Your privacy is very important to us and we won’t sell, share or rent this information to others, except in the ways outlined below. TLA collects information from our users at several different points on teachinglearningalliance.org in order to verify valid users and is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
This web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When you submit sensitive information through the web site, your information is protected both online and offline. When a registration/order form asks you for information such as credit card number, the info is encrypted (meaning it’s turned into a mess of useless data) before it leaves your computer. Once it arrives here, we have the code that can sort out the data, and we’re the only ones with the code, which changes constantly. We use the encryption software Secure Socket Layer, or SSL.
If you have any questions about security, send an e-mail to [email protected]
A cookie in the Internet world is a piece of data stored on your hard drive that has some connection to a web site you visited. It generally contains information about you that makes it easier to visit that site. Cookies are a standard in the Internet industry, and a huge number of web sites use them. Cookies also allow us to track visits to different areas of the site, which gives us a useful tool for figuring out which areas of our web site we should improve and expand, and which areas we should quietly allow to pass into history.
If you don’t like being recognized, however, you can reject the cookie and remain absolutely anonymous. Please note that doing so may limit your use of a handful of areas on teachinglearningalliance.org,. In addition, third-party vendors produce some web site services offered by teachinglearningalliance.org. In those cases, the independent vendors may also place cookies on your hard drive. TLA has no control over these cookies.
We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties, other than with our subsidiaries. We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers, but that information is not linked to personal information that can identify you. We could tell another company, for example, that 85 percent of teachinglearningalliance.org web site visitors took our reading survey and here are the results, but we can’t say that you clicked on the reading survey (even if you did).
At times, we may partner with other service providers to provide specific services. When you sign up for these TLA-sponsored services, we will share your name or other contact information, as necessary, to the third party that provides these services. Third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Third Party Websites
Sometimes our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and you may choose whether or not to disclose this information simply by not taking the survey. Examples of information a survey could ask for include your name and address, as well as demographic information, such as your zip code or age.
TLA issues quarterly association newsletters to those of our users that subscribe to receive them. If you wish to subscribe, we ask for contact information, such as name and email address. If at any point after you subscribe you no longer wish to receive our newsletters or other promotional materials from our service providers, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the e-mail or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
Exceptions: Certain types of e-mail correspondence don’t have opt-out capabilities, such as billing emails, and other web site and service announcements.
When using teachinglearningalliance.org, please keep the following guidelines in mind:
The information posted on the web site is owned by TLA or someone else and cannot be reproduced or otherwise used by you without the owner’s permission.
Where you are given the opportunity to post information or pictures to the web site for viewing by others, be sure that such information or pictures are not inaccurate, unlawful or infringing upon the rights of others.
Please don’t interfere with other TLA members’ privacy expectations by scraping or otherwise using their personal information, our code, etc. for your own (or anyone else’s) commercial or non-commercial purposes.
If you witness any violation of this agreement, please report it to [email protected]
Use of the web site in any manner shall constitute your acceptance of the following terms:
This web site is owned and operated by TLA and contains data, text, graphics, code, software and other content (“Web Site Content”) that is supplied and owned by TLA and other sources, and is protected by copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. Unless otherwise expressly and specifically permitted by usage terms relating to specific Web Site Content, you may not:
- modify, copy or reproduce the Web Site Content;
- republish, upload, post, transmit or publicly display the Web Site Content to or through your personal web site, e-mail or any other medium;
- prepare derivative works based on the Web Site Content; or
- provide or distribute the Web Site Content to third parties or allow any third parties to use Web Site Content.
Provided TLA members keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, they may print, download and use Web Site Content for:
- personal reference,
- other uses where express written consent is obtained from TLA (including consent posted on this web site) and such use is in accordance with the terms of the written consent.
Screen scraping or using other means to extract Web Site Content or data in bulk from this web site or its related applications is strictly prohibited.
Information provided by you.
Some of the services offered in connection with the web site require or permit you to provide information. If you use such services, you agree to:
- provide accurate, truthful and complete information;
- refrain from entering false, misleading, fraudulent, discriminatory, infringing, defamatory or illegal information;
- obtain the necessary use rights needed to use and display any content you post to the web site;
- regularly and promptly update or delete content that becomes out-of-date
- allow others to use the information you post in accordance with the purpose of the particular service where the information is used; and
- promptly remove any information that is thought to violate the above provisions upon the request of TLA.
You will be responsible for all content you provide for use on the web site; TLA will not be responsible for the content you provide for display on the web site. TLA and its service providers reserve the right to take any action reasonably necessary upon notice of a potential claim to mitigate their exposure to liability for contributory or vicarious infringement, defamation or other claims arising from, relating to or based upon any content you provide to the web site, including removing such content and turning off your access to the web site or portions thereof. Such action will not be considered a breach or default by TLA or its service providers.
In addition to these terms, some services offered in connection with the web site may be governed by additional terms of service specified at the point of access, all of which are incorporated herein by reference. For example, the forms service is governed by the License to Use Forms on teachinglearningalliance.org. Users seeking to use the forms service should consult the License to Use Forms agreement for a description of those terms of service.
Collection of Information.
What Information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletters or purchase one of the services or products available on our website. When subscribing or ordering on the web site, you may be asked to enter information such as: name, e-mail address, shipping address, phone number, job title or company name. You may, however, visit the web site anonymously. Following a transaction, the only private purchase-related information that we will retain on our servers is your shipping address and email address.
