Privacy Policy

Updated January 8, 2014

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.IdahoEdTrends.org, a website owned by IdahoEDNews, (hereinafter "IdahoEDNews") located in Boise, Idaho. Idaho Ed Trends was designed and is maintained by BrightBytes, Inc., a Delaware corporation located in San Francisco, California. If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, contact our team by emailing info@IdahoEdNews.org.

Information Collection and Use

Idaho Ed Trends collects information from our users at several different points on our website. Idaho Ed Trends is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways other than as disclosed in this statement.

We do not currently, but do reserve the right to share aggregated demographic information with our partners and sponsors. We have the utmost respect for individual privacy, and promise that this information is not linked to any personally identifiable information whatsoever.

We may, however, release information provided by a user to the extent it is required to be disclosed pursuant to a valid order or requirement of a governmental agency or court.

We may use third-party vendors to provide services on the website, such as sending email messages to subscribers. The information that a user submits on the site will be provided to our vendor so that we may send Idaho Ed Trends communications to users who have 'opted in' to receive them.

Cookies

Idaho Ed Trends deposits cookies on users' hard drives. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. By setting a cookie on our site, a user does not have to log in a password more than once and saves time while on our site by not having to repeat certain behaviors. Users who reject the cookie may still use Idaho Ed Trends.org, but they may be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience.

Idaho Ed Trends uses a third-party analytics platform to collect information about website usage. This information is stored securely and anonymously, with the goal of gathering information ion about how our users experience our site, such as page views and specific pages visited, and what activities they find the most valuable.

Log Files

We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Idaho Ed Trends is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Newsletters

Registered users may be automatically subscribed to our newsletter or other email services. To register, we may ask for contact information such as name and email address. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. From time to time, Idaho Ed Trends may email our newsletter subscribers a request to complete user surveys and/or events that we believe are of interest. A user may unsubscribe from newsletters at any point in time.

Choice/Opt Out

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters or other communications can unsubscribe using the tools provided in every email message we send.

User Surveys

From time to time, we may request information from users and newsletter subscribers via surveys. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, phone number, and address), and demographic information (such as ZIP code and child's grade level). Survey information will be used for exclusively purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Email Referral Service

If users elect to use our email referral service, for informing another person about our site, we ask them for an email address. Idaho Ed Trends will automatically send the person a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Idaho Ed Trends stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Security

Idaho Ed Trends has implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. When users submit sensitive information via the website, Idaho Ed Trends uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect their information both online and offline. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Thus, you acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) will be granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. The servers that are used to store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Compromise of Security

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Idaho Ed Trends will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Statement, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us.

Notification of Changes

As we continue to develop our website, this privacy policy likely will change. We will post all changes to this policy on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's effective date. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. You agree to review this policy periodically since such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and your subsequent use after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.

Login Security

When you choose a password, the password is encrypted and stored on the password-protected Idaho Ed Trends server using the latest industry-standard technology.

A Notice About External Links

You will find links from Idaho Ed Trends to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed website whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors. Additionally you'll see links from advertisers, sponsors and other partners that may use Idaho Ed Trends' logo as part of a co-branding agreement.

In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites.

Idaho Ed Trends may include links to external websites that provide complementary information and activities to our users. We don't control the content of these links. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. Once you leave our servers (you can generally tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from that site's home page, you should contact the site directly for more information.

Public Forums

Idaho Ed Trends may make it possible for our users to share information with one another in a public manner. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Consequently, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Idaho Ed Trends does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information through the website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the website at any time or in any manner. If Idaho Ed Trends learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected through the website without verified parental consent, then Idaho Ed Trends will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Notification Procedures

It is the policy of Idaho Ed Trends to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to our customers or website users, via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website page, www.IdahoEdTrends.com, as determined by Idaho Ed Trends in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Idaho Ed Trends reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our customers or website users.

Updated January 8, 2014