legal guardian, or educator of a user under 13 you may, at any time, revoke your consent to allow a student to use the Services under your subscription, refuse to allow TeachMe to further use or collect a student's personal information, or direct TeachMe to delete all identifiable information regarding a student that you have provided. To do so, please contact our Privacy Officer at the contact information below. However, if you do any of the foregoing, site functionally might be limited to Guest Mode functionality. If you would like more information about COPPA, please go to http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.html.
12. The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a law enacted December 2000 to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding support for Internet access or internal connections from the "E-rate" program - a program that makes certain technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. Our Services do not provide links to external resources or chat rooms, and do not contain any offensive or inappropriate matter. As a result, any school or library that uses TeachMe Programs is fully compliant with CIPA. If you would like more information about CIPA, please go to http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/cipa.html.
13. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds from the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. TeachMe is fully compliant with FERPA.
TeachMe does not share student information with any third parties. If a school requests that Data should be sent to a third party, with parental consent, TeachMe would send the data to the school and never directly to the third party. If you would like more information about FERPA, please go to http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/.
Last Updated: April 1st 2014
15. Contact Us
Attention: Privacy Officer
Suite 200, 15332 Antioch Street Los Angeles, CA 90272 United States