K¹² Inc.’s unique program combines online technology with traditional content and the world’s best teaching methods. K¹² has established this privacy policy to let you know how we collect, use, share and protect information that we may gather from K¹².com, the K¹² Online School (OLS), Community Chest, the K¹² Think Tank blog, and the websites of our affiliated schools (collectively, Sites). This policy does not apply to information that we may collect from you outside of our Sites, such as over the phone, by fax, or through conventional mail. In addition, please note that all of your children’s educational records are protected by K¹² as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and similar state laws.

Non-Personal and Aggregated Information Collected Automatically

Each time you visit our website, we log non-personal information. Such information includes your IP address, domain name, the name of the Web page from which you entered our website, which pages you visit on our website, and how much time you spend on each page. We use this information to monitor and improve our website and for internal analysis. In particular, we use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, and gather information for aggregate use. However, IP addresses are not linked to personal information.

K¹² uses Google Analytics to gather some of this data. Through Google Analytics, K¹² also collects some demographic information including approximated age range, gender, and/or interests, which may be used to serve interest-based advertising through Google platforms. You may change your Google ad settings or opt-out of Google Analytics data collection altogether if you do not want this information collected.

Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you. We use cookies to keep track of how you are using the Sites to tailor Web content to your interests. If you have registered your children for a K¹² virtual program, cookies will ease your access to the K¹² Online School (OLS), as defined below, and navigation around the OLS. K¹² cookies do not contain personal information about the parent(s) or children enrolled in K¹² virtual programs.

We will not share or sell non-aggregated information contained within cookies to any third party.

You also have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If, however, you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our Sites or have some of our services on the Sites function properly.

Personal Information You Provide

You can use portions of our Sites without divulging any personal information, including your e-mail address. Our Sites do not collect personal information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis (for example, registering for a K¹² virtual program, requesting a catalog; requesting additional information by contacting us; signing up for K¹² in-person orientation; posting a message to a message board; requesting help; commenting on a blog, or accessing, adding to, or changing the information on your account information page on the OLS). When you register your children for a K¹² virtual program or participate in a K¹² virtual program through an affiliate or local school, we may collect information regarding you and your children. This personal information may be collected on our Sites, or via telephone or conventional mail. The types of information that you may be asked to provide, depending on what services you would like to receive, include: first and last name; billing address; the names and ages of your children; the services you request; registration and enrollment information about your children; and an e-mail address where we can contact you.

Once you have registered your children for a K¹² virtual program (whether you registered on our Sites, or through offline communications), there is an online service for all such programs (collectively, the OLS). There will be a personal information page on the OLS that contains some or all of your personal information. You may also be assigned a Member ID and password and may create, at your discretion, a Member ID for your children any time you are logged on to the OLS. The Member ID will be used to recognize you and your children on the OLS portion of the K¹² Site. The Member ID will allow K¹² to recognize: your first and last name; registration ID; type of account, such as teacher, administrator, parent or student (if you created a separate Member ID and password for your children); school affiliation or the K¹² virtual program in which your children are enrolled; integration number; and the e-mail address you provided. The Member ID and the OLS will also allow you to track your children’s attendance, school work, and testing, and to submit relevant portions of same to K¹², its affiliates, and/or your local school to track your children’s progress and abide by State and/or Federal standards and regulations.

K¹², its affiliates, and/or your local school may use personal information provided by you on your account information page on OLS to contact you about your children’s progress, testing, attendance, customer service, and quality control procedures. To the extent that third party vendors assist K¹² and/or its affiliates in the provision of online products or services, those vendors are provided the minimum amount of data required to perform the tasks for which they have been engaged. They have no independent rights to such data and have agreed to adhere to the K¹² Privacy Policy.

K¹² may use the personal information on your account information page on OLS to provide you with information about new products and services available through K¹². You can request to opt out of receiving such information by making a request in writing to privacy@K¹².com.

K¹² may share your information with companies that are not affiliated with K¹² but who are interested in sending you information about their products and services. You can request that your personal information not be shared with independent third parties by making a request in writing to privacy@K¹².com.

You can review and edit the personal information that you have provided to K¹² by making a request in writing to privacy@K¹².com.

Personal Information Provided by Parents About Children

We understand that our student users who are under 13 years of age need special safeguards and privacy protection, and it is our intent to fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). K¹² does not collect personal information from children online at any point. K¹² only receives personal information about your children directly from you when you enroll your children into a K¹² virtual program. You can review certain personal information that K¹² has regarding your children by making such a request in writing to privacy@K¹².com. Please be aware that some personal information relating to your children’s educational records may not be able to be disclosed by K¹² due to state and/or Federal law.

You can request that your children’s personal information not be used by K¹², its affiliates and vendors acting on behalf of K¹², by making a request in writing to privacy@K¹².com.Please be aware that if you make such a request, your children can no longer continue to be enrolled in a K¹² virtual program or to utilize the OLS. Therefore, a request by you for K¹², affiliates, and vendors acting on behalf of K¹² to no longer use your children’s personal information will terminate your children’s participation in the K¹² virtual program in which they are enrolled and their use of the OLS.

For information on COPPA and the use of children’s personal information, please contact:

K¹²
2300 Corporate Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
1-888-968-7512
[email protected]

Message Boards, Chats and Blogs

We may offer K¹² message boards, chat rooms and blogs to you, the parent(s), on our Sites. Please be aware that anyone may read your postings on a message board, blog or in a chat room. Furthermore, any information which you submit to be posted to our message boards, or in our chat rooms, including your information from your account information page and Member ID, will be disclosed and available to all users of that message board or chat room, and is therefore no longer private. We cannot guarantee the security of such information that you disclose or communicate online in public areas such as message boards, blogs and chat rooms, and you do so at your own risk. We reserve the right to monitor the content of these spaces and to republish these elsewhere on the Web or otherwise in any format.

Links

The Sites may contain links to other websites, chat rooms, or other resources that we provide for your convenience (Linked Sites). These sites are not under the control of K¹², and K¹² is not responsible for the content available on any Linked Site. Such links do not imply K¹²’s endorsement of material on any Linked Site, and K¹² expressly disclaims all liability with regard to your access to such Linked Sites. Access to any other websites linked to the Sites is at your own risk.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. We also use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol on your account information and registration pages to protect sensitive personal information.

Changes in Corporate Structure

If all or part of K¹² Inc. or any of its affiliates are sold, merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, the personal information you have provided at these Sites may be transferred as part of that transaction or process. However, K¹² will take steps to assure that the personal information is used in a manner consistent with the K¹² privacy policy under which it was collected. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act protects your children’s educational records, in the event of such a transaction or transfer.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We will occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. If K¹² materially changes its use of your personal information, we will announce such a change on the OLS, and will also note it in this Privacy Policy. The effective date of this Privacy Policy is documented at the beginning of the Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about K¹²’s privacy policy, please contact us in writing at privacy@K¹².com.