Our Commitment to Privacy

Our commitment to privacy stems from our belief that each student has an innate capacity to succeed, but only if allowed to exercise the power of their mind. A student’s mind is not only the fuel of their creativity and success, but also the source of their individuality and unique identity, and must therefore be guarded and protected at all cost.

Please know the following about Capit Learning:

  • Capit Learning does not allow students/children to create an account or purchase any of our products or services by themselves.
  • Capit Learning does not collect geo-location tracking information.
  • Capit Learning does not rent or sell student information to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.
  • Parental consent is required before Capit Learning can be used by students under the age of eighteen.
  • Parental/Teacher involvement is built into the platform, and teachers/parents must create accounts to view their child's activity.
  • Students cannot privately communicate with each other using Capit Learning products or services.
  • Our site is secured by industry standard encryption methods.

To get more information and learn more about US laws and student privacy, see this link: FERPA/SHERPA. You can contact us directly about privacy matters, including those related to the Privacy Policy using any one of the methods below.

Via mail:
Capit Learning, Inc.
8835 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Via phone:
310.935.3855

Via email:
privacy@capitlearning.com

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date of Last Update: May 1, 2016

We at Capit Learning, Inc. understand that data collected about individuals, especially students and children, is a sensitive issue, and that it is incumbent upon us to be as transparent as possible about our privacy practices.

By accessing or using the Services (including without limitation are the Capit Learning website, the mobile version of the website (the “Mobile Site”), and the Capit Learning mobile application available via the Apple App Store and the Android Marketplace (collectively, the “Mobile Application”)), you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Please read on to learn more about how we collect and use user information; if you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practices, please send us a detailed message in writing using one of the methods identified above.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how Capit Learning collects and uses information from its Services and users, including our treatment of personally identifiable information. This policy does not apply to websites or practices of companies that Capit Learning does not own or control, or to individuals that Capit Learning does not employ or manage.

Whether or not visitors of our site and users of our Services (individually “you”) have created a Capit Learning account, by visiting the site or using the Services, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is organized into 6 parts:

Part 1: How children’s information is treated by Capit Learning
Part 2: What information Capit Learning collects
Part 3: How Capit Learning uses and shares collected information
Part 4: How Capit Learning protects children’s personal information
Part 5: How Capit Learning secures users’ information
Part 6: What access and control users have over their information

Part 1: How children’s information is treated by Capit Learning

If you are not of legal age to form a binding contract (in many jurisdictions, this age is 18), you may only use the Services and disclose information to us with your parent’s or guardian’s express consent. Review this Privacy Policy with your parent or guardian and make sure you understand it, and do the same with the privacy policies of all websites you visit or mobile applications you use.

We collect personal information through the Services from a child under 13 whose parent or guardian directly signed up for Services, or where that student’s school, district, and/or teacher has agreed to obtain verifiable parental consent for that child to use the Services and disclose personal information to us, for the use and benefit of the learning environment. If you are a student under 13, please do not send any personal information about yourself to us if your school, district, and/or teacher has not obtained this prior consent from your parent or guardian, and please do not send any personal information other than what we request from you in connection with the Services. If we learn we have collected personal information from a student under 13 without parental consent being obtained by his or her school, district, and/or teacher, or if we learn a student under 13 has provided us personal information beyond what we request from him or her, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a student under 13 may have provided us personal information in violation of this paragraph, please contact us in writing using one of the methods identified above.

When we use the term "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy, we are referring to personally identifiable information of individual, non-student registrants of the Services. References to "Children's Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy apply to information of users who have registered for the Services as students (i.e., pre-school students and students in grades K-12) that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the student users. General references to "information" apply to all users.

Part 2: What information Capit Learning collects

Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store any information you knowingly enter on the Services, whether via computer, mobile phone, other wireless device, or that you provide to us in any other way. This information may include, without limitation, Personal Information such as your name, user name, email address, phone number, profile picture, school affiliation and location, billing and payment information (as it relates to Credit and the Capit Learning store), and any other information necessary for us to provide our Services. If you are a student registrant, the only Children’s Personal Information we require is your name and user name, gender, date of birth, teacher, and grade.

