The Policy will notify you of the following:
1. The personally identifiable information that is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
2. The choices available to you regarding the use of your data.
3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of information.
4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
I. INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING
We collect information from you, such as first and last name, gender, school, personality data (voluntary), e-mail and password when you create an account to log in to our network. We also may retain information on your behalf, such as files and messages that you store using your account. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail. When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information. We also collect other types of personal information and demographic information that you provide to us voluntarily.
Spect uses only de-identified and aggregated data for its own purposes. Spect will never sell or rent your information to anyone.
A NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN
NOTE TO PARENTS. We are required under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), with limited exceptions, to obtain verifiable parental consent in order to collect, use or disclose personal information from Children. COPPA allows the Child’s school, school districts and other educational institutions (collectively, “SCHOOLS”) to obtain consent for the online collection of personal information from Children who are students of the School.
As required under COPPA, we allow Parents to make certain choices regarding the personal information submitted by their Children as described in this subsection. Parents should make any permitted requests with the School and have the School, as the Parent’s agent, pass on those requests to us. We may rely on the instructions that we receive from the School that we reasonably believe are given by a Child’s Parent to the School. For example, if a representative of the Child’s School contacts us and provides the Account information we request, we may assume that the person calling is acting on behalf of the Child’s Parent.
INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH OUR SITE
Web Server Logs
When you visit our Site, our web server may record the following information in its server log:
• your IP Address
• your email (if you have logged in as a registered user)
• the URLs you have requested to access
• the dates and methods of requests
• the status code of your requests
• URLs of pages that referred you to the Site
• your web browser and operating system platform
Web server logs are retained on a temporary basis, during which time their contents are accessible to Site administrators, and then deleted completely from our systems. Unless required by legal process, we do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that user sessions will be tracked by IP address, but a user’s identity will remain anonymous.
In addition, we ordinarily do not disclose to third parties Site usage by individual IP addresses, but we may do so in very limited circumstances when complying with law or legal process, working with consultants assisting us with fixing or improving the Site, or monitoring and improving the security of our network.
Spect uses Google Analytics software to perform Site usage analytics. Google Analytics collects anonymous information from users to help Spect track Site usage and referrals from other websites. These data are used primarily to optimize the website experience for our visitors, but we may use the data as well to assist us in developing marketing plans for the Site.
Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user’s IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires all its information directly from the user, by installing a cookie (see below) on the user’s computer. The Site does not share any information it collects with Google, and Google Analytics does not collect any personally identifying information such as names, contact information, social security numbers or financial information. Accordingly, we cannot use any information acquired by Google Analytics to contact you directly.
We use “cookies” on our Site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.At times, we may link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
Information Collected through Email
If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. In other limited circumstances, including requests from Congress or limited other parties, we may be required by law to disclose information that you submit.
Information Collected through Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is normally voluntary (unless required by the Schools) and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and e-mail address), and demographic information (such as school zip code and age level). Survey information requested by Spect will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site as well as for improving the overall effectiveness of our educational programs.
On occasion, we may use third-party social media sites to provide content in formats that may be useful or interesting; however, spect.app cannot attest to the accuracy of other information provided by these or any other linked sites. Using these third-party sites does not constitute an endorsement by spect.app or any of its employees of the sponsors of the sites or the information or products presented on the sites. Also, please be aware that the privacy protection provided at spect.app may not be available on these third-party sites. Please note that when Spect uses social media sites, Spect does not collect or in any way use personally identifiable information.
Disclosure to Third Parties
II. YOUR ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
• See what data we have about you, if any.
• Change/correct any data we have about you.
• Have us delete any data we have about you.
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
III. DATA SECURITY
We take physical, electronic and managerial precautions to protect all the information we collect online. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
In spite of all our security measures, it is important to understand that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot completely guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.