Last modified: 18 August 2023
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website teachermade.com (our “Website” or “Service”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
It does not apply to information collected by:
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age and TeacherMade does not knowingly permit children to use our Website without prior, express consent from a parent or legal guardian, except through agreements with schools or districts or as otherwise permitted under applicable law. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 without verification of parental consent. If we learn that personal information of a child user has been collected on our Website without prior parental consent, then we will take appropriate steps to delete this information. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact your child’s school and contact us at email@example.com and request that we delete that child’s personal information from our systems.
Children cannot obtain a user account without first receiving a prompt from their school. TeacherMade obligates schools and teachers (or other authorized individuals) to first obtain any necessary parental consents before permitting children to register for a user account or use the Website.
If you are a Teacher or Administrator, you must obtain all necessary parental consent before allowing a student to create an account or use the Website.
We recognize the need to provide further privacy protections with respect to personal information we may collect from children on our Website. Some of the features on our Website are age-gated so that they are not available for use by children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children in connection with those features. When we intend to collect personal information from children, we take additional steps to protect children’s privacy, including:
California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see Your State Privacy Rights for more information.
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
We collect this information:
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted“) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions“). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Note that anything you post to a Community Communication may be visible to others.
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). Click here or see Your Privacy Options for information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on this website and how we respond to web browser signals and other mechanisms that enable consumers to exercise choice about behavioral tracking.
The information we collect automatically may include personal information, or we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. Please also note that TeacherMade content may be included on web pages and web sites that are not associated with us and over which we have no control. These third parties may independently collect data. TeacherMade is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
TeacherMade will never knowingly use any Student Data to advertise or market to students. We will not mine Student Data for any purposes other than those agreed to by the parties. Data mining or scanning of user content for the purpose of advertising or marketing to students or their parents is prohibited.
You understand and agree that, because communicating with you through email is essential to You accessing and maintaining your account, when you provide your email to TeacherMade, you automatically opt-in to receiving emails and information from TeacherMade, including, without limitation, information concerning your account, the TeacherMade Website, or products or services offered by TeacherMade. You further acknowledge and understand that you may opt-out of receiving emails from TeacherMade visiting Your Privacy Options, available at https://teachermade.com/your-privacy-options-imported. You can also always opt-out by sending us an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
Note, student data will only be visible to their teachers; students cannot share data with other students.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please adjust your user preferences in your account profile or your privacy options at https://teachermade.com/your-privacy-options-imported. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may also disclose your personal information:
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. You can always decline to share personal information with us, or even block all cookies. Please note, however, many of TeacherMade’s features may not be accessible, or may not function properly—for example, we may not be able to remember your language preferences for you.
We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by visiting Your Privacy Options, available at https://teachermade.com/your-privacy-options-imported. You can also always opt-out by sending us an email with your request to email@example.com
Promotional Offers from the Company. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by the Company to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out by visiting Your Privacy Options, available at https://teachermade.com/your-privacy-options-imported. or at any other time by sending us an email stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to the Company as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions.
Targeted Advertising. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences, you can opt-out by visiting Your Privacy Options, available at https://teachermade.com/your-privacy-options-imported. For this opt-out to function, you must have your browser set to accept all browser cookies.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI“) on the NAI’s website.
Residents of certain states, such as California, Nevada, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your State Privacy Rights for more information.
Email and Communication and Other Notifications. TeacherMade may send you information by email or may post notices on the TeacherMade homepage (www.TeacherMade.com) or via in-app notifications. You can opt-out of receiving further communications by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of an email. You may not opt-out of in-app notifications under any circumstances.
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Residents of certain states, such as California, Nevada, Colorado, Virginia, and Utah may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your State Privacy Rights for more information.
Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah each provide their state residents with rights to:
Colorado, Connecticut, and Virginia also provide their state residents with rights to:
To exercise any of these rights please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To appeal a decision regarding a consumer rights request please send an email to email@example.com.
TeacherMade takes data security very seriously. TeacherMade takes commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative security measures designed to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Such measures vary depending on the sensitivity of the information at issue. We have implemented the following measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure:
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
How will TeacherMade handle a data breach or security incident?
