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Because many of the visitors to the site are children, we recognize the need for additional privacy protection for children on our Sites. We adhere to the United States Children Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and encourage all younger visitors to check with parents or guardians before entering information on any website, including ours. See additional information on our Children Privacy Policies below.
In order to operate the Service and to provide our services, we must ask you to provide certain information about yourself. In order for you to make participate in Fundraisers, make donations through the Service, register with the Sites (either as a School, Teacher, Supporter, or an Account Administrator), if you are an Account Owner - register Students on the Sites by creating Tracking Accounts, or take certain other actions on the Sites, we require you to provide us with applicable information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes the following types of data, which will depend on your type of participation on our Sites:
We have implemented Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, a feature of Google analytics, which is a web analysis service provided by Google. We utilize the data collected to track and examine use of www.readafun.com, to prepare reports for internal use only. We do not share this information with any parties. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network and share the data with other Google services. You can opt out of Google Analytics using the Ads Settings or the Opt-Out Browser Add-on.
We use your Personal Information in order to administer the Sites and allow you to use and participate in the Service, and to otherwise provide the services you are requesting, administer your account, respond to your questions and requests, customize your experience on the Sites and contact you regarding your account. If you give us permission, we will also use your information to make you aware of additional products and services that may be of interest to you or to contact you regarding changes to the Sites. We will communicate with you only if you want us to. Here are some examples of some of the communications we may send you: receipts (regarding your donation); updates about activity on the Sites and Service related to you; weekly updates regarding the reading progress of your Student(s).
We share your Personal information with other business partners as necessary to perform core services (such as hosting, data storage, and security) related to the operation of the Sites and Service. Unless you donate anonymously, any School or School Organization you make a contribution to through the Sites will have access to your Personal Information (except for your credit card number which we do not collect). If you make a donation or purchase through a specific Student's profile page, then the Student who created the Fundraising page will also have access to your Personal Information (except for your credit card number). Additionally the School has access your Personal Information (which includes your name, name of the Student you are supporting, any book recommendations you make, and your donation amount). If you make a donation associated with a Student, or directly to a School Fundraising page, then the Student (in the case you did donate to a specific Student, rather than to the School as a whole on the event page) and the School account administrator will also have access to your Personal Information (except for your credit card number). You consent to the foregoing and agree that we are not responsible for how these organizations or persons handle your Personal Information. You should contact them directly for their privacy policies and data usage practices.
Please remember that after we disclose Personal Information to third parties, we can no longer control the use of such Personal Information. Accordingly, Bookworm will not be liable for the acts or omissions of any third party.
It's up to you whether or not you want to provide us with Personal Information-and it's ultimately your decision if you even want to use our Sites. You can always visit the Sites without providing us with Personal information, but you will be unable to take certain actions without doing so (including making a School account, Supporter account, or donating through the event page, and making an Account Administrator account on behalf of Student(s)).
When you interact with Bookworm through the Sites, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Bookworm may store this information itself or this information may be stored in databases owned and maintained by Bookworm affiliates, agents or service providers. No Personal information is available or used in this process.
Bookworm is in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). Parental or guardian consent is required for the collection, use or disclosure of information from children under 13. If consent is not provided by or on behalf of a parent or guardian within a reasonable time, we will not collect, use or disclose any personal information from the child. Children can only have Tracking Accounts or Authorized Accounts on the Service. If your child has used the Sites and submitted Personal Information to us without consent, please contact us and we will immediately remove that information from the Sites and our database.
Tracking Accounts are only used for the use and benefit of the School and for no commercial purpose. Personal Information collected from your Student using a Tracking Account is not disclosed to any third parties or used for any commercial purposes - instead all such information is solely used by the School and School personnel for education purposes. Your Student's School has authorized us on your behalf to collect your Students' Personal Information using Tracking Accounts based on the limited use of the information by or for the benefit of the School and your Student. If you do not agree with the School's authorization on your behalf of the collection of Personal Information from your Students using the Tracking Account, please contact us and we will immediately remove that information from the Sites and our database and will deactivate the associated Tracking account.
Authorized Accounts are fully enabled on the Service and Personal Information entered by your Student using an Authorized Account will be shared with Supporters you approve and to conduct Fundraisers using the Service. We will not convert your Student's account to an Authorized Account until you expressly authorize us to do so. Here is how you can provide us with parental or guardian consent for the Authorized Account:
At Bookworm our goal is to foster a safe, educational environment for children. That's why we've detailed a system by which parents and guardians can feel comfortable and in control of the personal information regarding their children. Should you have any requests or questions, feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may make use of our Sites integration with Social Networking Services including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google-Plus, and LinkedIn when you access content through the Sites (for example, you may post to Facebook that you are pledging to a Read-A-Thon Fundraiser); you acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on any Social Networking Services you have enabled will be able to see your posts and notifications.
Bookworm takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information provided via the Sites from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. That being said, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Sites may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to Bookworm via the Internet.