Privacy Policy

General Conditions of Privacy Policy

CTE Online has created this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") in order to communicate its policies and practices relating to the collection, use and disclosure of information about you, the end user. CTE Online has drafted this statement in order to convey a firm commitment to your privacy as an end user of the CTE Online Website, and all services supplied by CTE Online connected therewith (the "Site", and the "Services", respectively).

If you decide to use the Site, or create a user account, you to agree to the CTE Online End User Agreement, either or both of these actions is considered your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information on the terms described in this Privacy Policy, as modified from time to time with no guarantee of notice.

In order to gain access to the Site and take advantage of the Services, you will need to provide information as part of a registration process. CTE Online requests this information from you in order to enhance, quantify and measure your use of the Site. Our registration form will also ask you to give us your contact information (name, telephone number and email address) and demographic and professional information (like school district, grade level(s) and subject(s) taught).

Your name, institution (school), groups and other shared or public profile information available to all users of the Service can be used both within the CTE Online site and Service for organization of users, groups, work affiliations, assessment of use trends, and outside of the CTE Online site and Service for reporting to project stakeholders, funding agencies, resource contribution partners, and related research endeavors that work as affiliate projects in conjunction with CTE Online as a partner within the Federal Learning Registry Project ( www.learningregistry.org) and potentially other such projects in the future without notice.

Items Pertaining to Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you first register on our site, and whenever you respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or Institution. However, you may also visit our site anonymously.

Like most websites, we use cookies to enhance your experience, gather general visitor information, and track visits to our website. For more information about cookies and how we use them, please refer to the section on cookies below.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs).
  • To allow you to customize your web account and portal so that it better addresses your teaching needs and assignment.
  • To provide base-level data on typical use of the site in order to better allocate resources where needed to support your work.
  • To track basic interactions with various educational resources and system features to generate internal metrics or paradata as reportable information

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information in full compliance with the Terms of Use Agreement.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (when allowed) that enable the sites or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to store and save your preferences for future visits.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your unshared or nonpublic personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing your account, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and inside production and development environments of the Service. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for assessment of resources, research on use-trends, and reporting of paradata to external partners as a means to improve service and support to educators.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children's Internet Protection Act Compliance

The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal connections from the E-rate program - a program that makes certain communications technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA.

Do Not Track (DNT)

CTE Online does not track you over time and across websites to provide advertisements and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT). Other third party services such as Google Analytics may be employed or embedded which do track your browsing over time and across websites to provide you with relevant and targeted information and advertising.

Terms of Use

Please also visit our Terms of Use section, establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website, at https://www.cteonline.org/terms

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 11/9/2017

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

CTE Online Project

webmaster@cteonline.org