Why We Collect Information
HotChalk collects personal information from its users for several reasons. When providing online educational services, HotChalk electronically collects the student, teacher, parent, and administrator information required by educational institutions from those taking or teaching courses at the physical institution. HotChalk stores this information on its servers and makes the information available to the institution. In an online medium, detailed affirmation of users’ identities and their actions while using HotChalk products is necessary to verify that course participants and permitted users are legitimate. The information provided during registration, such as e-mail address, institution affiliation, and zip code, may be used to create personalized content. HotChalk is dedicated to the integrity of its customer base so the law is not unknowingly broken through its member population. HotChalk must handle personal information of our users and must know who each member is, have proof of that member’s identity, know how to contact that member, and occasionally verify how the member is using the HotChalk Learning Environment or Site. Demographic information about our member base allows HotChalk to provide products that meet the needs of its users. Understanding our user base means marketing activities will be relevant to the user. HotChalk and third party licensees may use non- personally identifiable profile information to generate aggregate reports and market research in the form of statistics. This information is not capable of being matched with your personally identifiable information. HotChalk surveys and reviews the demographic nature of our users on a regular basis in an attempt to improve our products and enhance the online learning for our users.
How We Collect Information
HotChalk uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order 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.
What We Do With the Information We Collect
Privacy of Children
Hotchalk’s services are targeted towards educators, and institutions for higher education. Hotchalk’s site and services are not directed not directed to children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we discover that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will take steps to securely delete such information.
Access to Your Information
HotChalk offers users the ability to correct or change the information collected during registration. Users may change this information at any time and as necessary by choosing the “edit my profile” option offered by the Service.
All of your personal information is stored on servers at a location designed specifically to ensure that no unauthorized individuals have access to the server or its data.
Contacting the Web Site
Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of the user’s personal information and given access to that information. Any individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site or HotChalk, you can contact HotChalk at the support web site or at the following address:
1999 S. Bascom Avenue,
Campbell, CA 95008