OUR SCHOOLFUNDCENTER FUNDRAISER PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR OUR K-12 WEBSITE VISITORS

This Privacy Policy and these Terms and Conditions govern the use of the schoolFUNDCenter fundraiser we’ve included on our website and therefore, the corresponding conditions and terms of use and participation of those who visit our website. By continuing to our website, visitors acknowledge this Privacy Policy, and agree to comply with and abide by the Terms and Conditions

 

IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS:

SBP – School Bell Partners, the company providing us with this K-12 website Fundraiser.

K-12 or School – Our K-12 institution, sometimes referred to as “We” or “Us” or “Our”.

Fundraiser – The schoolFUNDCenter fundraising program in which our K-12 is participating, per the Terms, Conditions, and Privacy Policy (the “Rules”) posted at www.schoolFUNDCenter.com.

Website(s) – School’s website(s), that use SBP’s Mini-Window (“SMW”), the technology used for the Fundraiser.

Sponsors – Businesses that appear in the SMW on the Website’s webpages and make contributions to the School based upon Website visitor participation.

Cookies – Small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers; Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, smart phones and other devices. SPB Websites use Cookies to facilitate Internet sessions and to optimize the financial performance of a Fundraiser.  Cookies are commonly used and let websites recognize previous visitors to the web page, record a visitor’s progress from page to page, and recall certain information a visitor entered previously. SBP may also use Website tracking images and applets to collect the same information. If Website visitors choose not to enable Cookies on their browser, some of the Fundraiser services will be disabled and unavailable. This process is called “opt out” and is defined herein.

Advertising Services – SBP may use third party companies to provide additional Fundraiser related services including advertising campaigns deployed online and/or offline. These companies help SBP execute, optimize, and measure the effectiveness of the Fundraiser. These advertising services may use Cookies and personally, or non-personally, identifiable information (information that includes, or does not include, names, addresses, e-mail addresses or telephone numbers) about visits to the Websites to further optimize the Fundraiser’s performance as efficient, cost-effective, and capable of generating maximum funds for Schools. The technology and online applications associated with advertising services may contain small graphics with tags in them. These tags work in conjunction with Cookies to further maximize Fundraiser performance.

Website Visitor – Visitor(s) to our School’s Website(s), sometimes referred to as “you” or “your”.

The Fundraiser may automatically include a Bonus Rewards Value-Added Offer. Bonus Rewards require that an Advertising Service use Cookies. You can opt out of Cookies being placed onto your browser, in which case they will no longer be placed on your browser. See the section below, called “OPTING OUT” for more information about this option, and for a link for you to click to opt out of Cookies and the corresponding Bonus Rewards, Value Added Opportunity.

This Privacy Policy (Policy) describes how School Bell Partners collects, uses and shares information that is personally identifiable to a user (Personal Information) and information that is not personally identifiable to a user (non-Personal Information) from its ownership and operation of Websites that use SBP’s SMW. The Websites provide users with Fundraiser and other content. For purposes of this Policy, Personal Information and non-Personal Information will be referred to as Information.

By accessing and using the Website(s), you agree to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please opt-out of Cookies. In order to participate in the Fundraiser, or any other projects or activities sponsored by SBP, we are required to post these this Privacy Policy and the related Terms and Conditions on our School/K-12 Website(s).

 

WHEN DOES SBP COLLECT INFORMATION AND WHAT DOES SBP COLLECT?

SBP collects Information in many ways, including –

SBP may use third party data and data provided by its affiliates (which includes SBP’s parent, subsidiaries and other entities under common control with us; collectively, “Affiliates”) to augment and/or verify the Information collected from users, and SBP may also associate demographic and other data collected such as the user’s browser and device.

 

WEBSITE PRIVACY

 SBP’s web servers automatically recognize and record the URLs (Universal Resource Locator or the address of a World Wide Web page) from which visitors access the Websites’ webpages via the Internet, as well as the names of the pages visited while at the Websites. SBP may store Cookies from Website visitors. At the time these Cookies are stored, there is no personally-identifiable information. However, as part of providing Value-Added Opportunities, personally-identifiable information may be appended to the Cookies. To the extent we participate in any Value-Added Opportunities, we acknowledge and agreed that Cookies will be used as described herein.

