EFFECTIVE DATE: APRIL 10, 2015
LAST REVISED: JUNE 6, 2017
I.Purpose of Policy
Language City, Inc. (“Language City”) values and respects the privacy of children. The purpose of this policy is to describe Language City’s commitment to respect and protect the privacy of personal student information and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
Language City is an online service that offers and provides interactive online classes in a range of junior high and high school foreign language classes for students who are seeking quality coursework. Language City collects and maintains children’s personal information through its website and online services directly from children and parents. Language City’s contact information is as follows:
Language City, Inc.
6330 Green Valley Circle, suite #205
Culver City, CA 90230
III.Types of Information Collected
Language City collects and maintains information provided by its students on its website. Some of this information collected may be personally identifiable information. The kinds of information collected by Language City from children include a child’s full name, online pseudonym or username, email address, date of birth, gender, billing address, and photographs, videos, or audio files which may contain the child’s image or voice. Personal
information is collected directly from the child and directly from the parent.
There is also information about a student’s computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Language City. This information can include: an IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by Language City for the operation of the service and to maintain quality of the service.
Once a student has enrolled to take classes with Language City, Language City creates an account in its online course management system. Students have access to their account and can edit their account information, which may include the personal information listed above.
Language City does not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in Language City’s services.
IV.Storage of Information
Language City contracts with Godaddy to keep all personal information in a secured database. Only the Language City administrators have access to the secured database. This information is stored indefinitely. Language City strives to provide a safe, secure environment by attempting to limit access to the Language City database to legitimate users, but Language City cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties will not gain access.
V.Use of Information and Sharing Information
Language City uses the information collected solely for purposes of offering and providing interactive and educational online classes to students. Language City does not sell any personal information collected from students.
Language City discloses personal information collected from students to third parties to set up student accounts to use third party educational services. The kinds of businesses to whom Language City discloses personal student information includes, but is not limited to: (1) Moodle, a web application that provides an open-source learning platform and (2) Electa, a webinar and virtual classroom software programme.
Language City will also disclose the student’s information, if required to do so by law. Language City will not trade, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise share the student’s information to anyone, or let anyone use it except if the student and the parent have authorized its use.
The parent of the child has the option to agree to the collection and use of the child’s information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties and with the knowledge that exercising such option may affect the child’s ability to participate in the third party educational services.
Some browsers incorporate a Do Not Track feature that signals to websites an individual visits that the individual does not want to have his or her online activity tracked. Tracking is not the same as using or collecting information in connection with a single website. For these purposes tracking refers to collecting personally identifiable information from consumers who use or visit a website or online service as they move across different websites over time. How browsers communicate the Do Not Track signal is not yet uniform. As a result, the Language City website
Language City is concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of student information and provides safeguards to protect information Language City processes and maintains. However, Language City urges students and parents to take every precaution to protect personal data on the Internet as no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. Please take proactive steps to secure personal data, such as frequently changing passwords.
VIII.Links to Third Party Sites
Language City’s website may contain links to other sites, including links to third party educational services, textbook websites, online programs, software, and other websites. Please be aware that Language City is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. Language City encourages students and parents to learn about the privacy practices and policies of those companies.
Language City will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in Language City’s services. At any time, parents have the right to determine how their child’s personal information will be used in the following ways:
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can review their child’s personal information;
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can direct Language City to delete the personal information;
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information; and/or
- The parent(s)/legal guardian(s) can agree to the collection and use of their child’s information, but choose not to allow disclosure to third parties.
If parent(s)/legal guardian(s) refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information or the disclosure of personal information to third parties, it is with the understanding that the child may be limited in his or her participation in Language City’s educational services.
To request any of the actions described above, the parent must submit a written request by email to Language City at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about parental discretion can be found on our Direct Notice to Parents.
X.Changes to Policy
Language City may periodically update this policy. Language City will post a prominent notice on the Language City website (www.languagecityacademy.com) to notify you of any material changes.
If you have any questions or concerns about Language City’s privacy practices, please contact us at email@example.com.