Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 6, 2016

THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES THE INFORMATION THAT READINGVINE.COM COLLECTS AND HOW IT USES SUCH INFORMATION. PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. BY USING THE SERVICES OR SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Privacy Statement

K12 Publishing, LLC (“K12 Publishing”) is committed to safeguarding Your privacy online. This privacy policy applies to Your information that K12 Publishing collects and receives. By using this website, ReadingVine.com (“Website”), You agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please read the following policy to understand how Your Personal Information will be treated as You use K12 Publishing’s Services. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. All capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the same meaning as defined in K12 Publishing’s Terms of Use.

Personal Information Defined

For this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means information that is personally identifiable to a User as well as other non-public information that is associated with a User. K12 Publishing collects and uses Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy from the Users of our Services.

Browsing the Website

If You browse through the Website without entering any Personal Information, K12 Publishing will automatically gather and store certain information about Your visit. This information does not identify You personally and cannot be linked back to You unless You decide at some point to identify Yourself. If You are only browsing, K12 Publishing may collect the following information (whenever possible): IP address, domain name, the type of browser and operating system used to access the Website, the date and time You access the Website, the pages You visit (click-through), and if You linked to the Website from another website, the address of that website as well as additional information related to Your visit. K12 Publishing uses Your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Website.

Cookies

K12 Publishing may place “cookies” on Your personal computer. “Cookies” are small identifiers sent from a web server and stored on Your computer’s hard drive, similar to a license plate, that help K12 Publishing to recognize You if You visit the Website again. K12 Publishing use cookies to record session information, such as record user-specific information on what pages You access or visit, record past activity in order to provide better service when You return to the Website, to customize Website content based on Your browser type, and to track how You found the Website. Cookies are not designed to be used to get data from Your hard drive, Your e-mail, or any other personal data about You. To protect Your privacy, K12 Publishing does not use cookies to store or transmit any Personal Information about You on the Internet. You can reject cookies by changing Your browser settings. Please note, however, that if You reject our cookies, it is possible that some web pages may not properly load, Your access to certain information might be denied, or You might have to enter information about Yourself more than once.

Personal Information K12 Publishing Collects

K12 Publishing collects the following Personal Information that You submit voluntarily. Creating an Account requires You to provide K12 Publishing with Your name, e-mail address, and password of Your choice as well as your profession (e.g. teacher, tutor). After registering You may provide K12 Publishing with additional information about You as You use the Services such as:

  • physical addresses
  • telephone numbers
  • other personally identifiable information You affirmatively provide to us

COPPA Compliance/Minors

K12 Publishing does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information by anyone under the age of 13. Do not sign up for an Account if You are under the age of 13 and do not provide K12 Publishing with any information regarding any individual under the age of 13.

Use of Personal Information

Personal Information You submit to K12 Publishing, or to third parties that support us in collecting information, is used by us to provide You and other Users with the Services, to respond to requests that You make, to improve our Services, and to operate, maintain, and improve the features, functionality, performance, and support of the Services.

K12 Publishing uses the Personal Information that its gathers about You for the following purposes:

  • To provide our Services to You, to communicate with You about Your use of the Services, to respond to Your inquiries, which may include communicating with You via email
  • To tailor the content and information that K12 Publishing may send or display to You while using the Website or the Services
  • For marketing and promotional purposes. For example, K12 Publishing may use Your information, such as Your email address, to send You news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact You about products or information K12 Publishing thinks may interest You, including the products and services of promotional partners. K12 Publishing also may use the information that K12 Publishing learns about You to assist us in advertising our Services on third party websites.
  • To better understand how users access and use the Website and Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, to improve the Website and Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes

8. Third Party Links.

This Website may be linked to other web sites that are not K12 Publishing sites (collectively, “Third Party Sites”). Certain areas of the Website may allow You to interact with such Third Party Sites and, in certain situations, You may be transferred to a Third Party Site through a link but it may appear that You are still on the Website. In any case, You acknowledge and agree that the Third Party Sites may have different privacy policies and terms and conditions and/or user guides and business practices than K12 Publishing, and You further acknowledge and agree that Your use of such Third Party Sites is governed by the respective Third Party Site privacy policy and terms and conditions and/or user guides. You hereby agree to comply with any and all terms and conditions, users guides and privacy policies of any of Third Party Sites. K12 Publishing is providing links to the Third Party Sites to You as a convenience, and K12 Publishing does not verify, make any representations or take responsibility for such Third Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third Party Sites. K12 Publishing IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, MATERIALS, OR PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE OR THIRD PARTY APPLICATION.

