You accept this policy when you sign up for or use our services technologies or functionalities offered by us on our website or through any other means. We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. In addition, if the revised version includes a substantial change, we will provide you with 10 days’ prior notice by posting notice of the change on the "Policy Updates" page of our website.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
During the application process, state law for teacher preparation programs requires certain personal information data for state and federal reporting requirements. We collect contact information (e.g., name, address, phone, email, Skype ID, and similar information) transcript data, employment related history, information related to conducting a criminal background check, contact information, state testing data, program survey data, program completion date, certificate data, birth date, Texas Education Agency Identification number, and social security number. .
When you order from us, we ask for your full bank account number or credit card number and billing address. We use this information only to bill you for the services we provide. For your convenience, we do save billing information for subsequent drafts when a payment plan option is chosen. .
We may also set and access cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. This data identifies your computer and records the web pages you visit so that when you return the site knows who you are and can personalize your visit. .
- access your information when you "sign in," so that we can provide you with customized content;
- keep track of preferences you specify while you are accessing our web site;
- conduct research to improve our products and services; and/or
- require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to access or order certain products and services that require you to "sign in," and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings or features or services available on our Website.
Finally, should you take advantage of service and products offered by other contractors, you may be providing Personal Information to those companies. Any information about you received by those third parties will be governed by their privacy policies, not this Policy. eTeach N Texas is not responsible for any links posted to our Website or any information you provide as a result of clicking on such links. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you provide eTeach N Texas with your contact information, we use this information to exchange or disclose information among eTeach N Texas, school districts, the State Board for Educator Certification, the Texas Education Agency, and other entities relating to teaching or working with children and/or participating or cooperating in teacher certification programs as such information is related to the program application, suitability for internship, employment, admission, status, good standing or continuation as an applicant, participant, or school employee before or after acceptance in any of those capacities.
eTeach N Texas will use your information for the following purposes:
- To provide you access to our products or services or to initiate, render, bill or collect for our products and services or to complete a transaction;
- To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
- To help you quickly find software, services or information.
- To protect our rights or property or the rights and/or property of third parties.
- To resolve disputes and collect fees.
We hire independent contractors to provide limited services on our behalf, including online instruction, field supervision, and mentoring. We require such contractors to comply with this Policy.
Information about our users may also be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, contribution, or formation of joint ventures, or transition of service to another entity, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. eTeach N Texas Alternative Certification Program may also disclose personal information to credit reporting agencies.
eTeach N Texas is required by law to create and share aggregate data about our participants to state and federal agencies.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time.
We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect the Personal Information submitted to us. For example, when you enter sensitive financial information (such as credit card number) on our Website, this information is encrypted. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable safeguards to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its security.
It is your responsibility to keep your login id and password safe and confidential to protect against unauthorized access to your account information. If you write your password or login id down, keep it in a secure location. You should also change your password periodically. Do not give your password and login id to someone else.
We store and process your personal information on our computers in the US where eTeach N Texas facilities are located, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes to this Policy, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you here, or by means of a notice on our home page. Nonsubstantive changes will take place immediately.
Substantial Policy changes will take effect ten (10) days after their posting on the Website. Your continued use of the Website and/or Service following that period after the posting of changes to this Policy will mean that you accept such changes.