Terms of Use and Privacy Policies:

1 - Web Sites Terms and Conditions of Use for Public Users of the Site
2 - Privacy Policies for Public Users of the Site
3 - Privacy Policies Student Users of the Site

 1 - Web Sites Terms and Conditions of Use for Public Pages of the Site

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

a. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on EdTechLens's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

i. modify or copy the materials;

ii. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

iii. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on EdTechLens's web site;

iv. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

v. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

b. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by EdTechLens at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on EdTechLens's web site are provided "as is". EdTechLens makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, EdTechLens does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall EdTechLens or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on EdTechLens's Internet site, even if EdTechLens or a EdTechLens authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on EdTechLens's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. EdTechLens does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. EdTechLens may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. EdTechLens does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

EdTechLens has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by EdTechLens of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

EdTechLens may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to EdTechLens's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.

9. Returns and Refunds Policy 

Thank you for your purchase at EdTechLens. Please let us know if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you would like a refund, you must request a refund in writing within 14 days of purchase and give us a reason for the refund request. Your feedback will help us improve our programs.

10. Returns

Thank you for your purchase from EdTechLens. Please let us know if you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you would like a refund, you must request a refund in writing by contacting us at support@edtechlens.com within 14 days of purchase and provide your order number and a reason for your refund request. Your feedback will help us improve our programs.

11. Refunds

Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item.

If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment). If you paid by credit or debit card, refunds will be sent to the card-issuing bank within five business days of receipt of the returned item. Please contact the card-issuing bank with questions about when the credit will be posted to your account.

 2 - Privacy Policies for Use of Public Pages of the Site

Your privacy is very important to us at EdTechLens. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
  • We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Registration: In order to use the EdTechLens website, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.

Orders: We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we'll use this information to contact you.

Cookies: We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Links: This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

 3 - Privacy Policies Including Student Users of the Site

PRIVACY POLICY WHILE USING EDTECHLENS PROGRAMS

It is our policy at EdTechLens to protect the privacy of those who visit our website and use our services. The public area of the website, EdTechLens.com, is where parents and educators learn about our program and pay to license it. It is not intended for use by minors. Registered users who have subscribed to the program use the private area of the website which is accessible only to licensed users. Users include children under the age of 13. Our privacy policies are more stringent in this private area, as detailed below.

This policy explains what information we collect through the products and how we may use, disclose and share that information.  By using the site and services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  This policy may be updated as our company and products change.  When the policy changes, we will post a notice on our home page and at the top of this Privacy Policy page, and by any other means as required by law.  If you have any questions about this policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at info@edtechlens.com.

 

EdTechLens.com Public Pages Privacy Policies

The public pages at EdTechLens.com reside in the area of the website, where parents and educators learn about our program and pay to subscribe to it.

The EdTechLens.com website is intended for use by parents and teachers.  We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children, and we do not include links to any third party websites or social sharing tools in areas of the site intended for children.  

Collection of Personal Information

In certain areas of our site and services we collect information from schools and individuals who wish to participate in certain features.  For example, if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask you to provide us with your email address.  You may always unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button that appears on every email.  

You may also email us with questions about the registration process, subscription or other purchases, or to provide general feedback on our site and services.  In those cases, we will use your email only for the purpose of responding to your inquiry.

If you purchase one of our products, we will ask you to provide your full name and email address. You will be given the option to register at this time or to purchase without registration.  Either way, you will be asked to provide your full name, street address, email address, telephone number and credit card information.  This information is used to process your order and for processes related to your use of the course. This usage includes tracking your course so we can answer your inquiries, notify you when your subscription is going to expire, and other internal record-keeping purposes.

A name and applicable grade level for student(s) will also be requested if you are licensing the program. A full name is not required. However, a full name or some unique identifier must be used if the student will use the program again in subsequent years and wishes to access data created in earlier years.

Additional usage may be deemed necessary in the coming months but the purpose of usage of your email address and student grade level(s) will be to increase the efficiency of program usage for all involved and not for marketing purposes.

Users who have questions regarding their purchase may fill out a support ticket to receive technical or other assistance.  You will be asked to provide your full name, email address and information regarding the nature of your question.  You will be given the option to also provide us with a phone number.  This information will only be used for the purpose of responding to your concerns.

Disclosure of Personal Information

As a general policy, EdTechLens does not sell, disclose or provide third-parties with Personal Information about visitors to our website or subscribers.  Personal Information, as used in this Privacy Policy, means full name, email address, street address, phone number, credit card information, student records subscriptions.  Personal Information excludes, however, Internet protocol address (“IP address”), cookies, device identifiers, URL’s for web pages, and all other technical information.  Technical and other information is discussed below in the section entitled “Non-Personal Information.”

Third Party Links and Tools:

We include links to social networking sites and other sharing tools on the pages of our site and services that are intended for parents and teachers.  Please be aware that those sites and tools have their own privacy policies and practices.  We encourage you to visit those sites to read those policies.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties.

 

EdTechLens.com Non-public Pages Privacy Policies

The non-public pages at EdTechLens.com reside in private area of the website; they are used for learning purposes by students and educators and are accessible only to licensed users.

