EduVox Wiki:Privacy policy

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This is the privacy policy for the EduVox wiki, owned and managed by the Voxitatis Research Foundation.

If you are looking for the privacy policy for other Voxitatis websites, including the Voxitatis blog, please consult those privacy pages.

Voxitatis is committed to protecting you and your family's personal information when you are using our website. The websites covered in this privacy policy are all found under eduvox.org/wiki. We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for you. This privacy policy concerns our use of any personal information that you provide to us through or that we obtain from any source and make available via our website.

In order to provide you with the full range of services, we sometimes collect information about you. Voxitatis is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information (these laws are referred to collectively in this privacy policy as the "data laws").

Our website contains hyperlinks to sites owned and operated by third parties. These third-party websites often have their own privacy policies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information that you submit or that is collected by cookies while visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites, and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

Information we collect about you when you browse our website

Whenever you access a page on our website for reading or writing, we collect the following information about you and store it in an access log on our server:

  • The IP address from which you access the Internet (an IP address is a number that can identify a specific computer or other network device on the Internet)
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The URL of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if known
  • Your operating system and browser, along with any add-ons, including Java

How we use computer and browser information

We use the information to measure the traffic to various sections of the website, which, in turn, helps us make our site more useful. The browser information, especially insofar as it reveals your use of mobile technology or assistive technology, is used to develop and code pages so most people will be able to view the site correctly. We use analysis software to look at IP addresses so we can enhance your user experience. We may note, for example, that many people are accessing a certain page from India, and we may decide to provide more coverage of interest to people there in the future. Although IP addresses can, in some cases, be tied to a specific site or geographic location, that function is unreliable, and we do not knowingly use that information to determine the locations from which our site is being accessed other than the country of origin. More importantly, we never use this information to develop a personal profile of you, and the log files are regularly deleted after our analysis is complete.

We never link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, including email addresses. This means, for instance, that a user's browsing from one page on our website to another will be tracked, but the user will remain anonymous. We have IP addresses for everyone that uses our website.

Information we need when you sign up for an editor's account

This site operates as a wiki, which means contributions are accepted from users on the internet. You can sign up to be listed as an editor or creator of pages on this wiki by paying a small fee. When you pay the fee, you provide personal information to PayPal, which processes our payment, including your name and email address, which PayPal forwards to us. We do not receive any information other than the following from PayPal:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your email address, which is required, as this will be your login name
  • Your phone number, if provided
  • The amount you paid
  • The product(s) you ordered, which is most likely a perpetual subscription to the wiki

How we use your personal information

We consider this information in order to establish a user account for you and provide you with the services you're ordering, which includes a login account on our wiki that will enable you to create and edit pages on the wiki.

By entering your details in the fields requested on PayPal, you enable us to provide you with the services you select and to customize your experience on our website. We do NOT post this information, except for your login (or email address) on any page to which you have contributed.

When we might contact you directly

Voxitatis may contact you in relation to the functioning of any service you have signed up for in order to ensure that we can deliver the services to you. THIS INCLUDES SENDING AN EMAIL MESSAGE TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU PROVIDED. We may also contact you in relation to any contribution you have made or to invite you to participate (voluntarily) in surveys that help us improve our services.

We will never use the information you provide to contact you for marketing purposes, although we do send out marketing and outreach material by email and by direct mail.

We may occasionally contact you in order to follow up on information you have provided to us in the context of a news story, whether or not the story was about you.

Sharing your personal info

We will never share your personal information with anyone else, except where required and permitted by law. For example, we must comply with law enforcement agencies who make a legitimate request for this information. We never sell your personal information; nor do we provide it to anyone who has not presented a valid subpoena for the information, except as provided on this page.

Offensive or inappropriate content

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate, or objectionable content anywhere on our websites, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior, Voxitatis may use your personal information to stop such behavior.

Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in violation of any applicable laws (for example, because content you have posted may be defamatory), Voxitatis may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/internet provider, or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behavior.

For users 17 and under

If you are under 13, you are not allowed to provide personal information on this wiki or to sign up for services. You can, of course, read the content on our pages.

If you are aged 17 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to this wiki. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

How long we keep your personal information

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service. That means we will keep your login active for a period of two to three years from the date of your latest contribution.

That is, where you contribute, Voxitatis will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted. Some projects, though, are likely to have a longer, or even permanent, duration.

COPPA compliance

Voxitatis does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13.

Some content submitted to or shared with Voxitatis on this wiki may be retained for prolonged periods of time or potentially indefinitely, which is true of news contributions and some school data that may be published.

Voxitatis does NOT, however, claim any rights to content you create on our system, including without limitation photographs, text, data, comments, assignments, scores, grades, or other collaborative efforts. By submitting material to our site, you grant us a limited, nonexclusive license to publish that content, in an effort to increase collaboration across the educational community, but all content remains the intellectual property of the creator. We use it solely for the purpose of performing our function as a tool for learning.

We do not knowingly collect educational or disciplinary records of students, their home addresses or places of residence, their telephone numbers, email addresses, messaging screen names or another vendor's or provider's personally identifying information, special education data, criminal records, Social Security number, biometric information, socioeconomic information, food purchases, participation in Title I, Title III, or any other entitlement program at the state or federal level, political or religious affiliation, cellphone number, text messages, photos or portraits, or voice recordings.

Disclosure of personal information

Under the data laws, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information Voxitatis holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We may charge a fee for such information requests and will require you to prove your identity with two pieces of approved photographic identification. We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct, or delete personal information about you on our files.

Please address requests and questions about this or any other question about this Privacy Policy to Paul Katula, 10121 Daventry Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030 (email: paul@schoolsnapshots.org).

Changes to the privacy policy

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time, so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to this wiki. The date of the most recent revision is December 26, 2017.