Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Saint Mary’s Press mLearn site. We respect your privacy, and we adhere to the privacy policy stated below. Please contact us if you have any questions about this policy.

Use of the Saint Mary’s Press mLearn site by persons under age 13 is also subject to the Under Age 13 Privacy Policy, which is at the end of this Policy.

Information That We May Collect

We protect the information that you provide and that we collect when you register for a workshop, respond to a survey, purchase a publication, or participate in a forum. This information may include your name, address, email address, phone number, user name, password, birthdate, and credit card information. We may also collect other information using tracking software and cookies, as described below. We use this information for internal business purposes only, such as maintaining and improving our Web site, developing publications and services that correspond with your interests, processing purchases made by you, ensuring we have your current contact information and for certain analytic and website functionality and performance purposes, as described in more detail below. We maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private

Tracking Software

The tracking software on our Web server collects only the domain name of visitors’ computers, not their e-mail address. Domain name information is used only in aggregate and for internal purpose.

Cookies

We may use cookies to store pertinent user information during a session. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a designated file on your computer. We use cookies only to hold information during online sessions (for example, to hold answers to online surveys for short-term storage or to create a temporary ID for use in a multiple-session assessment).

If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers also tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to delete old cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether.

Cookies only track individual IP addresses, not individuals themselves. Data we have on our users is based on account data and order history. You can also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for more information on how to manage and remove cookies across a number of different internet browsers.

How long do cookies remain on my computer or devices?

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device. See the section below on how to control cookies for more information on removing them before they expire.

Analytics

These cookies are used to analyze how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors visit most often, in order to provide a better user experience. We also use this technology to check if you have opened our emails, so we can see if they are being delivered correctly and are of use to the recipient.

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and is therefore anonymous, and is only used to improve how a website works.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language, or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are used based on social connect functionalities such as when you make use of a social media add-on button (e.g. clicking on the ‘Like’ icon on a webpage).

Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. These are used to let you log in, to ensure site security and to provide shopping cart functionality. Without this type of technology, our Services won’t work properly or won’t be able to provide certain features and functionalities.

Disclosure of Collected Information

We do not sell or rent email addresses and other personal information that we collect directly through our Website. We share your information only for the following purposes:

  • Service ProvidersWe do not share personal data (phone numbers) and consent with third parties / affiliates or partners. We may provide information to third parties for their use in performing internal business functions (e.g., maintenance, security, data analysis, email transmission, CRM, database management services, email marketing, surveys, or data hosting) on our behalf. We require such third parties to agree to only use your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for no other purpose than to provide us with necessary services.
  • Legal Requirements: We may disclose personal information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent violation of the Saint Mary’s Press eLearning’s Terms of Service, or our other agreements; take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of Saint Mary’s Press eLearning, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our Services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our Services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.
  • Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information: We may share aggregated information with Clients, prospective Clients, partners or the press in order to demonstrate usage of the Service, identify industry and advertising trends, and to generate publicity for the Saint Mary’s Press Services.

Your Options

You may, as a visitor to our website, choose not to provide us with personal information. You may also, at any time, access your personal information to update, correct, or delete certain personal information about you by contacting us at elearning@smp.org or at the address or phone number listed below.

You also have the right to obtain from Saint Mary’s Press eLearning the erasure of personal data about you in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. You may exercise your rights by choosing the following: view your data, correct your information, or withdraw your data and close your account by connecting with Saint Mary’s Press eLearning Customer Care:E-mail: elearning@smp.org
Telephone: 507-457-7900
Toll-free phone: 800-533-8095
Toll-free fax: 800-344-9225
Saint Mary’s Press
Attn: Web Site Coordinator
702 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1320

Please be aware that even if you update or remove personal information that you have provided to us, your personal information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes.

Credits

Saint Mary’s Press

The content in this application was acquired, developed, and reviewed by the content engagement team at Saint Mary’s Press. Content design was coordinated by the passionate team of creatives at Saint Mary’s Press.

Copyright ©2020 by Saint Mary’s Press, Christian Brothers Publications, 702 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987-1320, www.smp.org. All rights reserved. No part of this Policy may be reproduced by any means without the written permission of Saint Mary’s Press.

ADDITIONAL CALIFORNIA PRIVACY NOTICE / YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

If you reside in California, then in addition to the above Privacy Policy, this California Privacy Notice will apply to your use of the site. This Privacy Notice does not apply to Personal Information we collect from job applicants or independent contractors, or from our current or former full-time or part-time and temporary employees and staff, officers, directors or owners.

