SECTION 1 – WHEN DO WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION?
When you purchase something from our Family Of Websites (“any website we own which includes ‘theeducatorcollaborative.com’ within the url”), as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address in order to process your payment and provide you with services.
When you browse our Family Of Websites, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system so the site functions displays properly and to ensure website security.
Email newsletter and marketing:
Our marketing email lists are double opt-in, meaning you must first enter information on a form on our website and click “submit,” then you must also receive a confirmation email and click the second link provided in that email in order to fully opt-in and begin receiving communications. If you wish to not opt-in you may ignore the email sent to you. You also may opt-out at anytime via a link provided in our email newsletter or by contacting us at Contact@TheEducatorCollaborative.com.
Our functional email lists, which provide information required to attend events such as the Study Series, are not double opt-in because they are required for your subscription to work and we do not want you to lose that information by accident. You are automatically subscribed to those lists if you purchase a related product. You will not receive an opt-in email as you are automatically added based on your purchase. You may opt-out at anytime via a link provided within the functional emails, however we strongly suggest you do not, as you will no longer receive information for attending those events. Please contact us if you have questions or if you unsubscribed and wish to be resubscribed.
We never sell or share our marketing or function email lists with third party companies or organizations.
SECTION 2 – CONSENT FOR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at Contact@TheEducatorCollaborative.com or mailing us at: The Educator Collaborative, LLC,P. O. Box 5807, Astoria, New York, 11105. Some methods of collection (see section 1) are necessary to the proper functioning and security of areas of our website, including our payment gateway, and therefore the best way to ensure no further information is collected may be to stop visiting our Family Of Websites or using its services.
You may also have the option to opt out of some of those third parties’ interest-based advertising through the Do Not Track functionality in your web browser or through such other methods, for example Twitter may specify some from time to time here.
SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
SECTION 4 – PAYMENT GATEWAY
Our payment gateway is hosted by Stripe, Inc. If you choose the direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Stripe stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Stripe’s Privacy Statement here.
SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
Third party advertising platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, may collect user data through our website for purposes of conversion tracking and serving ads targeted to users’ interests.
Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and advertising platforms and other transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular our Family of Websites from time to time may include third-party service providers such as Stripe, Google, Twitter, and Facebook.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation.
When you click on links on our Family Of Websites, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
SECTION 6 – SECURITY
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Our Family Of Websites are HTTPS/SSL Certified and have active and certifiable certificates. Our payment gateway is hosted by Stripe, Inc., (please see Section 4 on security related to our payment gateway). Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
SECTION 7 – COOKIES
On occasion, browser cookies may be activated by our Family Of Websites to support website security, to assist you in using our payment gateway to make a purchase, or to gather information about our marketing activity to help us tailor information to engage only the audience that will find our work helpful, or to provide opt-in or opt-out functions for our mailing list.
If you wish to opt out of having cookies set on your browser, the only way to ensure that this happens is to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. For more information, refer to your browser’s technical information. You may also consider visiting http://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml, which provides helpful information about cookies. Note that disabling cookies on your browser may prevent some areas of our website or third parties, such as our payment gateway Stripe, from tracking your activities in relation to our Website, Services, and security. It may also disable many of the features available through our Websites and Services. The only way to ensure cookies are not activated by our Family Of Websites is to not visit them.
SECTION 8 – AGE OF CONSENT
By using our Family Of Websites, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use our Family Of Websites.
If our company is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at Contact@TheEducatorCollaborative.com or by mail at The Educator Collaborative, LLC, ATTN: Privacy Compliance Officer, P. O. Box 5807, Astoria, New York, 11105.