Website Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms


By accessing the World Savvy Knowledge to Action Collaboratory: A Student Project Design Platform, you are agreeing to be bound by these website Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License


  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on World Savvy's website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. upload any materials that you do not own or have permission to use;
    3. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    4. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on World Savvy's website;
    5. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials;
    6. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server;
    7. post inappropriate materials;
    8. use inappropriate language;
    9. use the site for purposes other than completing completing or supporting the completion of educational projects.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by World Savvy at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer


The materials on World Savvy's website are provided "as is". World Savvy makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, World Savvy does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations


In no event shall World Savvy or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on World Savvy's Internet site, even if World Savvy or a World Savvy authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata


The materials appearing on World Savvy's website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. World Savvy does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete, or current. World Savvy may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. World Savvy does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links


World Savvy has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by World Savvy of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications


World Savvy may revise these terms of use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law


Any claim relating to World Savvy's website shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. For users under the age of 13, see the COPPA Privacy Policy. The following outlines our privacy policy for users 13 years of age and older.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

COPPA Privacy Policy for the World Savvy Knowledge to Action Collaboratory: A Student Project Design Platform

Notice of Potential Changes

World Savvy’s Knowledge to Action Collaboratory: A Student Project Design Platform and services are being piloted; their features are subject to change. We may revise and change this COPPA Privacy Policy and the ways we collect, use, and disclose personal information as we make changes to the site, app, and service, or to comply with any amendments to COPPA. The latest version of the World Savvy Knowledge to Action Collaboratory: A Student Project Design Platform (the "Site" or "K2A Collaboratory" or the "App" or the "Platform") COPPA Privacy Policy can be found on this page.

Introduction

To protect the privacy of World Savvy students, teachers, project allies, and other users, this COPPA Privacy Policy ("K2A COPPA Policy") is designed to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). This policy details how we collect, use, and disclose the personal information we collect from students under thirteen years old who use Knowledge to Action Collaboratory: A Student Project Design Platform (the "Site" or "K2A Collaboratory" or the "App" or the "Platform") and the services available through the Site (collectively, the "Services"). As in COPPA, "child" or "children" in this policy refers to a child or children under the age of 13.

The K2A Collaboratory is an online collaborative learning platform for students of all ages intended to be used by teachers and educators as a classroom tool. Teachers can use the Platform to assign K2A projects to students, pair students with project allies approved by World Savvy, customize K2A materials to meet student needs, share research resources with students, provide feedback to students, track student progress on K2A projects, and share completed projects to the Project Gallery accessible only by Platform users. We collect information such as student first names, last name initials, usernames, project progress, and project work so that teachers can monitor student use of the Services; we only collect this information from children when requested by the child’s teacher.

Under COPPA, when a teacher uses our Services in an educational setting, we are not required to obtain parental consent. In these cases, teachers must provide consent to the collection and use of personal information from children and are required to affirm at registration that they have the authority to do so. It is the responsibility of teachers and schools to provide parents with notice about how their children’s personal information is collected and used.

We will collect, store, and share children's personal information as described in this COPPA Policy. Any personal information we collect about other users (e.g., students over 13, project allies, and teachers) will be treated as specified in the K2A Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy"). The use of the Site, App, and Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this COPPA Policy, the Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service, which are incorporated into this K2A COPPA Policy by reference.

Collection of Children's Information

World Savvy operates the Site, App, and Services and will collect children’s personal information as described in this COPPA Policy and our Privacy Policy. We can be contacted at:

World Savvy
917 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA, 94122
Ph: 415-292-7421
Fax: 888.452.0993
info@worldsavvy.org

Through our Services, teachers can can assign K2A projects to students, pair students with project allies approved by World Savvy, review student and project ally comments, customize K2A materials to meet student needs, share research resources with students, provide feedback to students, track student progress on K2A projects, and share completed projects to the Project Gallery accessible only by Platform users.

