What information does Everyday Speech collect?
We may collect your personal information in the following circumstances:
- When you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you register for an account by creating a username and password (“Everyday Speech Login Credentials”), send us an email or post information or other content to our Site or Service.
- When you choose to sign into or create an Everyday Speech account.
- If you apply for or purchase a Service requiring billing or payment information on our Platform, we require that you provide certain additional Personal Information, including your address, phone number, and credit card number. This information is necessary to process your requests and to contact you.
We also retain information made available to us by teachers or school systems, to enable them to record and recall information about Everyday Speech content that has been made available to their students. Everyday Speech does not mandate the form of the information provided, and we cannot determine whether student names or other identifiable information will be provided. This information is maintained solely as a convenience for the teacher or school system, and is not otherwise used by us or shared with third parties.
We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.
All personal data we collect from you in this manner is done with your consent.
Automatically Collected Information
When you utilize the Services, we also receive certain other information about you or your use of the Services. Such other information may be collected using various technologies, including:
Logs: We track the data you see in Everyday Speech and how you interact with it by automatically collecting certain information such as, the pages you visit or features you use within the Services, the date and time of your activities on the Services, the URLs from the websites you visit before and after navigating to the Services, your software and hardware attributes (including operating system type and version, App version, device type, and device identifiers, including IDFA and/or Advertising IDs), your browser type and version, your interaction with our Platform, and your general geographic location derived through your IP address (e.g., your city, state, or metropolitan region). To obtain such information, we may use web logs or applications that monitor use of our Platform and/or recognize your device and gather information about its online activity. We treat this information as private data if we combine it with or link it to any of your personal information. Otherwise, it is used in aggregate form only. We use tracking data about users in an aggregated form to inform us about how Everyday Speech is being used to help us provide a better user experience.
Web beacons: The Services or the emails that you receive from us may use an application known as a “web beacon” (also known as a “clear gif” or “pixel tag”). A web beacon is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image. It can be embedded in a web page or in an email to transmit information. For example, it allows an email sender to determine whether a user has opened a particular email.
Local storage: We may collect and store information (including personal information about you) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
Everyday Speech keeps such personal information contained in your cookies and obtained through the other tracking technologies confidential. We do not set any cookies outside of the everydayspeech.com domain.
Our Platform does not collect precise information about your location, or the location of your computer or mobile device.
How is the information used?
We use information about you collected through our Services for the following purposes:
- to provide our Services or information you request, and to process and complete any transactions;
- to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, requests, and complaints and provide customer service;
- to monitor and analyze usage of the Services and trends, and to personalize and improve our Services and our users’ experiences on our Services, such as content, or features that match their profiles or interests, and to increase the functionality and user friendliness of our Services;
- to send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our Services;
- to track the use of our content, such as which videos have been watched the most, or how many users have used our homework feature;
- to track user sessions, such as which teachers use our product and when;
- to contact you about the Services in which you have expressed interest or that might be of interest to you; and
- for any other purpose for which the information was collected.
Everyday Speech exists to make your professional network more actionable, not to sell your data. However, we share personal information as follows:
Requests to other Everyday Speech users (and non-users): Some communications you initiate through Everyday Speech (e.g., an invitation sent to a non-user or a task you assign to another Everyday Speech user) will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message.
With Your Consent: We may share your personal information when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on our Services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
Transfers: We might sell or buy business assets. We may share your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the business assets of us.
Analytics: We partner with certain third parties to collect the other information discussed above and to engage in analysis, auditing, research, and reporting. These third parties may use web logs or web beacons, and they may set and access cookies or use similar tracking technologies on your computer or other device. In particular, our Services use Google Analytics and Mixpanel
Online Interest-Based Advertising: The Services also enable third-party tracking mechanisms to collect your other information for use in online interest-based advertising. For example, third parties may use the fact that you visited our website or used our mobile app to target online ads to you. In addition, our third-party advertising networks might use information about your use of our website or app to help target advertisements based on your online activity in general. For information about interest-based advertising practices, including privacy and confidentiality, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website or the Digital Advertising Alliance website.
Please note that the opt-out will apply only to the specific browser or device from which you opt out, and therefore you will need to opt out separately on all of your browsers and devices. If you delete or reset your cookies or mobile identifiers, change browsers, or use a different device, any opt-out cookie or tool may no longer work and you will have to opt out again.
