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Homeschool Panda (“HSP”) Privacy Notice

Welcome to Homeschool Panda, provided by FASHCo, LLC. Homeschool Panda, also referred to as “HSP”, “HSP Mobile Application”, “HSP Web Application”, “Panda Messenger” and/or its affiliates provide website features and other tools and services to you when you visit www.HomeschoolPanda.com or use the HSP mobile application or software provided by Homeschool Panda in connection with any of the foregoing (collectively, "HSP Services"). Homeschool Panda provides the HSP Services subject to the following conditions. HSP knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust, that we will do so carefully, securely and sensibly. We will take all reasonable care with your user (e.g. Parents, Educators, Teachers, Administrators, Care givers, Learners) profile information and always try to put ourselves in your shoes. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting the HSP website, signing up for HSP Services, subscribing to any HSP communications (e.g. e-mails, newsletters, notifications, support chat, accepting invites from other HSP users, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

We offer a range of HSP Services, and sometimes additional terms may apply. When you use or access HSP Services (e.g. Connect & Collaborate / Panda Messenger, Community Forum, User Review, Your Content Library, or HSP Mobile App) you may be asked to review and provide consent to the guidelines, terms and agreements, if applicable, for that specific HSP Service ("Service Terms").

What Personal Information About Users Does HSP Gather?

Required Information – Safety and Privacy when using ‘Connect & Collaborate’

As part of our unwavering commitment to the safety and privacy of our users and their families, we require the following pieces of information for verification of identity: first name, last name, middle initial (if any), city, zip code and state. We collect this information for actively checking against the Department of Justice National Sex Offenders Public Website (NSOPW) database. Users who do not provide this optional information can still access HSP Services, however, will not be allowed to use the ‘Connect & Collaborate’ features. With or without cause and with notice, HSP reserves the final right and discretion for allowing, rejecting, continuing, discontinuing, terminating, suspending and / or disclosure of user accounts.

When using the ‘Connect and Collaborate’ features, providing false identity information will lead to, including but not limited to, termination of user account and access to HSP Services, reporting to law enforcement agencies, prosecution and civil lawsuit to recover any damages / harm caused to our users, brand, organization, goodwill and credibility.

What we do with this information

We realize, that sex offenders have always lived in our communities. The Community Protection Act of 1990 enables us to check the NSOPW database and be proactive about avoiding any potential threat to any of our users and their families. Our objective is not to abuse this information, or to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders. Using the required information, our users feedback and by detecting repeated suspicious, abusive, harassing and / or irregular activities on the HSP Services platforms, we can and will duly take the strictest, swift and legitimate action permissible by law, including but not limited to, termination of user account and access to HSP Services, reporting to law enforcement agencies, prosecution and civil lawsuit to recover any damages / harm caused to our users, brand, organization, goodwill and credibility.

In addition to the above we collect:

A Better User Experience

The information we learn from users helps us personalize and continually improve your HSP experience. Here are the types of information we gather.

What About Cookies?

Does HSP Share the Information It Receives?

Information about our users is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share user information only as described below and with affiliates HSP controls that either are subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.

How Secure Is Information About Me?

What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?

Our site may contain third-party advertising and links to other web sites. For more information about third-party advertising at HSP, including personalized or interest-based ads, please read our Interest-Based Ads policy.

Which Information Can I Access?

HSP gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with HSP for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. Some examples are (with notice, this list will change as our services evolve): display or user name, location, show or hide profile, change profile picture, set a status, invite a friend or family member, etc.

What Choices Do I Have?

Are Children Allowed to Use HSP?

HSP does not offer tools and solutions for subscription / sign up by children. We offer children's education and learning solution for subscription / sign up by adults. If you are under 18, you may use HSP only with the involvement of a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Parents, teachers & educators, care givers, guardians, instructors or responsible adults may subscribe / sign up for an offering from HSP; learners and students under 18 may use HSP services with supervision and direction from an adult.

EU-US Privacy Shield

HSP highly regards the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Upon registration with the EU-US Privacy Shield, we aim to certify with the Department of Commerce that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Principles, click here.

We also aim to adhere to privacy best practices regarding the collection and use of personal information on our websites and apps. To that effect, we are working to be certified with an independent privacy compliance solution provider, which provides a Privacy Seal on a website or app, asserting that, the company operating that property has met the privacy certification requirements established by independent privacy compliance solution provider and / or applicable regulatory bodies.

If you have any inquiries or complaints about our handling of your personal data under Privacy Shield, or about our privacy practices generally, please contact us at: Contact@HomeschoolPanda.com, and we will respond to your inquiry promptly.

