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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This policy states the privacy practices for the Classes4Classes.org web site (the “Site”). This Site is owned and operated by or on behalf of Classes4Classes, Inc.  (“C4C”), a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. We at C4C take your privacy seriously. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the information that is collected about you on the Sites, how C4C may use and disclose the information that is collected, how information can be corrected or changed, and your obligations regarding information about others you may encounter in using the Site. Please note that this Privacy Policy only governs information gathered from you online through these Sites.

Collecting Information

Our web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name and IP address of visitors to our Site. In addition, we collect information volunteered by the visitors who participate in activities on the Site, such as making a donation, funding a project creating or participating on a project page, registering to create an account, requesting email newsletters and/or contacting us through one or more of our contact email addresses.

If a visitor has enabled cookies in their browser, we also will send a cookie file that will only store a unique, random session ID that is maintained throughout the session to track the pages visited, allowing us to provide visitors to our Site with certain conveniences, such as delivering unique content. We also use cookies to track the path of users through our Sites, and to keep track of where they came from (for example, if they arrive via a search engine). We also collect aggregate tracking information derived mainly from tallying page views throughout our Sites.

Registration and Accounts:

C4C also collects the following personal information when you create an account on the Site or sign up for C4C’s newsletter, some of which may not be required:

(a) For newsletter sign-ups:

e-mail addresses; first name and last name.

(b) For regular donor profile registrations:

first name; last name; email address; amount donated; billing address, city, state, zip, country; credit card info, type, number, CVS, expiration.  None of this information is saved but is instead transmitted to our third party payment processor and deleted.

(c) For recurring donor profile registrations:

all of the information for regular donor profile registrations plus the amount to be donated per month and the date to be withdrawn.  None of this information is saved  by C4C but is instead transmitted to our third party payment processor and will be saved by our third party payment processor.

Protecting Your Information

C4C exerts reasonable efforts to protect personal information received from users of our Sites from unauthorized use or disclosure. We do not allow unauthorized access via the Internet to the portion of our server that contains personally identifiable user information. All credit card information provided as requested on the Sites for donations is encrypted using the SSL protocol and we do not retain any end-user credit card information after the processing of the transaction is complete (although our third party payment processor may retain this information as noted above).

Privacy Protection Policy

It is C4C’s policy to protect any Personal Information (as defined below) that we may now or in the future store on a temporary or permanent basis by doing the following:

(a) Safeguarding any data, computer files and documents containing your personal information from any misuse by third parties;

(b) Destroying, erasing or making unreadable any data, computer files and documents containing your personal information prior to their disposal;

(c) Protecting the confidentiality of your personal information;

(d) Prohibiting the unlawful disclosure of your personal information;

(e) Limiting and/or restricting the access to your personal information to other third parties except in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy; and

(f) Limiting the access of your personal information only to our employees who need access to your personal information in order to allow us to accept donations and for other valid purposes set forth herein and limiting the access of these employees to extent that it is needed.

In the event that there is ever a breach of security regarding your personal information, we intend to comply with applicable state and federal law requirements regarding the notification and disclosure to you and to the appropriate authorities of the circumstances surrounding the breach.

“Personal Information” as used in this Privacy Policy is defined as any information that you may provide to us that can be used to identify you individually, including but not limited to your name, email address, home address, telephone or fax numbers, driver’s license number, state identification card number, bank account number, credit card or debit card number, passport number, alien registration number, as well as any account number that we assign to you.

How We Use Your Information

C4C uses information for the following general purposes: to evaluate project submissions, to fund student projects, to accept donations, to provide information regarding approved projects to the Sites’ visitors and potential donors, to customize the content and/or layout of the Sites for each individual user, to improve the content of our Site, our services or programs, and to contact you.

Contacting You

By creating an account on the Site or signing up for C4C’s newsletter, you agree to receive emails based on transactional activity, which may include confirmation emails, receipts, acknowledgment messages, updates on projects you’ve funded, or updates on projects. Donating, creating or receiving a project, or signing up for our newsletter will also sign you up for our newsletters, all of which you can unsubscribe from at any time by contacting C4C by email at:  info@classes4classes.org (and putting “Unsubscribe” in the reference line) or by logging into your Site account and adjusting your “Email Preferences” settings or by using the link found on the email message to unsubscribe.

Email addresses provided by users of the Sites will only be used to send email from or related to C4C and its programs. C4C strictly enforces e-mail privacy, and e-mail addresses are not sold, leased or bartered to or with any third parties.

Postal addresses collected on-line may be used for various mailings from C4C. Postal addresses are not sold, leased or bartered to or with any third parties.

Donations:

By voluntarily providing us with your name, credit card information, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, billing address, and any other personally identifiable information, you consent to our use of such information for the purpose(s) for which it was collected, such as processing your donations.

Aggregate Data

C4C may collect information about the use of the Sites, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. C4C may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing or similar promotional purposes. This may include disclosure of this information to a third party market analysis firm.

Disclosing Information

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others without your express, written consent. We may disclose your personal information only to process your credit card donations, or in the following circumstances:

C4C may provide your personal information if necessary, in C4C’s good faith judgment, to its affiliates, attorneys, representatives or any of its employees who reasonably need access to such information, as determined by C4C in its reasonable discretion, or to any third party in order to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or order or to protect the rights of C4C or others.