Information Collected Automatically

We receive and store certain types of usage information whenever you interact with the Services. For example, Capit Learning automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Capit Learning cookie information, and the page you requested. We also record the details of your activity on the Services, and the number and frequency of visitors to our site and its components.

When you download our Mobile Application, we automatically collect information on the type of device, name and version of the operating system, name and version of the application, whether the currently logged in user is a teacher, student, or other user type, the numerical mobile device user ID, as well as actions performed by the user in accessing the Mobile Application (“Mobile Usage Information,” which is considered part of “usage information” as described above). However, we do not ask you for, access or track any geographic-location information from your mobile device (i.e., any information provided by your mobile device regarding the name of a street and city where your mobile device is located on the globe at a particular time) while downloading or using our Mobile Applications.

We also use mobile analytics software, such as Mixpanel, to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Application and Mobile Site on your mobile device. This software may record information such as how often you use the Mobile Application, the events that occur within the Mobile Application, aggregated usage information, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from; this information is considered Mobile Usage Information.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer or mobile device to enable our systems to recognize your computer or device and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. Capit Learning cookies do not collect Personal Information or Children's Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information or Children's Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your user name or email address is. Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because you may not be able to log in or use many of the Services’ most attractive features without cookies enabled. Our partners, affiliates, and service providers may also transmit cookies to your computer or device, to help provide you with an optimal online experience. For example, if you are playing a learning game offered by a third party, that third party may transmit cookies to you, allowing you to save your game history. The use of cookies by third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy and we do not have access or control over such cookies.

The Services may also contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how the Services are used.

Part 3: How Capit Learning uses and shares collected information

Personal Information

The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as responding to your requests for certain information and services, customizing your experience, and communicating with you about the Services.

Children’s Personal Information

We use the Children's Personal Information for creating your individual account (which will identify you within your Limited Access Groups), customizing your experience, and for sending you notifications via the Services from your teacher, school, district, fellow Limited Access Group members, and from Capit Learning (regarding your use of the Services) (“Notifications”). Please note that your parent or guardian, as well as an administrator from your school and/or district, can view all activity and content associated with your student account, including your Children’s Personal Information. In addition, they can remove any personally identifiable information at any time.

Your Email Address

If you provide us your email address, we may send you email communications. Web beacons may also be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails (and which links within those emails) have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications. To opt out of receiving emails from us, please contact us in writing using one of the methods identified above. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us via email, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Services, and you are responsible for visiting this Privacy Policy from time to time to review any changes.

Usage Information

Capit Learning uses this type of aggregate data to enable us to figure out how often users use parts of the Services, so that we can make the Services appealing and relevant to as many users as possible, and customize and improve those Services. As part of our use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners (in a non-personally-identifiable format) about how our users use our Services. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use our partners' services and the Services. We may link usage information to Personal Information and Children’s Personal Information that we collect through the Services, but we will only use this linked information internally (for example, to customize your experience), and will not disclose it in linked format publicly or to third parties.

Mobile Usage Information

This information is used to determine the device capabilities and usage trends which allow us to better understand which devices we should support and what features are most frequently used.

Push Notifications

If you use the Mobile Application, we will send push notifications to your mobile device in order to make you aware of certain activities that may occur within your account, such as when someone has entered a new post, when you have new notifications, or when an update to the app is available. You may opt-out of receiving these types of communications by turning them off at the device level or contacting us in writing using one of the methods identified above.

Part 4: How Capit Learning protects children’s personal information

Personal Information and Children's Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information or Children's Personal Information; we may share your Personal Information and Children's Personal Information in personally identifiable form only as described below. Again, please note that references to "Personal Information" only apply to personal information of individuals who are not students.

