The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) respects the privacy of Site users, and does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide personal information to third parties. Unless specifically stated otherwise, any information provided by you or otherwise collected is used only by usalearns.org as described below. However, there may be links on the Site that go to websites owned and/or operated by third parties who may have different privacy policies. You, and not The Sacramento County Office of Education, are responsible for knowing and understanding the privacy policies of third party websites before providing them with personal information.
Be aware that any personal information you might disclose, including performance records of Learners or Students, in the process of using the courses, units, lessons, and activities provided on the Site should be considered public information even though some of this information is accessible only with proper sign-in identification. The Sacramento County Office of Education encourages you to be cautious about incorporating personal information in lessons and activities available on the Site.
The Sacramento County Office of Education collects two kinds of information from Site users: individual information and aggregated information.
Individual information includes personal information such as your name, sign-in name and email address. We use this information to establish an individual account, which enables teachers to create, organize, and maintain their classes and records. This information also allows us to contact you to alert you to Site features and services or to respond to your inquiries.
Aggregated information includes any information that cannot be related to an individual. In order to better understand the needs and preferences of Site visitors and evaluate the usefulness and popularity of Site features and services, we may from time to time collect information such as the number of times certain pages or features are accessed, the type of browsers used to access the Site, or the website users visited previously or visited next.
Information is gathered in several ways. Before teachers can create and maintain a class, they must complete a registration form. This form requires a sign-in name, password, first and last name, and email information in order to teach English online. This information makes it possible for teachers to create and organize their classes and records and for us to respond to inquiries or announce new Site tools or features.
Whenever you access the Web on the Internet, an IP address is automatically assigned to your computer. This address allows Web servers to identify your computer. The IP address does not provide any personal information about the computer user. The IP address is used for system administration, to gather aggregated information on the Site use, and to help you and your Records remain properly connected during and between visits.
If you contact the Site through its help or support feature, we may keep that correspondence on file so that we can better respond to comments, questions, or concerns. In order to respond to you directly, an email address or other contact information is needed.
Under normal circumstances, the Sacramento County Office of Education does not disclose information to third parties. Exceptional circumstances could include:
Even in these circumstances, account information is only released if USA Learns believes it to be reasonably necessary.
Access to Site content and personal information is protected by firewalls, sign-in names, passwords, and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. In spite of these security measures, we strongly recommend that users not send, copy, or link to the Site any confidential personal or financial information such as bank account, credit card, or social security numbers. While we exercise reasonable care to preserve your privacy and the security of your personal information, no transmission of information over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
Therefore, we cannot warrant the security of any information transmitted to the Site. Any and all information that is transmitted to USA Learns through the Internet will be at your (the user’s) own risk. We encourage you to exercise discretion in deciding what type of information you include in Registration, Records, and all Writing or Typing Activities that you include on the Site.
The opinions expressed in the Web pages, articles and advertisements included on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of the Sacramento County Office of Education or its previous funders. The inclusion of resources and advertisements should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any organization or business by the funders, developers or owners of the project.
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This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) sets out the terms between all individuals of the USA Learns site and the Sacramento County Office of Education under which individuals may access the website usalearns.org (the Site). This acceptable use policy applies to all managers, developers, users, and visitors (individuals) to, the Site.
An individual’s use of the Site means that they accept and agree to abide by all the policies contained within this AUP as well as the Terms of Service of the Site.
USA Learns is aware that there are those who would use the Site in an unlawful or inappropriate manner. All individuals may use the Site only for lawful and appropriate purposes. Individuals may not use the USA Learns site:
Communications that occur within, outside of, or related to the Site, include but not limited to:
Communications will be allowed as follows:
Communications must not:
USA Learns may provide interactive services on the Site, including, but not limited to:
USA Learns and its representatives will do their best to assess any possible risks for individuals from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on the Site. USA Learns and the Sacramento County Office Education will take all possible and realistic precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals of the Site. However, USA Learns nor the Sacramento County Office of Education are under any obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service provided on the Site. USA Learns and the Sacramento County Office of Education expressly exclude their liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by an individual of the Site.
Although the Site is intended for adults to learn English online in a free online setting, there is no exclusion or age requirement for the Site. Those individuals under the age of 18 (a Minor) may also register on the Site for the purpose of learning English. The use of the Site by a Minor should be subject to the consent of their parent or guardian and it is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian whether to allow a Minor’s use of the Site. USA Learns strongly advises parents and guardians who permit a Minor to use ANY site that they communicate with the Minor the importance of safety online. Minors who are using ANY site should be made aware of the potential risks to their person and well-being.
Parents and guardians should be aware that USA Learns nor the Sacramento County Office of Education are under absolutely no legal or moral obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interaction or communication that a minor may have on the Site with any individual. USA Learns and the Sacramento County Office of Education expressly exclude and absolve themselves from all responsibility from a Minor’s use of the Site.
SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
USA Learns and the Sacramento County Office of Education will determine, in their discretion, whether there has been a breach of this AUP through the individual’s use of the Site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, action may be taken as deemed appropriate.
Failure to comply with this AUP constitutes a material breach of the Terms of Site use upon which you are permitted to use the Site, and may result in the taking all or any of the following actions:
USA Learns and the Sacramento County Office of Education exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and other any other action deemed appropriate may be utilized and implemented.
CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
The USA Learns Acceptable Use Policy may be changed or amended at any time. It is the sole responsibility of the Individual to check the Site AUP to take notice of any changes that are made as they are legally binding upon the Individual. Some of the provisions contained within this AUP may be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site and are the responsibility of the Individual to be aware.
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