Noble Impact Privacy Policy & Terms of Service
Effective: July 22, 2016


Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 22, 2016



As a K-12 online educational services provider, we believe it is of utmost importance for users to understand how their information is collected and used on our website. The below Privacy Policy has been, where relevant, adapted from the privacy policy of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington DC-based think tank that that seeks to advance responsible data practices and is at the forefront of student privacy, per its co-creation of the Student Privacy Pledge. Our privacy policy covers Noble Impact’s digital portfolio tool (my.nobleimpact.org), as well as Noble Impact’s main site (nobleimpact.org). Key questions answered in the policy below include:

  • What information do we collect?

  • How is your information used?

  • What about cookies and web beacons?

  • How do we protect your information?

  • How can you opt out of email communications from us?

  • What about changes to this privacy policy?

  • How can you ask questions or raise concerns?

What information do we collect?

We may collect both personally identifiable information about you and non-personally identifiable information about your visit when you access our website or log on to our digital portfolio tool.

  • Personally Identifiable Information: We collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us in order to become a user of our service. Upon building a digital portfolio, we will ask you to provide us with your name, email address, birthday, city, state, and a profile photo. An email address is not necessary in order to create a portfolio; a student may ask instead that a username and temporary password be generated for login purposes. In some cases, a student’s school or educational institution may choose to include the student’s school identification number upon the creation of his or her portfolio account; this is typically used for student record cross-referencing purposes by the student’s teacher or school administrator. Furthermore, in the portfolio creation process, users are able to include free-form biographical information, upload photos/videos, and disclose other personal information. If you decide to subscribe to our mailing list, we will ask you to provide us with an email address in order to make delivery of newsletters possible. If you leave a comment on our blog, we may also collect contact information including your name and email address. Because participation in these activities is completely voluntary, you have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Like many online services, we may also collect some personally identifiable information through web beacons, as explained further below in the section addressing that technology.

  • Non-personally Identifiable Information: The non-personally identifiable information we collect includes the domain name of the site providing you with Internet access, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, which is typically controlled by your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. We may also collect your browser type and version, the operating system your computer is running, and other site visit data such as the pages you view, and/or the information you search for. Much of this information is tracked through log files, which are stored on Noble Impact’s servers (which are hosted by Bluehost, a third party service provider).


How is your information used?

  • Personally Identifiable Information: We generally use your personally identifiable information to send you news and updates about Noble Impact or to respond to your comments, feedback, or concerns. We do not sell, rent, or share your personally identifiable information without your consent, except with third parties service providers that operate under our direction, as required by law, or to protect the rights and property of Noble Impact, our website, and other users.

  • Mailing Lists: If you submit your personally identifiable information to a mailing list, we will use this information to send you news and information about Noble Impact. We rely on Mailchimp for our newsletters. If you do not wish to receive communications from us, you may email us at community@nobleimpact.org or, in the case of newsletters, you may click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter email to indicate you do not wish to receive future emails.

  • Information Posted to Public Forums: Noble Impact allows users to leave comments on our website’s blog. Please remember that any information that is disclosed through this function becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

  • Non-personally Identifiable Information: Non-personal information collected about your site visits will be used to allow us to better understand the entire audience that is visiting our site. Except as noted below we track and record IP addresses that access our site for reporting and analysis purposes only. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website.

What about cookies and web beacons?

Like many online services, Noble Impact uses cookies and web beacons to enhance the information we have about your preferences and to learn about your visit. A cookie is a piece of information that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie allows Noble Impact to determine that a visit has occurred within our site, as well as which pages were viewed. Cookies are not used to identify you and will not collect personal information. You can decide if and how your computer will accept cookies by configuring your preferences option within your web browser.


Web beacons, also known as clear gifs and web bugs, allow us to recognize a cookie on your computer when you view a web page. These electronic images help us measure the effectiveness of our email campaigns by, for example, counting the number of individuals who visit our website or the number of individuals who open or act upon an email message. For example, we use Google Analytics to provide us with reports about how many unique visitors came to our site, what content they view, and which links they may have clicked on to get here. We use Google Analytics with IP address masking, which ensures that our analytics data does not include your full, individual IP address.

You may opt-out of Google Analytics by using
this tool.


How do we protect your information?

We take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encrypted connection, which encrypts your information as it travels across the Internet, is used across Noble Impact’s sites.

For information we automatically collect from site visitors, we limit access to stored data to our technical staff and senior management.


How long do you keep my information?

We collect the minimum amount of personally identifiable information necessary to serve the purposes described above (for example, when you register for a digital portfolio account or sign up for our mailing list). We maintain these records as long as the associated account is active or as needed to provide services. Users or parents of minors can request a copy of their or their student’s data or request that the information be deleted from our system by emailing community@nobleimpact.org or writing to:

Noble Impact
107 E. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of security, confidentiality, or integrity of stored personal data, to you insofar as consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement or any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

What about changes to this Privacy Policy?

If we make any material changes to our privacy policy, we will notify you by posting the revised policy with the date of revision on this page. We will also provide notice of this change via email (sent to all users specifying an email address in their user account and to all teachers for distribution among students without specified email addresses). We will not use any previously collected information in a materially different manner without your affirmative express consent. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy policy.

How can you ask questions or raise concerns?

If you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policy or data use, or wish to change your options, please email us at community@nobleimpact.org or write to:


Noble Impact
107 E. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72201







Terms of Service
Last Updated: July 22, 2016



ERIC: After reviewing what would need to go in our Terms of Service, I advise that our legal counsel draft the first version. I will, then, review and suggest edits. Please have Terry draft up our Terms of Service based on the following information. I’m happy to have a meeting to go over all our needs within the below-mentioned sections, if necessary.


Relevant Examples of Terms of Services:


Suggested Sections Include:

Acceptance of Terms of Service

Description of Service

Eligibility

Restrictions & Prohibited Content/Actions

Special Terms for use by Teachers

Special Terms for use by Students

Registration

Fees & Payment

Cancellation & Service Changes
User Content

License Grant

Privacy

Indemnity

Public Content and Third-Party Services

Accounts & Password Security

Disclaimer of Warranties

Limitation of Liability

Modification

Resolution Dispute & Arbitration

FERPA

Right to Terminate

Violations

Contact