Collected data usage:
Let’s Go!, and authorized user of pledge-drive.net, asks for the least amount of data possible when fundraising groups use our services. That data is used exclusively to build a couple of things. First, we create an account for the school. School information remains in our system so your group can sign up again in the future. We then ask for some basic information to create a one-time event. That event data is only accessible by the creator of the event and is destroyed shortly after the event is completed.
No data is ever shared or sold to any other entity.
Can parents request deletion of data? Our fundraising partner platform, pledge-drive.net, sets up donation websites for each participant. These websites are not “accounts” for parents, they are simply filters of an overall page so that the individual child can recieve “credit” for their specific donations. Once created we do honor requests to delete data. To insure we do not affect school data we simply replace the participant‘s name with an unidentifiable replacement.
What happens if there is a breach on pledge-drive.net? If the company identifies or is notified of a breach technical support will immediately act to identify the nature of the breach and perform corrective actions which include adding code to eliminate the possibility of future identical breaches, restoring data from one of multiple secure backup and notifying any individual or group that might have been compromised. The good news is that we do not store any credit card data on our site so no financial information can be breached.
Are student data transfers encrypted? We do everything we can to secure student data including data encryption.
Is data retention for school purposes only? The only data we retain about a school is the school name, address and phone number. Most data we collect is event specific and event data is destroyed at regularly scheduled times once events are complete.
Is student data protected? The only student data we collect approved directory information that is provided by the school using FERPA as the guide. The only access to that data is through password protected login from the school administrator. The only required information to activate a participant account is the parent’s email. And we do honor requests to delete data made by parents.
COPPA – Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13 in the United States.
We collect only as much information as is necessary to provide the service and the client may access, delete or withdraw consent for continued processing of the child’s information at any time. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting personal information of a child under the age of 13, please contact your educational institution directly.
We honor all requests by parents or guardians to remove any previously provided data by themselves or the school.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you believe we have inadvertently collected personal information (not directory information) from a child under 13 without proper consent. This will allow us to delete such information as soon as possible.
FERPA and State Education Privacy Laws
We provide an online fundraiser to schools and other educational institutions. While we collect very limited data to build the student (or participant) websites, we DO NOT collect educational records governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
We take privacy very seriously and do our best to meet or exceed the provisions of FERPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and other applicable laws that relate to the collection and use of personal information of students. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting personal information of a student, please contact your educational institution directly.
In many jurisdictions, you have rights to control how your personal information is used. You may have the right to request access to, rectification of, or erasure of personal information we hold about you.
You will be able to access your information as well as change and delete some of the information yourself by logging into your account. If you cannot access, correct, or delete the required information yourself, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that many of these rights are not absolute. In some circumstances, we (or your institution) are not legally required to comply with your request because of relevant legal exemptions.
In many jurisdictions, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection authority. But please contact us first, so we can address your concern.
We provide an online fundraiser to schools and other educational institutions.
Like many other internet-based services, pledge-drive.net, our fundraising platform, needs to collect some information from our users and their usage so we can provide you with the high-quality experience you expect from us. Rest assured, we make every reasonable effort to ensure that our app(s) and service(s) are secure and private in accordance with our promise and our policies. The information we collect (whether through our own means or through trusted third parties, as explained below) can be in the form of:
Personal information you submit while creating an account with pledge-drive.net or while using our service;
Automatically collected information; and,
Information from other sources.
We collect personal information when you register through our website. Personal information is any information about you that is personally identifiable—such as your name or email address.
If you send email invitations to friends or family to join your pledge-drive network, those email addresses are, in some instances, also collected.
Other information that is stored in our service when either parents or teachers use our site, includes but is not limited to: school and class information, including teacher’s last names.
Some states or local school districts may require administrator approval and access to the data for services teachers or students use.
Automatically Collected Information
When you use our site we, or our authorized third party service providers (explained below), may also collect information relating to your devices—including your device type and model, operating system, browser type, unique device identifier, IP address, device address or ID, mobile phone number, mobile network carrier, location, event information (such as application installations), and/or the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after the service, the pages you view on the service, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the service.
We may also automatically record certain information from your web browser by using different types of technology, including “clear gifs”, “cookies” or “web beacons.” This information is gathered for all users.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
What Does That Mean to You?
We need some information to provide you with the best experience possible, and we will make every reasonable effort to keep that information private and secure. There are three types of information we collect: Personal information you submit; automatically collected information; and, information from other sources.
We collect information using our own or third-party technology (including cookies) to provide you with the best experience possible.
We may use other sources (third party) to complement the information you provide to us to better serve your needs.
We offer a range of features that use technologies like cookies, pixel tags (“pixels”), device or other identifiers and local storage to provide a seamless and safe experience.
Authorized Third Parties
Use of Information
We use your information for the following general purposes: to operate, maintain, and improve our services and apps, to contact you, for internal business purposes.
We use third-party information you provide to us solely to provide services you specifically request.
We also use the information that you provide and that we collect to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve our product, and to create new features and functionality. Some reports about usage by the members of a group are also displayed to teachers and school or group administrators to provide them with analytics they can use for decision making.
We may use your information to personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the apps and serve you relevant content, and information; monitor and analyze the effectiveness of our services; monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.
We will never use students’ personally identifiable information, or collect, use, or share such information for any purposes beyond the authorized school purposes, or as explicitly authorized by the student or parent. We will never target advertisements to students or sell students’ personally identifiable information to third parties for any purpose.
We do not sell or disclose personally identifiable information to nonaffiliated parties except in connection with our services and the operation of our business as explained in this policy and our terms of service.
You may decline to share certain personally identifiable information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the service. You may update or correct your profile information and preferences at any time by accessing your account preferences page through the service.
Disclosure of Information
We do not sell or disclose your personally identifiable information to nonaffiliated companies or organizations.
Children’s Privacy & COPPA Compliance
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the online privacy of children under the age of 13 and requires the school to obtain parental consent or notice prior to the collection, use, and disclosure of that child’s directory information. Parents can withdraw consent for the further collection of their child(ren)’s information at any time. If you are aware that pledge-drive.net is collecting information from a student without parental consent, please contact us immediately at email@example.com and we will take action according to this policy and our terms of service.
NOTE: Schools in different countries and communities have different regulations and approaches, and pledge-drive.net cannot advise you on compliance with the laws applicable to your school. You should obtain any parental consent that may be required by your school (including for COPPA and FERPA) in a manner that complies with the laws of your jurisdiction.
By requiring educators and/or parents to provide consent to the use of directory information, pledge-drive.net is COPPA compliant.
How long does pledge-drive retain information?
We will only retain your information for as long as it is necessary for purposes directly related to a specific fundraising event or legal obligations, or to provide the Service for which we receive or collect such information. Unless required by law, our data retention policies include:
Our Commitment to Data Security:
We use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of your information. As is the case with other online services, however, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the apps and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we will attempt to notify you electronically and post a notice in our app so that you can take appropriate protective steps.
Similarly, although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on the apps will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the service. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of information that you have posted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored such information.
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