Last revised: April 18, 2017.
Welcome! We are excited that you are taking advantage of one of the educational technology tools offered by Knovation, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the “Product(s)”). We believe very strongly that trust is one of the most important things we can earn from our highly valued users. We commit to developing and preserving this trust by cautiously protecting individual user’s information.
Please read this policy on privacy and security in its entirety to understand how we will collect, use, and disseminate information on our users. This policy addresses the following areas:
- Special notice to parents.
- What information this site gathers about you.
- How Knovation uses this information.
- With whom do we share the information we gather?
- The security procedures in place to protect your information.
- Special conditions related to registration for free trials.
- Special conditions related to registration for individual purchases.
If you have questions about this policy, we invite you to email us at email@example.com or call Customer Service at 855.566.8283.
Special notice to parents.
Children of any age are welcome to create an account in the Product(s) if their school is an active subscriber. We are especially sensitive to privacy concerns because of the young age of many of our users. Therefore, any personally identifiable information we ask for and receive from any of our student users is maintained by us in a secure environment and not shared with any third parties, other than authorized personnel at a child’s subscribing school or similar institution. As a result, parents can be assured that Knovation, Inc. and our Products are in full compliance with federal regulations regarding online privacy, most notably the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA. Parents who are interested in more information about their child’s account may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Customer Service at 855.566.8283.
What information our products gather about you.
User Account Information
When you create an account you may optionally enter your first and last name, create your own unique username and password to access the Product(s) in future visits. When creating your account you also provide a password hint. Aside from this, we do not collect any personally identifiable information on our student users. For teacher and administrator level users, we also collect first and last name and username as well as a valid email address.
When creating your username, we recommend not using your name or any portion of it. We also recommend that you carefully protect your password. If unauthorized individuals gain access to your password, they may get access to information you have saved, and they could potentially misuse it or change it without your knowledge. Knovation, Inc. is not responsible for any change or loss of information that occurs under these circumstances. If at any time you think your password has become known to others, we suggest you change it immediately by logging into the Product(s), clicking on your username at the top of the page, and creating a new password.
The Product database tracks information about activity on our site, such as pages viewed and searches made. This activity is collected at both an individual user and aggregate level.
How Knovation uses this information.
Knovation, Inc. uses individual and aggregate usage information to enhance our site and services to best meet the needs of our user community. We will analyze this information and consider it when we are designing new or improved features for the Product(s).
In simple terms, a cookie is a small piece of information that websites use to remember information about users. There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Knovation, Inc.uses session cookies during your Product session to track its duration and to allow the site to function more effectively. Because of the session cookies, we can automatically close your session if no activity has taken place within a certain period of time. This is a security mechanism for you if your personal computer is in a location that is accessible to other people, such as a school classroom or computer lab.
Knovation, Inc. may use persistent cookies in certain instances, depending on the access method used by institutional subscribers. In these instances, the cookies assist our subscribers and us with more accurately tracking usage data by school building. These cookies do not gather information about our individual users, nor can we access, collect, or change any information on those computers through the use of our cookies.
From time to time, Knovation may email teacher and administrator level users in order to address specific technical or other product related issues, provide relevant information on product features, or to solicit feedback related to product functionality or other information.
With whom do we share the information we gather?
We do not provide any individual usage information to any unaffiliated outside parties. From time to time we may share our aggregated usage or other information with our user community, our subscriber schools, our contracted business partners, and unaffiliated outside parties. This information is valuable for planning and assessing services that are of benefit to our users.
Subscriber Schools’ Access to Information
The Product(s)’ features are only available to users at subscribing schools or similar institutions. Authorized personnel at these institutions may have access to individual usernames and their Product usage. Access to this information is necessary for the sake of understanding how and the extent to which the Product(s) has been used within the institution.
Transfer and Disclosure of Information
The security procedures in place to protect your information.
Knovation, Inc. uses state-of-the-art security technology to protect against access, loss, misuse, or alteration of user information. We have deployed the latest in server, database, backup, and firewall technologies to protect all Product information. All data resides in a tightly controlled and secure data center. This means that information about our users and their use of the Product(s) is not accessible to unauthorized parties.
Special conditions related to registration for free trials.
The Free Trial is a temporary service provided to educators for the purpose of evaluating the Product(s) for a possible purchase. In exchange for this service, we may ask you to provide information that identifies who you are, the institution you are employed by, and how to contact you. Registrants for this service agree that they are providing their personally identifiable information so that Knovation, Inc. can contact them about a possible purchase; and that a cookie will be placed on their computer to assist with identifying them.
Special conditions related to registration for individual Knovation product subscriptions.