We at Penda take the privacy of our users seriously. This Privacy Statement describes the information we collect on our website and how we use it. This document covers data supplied by individuals. We have a separate policy for student data provided to Penda by schools or school districts set out in STUDENT DATA POLICY STATEMENT. This Privacy Statement must be read in conjunction with our terms of Site Use and Terms of Service, and the provisions of those documents are incorporated herein. To the extent those terms conflict with the terms of this Privacy Statement, the terms of this Privacy Statement shall control.
What information do we collect and how do we use it?
We use your IP address (a special number that relates to your Internet connection on your computer) to help identify problems with our server and to help administer our website.
Students – in addition to basic information about you provided by your school, we ask you to provide us with the following additional information: your first name and last name, name of teacher(s), your password, your password question, your password answer, your interests. Sometimes this information will already have been provided to us by your parents/guardians or teachers. We also keep records of marks you have scored in the various learning exercises. We use this information to monitor your progress and analyze your learning needs. We will also use your personal data for the purposes of administration and operation of the service. We may use demographic and profile data to tailor your experience of our website and to produce statistics which may be used by your school to help manage learning. We may disclose information about your performance to your parents/guardians, teachers and school as part of the service.
We aggregate the scores made by students for the purpose of our internal statistical analysis and research.
We will use your email address to send you the Penda newsletter, which will keep you informed of changes and improvements to the website. The newsletter may contain promotional offers from third parties. It will be sent to you by email no more than once a week. From time to time, we also offer promotions relating to special areas of interest. At any time, you can opt out of receiving the newsletter, or you can opt into the promotions, by clicking the relevant boxes on the My Account screen. Whatever you decide, you will not receive more than 4 emails a month from us.
Teachers – if you are a teacher or are registering on behalf of your school, we ask you to provide us with personal details like your name, position, your email address and your interests. We will use this information for the purposes of administration, operation of the service.
We collect statistical information in order to monitor website usage. This helps us to develop our website and the service. We may provide aggregate statistical information to third parties. This information will not identify you personally and will not be easily traceable to individual students.
We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to unaffiliated third parties without your express consent, except in the following limited circumstances.
Site Vendors. We may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as maintaining the site, providing services related to the site, collecting information, or other functions necessary to our business. We may need to share your personally identifiable information with these companies (collectively, “Site Vendors”). We will provide Site Vendors with only that information necessary to perform their functions, and we will not allow them to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Imminent Harm. We may reveal your personally identifiable information to school officials, attorneys, private investigator organizations or law enforcement agencies if we believe that you are: (i) in risk of harm from another; (ii) harming or interfering (or will imminently harm or interfere) with others; or (iii) violating (either intentionally or unintentionally) our terms or otherwise violating any legal rights.
Legal. We will reveal your personally identifiable information to the extent we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law.
Transfer of Site. We shall be entitled to transfer to a third party information we collect, including any personally identifiable information, in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the business entity responsible for the information under this Privacy Statement provided, however, that the acquiring third party has agreed to safeguard your personally identifiable information with protections that in all material respects are the same as or more protective than those set out in this Privacy Statement.
Managing your details
You may access and update your personal details at any time by clicking on My Account. Alternatively, if you are a student, you may ask your parent/guardian and/or teacher to do so. Parents/guardians can make changes to their own or their children’s personal details at any time by clicking on My Account or by asking the teacher to do so. Teachers can access and update their own or their students’ personal details at any time by clicking on My Account or by asking the school administrator to do so. School administrators can access and update their own or their teachers’ or their students’ personal details at any time by clicking on My Account. Please note that if you delete your records, we will not be able to personalize the service or monitor your progress.
How we protect your information
We store your personal details on a secure server. This means that we use encryption technology and firewalls in an effort to protect your information from being accessed by anyone else.
Please understand, however, that we do not warrant as fail-proof the security of information provided by or submitted to us. Due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, we cannot provide, and we expressly disclaim, assurance that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
If we make material changes to the use of your personal data, we shall post details of the changes to this Privacy Statement on our website or send an email to you detailing the changes if they affect you. If you continue to use any service provided by us after you have received notice of the changes, you will be deemed to have consented to the change to the use of your personal data that you directly provide.
By registering with us and continuing to use the service, you give your consent to the use of your personal data as set out in this Privacy Statement. If you are a parent/guardian and you are registering with us on behalf of your child, you give your consent to our use of your child’s personal data as set out in this Privacy Statement.
Consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, schools may share information about students derived from their education records with contractors such as Penda for use in providing educational services to students in the school. As noted above, we have a separate policy for Student Data provided to Penda by schools or school districts set out in our STUDENT DATA POLICY STATEMENT.
How to contact us
We welcome your views about our Privacy Statement. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please send an email to: INFO@PENDALEARNING.COM
Alternatively, you can write to us at:
2400 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
Toll Free: 888-919-0404
Fax Number: 404-549-3329
P.O. Box 941310,
Atlanta, GA 31141