At COLLECT iT, your privacy is very important to us.
We do not sell any personal information to advertisers or third parties.
We only share data with third parties when necessary to provide and improve the service – never for advertising or to monetize that data.
As stated in our terms and conditions, COLLECT iT does use your personal information for certain stated purposes, such as providing and improving the service and communicating with Registered Users (but not anonymous users).
and with its registered office and main trading address at COLLECT iT,
uses and shares personal information collected by our website at COLLECT iT.com, the COLLECT iT mobile app, and any associated services and content (the “Service”). We are the data controller in respect of any information we collect about you on or through COLLECT iT.
This policy only applies to us and to our Agents and how we will use your personal information. Please be aware that once personal information has been posted on COLLECT iT this will be visible to the public (unless you tell us that you do not want it to be publicly available) and we cannot control what other COLLECT iT users do with any information you share on or through COLLECT iT. Be careful with your own information and what you are willing to share.
The Definitions at the end of this Policy set out the meaning of any capitalised words used in this Policy.
- COLLECT iT is a Public Platform.
COLLECT iT is for both public and private use. Whenever you add Content through COLLECT iT that is not created as a private display it will be public, and when you provide us with User Content or make User Comments on a non-private collection it is published so that anyone can view it.
Content published and shared publicly is accessible to everyone, including search engines, and you may lose any privacy rights you might have regarding that Content. In addition, information shared publicly may be copied and shared throughout the Internet, including through features native to COLLECT iT Services, such as commenting and embedding. If you are a teacher or parent who is using COLLECT iT with or for children under the age of 13, then you should ensure that you have selected the privacy controls available to you. If we become aware that children are posting content on COLLECT iT that is publicly accessible, then we can require verifiable parent or teacher consent as a condition to continue public access or, in the absence of such consent, convert the postings to private use.
- Information COLLECT iT Collects and how it is used
COLLECT iT may collect personal information from Registered Users as described below.
2.1 Registered User Account Information
When a Registered User creates an account on the Service, we ask you to provide your email address and password, or to authenticate yourself through a third-party service, like Facebook. When you authenticate through another site, that account is linked to your COLLECT iT account. Once linked, we may collect and store personally identifying information that you have provided to that third-party service, and consented to having shared with services like us (please see section 4.2). Information gathered includes your name, email address, avatar, and public data.
We will store the email address and password that you provided to create your COLLECT iT Account and any information you or we add to your COLLECT iT account, including your name, handle, bio, profile image and any links you choose to add to your COLLECT iT account. Where you use a third-party site to authenticate your COLLECT iT account, we do not receive or store passwords for your linked accounts.
Occasionally, we might need to use your email address to send you important information about our Services. We might need to send you some administrative information, tell you something important about your account or changes to our Services, or update you on new policies or terms. These administrative communications are considered part of our Services and your COLLECT iT account.
2.2 Third Party Site Information
When you link your COLLECT iT account to a third-party service account, we may receive your biographical information (birthday, education and similar information particular to you) or your geographic location from that third-party service (if you have provided that information to the service and made it available for COLLECT iT to access).
We may store and use this information to improve and personalize COLLECT iT and make suggestions to you about Content and Users that may be of interest to you.
You should take care when linking with a third-party service account that you have checked (using that service’s settings) that you are comfortable with the information that they will share with us. As a general practice, we strongly urge you to make careful judgements about any personal information you disclose to Internet services, including COLLECT iT and any third-party services you link to us.
2.3 Communications with Us
If you contact us, or we contact you, with any query or comment about COLLECT iT or your use of COLLECT iT, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
2.4 Surveys and Market Research
We may ask you to complete surveys in connection with your COLLECT iT Account where we may receive your name, email address, account use information and opinions. We use this personal information for research purposes. We anonymous the data and answered questions so that it is no longer personal information and use this for our own purposes.
2.5 Technical Information
We may also keep details of your visits to COLLECT iT including, but not limited to:
Web logs and other communication data
The resources that you access when you use COLLECT iT
We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with COLLECT iT. This information may include:
Browser type and version
Operating system and version
Website or service that referred you to COLLECT iT
Date and time of each web request you make
Screen display information
Information from any cookies we have placed on your web browser
We may collect information about your device, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.
