This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for schoolnewsnetwork.org. This privacy notice applies solely to the information collected by this news site. It has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally Identified Information” (PIL) may be used online. PIL, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact or locate a single person or to identify an individual in contest. The only personal information we may collect is your email address IF you subscribe to our Weekly Headlines or choose to provide comments. The Weekly Headlines operate through the provider Mailchimp. Mailchimp does not share addresses (and neither do we) and their business model is built on that standard.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect the email addresses you provide. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to anyone — period.
We will only use your email address to include you in the Headlines subscription and to offer our Reader Survey to you annually. Very occasionally, such as when we launch a new site, we will notify you of that through your email.
Your Access to and Control over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by doing the following:
Click on the unsubscribe option at the bottom of the Headlines
Remove your email from our list of commenters (if you signed up) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Cookies and Similar Technology
Our third-party services such as our sponsors and affiliates may also use these types of technologies to manage or measure the performance of their information displayed or delivered over School News Network. Again, none of this is personally identifiable information.
This news site contains many links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that asks for and collects personally identifiable information. We have no liability for the content of linked sites. To maintain the integrity of our site, however, we welcome any feedback about any sites we link to.
Surveys & Contacts
Participation in surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include demographic information (such as local district, occupation, age level). Our surveys do not request names or addresses. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and reader satisfaction of this site.