A+ Teacher

Privacy Policy

A+ TEACHER Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 17, 2018
A+ Teacher takes your privacy seriously. We provide this Privacy Policy to explain our practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of information that apply to our Service, as well as your choices regarding the collection and use of information. By using our Service, you consent to the data practices prescribed in this statement.


Special note to international users

The Service is hosted in Hong Kong. If you are a user accessing the Service from outside of Hong Kong, such as the United States, European Union (EU) or any other country or region, please note that you are transferring your Personal Information (defined below) to Hong Kong which may not have the same data protection laws as the laws governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure in the United States, EU and other countries or regions. By providing your Personal Information to us through our Site or Service, you consent to:
Collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and the transfer of your Personal Information to and storage of such information in Hong Kong, and process of such information globally.

You further agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of Hong Kong and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with this Privacy Policy will be submitted and resolved in Hong Kong Arbitration Committee in accordance with the current applicable arbitration rules.



Information Collection

1. Registration

The Services may collect "Personal Information" (which is information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual, such as your name and email address), account information (such as a password or other information that helps us confirm that it is you accessing your account) and other information (such as your school, gender, and information about your preferences). We will also collect payment information (typically, PayPal account information). Any information combined with Personal Information will be treated as Personal Information.



2. Your Profile and User Content

You may have the opportunity to create a profile, which consists of information about you, which may include Personal Information, photographs, information about your academic and work history, your use of the Services and other information ("Profile"). Some of the information in your Profile may be visible to third parties or to everyone, depending on the nature of the information and the privacy settings you choose when you sign in to your account on the Service where you created your Profile. Your Profile may also be indexed by and displayed by internet search providers when someone searches for your name. A+ Teacher does not control how frequently third-party search engines update their indexes; consequently their information may be outdated and still available for a period of time even if you discontinue use of the Service.


In addition, the Services may allow users to communicate and collaborate with each other, including some Services that allow users to engage in one-on-one communication using a video chat or text chat feature. If you create an account, participate in, or choose to communicate with others through the Services, certain information about you may be disclosed in connection with your or others' use of the Services, including certain information about you and your network (such as your name and profile photo, the number of your connections, and the names and pictures of your connections). Our servers may record and we may retain records of the content of any such user-to-user communications.



3. Third Party Services, Social Media Platforms, and Information Third Parties Provide About You

Third parties may provide us with information about you. For example, if you are on a third party web site, and you opt-in to receive information from us, that third party will forward information about you to us so that we may contact you as requested.


We also may supplement the information we collect with outside records from third parties in order to provide you with information, services or goods you have requested, to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may combine the information we receive from those other sources with information we collect through the Services. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to the combined information.


The Services may permit interactions between the Services and a third party web site or service, such as enabling you to "like" a product within our Services or "share" content to other web sites. If you choose to "like" or "share" content or to otherwise post information from or via the Services to a third party web site, feature or application, that information may be publicly displayed, and the third party web site may have access to information about you and your use of our Services. Similarly, if you post information on a third party platform that references A+ Teacher or one of the Services, your post may be published on our Services in accordance with terms of that third party. These features may collect your IP address or other Device Identifier, which page you are visiting on our web site, and may set a cookie to enable the third party feature to function properly. Third party features and applications are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature through our Services (such as logging in through Facebook Connect or otherwise linking the Services with another web site or interactive service) or on a third party web site or service (such as one of our Facebook applications or a similar application or feature on a third party web site or service) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information. Information about you, including your name and profile photo, may be shown to other users of the Services if you are logged in through the Services or through a third party web site or service. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. When you choose to participate, you may be opting to link your activity on our Services with that third party web site or service, which may then collect information about your visits to our Services and may publish that activity as you request to your profile or similar feature with that third party (such as if you choose to share a purchase you made on A+ Teacher with your connections on the third party web site). In some instances, we may require that you participate in the Services through a third party application or feature and, if you choose not to authorize or use the required third party application or feature, you will not be able to use the applicable Service.


The information we collect is subject to this Privacy Policy. The information collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party's privacy practices, including whether the third party continues to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices with regard to what is visible to others on that third party web site and service. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected.



4. Referral Features

The Services may offer referral features whereby users may use an email tool to invite friends to use the Services using a one-time email. A+ Teacher stores this information for the purpose of verification, as well as tracking the success of our referral program. A+ Teacher will not use those referred email addresses for any other purpose (unless, of course, the referred user comes to the Service and registers as a user, in which case A+ Teacher may use the email address provided by the referred user in accordance with this Privacy Policy). The referred person may contact us to request that we remove this information from our active database.



