- What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website.
- How we use the information we collect.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your information.
- The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us.
- How we handle the privacy of children who may visit the Website.
- Information related to third-party websites.
- How you can make changes to the information we collect about you.
- The laws that apply to those accessing our Website from outside of the United States.
- How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Website anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personally identifying information. However, certain services, requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information as more particularly described below; availing yourself of any of these services, requests and features is voluntary. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. Please note that we may use the personal information we collect through any of the services, requests and features listed below for general marketing and business purposes. We do not knowingly collect sensitive personal information, such as information about medical or health conditions. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through this Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on this Website.
Joining: Visitors are provided the opportunity to “join us” to learn more about Think It Up. If you opt to join, we will require that you provide us certain personally identifiable information, such a first and last name, birth date and email address. Thereafter, we will periodically contact you to update and inform you about Think It Up related topics, events and activities.
Donate: If you make a donation through the Website, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well as your credit card billing information, in order to process the donation. The credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose.
Teacher-Project Submissions & Donations: We have partnered with Donorchoose.org, which provides a platform where public school teachers can request donations for student driven, classroom projects, and where individuals can make a donation to a project or purchase a gift card, among other things. Please note that should you “click” on any of the links related to the Donorschoose.org options, you will be redirected to the Donorschoose.org website. Please also note that much of the information that you provide to Donorschoose.org – such as your name, address, and email – will also be shared with Think It Up.
Think It Up Pledge: The “Think It Up” Pledge encourages students to share on Thinkitup.org that they are pledging to be part of the Think It Up movement by creating a project in the future. Participation in the pledge enrolls users in an email list used to notify users of relevant information regarding project submissions, as well following up with ideas on how to get started on a project.
Contact Us: If you contact us through the contact form option on the Website, we will ask that you provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name and email address, and you will have the option to provide additional personally identifying information. We will use the information you provide to contact you back and to respond to any requests.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services and other backend data-management tools, which includes Google Analytics and a variety of other tools/applications. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, online purchases and searches, social networking activities and similar data. If gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Web Beacons - Certain pages on the Website contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked. We use Web Beacons to better understand your behavior, tell us which part of the Website you have visited and to save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are instructed not to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our activities on behalf of Think It Up.
IP Addresses - When you visit and interact with the Website, Think It Up and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
Do Not Track - Every time your computer sends or receives information over the Web, the request begins with some short pieces of information called “headers.” These headers include information like what browser you are using, what language your computer is set to, and other details. The Do Not Track technology provides individual users with the ability to include a simple, machine-readable header indicating that they don’t want to be tracked, and sends a signal to Web sites’ visited requesting that the website disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking of an individual user. Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari – offer a “do not track” option. Presently, there is no consensus on how Do Not Track should be interpreted, and no common or accepted industry standard for implementing. Consequently, please note that Think It Up’s Website does not currently respond to browsers’ Do Not Track signals, and as such your activities will be tracked, regardless of whether you have opted to enable the Do Not Track option offered by your browser.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors less than 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you while accessing/viewing this Website. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at Info@ThinkItUp.org.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITE
We also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites – such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vine, Google+ - and other websites as a service to you or in order to provide you additional information related Think It Up or additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of Think It Up. Please note that we have no affiliation with these other parties, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and other policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them. Additionally, as noted above, in regard to some functionality and activities – in particular, purchasing products from the Think It Up web store or requesting information/donations related to student driven, classroom projects/making a donation to a student project or purchasing a gift card – users will be redirected to third party websites owned and operated by Delivery Agent (in the case of the web store) and DonorsChoose.org, the non profit organization that provides the platform that will facilitate, administer and promote the “crowd funded,” student-inspired and teacher-led projects. Both Delivery Agent and DonorsChoose.org have privacy policies, and you should review each policy prior to conducting any activities on their site. In regard to all third-party websites, we are not responsible for the content or information on these websites, any products, services or links that may be offered through third parties, or any other use or access of such third-party websites.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES
To the extent required by law, we provide you with (i) reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us, and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such personally identifiable information. If you believe that any of the personally identifiable information that you have submitted through our Website is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you can request that we make the changes by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon appropriate request we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about you.
USE OF THE WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING US