This informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. This Policy is part of our Terms of Use which you can find here.  Any terms we use in this Policy without defining them have the definitions given to them in the Terms of Use.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.adiostextbook.com. Megan Smith and Kara Parker are the owners of this site and the business “Creative Language Class” in Summerville, South Carolina, USA.

I.  CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

What personal data we collect and why we collect it: Name and email for comments and sending emails. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Information Collection And Use

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name and email address (“Personal Information”). We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/enquiries, and improving our services. Personal information is collected in order to provide you with the use of our Services and we will not sell or rent your personal information to marketers or third parties.

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service’s functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms: The information you provide in the forms may be collected by us in order to answer your requests. We keep that information for customer service purposes and reference, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes nor to sell to third parties.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics, GoDaddy and BlueHost which collect some anonymous analytics data.

We also use Stripe to process your payments which will collect personal and payment information. Link to Stripe’s Privacy Policy.

Who we share your data with/How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We keep contact form entries for ten years, analytics records for a year, and customer purchase records for ten years.

Stripe (an outside company) will collect your personal information including your payment information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and our hosting (BlueHost).

Our contact information

Creative Language Class / creativelanguageclass@gmail.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have worked with our hosting provider to include a https SSL certificate on a https site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from: Google Analytics / Ads, Stripe, MemberPress

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

 

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.

Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Compliance With Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.

If a breach or unauthorized release of your PII occurs, we will notify you by email within a week. 

International Transfer

Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service contains links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Contact Forms

The information you provide in the forms may be collected by us in order to answer your requests.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

 

IV.  DATA SECURITY AND RETENTION

1. DATA SECURITY

We seek to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure using appropriate physical, technical, organizational and administrative security measures based on the type of Personal Information and how we are processing that data. You should also help protect your data by appropriately selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism; limiting access to your computer or device and browser; and signing off after you have finished accessing your account.  Although we work to protect the security of your account and other data that we hold in our records, please be aware that no method of transmitting data over the internet or storing data is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of any data you share with us, and except as expressly required by law, we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, loss, or inadvertent disclosure of your information or content.

2. ACCOUNT SECURITY

Access to your AT account is secured by the password you choose. For your security, we do not store your password. This means that we don’t know your password and your password isn’t visible to us when we view your account. 

To prevent unauthorized access to your account, choose a password that can’t be easily guessed and don’t share your password with anyone else.  Whenever you use a shared computer or other shared device to access your AT account (for example, a school computer), be sure to log out of your account completely before you leave your workstation, uncheck the “remember me” option at login, and select “no” if the web browser prompts you to save your login credentials.  You’re responsible for keeping your password confidential, and for all activity that occurs under your account, whether or not authorized by you. 

You can change or update your password anytime by visiting your My Account page.  If you forget your password, you can request a reset password link.  

3. DATA RETENTION

We will use your information for the reasons detailed in this Policy in order to deliver our Services to you while your account is active. If you no longer wish to be a Member of our Services, you can close your account with us at any time. If you close your account, your account is placed in an inactive state.  We retain a record of your account information and only use your account information as needed, for example to provide account data (membership types, membership active dates, course information (language, level, ages) or to comply with a valid legal request or resolve a dispute, or to meet any legal requirements or obligations. We may also continue to include your data as part of ongoing data and usage analysis. You can restore your account at any time by logging in with your email or username and your password. After a year, we will delete your account and we’ll no longer send you marketing or other communications about your account or our Services. Contact us if you want your information removed sooner.

V.  STUDENT DATA/PRIVACY

AT Services are directed at and intended for use by adults/educators only.  We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you should not use or attempt to use our Services or send any information about yourself to AT. If we discover that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will take the appropriate measures to promptly remove that information from our Services.

If you believe that AT may have collected Personal Information about a child under 13, please contact us at info@adiostextbook.com to let us know.  We’ll work with you to make sure that information is removed from our Site.

VI. YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

It’s important to us that you have the ability to make choices about your personal information, so we provide you with options for managing your account and the information you give us.

1. ACCOUNT INFORMATION

You can view, update, and correct the information you’ve provided about yourself by visiting your My Account page. You can also remove any of the optional information you’ve provided. Information that is required (name, email, etc) will be indicated as such and can be updated but cannot be removed.

