This Privacy Statement outlines how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the “Foundation”) we protect your personal information when you register to use Teacher2Teacher.education Teacher 2 Teacher, and the choices you can make about the way that information is used. It is important for you to know that by using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
You can access this document from any page of the Site, via a link in the lower right-hand corner. And if you still have questions, you can always contact us.
Your trust is essential to this community’s success, and we don’t take it for granted. Because of you, we hope to support the creation of a Teacher2Teacher community that is truly teacher-led and teacher-driven.
Privacy Basics and Your Rights: What you need to know
We will use your information to provide you with the services you request through Teacher2Teacher.education. We will ask you for permission if we would like to use your personally identifiable information other than to provide you with the services we make available to you through the Site.
We will not sell or share your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes.
We will provide you with the ability to access, review, and correct your personally identifiable information.
We will use our best efforts to protect your information using industry standard security measures and technology.
We will notify you in advance if we plan to change the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement and will give you an opportunity to discontinue using the site and to delete your information if you wish.
Your Personal Information: What We Collect and How We Use It
When you interact with the Site, we ask you to supply us with limited personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize the site’s services. The types of personal information we ask you to provide may include:
School and district
We may use the email address you provide to let you know about important community updates. For example, we may use your email address to send newsletters, messages about new site features, surveys, and invitations to other programmatic opportunities. If you no longer want to receive certain communications from us via email, simply lick the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us such as Privacy Statement update notifications
In order to provide these services to you, we may use third party service providers, such as technology or software companies. We require our service providers to comply with our privacy policies and to protect your information in substantially the same way we protect it. We may also share your information if required by applicable law (for example, if we receive a subpoena).
Other Uses or Disclosures Require Your Permission
We require your explicit permission to use your personal information, or to share your information with a third party, for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Statement.
Access, Review, and Correction
We are committed to being good stewards of the information you share with us. To better protect your privacy, you can access and adjust the information you share on your personal profile at any time. You can also ask us to tell you what information we have currently stored about you. You will have an opportunity to correct or delete this information within the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you would like make such a request, please write to us at the address listed under “Contact Information” below.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of personal information, we have put in place industry standard administrative, technical, physical and managerial measures. For example, the personal information is maintained in secure locations or on our servers (or the servers of our service partners), and the access to the information is limited to authorized employees, representatives, and agents who have a valid business purpose consistent with this Privacy Statement. We encrypt your personal information when it is transmitted over the Internet, but we cannot completely ensure the privacy of email communications to and from our site because they are not encrypted. Given the nature of the Internet and the available network security measures, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. In the event we discover a data security breach, we will provide you with notice as required by applicable federal, state and other laws. We will send this notice to you electronically at the email address you provide when you register to use our site (which you may update from time to time as necessary). By using the site, you agree to accept any such notices electronically.
Cookies and Other Automatically Collected Information
Web beacons also automatically collect and provide us with information. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files embedded in a web page or email that send information from your browser back to Teacher2Teacher.education site, or its service provider’s, server.
We do not link automatically collected information to the information you voluntarily provide to us through the Site. Our purpose in automatically collecting this information is to monitor usage of our Site, and, as noted above, to make your experience using the site more user friendly. The only way to prevent this information from being automatically collected is to manage the settings on your browser to delete and otherwise disable these tracking mechanisms.
Not Intended for Use by Children
This site is not directed to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age through this Site. If you think we have collected personal information from a child under 13 years of age for whom you are the parent or guardian, please contact us using the information provided in the “Contact Information” section at the bottom of this Privacy Statement.
Links to Other Sites
Teacher2Teacher.education may include links allowing you to access third party sites. The Foundation is not responsible for the content that appears on these sites and does not endorse these sites. When you choose to use the link to go to a third party site, you leave the Teacher2Teacher.education Site, and this Privacy Statement no longer applies to the information you share or that is obtained about you by the third party site. Please consult those sites’ individual privacy policies in order to determine how they treat your information.
Continuity of Operations
If the Foundation were to transfer assets or operations in connection with a merger, sale, or other transaction, we might transfer your personal information to the acquiring or merging entity. In that event, we would use good faith efforts to require that your personal information remain subject to the same restrictions as in this Privacy Statement. We will send a notice to your email address and/or temporarily place a prominent notice on the site regarding the pending transaction. You may delete your personal information if you object to the transfer. Your continued use of the site will be considered your acknowledgment of the transfer.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The Foundation may update this Privacy Statement at any time for any reason. If there are any material changes to how we handle personal information, we will send a notice to your email address and/or temporarily place a prominent notice on the site. Your continued use of the Site will be considered your agreement to the modified statement. You may delete your personal information if you reject those changes.
Questions or Concerns? Contact Information
Should you have other questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org