Privacy Policy

The Education Cooperative (TEC) Website Privacy Policy

Updated 5-26-2020

NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS: IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13 AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT US PLEASE DO SO THROUGH YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS. THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY INTENDED FOR ADULTS. THE SCHOOL DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (“PERSONAL INFORMATION”) FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, YOU MAY NOT SEND US ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, NAME AND/OR CONTACT INFORMATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

Please note that if we decide to change the manner in which we use or retain personal information, we may update this Privacy Policy, at our sole discretion.

Who we are

Our website address is: tec-coop.org

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Student can sign up and pay for internships. In those cases, we will collect payment information as well as name, application information, and email. This information will be maintained consistent with student records laws.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about you and your behaviors. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Professional Development

Individuals may sign up and pay for professional development on the website. In those cases, we will collect payment information as well as name, professional information, and email. With individuals’ consent, we will use their email for mailings about future professional development.

Requests for Information

If you request information, including on cooperative bids, and provide contact information, we will save the request for information and contact information in accordance with the Retention Schedule under Massachusetts Public Records Laws.

Who we share your data with

We do not rent or sell personal information that you choose to provide to us nor do we disclose credit card or other personal financial information to third parties other than as necessary to complete a credit card or other financial transaction or as required by law. We may engage certain third parties to perform functions and provide services, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management, payment transaction and direct marketing campaigns. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform the functions and provide the services.

When we believe disclosure is appropriate, we may disclose Personally-Identifying Information in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of us, our users, our employees or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; to enforce our agreements or policies, in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.

How long we retain your data

Data is retained consistent with Massachusetts Public Records Law and Student Records Law, when applicable.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, consistent with Federal and state law. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Liz McGonagle, Executive Director

Additional information

How we protect your data

In order to ensure the best possible protection of your data, the Website is offered via a secure SSL connection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Upon becoming aware of a security incident, TEC shall notify its customers, users and newsletter subscribers without undue delay and shall provide timely information relating to the security incident as it becomes known or as is reasonably requested by customers, users and newsletter subscribers.

What third parties we receive data from

This Website uses Google Analytics to collect information about you and your behaviors. If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

These third parties may set and access cookies and other technologies on your personal computer and/or device and track certain behavioral information regarding users of your personal computer and/or device. These third party cookies and other technologies are set to, among other things: (a) track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating different devices you use, and delivering relevant ads and/or other content to you on the Service and third party services after you have left the Service (“Interest-based Advertising”); (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (c) understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements that have been delivered to you. Note that any images (or any other parts of a web page) served by third parties in association with third party cookies may serve as web beacons, which enable third parties to carry out the previously described activities.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data.

We do not use automated decision-making and profiling regarding personal data.

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