Your Privacy Rights
Last updated: September 8, 2020
Regardless of where our servers are located, your personal data may be processed by us in the United States, where data protection and privacy regulations may or may not be to the same level of protection as in other parts of the world. BY VISITING THE SITE AND USING THE SERVICE, YOU UNEQUIVOCALLY AND UNAMBIGUOUSLY CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES OF ANY INFORMATION COLLECTED OR OBTAINED BY US THROUGH VOLUNTARY SUBMISSIONS, AND THAT U.S. LAW GOVERNS ANY SUCH COLLECTION AND PROCESSING.
We collect two types of information about persons who use the Service: Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.“Personal Information” is information that is personally identifiable to you, such as your name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. Anything you publicly post or that is available publicly will not be considered Personal Information, and will be outside the restrictions of this policy.“Non-Personal Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information. We may create Non-Personal Information from (i) automatically gathered information or (ii) Personal Information by excluding information (such as name) that may make the information personally identifiable to you.
Personal Information Collected
We collect certain Personal Information about you, which may be supplied from the school/organization that you, or your child are affiliated with, when you sign-up for the Service, when you complete a survey, when you create or update an account, when you use the Service, when you request services, or otherwise when you submit such information. The information that may be collected includes:Name;Username;Email address;First party cookies;Third party cookies;Location data;Browser and operating system information; andDevice information.You may provide us information when you interact with us through email, online chat, or otherwise. We may retain such information in order to provide you with services, and you agree that we may share this information as needed with other users in order to resolve any issues that may arise between you and another user of the Service.You are not required to provide any personal information in your profile page in order to use the Service. If you choose to add personal information, or materials containing personal information, to your profile, Local Impact will not be responsible for such materials/information and you do so at your own risk.The Service may access the internet or use your mobile data plan in order to use certain features of the Service.
Non-Personal Information is collected about you when you use the Service, including but not limited to the type of device you used and its browser and operating system information, the pages accessed most frequently, how pages are used, previous page and referring page URLs, and similar non-personal data. If you can be identified from this information, for example by combination with other pieces of information, then we will treat this information as Personal Information.Automatically tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is one method of automatically collecting information about your activities online and information volunteered by you. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your device whenever you surf the internet. Further, the Service may utilize user agent strings, web beacons, pixel tags, cookies, embedded links, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. If non-personal information is paired to any of your Personal Information, we will treat the non-personal information as if it was Personal Information too.Although it may be possible to turn off the collection of cookies through your device, that may interfere with your use of the Service.
Use of Information / Internal Use of Information
We accept and gather information in an effort to provide the Service to you. We may also use this information to help us develop and improve our Service and other offerings, fulfill your requests, track usage trends, conduct experiments and perform research and analytics, communicate with you regarding administrative matters, send materials to you, tailor our Service and offerings to meet your interests and those of others, and for other purposes permitted by law.We may use anonymous, aggregate information, of which your information may be a part, without restriction.
Sharing Information Collected with Third Parties, Consultants, and Affiliates
Local Impact or its service providers may also use "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs" or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") in connection with some of our Site pages and HTML-formatted email messages for purposes of, among other things, compiling aggregate statistics about website usage and response rates. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to website visitors and may be associated with cookies on visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags allow us and our service providers to count users who have visited certain pages of our Site, to deliver customized services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can inform the sender of the email whether and when the email has been opened.
As you use the internet, you leave a trail of electronic information at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as "clickstream data”, can be collected and stored by a website's server. Clickstream data can reveal the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to our Site. We may use clickstream data as a form of non-personally identifiable information to determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Site, how visitors navigate through the Site, and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. We will only use this information to improve our site.
Storing and Securing
If you are visiting the Site or otherwise using the Service from outside of the USA, you understand that your connection will be through and to servers located in the USA, and the information you provide will be securely stored in our servers and internal systems located within the USA.We will store and use your personal information until the earlier of your request that we delete it, or the completion of the purpose for which it was collected, unless we have to keep it in order to comply with applicable law(s) or regulation(s). To the extent possible, we will delete the information within thirty (30) days of the triggering event. Any information which has been automatically logged, backed-up, or archived shall be segregated without use/access until it can be deleted in line with our document retention procedures. We employ procedural and technical safeguards to secure your personal information against loss, theft, alteration, and unauthorized access, use and disclosure, including but not limited to encryption (at rest and in transit via https protocol, passwords, and a firewall). We also employ security procedures to protect your information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.Regardless of the precautions we take, no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
Access and Control
User profile and contact information will be retrievable through the Service. Some other information collected about you may be retrievable through your username login. To retrieve your information, follow the instructions on the Service. Users that do not have an account/profile with us, may make a similar request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Service may contain tools that enable you to share personal information, including sensitive information, with others on the Service. Should you choose to use such tools, please exercise caution when sharing sensitive information.
Do Not Track
At this time, the Service does not specifically respond to browser do-not-track signals.
Children and Privacy
We do not knowingly permit users to register for our Service if they are under 13 years old, and therefore do not request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that a customer is under the age of 13 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable registration information from our files. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of 13 who has provided personally identifiable information to us without your approval, please inform us by contacting us at the email address below and we will remove such information from our database.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a US federal law that protects the privacy of students’ education records, including personally identifiable and directory information. FERPA was enacted to ensure that parents and students age 18 and older can access those records, request changes to them, and control the disclosure of information, except in specific and limited cases where FERPA allows for disclosure without consent.Under FERPA parents/guardians, or if applicable, the eligible students (18 years or older) have the ability to review/inspect, and/or amend/correct, student record information that may be in our possession or under our control. To exercise these rights, please email us at email@example.com with “FERPA Request” in the subject line.
California Privacy Rights
California law allows California residents to request information regarding our disclosures in the prior calendar year, if any, of their personally identifiable information to third parties. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Request for Privacy Information" in the subject line. Please include enough detail for us to locate your file; at a minimum, your name, email, and username, if any. We will attempt to provide you with the requested information within thirty (30) days of receipt. We reserve our right not to respond to requests sent more than once in a calendar year, or requests submitted to an address other than the one posted in this notice. Please note that this law does not cover all information sharing. Our disclosure only includes information covered by the law.