- Information We Collect
- Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
- Use of the Information
- Choice and Opt-out
- Disclosure of Information
- Your Independent Relationship With Other Companies
- Contact Us
Information We Collect
We may collect information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your use of our Services. We may combine information collected from or about you from these various sources.
Information We Collect Directly from You
We collect information directly from you in several places on our Services, as set forth generally below.
Currently, visitors to our Services are able to access some content without becoming a member. However, if you would like to download worksheets, engage in digital learning experiences, customise or personalise certain content, gain access to certain community features, or rate editorial content, you are required to register to become a member. In order to register, you must supply us with a valid email address and password; as well as some additional voluntary information about you (e.g., your “type”: parent, teacher, or student; school affiliation, grade focus, zip code, etc.).
Public Forums: Blogs and Comments
At certain times, you may be asked to participate in surveys, which are generally aimed at obtaining general information, such as your reactions to a particular article or feature set on our site. Because information obtained in these surveys is connected with individual subscribers and is used internally to improve our products or better market our services, participation is voluntary.
Contests and Sweepstakes
We sometimes offer contests or sweepstakes in which certain personal information is required for registration, for purposes of verifying the entrants’ identities and notifying the winners. If the contest or sweepstakes are being administered by a third party, this information will be disclosed to that third party. However, entrants may select contest names distinct from their User Names, and the information is not connected with their User Names.
Other Information You Provide Through Our Services
We will also collect any other information that you provide through our Services, such as your name, email address, job title, phone number, school or organisation name, account type, payment type, and the contents of any message you submit through our Services.
Information We Collect from Third Parties
You can create an account with us, by logging in through certain third-party accounts, such as Facebook, Google etc. By logging into a third-party account, you grant advanceagriclasses.com permission to access certain information from that third-party account as explained on the permissions page when you log in, including your name, email and public profile ID.
Information We Collect Automatically
We may also automatically collect information about users of our Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies. The collected information may include, but is not limited to, IP address, domain name; browser type and operating system; web pages viewed while logged in; links clicked; the length of time spent on our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led a user to our Services. In addition, we will collect information about user activities within our Services, such as which games a user plays, the number of correct and incorrect answers, and download history.
Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms
Tracking data consists of both individual and aggregated tracking information and is automatically gathered using “cookies.” A cookie is a small data file containing information, such as a user’s member name, that is written to the user’s hard drive by a web server and used to track the pages visited.
Tracking by our contractors and agents
Tracking by Our Advertisers
Our advertisers include a wide variety of companies, such as financial services companies (e.g., brokerage firms, banks, and mortgage companies), computer manufacturers, software companies, automobile makers, toy manufacturers, and retail stores. Our advertisers and advertising vendors display targeted advertisements. Although we do not provide any personal information to the advertiser or advertising vendor, by interacting with or clicking on an ad you consent to the possibility that the advertiser will assume you meet the criteria used to target the ad.
In addition to cookies placed by us or our agents, as described above, advertisers and advertising vendors that serve ads onto our Services or other services may use their own cookies or other tracking technologies. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any such advertisers and vendors.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Services. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, a subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to our Services and other websites or applications in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information.
Use of the Information
We use your information, including personal information, as follows:
Provide Our Services
We use your information to provide and maintain our Services, including tailoring content to you; processing orders and payments; improving our Services; developing new features, products, or services; authenticating users; performing technical operations, such as updating software; and for other service and support-related purposes.
We use your information to communicate with you (including by email) about your use, or use by the children associated with your account, of our Services, including to send you product or service updates; respond to your inquiries; and for other informational, marketing, or promotional purposes.
Research and Analytics
We use your information to analyse how users interact with our Services; to monitor and analyse usage and activity trends; and for other research, analytical, and statistical purposes.
Protecting Rights and Interests
We use your information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including as part of a judicial proceeding; to respond to a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other legal processes; or as part of an investigation or request, whether formal or informal, from law enforcement or a governmental authority.
Choice and Opt-out
Opting Out of Marketing Communications
Members may opt out of receiving updates, notifications, and/or newsletters by de-selecting the corresponding boxes in the Email preferences page. Updates, newsletters, and email notifications will also include instructions for opting-out of those communications.
Disclosures of Information
We do not sell or disclose the personal information about you described above to nonaffiliated parties (including but not limited to companies, authorities, institutions, or individuals) except to provide you with products or services, when we have your permission, or under the circumstances listed below. We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for those third parties’ own marketing purposes.
- With other users of our services in order to provide our Services, such as disclosing a child’s information with a parent, teacher, or school administrator so that the parent, teacher, or school administrator can monitor his/her child’s progress on our Services;
- In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, from law enforcement agencies or state and federal regulators, or as otherwise required by law;
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of us or other persons, including to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or anything else that we may consider to be, or pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity;
- As we deem appropriate to attempt to prevent physical or emotional harm to other persons and/or to their property based on overt or implied threat;
- In connection with an actual or proposed corporate merger, acquisition, asset purchase, or other transaction or proceeding involving all or part of the business or assets to which the information pertains; and
- To other companies, such as direct marketers to perform marketing services on our behalf, or other institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements.
We may also disclose aggregate, anonymous, or de-identified information about users for marketing, advertising, research, compliance, or other purposes
We have implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect. So, please be aware that despite our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.
You should take steps to protect against unauthorised access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password. Your credentials nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorised password activity.