Go2Science Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 28, 2017

Brief Summary

We know that protecting your personal information is very important to you (as it is to us!) so we have developed this Privacy Policy to help explain how we handle any personal information you may share with us. Go2Science will only collect, use, and share your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Personal information is information you provide to us that personally identifies you (e.g., your name, email address, or any other information that can be reasonably linked to such identifying information by us).

Our Privacy Policy applies whether you use Go2Science through http://www.go2science.com or any mobile applications we may develop, or any of our other products or services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, "Service").

This Privacy Policy also covers Go2Science's use of your personal information that our partners or other services might share with us. This may happen if a third party performs a teacher survey on our behalf.

However, this policy does not apply to websites or services of companies that Go2Science doesn't own or control, such as third party services you might access through links or other features (e.g., social media, providers of helpful resources) that may appear on our Service. These other services are governed by their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to review them before providing them with personal information.

We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and if you have any questions you can send us an email at curious@go2science.com and we will respond as quickly as possible.

By using our Service, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to this Privacy Policy.

Do we collect your student's personal information? No! Go2Science does not knowingly collect personal information about your students and we encourage teachers and parents homeschooling their children (collectively, "teachers") to take steps to ensure they do not inadvertently or otherwise post personally identifiable information about their students on our Service. Ultimately, it is the teacher's responsibility to prevent personal information about that teacher's student from being submitted to our Service. If you inadvertently submit or post personal information about a student on our Service, please immediately remove that information and notify us at curious@go2science.com. Once we are aware that a student's personal information was mistakenly submitted to our Service, we will immediately take steps to remove and delete that information.

Do we collect photos, videos, text, and other works and comments submitted by teachers?

Yes. If a teacher elects to utilize our Publish it! feature to post student work (e.g., photos, videos, text, writings, drawings and other such works), that information will be collected by Go2Science. Additionally, if the teacher elects to post comments on the Publish it! feature or post comments on any chat blog or other collaborative feature on our Service, those comments will be collected by Go2Science. We consider teachers to be the gatekeepers on our Service and as such it is the teacher's responsibility to ensure information or comments posted by that teacher do not contain a student's personal information or inappropriate content (see Terms of Use Agreement).

If the school or teacher elects to utilizes the Publish it! feature, the teacher or school will be responsible for obtaining any necessary parental consent underCOPPA.

Additionally, we automatically collect some information from any use of our Service as described in the "Information automatically collected" section below.

What class information is visible to others? If a teacher opts to post a student's work on our "Publish It!" page, other teachers, students and parents may be able to view and comment on that student's work. Additionally, if a teacher opts to post a comment on our chat blog or any other collaborative feature we may offer, those comments are visible to other teachers, students or parents. A teacher should take great care to ensure the student's personal information is not included in any submission or post to our Service. Teachers may opt to keep their class' (student's) work private (only that teacher may view and comment on his/her student's work), semi-private (the teacher decides what other Go2Science users can view and comment on his/her student's work), or public (all Go2Science users may view and comment on the student's work).

Please note that if the teacher chooses to display Go2Science in his/her classroom, (e.g., projecting via a smartboard or interactive whiteboard), students and anyone else physically present in that classroom may see other classes' usernames and avatars, comments posted by teachers on the blog or other collaborative feature, and student work posted on our Publish it! feature. It is the responsibility of the teacher to monitor who can view Go2Science content when it is displayed in this fashion.

A teacher may allow parents of his/her students to view and comment on the class' work if that teacher has authorization from other parents who have children in the class and the teacher provides the parent with a special access code.

What ways does Go2Science collect information? We collect information about you in two ways: (1) information that you voluntarily provide us by using the Service, and (2) information collected automatically as result of your use of the Service. These two types are described in more detail below. The types and amounts of information collected differ depending the user (teacher, parent, guest) and how they use Go2Science (e.g., logged in user or a guest user). 1. ** Information that you provide to us.** Currently, teachers and parents are the only users on our Service, however, guests (nonsubcribers) may have limited access to the website. We collect and store the following types of information from users.

