controlled by TeachNow, Inc. (“TEACH-NOW
practices at the Site, such as the types of information TEACH-NOW collects regarding visitors to the Site and how we
may use that information.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT THROUGH THE SITE
Applications to a TEACH-NOW Program and Other Information You Provide to the Site
TEACH-NOW offers online teacher certification programs (“Programs
” and each, a “Program
”). As part of
the application process to our Programs, and at other times, TEACH-NOW may ask you to provide “Personal
” (i.e., information that identifies you as a specific individual, such as your name, telephone
number, mailing address, or email address), and other information about you, such as demographic information (e.g.,
your age, gender, race and ethnicity, or similar information), education and work history, payment information, or
certain information about your preferences and interests. If we combine these types of other information about you
Note: This is a general audience web site and is intended for users age 18 or older. The Site is not intended for
children and the Site does not knowingly collect personal information from children. If TEACH-NOW discovers that it
has inadvertently collected personal information from anyone younger than the age of 18, it will delete that
information from its active databases.
User Profile, Community Forums, and User Content
If you enroll in one of our Programs, you may be required to create a public “Profile
” as part of your
participation in Program. Your Profile may be auto-populated based on information you provide during the application
process. Your Profile includes both Personal Information (such as your name, email address, and mailing address)
and demographic information (such as your education and work histories). You may choose to supplement your Profile
to include additional information about you, including a photograph. The information in your Profile will not be
visible to the general public, but it will be visible to other students, instructors, and administrators of the Site
and the TEACH-NOW Program in which you enrolled.
The Site may provide you the opportunity to participate and post content in forums, through interactive features and
through other communication functionality (collectively the "Community Forums
"). You may choose, through
such features or otherwise, to submit or post text, photographs, videos, questions, comments, suggestions or other
content (collectively, "User Content
Your postings in a Community Forum may be viewable only to others participating in a Program, to a specific
Program group or the general public. Please note that others will have access to your Profile and User Content
and may use that information or share it with third parties. We are not responsible for the actions of third
parties and the use of your information and other User Content by such third parties is not subject to the
Information Third Parties Provide About You
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another website and you elect to
receive information from TEACH-NOW, that website will forward your contact and other information to us so that we
may contact you as requested. We will also receive and share information with third parties who jointly provide a
Program and as described below.
We also may supplement the information we collect with outside records from third parties in order to provide you
with information, services or goods you have requested, to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content
to you and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We
may combine the information we receive from those other sources with information we collect through the Site. In
Information We Collect Automatically As You Access and Use the Site
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to the Site, we and our
third-party service providers, including any third-party content, advertising, and analytics providers, may use a
variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information about your use of the Site
whenever you visit or interact with the Site ("Usage Information
"). Usage Information may include the browser
and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Site, the search terms you
entered into a search engine that led you to our Site (if applicable), all of the areas within our Site that you
visit, and the time of day you visit the Site, among other information. Usage Information also includes the IP
address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier
”) for any computer, mobile phone, or other device used
to access the Site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device and our servers
identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third-party
service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access a Site.
We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including enhancing or otherwise improving the Site and our
products and services. The Usage Information we collect is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with
you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.
The methods used to collect Usage Information may include the following:
A cookie is a data file placed on a device when it is used to visit a
Site or otherwise access our online content. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation,
remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our web pages, and for displaying offers related to
your prior activity on the Site. A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that
may be built into or downloaded by you onto your device. Flash cookies may be used for various purposes, including,
without limitation, enabling a Flash feature and remembering your preferences. For more information about Flash and
the privacy choices Adobe offers, visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html
If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, some features of the
Site may not function properly.
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web
beacons (also known as "1x1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs") may be included in our web pages and email messages. Web beacons
may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or email
can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including,
without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many emails
that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular links were actually viewed.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to
collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily
downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are
connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud
HOW WE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Please note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites
and online services that you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track”
means in this context. Like many websites and online services, Teach-Now does not alter its practices when it
receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit
Functionality on the Site may permit interactions that you initiate between the Site and a third-party website or
service (“Social Features
”), such as the ability to Tweet directly from your user dashboard on the Site. If
you choose to post information through the Site to a third-party website or service, that information may be
publicly displayed. Similarly, if you post information on a third-party platform that references TEACH-NOW or a
TEACH-NOW service (e.g., by using a Twitter hashtag associated with TEACH-NOW in your Tweet), your post may be
published on our Site in accordance with terms of that third party.
collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party’s privacy practices, including your
choices with regard to what is visible to others on that third-party service.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
TEACH-NOW may use information collected through the Site, including your Personal Information and Usage Information,
to: (1) evaluate your application for and allow you to participate in our Programs and provide related customer
service; (2) tailor content, recommendations, and offers that we display to you on the Site and elsewhere online;
(3) process a transaction you initiate; (4) provide you with information, products or services that you have
requested or agreed to receive or that we otherwise believe will interest you; (5) send you special offers from us
or third-party business partners; (6) process your registration with the Site, including verifying your email
address is active and valid; (7) improve the Site, our products and services and for internal business purposes; (8)
conduct academic research (independently or in collaboration with other parties); (9) contact you with regard to
your use of the Site and, in our discretion, changes to Site policies; and (10) for purposes as disclosed at the
HOW AND WHEN WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
TEACH-NOW may share non-personal information, such as Usage Information and aggregated user statistics, with third
parties in our discretion. There are times when we share personal information with third parties for their own
direct marketing purposes, as further described below. California residents, please see below for further
information regarding Your California Privacy Rights.