We periodically share aggregated, anonymized data with third parties to help us improve our Applications and our Services.
We will share your identifiable personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. Specifically, we may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected personal information:
- as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
- when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
- with trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
- if Everyday Speech LLC is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.
Our Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personal information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website or our Platform.
Children and Students
We do not use our Platform to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at [email protected]. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
Further, we do not use our Platform to collect or generate education records under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), 20 U.S.C. §1232g, and our users are instructed not to store such records on our Platform.
We have implemented multiple controls and security measures to safeguard personal and sensitive information on and off-line. Security measures include the use of secure networks and servers, encryption, anti-virus protection, firewalls, vulnerability scans, and other technology. All collected data is protected in a monitored, secure environment and ONLY accessible by authorized our personnel. Generally, collected data is retained for up to 60 days, although we may retain them longer if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law, at the request of law enforcement authorities, or to protect our rights or the rights of our customers or third parties.
Only personnel who need off-line secure information to perform a specific job (for example, a Customer Service Specialist) are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
Communications from the Site
On occasion, it is necessary to send out service-related announcements. These communications are not used for promotional purposes. If our services are temporarily disabled, we may send notification via email. Users may not opt-out of these communications.
You may opt out of receiving marketing or promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those communications or by emailing us at [email protected]
Opting Out of Further Collection
You can stop all further collection of information by one of our Applications easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. You can also stop further collection about you from our Website by ceasing to visit the Website.
Please note that these steps will not automatically result in the deletion of information we have already collected about you. If you are a resident of California, see our “California Privacy Addendum” for information on how to do so.
Notification of Changes
Email: [email protected].
Postal Address: Everyday Speech LLC, DEPT CH 17439, Palatine, IL 60055-7439
DATED: August 1st, 2020
PRIVACY SUPPLEMENT FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
Information We Collect
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device (“personal information”). In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last 12 months:
A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law.
Age (40 years or older), race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
D. Commercial information.
Records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.
E. Biometric information.
Genetic, physiological, behavioral, and biological characteristics, or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as, fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise data.
F. Internet or other similar network activity.
Browsing history, search history, information on a consumer’s interaction with a website, application, or advertisement.
G. Geolocation data.
Physical location or movements.
H. Sensory data.
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
I. Professional or employment-related information.
Current or past job history or performance evaluations.
J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99)).
Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information.
Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Personal information does not include:
- Publicly available information from government records.
- De-identified or aggregated consumer information.
- Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:
- health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
- personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
We obtain the categories of personal information listed above from the following categories of sources:
- Directly from teachers and other professionals, and from parents.
- Indirectly from school systems.
- Directly and indirectly from activity on our Website (www.everydayspeech.com) or interactions with our social media accounts.
Use of Personal Information
We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:
- To fulfill or provide the services for which the information is provided.
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
- To provide you with email alerts, event registrations and other notices concerning our products or services, or events or news, that may be of interest to you.
- To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collections.
- To improve our website and present its contents to you.
- For testing, research, analysis and product development.
- As necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our customers or others.
- To respond to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, or governmental regulations.
- As described to you when collecting your personal information or as otherwise set forth in the CCPA.
- To evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us is among the assets transferred.
We will not collect additional categories of personal information or use the personal information we collected for materially different, unrelated, or incompatible purposes without providing you notice.
Sharing Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to a third party for a business purpose. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to both keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except performing the contract.
In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for a business purpose:
Category A: Identifiers.
Category B: Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
Category D: Commercial information.
Category F: Internet or other similar network activity.
Category H: Sensory data.
We disclose your personal information for a business purpose to the following categories of third parties:
- Service providers.
- Third parties to whom you or your agents authorize us to disclose your personal information in connection with products or services we provide to you.
In the preceding 12 months, we have not sold any personal information.
Your Rights and Choices
The CCPA provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their personal information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
Access to Specific Information and Data Portability Rights
You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
- The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (also called a data portability request).
- If we sold or disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
- sales, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
- disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the personal information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
Deletion Request Rights
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers to:
- Complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
- Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
- Comply with a legal obligation.
- Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
Exercising Access, Data Portability, and Deletion Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by either:
- Calling us at 617-564-3143
- Visiting http://everydayspeech.com/contact
Only you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
Response Timing and Format
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
- Deny you goods or services.
- Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will notify you by email or through a notice on our website homepage.
