Privacy Policy

What This Privacy Policy Covers 
This privacy policy covers the use of the web site located at TeachersNotebook.com and the services provided by Teachers Notebook, LLC. ("Teachers Notebook"), including how Teachers Notebook treats personal information that Teachers Notebook collects and receives. Pursuant to Teachers Notebook's Terms of Use, you must be 18 years and older to use this site. Therefore, this policy makes no provision for individuals under 18 years old. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Teachers Notebook does not own or control, or individuals that Teachers Notebook does not employ or manage.

Effective Date: April 8, 2011

Information Collection and How it is Used
General Information:
  • Teachers Notebook will not sell or disclose your name or email address to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy policy.
  • Your username, Teachers Notebook ID or alias is displayed throughout Teachers Notebook (and so available to the public) and is connected to all of your Teachers Notebook activity. Other people can see your items for sale, store, feedback, ratings and associated comments. 
  • Teachers Notebook collects personal information when you register to use Teachers Notebook services or to post content on Teachers Notebook. At registration you are asked for your email address and certain other optional information.
  • If you would like to obtain a Seller account, Teachers Notebook will ask for your billing address, phone number, and credit card information.
  • Teachers Notebook automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.
  • Teachers Notebook uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provisioning, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in Teachers Notebook's user registration databases when you register with Teachers Notebook. IP addresses may be used for various research purposes.
Service-related Announcements 
Teachers Notebook will send you a welcome/confirmation email when you sign up for Teachers Notebook's services. Receipt of this email is required for using Teachers Notebook's services.
Teachers Notebook will send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.

You may not opt-out of service-related communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account by emailing support@TeachersNotebook.com from the email address you signed up with.

Administrative Messages
Teachers Notebook may periodically email you with administrative messages. Teachers Notebook will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Your information may be combined with information Teachers Notebook collects from other companies and used to improve and personalize services, content and advertising.
 
Cookies
We use cookies, web beacons, and related tools from third parties to provide features and services that improve your buying and selling experience. To help protect your privacy, we limit how these tools can be used on Teachers Notebook.

How Teachers Notebook uses cookies and web beacons
“Cookies" are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive once you sign out from Teachers Notebook or close your web browser.

We use cookies to provide features and services, such as:
  • Promoting and enforcing trust and safety
  • Remembering your preferences
  • Presenting information that’s targeted to your interests
  • Measuring the effectiveness of our sites, services, content, and advertising
  • Providing other services and features that are available only through the use of cookies
A “web beacon” is an electronic image placed in the code of a web page. We use web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one Teachers Notebook page to another and to improve site performance.

Cookies or No Cookies
We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies. You are always free to decline cookies if your web browser permits. However, if you decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain Teachers Notebook features, and you may be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session.

Use of cookies and web beacons by third parties
We may work with other companies who place cookies or web beacons on our websites. These companies help operate our websites and provide you with additional products and services. 
 
Information Sharing and Disclosure
When you post a message, your Teachers Notebook ID or alias is visible to other users. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Teachers Notebook may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Teachers Notebook Terms of Use. Teachers Notebook may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in compliance with Teachers Notebook's Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, as Teachers Notebook in Teachers Notebook's sole discretion believes necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Teachers Notebook may disclose name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email address and company name. Teachers Notebook may share aggregated demographic information with business partners.

Teachers Notebook is affiliated with a variety of businesses and works closely with them. These businesses may operate stores on the Teachers Notebook website or sell items to you from the Teachers Notebook website. Teachers Notebook may also provide services or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. Due to the nature of Teachers Notebook's business model, when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, you will share customer information that is related to such transaction with that affiliated business.

Teachers Notebook employs other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and needs to share your information with them to provide products and services to you. Examples include but are not limited to fulfilling orders, handling billing disputes and collections, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service.

Teachers Notebook will not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with nonaffiliated parties except as specified in this Privacy Policy to provide products or services you have requested or when Teachers Notebook has your permission. It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Teachers Notebook's Terms of Use, as specified in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise required by law. In some cases, Teachers Notebook may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Teachers Notebook will transfer information about you if Teachers Notebook is acquired by or merged with another company.

As part of the buying and selling process, you may obtain another Teachers Notebook user's email address, shipping address and/or other information. Pursuant to Teachers Notebook's Terms of Use, you have a limited license to use this information. This information should only be used for Teachers Notebook-related communications or for Teachers Notebook-facilitated transactions. Teachers Notebook has not granted you a license to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages. Without limiting the foregoing, without express consent from the user, you are not licensed to add any Teachers Notebook user to your email or physical mail list.

Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and Teachers Notebook's ability to keep the community free from bad shopkeepers, Teachers Notebook will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order, legal process, or substantially similar legal procedure, except when Teachers Notebook believes in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to protect Teachers Notebook's rights, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or to report suspected illegal activity.

Teachers Notebook News or Feedback
If you comment on Teachers Notebook news or leave feedback on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by others or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Teachers Notebook is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.

Third Parties
Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information Teachers Notebook collects from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are buyers or sellers on Teachers Notebook or throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Teachers Notebook does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. Teachers Notebook is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Teachers Notebook site. Teachers Notebook encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Editing and Deleting Account Information
You can change your Teachers Notebook Account Information (except your username), at any time. Teachers Notebook may send you certain communications relating to the Teachers Notebook service, such as service-related announcements and administrative messages that are considered part of your Teachers Notebook account. You can delete your Teachers Notebook account by emailing support@TeachersNotebook.com. Please note that your identification, billing and contact information may remain in Teachers Notebook's records until no longer deemed needed by Teachers Notebook .

Teachers Notebook limits access to personal information about you to employees who Teachers Notebook believes reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your Teachers Notebook Account Information is password-protected. If your personally identifiable information changes you may correct or update it by making the change on your Dashboard Page. You may delete or deactivate your account by emailing Customer Support at support@TeachersNotebook.com

Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Teachers Notebook account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Teachers Notebook follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Teachers Notebook receives it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Teachers Notebook does its best to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, Teachers Notebook cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on Teachers Notebook's Web site, you can email Teachers Notebook at support@TeachersNotebook.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
If the privacy policy is changed, Teachers Notebook will post changes so that you are aware of those changes. Teachers Notebook reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If Teachers Notebook makes material changes to this policy you will be notified here, by email, or other places Teachers Notebook deems appropriate.

Questions
If you have questions or suggestions you can contact Teachers Notebook's Support Team via our Help section.