California Consumer Privacy Act

As required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), we are providing the following details, in addition to those set forth in the above Privacy Statement, regarding the categories of Personal Information (as defined under the CCPA, and including applicable Personal Information collected online or offline, “CCPA Personal Information”) about California residents that we have collected or disclosed within the preceding 12 months.

What We Have Done in the Preceding 12 Months

  1. We may have collected CCPA Personal Information in the following categories:
    • Identifiers, such as name, contact information, online identifiers;
    • Personal information, as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, payment card number or other payment information, employment information;
    • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex and marital status;
    • Commercial information, such as transaction information and purchase history;
    • Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our website;
    • Geolocation data, such as device location and IP location;
    • Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as call and video recordings;
    • Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer; and
    • Inferences drawn from any of the CCPA Personal Information listed above to create a profile/summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
  2. We may have disclosed some or all of the following CCPA Personal Information to third parties for our operational business purposes, for use as more fully described in our general Privacy Statement above:
    • Identifiers, such as name, contact information, online identifiers;
    • Personal information, as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, payment card number or other payment information, employment information;
    • Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex and marital status;
    • Commercial information, such as transaction information and purchase history;
    • Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our website;
    • Geolocation data, such as device location and IP location;
    • Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as call and video recordings;
    • Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer; and
    • Inferences drawn from any of the CCPA Personal Information listed above to create a profile/summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
  3. We have not “sold” any of your Personal Information. For purposes of this California Privacy Notice, “sold” or “sale” means the disclosure of CCPA Personal Information for monetary or other valuable consideration but does not include, for example, the transfer of CCPA Personal Information as an asset that is part of a merger, bankruptcy, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business.

Your Rights As a California Resident

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we:

  1. Disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request:
    • The categories of CCPA Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such CCPA Personal Information;
    • The specific pieces of CCPA Personal Information we collected about you;
    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling (if applicable) CCPA Personal Information about you;
    • The categories of CCPA Personal Information about you that we sold and the categories of third parties to whom we sold such CCPA Personal Information (if applicable); and
    • The categories of CCPA Personal Information about you that we otherwise shared or disclosed, and the categories of third parties with whom we shared or to whom we disclosed such CCPA Personal Information (if applicable).
  2. Delete CCPA Personal Information we collected from you.
  3. Opt you out of any future “sale” of CCPA Personal Information about you by contacting us at the email address or phone numbers listed above.

We will respond to any request as required under the CCPA. We reserve the right to verify your identity in order to respond to any such request.

You have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

Sale or Disclosure of Personal Information

We have not and do not knowingly sell CCPA Personal Information of any user of the site, and we have not and do not knowingly disclose any user’s CCPA Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

California Minors

If you are a resident of California and under age 18, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the website by sending a removal request at the email address above. Your request must include a description of the content you would like removed, and if possible, the URL for the site and the name of the feature where the content was posted. Your request will not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, if, for example, some of your content has been reposted by another user.

Changes to this California Privacy Notice

We may change or update this California Privacy Notice from time to time, by posting the revised California Privacy Notice in this section.

Saint Mary’s Press Privacy Policy

mLearn Website

For Users Under Age 13

This notice describes our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information from children under the age of 13 in connection with the use of the Saint Mary’s Press mLearn website. This Policy applies in addition to the general Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice. If there is any conflict between the terms of this Under Age 13 Privacy Policy and the terms of the general Privacy Policy or California Privacy Notice, or to the extent that any there are any new or additional terms included in this Under Age 13 Privacy Policy, this Under Age 13 Privacy Policy will govern as to all users under age 13.

Saint Mary’s Press grants licenses to schools, school districts and parishes to access the site, for use by children under age 13 who are enrolled in one or more classes designated by the school, school district or parish.

Information That We Collect

We may collect the following information in connection with the use of the mLearn site by children under the age of 13:

For each class using the program, the teacher will assign a user name to each student in the class and will upload each student’s first and last name and user name.

We do not collect email addresses, physical addresses or phone numbers.

We may use tracking software, which will collect only the domain name of a visitor’s computer, and not the visitor’s e-mail address. Domain name information is not stored with any other information about the user and is used only in the aggregate and for internal purposes.