SBP may use aggregate information about surfing behavior and equipment to improve sponsorships, Website experiences and the K-12 funding generated.

SBP also uses anonymous, individually identifiable, and aggregate information for a variety of marketing and promotional purposes. For instance, SBP uses what is learned about a visitor’s preferences to alert the visitor to new options when it returns to the Websites, or to help SBP or SBP’s business partners and/or the Sponsors target messaging or product placements to the viewer’s particular interests.

SBP employs measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected through the Fundraiser. However, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, SBP cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted using the Websites, and such information is transmitted at our own risk. SBP does not assume responsibility for use or disclosure of a website visitor’s information resulting from unauthorized or illegal access to the Website(s), to SBP’s systems or those of SBP’s vendors or partners.

 

HOW DOES SBP USE WEBSITE VISITOR (or “your” or “you”) INFORMATION?

 

HOW IS WEBSITE VISITOR (or “your” or “you”) INFORMATION SHARED?

 

INTERNET COOKIES as they relate to a WEBSITE VISITOR (or “your” or “you”)

 As noted above, SBP uses Cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. There are two general types of Cookies that may be placed on your computer or mobile device:

Additionally, SBP itself and/or SBP’s third party partners and Affiliates may place Cookies on your computer or mobile device. These persistent Cookies and session Cookies may be linked to your IP address, browser version, operating system, device, demographic or inferred interest Information. They may be used to help deliver more relevant advertising to you and to identify you on unaffiliated websites, apps, ad networks or for analytics, attribution and reporting purposes.

 

OPTING-OUT as it relates to a WEBSITE VISITOR (or “your” or “you”)

 We, as well as SBP, are dedicated to providing privacy on the Internet. In addition to developing our Privacy Policy, we have provided you the opportunity to opt out of future 3rd party advertising cookies.

We allows third party vendors to place cookies on your computer for purposes of targeted digital advertising.  This Privacy Policy does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by these vendors. These vendors have their own privacy policies and may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”).  To remove yourself from some or all NAI or DAA member advertising programs, please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page or the DAA Opt-Out Page and follow the relevant instructions.

Users may opt out from the collection and use of online viewing data for behavioral advertising purposes by companies who have elected to participate in one of the behavioral advertising opt-out mechanisms such as the Digital Adverting Alliance’s opt-out program located at http://www.aboutads.info/choices or the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org. If you delete your Cookies, install a new browser, or use a different computer, you may need to revisit these sites to renew your opt out. Many digital advertisements also include an icon (such as the DAA’s AdChoices icon) that allow you to opt out of receiving targeted ads. SBP, its Affiliates and third-party marketing partners, may use many of the DAA and NAI participating companies to serve targeted advertising. However, as is the case with most websites, SBP has not elected to directly participate in any of these programs at this time or alter its behavior when a user of the Websites has activated the “do-not-track” setting on their browser (see, “Browser “Do Not Track” Signals”, described below).

Please note that when you opt-out, an opt-out cookie will be placed on your computer.  The opt-out cookie informs ad networks to stop collecting data regarding your online behavior.  This means, though, that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.

It is important to know that:

  1. It may take up to 10 days for an opt-out request to become fully effective and;
  1. If, subsequent to an opt-out request, you opt back in, (a) Cookies will be placed on your browser again via the Fundraiser; and (b) your Information may be shared again.

 

INFORMATION a WEBSITE VISITOR (or “your” or “you”) PROVIDES DIRECTLY TO ADVERTISERS ON THIS SITE.

You are able to access certain advertiser’s web sites through our Websites. When you choose to interact, receive information or sign up for an offer from an advertiser, you may be doing so through third party web sites and with other entities over which we have no control. You should read those sites’ privacy policies to make sure you understand how those web sites collect, use and share your Information. We have no control over use of your Information by these third-party web sites.

