Privacy Notice

IDEA Public Schools (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the ideapublicschools.org website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this notice.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service. 
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings. 
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes. 

Use of Data

IDEA Public Schools uses the collected data for various purposes: 

  • To provide and maintain the Service. 
  • To notify you about changes to our Service. 
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so. 
  • To provide customer care and support. 
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service. 
  • To monitor the usage of the Service. 
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues. 

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. 

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Notice followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. 

IDEA Public Schools will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information. 

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements 

IDEA Public Schools may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: 

  • To comply with a legal obligation 
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of IDEA Public Schools 
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service 
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public 
  • To protect against legal liability 

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. 

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. 

Analytics and Advertising

We use third party analytics providers, including but not limited to Google Analytics, Google reCAPTCHA, Facebook Pixel, Salesforce, and SiteImprove  to collect information about your use of our websites and enable us to improve how our websites work. 

When you access and use our websites, we or a third-party partner may serve you advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you (or in some cases, to users who our service providers deem to have characteristics similar to our customers) based on information relating to your access to and use of our websites. To do so, we or our service providers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (alone or in conjunction with web beacons, pixel tags or other tracking technologies). If you would like more information about this practice and to learn about your choices in connection with these practices, please visit http://preferences-mgr.truste.com, http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and http://www.aboutads.info/. If you are located in the European Union visit http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/. 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. 

In addition, our website uses third party cookies from Google Analytics for Display Advertisers, including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting – which gives us insight into behavior information relating to visitor age, gender and interests on an anonymous and aggregate level. This will help us to understand browsing behavior to give you a better experience whilst visiting our sites. 

You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en, and opt-out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can opt-out of Google Analytics Advertising features via the NAI consumer opt-out. 

Google Tag Manager

We use Google Tag Manager to manage the tags or scripts on this website in a central location. We use Cookies and Usage data collected through this service to track and monitor the use of our service. The Google Tag Manager Use Policy is available at https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy. 

Facebook Custom Audiences

We use Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver advertisements to Website Visitors on Facebook based on email addresses that we have collected. You may learn more about Facebook Custom Audiences by visiting https://www.facebook.com/help/381385302004628/. Custom Audiences Terms are available at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/customaudience. We also may use information associated with Visitor social media accounts, such as demographic and other information about an individual’s title, industry or organization, to improve our marketing efforts if that individual connects those social media accounts to a website profile.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Notice of every site you visit. 

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services. 

Changes To This Privacy Notice

We may update our Privacy Notice from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Notice on this page and updating the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Notice. 

You are advised to review this Privacy Notice periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Notice are effective when they are posted on this page.

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