Last Updated: April 28th, 2015
The Information That Edbacker Collects from You
User-Provided. You provide Edbacker with information about Yourself, such as Your name, email address, school/district name, title, User ID and Password, when you register for the Services and create an Account. Additionally, if You correspond with Edbacker by email, Edbacker may retain the content of Your email messages, Your email address and Edbacker’ responses.
Cookies. When You access and use the Website, Edbacker and our third-party service providers may send one or more “cookies” – small text files containing strings of alphanumeric characters – to Your computer that uniquely identifies Your browser. Edbacker may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to allow You to log-in to Your Account faster, to better understand how You interact with the Services, to monitor aggregate Website usage by Users (including You) and web traffic routing on the Services, and to customize and improve the Services for all Users (including You). The cookies used by Edbacker do not collect any of Your personally identifiable information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies; however, You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt You before accepting a cookie from the websites that you visit (including this Website). Please note, though, that some features of the Services may not function properly if You disable the acceptance of cookies from this Website.
Pixel Tags. When You access and use the Website, Edbacker and our third-party service providers may also employ “pixel tags” (a/k/a web beacons and clear gifs) – a nearly invisible pixel-sized graphic image – to anonymously track Your online usage patterns. None of Your personally identifiable information is collected using these pixel tags. Pixel Tags may be used to collect the same information about Your use of the Website that is collected through cookies, as noted above. Additionally, Edbacker may use pixel tags in emails sent to You to help Edbacker confirm the receipt of, and response to, its emails, the time its emails are viewed, and when and where You “click-through” in an email to the Website. All of this information helps Edbacker to personalize Your experience and improve the Services and emails that Edbacker provides to all of its Users (including You).
Your Submission of Information on the Website
Any personally identifiable information or Content that You Submit on the Website (for example, in Campaigns and other User Submissions made to the Website) becomes available to the public. If You remove such information or Content from the Services, copies of such may nonetheless remain viewable in cached and archived web pages or if other Users have copied or stored Your Content.
How Edbacker Uses Your Information
Edbacker uses the personally identifiable information that You submit to operate, maintain, and provide the Services to You.
Edbacker uses cookie and pixel tag information to: (i) remember information so that You will not have to re-enter it during Your visit or the next time You visit the Website; (ii) provide custom, personalized Services through the Website to You; (iii) monitor the effectiveness of the Services; (iv) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of Users and Website traffic; (v) diagnose or fix technology problems related to the Services; and (vi) help You efficiently access your User Submissions and other information after You sign in on the Website.
How Edbacker Shares Your Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Edbacker may share Your non-personally identifiable information (for example, anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns of the Services.
How Edbacker Protects Your Information
Edbacker and our third-party service providers use physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect Your personally identifiable information. While Edbacker attempts to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, Edbacker cannot and does not guarantee that these measures will stop third-parties (i.e. hackers) from illegally obtaining Your personally identifiable information. Edbacker will not be responsible or liable for any Loss You suffer or incur as a result of any such breach or for the actions of any third parties that obtained any of Your personally identifiable information as a result of such breach. In an effort to protect Your privacy and security, Edbacker take reasonable steps (such as requiring that You have a unique User ID and Password) to verify Your identity before granting You access to Your Account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your User ID, Password and other Account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Edbacker, at all times.
Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit Your personally identifiable information through the Services, in which case Edbacker may not be able to provide certain Services to You. You may update or correct your Account information and email preferences at any time by changing the settings of Your Account.
Privacy of Minors
Individuals under the age of 18 (i.e. minors) are not permitted to use the Services in any manner. For that reason, Edbacker does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from any individual under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such individuals to register for the Services and create an Account. If You are under the age of 18, please do not attempt to register, create an Account or otherwise use the Services in any manner or provide any personally identifiable information (such as Your name, address and email address) to Edbacker. In the event that Edbacker learns that it has collected personally identifiable information from an individual under the age of 18, Edbacker will delete that information as quickly as possible. If You believe that we might have any information from or about an individual under the age of 18, please contact us at privacy@Edbacker.com.
Edbacker is not in any way responsible for the practices employed by the Payment Processor, or for any information, including any personally identifiable information and/or financial information, that You provide to the Payment Processor when making Sponsorship pledges through the Services, even though Your provision of such information may occur on a webpage within the Website. Your disclosure of any such information to the Payment Processor is subject to the Payment Processor’s own rules and policies, which Edbacker has no control over. Please carefully review those rules and policies before proceeding.