The Kidblog, Inc. Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to the www.kidblog.org website (the “Service”). The Service is owned and operated by Kidblog, Inc., a corporation under Delaware, United States law (“Kidblog,” “we,” “our”) with offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This Privacy Policy applies to all users and visitors of the Service, whether or not they register (“user,” “you,” “your”).

The Service is a web blogging platform intended for use by teachers in an educational setting. The Service is currently free to all users.

1) Our Commitment to Privacy

This Privacy Policy explains our information practices and defines your options for controlling our use and collection of your information.

By using the Service you agree to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you via the Service, by email, by means of a notice the next time you log in to the Service, or by means of a notice on our homepage or main page of the Service. To make our Privacy Policy easy to find, we have placed a link to it on at the bottom of each page of the Service.

You are responsible for reviewing the Service periodically for any modification to this Privacy Policy. Any access or use of the Service by you after notice of revisions or additions to this Privacy Policy shall constitute and be deemed to be your agreement to such revisions or additions.

2) The Information We Collect

This policy applies to all information collected via the Service plus any information you provide to us by email, by telephone, or in writing.

You provide personal information to us when you register to use the Service and when you request information from us. The personal information we collect from users registering for the Service is:

Display Name (this name is displayed to other users)
Username
Password
Email Address
Class Name (a “class” is a group of users defined by user registering for the Service)

The user registering for the Service can also define the members of a class and grant usage user access to the Service by issuing usernames and passwords to additional users.

We store all personal information submitted by users for registration purposes, and all weblog text and messages posted using the Service. If you submit additional information to us regarding he functionality of the Service or any problems you encounter, we may use this information to improve the performance of the Service, provide customer service to you and others, and take any other actions in our business discretion.

When you post messages, other users or visitors to the Service may be able to view them depending on their viewing privileges. Users who register for the service can assign viewing and usage privileges to other users.

We urge you and you users to exercise caution when posting personally identifiable or other personal information with the Service. Remember, any information you disclose in these areas may become public information through the actions of any user having viewing privileges.

In addition to the personal information you supply, we may automatically collect non-personal information to evaluate how the Service is used. We collect non-personal data to make the Service work better for users in the following ways: to improve the Service design, layout, and appearance; to provide personalization of the Service for users; and to evaluate the performance of any marketing or advertising on the Service. The technologies we use to gather this non-
personal information may include IP addresses, web browser cookies, clear gifs, browser detection, and weblog information.

3) How We Use Information

We collect personally identifiable information from registered users so that they may have secure access to the Service. Users are responsible for safeguarding their own usernames, passwords, and email addresses. If your registration or account information security has been breached, you can contact us for assistance.

Our primary goal for collecting non-personal user information is to improve the performance and design of the Service.

We will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent.

We may use your email address to answer email we receive from you and to provide status updates for the Service. We will not share your email address with outside parties without your consent.

From time to time, you may be invited to participate in optional customer surveys or contests, and Kidblog may request that you provide some or all of the above listed personally identifiable information in those surveys or contests. We use information collected through contests to contact winners and award prizes. We also use information collected from surveys to learn about our customers in order to improve our services and develop new products and services of interest
to our customers.

Kidblog uses “IP addresses”, “cookies”, “clear gifs”, browser detection, and “weblogs” to provide a better experience on this Service and to collect useful business information. Third party technologies such as cookies may also be used for the same purposes.

IP addresses define the Internet location of computers and help us better understand the geographic distribution of our users and manage the performance of this Service. Cookies are files placed onto the file storage system of your computer when you visit the Service so the Service will automatically recognize you each time visit the Service and deliver content specific to you. You may modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. Please consult your browser instructions for information on how to modify your choices about cookies. If you modify your browser to reject certain or all cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the Service.

We also use a technology called “clear gifs”. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that are used to track emails and online movements, helping us understand what marketing campaigns and content are effective.

We detect the type of web browser you are using to optimize the performance of the Service based on the browser preferences of our users and visitors. To learn about how people use our Service we also examine weblogs, which show the paths people take through our site and how much time they spend in certain areas.

Kidblog may contract with unaffiliated third parties to provide services for the Service, such as software for Service features, customer communications, analyzing and evaluating the information we collect, and other services. When we do this, we may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties only to provide those services, and they are not authorized to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

4) Our Commitment to Data Security

Access to your personally identifiable information and all data you store on the Service is limited to authorized Kidblog staff and is restricted by password protection mechanisms. Although total security does not exist on the Internet, Kidblog will make commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the information that you submit it.

5) Use of Kidblog by Children

The Service is not intended for use by unsupervised children. Only adults are authorized to register and create accounts with administrative privileges. Only accounts with administrative privileges may grant children access to the Service.

Kidblog will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

6) Legal disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.

We may decide to sell the business or the assets associated with the Service. In any transaction of this kind, customer information, including your personally identifiable information, may be among the assets that are transferred. It is also possible that Kidblog would sell all or substantially all of its assets and business and in such case customer information, including your personally identifiable information, would be among the assets that are transferred. If we sell our business or its assets in one of these ways, you will be notified by a notice placed on the Service, by an email to your last known email address, as indicated in our records.

This Service does not currently contain links to other websites. Kidblog is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Service, and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information. This statement of privacy practices applies only to information collected by Kidblog via the Service.

7) How to Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please call send an email to privacy@kidblog.org or contact us by regular postal mail at Kidblog, Inc., 212 Third Avenue North, Suite 390, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

Last revised: May 16, 2012.

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