Welcome to SchoolBee! The SchoolBee website and service are provided by SchoolBee, LLC. (“SchoolBee”, “we” “us” or “our”). At SchoolBee, we respect and protect your privacy and the privacy of your school community and the privacy of your Parent Teacher Groups (“PTG”).
Information Collection and Use
SchoolBee works with PTG administrators or a school’s technology departments (“Registering Member”) to make a directory electronically accessible on the Website (“Directory”). The Registering Member provides the Directory containing information about students, parents and alumni (each a “Directory Member”) from your school. Directory information (“Directory Data”) may include the Directory Member’s name, grade year or graduation year, current teachers name, phone, e-mail address, and postal mailing address and the status of whether a parent has paid PTG dues as provided by the Registering Member, among other factors. For information regarding your student’s access and information please see the section on Minors and Safety below.
Access to a Directory on SchoolBee is by invitation only
A Directory will become electronically accessible to you if you are a listed member of that Directory and your Registering Member registers your school’s directory with SchoolBee. Upon registration, you will receive an automated e-mail invitation from SchoolBee at the e-mail address you provided to your Registering Member. You may then register personally as a member of the Directory. Upon receipt of the automated email you will have the option to opt-out of the Directory. Only listed members of the Directory, teachers and administrators at the applicable school, and other persons authorized by the Registering Member will be permitted to access that Directory.
In addition to the Directory Data, SchoolBee may also collect certain information from you as described below.
We collect personal information you knowingly choose to submit to us during registration, such as your name, email address, and age, to authenticate users, send notifications to users relating to the SchoolBee services, to manage each user’s account and to facilitate our compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
We also collect user profile data, including but not limited to, gender, age, and physical location coordinates in order to assist users in locating and communicating with each other and identifying common interests among users. We do not share your profile with other third parties.
We may require personally identifiable information such as your name, address, phone number, email address and credit card information if you order any fee-based services. Such information is used primarily to process your order or as otherwise described herein.
We may make discussion boards, forums and chat rooms available to you. You participate in these areas with the acknowledgement that any information you disclose becomes public information, including any personally identifiable information. Please review the guidelines for any of these areas when posting comments for terms and conditions and other specific information. You may post user Content on the Service at your own risk. Although we offer privacy setting options to limit access to your Directory, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you choose to share your pages or information. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that your Content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your user Content.
Information We Collect About Anonymous Visitors
We automatically track certain information based upon your use of the Website. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community.
Like many Web sites, we automatically gather certain information about our Website traffic and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to track users’ movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information. We may use a third-party tracking service that uses log files to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to the Website in the aggregate. This service captures usage and volume statistics to monitor and track any illicit behavior on the Website.
Non-personally identifiable information (NPII)
When we refer to non-personally identifiable information (NPII), we mean information such as demographic, behavioral, unique device identifiers such as IMEI and UDID, search terms, age, gender, zip code, or other information that does not identify you to SchoolBee and that SchoolBee does not use in combination with other information reasonably obtainable from another source to personally identify the user.
Personally identifiable information (PII)
When we refer to personally identifiable information (PII), we mean information such as first and last name, email or home address, or phone number that, either by itself or in combination with data reasonably obtainable by SchoolBee from another source, could be used by SchoolBee to personally identify the user.
Information We Collect To Respond To Your Choices and Requests
In order to use some features of this Website, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address) in accordance with our Terms of Service. We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.
The Directory is provided to Directory Members at no charge. SchoolBee retains the right to change the Directory fee at any time and commence charging for products or services and may request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as a credit card number and expiration date). We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Application Forms for Financial Products or Services
If you apply for or purchase a product or service requiring financial information on our site, we require that you provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, including your name, address, phone number, credit card number and Social Security number. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you.
If you choose to post messages in our chat rooms or other public message areas or leave feedback for other users, we will collect the information you post. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.
Communication from Us or the Website
We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, and promotions. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice/Opt-out” paragraph below. We will also send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.
Conditions Under Which We Share Information
Third Party Advertisers
We do not provide or allow third party advertisements on the Website.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect or defend legal rights or property, or (iii) protect the personal safety of individuals or the public or (iv) in connection with an actual or proposed corporate transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or asset to which the information pertains.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of being included on the Directory or of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form. We also provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of receiving promotional materials from us relating to third party services and products.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at email@example.com.
Our Website may provide links to third-party websites, such as those of our business partners and online advertisers. While on these third party sites, those third parties may collect information about you. Because SchoolBee does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information, before using their services.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may make corrections via the website, by contacting your school directory administrator or by emailing our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Minors and safety
We take safety issues very seriously, especially with children, and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet practices. To protect minors, we may put special safeguards in place (such as placing restrictions on the ability of anyone not in the Directory to view a minor’s Directory information), recognizing this may provide minors a more limited experience on SchoolBee.
Effective: June 1st, 2013
Updated: January 24th, 2014 - Clarified how we do not use 3rd party advertisements and do not share information with 3rd parties.
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