We take protecting your personal information very seriously. That being said, we would ask you to be careful and use caution when providing personal information, including in User Content which you post to or otherwise transmit using the Site or when you communicate with Teachers, Learners, and other users. Unfortunately, there is no way we can be responsible for their actions.
Children under Age 13
WeAreTeachers does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for WeAreTeachers or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on WeAreTeachers or use the Site in any way. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
COLLECTION AND USE IF INFORMATION FROM SUBSCRIBERS
Browsing the Site
You can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you register as a member of WeAreTeachers, you are not anonymous to WeAreTeachers.
Becoming a Member
We may also use your registration information
- to verify access rights to the Service;
- in connection with transactions facilitated through the Site, including to purchase and sell User Content and services;
- to provide you with personalized content programming, instructions and services;
- to provide you with information, through the Site or via e-mail, about our (and our affiliates) products and services as well as news, events, and promotions;
- to send you administrative messages and email updates regarding your membership (including fees owed or earned);
- for assessment of service levels;
- to better understand on an aggregated basis how our (and our affiliates) products are used, gauge traffic patterns and determine what types of content and services are most popular with users of our products and services.
You may opt out of receiving administrative messages, email updates, and other notices by canceling your WeAreTeachers membership.
We also collect credit card and billing information to complete the registration. WeAreTeachers stores this information for the length of the billing period since subscription fees are recurring on an annual basis until your subscription is terminated. Such credit card information is removed and destroyed once a subscription has been terminated.
To protect your WeAreTeachers login ID, please keep your password secure.
Posting User Content on the Site
Once you are a member of WeAreTeachers, you are able to post User Content on the Site, including to create a profile containing basic information about yourself (your name, e-mail address, and other contact information) as well as more detailed profile containing professional and personal data about you. This may include past jobs, areas of expertise, and individual "claims to fame". You can post photos, too!
Once submitted, User Content will be made available to other users of the Site. You may access, correct, update, and delete the information in your User Content at any time by logging into the Site using your login ID and password, and choosing Edit My Profile. User Content will remain available to other users until you request that it be removed from our active database. To do so, contact WeAreTeachers via email at email@example.com or cancel your WeAreTeachers membership in which case the Content will be made unavailable through the Service. WeAreTeachers will try to execute changes to the User Content available on the Site promptly typically within two business days.
Sharing User Content
Your first and last names are displayed throughout the Site and are therefore available to the public. Other people can see User Content you make available, the services you offer, your online journal, feedback that is posted, ratings and associated comments, and so on in addition to your profile. Therefore, if you include your registration information or any other personal information in User Content that you post to the Site or sell using the Service, that information may be widely available to other users since WeAreTeachers does not delete or redact registration or other information from Content you provide. WeAreTeachers does not control that disclosure, and is not liable in any way for anyone's use or misuse of the information in the disclosure. So be careful about the information you choose to disclose if you do not want your personal information to be displayed as part of your User Content, don't include it in the Content! In other words, use caution and judgment here.
Receiving Payments for Recommendations
In order to receive payments from recommendations that result in a transaction, as more fully described in our Supplemental Terms and Conditions, you will have to provide additional information when you register. This may include the name, address, and phone number where you would like to receive your payment. Since payment will be made via PayPal, we will ask for your PayPal username in order to process your payment.
Your earnings from making recommendations are subject to US tax laws. Therefore, in order to receive payment, you will have to complete the Taxpayer Information section. We ask for your SSN, TIN, or EIN for the sole purpose of issuing a 1099 form for your earnings.
Receiving Payments from Learners
The purchase of User Content, a service or other products from a Teacher or a third party vendor is strictly between the Learner who is purchasing the Content, product or service and the Teacher or other vendor selling it. WeAreTeachers is not involved in the actual transaction between Learner and Teacher (or other vendor). For payment processing purposes, only PayPal is accepted. Therefore, any disclosure of your PayPal username is strictly to facilitate the purchase of User Content, services, and other products. Visit https://www.paypal.com/ to learn more about PayPal.
Cookies and Passive Data Collection
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)
Third Party Websites
Users should be aware that other websites visited before entering WeAreTeachers might place personally identifiable information within a User's URL during a visit to their website, and WeAreTeachers has no control over such websites. Accordingly, some of this information may be logged by a subsequent website that collects URL information.
Disclosures of Information to Third Parties
WeAreTeachers may need to provide your registration and other personal information to third parties as described in this section.
. . . to Service Providers
WeAreTeachers may need to provide your registration and other personal information to third parties to deliver specific services to you (such as hosting services, support services, or credit card payment processing).
. . . to Law Enforcement
WeAreTeachers may disclose registration and any other personal information if required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order, where required by law, or, at our sole discretion, where we deem necessary to protect the safety of any individual or the general public or to prevent violation of our Terms of Service or the rights of WeAreTeachers or any third party.
. . . to Affiliates
. . . in the Event of a Change in Ownership
In the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of WeAreTeachers's registration information and User Content, including email addresses, to a separate entity. WeAreTeachers will notify users via a posting on this site or email (in WeAreTeachers's discretion) of such a transfer, and users may choose to modify their registration information at that time. This means if you are concerned about your personal information migrating to a new owner, you can deactivate your account.
WeAreTeachers uses industry standard security measures (Secure Socket Layer (SSL)) to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected by WeAreTeachers in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, WeAreTeachers cannot guarantee complete security. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.
Updating or Removing User Information
Users may, at any time, choose to correct or update the information they have submitted to WeAreTeachers, by going to their account. Even if you update or remove your information, however, it may be retained in our backup files and archives.
Members may remove their user information from WeAreTeachers by canceling their membership.