We use this information to fight spam, malware and identity theft. We may also use it to create a profile of your use of COLLECT iT, to personalize COLLECT iT for you, and to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use COLLECT iT.
We also collect your IP address when you navigate to a third-party website, which has established a COLLECT iT frame on its website. We use your IP address only for the purpose of displaying the relevant collection to you.
2.6 Information relating to User Content
In some cases, we may collect information by analyzing your User Content. We may do this where you upload a link to COLLECT iT, by analyzing the content of any such link and determining its broad subject matter (for example, sports, music, technology, science etc.) This allows us to improve our Services by enhancing your ability to organise content, search topics of interest, and generally provide additional features and functionality.
2.7 Information Relating to Your Use of COLLECT iT
We collect information about how you use COLLECT iT, whether you are a Registered User or User. This includes general usage information such as:
The number and frequency of visits
The pages or features of COLLECT iT people have visited
The links on COLLECT iT they have clicked on
The length of visits
The Users you have followed
The collections you have liked
The comments you make
The Users you interact with
Some of this information may be associated with the IP address used to access COLLECT iT and some may be associated with your COLLECT iT account, such as the topics you search for and the help pages that you visit.
We will use this information to help improve the Service. We will also use this information to identify Content that you are likely to be interested in or to suggest Content and Users that we think may be of interest to you (both on COLLECT iT and by email).
2.8 Location Information
In some cases, we collect and store information about where you are located by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation. We may use location information to improve and personalize the Service for you by finding and presenting Content to you that we think will be of interest to you based on your location, for example news stories or topics of interest similar to those you post.
2.9 Information Collected through Email Tracking
To measure the deliverability and interest of our emails for Registered Users, we may embed information, such as a web beacon or tag, in them. This allows us to see which of our emails you have read and clicked-through from so that we can analyse the effectiveness of our communications and seek to make them more relevant for you in the future.
2.10 Cookies and Similar Technologies
- Information We Share
COLLECT iT does not sell User personal information.
We never share information we receive from you unless:
We have your permission to share that information
We have given you prior notice that the information will be shared, and with whom
That information is aggregate information or other information that does not identify you
3.1 Third-Party Services
You can access third-party services through COLLECT iT, for example, Users can embed externally-pointing links in their content and Users can click on those links to reach other sites and services. We also allow Users to share information that you provide to us or embed a collection into a third-party site, like posts and comments, with other services, for example, Users may share posts on Twitter and Facebook.
In some circumstances, we might share your stored information, such as IP addresses, with our third-party service providers for the purposes of operating and improving COLLECT iT Services.
Those third-party services might include:
Our help desk and technical service providers
Our email and website hosts
Our professional advisors (lawyers, accountants, surveyors, tax advisors etc.)
Third-party widgets (embedded tweets, embedded Facebook posts, Google login etc.)
When we share information under those circumstances, we have appropriate contractual protections in place. Unless we tell you differently, our service providers will not have any right to use personal information, or any other information we share with them, beyond the scope and duration of what is necessary to assist us. We may share or disclose non-private information, aggregate information, or other non-personal information with people and entities with which we are doing business.
We may also share User personal information for legal, protection, and safety purposes. For example:
We may share information to comply with applicable laws
We may share information to respond to lawful requests and legal processes
- We may disclose or transfer your personal information in connection with the sale, merger, bankruptcy, sale of assets or reorganization, in whole or in part, of our company provided we send you advance notice at least 5 days prior to such event
We may share information in an emergency, such as protecting the safety of our employees and agents, our Users, or any person
COLLECT iT reserves the right to share Users’ personal information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. COLLECT iT reserves the right to use or disclose personal information provided to COLLECT iT in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements of if COLLECT iT reasonably believes that use of disclosure is necessary to protect COLLECT iT’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process. We also reserve the right to use or disclose personal information provided to COLLECT iT to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and the prevention of spam and malware.
