This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) explains how SharEd uses your information when you access our website. SharEd is a collection of publications, work product and commentary developed by RTI International (“RTI”) over decades of research, analysis and technical assistance. These resources present valuable insights into how to improve learning outcomes through evidence-based approaches. This Privacy Statement applies to all who use our website, mobile applications, electronic services, or social networking sites (collectively referred to as the “Site”). SharEd and RTI may be collectively referred to as “us,” “our,” and “we” throughout this Privacy Statement.
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully and review it periodically for the latest information about our privacy practices. We will routinely update this Privacy Statement to clarify our practices and to reflect new or different privacy practices, such as when we add new services, functionality, or features to the Site.
By using the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement and agree to the use of your information by SharEd and RTI as described below. If you do not agree with the practices described in this Privacy Statement, please do not provide us with your personal information or interact with the Site.
1. Types of Information We Collect
We will collect information, including Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information, when you interact with us and the Site, for example when you
This Privacy Statement does not apply to the collection of information in any way other than by interacting with us or the Site.
2. Your Choices
We think that you benefit from a more personalized experience when we know more about you and what you like. However, you can limit the information you provide to SharEd. In order to personalize your experience, SharEd uses “Cookies” to collect information about you when you visit our Site. Cookies are used to identify a user or to track a users’ web browsing habits. This can sometimes lead to us being able to identify you by your IP address.You may manage how your browser handles Cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available.
You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share certain Device Data with SharEd, as well as how your mobile browser handles Cookies by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
3. How We Use Information Collected on This Site
We use information collected as described in this Privacy Statement to:
We also may use information collected as described in this Privacy Statement with your consent or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
4. When and Why We May Disclose Information
We may share your Personal Information as required or permitted by law:
We may also disclose Non-Identifiable Information for the same reasons we might share Personal Information.
5. How We Collect Information
You provide us with your Personal Information when you register, subscribe, or otherwise when you provide us with your Personal Information during your interaction with certain portions of this Site (such as Resources Upload). We also collect Personal Information when you contact us online for customer service and other support using self-help tools, such as email, or text.
Device Data may be collected when your device interacts with the Site, even if you are not logged into the Site using your device. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings.
We use commercially reasonable security procedures to protect personally identifiable information that you provide to us. While we consider these procedures to be adequate, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of storage, is completely secure. Therefore, there is still a risk that your personally identifiable information could be misappropriated and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
7. Accessing and Correcting Personal Information
We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
8. Privacy Practices of Third Parties
This Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information by us through your interaction with the Site. Other websites that may be accessible through links from the Site may have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy statements provided by these other parties prior to providing them with information.
9. Notice to Residents of Countries outside the United States of America
We recognize that the European Community has established a data protection regime pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC (the “Directive”). The Directive applies to the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Switzerland has also established a data protection regime pursuant to the Federal Act on Data Protection (“FADP”). These regimes restrict companies in the EEA and Switzerland (collectively, "EEA/CH”) from transferring personal data about individuals in the EEA/CH to the United States, unless there is “adequate protection” for such personal data when it is received in the United States. To create such “adequate protection” and allow our Vendors to overcome the restriction on international data transfers established by the Directive and the FADP, we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles published by US Department of Commerce (“Safe Harbor Principles” ) with respect to personal data about individuals in the EEA/CH that our subsidiaries and Business Partners in the EEA/CH send to us, (“EEA/CH Data”). More information on the Safe Harbor Principles is available at http://export.gov/safeharbor/(link is external).
If you live outside the United States (including in the EEA/CH), and you use the Site or provide us with Personal Information directly via the Site, your information will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement. By using the Site or giving us your Personal Information, you are directly transferring your Personal Information and Non-Identifiable Information to us in the United States. The United States may not have the same level of data protection as your jurisdiction. However, you agree and consent to our collection, transfer, and processing of your Personal Information and Non-Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You are solely responsible for compliance with any data protection or privacy obligations in your jurisdiction when you use the Site or provide us with Personal Information. Regardless of where we transfer your information, we still protect your information in the manner described in this Privacy Statement.
10. Contact Us; California Privacy Rights and Other Countries
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices or this Privacy Statement. You can reach us via postal mail at the following address:
Attention: Privacy Officer
3040 E. Cornwallis
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
If you reside in Canada, you may have the right to be provided with access to Personal Information that we have collected about you and written information about our policies and practices with respect to the transfer of your personal information to Vendors outside Canada. To find out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of personal information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by RTI pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via the email or address stated above. Please allow 30 days for a response.
11. Do Not Track
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there currently isn't an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we don't respond to them at this time. We await the result of work by the privacy community and industry to determine when such a response is appropriate and what form it should take.
12. Glossary of Terms
Cookie means a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your account, your preferences, and your use of the Site. Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. “Session cookies” are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. “Persistent cookies” are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser.
Device Data means information concerning a device you use to access, use, or interact with the Site, such as operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device, geo-location, unique device identifier or other device identifier, mobile phone carrier identification, and device software platform and firmware information.
Non-Identifying Information means information that alone cannot identify you, including data from Cookies and Device Data. Non-Identifying Information may be derived from Personal Information.
Other Sources means sources of information that legally provide SharEd with your information, and which are outside the scope of this Privacy Statement at the time of collection.
Personal Information means information about you that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. This includes the following types of information:
Third-Party Ad-Servers means Vendors and other third parties that provide the technology to place ads on websites and track ad performance.