All capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Edbacker.com Terms of Service located at www.edbacker.com/terms.

This Privacy Policy explains what information of Yours will be collected by Edbacker when You access and use the Services through the Website, and how Edbacker will use, share and protect such information. Edbacker respects Your privacy rights and will not use or share any of the information about You that Edbacker collects except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The Information That Edbacker Collects from You

User-Provided. You provide Edbacker with information about Yourself, such as Your name, email address, school/district name, title, User ID and Password, when you register for the Services and create an Account. Additionally, if You correspond with Edbacker by email, Edbacker may retain the content of Your email messages, Your email address and Edbacker’ responses.

Cookies. When You access and use the Website, Edbacker and our third-party service providers may send one or more “cookies” – small text files containing strings of alphanumeric characters – to Your computer that uniquely identifies Your browser. Edbacker may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to allow You to log-in to Your Account faster, to better understand how You interact with the Services, to monitor aggregate Website usage by Users (including You) and web traffic routing on the Services, and to customize and improve the Services for all Users (including You). The cookies used by Edbacker do not collect any of Your personally identifiable information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies; however, You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt You before accepting a cookie from the websites that you visit (including this Website). Please note, though, that some features of the Services may not function properly if You disable the acceptance of cookies from this Website.

Pixel Tags. When You access and use the Website, Edbacker and our third-party service providers may also employ “pixel tags” (a/k/a web beacons and clear gifs) – a nearly invisible pixel-sized graphic image – to anonymously track Your online usage patterns. None of Your personally identifiable information is collected using these pixel tags. Pixel Tags may be used to collect the same information about Your use of the Website that is collected through cookies, as noted above. Additionally, Edbacker may use pixel tags in emails sent to You to help Edbacker confirm the receipt of, and response to, its emails, the time its emails are viewed, and when and where You “click-through” in an email to the Website. All of this information helps Edbacker to personalize Your experience and improve the Services and emails that Edbacker provides to all of its Users (including You).

Your Submission of Information on the Website

Any personally identifiable information or Content that You Submit on the Website (for example, in Campaigns and other User Submissions made to the Website) becomes available to the public. If You remove such information or Content from the Services, copies of such may nonetheless remain viewable in cached and archived web pages or if other Users have copied or stored Your Content.

How Edbacker Uses Your Information

Edbacker uses the personally identifiable information that You submit to operate, maintain, and provide the Services to You.

By providing Your email address to Edbacker, You consent to Edbacker using the email address to send You communications related to Your use of the Services (including, without limitation, confirmation emails of Sponsorship pledges, notices regarding Changes to the Services, Updates to the Terms of Service and/or this Privacy Policy, and any notices required by applicable law). You may not opt-out of receiving these Service-related communications. Additionally, Edbacker may also use Your email address to send You other communications, including marketing and promotional materials. If You do not want to receive such other communications, You may opt-out by using the “unsubscribe” feature contained therein.

Edbacker uses cookie and pixel tag information to: (i) remember information so that You will not have to re-enter it during Your visit or the next time You visit the Website; (ii) provide custom, personalized Services through the Website to You; (iii) monitor the effectiveness of the Services; (iv) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of Users and Website traffic; (v) diagnose or fix technology problems related to the Services; and (vi) help You efficiently access your User Submissions and other information after You sign in on the Website.

How Edbacker Shares Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information. Except as expressly set forth in this Privacy Policy, Edbacker will not sell or lease Your personally identifiable information to third-parties. Edbacker may, however, share Your personally identifiable information with other Users and third-parties (including, without limitation, to third-party payment processors) solely for the purpose of providing the Services to You. If Edbacker does this, such Users’ and third-parties' use of Your personally identifiable information will be governed by this Privacy Policy. Edbacker may store Your personally identifiable information in locations outside the direct control of Edbacker (for example, with third-party website hosting providers).