Third-Parties

We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Examples include sending email, analyzing data, processing payment, and providing user services. Capit Learning shares Personal Information or Children's Personal Information we collect with third parties only to the extent necessary to assist us.

In some instances, we may include a link to a third party’s website or service. Such websites or services are not controlled by Capit Learning and may be governed by terms of use, data collection practices, and/or privacy policies that differ from Capit Learning’s. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites (but you should read all third parties’ privacy policies to ensure you understand them). This Privacy Policy only governs information collected by Capit Learning on the Services.

Communication About the Services or in Response to User Requests

As part of the Services, you may receive from Capit Learning (depending on your User Category) email or other types of communication relating to your use of the Services or your user profile. You acknowledge and agree that by posting information on the Services or otherwise using the Services, Capit Learning and its agents may send you email, contact you or engage in other communication that they determine relate to your profile or use of the Services. If you disclose your email address to Capit Learning, depending on your User Category, we may use it to send updates, a newsletter or other news regarding the Services, or to simply send Notifications.

Business Transfers

If Capit Learning, Inc., is acquired by another company, or some of its assets are transferred to another company, or, in the unlikely event that Capit Learning, Inc. goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information may be transferred to or acquired by a third party. However, your information will still be protected by the terms of this Privacy Policy unless you agree to new terms.

Protection of Capit Learning and Others

We may release Personal Information or Children's Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law (such as to comply with a subpoena); or protect the rights, property, or safety of Capit Learning, Inc., our employees, our users, or others. We will try to give you notice if we release information for these reasons, but please understand that we reserve the right not to, as it may not be practical, legal, or safe to not do so.

Part 5: How Capit Learning secures users’ information

Your Capit Learning account Personal Information or Children's Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. We also use coding practices which take steps to prevent attack on our Services from web browsers and malicious scripts, by processing all actions through several permission verification checks. For example, we encrypt the transmission of information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

You may help protect against unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information or Children's Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

Capit Learning endeavors to keep your information private; however, we cannot guarantee security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information. For additional information about the security measures we use in connection with the Services, please contact us using one of the methods identified above.

Part 6: What access and control users have over their information

We allow you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating or deleting that information. This list may change as the Services change. You may currently access the following information, if your User Category allows you to input any of the following:

  • Information in your user profile
  • User preferences
  • Content in your account

If you would like to request that Children’s Personal Information regarding your child be updated or deleted, or if you’d like to refuse further contact of your child (or, if you are a teacher, a child that is in your class) by the Services, please contact us in writing using the mailing or email address identified above. A minor student’s participation in our Services, and the ability of a minor student to access the Services, will not be conditioned on that student providing more Children’s Personal Information than is reasonably necessary for that participation or access. We will respond to a request made pursuant to this section within 30 days of our receipt of such request.

Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request using one of the mailing address or email address identified above.

You can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain of our features. You are able to update or delete certain information. You may request deletion of your Capit Learning account. Please note that some unrevised information may remain in pages cached or archived by a third party. Some information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent that it was copied or stored by other users. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you delete your information, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. We will retain your Personal Information or Children’s Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide you the Services; we also may retain and use your information as we deem it necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.

Will Capit Learning Ever Change This Privacy Policy?

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat your personal information by placing a prominent notice on our website and app. Posting the modified Privacy Policy on our website and app will give effect to the revised terms. Your continued use of our website or app after receipt of a Notification of change to this Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of any revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised policy, please refrain from using our website or app and/or leave our website or app.

What If I’m In a Different Country?

When you use the Services, you are consenting to have your data transferred to and processed in the United States. All of Capit Learning’s servers are currently in the United States, and we aren’t able to process your information within the borders of any other country. Given this limitation, if your use of the Services or disclosure of certain information to Capit Learning would violate any law that is applicable to you, your right to use the Services and/or disclose such information is revoked, as it is wherever use of the Services is prohibited by law.