Children’s Information:

Certain areas of the EdTechLens services are intended for use by students, including students under the age of 13. We do not include links to any third party websites or social sharing tools on these pages. We also do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children on these pages. Educators and parents have the option to disguise or truncate student names (e.g. First Name, Last Initial) as they enter student names into the Class List within the Class Management section of the program. 
Communication between parent or teacher and student is handled internally within the EdTechLens curriculum program, not via email sent to the student. Students take assessments and their grades are recorded in the program. Teachers or parents can review the assessments and leave comments. Students see these comments when they log in with user name and password. Additionally, students can communicate with teachers or parents via a discussion option for class discussion purposes.

We use this information to personalize the experience for users, to deliver the curriculum products, to provide teachers or parents with access to the work of individuals in their classroom, to maintain communications with those individuals, and to track student completion and achievement in the program for the purpose of program improvement.

We may also collect information provided by a student, such as responses to questions and class assignments.  This information is tied to a student’s name or another unique identifier, but no other personal identifying information, and this information is accessible only by the school administrator, teacher, or parent who has set up the classroom and to EdTechLens administrators.

Courses are managed through the Opigno system. Opigno is a Learning Management System, which is a software created by the company, Connect-i; it is a template into which the EdTechLens curriculum content has been inserted. Information entered into EdTechLens programs is accessible only by EdTechLens administrators and participating parents and educators (including teachers and school administrators); it is not accessible to Connect-i administrators or personnel.

We delete user information periodically when it is no longer needed or upon request by a teacher or parent managing a student classroom 

In the event that a teacher or parent discontinues a subscription, data that can be used to assess the effectiveness of the program will be kept. For example, students take pre-and post-tests which are used to determine student growth as they progress through the program. Also, the number of times certain pages are visited are recorded.   

If we should learn that we have inadvertently collected personally identifiable information from children, we will promptly delete it.  If you have additional questions regarding our policies and practices related to children’s information, please contact us at info@edtechlens.com

 

Public and Non-public pages at EdTechLens.com Shared Privacy Policies

We do not disclose any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. We rdo eserve the right to disclose personal information to the extent we believe necessary or appropriate to comply with legal process, to protect the safety of our users, and to protect our rights and property.

In the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, assignment or transfer of any or all of our business assets (including in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings), personal information will remain subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

User Choice

If you would like to review or delete the Personal Information you have provided to us, please contact us at info@edtechlens.com.  Please note that we must request that you verify your identity prior to sharing information with you.

Non-Personal Information

As is customary with most websites, our website and services collect and store the name of the website and/or IP address you visited immediately prior to navigating to the site or service, the IP address of the device and/or router you used to access the Internet; your browser software version; your type of operating system; the date and time our website was accessed; and other technical information about your device. This information is only used for analytics, improving website performance, information security, to ensure proper website operation and for other internal purposes.

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Technologies

Our website, and the third parties that are “tagged” on our web pages, use various types of technologies to remember that your browser software visited our website.  The third-parties include entities that provide social media sharing opportunities, video players, and other diverse website functionality and services for our site.  These third parties may use browser cookies, web beacons, “Flash” cookies, and other technologies.  Some of these parties may collect Non-Personal Information that they use for online behavioral advertising, which is advertising based on which websites you visit.

Browser Cookies are small data files created by a website and stored on your computer.  Cookies enable us to recognize your browser on return visits to our Site and to remember your preferences.  You can disable or block cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.  However, disabling cookies may result in limited access to certain features and functionality on our site or services. To learn more about browser cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.  

Web beacons are very small image files that are not visible to the human eye and which are used with and without browser cookies to enable the entity serving the beacon to remember that you visited a particular webpage.

Flash Player technology is software, separate from your browser, that enables the delivery and viewing of rich content and videos.  “Flash cookies” (or “Local Shared Objects”) are associated with the Flash Player software on your device and are often used to maintain settings and functionality.  Flash cookies can be deleted by visiting Adobe and following Adobe’s instructions regarding Flash cookies. http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html.

We do not display advertising on our site, however, as noted, certain third-party entities that we use to provide website functionality or social sharing may collect Non-Personal Information for the purposes of online behavior advertising.  

Our website does not respond to “do not track” signals transmitted by web browsers, but we encourage you to visit the following links if you would like to opt out of online behavioral advertising:  http://www.networkadvertising.org/ choices or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Security

We have policies and procedures in place and take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of Personal Information collected on this Site.  This includes SSL encryption for transmissions of all student data and payment card information.  However, we cannot guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from intrusion during transmission, while stored on our systems, or when otherwise in our care. Except as expressly required by applicable statute or regulation, we will have no liability for disclosure of your Personal Information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

If you create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and for any activity that occurs under your account credentials, whether or not authorized by you.  Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

We do not disclose any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. For additional information about our privacy practices, or to review and request to have deleted any personal information you have shared with us, please send a request to info@edtechlens.com.

Contact Us

Visitors to the EdTechLens website may contact us by info@edtechlens.com

If you have any questions about these policies, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

EdTechLens
www.edtechlens.com
1834 Lenox Road
Schenectady, NY 12308
info@edtechlens.com

This document was last updated on December 20, 2016


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