The Information LessonGateway.com Collects
When you visit the LessonGateway.com website, you remain anonymous. However, we do gather information as outlined below:
User Provided Information: You may provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to LessonGateway.com when choosing to participate in various activities on LessonGateway.com such as contributing links to resources, adding comments, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
Cookies Information: When you visit the LessonGateway.com site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. LessonGateway.com uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the LessonGateway.com site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information: When you use the LessonGateway.com site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Clear GIFs Information: When you use the LessonGateway.com site, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
The Ways LessonGateway.com Uses Information
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Website, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to the User the features and functionality of the Website. Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online (through links to resources, in comments made in reviews, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major LessonGateway.com site changes or for customer service purposes).
When LessonGateway.com Discloses Information
We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the LessonGateway.com site. As you might expect, LessonGateway.com must cooperate with legal authorities, and may in some circumstances be required to disclose personally identifiable information in response to requests from law enforcement authorities, or in response to a subpoena or other legal process. In the unlikely event that this does happen we will provide only the information required.
LessonGateway.com uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to LessonGateway.com and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, LessonGateway.com makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
As teachers, we know the importance of protecting the privacy of students and young people. Therefore, LessonGateway.com does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on the LessonGateway.com site from persons under 18 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 18. If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under 18 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
Merger or Sale
In the event that LessonGateway.com is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.