  • Account Sign-up and Profile Information - When you create a Go2Science account as a teacher, you may be asked to provide some basic information such as your first and last name, email address, telephone number, school name and address, username, password, and to create or choose an avatar to be associated with your username. If you create a Go2Science account as a parent, you will be asked to enter the unique code you have been given by your child's teacher, along with a unique username and password. Teacher usernames, avatars and geolocation may be viewed by other users of our Service including parents that have an account with Go2Science. The general public does not have access to or viewability of teacher or parent profiles through the functionality of our Service except that usernames and avatars will be viewable when you post a comment on our blog or other collaboration features or you post your student's work on our Publish it! feature. We do not knowingly allow students or minors to create accounts or profiles on our Service. It is the sole responsibility of teachers and parents to monitor children's activities on our Service to ensure compliance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • Class Information - As a teacher you'll be asked to enter the class year (kindergarten, first grade, or second grade) and the number of students in your class.
  • Inviting Others - Teachers may invite their students' parents to join the Service, however, parents are not allowed to post comments on our blog or any other collaborative or feature or to post items on our Publish it! feature. We will collect and store the email and phone numbers you provide with these requests, and will also treat this as personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • Contact Information - When you choose to provide us with your personal information through the Service in some other manner (e.g., emails, support request, participation in a video testimonial, or participation in any research efforts with Go2Science). If you are using the Go2Science App, we may ask you for certain permissions.
  1. Information that is automatically collected. Like many websites, we (or our service providers) may automatically receive and log information on our server logs from your browser or your device when you use the Service. This may include, but is not limited to, the number of times you visit Go2Science and the duration of your visits. If you use Go2Science on different devices, we may link the information we collect from those different devices to help us provide a consistent Service across your different devices. If we do combine any automatically-collected information with personal information, we will treat the combined information as personal information, and it will be protected as per this Privacy Policy.

The technologies and information we automatically collect may include, but is not limited to:

  • Cookies and other similar technologies. Go2Science (or our service providers), may use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our Service including, "web beacons," "tags", "scripts", and "cookies." We use both session cookies (disappear after you close your browser) and persistent cookies (remain after you close your browser but can still be removed by you) that are used by your browser to identify you on subsequent visits to the Service. Go2Science may also collect, use and store information locally on your device.
  • Device information. We collect device-specific information such as your operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers. This helps us make sure our Service is performing well on your particular device, and allows us to send you push notifications if you've opted in to receive them.
  • Log information. Like the vast majority of online services, when you use our Service, we automatically collect and store certain information in our server logs. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • How you used our website and the frequency and duration of your visits to Go2Science;
    • Telephony log information like your phone number and SMS routing information;
    • IP Address; and
    • Device event information (e.g.,crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL) We use this information to help us decide what features you may like or want so we can focus on serving you better.

How does Go2Science use the information it collects? * We use the information we collect from you to continually improve your experience with Go2Science! We do not sell or rent personal information we collect to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes. Specifically, we use this information to: * Provide and improve the Service, for example by developing new products and features and removing those that aren't as popular; * Respond to your requests for information or customer support; * Send you information about new features and Go2Science products we believe you may be interested in; and * To protect the Go2Science community by making sure the Service remains a safe and pleasant environment.

  • What user information does Go2Science share?
  • First of all, Go2Science does not rent or sell your personal information to any third party for any purpose (including advertising or marketing purposes) nor do we permit targeted advertising on our Service. We only share personal information with third parties under limited circumstances as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • Other users you share and communicate with on Go2Science. We do not make teacher or parent profiles available to the general public. However, a teacher may choose to share information or content through the Service with other teachers or parents by posting or commenting on our Publish It! Page or through the chat blog or any other collaboration feature we may offer.
  • Please note that information (including personal information) or content that you voluntarily disclose to others on our Service can be viewed, copied, stored, and used by the people you share it with. We cannot control the actions of people with whom you choose to share information. Please share carefully!
  • Third-party integrations on our Service. When you use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Service, they may receive information about what you post or share. Any information collected by these third-party apps, websites or integrated services is governed by their own privacy and use policies.
  • Service providers. Go2Science works with vendors, service providers, and other partners to help us provide our Service by performing tasks on our behalf. Go2Science may need to provide information (including personal information) to these service providers to help them perform business functions, e.g., sending emails on our behalf, database management services, database hosting, providing customer support software, and security. Generally, these service providers do not have the right to use your personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. Additionally, these service providers must adhere to confidentiality and security obligations in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • Testimonials. We will post testimonials about Go2Science that may contain personal information such as the name, photo and/or a video of the individual in the testimonial. We will obtain the individual's consent in advance to ensure we have permission to post this content publicly. To request removal of your personal information from our testimonials, please contact us at curious@go2Science.com.
  • Analytics services. We use analytics services to help us understand and improve how the Service is being used. These services may collect, use and store information in order to help us understand things like how often you use the Service, the events that occur within the application, usage, performance data, and from where the application was downloaded.
  • Aggregated information and non-identifying information. We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly, including with, but not limited to, users, partners or the press in order to demonstrate how Go2Science is used, conduct research, to provide marketing materials, and for other purposes related to Go2Science's business functions. Any aggregated information shared this way will not contain any personal information.
  • Compliance with legal requirements. We may disclose personal information if we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to comply with the law, such as complying with a subpoena or other legal process. We may need to disclose personal information where, in good faith, we think it is necessary to to protect the rights, property, or safety of Go2Science, our employees, or others, or to prevent violations of our our Terms of Service or other agreements. This includes, but is not limited to, exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection or responding to government requests.
  • Sharing with Go2Science companies. As Go2Science grows and possibly reorganizes, we may need to share your personal information with affiliates such as a parent company, subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us, in which case we will require those companies to agree to use your personal information in a way that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  • Change in control of Go2Science. In the event that all or a portion of Go2Science or its assets are acquired by or merged with a third party, personal information that we have collected from users would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by that third party. This Privacy Policy will continue to apply to your information, and any acquirer would only be able to handle your personal information as per this policy (unless you give consent to a new policy). We will provide you with notice of an acquisition within thirty days following the completion of such a transaction, by posting on our homepage, or by email to your email address that you provided to us. If you do not consent to the use of your personal information by such a successor company, you may request its deletion from the company. If Go2Science ceases to exist, or files for bankruptcy, we will protect your personal information, and will not sell it to any third party.
  • With your consent. Other than the cases above, we won't disclose your personal information for any purpose unless you consent to it.