In the event that you contact TLA for customer support through our products or the web site, we may also request that you provide additional user information relevant to the support requested by you. Users are under no obligation to provide such information, though we cannot guarantee that we can provide customer support in the event that relevant information related to the use of our products or services is withheld. TLA may retain communications relating to customer support, and/or information drawn from such communications, for statistical and/or reference purposes, but will not publicly release such information except in anonymized form unless required by applicable laws.
TLA may also request certain personal information from you in connection with its Infringement Policy, below.
What do we use your information for?
The personal information we collect from you may be used in any one of the following ways:
- To improve our web site and product and service offerings.
- To improve customer service.
- To process transactions. Your personal information, whether public or private, will not be sold, rented, or leased to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
- To send periodic emails such as product updates, newsletters, billing, and other company communications.
How long do we keep your information/data for?
Unless otherwise stated herein, TLA will retain and use your information as necessary for legitimate business reasons, including as needed to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. When we have no ongoing legitimate business reason to process your information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
How can you manage or delete your personal information?
You can submit a request to [email protected]. Once you do, TLA will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. You may access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information by emailing us at [email protected]. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe and in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Do Not Track Clause
Teachinglearningalliance.org does not track its users or customers over time and across third-party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your web browser may allow you to set the DNT signal so that third parties know you do not want to be tracked.
Web Site Content ownership; trademarks.
Web Site Content (other than that which you provide) is owned by TLA and its licensors. The Web Site Content is intended solely to provide business information to authorized users of the web site. TLA and its licensors do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, the views, opinions or recommendations appearing on the web site, or advocate the purchase, sale or use of any Web Site Content, service or product offered in connection with the web site. teachinglearningalliance.org is the registered trademark of TLA, and all trademarks, service marks and trade names used on the web site are the property of TLA, its subsidiary, or their respective owners, and may not be copied, downloaded or otherwise exploited without the permission of TLA or the owner of such trademark, service mark or trade name.
TLA, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”), reserves the right, but not the obligation, to terminate your use and access of the web site if it determines in its sole and absolute discretion that you are involved in infringing activity, including alleged acts of first-time or repeat infringement, regardless of whether the material or activity is ultimately determined to be infringing. TLA accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials. In addition, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c), TLA, on behalf of itself, has implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed infringements and for processing such claims in accordance with the Act. TLA’s designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement is: [email protected]
Any written notice regarding any defamatory or infringing activity, whether of a copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary right, should be sent to our designated agent, listed above, and must include the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of (1) the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or (2) the person defamed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site. Similarly for other types of infringing materials, a list of such materials.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, to be the subject of infringing activity, or that is claimed to be defamatory and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and/or electronic mail address.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or other proprietary right owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or on behalf of the person defamed.
THE WEB SITE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEB SITE, AND THIRD PARTY SITES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, TLA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TLA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEB SITE AND ITS FEATURES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY AREAS, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
TLA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR RESULTS OF USE OF THE WEB SITE CONTENT OR THIRD PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS IN A GIVEN SITUATION, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.YOU ASSUME ALL RISK OF ERRORS AND/OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING THE TRANSMISSION OR TRANSLATION OF INFORMATION. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTING SUFFICIENT PROCEDURES AND CHECKS TO SATISFY YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ACCURACY AND SUITABILITY OF THIS WEB SITE, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN, AND FOR MAINTAINING ANY MEANS THAT YOU MAY REQUIRE FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LOST DATA OR SUBSEQUENT MANIPULATIONS OR ANALYSES OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREUNDER; YOU (AND NOT TLA) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
Limitation of liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL TLA OR ITS SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES NOR THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR BASED ON THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR ANY WEB SITE CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF TLA OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TLA AND ITS SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OF THIS WEB SITE.SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TLA and its subsidiaries and suppliers and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against claims, actions, suits, proceedings, losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees at all levels) arising out of or based on (a) any material posted or otherwise provided by you that is illegal or infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy, (b) any misrepresentation made by you in connection with your use of the web site; (c) your entry of false, misleading, fraudulent, discriminatory or defamatory information into, or your omission of material information from, a database, form, Web board or other discussion forum provided through the web site; (c) any non-compliance by you with the terms and conditions of this Agreement; and (d) claims brought by third parties arising from or related to your access or use of the web site.
TLA may terminate your right to access and use the web site, or its products and services, at any time by and for any reason and without notice. You may terminate at anytime by discontinuing use. Termination or suspension of this Agreement or your access rights shall not affect any right or relief to which TLA or its subsidiaries may be entitled, at law or in equity. Upon termination, all rights granted to you will terminate and revert to TLA and its licensors.
TLA reserves the right to amend these Terms, with such amendments becoming effective upon notice thereof, which may be provided to you by posting on the web site, via e-mail or any other reasonable means. Continued use of the web site by you shall be deemed to indicate your acceptance of any such amendments. TLA also reserves the right to modify, add or discontinue any aspect, content or feature of the web site at any time without notice to you.
This web site is controlled and operated by TLA from its offices within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the United States of America. TLA makes no representation that the Web Site Content is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this web site from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. Software from the web site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this web site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (A) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods, or (B) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By using the web site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.