Privacy Policy

CCI PRIVACY POLICY

Last Revised: June 1, 2021

Children’s Choice Initiative, Inc. (“CCI”) respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or may be provided about you when you use our services and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. As you are using our services, we want to be clear about how we are using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

1.     Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect information from you when you register on and use our membership portal. When registering for our membership portal, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address (personal, student, or employer e-mail address), mailing address, phone number, employer (or school and school district), and/or job title. If applicable, after entering into a license agreement or Purchase Agreement with CCI, your school or school district may provide the following information to CCI about you so that you may access CCI’s Licensed Content: name, grade level, teacher, and class, school, and district. When making donations to our site, or purchasing items through our online store, you may be asked to also provide payment information (which also includes credit or debit card and billing contact information). You may, however, for some purposes use these payment services as a guest.

When you visit our website, we also automatically collect usage details regarding your visit to our website such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and other information collected through cookies (see “Use of Cookies” below).

2.     How We Use Your Information

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: to personalize your experience on our website; to improve our website; to provide you with information you request; to improve customer service; to send you periodic emails (although you can opt out at any time); to allow you to access the Licensed Content, to enable you to use and review/submit documents through the website, and to complete your order of any CCI materials ordered through our online store. The email address you provide may also be used to confirm your order of CCI materials and to send you information and updates about CCI. 

3.     How We Protect Your Information

We implement a variety of security measures and provide training to responsible individuals to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information, and to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted via the Internet to our website. CCI servers are physically located within the continental United States.

4.     Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information regarding your visit to the website such as: your IP address; the domain from which you accessed the website; the date, time and duration of your visit; and the pages you visited.

We use this information to understand and 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 not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

The information we collect automatically is statistical and does not include personal information. We do not perform any behavioral tracking. For more information, please review our Cookie Policy.

5.     Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information except that we may disclose your personal information under the following limited circumstances:

  • To trusted third parties, described below, who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or providing services to you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and use such information only for the purpose of providing the contracted-for services;
  • To comply with any law, court order or legal process, including responding to any government or, regulatory request;
  • To enforce our website policies, or protect our or other’s rights, property, or safety; and
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of CCI’s assets.

6.     Categories of Third Parties Who May Receive Your Information

  • Professional Development/Workshop Online Scheduling Software Services
  • Accounting and Administrative Software
  • Printer and Shipping Companies

7.     When this Privacy Policy Applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by CCI via our website, including any other Licensed Content, resources or tools available on the website, but excludes services (including those that may be provided by third parties) that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy. This policy applies to information we collect on this website, in email, text and other electronic messages between you and this website.

This policy does not apply to information collected by CCI offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party or information collected by any third party.

8.     Your Choices Regarding Data Collection and Use

CCI uses personal information as needed for the purpose for which it was collected or where you have consented to the use of your personal information. You can always decline to provide your personal information to CCI. Registration is not required to access our website, however if you decline to create or use a school or user account, CCI will not be able to provide certain features and functionalities found on our website and Membership Portal. You may later enable or access those features by providing CCI with the necessary personal information.

You may unsubscribe from receiving promotional email communications from CCI at any time by sending us an email requesting to be removed from our email list.

9.       Unauthorized Access or Disclosure

In the event of an unauthorized disclosure of a user’s personal information, CCI shall report such disclosure to the affected user(s) within twenty-four (24) hours of learning the security, confidentiality, or integrity of such records was, or is reasonably believed to have been, compromised. If applicable, CCI and the school or school district shall work together to provide notice to the affected individuals.

10.     Accessing and Correcting Your Information

At any time, you may review your personal information maintained by us, require us to correct or delete such information and/or refuse to permit us from further collecting or using the information. Please email us or submit a request in the Contact Us section on our website. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make any corrections.

11.     International Users

If you are accessing this Website from outside of the United States, your personal information may be transferred to, and be maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and chose to provide your personal information to CCI, you are aware and hereby agree that CCI may transfer your personal information to the United States and process it there in order to perform under our contract (e.g., the applicable Terms of Use and license or Purchase Agreement) and for any other purpose for which you provide explicit, informed consent.

12.     Contacting Us

If there are any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or if you would like to correct, update, delete, or request use or disclosure be limited to any personal information, you may contact us through our Contact Us page.

13.     Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date that follows. Your continued use of the website following the effective date of such update constitutes your acceptance of the revised privacy policy. 

This policy was last modified on June 1, 2021.

CCI COOKIE POLICY

Effective: June 1, 2021

CCI’s Cookie Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we partner with may use cookies on our website, and your choices regarding cookies. Please read this Cookie Policy in conjunction with our Privacy Policy, which sets out additional details on how we use personally identifiable information and your various rights.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information regarding your visit to the website such as: your IP address; the domain from which you accessed the website; the date, time and duration of your visit; and the pages you visited.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

HOW CCI USES COOKIES

We use this information to understand and 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 not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

The information we collect automatically is statistical and does not include personal information. We do not perform any behavioral tracking.

We use both session and persistent cookies on our website and we use different types of cookies to run our website:

  • Essential cookies. Necessary for the operation of our website. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of user accounts, or offer core website features.
  • Analytical cookies. Allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around our website when using it. This helps us improve the way our website works.
  • Performance cookies. Allow us to use caching of regularly accessed data that provides better website performance to all our users.
  • Informational cookies. Allow us to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES REGARDING COOKIES?

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use some or all of the features we offer. You may not be able to log in, store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

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