School Town Privacy Statement

School Town , LLC., and its affiliates (collectively " School Town " or "we") are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Privacy Statement may be updated at any time without notice by posting a revised statement on the School Web site (the "Site"). Because School Town gathers certain types of information about the users of the Site and the various services available on the Site or separately ("Services"), we believe you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the use of the information we collect. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Site and the School Town Learning Environment (a collaborative, web-based application for supporting teaching-learning processes for schools and groups). Please review the following statement to understand how the information you provide to School Town through our Site or otherwise will be treated. In addition, this Site may contain links to other web sites. School Town is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other web sites. We recommend you refer to each such other web site's privacy policy before giving out any personal information. School Town has two kinds of relationships covered by this Privacy Statement: a) Institutions (called Educational Partners) that use the School Town platform to create and deliver courses or content for such courses (the "School Town Learning Environment "), which are covered by specific contracts; and b) Individuals visiting and using the Site and Education Partner web sites. School Town has no control over the use of information collected separately by Educational Partners.

Why We Collect Information

School Town collects personal information from its users for several reasons. When providing online educational services, School Town electronically collects the student, teacher, parent, and administrator information required by educational institutions from those taking or teaching courses at the physical institution. School Town stores this information on its servers and makes the information available to the institution. In an online medium, detailed affirmation of users' identities and their actions while using School Town products is necessary to verify that course participants and permitted users are legitimate. The information provided during registration, such as e-mail address, institution affiliation, and zip code, may be used to create personalized content. School Town is dedicated to the integrity of its customer base so the law is not unknowingly broken through its member population. School Town must handle personal information of our users and must know who each member is, have proof of that member's identity, know how to contact that member, and occasionally verify how the member is using the School Town Learning Environment or Site. Demographic information about our member base allows School Town to provide products that meet the needs of its users. Understanding our user base means marketing activities will be relevant to the user. School Town and third party licensees may use non-personally identifiable profile information to generate aggregate reports and market research in the form of statistics. This information is not capable of being matched with your personally identifiable information. School Town surveys and reviews the demographic nature of our users on a regular basis in an attempt to improve our products and enhance the online learning for our users.

How We Collect Information

School Town gathers personal information primarily through registration screens. We use cookie technology to enable certain functionality within the School Town products. Cookies are packets of information sent by a web server to a browser, stored temporarily by that browser, and then sent back by the browser upon the server's request. You must accept browser cookies to access School Town member areas. School Town cookies are used only for authentication and session state information. When you quit your browser, the cookie will be erased from memory. School Town does not use cookies to gather personal information about you. We use cookie technology to gather non-personal usage data only. This information helps us to continually improve the usefulness of the information we provide at the Site. In addition providers of content to School Town provide School Town with student information for authentication and course information.

What We Do With the Information We Collect

The UserID you select during registration must be used to log in and participate in the School Town System. Once you log in, you will be identified to the instructor and other students by your full name in areas such as discussion forums, email lists, and other places where names appear. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes available to the instructor and other students in that course, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. School Town makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available from time to time. Please remember that any information in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. The personal information you supply to School Town will not be given, sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed to any third parties outside of School Town, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process, (ii) enforce the Terms of Use, (iii) respond to claims that any content on School violates the rights of third parties, or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of School Town, its users, or the public. School Town may use aggregated personal information to determine the demographics of our users and to distribute statistics and general marketplace information about School Town . These demographics will always represent aggregate information and will never identify a specific user. Certain non-personal information regarding users is recorded by the standard operation of the Internet servers hosting the Site. This information is primarily used to provide visitors to the Site with an enhanced online experience. School Town may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe the service to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. Some features of School may be offered in conjunction with a partner. In order to provide these features, it may be necessary for either you or us to share your personal information with this partner. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular feature. Also, please be aware that advertisers or Web sites that are linked to School may collect personally identifiable information about you. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those Web sites linked to School and School Town is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Privacy of Children

School Town is COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant. Children under 13 do not register with School Town or provide personal information to School Town without parental or guardian permission. School Town 's policy is to limit the collection of personal information from children. If at any time after a parent gives permission, the parent desires to review the child's personal information, requests that it be deleted or refuses to allow any further collection of the child's information, the parent may contact School Town by email at , in writing to the attention of Customer Service, PO Box 1441, Deerfield, IL 60015 or by phone at (847) 948-9495. School Town does not: collect more information from children than is reasonably necessary for their participation; entice children to provide personal information by offering the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, seek more information than is necessary to participate in the activity; or share any personal information about children with third parties.

Users may opt out of receiving future promotional mailings by sending an e-mail with their name to School Town reserves the right to send users email related to its business practices and operations, such as outage notifications and warnings, even if the user has opted out.

Access to Your Information

School Town offers users the ability to correct or change the information collected during registration. Users may change this information at any time and as necessary by choosing the "edit my profile" option offered by the Service.


All of your personal information is stored on servers at a location designed specifically to ensure that no unauthorized individuals have access to the server or its data.

Contacting the Web Site

Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of the user's personal information and given access to that information. Any individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site or School Town , you can contact School Town at the support web site or at the following address: School Town LLC, PO Box 1441 , Deerfield , IL 60015 .

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