3.2 Third Party Widgets
3.3 Service Providers
Additionally, Wakelet’s policy is that all Data in its possession and in the possession of any subcontractors, or agents to which Wakelet may have transferred Data, are destroyed or transferred to the School/District under the direction of the School/District when the Data are no longer needed for their specified purpose, at the request of the School/District.
- The Purposes for our use of your information
We collect, use and share the data that we have in the ways described above:
As necessary to fulfil our Rules and Terms of Service
To provide the Service, including updating, securing, troubleshooting and providing support
To improve, develop and personalize the Service
To send the User information including confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages
To identify specific Users in our system
To comply with applicable laws, including website accessibility laws that may require transcription of audio or other methods to make User content available on the Service
- Information Security
All information provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or you have chosen) a password to access certain parts of COLLECT iT, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and not sharing it with anyone. It’s important for you to prevent unauthorized access to your account and personal information by choosing and protecting a strong third-party service password and by limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished using COLLECT iT. We will never email you to ask for your password or other Account Information; if you receive such an email, send it to us so that we can investigate and take any appropriate action.
We have put appropriate security measures in place to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to only those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information under our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data breach and will notify you, and any applicable regulator, of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
If COLLECT iT becomes aware of a systems security breach by an unauthorized party or that any user data was used for an unauthorized purpose, we will comply with relevant state and other data breach laws. We will notify users of any breach resulting in unauthorized release of data electronically within 72 hours, at minimum, and without unreasonable delay so that you can take appropriate steps. The notification will include: date of the breach, the types of information that were subject to the breach, general description of what occurred, and steps COLLECT iT is taking to address the breach.
5.1 Where We Store Your Personal Data
Some of our service providers are based outside of the European Economic Area so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
Where we transfer your personal information outside of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is given to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
We will only transfer your personal information to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal information by the European Commission
We may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission that give personal information the same protection it has in Europe
Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer information to them if they have agreed to the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) for data transfers between EU and non-EU countries which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US
- Data Retention
We store the information we collect only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.
We store the information we collect from Registered Users for as long as you have an Account and for 14 days thereafter. After this time, it will be purged from our data store and caches. Logs may contain some user information and are retained for up to 30 days. The incremental back-up system of the AWS Dynamo data store can roll back tables over a time period of up to 35 days. Therefore, data is completely erased after 49 days. Anonymous aggregated analytic data is held in Google Analytics indefinitely.
We store the information we collect from Users (without a COLLECT iT account) for 30 days, until logs are cleared. Anonymous aggregated analytic data is held in Google Analytics indefinitely.
We periodically cleanse all information stored and will delete your IP address 30 days after collection.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, rectify, port and erase your data.
You also have the right to:
Request access to your personal information and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you to check we are processing this lawfully
Request that the personal information we hold about you is corrected or updated
Request that personal information we hold about you is erased. You can exercise this right where we have no good reason for continuing to process your personal data (subject to any legal reasons for needing to continue holding the personal data).
Object to our processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest or are processing for direct marketing purposes
Restrict our processing of your personal data
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or a third party in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format
You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us before escalating your complaint.
We will only send you marketing emails about collections, Users and Content we think may be of interest to you.
COLLECT iT does not send you marketing communications about third-party products or services. Users may display any content, including advertising, so long as it does not conflict with our Code of Conduct.
You can ask us to stop sending you these emails at any time by using the “Unsubscribe” link in each email.
If you do unsubscribe, we will still use your information to present Content on COLLECT iT, which we think will be of interest to you, but will not send you messages about these.
- Information Choices and Changes
Registered Users may access or modify the personal information you have provided to us and that is associated with your account at any time. You can log in to COLLECT iT and visit your account settings page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to exercise your rights at any time.
We cannot delete your personal information without deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your User Content from COLLECT iT or request we do so, please note that User Content might have been copied or stored by other users.
If you want to delete your user account, you can do this in your account settings page. Given the sharing, commenting, and dialogue that takes place on COLLECT iT, some of the public activity on your account prior to deletion may have been copied to third-party servers outside of our control and so may remain accessible to the public indefinitely.
- COPPA and Students
You must be over the age of 13 to be a Registered User of COLLECT iT.