 

SECURITY OF a WEBSITE VISITOR’S (or “your” or “you”) INFORMATION

SBP uses commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of your Information. SBP may not currently encrypt Information that it stores. Given the nature of the Internet, your Information passes through entities that we are unable to control. Therefore, SBP cannot guarantee that its security measures or those of third parties who access or transmit your Information will prevent your Information from being illegally accessed, stolen or altered. SBP may use encryption technology to protect certain information sent over the Internet. SSL is an encryption technology known as “Secure Sockets Layer”. SSL encrypts transmissions between two parties and verifies the Web site server you are communicating with. An “s” after the “http” in a Website’s address indicates that a browser is attached to a secure server using SSL technology.

 

WEBSITE VISITOR (or “user” or “you” or “his/her”) CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

 The California “Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request information regarding our disclosure of their Information to third parties including the categories of Information shared and a list of the names and addresses of third parties with whom the Information was shared. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a request via this link: http://schoolfundcenter.com/contact/ . In your request, please specify that you want “Your School Bell Partners, LLC California Privacy Rights Notice.” Please allow 30 days for a response.

Most browsers contain a “do-not-track” setting. In general, when a “do-not-track” setting is active, the user’s browser notifies other websites that the user does not want their Information and online behavior to be tracked and used, for example, for behavioral advertising. As required by recent Shine the Light law amendments we are required to inform you that, as is the case with most websites, we do not honor or alter our behavior when a user to our Website has activated the “do-not-track” setting on his/her browser.

 

CHILDREN

SBP values the privacy of children and all of its users. This Privacy Policy and these Terms and Conditions are designed to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). SBP does not knowingly collect or use personal information from children under age13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent. If a child whom SBP knows to be under age 13 sends personal information to an SBP Web site, SBP will use that information only in accordance with COPPA.

 

TO FURTHER PROTECT PRIVACY

Sponsors, other online retailers, and partners, third party Internet sites, and third-party services accessible through the Websites have separate privacy and data collection policies and practices, which are independent of and may be different from SBP’s policies and practices. SBP is not responsible or liable for these independent policies and practices, and it is each School’s responsibility to review those policies and practices, and to decide whether or not they satisfactorily protect the School’s rights.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

SBP reserves the right to revise and update this Policy at any time. If SBP makes material changes to this Policy, SBP will post notice on its Website. Any such revisions will be effective 7 days after posting to the Website or 3 days after SBP us, directly, via email, telephone or facsimile transmittal, and will apply to all Information collected by SBP both before and following the effective date. Our use and your use of the Websites or participation in any Fundraiser following any such revisions will be deemed our and your acceptance of such revisions. You should periodically visit this page to review current policies on the collection and use of Information.

These Internet Privacy Practices and Terms and Conditions were last modified in 2017, and update and replace any previous Internet Privacy Practices or Terms and Conditions from SBP.

 

QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS OR CONTACT

If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or suggestions regarding this Policy, the Fundraiser or the Website, please contact a K-12 representative or SBP via this link: http://schoolfundcenter.com/contact/ .

 

SBP’s DISCLAIMER TO SCHOOLS AND WEBSITE VISITORS

EXCEPT AS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE FUNDRAISER, AND ALL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED THEREWITH, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, SBP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON- INFRINGEMENT.

 

SPONSORSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS

Shown on the web page linked below are: (i) the contributions Schools may expect to receive by allowing Sponsorships to be placed on their School website, (ii) corresponding Click contributions, and (iii) SBP’s good-faith estimates of what one School family could earn for its School in a year by participating in the Fundraiser. All of these available Sponsorships have been approved by the related Sponsors. These Sponsorships will change from time to time, and such Sponsorship changes will not be deemed a change in these Terms and Conditions. Here is a link to currently available Sponsorships and related contributions: http://schoolFUNDCenter.com/sponsors/ .