Use of Cookies

We may use cookies to collect and store pertinent user information during a session. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a designated file on the user’s computer. Cookies only track individual IP addresses, not individuals themselves. We may use cookies to support the internal operations of the site, as described below:

  • We may use cookies to hold information during online sessions (for example, to hold answers to online surveys for short-term storage or to create a temporary ID for use in a multiple-session assessment).
  • We may use analytics cookies to analyze how visitors use a site, for instance which pages visitors visit most often, in order to provide a better user experience. We also use this technology to check to see if users have opened our emails, so we can see if they are being delivered correctly and are of use to the recipient.
  • We may use performance cookies to collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected from these cookies is aggregated and is therefore anonymous, and will only be used to improve how a website works.
  • We may use functionality cookies to allow a website to remember choices a user has made (such as a user name, language, or the region where the user is located) and to provide the user with enhanced and more personalized features.
  • We may use social media cookies based on social connect functionalities, such as when a user makes use of a social media add-on button (e.g. clicking on the ‘Like’ icon on a webpage).
  • We will use necessary cookies as needed for the website to function properly. These cannot be switched off in our systems. These are used to let users log in, to ensure site security and to provide shopping cart functionality. Without this type of technology, the website will not work properly and will not be able to provide certain features and functionalities

The length of time that a cookie remains on a user’s computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until the user stops browsing, and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to a user’s device.

Cookies may allow us to assign a unique number to a user, but this number will not be used to track the user across different, unaffiliated web sites.

If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers also tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to delete old cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for more information on how to manage and remove cookies across a number of different internet browsers.

How We Use Information

A child’s personal information will be used internally, for the use and benefit of the school, school district or parish holding a license for the mLearn site, to provide the child with access to and use of the site in connection with classroom educational activities.

We do not sell or rent names or user names that we collect through the site. Any information collected through the site may be used or shared only for the following purposes:

  • We may provide personal information to third parties for their use in performing internal business functions (e.g., maintenance, security, data analysis, email transmission, CRM, database management services, or data hosting) on our behalf. We require such third parties to agree to only use a user’s personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and for no other purpose than to provide us with necessary services.
  • We may disclose personal information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to: (i) prevent violation of the Saint Mary’s Press eLearning’s Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, or our other agreements; (ii) take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of Saint Mary’s Press eLearning, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of the site and any related services or infrastructure; (iii) protect ourselves and the site and related services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; (iv) investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or (v) assist government enforcement agencies.
  • We may share aggregated information, without any personal identifying information, with other customers or prospective customers, partners or the press in order to demonstrate usage of the site and related services, to identify industry and advertising trends, and to generate publicity for the Saint Mary’s Press mLearn site.

Security

We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information collected through the site is secure. However, no site or service can guarantee 100% security, and it is possible that someone could unlawfully access the personal information collected on a user, despite our efforts.

Retention of Personal Information

We will retain personal information collected in connection with the mLearn site for only as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which the information was collected.

Consent by School, School District or Parish

Our contract with the school or school district includes consent by the school or school district to the collection and use by us of a child’s personal information as described above, so that the child can be provided with access to the site as part of the educational activities of the school, school district or parish. The Children’s Online Personal Privacy Act (COPPA) allows for educational institutions to act as a parent’s agent in certain educational contexts, as outlined in more detail in the Federal Trade Commission’s document titled “Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions.”

Review/Removal of Personal Information

Upon request, a school, school district or parish can review the personal information collected for a child enrolled in the school, school district or parish, and may request that any or all personal information collected for a child be deleted, and that no personal information for that child be collected or used.

Parental Choices and Controls

If you are the parent or guardian of a child user, you may contact us to:

  • Review your child’s personal information collected by us.
  • Deactivate your child’s user name and account for the site.
  • Revoke any consent given by the school, school district or parish with respect to the collection of personal information for your child.
  • Delete any personal information which we have collected for your child.
  • Stop collection and/or use of any personal information collected for your child.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about our data collection practices or wish to review or request deletion of any personal information collected for a child, you may contact us by email, by mail or by phone at the addresses or numbers listed below:

E-mail: elearning@smp.org
Telephone: 507-457-7900
Toll-free phone: 800-533-8095
Toll-free fax: 800-344-9225Saint Mary’s Press
Attn: Web Site Coordinator
702 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1320

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Under Age 13 Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted to this site, and we will try to make reasonable efforts to notify each school, school district or parish holding a license of any material changes to this Privacy Policy.