Last updated: June 10, 2021
Interpretation and Definitions
- Organization (referred to as either "the organization", "we", "us" or "our" in this agreement) refers to the National Council on Teacher Quality, 1032 15th Street NW #242, Washington, D.C., 20005.
- Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of your browsing history on that website among its many uses.
- Device means any device that can access NCTQ.org such as a computer, a cell phone or a digital tablet.
- Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
- Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the organization. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the organization to facilitate NCTQ.org.
- Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the NCTQ.org or from the NCTQ.org infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
- Website refers to NCTQ.org, accessible from http://www.nctq.org.
- You means the individual accessing or using NCTQ.org, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using NCTQ.org, as applicable.
Collecting and Using Your Personal Data
Types of Data Collected
While using NCTQ.org, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Organization or professional affiliations
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Usage Data
Usage Data is collected automatically when using NCTQ.org.
Usage Data may include information such as your device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of NCTQ.org that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access NCTQ.org by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit NCTQ.org or when you access NCTQ.org by or through a mobile device.
Tracking Technologies and Cookies
- Flash Cookies. Certain features of NCTQ.org may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences or your activity on NCTQ.org. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how you can delete Flash Cookies, please read "Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?" available at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_.
- Web Beacons. Certain sections of NCTQ.org and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the organization, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).
We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:
- Necessary / Essential Cookies
- Type: Session Cookies
- Administered by: Us
- Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide you with services available through the website and to enable you to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these Cookies to provide you with those services.
- Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies
- Type: Persistent Cookies
- Administered by: Us
- Functionality Cookies
- Type: Persistent Cookies
- Administered by: Us
- Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices you make when you use the website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the website.
Use of Your Personal Data The organization may use personal data for the following purposes:
- To provide and maintain NCTQ.org, including to monitor the usage of NCTQ.org.
- To contact you: To contact you by email, telephone calls, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication.
- To manage your requests: To attend and manage your requests to us.
- For other purposes: We may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our campaigns and to evaluate and improve NCTQ.org, products, services, and your experience.
We may share your personal information in the following situations:
- With Service Providers: We may share your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of NCTQ.org, to contact you.
- With your consent: We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.
The organization will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of NCTQ.org, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Your information, including personal data, is processed at the organization's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your jurisdiction.
Transfer of Your Personal Data
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
Under certain circumstances, the organization may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Other legal requirements
The organization may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the organization
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with NCTQ.org
- Protect the personal safety of Users of NCTQ.org or the public
- Protect against legal liability
Security of Your Personal Data The security of your personal data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
NCTQ.org does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires consent from a parent, we may require your parent's consent before we collect and use that information.
Links to Other Websites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.