Teachers may ask their students, including students under 13, to submit certain personal information such as the student's first name, last name initial, and username so that they can use the Site. When a student submits information as requested by his or her teacher, that information is then disclosed to the teacher. Teachers are responsible for ensuring that their collection and use of personal information from children complies with applicable laws, including COPPA and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Information Collected Directly

We may collect information about children directly from children and their teachers, as well as automatically through a child's use of our Site, App, or Services. We will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to use our Services. Additionally, we will not collect a child’s name or other personal information directly unless a teacher requests it. We provide teachers with a copy of a notice of our privacy practices.

We do require students or children to submit registration information to use the World Savvy Site, App, or Service. To register, students enter the unique classroom ID provided by their teacher as well as their first name and last name initial. To log in, students enter a username and password. However, we may collect a child's name and other information where directed by the child's teacher.

Parents can tell us to stop collecting personal information from their child. If you direct us to stop collecting and using your child's personal information, we must disable his or her use of our Services to ensure that no information is collected via the teacher's use of the Platform as a classroom tool.

Information Collected Indirectly

We may automatically collect the following information about a child’s use of our Site, App, or Services through cookies and other technologies: domain name; browser type and operating system; web pages viewed; links clicked; the length of time spent on our Site or App; the length of time our Services are used; Google Analytics statistics; the referring URL, or the webpage that led the child to our Site; language information; device name and model; operating system type, name, and version; and activities within our Site and App. We may also collect IP address, device identifier or a similar unique identifier from users of our App and Site, including children; we only use such identifiers to support the internal operations of our Site and App; we do not use such identifiers to collect information about the child outside of our Site or App. Before we analyze or use any activity data for our own commercial purposes, we de-identify and/or aggregate the data.

Use of Children's Information

When a teacher uses our App or Site to collect personal information from children as part of an educational activity, we use that personal information to:

  • Provide our Services;
  • Respond to customer service and technical support requests; and
  • Provide students and teachers with information and reports about students' performance and use of the Site, App, and Services.

We do not use or disclose this personal information for our own commercial purposes.

With the exception of unique identifiers such as IP address and device identifiers, our Site, App, and Services will not collect personal information from student users unless requested by the teacher. We only collect and use unique identifiers as necessary to operate our Site, App, and Services, including to maintain or analyze their functioning; perform network communications; authenticate users or personalize content; and protect the security or integrity of users and our Site, App, and Services. We never use unique identifiers to track users across third party apps or websites.

We may use aggregate or de-identified information about children for research, analysis, and similar purposes. When we do so, we strip out names and other personal identifiers. We may use aggregate or de-identified information to:

  • Understand how users access and use our Site, App, and Services;
  • Improve our Site, App, and Services and respond to user desires and preferences; and
  • Do research and analyses.

Sharing of Children's Information

We do not sell children's personal information, and a child may not make his or her personal information public through our Services. We may disclose the personal information that we collect about children to provide our Services, to comply with the law, and to protect World Savvy and other users of our Services. For example, we may share children's personal information as follows:

  • Service Providers. We may disclose the information we collect from children to third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform functions on our behalf. These third parties are subject to confidentiality and security obligations.
  • In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the personal information we collect in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or other legal process.
  • To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the personal information we collect where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, or this COPPA Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which World Savvy is involved.
  • With Parents. Parents may request information about the information we have collected from their child by contacting us at info@worldsavvy.org.
  • Teachers. Teachers can use the Platform to assign K2A projects to students, pair students with project allies approved by World Savvy, review student and project ally comments, customize K2A materials to meet student needs, share research resources with students, provide feedback to students, track student progress on K2A projects, and share completed projects to the Project Gallery accessible only by Platform users. As part of this, teachers can see information about a student’s use of the Services, including their research and progress through their project and discussions with classmates and project allies.
  • Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may also use and share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or other similar purposes.

Parent and Teacher's Right to Children's Information

Parents and teachers have a right to:

  • review the information we collect about their children and students, respectively;
  • delete information collected from their children and students, respectively; and
  • tell us to stop using their child’s/student’s information.

To exercise these rights, contact us at info@worldsavvy.org. You must authenticate yourself as the child's parent or teacher to receive information about that child.

Parents can tell us to stop collecting personal information from their child. If you direct us to stop collecting and using your child's personal information, we must disable his or her use of our Services to ensure that no information is collected via the teacher's use of the Platform as a classroom tool.