Children under 13 years of age may only use COLLECT iT under the supervision of a responsible adult (over the age of 18) who has agreed to our Terms and the provisions in respect of their responsibilities as a ‘Group Registered User’. We do not send any marketing messages or advertising targeting children under the age of 13. In order to create an account in COLLECT iT we require every user to verify that they are not under 13 years of age, and we do not permit children under the age of 13 to create an account.
Teachers can invite students under the age of 13 to contribute to their collections through our ‘Collaboration’ feature. These students can identify themselves by their first or given name or a nickname only visible to their teacher and other contributors to the collection. The use of a surname or family name is not required for registration. We do not require contributors using ‘Collaboration’ to provide their name, address or other contact information. We hold no personal information on these Users other than what is necessary to provide the service. If we have verifiable parental consent a family name will be permitted.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are a student under the age of 13 you may use the interactive or public comment features of COLLECT iT, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address or username only if we have verifiable parental or teacher consent. We do not monitor or review content created by any user and we do not control the actions of third parties with whom a child may share information. A parent or teacher may request us to delete a child’s PII of which he or she becomes aware.
In the United States, if you are a Group Registered User, including a School that is using COLLECT iT, that includes children under the age of 13, you (or your school) assumes the responsibility for complying with the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and, to the extent applicable, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). This means that the Group Registered User must notify parents/guardians of the information to be collected and obtain parental/guardian consent before using the Service with students. Schools may, under appropriate circumstances, provide such consent on behalf of parents/guardians. For more information on complying with COPPA, see the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy.coppafaqs.shtm
If you are outside of the United States, please ensure that you are complying with any laws applicable to you before using COLLECT iTt with students.
If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@COLLECT iT.com If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make corrections.
Spaces is an additional built-in feature of COLLECT iT which provides a streamlined way to organize a collection, Learning Project, Research Project or create any Spaces for the purpose of formulating rich content in an online environment.
A teacher may create Spaces for a Classroom and would invite Students to participate in the COLLECT iT Spaces feature. Students would be able to create their own collections for the classroom with the supervision of the Teacher.
Students may be invited to join as a member of a Spaces Classroom by the teacher in one of the two methods described below:
1) The Teacher can provide a link to join by sharing this with the Student through a Student/Parent email account.
2) The Teacher can provide a Spaces (Classroom) Code to the Student/Parent by an in-Class Slip or an Email Account of the Student/Parent.
Once the Student has joined and become a member of the Spaces Classroom, the Teacher will be involved in the creation of the Classroom Collections prepared by individual students. Students submissions to the Spaces Classroom will be supervised and approved by the teacher. The Spaces Classroom will be marked as Private by the teacher in the Profile Visibility Setting. Only the Teacher will have the ability to control this setting in Spaces Classroom.
- Rights of California Residents
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed personal information during the previous year for direct marketing purposes. COLLECT iT does not share users’ personal information with third-party marketers.
If you are a California resident, you can request a list of personal information about you we have disclosed to third parties in the preceding calendar year, as well as the names and address of those third parties. You may make such a request only once per year, and you don’t have to pay for it. To make a request, send an email to support@COLLECT iT.com
- Changes to this Policy
- Contact Information
Here are some definitions of capitalized words we use in these Terms:
“Agents” means service providers, consultants and other third-parties and agents not employed by us.
“Content” means any information, text, graphics, photographs, images, illustrations, logos, tools, written posts, executable files, scripts, software, interactive features, creative expression, data or other information materials generated, provided, uploaded, downloaded, appearing or otherwise accessible on or through COLLECT iT.
“Interactive Services” means message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, forums, bulletin boards and other interactive features.
“Registered User” means a User who has registered and created an account to use Wakelet.
“Service” means Wakelet.com and all other domains, products, applications, services and Content provided by COLLECT iT.
“Terms” means these terms of agreement between us and you.
“User” means any person or entity using COLLECT iT.
“You” means you, whether you are a person or someone acting on behalf of an entity you are authorized to represent, and whether you are a Registered User or not.
“User Comments” means any comments, recommends, feedback, likes, or other Content posted by Users that is not included in the body of a COLLECT iT post.