We offer several ways to use the Services offered on our Websites. EdClub provides both a limited service ("Individual Edition") and two versions of a licensed service made available through your school ("School Editions"). Collectively, the Individual Edition and the School Editions are considered the "Services". The School Editions are available as a free, ad-supported version ("School Edition Basic") and a fee-based version without ads ("School Edition Pro"). The personal information that we collect, use, share, and disclose will depend on which of the Services you use and how you choose to use them.
We may collect information directly from users, from students, or from school officials. In addition, we may use "cookies" and other tracking mechanisms to collect information from the users directly from the browsers.
We collect information from you directly when you sign up for an account, use one of the Services, or choose to save information about your use of our Services. The following is the information collected, processed and stored through our Websites.
When you create an account on our Websites, we may collect the following information:
Basic Account Information for Educational Account Holders. You may establish a School or School District account with EdClub by providing us with certain information about you, such as: Your Name, Your Email Address, Your Address, Your Phone Number, Other relevant contact information, Your School or Education Affiliation, Your Payment Information
Basic Account Information for Individual Users or Teachers. You may establish an Individual Edition account or your information may be provided to EdClub by a School or School District, such as: Your Name, Your Email Address, Your School or Education Affiliation
EdClub collects and processes this basic account information in order to provide you with an account, access to the Services, and communicate with you regarding our Services. An account is required to save and track your progress on our Services. However, you can use our Individual Edition without establishing an account; but, you cannot save and track your progress.
Performance Information. If you establish an account with us and choose to save your progress on our Services, we will collect information about your performance on our Services. If you use the Individual Edition and do not establish an account, we will use a cookie (described below) to collect information about your performance. This will enable us to return you to the correct webpage when you return to our sites. We will delete data we collect through the cookie within two (2) months after you last use the Individual Edition.
Social Media Account Information. You also can establish an account to use our Services by logging in through social networks and other services, such as Microsoft Single Sign-On, Facebook or Google+. If you do, we may collect certain personal information through the platform used to sign in, including your full name and email address.
Other Information. Regardless of whether you establish an account with us, we may collect certain information from you when you visit our Websites or use our Services so that we can maintain our Services and recognize you when you return to our Websites. In addition, as explained in more detail below, the Individual Edition and School Edition Basic use an advertising service provided by Google Analytics that will collect information in order to target ads to you. Such information may include your IP address, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, and pages visited while on our Websites.
About cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies that We Use. As explained in more detail below, depending on which version of our Services you use, EdClub and third-party advertisers may send one or more cookies to your browser to help customize your experience on our Websites or Services or to provide you with ads that may be of interest to you.
The EdClub and third party cookies you may encounter on our Websites include, but are not limited to:
You may review the cookies in use by third-party service providers at any time by viewing site information from your browser. This is typically displayed to the left of in the address bar of your browser.
Managing cookies. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
Please note that some of EdClub's features may not function properly when cookies are disabled or removed.
"Do Not Track". Some browsers have incorporated "Do Not Track" mechanisms. Most of these mechanisms, when turned on, send a signal to the website or online service indicating that the user does not wish to be tracked online. Our sites do not collect and store personal information about users' online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Our Websites only collect personal information related to a user if the user creates an account with EdClub. EdClub does retain de-identified data in order to maintain and improve the Services.
Therefore, "do not track" signals transmitted from web browsers do not apply to our Websites, and we do not alter any of our data collection and use practices upon receipt of such a signal. For more information about Do Not Track mechanisms, see http://allaboutdnt.com/.
We use the information described above to provide our Services to you, to communicate with you, and to manage and improve our Websites and Services.
Other Uses and Sharing of Your Information. EdClub uses your information to provide targeted advertisements to you when using the Individual Edition and School Edition Basic versions. When you create a paid account, your personal information will not be provided to Advertisers (as described below). And, except as provided below, we will not sell, share, or disclose information we collect from or about you.
Google Analytics. Our Websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), that collects information about how visitors use the Websites. Google Analytics places a cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user. Only Google can use the cookie and access the information associated with the cookie. Google Analytics collects information only regarding the domain/IP address, or device identifier, of visitors to the Websites. It does not collect names or other identifying information.
Advertisers. We provide advertisers with aggregated, de-identified information about the demographics and usage patterns of our users. In addition, we use Google AdSense to serve ads to users of our Individual Edition and the School Edition Basic. Google and third parties that advertise through Google may place and read cookies on your browser or use web beacons to collect information through an ad appearing on our Websites. These third parties, including advertisers, may collect, process, and store information, potentially including personal information, about your activities over time and across different Websites when you use the Services.
