The following policy applies to LECTORUM.COM.
Lectorum is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors.
This policy statement provides our visitors (e.g., parents, teachers, librarians,
and children) with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
We consider the following, among other things, to be personally identifiable information: first and last name, e-mail address, street address and phone number.
We (and/or our agents or affiliates) may collect online and use personally identifiable
information from our adult visitors: (1) to process and fulfill orders for products
or services (such as our magazines); (2) in connection with contests, sweepstakes,
games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions, classroom
activities, our requests for suggestions and visitors' requests for information;
and (3) to customize the content on our site for our visitors' current and future
needs. In addition, this personally identifiable information may be used to provide
our visitors, via e-mail or other means, information about materials and activities
that may be of interest to them, including products or services of third parties.
For these reasons, we may share such information with third parties. If you are
an individual who has provided us with your personal information online or offline
and you do not want us to share your information with third parties, or if there
is a media notification that you no longer wish to receive from us, please let
us know by sending us your name, address, e-mail and phone number at: Opt-Out
Request, Lectorum Publications, Inc. 205 Chubb Avenue,
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. If
you are writing to request that you no longer receive a particular media notification
from us, please include the name of the media notification. In addition, in every
e-mail that we send, we provide a link that you can click on to enable you to
opt out of receiving future e-mails from the sender.
FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
There are many activities on the Lectorum site that children can participate
in and enjoy without having to share personally identifiable information.
For those activities that require personally identifiable information, such as
contests and sweepstakes, in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission's Children's
Online Privacy Protection Act, Lectorum will not condition a child's participation
in an activity on that child disclosing more personally identifiable information
than is reasonably necessary to administer the activity. For certain online activities,
we may require verifiable parental consent before collecting or using personally
identifiable information from children under the age of 13. With these activities,
verifiable parental consent before collecting personally identifiable information
from the child, unless we collect only the child's name and online contact information
to: (1) obtain parental consent or provide parents with notice; (2) respond directly
on a one-time basis to a child's specific request; (3) respond more than once
to a child's specific request along with providing parental notice of such use;
(4) protect the safety of a child; or (5) comply with legal requirements. When
we provide parents with notice and/or seek consent, we also give parents the
ability to let us know if they do not want any further use made of the personally
identifiable information we have collected from their child. Parents can request
to review or have deleted their child's personally identifiable information from
Lectorum's records, and refuse to permit further use of a child's personally
identifiable information by writing to us at: Lectorum Publications, Inc. 205
Chubb Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071, Re: Parent's Request for Information. Parents
can also print, complete and return this
letter to the specified address.
Unless we indicate otherwise and obtain prior parental consent, personally identifiable
information collected from children under the age of 13 will be used solely by
Lectorum or Lectorum's contractors or agents for internal purposes (such as
sweepstakes administration and services related to the operation of our site)
and will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.
It is Lectorum's policy never to post on its site more than a child's first
name, first initial of last name, state, and age or grade.
There are many activities on the Lectorum site that are for teachers, which
enable teachers to add another dimension to their classroom and students' activities.
In order to create such online classroom activities, we will collect personally
identifiable information from teachers and have teachers provide a password to
their students so that students can publish materials online and do other activities
online in connection with their class through the use of such password. We will
only enable such passwords with the verifiable consent provided by teachers acting
on behalf of parents.
A teacher may revoke the consent she has provided on behalf of her students'
parents, or inquire about personally identifiable information that has been
collected from a student by writing to us at: Lectorum Publications, Inc. 205
Chubb Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071, Re: Teacher's Request for Information. Teachers
can also print, complete and return this
the specified address.
When teachers register with our site, we use their sign-in information, which
contains personally identifiable information, to ensure that only the teacher
who has signed in has access to his or her personal areas of the site. For example,
only registered teachers are permitted to administer Class Homepages. Access
to administer a teacher's Class Homepage is controlled via that teacher's personal
username and password, which was established during the registration process.
Remember to be smart online. Do not give out your full name, e-mail address,
home address, telephone number or any other personal information that would
enable someone to contact you either online or offline, without first asking
your parent or guardian for permission. Sometimes on our Lectorum site we will
ask you for your first name and e-mail address along with your parents' e-mail
address. We do this so that we can contact your parents to let them know that
you have communicated with us, and that we have collected this information from
NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND THE USE OF COOKIE TECHNOLOGY
We collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of a software
technology called "cookies," and through our visitors' voluntary submissions
to us and/or upon our request. By non-personally identifiable information, we
are referring to information about our visitors' browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator
or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet
service providers (e.g., AOL or NET.COM) and other similar information which
we track in aggregate form. We also collect the following non-personally identifiable
information in connection with content submissions, games, classrooms, and bulletin
boards: first name only and first initial of last name, state, age, and grade.
The non-personally identifiable information that we track is anonymous and will
never be identified with or lead us back to any of our visitors.
Cookie technology helps us to know how many people visit us and where visitors go on our site. Cookies are small bits of information we send to your computer. Among other things, this non-personally identifiable information allows us to know which areas are favorites, which areas need a bit of improvement, or what technologies and Internet services are being used by our visitors so that we may continually improve our visitors' online experiences.
USE OF IP ADDRESSES
We collect IP addresses to obtain aggregate information on the use of Lectorum.com.
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you're
on the Web. When you are on our site, we have a back-end server that logs your
computer's IP address. We only use the information we find out from tracking
IP addresses in the aggregate, such as how many users entered a specific area
of our site, and not to track a specific IP address to identify an individual
user. However, we may use such information to identify a user if we feel that
there are or may be safety and/or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.
We use third-party companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site and to monitor traffic to our Web site. These companies may (via cookies, gifs or otherwise) use aggregate information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other personally identifiable information) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide us with data about our site and/or to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Lectorum ensures that all personally and non-personally identifiable information
that it receives via the Internet is secure against unauthorized access. This
information is kept in a safe and secure system isolated from direct connection
to the Internet. This means that no eyes but ours or those of contractors and
agents performing services for us will ever see the information that our visitors
send to us, unless we indicate otherwise. We will give out personal information
as required by law, for example to comply with a court order or subpoena or to
assist in criminal investigations. We may also give out personal information
when we deem it advisable in order to protect the safety and security of our
sites and visitors to our sites.
Why are we so safe?
Lectorum uses secure server software over a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) line to
protect your credit card information. It encrypts all of your personal and credit
card information so that this information cannot be read as it travels to our
ordering system, and once it is received, it is stored in a location not accessible
via the Internet.
More Guarantee Details
Under the Fair Credit Billing Act, your bank cannot hold you liable for more
than $50 of unauthorized charges. If your bank does hold you liable for any
of this $50, Lectorum will cover the entire liability for you, up to the full
$50. Note that, in the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must
notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Visitors will find links from Lectorum.com to independently owned, controlled
and/or managed World Wide Web or Internet sites whose content we have found
of possible interest to our visitors. In many cases, but not always, the links
represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations
connected with these sites. While we initially visit these sites to which we
directly link, please note that we do not monitor or control the content that
appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing. We recommend
that children check with their parents or teachers before clicking off to any
new sites, and we encourage all end users of Lectorum.com to read the privacy
policies of all linked sites before navigating through them.
We hope that you enjoy exploring our sites.
Lectorum.com is owned and operated by Lectorum Publications, Inc. 205 Chubb Avenue,
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. We can be reached by phone at 201.559.2231
and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to amend, update, or verify the information on file, or to notify us that you
want your information deleted from our files, please contact us at this address.
Most recently updated January 2010.