How does Go2Science protect my information? First and foremost, your Go2Science account is protected by a password you create; making that password as strong as possible is the best way to help us protect you from unauthorized access to your account! We also employ administrative, technical, and physical measures to guard against unauthorized use. However, no security system is 100% immune, and we can't guarantee the security of information. The security of user information may be compromised for a number of reasons including, but not limited to, outages, human error, system failure, civil unrest, unauthorized use, or attack. If we learn of a security breach, we will attempt to notify you electronically (subject to any applicable laws) and we may provide you with instructions so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Is there a way to opt-out of providing information? Yes! You can always control whether you share personal information with us and can even block all cookies. However, please keep in mind that many of Go2Science's features may not be accessible, or function properly if you decline to give us certain information or block cookies.

Can I manage my personal information? Yes! You can manage your personal information at anytime. You may view, update, or delete some of your profile information or your preferences by logging into your account on Go2Science and accessing your account settings page. You may also contact us by email at curious@go2science.com to update or delete certain personal information that you have provided to us. Go2Science may retain a backup copy of the prior version of your information for a limited period of time or for legal purposes. Upon request, Go2Science will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If you are a user of Go2Science, you may request access to all your personal information we have on file by contacting us at curious@go2science.com.

How can I delete my account? You can delete your account at any time using the Go2Science website, you may also delete your account by logging into your account and accessing your account settings page or by contacting us at curious@go2science.com. When you delete your account, we delete your profile information and any other content you provide in your profile or posted on our webpage including but not limited to your name, username, password, email address, physical address, and any content you've posted on our Publish it! page. Information that you have shared with others (e.g., blog entries), others have shared about you, or content other users may have copied and stored, is not part of your account and may not be deleted when you delete your account. Comments or submissions you've posted on our chat blog are not deleted when you delete your account and may remain viewable by other users.

How long does Go2Science keep personal information about me? Personal information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted by either you or us. Please note that we may have to retain some information after your account is closed, to comply with legal obligations, to protect the safety and security of users or our Service, or to prevent violations of our terms.

Will I receive any communications from Go2Science? Maybe, if you have registered on Go2Science and provided an email or phone number to us, or otherwise opted-in to receive communications from us, we may send you messages and updates regarding your account, updates regarding the Service, and information regarding products or services from Go2Science. You can always unsubscribe from receiving any of our email or other communications whenever you'd like by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any Go2Science email, or by turning off push notifications on your device.

Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Website, and you are responsible for reviewing those legal notices for changes.

Will Go2Science notify me of changes to this policy? Yes! We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy but we won't reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. If we make any significant changes, we'll post a notice on the Service and/or notifying you by email (using the email address you provided).

Additionally, if we ever make significant changes to the types of personal information and from whom, or how we use it, we will promptly notify you or parents in order to provide notice and to obtain consent, if needed, for those new practices.

If you don't agree with any changes to the Privacy Policy, you may terminate your account at anytime. By continuing to use the Service after the revised Privacy Policy has become effective, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to the current version of the Privacy Policy.

Links To Other Websites As a service to you, we may post on Go2Science links to other websites that may be helpful or informative to you. However, we do not sponsor or endorse those websites so please fully review their privacy policies and terms of use before using their websites as they may differ substantially from ours.

What if I'm not in the U.S.? Go2Science is hosted in the United States. If you use the Service from any other region (jurisdiction) with laws governing data collection, protection and use that may differ from United States law, you may be transferring your personal information outside of those jurisdictions to the United States. By using the Service, you consent to this transfer, and to the use and storage of personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

California Privacy Disclosures Go2Science does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals because we do not track our users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising. For more information on "do not track", please visitwww.allaboutdnt.org.

If a third party has content embedded on the Go2Science website, such as a social feature, it may set cookies on a user's browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited Go2Science from a certain IP address. Third parties cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from Go2Science's website unless you provide it to them directly.

How can I contact Go2Science with questions? If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at curious@go2science.com. If you'd like, you may also write to us at:

Go2Science
316 Stone's Point Road
Cushing, Maine 04563
P: 207-333-2527