INTERWRITE PRIVACY POLICY


I. DISCLAIMER & PRIVACY POLICY


The information we collect through our website helps us provide you with information specific to your needs and interests. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) covers the Interwrite Learning website, including the learning community and teacher portal. Please read below to review our Privacy Policy and the types of information we gather through our website. In this privacy policy, “we”, “us”, “our” and other similar references mean Interwrite and “you” and “your” and other similar references mean a specific user of the Interwrite website. By visiting the Interwrite site, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.


II. HOW DOES INTERWRITE GATHER AND USE INFORMATION?


A. COOKIES

Cookies are pieces of data assigned by a web server that uniquely identify the browser on your PC. Interwrite attempts to install cookies when a user arrives at our website. Cookies enable our systems to gather information about your navigational patterns through the site. Viewers have the option to accept or disable cookies at any time through their browsers. Visit the “help” portion of your toolbar for more information. If you block or refuse to accept cookies, or delete cookies between visits to any of our websites, you may not be able to access or use certain features or functions of our website.


B. SERVER STATISTICS

We collect general statistics to track user trends on our website. These statistics include hits to our server, the types of browsers used to access our website, page views, and navigational patterns. The information that is collected in this manner does NOT provide us with any personally identifiable information about our users. It helps us track “where” our users are coming from. This allows us to pinpoint high traffic areas and determine the most effective ways to communicate with our users. In order to prevent the introduction of viruses and hackers into the Interwrite site we may collect information, such as IP addresses, into a log file to be used to identify potential hackers of the Interwrite site.


C. PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE US

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” is any information that identifies you, would enable someone to contact you, or that describes your relationship with Interwrite. We collect and store Personal Information when you register to use our website, ask a question, complete a form, conduct a transaction, or send us an email. While you are not required to submit any information to our website, if you do not provide the requested information, you may not be able to access or use some of the features and functions of our website and we may not be able to provide you with certain services.


III. WHAT SECURITY PROCEDURES DOES INTERWRITE USE TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?


We use physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to assist us in preventing unauthorized access, maintaining data accuracy, and correctly using your Personal Information. Except as specified in this Privacy Policy, we use commercially reasonable efforts to limit access to your Personal Information to the employees, agents, and officers of Interwrite who need the information for their jobs.


IV. WILL INTERWRITE DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?


Interwrite will not sell, trade or rent your Personal Information to others, except to share such Personal Information with affiliates and third parties solely for the purpose of marketing the Interwrite service. We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third party vendors, but these statistics do not include Personal Information. We may disclose Personal Information we collect from you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary (a) to obey the law or comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates; (b) to protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of other users of our website; or (c) to act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of users of our websites or the public.


V. EXTERNAL LINKS


Other companies or organizations may have links to their websites on our websites. We are not responsible for how these other companies or organizations collect, use, disclose, or secure the information that you provide them. If you choose to access a third party website linked to one of our websites, you do so at your own risk and subject to any terms of service or privacy policy (if any) associated with such third party websites.


VI. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN


Interwrite does not direct any of our content specifically to children. From our website we do not knowingly collect or use Personal Information from children under thirteen (13) without obtaining verifiable consent from their parents or a guardian. If we learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will promptly delete any Personal Information we have collected about that user. If you are under the age of 13, please do not send us any information about yourself.


VII. CONSENT TO PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES


By providing any personally identifiable information to Interwrite, all users, including, without limitation, users in Canada and the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America.


VIII. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS


As provided by California Civil Code Section 1798.83, a California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California customer”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.


However, under the law, a business is not required to provide the above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its privacy policy) a policy of not disclosing customer’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure, as long as the business maintains and discloses this policy. Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right.


As stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure -- typically by opting in to receive information from a third party that is participating in some activity describes on one of our sites. If you do ask us to share your information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share information in connection with that specific activity, as we do not share information with any third party on a continual basis. To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personally identifiable information on one of our sites. Please note that whenever you opt in to receive future communications from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party's privacy policy. If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use information. You should always review the privacy policy of any party that collects your information to determine how that entity will handle your information.


California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing californiaprivacy@interwritelearning.com. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.


IX. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES


Interwrite may at our sole discretion edit this Privacy Policy. If any material changes are made, we will notify you by displaying a prominent announcement above the text of this Privacy Policy for thirty (30) days. All changes to the Privacy Policy will be effective when posted, and your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.


X. IN SUMMARY


Interwrite is committed to protecting your privacy. The information collected from our website helps us better understand our market and consumer interests. This allows us to serve our customers and business associates with the level of satisfaction they deserve.


If you have questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices please send an email message to jbenson@interwritelearning.com.