Last Updated: June 22, 2018
Great Minds and Great Minds LLC (“Great Minds”) seek to ensure that all students, regardless of their circumstance, receive a content-rich education in the full range of the liberal arts and sciences, including English, mathematics, history, the arts, science, and foreign languages. Great Minds does this by working with teachers, scholars, and schools to create curricula and instructional materials, conduct research, and promote policies that support a comprehensive and high-quality education in America’s public schools.
We are so grateful that you have given Great Minds your trust and have chosen to join us in this crucial work; keeping your trust through the protection of your privacy is of utmost importance to us.
I. Information Collected by Great Minds
Information That You Provide
When you download products from or use services or products on the Great Minds Website or any other Great Minds digital portal or platform, we ask you to create an account and provide certain information, including your first and last name, email address, state, affiliated school name, subjects that you’re interested in, and role (e.g., parent, teacher, school administrator, etc.).
We sometimes collect aggregated, anonymized student data. At this time, we do not collect any student personal, identifying information.
Website Usage Information
When you use the Great Minds Website, our servers automatically collect certain site usage information associated with your computer. Website usage information is non-personal information that includes, but is not limited to, IP address, browser type, operating system, and the domain name from which you accessed the Great Minds Website. It may also include information such as the date and time you accessed the Great Minds Website, how much time you spent on the Great Minds Website, the pages you visit, and other “click-stream” data.
We do not track our users across third-party websites and do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Third-party websites are not able to collect personally identifiable information about your activity on the Great Minds Website.
We use third-party service providers to assist us in collecting and understanding website usage information.
II. How Great Minds May Use Your Information
Information Provided by You
We may use the information that you provide when you download or use Great Minds’ products or services to create your account. This allows you to log in and store your preferences for communications from us and future use of the Great Minds Website and our products and services. You remain in control of the personal information that you provide to us. This means that you can review, revise, or delete your personal information at any time, as described below.
We may use your email address to send you information regarding your Great Minds account or products that you purchase or download. We also may use your email address to send you a newsletter and other communications; you may unsubscribe at any time.
We use your non-personal information, such as your role, and other demographic information in aggregated, anonymized reporting to help us better understand how our curricula, products, and services are used and to improve our curricula, products, and services. We use aggregated, anonymized student data that we collect for the same purposes.
Website Usage Information
We use website usage information to administer the website, monitor and diagnose problems with it, remember you when you return so that you don’t have to resubmit your information, and to improve the website and our products and services.
III. How Great Minds May Share Your Information
We never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for any purpose.
We will share your information with third parties only in the following circumstances:
When we believe in good faith that disclosure of your information is necessary to protect our rights and those of others, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud, to respond to a government, judicial, or other legal request, or otherwise to comply with the law;
When we hire third parties to perform certain business-related functions for us. For example, we sometimes hire third parties for mailing information, maintaining databases, hosting services, and processing payments. When we employ another company to provide services to support Great Minds, we provide them only with the information that they need to perform their specific function. Our third-party providers are legally obligated to keep your personal information confidential and to use it only for our specific purpose. Our third-party providers also are required to maintain reasonable security practices, to use the information only for the purpose that we prescribe, and to prevent disclosure of the information to unauthorized parties.
We also may share certain aggregated, anonymized information with third-party providers to help us analyze the information to improve our curricula, products, and services.
IV. How Great Minds Secures and Protects Your Information
We maintain multiple reasonable security measures to safeguard your information and protect it from loss, theft, misuse, or alteration. These measures include encryption, two-factor authentication, regular software security updates, periodic system and risk assessments, prompt remediation of identified security vulnerabilities, and other industry best practices for network and physical security. We don’t store any credit card information that you provide; that information is collected and processed by a third party that is PCI compliant.
No data transmissions over the Internet, however, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit or otherwise provide to us through the Great Minds Website or digital products or services, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
You will be asked to create a password when you create an account, and this password will be used to allow you to access your account information and certain portions of the Great Minds Website and our products and services. You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password and for any activity that occurs under your account credentials, whether or not authorized by you. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any suspected breach of security. We will comply with all applicable laws in the event of an unauthorized disclosure of personal identifying information.
V. How to Change Your Information or Opt Out of Communications
You may review or change the information that you have provided about yourself by logging into your account or by contacting us at https://greatminds.org/contact. If you contact us, we will ask you to verify your identity before we provide you with information or make changes to your account.
You also may choose to opt out of our newsletters and other communications (though we hope you’ll stay connected!). To opt out, click on the “unsubscribe” link that appears on Great Minds emails, or contact us at https://greatminds.org/contact.
VI. How to Deactivate Your Account; Data Retention Policy
You may deactivate your Great Minds account at any time by contacting us at https://greatminds.org/contact. Following deactivation of your account, we will retain your account information for a period of six months in case you decide to reactivate your account during that period. You may request deletion of your account information earlier, however, by contacting us at https://greatminds.org/contact. During the six months that your account is inactive following deactivation, we will not use or share your personal account information for any purpose.
If you don’t reactivate your account during that six-month period, we will anonymize and aggregate your information, meaning that we will remove all personal identifiers such as your first and last name and email address. We retain aggregated, anonymized information for some of the purposes described above.
VIII. How to Contact Us
55 M Street SE, Suite 340
Washington, DC 20003