Any advertisements served by Google may be controlled using the DoubleClick cookie. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this sites and other sites that use Google advertising services. However, we do not allow Google AdSense or any other service to target ads to Children using School Edition Basic.
You can learn more about targeted advertising by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an "opt-out" by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory Program. You may also opt out of tracking and receiving tailored advertisements on your mobile device by some mobile advertising companies and other similar entities by downloading the App Choices app at www.aboutads.info/appchoices. Please note that opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads while visiting the sites and elsewhere online.
Service Providers. We may use certain third parties and contractors ("Service Providers") to assist us in providing and maintaining our Services. EdClub uses a Service Provider to store its data. Other than the storage of that data, EdClub does not provide personal information to Service Providers.
Schools and School Districts. If you use either version of our School Edition, we may disclose personal data about you and about your performance on our Websites to your school and school district. For information regarding the use of any information provided by EdClub to your school or school district, please contact a representative of your school or school district. We also may use aggregated, de-identified demographic and performance data to market our Services to other schools and school districts.
We take into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, and implement appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security to protect the personal information that we collect and process, both while in transit and while in storage. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we use reasonable security safeguards to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Children located in the United States under the age of 13 and children located in the European Union under the age of 16 are not permitted to use the Individual Edition without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. If you become aware that your Child has provided us with personal information in connection with the Individual Edition without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a Child has provided us with personal information in connection with the Individual Edition without the parents' consent or consent of a legal guardian, we will take steps to delete such information and terminate the Child's account.
Children may use either version of our School Edition provided that the holder of parental responsibility over the Child ("Parent") has provided consent and authorization, and the school has complied with its obligations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). If an appropriate school or school district official has consented to our collection of information from Children who are students in a manner consistent with COPPA, we will collect and use such personal information, but only for the use and benefit of the school and for no other commercial purpose. (We therefore do not allow Google AdSense or any other service to target ads to Children using School Edition Basic.) A school or school district must obtain the consent of a Parent or legal guardian prior to providing any Child's personal information. School officials or a Parent may revoke at any time their consent to allow Children to use the School Editions.
Upon a Parent's or a legal guardian's request, we will provide a description of the personal information we collect, give parents the opportunity to review their Child's personal information or have such information deleted and the opportunity to prevent further collection or use of their Child's personal information. Parents and legal guardians may exercise any of these options by visiting https://www.typingclub.com/parents
Collection & Use of Information from Children
The information we may collect on Children, either directly or from the school or school district, includes:
Required: First Name, User Name (which may be Email address)
Optional: Last Name, Email address, Password, Student ID, Class, Grade, School
Data on student activity within the Websites and Services, including performance and progress within the system.
We do not enable Children to make their Personal Information publicly available. We use the information collected on Children to:
- Provide reports to teachers or school or school district administrators at the class, school, or district level;
- Support teachers or school or school district administrators implementing our products or using our Services;
- Monitor the use of our products and perform such analyses as might be necessary or helpful in improving product performance, efficiency, and security; and
- Research how students use the Websites and Services and perform analysis directed at improving the educational effectiveness of our products and Services.
We will not use any information collected about Children to directly advertise or market to students or their parents.
In addition, we may automatically collect information about the devices Children under 16 use to interact with our Websites and Services. The information we automatically collect may include IP address or device identifier and activity on the Services, including the date and time of use. This information is de-identified and any usage information, device identifier, or other persistent identifier we collect is used for the sole purpose of providing support for the Websites and Services' internal operations.
Disclosure of Information from Children
We do not provide links to external resources or chat rooms. Nor do our Services contain any offensive or inappropriate content. As a result, any school that uses the School Editions will be fully compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act, with respect to the use of the School Editions.
You can always opt not to disclose information to EdClub. However, some information may be needed to create an account with EdClub or to use our Services.
At any time, you can withdraw your consent and opt-out of receiving promotional or marketing communications from EdClub at any time, by using the unsubscribe link in the emails communications or by visiting this unsubscribe link.
If you have any account for our Services, EdClub will still send you non-promotional communications, like service related emails.
You have the right to access, review, update, rectify, and delete any Personal Information that EdClub holds about you, or exercise any other data subject rights available to you under applicable data protection laws. In order to exercise your data subject rights, you can submit a request via email to email@example.com. EdClub's Privacy Team will review any request and respond within a reasonable time.
California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. We do not share any personal information with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. If this practice changes, we will notify you by prominent posting on our digital properties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please contact us with firstname.lastname@example.org
The portions of the digital properties directed to students and children under 13 do not enable or have a forum for the posting or sharing of content or information.