In addition, may share the information we have
collected about you (including Personal Information): (i) as disclosed at the time you provide your information,
Third-Party Program Providers, Marketing Partners & Researchers
Some Programs are offered in conjunction with a third party, such as University of the Pacific or other educational
institutions. We may receive information from third-party Program providers or share information with third-party
Program providers. We may also share information, including Personal Information, with third-party researchers with
whom we are conducting combined academic research or whom we are allowing to use information we have collected for
their own research purposes. And we may share with third party education related companies and those companies may
want to use your information for marketing purposes. Once shared, we no longer have control over its use.
Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf
We may use third-party service providers to perform certain services on behalf of the Site, such as hosting the Site
or Site features, providing website usage analytics, sending email or other communications, providing marketing
assistance and data analysis, providing customer service, processing transactions, or performing other
administrative services. We may provide these service providers with access to your Personal Information so that
they can carry out the services they are performing for you or for TEACH-NOW.
Administrative and Legal Reasons
We may also transfer and disclose user information, including Personal Information, to third parties: (i) in the
event we are required to respond to subpoenas or other legal process or if in our opinion such disclosure is
required by law; (ii) at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; or (iii) to protect
and/or defend policies applicable to the Site or to protect the safety, rights, property or security of TEACH-NOW or
any other individual or entity. We may also use Device Identifiers to identify users, and may do so in cooperation
with third parties (including copyright owners, Internet service providers, wireless service providers or law
enforcement agencies) in our discretion.
TEACH-NOW may disclose and transfer your information, including Personal Information: (i) to a subsequent owner,
co-owner or operator of the Site or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the
sale of certain of TEACH-NOW's ownership interests, assets, or both, or other corporate change, including, without
limitation, during the course of any due diligence process. TEACH-NOW may also share your information, including
Personal Information, with any future parent, subsidiary or affiliated company, should it establish such a
relationship with another entity.
If you apply for a job through the Site, TEACH-NOW or its service provider may ask you to provide self-identifying
information (such as veteran status, gender and ethnicity) in conjunction with laws and regulations enforced by the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC
”) and other federal, state and local regulatory agencies.
Providing such self-identifying information is voluntary, but if you do provide such information, TEACH-NOW or its
service provider may submit that information to the appropriate government or regulatory agencies to fulfill
reporting requirements and use that information to defend against employment-related complaints.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our Site. With your consent, we may post your testimonial
along with your name and other identifying information.
THIRD-PARTY ANALYTICS PROVIDERS, AD SERVERS AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES
TEACH-NOW works with (or may in the future work with) network advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers
and other vendors to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Site, including pages viewed and the
actions taken when visiting the Site; to serve our advertisements elsewhere online; and to provide us with
information regarding the use of the Site and the effectiveness of our advertisements. For example, if you click on
an advertisement for TEACH-NOW, our service provider(s) may be able to tell us the advertisement that you clicked on
and where you were viewing the advertisement. Our service providers may collect certain information about your
visits to and activity on the Site and other websites and services and may use this information to target
advertising to you.
These service providers may set and access their own tracking technologies on your device (including cookies
and web beacons
) and may otherwise collect or have access to information about you.
Some of these
parties may collect Personal Information over time when you visit the Site or other online websites and
Cookies and web beacons, including those set by third-party network advertisers, may be used to
(among other things): target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, and
conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share Usage Information about
visitors with third-party advertising companies, analytics providers and other vendors for similar purposes.
While we may use a variety of service providers to perform advertising services, some of these companies are members
of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI”) or the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Self-Regulatory Program
for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. You may also
want to visit or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
, which provides
information regarding targeted advertising and offers an “opt-out” by participating companies in the DAA
Self-Regulatory Program. Please note that these companies may still collect information when you are online and
opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive
generic ads while visiting the Site and elsewhere online.
CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION, PREFERENCES, AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
The Site may contain web pages through which you can correct or update some of the Personal Information you have
provided to us through registration with the Site. Users who receive a newsletter or other similar emails from us
and who wish to remove themselves from the mailing list (i.e. opt out) can do so by following the link provided in
an email received. However, please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to
your use of our Site or your enrollment in one of our academic programs, service announcements, notices of changes
transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from marketing communications.
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact
information, either through any online account feature offered or by contacting us. TEACH-NOW will make good faith
efforts to make requested changes in our active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. Note, however, that
information you update or change may persist internally or for TEACH-NOW's administrative purposes. It is not always
possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases, and residual data may remain on
backup media or for other reasons. Also, if you have made any public postings, such as in a Community Forum, these
communications generally will not be removed.
THIRD-PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Certain content on the Site may be hosted and served by third parties. In addition, the Site may contain links to
third-party websites that TEACH-NOW does not control. TEACH-NOW is not responsible for the privacy practices
employed by any third party.
TEACH-NOW takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure your Personal Information. However, no
method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any
information you submit and you use the Site and provide us with information at your own initiative and risk.
USERS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND CONSENT TO TRANSFER
The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please be aware that
information you provide to us will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Site, or
providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the
United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where
you reside or are a citizen.
such as through contact information you have provided. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting
consent to those changes. However, we will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner
materially different than what was stated at the time it was collected.
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who provide us with personal information in
obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us one
time per calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their
own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and
the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior
To obtain this information from us, please send your request to [email protected]
to the following mailing address:
Attention: California Privacy Rights
1701 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006
You must put the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your email or include it in your
writing if you choose to write to us at the designated mailing address. You must include your name, street address,
city, state, and zip code. We will respond to you at your mailing address, or at our option, your email address. We
are not responsible for (and may not respond to) notices that are not labeled or sent properly or do not have