HSP is working diligently, to register with an independent third-party dispute resolution service to ensure privacy compliance. If we are unable to satisfactorily resolve any complaint relating to the Privacy Shield, or if we fail to acknowledge your complaint in a timely fashion, you will be able to submit your complaint to the third party, which provides an independent third-party dispute resolution service based in the United States. Once HSP has registered, the third party will be committed to respond to complaints and to provide appropriate recourse at no cost to you. If neither HSP nor the third party will resolve your complaint, you may pursue binding arbitration through the Privacy Shield Panel. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Panel, click here.

As explained here we may sometimes provide personal information to third parties to perform services on our behalf. If we transfer personal information received under the Privacy Shield to a third party, the third party's access, use, and disclosure of the personal data must also be in compliance with our Privacy Shield obligations, and we will remain liable under the Privacy Shield for any failure to do so by the third party unless we prove we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

Terms of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit HSP, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Florida. If you have any concern about privacy at HSP, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Terms or Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and terms, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected in the past without the consent of affected users. However, in the interest of better user interaction, experience and protection we may bring forth minor modifications, change in language, revise punctuations, add elaborations and linguistic clarity without affecting the legal and material rights of our users.

Related Practices and Information

Examples of Information Collected

Information You Provide Us

You provide most such information when you sign up, subscribe, search, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with our support line. For example, you provide information when you search for a service or tool on HSP or one of our third-party solution providers; provide information in your user account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when signing up with us) or your profile; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; use our services such as ‘The HSP’ You Tube Channel, eLearning Software, Homeschooling Planner, Apps provided by HSP or other community features; and provide and rate Reviews. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; content of reviews and e-mails to us; personal description and photograph in Your Profile.

Automatic Information and Information from others

We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, for example when you watch a Homeschool Panda video on YouTube or Facebook, visit a website that uses our advertising services, or view and interact with our ads and content. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform; subscription history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other users to create features like Dashboard; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our web site, including date and time; cookie number; services you viewed or searched for; and the phone number you used to call our support services number. We may also use browser data such as cookies, Flash cookies (also known as Flash Local Shared Objects), or similar data on certain parts of our Web site for fraud prevention and other purposes. During some visits we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. We may also collect technical information to help us identify your device for fraud prevention and diagnostic purposes.

Mobile

Most mobile devices provide users with the ability to disable location services. Most likely, these controls are located in the device's settings menu. For information about specific devices, click here. If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or your device manufacturer.

Information You Can Access

Examples of information you can access easily at HSP include up-to-date information regarding recent subscriptions; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications and personalized advertising preferences, and address book); e-mail notification settings and Your Profile (including your reviews and community form / blog participations).

Interest-Based Ads Policy

On both HSP-owned and operated sites and unaffiliated sites, HSP may display interest-based advertising using information you make available to us when you interact with our sites, content, or services. Interest-based ads, also sometimes referred to as personalized or targeted ads, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as subscription on our sites, visiting sites that contain HSP content or ads, and/or interacting with HSP tools. Click here for more information about the types of information that we gather. In providing interest-based ads, we follow the guidelines from ‘Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance’ (http://digitaladvertisingalliance.org/principles) (a coalition of marketing, online advertising, and consumer advocacy organizations).

Like other online ad networks, we use cookies, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies (collectively, “cookies”). Cookies enable us to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actions you take on our sites and other sites. This allows us to provide you with more useful and relevant ads. For example, if we know what ads you are shown we can be careful not to show you the same ones repeatedly. We do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads.

We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based ads. However, advertisers and other third-parties (including the ad networks, ad-serving companies, and other service providers they may use) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, users in the Pacific Northwest who bought or browsed for homeschooling materials). Also, some third-parties may provide us information about you (such as the sites where you have been shown ads or demographic information) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising.

Advertisers or ad companies working on their behalf sometimes use technology to serve the ads that appear on our sites directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize ad content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that advertisers and third party sites may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third party websites are not covered by our Privacy Notice or this Interest-Based Ads policy. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices.

Advertising Preferences

HSP offers you choices about receiving interest-based ads from us. You can choose not to receive interest-based ads from HSP. You will still see ads but they will not be personalized.

You can also generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.

Turn Off Location Information on Specific Devices

You can disable all access to location information by applications and collection of location information by your device location service at any time.

To turn off location services on your device, do one of the following:

Note: These steps are not applicable to Kindle Fire 1st Generation.

**To understand our practices in more details, please review our Terms of Use and Community Rules & Guidelines which also governs your use of HSP Services.**