It is StartingStrong.com's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, StartingStrong.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. StartingStrong.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how StartingStrong.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, StartingStrong.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
StartingStrong.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. StartingStrong.com only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to StartingStrong.com's websites choose to interact with StartingStrong.com in ways that require StartingStrong.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that StartingStrong.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask teachers who sign up for an account at StartingStrong.com to share their email address and name. Those who engage in transactions with StartingStrong.com by upgrading to the paid version of StartingStrong.com are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. Teachers who wish to track student progress during in-class practice sessions are required to receive permission from parents (see FERPA & COPPA compliance, below.) In each case, StartingStrong.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with StartingStrong.com. StartingStrong.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
COPPA & FERPA Compliance
StartingStrong.com is directed at teachers and parents. Additionally, teachers who want to track student progress on activities are required to receive permission from parents.
StartingStrong.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, StartingStrong.com may monitor the most common sets of words grouped together in spelling lists within StartingStrong.com. StartingStrong.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, StartingStrong.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
StartingStrong.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on StartingStrong.com's behalf or to provide services available at StartingStrong.com's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using StartingStrong.com's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. StartingStrong.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, StartingStrong.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when StartingStrong.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of StartingStrong.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a StartingStrong.com website and have supplied your email address, StartingStrong.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with StartingStrong.com and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. StartingStrong.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If StartingStrong.com, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that StartingStrong.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of StartingStrong.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.