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Privacy Policy

How we collect and use information

Information you provide us directly

We ask for certain information such as your real name, teacher's name, the school they worked at, and the state it was in, as well as your e-mail address and social media site ID when you share your story, or when you correspond with us. We will also retain any stories you send through the Service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service. When you choose to send a postcard, your real name, story, and email address will be emailed to an administrator at the school you've selected. Once submitted, your story may not be able to be retrieved.

Analytics information

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Sharing of Your Information

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside thank-a-teacher and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:

Who will see your stories

We will send your stories to the email address of a current administrator at the school indicated in the postcard. We will acquire the appropriate email address by accessing the school webpage and collecting the contact information of a person in a leadership role at the school. Thank-a-teacher cannot guarantee that the administrator will a) be able to pass your story on to the teacher identified therein or b) choose to do so. As part of the Service, a copy of your story will be sent to your email address.

Who can see your email address

If you enter an email address or contact thank-a-teacher, the creators of the website will use your email address to provide the Service to you.

What happens in the event of a change of control

We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Service may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. Any subsequent modifications to the service will include the option to opt out of participation.

Instances where we are required to share your information

Thank-a-teacher will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; and/or (b) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of thank-a-teacher, our Users, or others.

How We Store and Protect Your Information

Storage, Processing, and Security

Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in the United States. Thank-a-teacher uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. However, thank-a-teacher cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to thank-a-teacher or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, thank-a-teacher will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.