If you don’t want to have an account with us anymore, you can close your account at any time. You can find instructions on how to close your account here, or you can contact us for assistance.

2. SAVED PAYMENT SOURCE

Your saved Payment Card record can be edited or deleted from the checkout page. If you need assistance, you can contact us and we’ll be happy to remove any saved Payment Card records for you. This service is secured and supported by Stripe.com.

3. EMAIL PREFERENCES

AT uses your contact information to communicate with you about our services and to provide notifications related to your account or activity. Certain communications related to your account or your activity are required and you can’t opt out of receiving them. These include, but aren’t limited to, membership/purchase-related notifications, notifications related to changes that have been made to your login credentials or account details, and legal notifications. Other communications may not be required such as announcements about our Services, newsletters and messages with information you might be interested in, and other marketing and promotional messages. You can use the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any Optional Communication you receive.

4. OTHER

If you post comments or communications, any information you post will be visible by other Members and possibly the public. Contact us if you want to modify how your name appears on comments or to edit your comments.

 

Your Rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

5. INACTIVE ACCOUNTS

After a year of account inactivity, we purge your account and corresponding PII from the website.

Identify breaches or unauthorized releases of PII

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.

If a breach or unauthorized release of your PII occurs, we will notify you by email within a week. We will contact the district (you are responsible for having your district person that we should contact to contact us with their contact information and keep that up to date if it changes). We will report to law enforcement. Read “IV.  DATA SECURITY AND RETENTION, 1. DATA SECURITY” for more details.

VII. CALIFORNIA RESIDENT RIGHTS

If you are a California resident, you have the rights outlined in this section. Please see the “Exercising Your Rights” section below for instructions regarding how to exercise these rights. If there are any conflicts between this section and any other provision of this Policy and you are a California resident, the portion that is more protective of Personal Information shall control to the extent of such conflict. If you have any questions about this section or whether any of the following applies to you, please contact us at info@adiostextbook.com.

1. ACCESS

You have the right to request certain information about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past twelve months. We will provide you with the following information:

  • The categories of Personal Information that we have collected about you
  • The categories of sources from which that Personal
  • Information was collected
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your Personal Information
  • The categories of third parties with whom we have shared your Personal Information
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information that we have collected about you
  • If we have disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose over the past twelve months, we will identify the categories of Personal Information shared with each category of third party recipient.

2. DELETION

You have the right to request that we delete the Personal Information that we have collected from you. Under the CCPA, the right is subject to certain exceptions: for example, we may need to retain your Personal Information to provide you with the Services or complete a transaction or other action you have requested, or to comply with our legal obligations. If your deletion request is subject to one of these exceptions, we may deny your deletion request.

3. EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS

To exercise the rights described above, you must send us a request that (1) provides sufficient information to allow us to verify that you are the person about whom we have collected Personal Information, and (2) describes your request in sufficient detail to allow us to understand, evaluate and respond to it. Each request that meets both of these criteria will be considered a “Valid Request.” We may not respond to requests that do not meet these criteria. We will only use Personal Information provided in a Valid Request to verify you and complete your request. You do not need an account to submit a Valid Request.

We will work to respond to your Valid Request within 45 days of receipt. We will not charge you a fee for making a Valid Request unless your Valid Request(s) is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that your Valid Request warrants a fee, we will notify you of the fee and explain that decision before completing your request.

You may submit a Valid Request using the following methods:

Email us at: info@adiostextbook.com
Submit a request using our Contact Us form
You may also authorize an agent (an “Authorized Agent”) to exercise your rights on your behalf. To do this, you must provide your Authorized Agent with written permission to do so, and we may request a copy of this written permission from your Authorized Agent when they make a request to exercise your rights on your behalf.

4. WE WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST YOU FOR EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE CCPA

We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA. We will not deny you our goods or services, charge you different prices or rates, or provide you a lower quality of goods and services if you exercise your rights under the CCPA. However, we may offer different tiers of our Services as allowed by applicable data privacy laws (including the CCPA) with varying prices, rates, or levels of quality of the goods or services you receive related to the value of Personal Information that we receive from you.