5. Information A+ Teacher Collects Automatically When You Access The Services

Like other web sites and online services, we and our third party service providers may automatically collect certain "Usage Information" whenever you access and use the Services, including browsing content on an A+ Teacher Service or clicking on an A+ Teacher advertisement.


Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Services (if applicable), the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to our Services (if applicable), all of the areas within our Services that you visit (including information about products you use, how you use certain services, the time you spend on each page or using each service, and any ads you may view), and the time of day you used the Services. Usage Information also includes information collected from interactive services, such as notes you take and engagement during teaching sessions, among other information.


We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to tell you about people or events nearby, to provide special offers, to serve advertisements, to select appropriate content to display to you, and to enhance or otherwise improve the Services and our products.



How We Use Your Information

We use information about you, including Personal Information, the information you provide in your Profile, User Content, and Usage Information to: (1) process a transaction you initiate, allow you to participate in features we offer and provide customer service, such as responding to questions, complaints or comments; (2) tailor content, recommendations, information and offers we display to you, both on the Services and elsewhere online (this includes sending or displaying special offers or advertisements from us or third-parties); (3) email or otherwise provide you with information, products, services, or suggestions; (4) process your registration with our Services, including verifying your email address is active and valid; (5) improve the Services and our products, and for internal business purposes, including the measurement of ad effectiveness; (6) contact you with regard to your use of the Services and, in our discretion, changes to our policies; and (7) permit other A+ Teacher users to contact you, and vice versa; (8) to provide you with location features and services (e.g., telling you about local deals and events); as described in the Privacy Policy and for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or otherwise with your consent. We may also use non-personal information, including information that has been de-identified (typically by using a mathematical process known as a “hash”), to make inferences about you and offers and content you may be interested in, to serve you with relevant advertising, and to allow others to do so.


Please note that information submitted on the Services via a "Contact Us" or other similar function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided via these functions to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.



Information Sharing

A+ Teacher does not share your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent. A+ Teacher may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregate user statistics, de-identified information, demographic information, and Usage Information with third parties, including advertisers, content providers, and analytics providers; and third parties may collect non-Personal Information when you visit the Services. Demographic information may include information related to your gender, age, graduation years, as well as other scholastic-related information. We may create de-identified information by removing all information that can be used to directly identify or contact you as a specific individual, such as your name and email address. We also may share your Personal Information with third parties with your consent, as disclosed at the time you provide us with information.



Link To Other Sites

Certain content provided through the Services may be hosted and served by third parties, which may include third party widgets (such as those that allow you to "like" or "share" content with third party web sites and online services). In addition, the Services may link to third party web sites or content over which A+ Teacher has no control and which are governed by the privacy policies and business practices of those third parties. In addition, third-party partners of A+ Teacher from whom your order through the Services may have different privacy policies which apply to such partner's use of your information. These third parties may independently collect data. A+ Teacher is not responsible for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party.



Invitations-refer a friend

If you refer a friend to our Site or Service, your friend will be required to provide his or her information for registration. Your friend will be subject to this Privacy Policy and the terms of service of A+ Teacher.



Changes to this Policy

A+ Teacher may update this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy unless otherwise specified. In the event that there are material changes to the way we treat your Personal Information, we will display a notice through the Services of the updated Privacy Policy. We may also notify you in other ways in our discretion, such as through contact information you have provided. Your continued use of any of the Services after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy will constitute your consent to the new Privacy Policy. However, we will not make material changes to how we treat previously collected Personal Information without first giving you the chance to consent (opt-in or opt-out). Note, however, that you may need to consent to our new Privacy Policy in order to continue to use the Services.



Security

A+ Teacher is dedicated to protecting your Personal Information and take reasonable security measures to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional access, use or disclosure of your information.


As a user of our Site or Service, please remember to sign out of your A+ Teacher Account, and close your browser window whenever you leave your computer. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account or Personal Information. To help protect your A+ Teacher Account information, please keep your password secure and do not divulge your password to anyone. We suggest that you pick a non-obvious password that mixes numbers and letters. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any A+ Teacher Account information, and we are not responsible for the unauthorized use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available publicly.


Finally, we welcome your comments and questions on this Privacy Policy of A+ Teacher.