Effective Date: December 1, 2017
1. Types of Information Collected
In order to better provide you with our numerous services, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient and customized experience while using our Services.
The Service is not directed to individuals under the age of 13. In the event that Teach Smart, LLC discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us, we will make efforts to delete the child’s information if required by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Please see the Federal Trade Commission's website for (www.ftc.gov) for more information.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your internet service provider for more information.
Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that let us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site or mobile application, such as registering for an account, ordering a product, listing items for sale, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to elect to engage in these activities; however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, telephone numbers, username and password and other personal identifying information. In addition, to the information above, if you are a Seller, we may ask that you provide the company’s name, business address (including zip code), business telephone and facsimile numbers, an authorized representative’s title, telephone number and e-mail address. When ordering products or using our Services, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site and mobile application in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP") network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.
2. Collection Methods and Use of Information
We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you:
(a) register for our Services and register your e-mail address with us;
(b) create and post a Seller’s account or listing on our platform;
(c) sign up for special offers from selected third parties;
(d) send e-mail messages, submit testimonials or transmit other information by telephone or letter; or
(e) submit your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products on our site and mobile application.
We may also collect information from you at other points on our site or mobile application that state that such information is being collected.
In addition, we may also collect, or our third party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our site and to gather demographic information. Our third party ad servers will also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon at our site.
3. Release of Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners, and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our sites and to deliver our services. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products purchased; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us provide customer service. You acknowledge that the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
We may also provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers' sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
3. Updating and Correcting Information
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your account online at any time by linking to your account in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this site or mobile application. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by e-mailing us at email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information due to backups.
5. User Choices on Collection and Use of Information
We may, from time to time, send you e-mail regarding our products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only Teach Smart, LLC (or agents working on behalf of Teach Smart, LLC and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these e-mails. If you do not want to receive such e-mails, simply tell us when you give us your personal information, or you can easily edit your account information at any time to no longer receive such informational e-mails and offers.
You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our site may not work properly in your case.
6. Mobile Services
If you access any of our Services through a mobile device or mobile browser, you may manage how your Personally Identifiable Information is shared with Teach Smart, LLC. You may adjust the settings on your mobile device to allow or prevent the sharing of location information and to manage how your mobile device or mobile browser handles cookies or other related technologies. Some of our features may not function if the sharing of location information is disabled.
7. Security of Information
At our site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our user is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected Teach Smart, LLC personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
Personal information that you provide that is not Personally Identifiable Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible via password. Since this information is not accessible from outside Teach Smart, LLC you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions, and order fulfillment are handled by established third party banking, processing agents, and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that:
(a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control;
(b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and
(c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly, and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.
We may use an outside ad serving company to display banner advertisements on our site. As part of their service, they will place a separate cookie on your computer. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personally Identifiable Information or information about your purchases. We and our third party ad server will collect and use Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you, such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server and whether you responded to a particular ad. Other advertisers may also place banner ads on our site in the same manner as above, but we will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information to them.
9. Google Analytics
The information generated about your use of the site and mobile application including your IP address is transmitted to Google. The information is then used to evaluate visitor interactions with this site and to compile reports on website traffic activity for our site and mobile application. Neither Teach Smart, LLC nor Google will ever link or seek to link Personally Identifiable Information provided by you to the site to the data collected by Google Analytics.
If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, Google has developed a tool that works with major internet browsers to permit you to opt-out. For more information and to install their opt-out tool, please click here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
10. Privacy Policies of Third Party Sites
11. California Users: Your Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing the types of personal information that we share with third parties or affiliates for those third parties or affiliates' marketing or any other purposes. That notice will identify the types of personal information shared with third parties and used for marketing and any other purposes and the name and address of the third parties that received such personal information. If you are a California resident and want a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: Teach Smart, LLC 5535 Memorial Drive, Suite F, P.O. Box 1155, Houston, Texas 77007. In your request, please specify that you want a "Your Teach Smart, LLC’s California Privacy Rights Notice." Please allow up to thirty (30) days for a response.
As stated below in Section 12, we DO NOT respond to Do Not Track signals.
If you are a minor under 18 and have an account on our site or mobile application, you may ask us to remove reviews or other content that you posted on the site by writing to Teach Smart, LLC 5535 Memorial Drive, Suite F, P.O. Box 1155, Houston, Texas 77007. We will begin to process your request within thirty (30) days. Please note that we cannot ensure a complete or comprehensive removal of all of the content that you posted.
12. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
We DO NOT respond to Do Not Track signals.
You should also be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, e-mail address, etc.) in any public areas on this site or mobile application, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to public areas on this site or mobile application are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and/or account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
Teach Smart, LLC
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
5535 Memorial Drive
P.O. Box 1155
Houston, Texas 77007
You may also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.