We receive a number of different types of information about you, including:
In order to access some features and information, you are required to sign up for an account and create a profile. When you sign up for an account, you are required to provide information such as your name, email address, contact information, content interests, and others. Even when you login using an external authentication service such as the FL Department of Education Single Sign-On system, this information is still being shared with and collected by the Services.
Information provided while using the Services
Your information also includes the information you choose to provide during your use of resources, courses, interest selections, communications, etc. In addition, resource submissions/authoring, resource reviews, collaboration with others, sharing with others different parts, provide notes, discussions, feedback, etc. This also includes any information that is provided when contacting support or our team via web, telephone, email, and any professional development training session in a conference, webinar, or workshop setting.
Events, competitions, sweepstakes, applications, promotions, workshops, and surveys
Participating in, but not limited to, events, competitions, sweepstakes, applications, promotions, survyes, and workshops might include a seperate registration process that may require the submission of Information. We will use the Information for the purpose of using the Services and related events and promotions.
Data from Single Sign On Systems
If a school or district uses and accesses individual accounts through any of the single sign on services that we support, we collect the information we use for the individual accounts function from the third party integrated services.
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Information others share about you
When others use the Services they may store and some information about you and others that they have, such as when they upload and manage their class timeline, class resources, lesson plan and/or resources, district schedules, invitation, etc. We may receive information about you from the Florida Department of Education, your organization, partners, or any other user.
Data collection from children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from U.S. children under 13 without appropriate consent from their school/district andor parent/guardian.
Use of Information
Personal Information, including, without limitation, your contact and other details you supply as part of the registration process will be used by us to authenticate your identity, deal with your inquiries and requests and to provide you with any services or products you request in connection with the Services (including to process your submissions and administer your account) and contacting you regarding the administration of any features of the Services or features you have registered to use.
How we use your personal information
We may also use Your (Personal) Information for other purposes, including, without limitation:
- To personalize aspects of the Services;
- To carry out market research surveys;
- To contact you about opportunities that we believe may be relevant to you and to provide you with updates about developments on the sites and information about new resources, lesson plans, changes in standards, services we offer, etc.; and
- For other purposes disclosed at the time you provide us with the Personal Information or which are reasonably necessary to provide the services or other related products requested.
- Sharing reports with funding agencies for reporting purposes, funding, or for the agency to process compensation to project participants.
How we use additional information
We may use Additional Information for many purposes, including, without limitation the following:
- Accumulating, reporting and disclosing aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) information in connection with the Services and user activity;
- For research, marketing, strategic development purposes (i.e., to identify usage trends across different content areas, such as lesson plan adoption by subject areas); and
- Saving some information incrementally in order to establish timeline trends, for the uses described in 'How we use your personal information' above;
It is your responsibility to ensure that any information submitted, as part of the registration process to your user account, is accurate and up to date.
Some of the information may be saved for a designated period of time to comply with Florida's archiving policies, but we will not disclose the information to other third parties or government agencies, unless required to do so by state or federal law or in support of building the Services.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail, provide your e-mail address on an of the forms when using our Services, register for an account, or contact our support via e-mail.
For questions or reporting violations, please contact us at:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University
4600 University Center C
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2540