A commitment is made by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company™ and its affiliates (collectively "Kendall Hunt") to protect the privacy of its users. This statement discloses how information is gathered and disseminated for use with Flourish. It should be noted that those with separate agreements with Kendall Hunt or its affiliates are separately covered in those agreements.
1. Information collected
It is necessary for users of Flourish to provide personal information in order to access the Flourish. Upon registering, you will be asked for certain personal information, including a name, city, state, e-mail address, and age range. This information provides us with the opportunity to provide you with content relevant to your interest and provides us with demographic data that we can use to improve the services offered to you. Any updates or reviews of this information may be conducted by you by selecting the appropriate option when using Flourish.
Further, personal information may be requested of you by Kendall Hunt to provide customer service, billing, synchronization of information available on Flourish, network management, customer service, and other exchanges of information.
Information regarding all users is gathered collectively. Kendall Hunt will automatically log IP addresses, session sources, and other data that tracks users' access to Flourish. This information is analyzed for sales and marketing purposes as well as monitoring the performance of the system. This analysis is conducted for learning about trends among our customers and not for the behaviors of individual users.
2. Children's privacy
It is the policy of Kendall Hunt to limit what personal information may be collected from children. Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to register with Flourish and will not be allowed to create an account without first having a parent's consent. The child's school must first obtain a parent's consent prior to any child under the age of 12 registering. If a parent desires to review a child's personal information after giving such consent, request that it be deleted, or refuse to allow any additional collection of information, the parent must contact the school representative that is using Flourish. If you have any questions regarding this provision, please contact your child's school representative or Kendall Hunt. Our contact information is provided below.
Only reasonably necessary information is collected from children. Kendall Hunt does not attempt or attract children by offering any special games, prizes or other activities. It is the policy of Kendall Hunt not to share any personal information about children with third parties.
3. Use of the information collected
The account number, password, and/or User ID selected during the registration process must be used to login and participate on Flourish. You will be identified to the Flourish sponsor or administrator and, if applicable, other registrants, by your full name when login has been completed. Any information that is disclosed in an area such as the discussion forums, e-mail lists, listserves, and other places where your name appears may become available to the Flourish sponsor or administrator and, if applicable, other registrants. You should be cautious when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups are made available on Flourish. Again, any information disclosed in any of these areas may become public information and you should be cautious when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Aggregated personal information may be used by Kendall Hunt to determine the demographics of its users, to distribute statistics and general marketplace information. A specific user will not be identified in this aggregated information.
Kendall Hunt may record non-personal information regarding the users of Flourish. Aggregated users statistics may be disclosed by Kendall Hunt in order to describe what services it has to prospective business partners, other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Websites write a small data file to your hard drive when you visit them and these are called a cookie. This cookie contains information that the Flourish uses to track the pages you have visited. It should be noted by you that a cookie can contain only personal information that you have supplied yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read the files created by other websites.
Cookies are used by Kendall Hunt to determine when a user is a repeat visitor. Cookies also allow Kendall Hunt to automatically link users to their personal accounts and to store a unique random User Id that is assigned to you so that Kendall Hunt may track the pages you visit on our Flourish. This User Id also provides you with entrance to specific areas on the Flourish and allows you to visit member only areas, if any. Your User ID is encrypted to assure security.
Any personal information that you have provided is stored on servers at a location designed specifically to assure that no unauthorized individuals will have the ability to access your information, the server or its data. However, you should be aware that no server and/or location is 100% secure and it is possible that such may be entered without permission by a computer hacker or by someone similarly engaged in unauthorized access. Kendall Hunt is not liable if such an act occurs.
If any changes to this privacy statement are made, Kendall Hunt™ will post such changes on Flourish. By using Flourish or its services, you acknowledge, agree and signify your assent to this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, do not use Flourish or the services it offers. Any continued use of Flourish or its services after changes to these terms have been posted will mean you have accepted such changes.
7. Contact information
4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, IA. 52002
If you are or may be concerned with how the data you have provided to Kendall Hunt through Flourish or its services has been or may be used, please contact us at the electronic address or postal address listed above. All concerns about privacy and use of data are taken seriously and Kendall Hunt will reply to you in a timely fashion so as to resolve any questions or issues.
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