Collection of Personal Information
When you establish your HookBoard account, you must provide us with certain personal information, including but not limited to as applicable your name, age, e-mail address, social network user names, device identifiers, and educational background. If you transact business with us, we may also collect and store financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information) and information required for tax purposes (for educator members, W-9 information, including social security numbers and taxpayer ID numbers). We may also request information about your interests and activities and other demographic information.
HookBoard may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us, such as their name, address and email address. If you use our Site to send messages to others, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of each such recipient in order to process those requests or facilitate future activities.
Within our Services, if you interact with other Members, such as in connection with a study group, we may share additional information with such other Members. The additional information you share by participating in these types of Services is your choice and responsibility. Similarly, information you share through messaging within our service is solely your responsibility.
We may also collect and analyze information your use of the Site for statistical purposes. This information may be analyzed and/or aggregated to determine appropriate modifications and enhancements to the Site.
HookBoard may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our service. Your IP address may be used with the IP addresses of other members to gather broad demographic information.
When you visit the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type or the web page you were visiting before you came to our Site and pages of our Site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Site and access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Site and the Services, for Site technical administration, to increase our Site functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Site to our visitors' needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Site meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as personal information or use it in association with other personal information, and we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information.
We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our Site. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our Site visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming and other activities.
Use and Disclosure of Information
We may also:
Disclose your personal information to companies who work for HookBoard to provide one or more parts of the Services or that provide related administrative functions (such as support services, web analytics, and fraud detection). These third parties may have access to your Personal Information; if they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Release personal information and/or other information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state, federal or international laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other government request.
Disclose personal information and/or other information about you that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our agreements, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend against any third-party claims, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Site, and protect the rights, property, or personal safety of HookBoard, our users or others.
Disclose information to business partners that may contact you regarding products and services that may be of interest to you.
HookBoard does not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen (13) to sign up for an account on the Site or to otherwise disclose any of their personal information to us. If you are under 13 years old, please do not use or access our Site. We do not intend to collect information about children under the age of 13. If we later obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s information from our systems. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 whom you believe has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us at support@HookBoard.com so that we may delete and remove the child’s information from our systems.
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving certain communications from us and our business partners, by emailing us at support@HookBoard.com. In addition, all marketing e-mails from HookBoard will provide you with the opportunity to unsubscribe from future marketing mailings. Even if you opt out of such mailings, however, we reserve the right to send you e-mail and other communications to disclose maintenance and other service-related issues.
Access to Account
If you are a registered user of HookBoard’s service, you can change your account information through the account profile component of the service. You may need to supply certain information so that we can try to verify that you have authority to modify this information.
The Site may contain links to other Internet sites. We have no responsibility for the privacy practices of other web sites, including the web sites of our advertisers or business partners. Whenever a web browser window is opened in HookBoard that does not show a web page created by HookBoard (noted by a HookBoard copyright statement at the bottom of such pages), then it should be assumed that HookBoard privacy policies do not apply.
The fact that we may link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
Legal Requirements; Sale of Business
We intend to protect your privacy to the fullest extent possible as described in this policy while also fulfilling our responsibility to uphold all applicable laws and regulations. Due to potential legal requirements and other possible circumstances, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed or accessed in ways not otherwise described in this policy. We may be compelled under law to disclose information to government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Further, we can, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose any information to law enforcement or other government officials that we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in compliance with the law.
In the event that all or part of HookBoard is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, you agree that we may transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
We have implemented reasonable and industry standard security measures on the Site to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control. Additionally, HookBoard takes reasonable steps to ensure that our third party business partners, including our hosting partners, provide sufficient protection for personal information.
When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site and Services, you may contact us. We will promptly make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable state laws on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Site.