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Privacy Policy

ClassWish Inc. (“ClassWish”) takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.


What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how ClassWish treats personal information that ClassWish collects and receives, including information related to your past use of ClassWish products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies or organizations that ClassWish Inc. does not own or control or to people that ClassWish Inc. does not employ or manage. This policy does, however, apply to ImportantGifts Inc., ClassWish’s fiscal sponsor, and WellGood Classrooms, LLC, which performs certain services for the Website.

In addition, should you consent to release your personal information to any third party, including the schools and classrooms to which you make donations, the privacy policy of ClassWish will not apply; such third parties have their own privacy policies.

ClassWish does not currently participate in the Safe Harbor program developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union, but ClassWish may participate in such program in the future.


Information Collection and Use

ClassWish may collect personal information when you register with ClassWish, when you make a donation, or when you visit Website pages or the pages of certain ClassWish partners or affiliates. ClassWish may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from other nonprofit organizations, or from WellGood Classrooms, LLC, which administers certain aspects of the Website.

When you register with ClassWish we ask for certain personal information about you. Accordingly, once you register with ClassWish and log in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

ClassWish may collect information about your charitable donations, favored schools or classrooms and favored donation items. This list of personal information that may be collected about you on the Website is by no means exhaustive.

ClassWish uses any collected personal information for the following general purposes: to help customize content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, or conduct research. ClassWish may also use this information, on an aggregated and anonymous reporting basis, for the benefit of other charitable organizations or governmental agencies, or our vendors.

Upon request, ClassWish will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update or correct personal information previously submitted to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, ClassWish will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information being retained by ClassWish because of the nature in which backups of data are maintained.

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies store information about your use of a particular web site or service and are typically used to make services more convenient and personalized. Most cookies are "session cookies," which are automatically deleted whenever you leave a web site, although some cookies remain on your computer until you remove them. As is standard practice on many websites, our Website may use cookies and other technologies to help us understand which parts of our Website are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. We may also use cookies to see to what extent our visitors are choosing to consider the purchase of products and services of our partners. We may also use cookies to study traffic patterns on our Website and to personalize information and services that we provide to you on our Website.


Do You Share Information with Third Parties?

Except as set forth in this privacy policy, ClassWish does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people, companies or other nonprofit organizations, unless you specifically provide your permission to ClassWish. In the event you consent to provide your personal information to third parties in connection with a donation, such as teachers, schools and classrooms, such information shall be shared with such parties.

ClassWish may disclose personal information about individual users to third parties who provide services to ClassWish and who agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information in accordance with this privacy policy. These third parties may provide a variety of services to ClassWish, including, without limitation, helping us process information and credit card payments, fulfilling any orders placed on the Website, hosting our Website, helping create new promotions for ClassWish, and sending or coordinating the sending of communications to users. In situations where a user has supplied his or her information in connection with a question or request for information about a product or service offered by one of our partners, we may also send the information he or she has supplied to the partner that offers such products or services.

Our Website contains links to third party sites other than our own. Those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as ClassWish. Such links may be to advertisers, content providers, vendors or partners. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect information and use it in a way inconsistent with ClassWish's privacy policy. ClassWish does not control the content that appears on these third party sites. Such sites may contain information that content providers independent of ClassWish have created, maintained, published, posted or otherwise made available. The use of any information or materials that you may access at these third party sites is purely voluntary. You should not rely on their contents without independent and thorough review of the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, timeliness and correct sequencing. When you click via a link to such third party sites you should read the applicable privacy policy to determine how they will use any information they collect from you. These third party sites may also refer to specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise. Unless ClassWish has provided explicit authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation or preference.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, ClassWish will respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We also believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of ClassWish's User Agreement, or as otherwise required by law.

We may also transfer information about you if ClassWish is merged with, acquired by, under the fiscal sponsorship of or otherwise becomes a part of another organization.


What Security Precautions are Taken to Protect Personal Information?

This Website incorporates appropriate safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information we have collected, and we have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss, misuse and alteration. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as required and only authorized individuals have access to the information you provide us. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy policy. ClassWish uses a 128-bit security certificate for all credit card payments and will not store credit card numbers.

You hereby acknowledge that ClassWish is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

By using the Website, you signify your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use this Website. ClassWish may modify this privacy policy at any time. If a material change is made to this privacy policy and/or the way we use our users' personally identifiable information, then we will post prominent notice of the nature of such change on the first page of the User Agreement or this privacy policy and also on our home page. You are responsible for reviewing this privacy policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it. Your continued use of the site indicates your assent to any changes to this privacy policy.


Children

This website is not directed to children and ClassWish does not knowingly solicit information from any child under the age of 13. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 years of age send personal information to us, we will use that information only to respond directly to that child (or a parent or guardian) to inform him or her that we must have parental consent before receiving his or her personal information.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the privacy practices of this web site, or if you want to exercise any of the rights that you are given under this privacy policy, you can contact:

ClassWish Inc.
200 Park Avenue South
Suite 1406
New York, NY 10003
Fax: 212 656 1032
management@ClassWish.org
Effective Date: November 11, 2008

ClassWish Eligibility Requirements

ClassWish invites leaders of FIRST Robotics teams and also invites teachers, student teachers, substitute teachers, part-time after school teachers, staff developers, librarians, guidance counselors, school nurses, coaches, principals, administrators, other school employees directly serving students in an educational capacity, and officers acting on behalf of school Parent Teacher Association units recognized by the National Parent Teacher Association and on behalf of other parent teacher organizations (collectively, “Educators”) in K-12, public, magnet and charter schools, and private and parochial that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that are in the 50 states or the District of Columbia (collectively, “Allowed Schools”) to create wish lists (“Wish Lists”) indicating the supplies and equipment they need for their students to excel and to submit requests (“Requests”) for ClassWish to provide particular items funded by contributions to such Wish Lists.

Funded Requests cannot be transferred to another Educator.

In order to register on ClassWish.org and create Wish Lists and Requests, you must attest to the following:

  • I confirm that I am a leader of a FIRST Robotics team or am an Educator in an Allowed School, as those terms are defined above;
  • The activities for which I intend to use any items received through ClassWish are legal and fall within the standards of my state and/or local board or department of education, and the policies of my school or, in the case of FIRST Robotics team leaders, fall within the standards of FIRST Robotics;
  • All information I provide to ClassWish is accurate, and I will promptly update the information to keep it accurate;
  • Any Requests I submit and any funding or items I receive are solely for use in my classroom and/or school, or in the case of FIRST Robotics team leaders are solely for use by my FIRST team, and any items I request through ClassWish will not be for my or anyone else’s personal use;
  • I agree that any items provided to me by ClassWish shall become and remain the property of (i) the school to which ClassWish has them delivered, and I will not take such items to another school, or (ii) in the case of a FIRST Robotics team such items provided to me by ClassWish or purchased with funds provided to me by ClassWish shall become and remain the property of the FIRST Robotics team or, if such is dissolved, shall become the property of FIRST Robotics.
  • I commit to including in my Wish Lists and Requests only items that will benefit my students’ education, including extracurricular activities, and to use any items that I receive from ClassWish only for such purposes.
  • I agree that in the event that ClassWish determines that any items I received through ClassWish are not being used in accordance with these Eligibility Requirements, I will return such items to ClassWish at my expense. In the case of FIRST teams, ClassWish may rely on the determination of FIRST Robotics in this regard.

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