If you have any questions or comments about this notice, our Privacy Statement, the ways in which we collect and use your personal information, your choices and rights regarding such use, or wish to exercise your rights under California law, please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Email: [email protected].
Postal Address: Everyday Speech LLC, DEPT CH 17439, Palatine, IL 60055-7439
DATE: August 1st, 2020.
This cookie notice provides you with information about how we use “cookies”, or, similar technologies, on our websites, applications and other services (each, a “Service”) to enable us to understand how you interact with our products, to show personalized advertisements on our website and other websites, to improve your experience, and to allow you to use certain features, such as sharing content via social networks or other communications channels.
This notice also provides information about how third parties may use such technologies in association with the operation of our Services.
About this Cookie Notice
This cookie notice applies when you use any of our Services that refer or link to this notice. This notice may be supplemented by additional cookie notices, or terms, provided on certain areas of the Service or during our interactions with you.
Cookies are small pieces of data (text files) that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit or applications you use. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites and applications work, or work more efficiently, and help them remember certain information about you, either for the duration of your visit (using a “session” cookie) or for repeat visits (using a “persistent” cookie).
Below provides an overview of the first and third party cookies we use within our Services. We classify cookies in the following categories:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Functional Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Targeting Cookies
The categories of cookies used on this website are as follows:
- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies do not store any directly identifiable information. However, they are necessary for the Service to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but without these cookies, some or all of the services you have asked for may not function properly.
- Performance cookies: These are analytics and research cookies that allow us to count visits and measure traffic, so we can measure and improve the performance of our Services. They also help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site or application. This helps us to improve the way our Services work and improve user experience. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. Blocking these cookies will not affect the service provided you.
- Mixpanel Analytics Tracking – User Analytics Tracking
- Google Analytics and Tag Manager – User Analytics Tracking
- Cloudinary – Caching image and video information for faster load times
- New Relic – server performance and logs
- FontAwesome – improved load time for custom fonts and icons
- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalization such as remembering the choices you make and your account preferences and to provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but without these cookies, some or all of the services you have asked for may not function properly.
- Everyday Speech Application – User identification information, plan and settings data, session tokens to validate users.
- Freshchat Messenger – User communication with support and access to help articles
- Everydayspeech.com – cookies for saved games
- Everyday Speech Application – App features and user settings data to provide a better user experience – including showing and hiding alerts, new content messages, and specific FAQ.
- Targeting Cookies: These files, or, code may be included, either directly or from our advertising partners, on our website, in our emails, or, mobile applications to record how you interact with us, to help us better analyze and improve our services to you, and will use this information to make the website, and, any advertising displayed to you more relevant to your interests. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. Blocking these cookies will not affect the service provided you, but will limit the targeted advertising that you will see, or limit our ability to tailor the website experience to your needs.
- Google – Doubleclick.net user tracking
You can prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies, have the browser require your consent before a new cookie is placed in your browser, or block cookies altogether by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser privacy preferences menu.
The links below will help you find the settings for some common browsers (please note that we are not responsible for the content of external websites):
- Manage cookie settings in Chrome and Chrome Android and Chrome iOS
- Manage cookie settings in Safari and Safari iOS
- Manage cookie settings in Firefox
- Manage cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Manage cookie settings in Opera
For all other browsers, or, for alternative advice, help may be sought by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org, or, via your device user manual, or, online help files.
Third Party Web Advertising Services
Our Services may use third party advertising services, particularly within our marketing or free content sites, for the purposes of analyzing visitor / customer site interactions including interactions with our online marketing campaigns, attribution purposes to link ecommerce purchases to our brand, and advertising
For more information including how to opt-out, please see below:
Third Party Provider
Google Ads is an online advertising platform that we use to promote our events, online content and services on Google Search, YouTube, and other sites across the web. Google Ads is also used by some advertisers to buy adverts that appear on our Sites.
We use Google Analytics to provide site visitor measurements and statistics as well as personalized advertising.
Alternatively, you may opt-out of third party web advertising services via the opt-out tools found atoptout.networkadvertising.org.
Please note that clicking the above links will redirect you to a third-party website. We are not responsible for the content of external websites.
Opting out of advertising cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.
We will update this cookie notice from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date. If we make any material changes, we will provide notice through the Service or by other means.
Where it applies, you may also lodge a complaint with the data protection authority in the applicable jurisdiction.
DATE: August 1st, 2020