PRIVACY POLICY


Latest Update Effective: June 21, 2016

Because Online Privacy Matters, we have created this Privacy Policy so that you know what information we collect on the Foundation for Technology and Privacy Outreach (the “Foundation”) website (the “Site”) [http://www.onlineprivacymatters.org/], what we do with it, and whether we disclose it.

If you disagree with any part of the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. This Privacy Policy may be changed, expanded, added to, or updated from time to time, in which case, we will post the new policy, which may be done without notice. Such revisions will be effective immediately, so please check the latest update effective date and review the Privacy Policy regularly. If we make a material change to this policy we will post a notice here and if we have your email address to communicate with you, we will contact you before the changes are made.

PRIVO-Cert™ Safe Harbor Certification Program

The Foundation is a Member of the PRIVO’s PRIVO-Cert ™ Safe Harbor Certification Program (“the Program”). As a participating member in the Program, The Foundation adheres to the strict information collection, use and disclosure requirements set forth by the Program. PRIVO is an independent, third-party organization committed to safeguarding children’s personal information collected online. PRIVO aims to help parents and their children exercise control over personal information while exploring the Internet. The PRIVO certification seal posted on this page indicates that the Foundation has established COPPA compliant privacy practices and has agreed to submit to PRIVO’s oversight and consumer dispute resolution process. If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us at 703.569.0504 or info@onlineprivacymatters.org. If you have further concerns after you have contacted us, you can contact PRIVO directly at privacy@privo.com.

The Privacy Policy addresses the following:

 

  What We Collect Directly From You:

 

When you register on the Site to download the POPS curriculum, you are helping the Foundation demonstrate that Online Privacy Matters and by creating an account, will receive a secure, privacy enhanced online log-in credential and access to an educator and parent permissioning platform powered by PRIVO iD to help you manage, in one location, consents for your students or children to participate on multiple websites and online services.

To help the Foundation understand how the POPS curriculum is being used and how to expand upon it, you will be asked to provide your first and last name, email address, gender (optional), school/program name and address and whether you are a parent/interested individual, educator, out of school professional and your title/role.
If you choose to register, your participation will be governed by the separate PRIVO Privacy Policy as updated and amended. The separate PRIVO Privacy Policy can be foundhere.

If you request additional information, POPS curriculum hard copies or seek support when using the Site, we collect your name and contact information to assist us in responding to you. You can also contact us directly at:

The Foundation for Technology and Privacy Outreach

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  Communications Preferences:

 

By signing up for POPS, you agree to receive periodic emails from the Foundation on any additions, changes, relevant news, and are also given the opportunity opt-in to receive general communications from the Foundation to receive tips and tools and analysis of important topics in online privacy. You will have the option to opt-out of these communications at any time.

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  What We Do With The Information You Provide:

We use the registration information that you provide to send necessary updates on the progress of the POPS curriculum and related information, tips and tools, as well as the Foundation’s eNewsletter, if you opt in to receive communications. The Foundation will draw on the information provided on the Site to report publicly on the progress of the POPS curriculum, as well as consumer perceptions and concerns in the area of online privacy. Whenever the Foundation uses information gathered on the Site for such public reporting, it will do so in an aggregate or anonymous manner. We will also use your contact information to respond to any inquiries or support requests you make of us through the Site.

The Foundation may still disclose your information in a manner that is not aggregated or anonymous if we believe it is legally necessary to do so, for example, in response to a court order or civil subpoena, or to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose the Foundation to legal liability. We may also disclose your information to our affiliates, selected business partners, agents and service providers in order to provide you with our products and services. In addition, the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy or other similar event, the Foundation customer information may be transferred to our successor or assigned but will remain governed by the Privacy Policy.

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  Passively Collected Data:

 

In order to manage, maintain, and improve the Site, we will sometimes passively collect non-personally identifiable information about visitors using the data transfer logs of the Site or “cookies”. The information we may collect through passive collection technologies, such as “cookies”, included IP address and browser type, as well as time spent on the Site or areas visited. Our logs do not normally contain any personally identifiable information and are used only to improve the design, functionality, and content of the Site and to enable us to personalize your experience with the Site.

The Foundation utilizes Google Analytics to assist in these efforts by providing general analytical data on use and functionality of the Site for internal purposes. Data that is collected, processed, and stored is secure and kept confidential and the Foundation has opted not to share this data. For more information, visit their Privacy Policy.

The Foundation DOES NOT TRACK YOU, that is, it does not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services. The Site does not employ technology that responds to browser signals that permit users to limit tracking.

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  Security:

 

The Foundation uses generally accepted security measures and safeguards in an attempt to keep the data it collects secure and requires that the third parties it works with agree to do the same. The measures and safeguards include limiting access to the data to those persons who need it to complete their work for the Foundation and using a protected fire-wall.

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  How to update or remove your information:

The Foundation keeps your information for only as long as necessary in providing the services. If you want to opt out of services, review your information or delete it please contact us at info@onlineprivacymatters.org.

Notice to California Residents:

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by certain members of the Foundation to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. With respect to these entities, this Privacy Policy applies only to their activities within the State of California. To make such a request, please send an email to info@onlineprivacymatters.org or write us:

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Notice to EU/EEA Member State Residents:

The Foundation may store and/or transfer your personal data to its affiliates and partners in and outside of EU/EEA member states and the United States in accordance with mandatory legislation and this Privacy Policy. By using the sites or services, you consent to such transfer.

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