HighScope Educational Research Foundation recognizes the importance of protecting child information and we are committed
to protecting your on-line experience while using Letter Links Online software.
HighScope Educational Research Foundation (HighScope) is a not-for-profit corporation in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Letter Links
Online is a service offered by HighScope. HighScope is dedicated to meeting the needs of its subscribers with the highest
regard to safety and privacy. By using the Letter Links Online service:
- You do not expect HighScope to take any measures to safeguard confidential data or information other than as set forth in
COLLECTION AND PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
We collect a limited amount of personal information from teachers about themselves and their students in order to provide
you with customized, personalized service. During our registration process we will set up a username and password to establish
secure access to your personal information. You can change your password after you log in to the program for the first time.
As a registered subscriber, you may, among other things, create and edit lists of “letter links” (nametags with letter-linked
images) for children in your classroom or preschool center. To become a registered subscriber, you will need to supply your
name and e-mail address so you can be assigned a username and password. The username you receive when you register may not
be changed without contacting the HighScope Press customer support department. Registered subscribers may update their password
and e-mail address at any time online. Your registration will automatically expire two years after your registration date
and at that time you will no longer have access to the class lists and letter links you have created with the program unless
you renew your subscription. Registered subscribers may also elect to permanently terminate their registration at any time
by calling 800-407-7377, or e-mail to [email protected] Upon actual receipt of such notice, all class lists
created by you with the program will no longer be available to you online.
Only registered subscribers can create class lists of letter links for their students. Your registration is intended for
one classroom’s use. You may create more than one class list for your classroom’s use and you may also access the program
from any computer you normally use.
DATA OWNERSHIP AND USE OF INFORMATION
Any personal information that you provide will be held in strict confidence and security. In addition the following terms
relating to the ownership and use of data apply to the use of the service:
All personal information specific to a class or child will be exclusively available to the registered user who creates the
class list, with the exception of drawings and photos uploaded by the user, which may be reviewed by HighScope. HighScope
reserves the right to review such user-uploaded photos or drawings and to remove any photos and drawings deemed objectionable.
If it is necessary to remove objectionable material from your class lists, HighScope has the right to terminate your registration
without notice. Class lists and Letter Links created on the site, and user-uploaded photos and drawings, are reproducible
for educational uses in the registered user’s classroom only and may not be re-published in any form.
The entry of all personal data in Letter Links Online is the responsibility of the teacher who is the registered user.
HighScope will not divulge your e-mail address without your consent.
HighScope will not, without your consent, rent, sell, or otherwise divulge your personal information to any third party
except in a non-personalized, aggregated form.
When you conduct a transaction through this site, you are providing transaction information to HighScope third-party suppliers
(such as transaction processors and financial institutions) who will use the information solely for the purpose of the transaction.
HighScope reserves the right to contact you via e-mail to notify you of important system changes or to obtain your consent
to use personally identifiable data for any purpose not described above. HighScope will not use any personally identifiable
data for any such purpose without your prior consent.
TRANSFERS TO UNITED STATES
If you are located outside the United States, please note that the personal information you provide us will be transferred
to the United States. Whenever you submit any personal data to us, you consent to this transfer.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and
once we receive it. Transmissions of information are encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). No method of
transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use generally acceptable means to
protect your information, we cannot guarantee it absolute security.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The Letter Links Online site may contain links to other Websites. Please be aware that this privacy statement applies solely
to the information collected in the Letter Links Online site. HighScope is not responsible for the privacy practices or
the content of such Websites. We encourage you to be aware when you are leaving the Letter Links Online site and read the
privacy statement of the site that you visit prior to providing any personal information.
Though Letter Links Online will never ask for private information from children, we are aware of the policies that protect
children, including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and the rules adopted by the Federal Trade Commission there
contact us at [email protected] or send a letter to:
A. Clay Shouse, Vice-President
HighScope Educational Research Foundation
600 N. River St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198