Feedback

If You provide feedback about the Services, K12 Publishing may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided K12 Publishing does not associate such feedback with Your Personal Information. K12 Publishing will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, K12 Publishing does not disclose to or share Your Personal Information with third parties, unless You ask or authorize K12 Publishing to do so. K12 Publishing may provide Your Personal Information to third party service providers and suppliers who work on behalf of or with K12 Publishing to provide You with some of the Services and features of the Services and to help us communicate with Users. However, these service providers and suppliers do not have any independent right to use this information except to help K12 Publishing provide the Services. K12 Publishing may share some or all of Your Personal Information with any parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), in which case K12 Publishing will require Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

K12 Publishing values Your privacy and has taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. K12 Publishing therefore will not distribute Your Personal Information to outside parties except as permitted under this Privacy Policy.

Mergers

In the event K12 Publishing goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, Your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of K12 Publishing or its assets may continue to use Your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Legal Obligation to Disclose

K12 Publishing may (and You authorize us to) disclose information K12 Publishing has collected from and about You (including Personal Information) if K12 Publishing believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (b) to enforce our K12 Publishing Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; or (c) to protect and defend the rights or property of us, the users of our Services, or third parties.

14. Governing Law and Venue.

Your use of the Website and this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee where permitted. Should a dispute arise concerning this Agreement or the breach of this Agreement by any party, such dispute shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Williamson County, Tennessee. To the extent permitted by law, You agree that You will not bring, join or participate in any class action lawsuit as to any claim, dispute or controversy that You may have against K12 Publishing. You agree to the entry of injunctive relief to stop such a lawsuit or to remove You as a participant in the suit.

Changing Personal Information

You may change Your Personal Information (i.e., email address) by logging into Your Account and editing Your Account information. You may also request that Your Account be terminated and that Your Personal Information be deleted by sending an email to [email protected] or cancelling your account online on your account dashboard. Any termination of Your account may involve deletion of Your Account information from K12 Publishing’s databases and all the information and data stored for such Account. K12 Publishing will not have any liability whatsoever to You for any termination of Your Account or related deletion of Your information.

Information Sharing

On occasion K12 Publishing will make available to potential advertisers, research firms, and business partners aggregated results from research it has conducted regarding visitors to the Website. K12 Publishing may count, track, and aggregate visitor activity into our analysis of general traffic flows to the Website and may merge this information into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with potential advertisers, research firms, and business partners. In such case, K12 Publishing will only provide demographic information on an aggregated basis and does not disclose individual reader information.

Links to Other Web Sites

The Website may contain links to Third Party Sites that are not owned or controlled by K12 Publishing. The provision of such links is for Your convenience and does not signify K12 Publishing’s endorsement of such websites or location or its contents. K12 Publishing has no control over, does not review and is not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on Third Party Sites. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to Third Party Sites.

Opting Out/CAN-SPAM Act Compliance

K12 Publishing has taken the necessary steps to ensure that it is compliant with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Therefore, You may opt-out of receiving marketing emails from K12 Publishing. If You wish to exercise this right, please contact our Privacy Policy coordinator at [email protected] and state that You want to opt-out of receiving emails from K12 Publishing. You may also click on any unsubscribe link contained in K12 Publishing promotional emails.

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

From time to time, K12 Publishing may use Personal Information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this Privacy Policy.  If K12 Publishing’s information practices change at some time in the future, K12 Publishing will post the policy changes to this Website to notify You of these changes and provide You with the ability to opt out of these new uses.  If You are concerned about how Your information is used, You should check back at this Website periodically.

Contacting K12 Publishing

If You have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Website, or Your dealings with this Website, please contact K12 Publishing by email at [email protected].