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ProTeacher is dedicated to protecting the privacy of our members and guests. We have created this privacy policy to inform you of our practices, the type of information we gather during your visit, and how this information is used.

 

Information We Collect

Our website uses cookies (tiny files stored on your computer) to make certain technical features of the site work. Cookies are used by most websites. These cookies are used to make it possible for you to sign in, keep track of the pages you have visited, and various other useful features.

ProTeacher logs the IP address of visitors who post. We use this information to help protect our community from spam and other inappropriate activities.

ProTeacher uses software to analyze traffic to this web site. This software is used to collect aggregate data on the number of visitors who come to ProTeacher and the areas of ProTeacher visitors visit.

 

Member Accounts

Signing in is not required to visit at ProTeacher, but signing in does have many advantages, and it is completely free. To sign up for a free member account, we ask you to provide a pen name or nickname ("User Name") that will appear publicly on the boards when you post messages. This will be your "name" on ProTeacher. We don't require nor recommend using your real name or initials for your User Name.

When you sign up, we ask you to provide a valid, working email address that you use regularly. You will receive an initial email from ProTeacher containing a link to verify your account. Clicking this link is necessary to activate your account. Once activated, your email address will continue to be an important way that we communicate with you; this might include important information about your account, password changes, and various opt-in email notifications. Be sure to keep the email address associated with your ProTeacher account up-to-date. It might be needed in the future to re-verify your account.

ProTeacher does not sell or rent member email addresses to other organizations or companies. We will only use your email address to communicate with you ourselves. This might include our monthly newsletter and other periodic event updates. You may opt-out of these emails anytime.

Your email address is not displayed anywhere on the website, nor is it accessible to other members.

When you sign up, we also ask you to provide some very basic information about your current position, the grade(s) you work with, and your state or nationality. You can edit this information later. We use this information to help customize the website for your needs, and alert you to activities and resources on ProTeacher that might be especially relevant to you. In addition, this basic information is displayed to other signed-in members on your Profile page. Your Profile page has privacy options allowing you to refine what other members can see. You can choose to hide this basic information from other members using the privacy options, however most members choose to share this basic information and keep it updated. 

 

Third Party Advertising

ProTeacher uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertising companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. 

 

Updates and changes to this Policy

 

ProTeacher reserves the right to update or change this policy from time-to-time as needs arise.

 

See also:  Terms of Use

 
     
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