We hate legalese, so we've tried to make ours readable. If you've got any questions, feel free to ask us, and we'll do our best to answer.
We use information you share with us for our internal business purposes. We do not sell your information. This notice tells you what information we collect, how we use it, and steps we take to protect and secure it.
Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information such as browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
We collect this to understand how our visitors use our service, and use it to make decisions about how to change and adapt the service.
We automatically collect personally-identifying information, such as IP address, provided by your browser and your computer.
We collect this information for several purposes:
Information you are required to provide to us on registration
In order to register for the site, you must give us your email address. We will use your email address to send confirmation of certain actions, such as when you change your password. We will contact you when it's necessary to complete a transaction that you've initiated, or if there's a critical or administrative issue affecting your use of the site.
Once you have created your account, you can choose to subscribe to certain events and have notifications of those events sent to you via email. You will be able to change your mind and opt out of receiving notifications via email at any time.
We will never sell or provide your email address or other provided information to any third party.
There are a few payment methods available, each of which requires disclosure of certain personal information. Girls of American History, Historical Stories of Survival and Making Homeschool Fun do not collect any financial information. That information is collected by trusted third party sources - Amazon and PayPal. The specifics of these methods of payment are as follows:
Checks: This is for Schools or Co-ops only. If you pay by check, we need you to provide us with a check printed with your bank's routing code and your account number, your name, and your address. This information is required so our bank can transfer funds from your account to ours. We use this information only for the purpose of the single transaction represented by the check, however, our bank retains, on their servers, permanent electronic scans of all checks deposited into our account.
In all cases, Girls of American History, Historical Stories of Survial and Making Homeschool Fun collect this personal and financial information only as necessary or appropriate for the completion of the single requested transaction. Any additional personally-identifying but non-financial information you disclose during these transactions will be governed by the "Disclosure of personally-identifying information" provisions below.
Some links on all three above mentioned sites are affiliate links.
We disclose personally-identifying information only to those of our employees and contractors who (i) need to know that information in order to operate the service and (ii) have agreed not to disclose it to others.
If all of our assets were transferred or acquired, your information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.
We may disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information when that release is required by law or by court order, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the safety or rights of us, third parties, or the public at large.
No data transmisson over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You use this service at your own risk. However, we do take steps to ensure security on our systems.
Your account information is password-protected. We recommend that you choose a strong and secure password. We use industry-standard encryption to safeguard any transmission between your computer and ours.
If we learn of a system security breach, we will notify you electronically so you can take appropriate steps to protect yourself. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
You can change or delete any optional information that you've provided us at any time. If you change or delete any optional information you've provided, the change will take place immediately.
You can also choose to delete your account entirely. If you choose to delete your account entirely, we will retain any personally-identifying information for a limited amount of time before removing it entirely. This is to allow you to undelete your account and continue using the service if you so choose. After this time, all your personally-identifying information will be removed entirely from our service, with the exception of any records we must retain to document compliance with regulatory requirements.
As part of the day to day operation of Girls of American History, we will make regular copies of the data contained in the databases for backup purposes. These backups can potentially contain deleted data for several weeks or months. These backups will also be governed by the rules for disclosure of personally-identifying information.
From time to time, we may contract with outside vendors to provide business services that will assist us in administering and maintaining our websites.
Our current business vendors are:
If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us at http://www.girlsofamericanhistory.com/contactus.