End User Privacy Notice
This notice applies to individuals who visit EDCON.us or otherwise interact with us as end users via our website, edcon.us. Should our privacy practices change, we will update it here, but more importantly, we will notify your educational institution in writing and obtain their consent before implementing any material impact to your privacy rights.
By accessing our website or otherwise providing your personal information to EDCON, you acknowledge that we will process your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in accordance with this notice.
U.S. K-12 Student Privacy Pledge
EDCON is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge and is committed to protecting student information. If a materially adverse change is made to this notice, we will notify your educational institution and seek their consent for this change.
What personal information do we collect?
We collect PII in order to provide you with the products and/or services requested.
When you register via your unique edcon.us URL given to you, the PII we collect includes the following categories:
- Your email
- Uploaded documents
- Student responses to the assessments and quizzes
How do we use personal information?
We will use PII to provide the requested service in order to meet our contractual obligations to you.
Do we sell end-user personal information or use it for marketing purposes?
We will not sell PII to other organizations, nor will we market to students using the information from their educational records (education records are defined as records directly related to a student and maintained by an educational agency or institution, or by a party acting for the agency or institution).
When do we share personal information?
In general, we only share your PII in order to provide, maintain, or improve our products or services, or respond to legal requests.
- Business Transfer – In the event of a sale, merger or acquisition, we will be able to transfer your PII to a separate entity. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to require this entity to use your PII only for authorized purposes and by authorized persons in a manner consistent with the choices customers have made under this notice, and that security, integrity, and privacy of the information is maintained.
- Law Enforcement – In the event that EDCON receives a legal demand for customer data from a law enforcement agency, that request will only be honored if:
- The request complies with all laws and clearly establishes the legal need for disclosure
- The request is related to a specific investigation and specific user accounts are implicated in that investigation
- Whenever legally permissible, users shall receive notice that their information is being requested
What rights do you have around your personal information?
You have the rights to access, export, be informed about, rectify, object to the further processing of, restrict the processing of, and withdraw consent to the processing of, and erase your PII.
- Access and rectification – We strive to ensure that the PII we have about you is accurate and current. You may obtain confirmation as to whether or not PII concerning you exists, regardless of whether PII has already been recorded, and be communicated such information in a readily understandable form.
- Choice & Objection to processing – With limited exceptions, you may choose to change how we use your PII at any time. However, if the PII is required in order to provide you with the service or process a transaction, you may not be able to opt-out without canceling the transaction or service. You may object, in whole or in part, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your PII, even where such processing is relevant to the purpose of the collection. Please know that if we do receive a request to objection to the further processing of your information, you may no longer be able to access or use the digital learning solution.
- Restriction of processing: In specific cases (e.g., if you challenge the accuracy of the PII, while this is being checked), you can request a restriction on the processing of your PII, which can only be processed to file or defend claims.
- Information – You have the right to be informed of the following: a) the source of the PII; b) the purposes and methods of the processing; c) the logic applied to the processing, if processing is carried out with the help of electronic means; d) the identity of the data controller and data processors; and e) the entities or categories of entities to whom the PII may be communicated and who may have access to such PII in their capacity as data processor(s) or person(s) in charge of the processing.
- Data portability – You have the right to export your PII from our systems in a readily accessible file type.
- Erasure – You may request erasure, anonymization or blocking of a) PII that have been processed unlawfully; b) PII whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently processed. You can obtain certification to the effect that such operations, as well as their contents, have been notified to the entities to whom the data were communicated, unless this requirement proves impossible or involves a manifestly disproportionate effort. Since your educational institution has hired us to manage this information for them, we ask that you or your parent make any request to delete your information directly to your school. Please know that if we do receive a request to delete your information, you may no longer be able to access or use the digital learning solution.
How do we protect personal information?
Our IT security team has established industry standard security measures to protect your PII from unauthorized access and use.
We recognize that no system is 100% secure, but we take steps to prevent and mitigate the impact of adverse events. EDCON takes reasonable precautions to protect your information. When you submit personal information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
How long do we retain personal information?
We will retain your data for the minimum amount of time necessary to accomplish the purpose for which it was collected, to comply with our obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.