Thank you for visiting StoryMaker, which is located at https://www.story-maker.org (the “Platform”). This Platform is provided by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs and provides educational resources for educators and their classrooms, for use in educational settings such as schools, libraries, after school programs and home school groups, or for educational use by educators and their classes from home.
We may ask adult, educator visitors to the Platform to provide some or all of the following types of information when they register for access to the Platform or directly contact us with feedback or suggestions:
We also may collect certain information automatically when you visit the Platform, including:
If you access third-party services through the Platform, such as accessing Facebook, Google, or Twitter through the Platform to share information about your experience on the Platform with your connections on those services, we may collect information about you from those services. In accordance with their own privacy policies, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including about your activity on the Platform, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services that you are a StoryMaker user or about your use of the Platform.
If you choose to engage in public activities on the Platform, you should be aware that any information you submit there can be viewed, collected, or used by other users of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums and public areas.
We generally use the information that we collect through the Platform to:
We disclose student data as explained below in the Children’s Privacy section. We may share information that is collected from you in the following circumstances:
We also may share aggregated or anonymized information with third parties, including to help us develop content and services that we hope you will find of interest or to help these third parties develop their own products and service offerings. This sharing of anonymized or aggregated information will not include information that could be used to individually identify you. We will not attempt to use this information to re-identify individuals, and will only share this information with third parties that similarly commit not to do so.
We are committed to protecting your information. We have adopted commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical procedures to help protect your information from loss, misuse, and alteration. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We want you to feel confident using the Site but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
We are dedicated to handling any information obtained from children with care and respect.
If you have any questions about how we handle children’s personally identifiable information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, our contact information is provided below under Contact Us.
We also may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and similar technologies, to track your use of the Platform. Web beacons (sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a way for us to deliver a small graphic image (usually invisible) on a web page or in an email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. We use these technologies to improve your experience on the Platform, including to provide you with content customized to your interests and to understand whether users read email messages and click on links contained within those messages so that we can deliver relevant content and offers.
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