Please review the following statement to understand how the information you provide to Lightspeed Systems through the Services will be treated.
1. Information Lightspeed Systems collects
It is Lightspeed Systems’ policy to limit the collection of personal information from children to only that which is necessary to utilize Lightspeed Systems products and services. Parents should consult the school’s Acceptable Use, Social Media, Personnel, and Instructional Policies for more information about the school’s policies and practices for protecting children on the Internet. Teachers are reminded to also be aware of their obligations under the Ethical Standards for educators in their state, and to be conscious of their role as a model for students while interacting with students while using Lightspeed Systems products and services.
For all Lightspeed Systems products and services (e.g., My Big Campus): we only collect, maintain, use or share personal information for authorized educational purposes. We may collect the following types of personally identifiable information directly from children: first name; last name; email address; mobile phone number and carrier (optional for notifications); password; IP address; grade level; and school. We may also generate a login ID for the child that is different than the child’s actual name. For customers using Clever integration we also collect date of birth, gender, ethnicity and race.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information from visitors to our sites, such as the date and time of their visit, the type of browser used (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system used (e.g., Windows 7 or Mac OS), the ISP from which the visitor receives Internet access, and aggregate information regarding what pages users of the site access or visit.
We may also collect non-personally identifiable information from registered members and match it to personally identifiable information (such as the member’s name) in our database. Such combined information is kept in our internal database under the member’s user name.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to Lightspeed Systems products and services who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of our sites, but some features may not function.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with Lightspeed Systems products and services to, among other things, track the activities of visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
Do-Not-Track. Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies).
2. Student Safety
Lightspeed Systems complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA, see www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm) and the Student Privacy Pledge (www. http://studentprivacypledge.org/) to ensure the online safety of children. Student accounts on My Big Campus are provided only through a verified educator, school, or educational organization. Educators should obtain parental permission before issuing accounts to students.
We meet the following guidelines listed below and agree to:
- NOT collect online contact information without the consent of either a parent or a qualified educator or educational institution. Without prior parental consent, online information will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request and will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent
- NOT collect personally identifiable offline contact information
- NOT distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information without prior parental consent
- NOT entice by the prospect of a special game, prize, or other activity or to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity
- NOT use or disclose student information for behavioral targeting of advertisements to students
- NOT build a personal profile of a student other than for supporting authorized educational/school purposes
3. Purposes of Data Collection
Lightspeed Systems requests personal information for purposes such as the provision of customer service and support, billing, network management, customer surveys, sales management, support, newsletter subscriptions, user group memberships, event registration and sponsorship, offers of related services, and other exchanges of information.
4. What Lightspeed Systems does with the information it collects
Lightspeed Systems makes announcements, email, chat, forums, discussions, and/or news groups available in certain areas of the Services. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any of your personal or other information in these or any other publicly available site. And if you see inappropriate content posted by any other user, please report that information to us so we can review the post and respond accordingly.
Lightspeed Systems may use aggregated personal information to determine the demographic composition of our user base and to distribute statistics and general marketplace information about Lightspeed Systems. This aggregate information does not identify specific users.
Certain non-personal information regarding users is recorded by the standard operation of the Internet servers hosting the Services. This information is primarily used to provide users of the Services with an enhanced online experience. Lightspeed Systems may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe the Services to prospective partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
5. User Options — Opt-Out
Users may opt out of receiving future promotional electronic mailings from Lightspeed Systems by following the unsubscribe procedures indicated in the mailing. Individual end users of Lightspeed Systems software should contact their educational institution or other organization hosting the software for questions about access to the personal information collected by that institution. Please contact us at the address below if you have any other questions or concerns about the information you receive from us or the information that we collect from you.
6. Access to Your Information
Lightspeed Systems offers users the ability to correct or change the information collected during registration. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary by choosing the “edit account information” option or other similar functionality offered in the Services. To access or change your personal information, log in to your account through the Services. For data not available through such an account, please contact us at the address listed below.
All of your personal information is stored on servers at locations designed specifically to ensure that no unauthorized individuals have access to the server or its data.
8. European Union Data Protection
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice issued a judgment declaring as “invalid” the European Commission’s Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000 “on the adequacy of the protection provided by the Safe Harbor Principles and related frequently asked questions issued by the US Department of Commerce.” In response to this decision, the Department of Commerce announced that it will continue to administer the Safe Harbor program, including processing submissions for self-certification to the Safe Harbor Framework. Lightspeed intends to maintain its Safe Harbor Certification, pending adoption of the new Privacy Shield Program; please be advised, however, that due to the ECJ’s decision, you may no longer rely on Lightspeed’s Safe Harbor certification as the basis to lawfully transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S. Upon your request, and if legally required, Lightspeed will enter into European Commission (EC) Model Contract Clauses for processing your personal data. Please contact your Sales Representative if you would like to enter into such an arrangement.
Lightspeed System complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Lightspeed Systems has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification page, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
Lightspeed Systems Inc.
1800 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Lightspeed Systems has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by Lightspeed Systems, please visit the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR web site atwww.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint.
10. Contact Lightspeed Systems
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the information that we collect from you, or the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Lightspeed Systems Inc.
106 East Sixth Street, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
In the event that you are concerned about how data you have provided Lightspeed Systems through the Services has been used, please contact us at one of the addresses listed above. Lightspeed Systems takes all concerns about privacy and use of data very seriously, and shall endeavor to reply to you within two business days to commence its investigation of your concerns.
For more information, see Protecting Privacy, Lightspeed Systems Overview
We have signed the Student Privacy Pledge!
Updated 21 March 2016