ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES AND ADVERTISING ON SCHOOLHOUSE.WORLD
Last Updated: August 24, 2022
First and foremost, we do not use or disclose information collected through Online Tracking Technology for third-party advertising purposes (including behaviorally targeting advertising to students, learners or children) on the Service, but may on the Schoolhouse Website. As described in more detail below, we use these technologies in many ways so that Schoolhouse works, like for security purposes, to provide certain helpful features, and also to understand and measure how Schoolhouse is used by tutors and learners. Third parties that you interact with as you use the Service may also use these technologies for a variety of purposes.
Below we provide more information about Online Tracking Technologies and how they work.
Check back here from time to time to get the latest information about these technologies and how they are used on Schoolhouse.
Browser Cookie Controls:
Your browser or device may offer settings related to these technologies - visit your browser or device's help menu to learn about your options (browsers for mobile devices may not offer visibility). For example, you may set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, changing these settings may impact your use of some features or services on our Schoolhouse Website or Services as they may not function properly without cookies.
While some internet browsers offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked, these features are not yet uniform and there is no common standard adopted by industry groups, technology companies, or regulators. Therefore, we do not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to our websites. Schoolhouse takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.
Please note that the choices described above regarding browser-based opt-outs may not apply to mobile applications. Your mobile device operating system may offer settings that enable you to make choices about the collection of mobile app information for targeted advertising (such as turning off personalized ads). Mobile app users may also download through the applicable app store the AppChoices app to learn about how you can opt out from the collection of cross-app data on this device for targeted advertising by participating companies. Since not all of the partners we work with will be available in AppChoices, you should exercise your choices using both mobile device settings and AppChoices. If you opt out, you will continue to receive the same number of mobile ads, but they may be less relevant because they will not be based on your interests. You may still see ads related to the content on a web page or in an application or based on other non-personal information. Please see “How can you control Schoolhouse’s use of Online Tracking Technologies to show you ads?” for more information.
We use these technologies for a variety of reasons, such as allowing us to show you content that’s most relevant to you, improving our products and Services, and helping to keep our Service and the Schoolhouse Website secure. While specific names of the Online Tracking Technologies that we use may change from time to time as we improve and update our Service or the Schoolhouse Website, they generally fall into the below categories of use:
Categories of use
Strictly Necessary -
These tell us when you’re logged in, so we can show you the appropriate experience and features. For example, cookies help us remember your browser so you do not have to keep logging into our Services.
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Strictly Necessary –
Security and site integrity
These help keep Schoolhouse safe and secure by supporting and enabling security features and help us detect activity that violates our Terms of Service or otherwise degrades our ability to provide our Schoolhouse Website and Services. For example: We use security cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials, protect user data from unauthorized parties and to help us fight spam and phishing attacks.
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These help us provide localized experiences. For example: We may store information in a cookie that is placed on your browser or device so you will see the site in your preferred language.
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Features and services
These provide functionality that help us deliver products and services and change the way the site behaves or looks. For example: Cookies help us store preferences, know when you’ve seen or interacted with certain content, and provide you with customized content and experiences. For instance, cookies allow us to make suggestions to you and others, and to customize content on our Services or the Schoolhouse Website.
Loss of the information stored in a preference cookie may make the Schoolhouse Website or Services experience less functional but should not prevent it from working.
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These help us ensure Schoolhouse is operationally performing at a high level, such as by understanding how quickly our Service or the Schoolhouse Website loads for different users. For example: these cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how quickly certain pages load for different people and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies a visitor. These are used to improve how the Service and Schoolhouse Website functions and performs.
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Analytics and research
From time-to-time, Schoolhouse engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit our Schoolhouse Website and Services. These are used to understand how our Services and Schoolhouse Website visitors use and engage with Schoolhouse, and thus so we can continue to find ways to make Schoolhouse a great experience. For example: We may use these technologies to know which features on Schoolhouse are most popular - and which ones could be improved.
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We may also work with third party advertising companies that collect information about your visits to non-affiliated mobile applications in order to show you advertisements that may interest you on devices you may use (never from areas where students or learners are logged into the Services). Please note that the choices described above regarding browser-based targeted advertising may not apply to targeted advertising involving mobile applications. Your mobile device operating system may offer settings that enable you to make choices about the collection of mobile app information for targeted advertising.
You can opt out of seeing online interest-based (or “targeted”) ads from Schoolhouse and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance or the Network Advertising Initiative in the US, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe or your mobile device settings as mentioned above.
In addition to our own Online Tracking Technologies, we work with various companies to help us analyze how our Service and the Schoolhouse Website is used, for functionality and serving content, for advertising and to improve Schoolhouse and deliver the best possibly experience for tutors and learners.
These third parties may use web measurement and customization technologies (such as cookies) in conjunction with the provision of these services. Take a look at our third-party service providers to learn more about them as well as to review their privacy policies.
The opt-outs apply only to the browser in which you set them. For example, if you set the opt-out while using Firefox, but then use Chrome, the opt-out will not be active in Chrome. To opt out in Chrome, you will need to repeat the opt-out process. Please note you may continue to receive generic ads even after opting out.
We may also work with third party advertising companies that collect information about your visits to non-affiliated mobile applications in order to show you advertisements that may interest you on devices you may use. Please note that the choices described above regarding browser-based targeted advertising may not apply to targeted advertising involving mobile applications. Your mobile device operating system may offer settings that enable you to make choices about the collection of mobile app information for targeted advertising (for example, by re-setting your device’s advertising identifier and/or such as turning off personalized ads). Mobile app users may also download through the applicable app store the AppChoices app to learn about how you can opt out from the collection of cross-app data on this device for targeted advertising by participating companies. Since not all of the partners we work with will be available in AppChoices, you should exercise your choices using both mobile device settings and AppChoices.
We also set cookies if you don’t have a Schoolhouse account, but have visited schoolhouse.world, to help us protect the Schoolhouse Website and the Service and the people who use it from malicious activity. For example, these cookies help us detect and prevent denial-of-service attacks and the mass creation of fake accounts. If you have cookies on your browser or device, we read that cookie when you visit a site with our app.