II. What Information Does Tynker Collect?
A. Information You Provide to Us:
If you have provided us with a means of contacting you, we may use such means to communicate with you. For example, we may send you promotional offers on behalf of Tynker or other businesses (without sharing your Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information), or communicate with you about your use of the Services, via the email address you provided to us. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not collect email address from any child under 13, and will not send any offers to email addresses that we know are associated with any child under 13. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open a message from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please do not opt in to such communications or indicate your preference by sending us an email to this effect with your login information to firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Information Collected Automatically:
Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, “cookie” information, and the page you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your computer or mobile device that allow us to recognize your browser or mobile device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or mobile device to prevent or limit your computer or device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features. Our analytics vendors and advertising partners may also transmit cookies to your computer or device, when you click on pages or ads that appear on the Services. We have tagged our websites as directed to children with third party analytics vendors and advertising partners, including Google. For more information on how Google treats websites tagged as child-directed, please refer to https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3248194?hl=en. For children or student users of our Services or the sections of our Services for such users, these ads will not contain any behaviorally-targeted advertising or track users for such purposes. Also, if you click on a link to a third party website, such third party may also transmit cookies to you.
When we collect usage information (such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Website), we only use this data in aggregated form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. For example, this aggregated and de-identified data tells us how often users use parts of the Services, so that we can make the Services appealing to as many users as possible. We may also provide this aggregated and de-identified information to our partners; our partners may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal experience. We do not disclose aggregated information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the use of data from Education Records to generate De-identified Metadata (as defined in the School Terms) is further governed by the School Terms.
III. Will Tynker Share Any of the Personal Information OR CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION it Receives?
We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone. We do not share any Personal Information and Children’s Personal Information with any third parties for marketing purposes. We will not (and will not allow third parties to) use PII from Education Records to engage in targeted advertising.
We share your Personal Information and Children’s Personal Information with third parties as described in Section II and in this Section:
A. Affiliated Businesses and Third Party Websites We Do Not Control: In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with may sell items or provide services to you through the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. If you are a student/child user, we will not share your Children’s Personal Information in connection with any commercial third party transaction or service. One such service may include the ability for you to automatically transmit Third Party Account Information to your Services profile or to automatically transmit information in your Services profile to your third party account. For adult users, we have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’ or websites’ policies.
B. Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. We also take steps to ensure that they agree to protect the Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information shared with them. For the avoidance of doubt, our use of any third party agents who have access to any PII from Educational Records is further governed by the School Terms.
C. User Profiles and Submissions: Certain user profile information, including without limitation a user name, location, and any video or image content that such user has uploaded to the Services, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services or address your request for Tynker’s services. Your account privacy settings allow you to limit what other users who see in your profile visible to others. The Services will not allow you to display Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information in your user profile visible to others. Please do not include any Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information in your user profile. Any content you upload to your public user profile, along with any Personal Information or (if applicable) Children’s Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by others. Your user name may also be displayed to other users if and when you send messages or comments or upload images or videos through the Services and other users can contact you through messages and comments. We do not control the policies and practices of any third party site or service that are available to adult users. Some of the features above may not be made available to children/student users, or if they are, only with additional moderation or the requirement that Teachers obtain the necessary verifiable consent from Parents in advance of activating such features.
D. Business Transfers: We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that would be transferred. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information and Children’s Personal Information would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party, if permitted by applicable law.
E. Protection of Tynker and Others: We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Tynker, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
F. With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, your Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information may only be shared with third parties in personally identifiable form with your prior consent, and we will notify you and you will be able to prevent the sharing of this information. In the case of Children’s Personal Information, we will first obtain the prior verifiable consent of a Parent, or require the Teacher to do so.
IV. Is Personal Information About me OR CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION Secure?
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. If you access your account via a third party site or service, you may have additional or different sign-on protections via that third party site or service. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information and Children’s Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
We use industry-standard security techniques to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information and Children’s Personal Information we hold in our records. While we may provide encryption technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect confidential information and provide suitable security, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
V. What personal information and children’s personal information can I access?
Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:
name and password
user profile information
content in your account
The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you would like to request that Children’s Personal Information regarding your child be updated or deleted (or, if you are a teacher, a child that is in your class) by the Services, or if you wish to request that we discontinue the further collection or use of Children’s Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A minor student’s participation in our Services, and the ability of a minor student to access the Services, will not be conditioned on that student providing more Children’s Personal Information than is reasonably necessary for that participation or access. We will respond to a request made pursuant to this section within 30 days of our receipt of such request.
To request removal of your Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information from our public forums, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
VI. What Choices Do I Have?
You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of our special features.
You may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained in Section V above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your account by sending an email with instructions. Please note that some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information and Children’s Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
VIII. Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to resolve your concerns.
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Last Updated: January 3, 2020