Empower Schools respects your privacy and believes the best way to serve you on the Internet is with honesty, accountability, and adherence to legal standards. We are sensitive to the issue of privacy and have structured our online activities to maximize your control over the disclosure of your own personally identifiable information. By using Empower Schools’s Web site (the “Site”), you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Empower Schools periodically reviews this Privacy Policy to ensure it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personal information. If we make any substantial changes, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our home page along with the date of the most recent revisions to the Privacy Policy. Please return to this Privacy Policy from time to time to make sure that you are current and up-to-date on the policy, as your continued use of the Site indicates your agreement to the revised terms. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective immediately upon being posted, unless we indicate otherwise.

Collection of Personal Information

Empower Schools collects and stores varying types of information about you depending on your activities when visiting the Site. However, Empower Schools will collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit the Site unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information (for example, by joining our mailing list). We will not disclose your personal information to any third parties unless we obtain your prior consent or are legally compelled to do so.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Anonymous information is automatically collected from visitors who browse our Site, read pages, or download information. Anonymous information is not personally identifiable and includes information such as: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com); the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of the computer you are using (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider); the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to this Site. Such anonymous information is not treated as personal information.

Personally-Identifiable Information
If you choose to identify yourself, the Site may collect and store personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information may include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Any personal information you provide is submitted at your discretion. However, some uses of this Site may be limited should you decide not to disclose such personal information (for example, requesting additional information about Empower Schools’s programs or activities by way of e-mail). Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously (see above)

Cookies

Empower Schools and its Site operators may collect anonymous information through the use of “cookies” or by other means. A cookie is a bit of information that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive that allows the Site to track how a visitor navigates through the Site and areas in which a visitor shows interest. This is similar to a traffic report: it tracks trends and behaviors, but does not personally identify individuals. With most Internet browsers or other software, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, your use of our Site may be limited.

How We Use Your Information

Empower Schools may use your anonymous or personal information for the following purposes: to measure the number of visitors accessing the various Web pages of this Site; to make the Site more useful to you and other visitors; to provide easy access every time you return to the Site without requiring re-entry of information; to keep you informed about programs in which you may have interest; to administer and make improvements to the Site; to collect demographic information; and/or to analyze the collected information. We will not disclose your personal information to any third parties unless we obtain your prior consent or are legally compelled to do so.

Security and How We Protect Your Information

Empower Schools has policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information that is collected and maintained. We have implemented security measures for all information systems under Empower Schools’s control so that, to the extent possible, information will not be lost, misused, or altered. Accordingly, all personal information is stored on secured servers, behind a firewall at a data center with access to data strictly controlled.

Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13) and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. Nevertheless, Empower Schools encourages parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children’s online activities.

Linking to Third Party Web Sites

This Site contains links to Web sites operated by third parties. These links are provided to you for informational purposes only; once you connect with another site by choosing a link, you will no longer be on Empower Schools’s Site. The posting of third party Web sites does not represent Empower Schools’s endorsement or support of the linked organization, its programs or services, or the content included on its Web site. Please review each linked Web site’s privacy policy, and if you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the policy governing that site, terminate your visit to that site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices, or content of Web sites operated by third parties.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at this Site or wish to access or modify your personally identifiable information collected at this Site, please e-mail us at info@empowerschools.org. Please make any communications as complete and descriptive as possible, and we will attempt to respond promptly to your concerns.

Policy last updated February 20, 2015