As Edbacker develops its business, Edbacker may sell or transfer all or a portion of its business assets, merge with another company, or engage in a reorganization or other change of control. In such instances, Your personally identifiable information may be one of the business assets sold, transferred or shared; however, it would remain subject to this Privacy Policy.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Edbacker will not disclose Your personally identifiable information to any third-party unless Edbacker believes, in its sole discretion, that it is reasonable to do so: (i) to comply with applicable laws or legal process or law enforcement requests, or to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (ii) to enforce the Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against third-party claims or allegations, assist law enforcement agencies, or protect the security or integrity of the Website; and/or (iii) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Edbacker, Users or other third-parties.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Edbacker may share Your non-personally identifiable information (for example, anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns of the Services.

Edbacker may also from time to time allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the Website. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to Your web browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Website. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies or pixel tags) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content delivered to You when visiting the Website or other Third-Party Websites. Edbacker will not provide any of Your personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without Your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Edbacker to show an advertisement to a certain audience and You respond to that advertisement, the advertiser may conclude that You fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such third-parties.

How Edbacker Protects Your Information

Edbacker and our third-party service providers use physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect Your personally identifiable information. While Edbacker attempts to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, Edbacker cannot and does not guarantee that these measures will stop third-parties (i.e. hackers) from illegally obtaining Your personally identifiable information. Edbacker will not be responsible or liable for any Loss You suffer or incur as a result of any such breach or for the actions of any third parties that obtained any of Your personally identifiable information as a result of such breach. In an effort to protect Your privacy and security, Edbacker take reasonable steps (such as requiring that You have a unique User ID and Password) to verify Your identity before granting You access to Your Account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your User ID, Password and other Account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Edbacker, at all times.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit Your personally identifiable information through the Services, in which case Edbacker may not be able to provide certain Services to You. You may update or correct your Account information and email preferences at any time by changing the settings of Your Account.

Privacy of Minors

Individuals under the age of 18 (i.e. minors) are not permitted to use the Services in any manner. For that reason, Edbacker does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from any individual under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such individuals to register for the Services and create an Account. If You are under the age of 18, please do not attempt to register, create an Account or otherwise use the Services in any manner or provide any personally identifiable information (such as Your name, address and email address) to Edbacker. In the event that Edbacker learns that it has collected personally identifiable information from an individual under the age of 18, Edbacker will delete that information as quickly as possible. If You believe that we might have any information from or about an individual under the age of 18, please contact us at [email protected]

Third-Party Websites

Edbacker is not in any way responsible for the practices employed by Third-Party Websites linked to or from the Website, or for any information or Content contained on or accessible through such Third-Party Websites. Please remember that when You use a link to go from the Website to a Third-Party Website, this Privacy Policy is no longer in effect, and Your browsing and interaction, including, without limitation, Your disclosure of personally identifiable information, on any such Third-Party Website, even if it has a link to the Website, is subject to that Third-Party Website’s own rules and policies, which Edbacker has no control over. Please carefully review those rules and policies before proceeding.

Payment Processing

Edbacker is not in any way responsible for the practices employed by the Payment Processor, or for any information, including any personally identifiable information and/or financial information, that You provide to the Payment Processor when making Sponsorship pledges through the Services, even though Your provision of such information may occur on a webpage within the Website. Your disclosure of any such information to the Payment Processor is subject to the Payment Processor’s own rules and policies, which Edbacker has no control over. Please carefully review those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

Edbacker may provide notifications to You either by email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on the Website, as determined by Edbacker in its sole discretion, provided that You may opt-out of receiving certain notices as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Edbacker may, from time to time and in its sole discretion and without notice to You, Update this Privacy Policy, in whole or in part. This Privacy, as last Updated, is located at www.edbacker.com/privacy. It is Your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to check for Updates. Your continued use of the Services in any manner following the posting of any Update constitutes Your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, such Update.

Questions

If You have any questions or suggests regarding about this Privacy Policy, please contact Edbacker at [email protected].