In the event that TeacherMade becomes aware of a data breach impacting your Personal Information, we will provide notification in compliance with all applicable laws. For example, we may post a notice on our homepage (www.TeacherMade.com) or elsewhere on the Service, and may send email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
TeacherMade has procedures in place that are designed to stop threats that may expose personally identifiable information, restore Services to full functionality, and document and take proactive steps to ensure the incident cannot be repeated. TeacherMade will also preserve necessary evidence for investigation by security professionals and law enforcement as appropriate. In the unlikely event of an unauthorized disclosure of records, TeacherMade will follow a notification process. The notification process includes any information that can identify which customers and students may have been impacted, the data that may have been accessed, TeacherMade’s process to inform affected customers, and steps to prevent the incident from happening again as appropriate.
In the unlikely event of an unauthorized disclosure of data, TeacherMade will implement a process for responding to incidents and notifying affected individuals via email or in-app notification and, if applicable, law enforcement personnel.
If you have any questions about security on our Services, you can email us by clicking here.
If you connect your Google account to your TeacherMade account for signing in, we collect the basic information provided by Google which includes your name and email address. We will only use this information for sign in.
If you, as a teacher, select Google as a form of student authentication, we collect the basic information provided by Google which includes the child’s name, email address, and Google account. This information is used only to allow a student to access assignments created by their teacher.
If you choose to connect your TeacherMade account to Google Classroom, we collect a list of your courses and the rosters within each course so that you can choose courses and students when assigning TeacherMade activities. We also require permission to publish coursework to students so that assignment links and scores are pushed to Google Classroom.
We do not use any information provided by Google through Login authentication or Google Classroom for any purposes other than those described above.
If you wish to close your account with one of our Services, please send your request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will remove your Personal Information and Profile, if applicable, from the active databases for the Service(s) you request. Please let us know which Service(s) you wish to close and, if applicable, send your request using an email account that you have registered with TeacherMade under your name. You typically will receive a response to a request sent to this account within ten business days of our receiving it. Requests to change your email preferences or unsubscribe from all emails cannot be made through this email address, but rather must be submitted through one of the channels set out in the previous section.
Upon termination of your Account, TeacherMade will take commercially reasonable steps to delete any Sensitive Information from its live databases in a reasonable amount of time not to exceed ninety (90) days. You understand and agree that TeacherMade may continue to have Sensitive Information in archive files or similar databases. You further agree that TeacherMade has no obligation to delete aggregated or de-identified information. TeacherMade may retain and use aggregated and de-identified information for any purpose that is consistent with laws and regulations.
Our Website is operated in the United States and designed exclusively for use in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States.
By using the Services, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.
The following information only applies to users in the European Economic Area (EEA), provided that we are the controller of their personal information as described below.
If you use our Website through your employer, school or another organization, that organization is the controller of your personal information and all questions or requests regarding your rights under European data protection legislation (including the rights described under Your rights below) or the processing of your personal information, should be directed to the organization. TeacherMade is the organization’s processor and uses your personal information only as instructed by the organization.
If you do not use our Website through an organization, TeacherMade is the controller of your personal information and can be reached using the contact details in the Contact Information section below.
References to “personal information” in this policy are equivalent to “personal data” governed by European data protection legislation.
We process your personal information on the following legal basis:
|Processing purpose (including sharing for such purposes as described above)
|To provide the Website
|Processing is necessary to provide the Website or to take steps that you request prior to requesting the Website.
|To communicate with you about the Website
To send you marketing communications
For research and development
To create aggregated or anonymous data for analytics For security, compliance, fraud prevention and safety
|These processing activities constitute our legitimate interests.
|To comply with law
|Processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
|With your consent
|Processing is based on your consent. Where we rely on your consent you have the right to withdraw it anytime in the manner indicated at the time consent is requested.
Please note that we rely on legitimate interests as the basis for processing your data in the limited circumstances set out below:
You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
You may send us these requests by emailing us at support@TeacherMade.com. We may request information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to reject part or all of your request. If we reject your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us at support@TeacherMade.com
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.