5. OTHER PRIVACY RIGHTS

Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you can visit www.allaboutdnt.com.

VIII. OTHER STATE LAW PRIVACY RIGHTS

1. NEVADA RESIDENT RIGHTS

If you are a resident of Nevada, you have the right to opt out of the sale of certain Personal Information to third parties who intend to license or sell that Personal Information. Please note that we do not sell your Personal Information as sales are defined in Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A. You can indicate your preferences with respect to this right by contacting us at info@adiostextbook.com with the subject line “Nevada Do Not Sell Request” and providing us with your name and the email address associated with your account.

IX. ADS AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

There are places throughout our Services, such as advertisements and other links, where you can access websites owned and operated by third parties. The terms of this Policy apply only to our Services and websites and do not apply to any third party websites that may be linked to or accessible from our Services. We can’t guarantee the privacy and security standards of other websites, so if you choose to access these third party links, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and other terms applicable to those sites.

X. HOSTED CONTENT

Some Content uploaded or posted to our Services is made available at the direction of our Members. We are not responsible for the Content, including any disclosures of Personal Information by our Members. If you believe that any Content posted on our Services violates your personal privacy rights, please notify us at info@adiostextbook.com or by using our Contact Us form.

XI. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

From time to time, we’ll update this Policy in accordance with the process and rules in our Terms of Use. We will alert you to changes by placing a notice on the Site, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. Please note that if you haven’t provided us with your correct email address, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Services, and you are still responsible for reading and understanding them. If you use the Services after any changes to the Policy have been posted, that means you agree to all of the changes. Use of information we collect is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

XII. HOW TO CONTACT US

For any questions you have about this Policy, the ways in which we collect and use your Personal Information, or your choices and rights regarding such use, or if you need assistance with your account, you can reach us anytime using the following methods:

Submit a question using our Contact Us form
Email us at info@adiostextbook.com
Write to us at 104 Cartbridge Ct. Summerville, SC 29485.

 

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 25, 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will try to notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a notice on our website.

Last Update: June 20, 2021

The following was added Oct. 13, 2020

How does the vendor store PII data? Is the data encrypted when it’s in a rested state? 

All user data is stored through Wordpress. Read this for details: https://wordpress.com/support/security/ 

Describe the purpose for which the PII will be used. 

Names and emails will be used for email campaigns about updates, new products, teaching tips, password resets and other communication. Other information that is not required (languages taught, location, age group taught, etc) that the user submits, will be used to specify which email campaign they will receive.

User names, IP addresses and login times/dates are tracked to ensure terms of use are not being violated (example: sharing login with non-members).

Google Analytics is used to inform us of website behaviors and location, but the information is anonymous. Information is not collected or stored by Creative Language Class. We do not and will not sell PII to any outside company or organization.

Who would I reach out to if they had any questions?

Creative Language Class – Kara Parker or Megan Smith – info@creativelanguageclass.com or creativelanguageclass@gmail.com 

How is the data stored? What methods are utilized to safeguard the data?

All user data is stored through Wordpress. Read this for details: https://wordpress.com/support/security/ 

Do you ensure the confidentiality of PII by implementing the following: 

-password protection – Yes. User controls their username/password through WordPress. AdiosTextbook does not store this information.

-administrative procedures – If PPI is downloaded (Names/emails/additional information) to a computer, it is removed immediately after it is used. Example: To import into Mailchimp, it has to be downloaded first to computer. After uploading it, the files are deleted/purged from computer. 

Annually users and their information that have been inactive for a year are removed from AdiosTextbook site.

Members accept the terms of use and privacy terms when membership is activated. Any changes to privacy/terms of use are updated on the website and they are notified.

-encryption while PII is in motion and at rest/firewalls

AdiosTextbook Website is HTTPS and has a SSL Certificate.

All user data is stored through Wordpress. Read this for details: https://wordpress.com/support/security/ 

At the termination of the contract, what method/process does the vendor utilize to destroy the district’s PII data? 

At least once a year, users and their information that have been inactive for a year are removed/deleted from AdiosTextbook site. Also you can contact us directly to request immediate removal.