This policy (the "Privacy Policy") addresses collection, use and access to information that may be obtained through the use of this website.

We extend the following information to assure you, our guest, that we are concerned about and respect your privacy. Please know that America Achieves will never sell, lease or rent your confidential information or share it with any other organization. However, if it is necessary, we will share information for legal reasons. We will always endeavor to take steps to assure that any information you provide to us will remain secure. We want you to feel safe in your online experience while visiting our site. Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We therefore request that you take a moment to review the following valuable information. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and request that you review this policy for updates.

How We Collect and Use Your Information

We collect personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information from you in a number of ways. "Personally identifiable information" is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, telephone number, postal address and e-mail address (or other information that is associated by us with such above information). "Non-personally identifiable information" is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data.

We use this information to understand better how our visitors use our website, research our visitors' demographics, interests, and behaviour, provide visitors with customized services and information, improve our promotional and outreach efforts, and for other similar purposes.

The following information is collected automatically when you use this website:

  • The Internet domain and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our web site
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit.

If You Send Us Personal Information

We do not give any personal information to any private organizations. We do not collect information for commercial marketing.

Personal Information and Choice

You may choose whether to provide personal information on-line.

America Achieves does not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it. Your choice to provide an alias or other placeholder information will not impair your ability to use this web site and read or download any information provided on the site. Your provision of such information is your consent to our use of such information to better serve you, our visitor, and others coming to our site. By using this site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

This website uses cookies to customize and enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by Internet web sites to help identify users and enhance customer service. Cookies created by using this website will contain personally identifying information such as user contact information consisting of name, address, phone number or e-mail address. The cookie feature is used only to store a randomly generated identifying tag on your computer and does not compromise your privacy or security.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although that will prevent you from accessing the most useful features on our website as this requires you to be logged on and authenticated in the first instance.

We do not use "persistent cookies," and only use "session cookies" to help us "remember" you until the session times out, or the closing of your browser. Session cookies are automatically deleted from your hard drive after the end of a session. We will not allow third parties to place any cookies, web beacons or other similar devices on our website. We do not control such devices that may be placed on our website by third parties.

As previously stated, America Achieves does not sell, lease or rent your confidential information. However, we may need to disclose personal information as required by the law, regulation, court order, subpoena, search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request. We may also in good faith do so to help enforce our site rules, protect your safety or security and/or to protect the safety and security of our site.

If you are dissatisfied with any of the materials or other contents of the site or with these Terms of Use, you are certainly welcome to discontinue use of the site. If you have created a user account with us, you may access and update your information, and indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving communications from us, via your profile page.

You can email us at educatornetworks@americaachieves.org or write to us at America Achieves, 100 W 33rd St, Suite 917, Mailbox 900, New York, NY 10001, regarding any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, to notify us of any errors or changes, or to indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving communications from us (such as e-mail newsletters and updates). Please be advised that such opt-outs will not apply to our use of your personally identifiable information for other purposes, such as responding to your requests for information or services and communicating with you about your user account.

Disclaimer

This web site contains links to other Internet computer sites which are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by America Achieves. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you. When you link to one of these sites, you are no longer on the America Achieves web site and this privacy notice will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site.

America Achieves, its agencies, officers, or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external sites. The visitor proceeds to these external sites at their own risk. America Achieves specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party site which is linked to the America Achieves web site, or from reliance upon any such information.

IN NO EVENT SHALL AMERICA ACHIEVES BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR LOST PROFITS) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

AMERICA ACHIEVES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

User Contributions

The web site may contain blog, quotes, references, resources, and other interactive features (collectively, "Interactive Services") that allow you to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users (hereinafter, "post") content or materials (collectively, "User Contributions") on or through the web site.

Any User Contribution you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.

You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant America Achieves and its affiliates the license granted above.

You represent and warrant that all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless America Achieves and its affiliates and licensors for any breach of that representation and warranty.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not America Achieves, have fully responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.

Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to the web site, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by America Achieves, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of America Achieves. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the web site.

Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. 

Policy Towards Children

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Our website is not designed for or directed to children under the age of 13. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has somehow provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If you believe that your child has provided us with such information without your consent, please email us at educatornetworks@americaachieves.org or write to us at America Achieves, 100 W 33rd St, Suite 917, Mailbox 900, New York, NY 10001.

International Use

We make no claims that materials on this site are appropriate or may be downloaded for use in locations outside the United States. Access to this site from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.

Governing Law/Forum

This Privacy Policy is governed by New York law. If we have a dispute regarding this policy or your use of this website, you agree that it shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in New York City.