WAO Academy completely values your privacy. On this page, we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information that we obtain about visitors to our website www.waoacademy.com. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access, update and exercise other rights in respect of your personal information.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at:
What Information Do We Collect About You?
We may collect Personal Data from end users affiliated with a particular school or other educational institution or organization (“School”) who are teachers or administrators (“Teachers”), as each uses our Site and Services (any individual end user in one of these groups may be referred to as “you”). “Personal Data” means personal information about an identifiable individual and any information which can be used to identify an individual as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. We may also collect Anonymous Data. “Anonymous Data” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. To the extent that Anonymous Data is linked with your Personal Data, we will treat it as Personal Data.
We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data that Teachers and Schools provide to us directly. We may also collect Personal Data or Anonymous Data automatically, through technologies used on the Site, and in the Services, as described below.
Information we collect directly from you
Information we collect only from Teachers:
Information We Collect Automatically
Information About You That We Collect From Schools
How We Use Your Information
We use the information that we gather about you for the following purposes:
If you are a Teacher, we also use the information that we gather about you for the following additional purposes:
Aggregated or Anonymous Data
We may aggregate or anonymize data we collect to create Anonymous Data. Anonymous Data does not identify you individually. We may use this Anonymous Data for our own purposes, such as to better understand how users access and use our Site, Apps, and Services in order to improve our Site, Apps, and Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes. We also may disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in order to meet these purposes. Aggregated or Anonymous Data will have all direct and indirect personal identifiers removed. This includes, but is not limited to, name, ID numbers, date of birth, demographic information, and school ID. Furthermore, we agree not to attempt to re-identify Data and not to transfer de-identified Data to any party unless that party agrees not to attempt re-identification.
How We Share Your Information
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of Personal Information received, we are potentially liable.
We may disclose Personal Data as follows:
If you make any comments to a Newsfeed, Educational Materials, Resource Pins or other items or forums associated with the Site that are publicly viewable by the WAO community, you should be aware that any Personal Data you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for Personal Data that you choose to submit in these blogs and forums.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals. We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals from web browsers.
Security of Your Personal Data
We have implemented a variety of security measures to protect the Personal Data we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We protect your login information and the transmission of data using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Data
You have several choices regarding our use of your information on our Services:
Accessing and Deleting Your Personal Data
We may send periodic promotional or informational emails to Teacher users about our services, products, or events. You may opt out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you administrative e-mails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us.
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