If C4C goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, we also reserve the right to transfer your personal information to the other party involved in the transaction, which will likely be among the assets transferred.

C4C may employ contractors or other third parties. These contractors or other third parties may have access to your personal information if necessary to perform services for us; however, they may only use such personal information for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.

Third party payment processors

We use a third party payment processor (which is currently Pay Pal) to facilitate your debit and credit card transactions and process donations.  In such cases, we will share your personal information, including but not limited to your debit or credit card information, with the third party payment companies solely for the purpose of completing the transaction or processing your donation.  After the confirmation of your donation, you and the personal information you have been provided will be transferred to the Pay Pal website to complete the processing of your donation whether or not you realize it.  We strive to ensure that any third party payment processor we do business with has its own privacy policy in place and will comply with its policy. We will refuse to do business with any third party payment processors that do not have their privacy policies in policies or who we discover have materially failed to comply with their privacy policies. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information once it is transferred by us to these third party payment processors.  You should review the privacy policies for any of these third-party payment processors in connection with any donations.  You may contact us for further information regarding these third party payment processors or their privacy policies at:  info@classes4classes.org.

Matching Contributions:

We may disclose your contact information (name, postal address, email address and telephone number) and donation information (donation amount and supported projects) to your employer if you have notified us that your employer will match your donation for the purposes of enabling your employer to make a matching donation. C4C is not responsible for the privacy practices of your employer. For more information regarding the handling of your information by your employer, please refer to your employer’s privacy policies.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”):

Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age.  Accordingly, children may not use or access this site for any purpose and we do not collect or receive any personal information from them.  We do not knowingly accept donations or collect any personal information from children between the ages of 13 and 18 years, even though they are allowed to use or authorize the Site.  Use of the Sites by children between the ages of 13 and 18 (which is permitted under the Terms of Use with parental consent and supervision) does not require disclosure of any personal information about the child.  If we determine that any website user is between the ages of 13 years old, we shall take all measures we deem necessary and appropriate in our reasonable discretion, including but not limited to terminating the user’s access to the Site and/or any account the user may have on the Site, deleting any personal information we may have collected about the user and returning any donations we may have received.  If we determine that any website user is between the ages of 13 and 18 years, we shall take all measures we deem necessary and appropriate in our reasonable discretion, including but not limited to terminating or suspending the user’s access to the Site and/or any account the user may have on the Site, deleting any personal information we may have collected and returning any donations we may have received (unless we can obtain the verified parental consent of the user’s parent or guardian that the disclosure of personal information and/or the donation has been expressly authorized by them;  is willing to guaranty payment of any donation; and has agreed to the provisions of this Privacy Policy as well as the Terms of Use Agreement, individually and on behalf of the child under 18 years old).  Measures to obtain verified parental consent may include, but are not limited to contacting any parents or guardians of any child under 18 years old by telephone, email or other form of communication and requesting any information required by us for the verification purposes set forth in this Section.  We respect the rights of privacy for parents and children and are committed to complying with the provisions of COPPA in all instances.

Teachers of Sponsoring Classes (SC) and Receiving Classes (RC):

The following additional terms apply to those users who sign up to sponsor/receive a project and are approved by C4C:

  1. C4C will only disclose a teacher’s first name, email address, personal phone number, or personal address in select instances outlined below. C4C, however, will liberally disclose a teacher’s title (Mr., Ms., etc.), last name, school address, project information, and feedback compiled for funded projects. Recipients of such information include school officials, teacher colleagues, Site visitors, donors, third party contractors, and other teachers.
  2. C4C will provide visitors to the Sites and potential donors with information regarding projects available for funding. For project shipping and fulfillment purposes we will provide teacher name and school address information to our electronic procurement partner. C4C is not responsible for the privacy practices of these companies.
  3. C4C may provide information about a teacher (including but not restricted to name, postal address, and project information), project and materials supplied to a teacher in connection with a project to principals, teacher colleagues at your school, superintendents, or other employees of local, state, or federal school systems.
  4. C4C may provide donors and Site visitors with information about a teacher, namely the teacher’s title, first and last name, and projects submitted by him/her.
  5. C4C will not knowingly disclose any information about a teacher’s students except for their first names.

Your rights to your personal information

You have the right to request access to the personal information that we record about you. Your right includes the right to view such information and copy it in person, or request that a copy of it be sent to you by mail (for which we may charge you a reasonable fee to cover our costs). Your right also includes the right to request corrections, amendments or deletions of any personal information that is in our possession. The procedures that you must follow to request access to or an amendment to your personal information are as follows:

Email request to: info@classes4classes.org.

The request should include your name, address, social security number, telephone number, and the recorded information to which you would like access or the specific information in dispute and the identity of the document or record that contains the disputed information. The request should state whether you would like access in person or a copy of the information sent to you by mail. Upon receipt of your request, we will contact you within thirty (30) business days to arrange providing you access in person or the copies that you have requested or to notify you either that we have made the correction, amendment or deletion or that we refuse to do so and the reasons for the refusal, which you will have an opportunity to challenge.

Contacting C4C

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or practices, you may contact us at: info@classes4classes.org.

Changes to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be changed or updated by us from time to time by posting such changes on the Site. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “last updated” date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how C4C is protecting your information.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 8/29/2013.