Privacy Policy

816.1. PRIVACY POLICY


1. Purpose

The following is the IU 13 privacy policy as it appears on the IU 13 website. The IU13.org website of Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (“IU13,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) contains an e-commerce section designed to sell educational and administrative support software to Pennsylvania K-12 schools, staff and administrators. IU13 also provides one or more links from its website to third party website(s) for the sale of educational software to K-12 parents and students. 

In order to better serve you and improve your experience on the IU13.org website, IU13 may collect information about you when you visit our website. Your privacy is important to us, and therefore we use encryption and security technology in an effort to protect your personal and account information. We may receive and store information you enter on our website. We may track visitors and customers using the website. We will not follow your browsing path off the IU13 website.


2. Guidelines

Collection And Use Of Personal Information

The information you give us and information about your order(s) may be combined with other personally identifiable information (such as demographic information and past purchase history) available from our records and other sources. We collect personally identifiable information when you register, request information, participate in user posting areas, or complete an order. The personally identifiable information collected may consist of information you provide, such as names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone and facsimile numbers. In addition, as described in more detail below, we collect certain information that you
do not visibly enter, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browsing patterns on the website, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by us. IU13 does not collect your financial information, and the financial portion of any transaction is handled through another website.

Cookies And Other Technologies

We receive and store information you enter on our website or provide using cookies – small files placed temporarily in your internet browser – to keep track of your visit to our website. “Cookies” and other technologies help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. We use cookies and other technologies to study traffic patterns on our website to make it more rewarding, to study the effectiveness of client communications, and to customize your experience and provide greater convenience each time you interact with us. We may also use cookies and other technologies to analyze online advertising.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

In addition, we use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to tell us what parts of our website users have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches users perform on our site. Pixel tags also enable us to send email messages in a format users can read and they tell us whether emails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user.


Disclosure Of Your Information

IU13 is not in the business of selling information about our users and customers to others. We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third party marketers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties in certain circumstances, such as the following:

  • In the event that we reasonably believe such disclosure is required by the laws, rules, court or governmental orders or regulations of any nation, state, or other applicable agency, government or jurisdiction;
  • As appropriate or required for us to make transmissions or deliveries to you;
  • If, in connection with submitting the information, you consent to such disclosure; or 
  • To persons or companies that have a strategic relationship with IU13, that perform work for IU13, that provide products and services to you on behalf of IU13, or that are otherwise associated with IU13, including third party service providers that help us to maintain this website.

From time to time, we may use information obtained from you for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Privacy Policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the privacy policy changes on our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these changes by requesting in writing that your information be removed and ceasing to use our website.

As with any online business, IU13 might sell or buy one or more components or portions of a business. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any preexisting Privacy Notice (unless you consent otherwise). In the event that IU13’s online business is acquired, customer information may be one of the transferred
assets.


Security Of Your Information

IU13 works to protect the security of your information, taking reasonable precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to
safeguard your personally identifiable information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally identifiable information. You can help us protect your personally identifiable information by taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. For example, make sure you use a secure web browser, use caution when submitting information over unsecured networks, and be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

IU13’s website uses links to the sites of other persons or companies. IU13 is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of these persons or companies.

Notice To Parents/Guardians

If you are a parent or guardian, we want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. 


15 U.S.C. Sec. 6501 et seq

IU13 sells educational products for purchase by adults; IU13 does not sell products for purchase by children. A child under eighteen (18) may only use the IU13 website with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

We are in compliance with the terms of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
(COPPA); we do not collect any information from anyone under thirteen (13) years
of age. Any information gathered from our website, products, and services, shall be
gathered from the parents and guardians of students, as well as the staff and
administrators of Pennsylvania School Districts. If IU13 reasonably believes that a
child under thirteen (13) years of age has submitted personal information to IU13,
the information will be deleted.

Terms & Conditions

Please also visit our Terms & Conditions page which establishes requirements associated with the use of our website and disclaimers and limitations of liability of our website.

Consent

By using the IU13 website, you consent to the collection and use of information as described in this Policy. If we change the Privacy Policy, we will post any change on this page to ensure you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use the information, and under what circumstances we disclose the information.

Contact

If you have questions or concerns regarding IU13’s collection, use, or disclosure of personal information, please email us at: edo@iu13.org.

 

References:

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) – 15 U.S.C. Sec. 6501 et seq.
Board Policy – 815, 815.1, 816