Our goal is to make this community the safest and best place for Teachers, Students and Parents where they can come together and enjoy a happy and productive learning experience. We want to earn your trust by being transparent about how StudyBuddyCampus works.
You should read this policy in its entirety, but should pay particular attention to these highlights:
- StudyBuddyCampus is designed to make it easy for you to share educational material with other Teachers, Students and Parents. You decide who you share the material with. As a best practice, you should verify the identity of the people you share your material with.
- StudyBuddyCampus is not just a website. It is also a service for collaborating and sharing your information and educational material to help you be more productive and better at teaching any type of subject matter.
- One of the ways in which we protect your private information is by limiting the type of information we allow users to provide. Certain categories of information normally provided on other sites are not allowed on StudyBuddyCampus, such as pictures, birthdates, gender, addresses, list of friends, etc.
- StudyBuddyCampus is a free service supported primarily by sponsors. We will not share your information with anyone without your consent. We match our sponsors and the services they provide to selected characteristics of users they want to show their names, services and products they provide.
No information from children under age 13 without their parents consent. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for StudyBuddyCampus or provide any personal information about yourself to us, without your parents consent. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without the parents consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13 without their parents consent, please contact us.
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors ask their parents for permission before registering for StudyBuddyCampus, and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
2)Information We Receive
Information you provide to us:
Personal information. When you sign up for StudyBuddyCampus you provide us with your e-mail and you create a username and password. During the registration process we give you the opportunity to also provide your name. Once you register you can visit your profile at any time to add or remove your name. Only teachers of the classrooms you join will be able to see your name.
Content. One of the primary reasons people use StudyBuddyCampus is to collaborate and share educational content (such as papers, videos, audio files, etc) with others. You are responsible for any personal information included in your content. If you do not want others to see this personal information, please remove it before uploading the content.
Transactional Information. We may retain the details of transactions or payments you make on StudyBuddyCampus. However, we will only keep your payment source account number with your consent.
Information we collect when you interact with StudyBuddyCampus:
Site activity information. We may keep track of the actions you take on StudyBuddyCampus, such as buying an application, purchasing a book, etc. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you share a StudyDoc, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact you shared it.
Access Device and Browser Information. When you access StudyBuddyCampus from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
Cookie Information. We may use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make StudyBuddyCampus easier to use, to make our sponsorship better, and to protect both you and StudyBuddyCampus. For example, we may use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to StudyBuddyCampus. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use StudyBuddyCampus.
Information we receive from third parties:
StudyBuddyCampus Digital Content. We do not own the applications that you use through StudyBuddyCampus Playground and eLibrary. We refer to them as third-party applications because they use our API to provide you with productivity and social features. Whenever you purchase a third-party application or website, we will receive information from them, including information about actions you take. In some cases, in order to personalize the process of connecting, we may receive a limited amount of information even before you authorize the application or website.
Information from other websites. We may institute programs with sponsors and other websites in which they share information with us:
- We may ask sponsors to tell us how our users responded to their sponshorship (and for comparison purposes, how other users who didnt see the sponsorship acted on their site). This data sharing, helps us measure our sponsorship effectiveness and improve the quality of the sponsorship you see.
- We may receive information about whether or not youve seen or interacted with certain sponsors on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those sites.
Information from other users. We may collect information about you from other StudyBuddyCampus users, such as when another teachers requests for you to share an StudyDoc.
3)Information You Share With Third Parties
Sharing information on StudyBuddyCampus. We designed our community to help you maintain your information private. You should verify the identity of the users you are sharing information and content with. Here are some specific things to remember:
- You can control the visibility of most of your content on StudyBuddyCampus through the Sharing Preferences you select.
- Certain categories of information such as your display name and classes you are teaching are considered publicly available, and therefore do not have sharing preferences.
- Some of the content you share and the actions you take will show up on the community pages.
- Even after you remove content from your account or delete your account, copies of that content may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your sharing preferences or it was copied or stored by other users.
- You understand that content might be re-shared or copied by other users.
- Certain types of communications that you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.
- If you use an external source to publish information to StudyBuddyCampus (such as applications using the API), you should check the sharing preferences, as it is set by that external source.
Public Sharing Preferece. Content set to “Public” is publicly available information and may be accessed by everyone on the community. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on StudyBuddyCampus is set to Public. You can review and change the default settings in your sharing preferences. If you delete Public content that you posted on StudyBuddyCampus, we will remove it from your StudyBuddyCampus account, but have no control over its use by other users who might have a copy of it.
- You can use your sharing preferences to limit which of your information is available to everyone
You should always review the policies of third party applications to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them. We do not guarantee that they will follow our rules. If you find an application that violates our rules, you should report the violation to us on this help page and we will take action as necessary.
Sponsorship. Sometimes the sponsors of StudyBuddyCampus use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their sponsorship and to personalize content. You may also use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by sponsors.
4)How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe and productive experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:
To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities. For example, we strictly select sponsors that are age appropriate. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. We may include content you see on StudyBuddyCampus in the emails we send to you.
To serve personalized advertising to you. We dont share your information with sponsors without your consent. (An example of consent would be if you asked us to provide your shipping address to a sponsor to receive a free sample.) We allow sponsors to choose the characteristics of users who will see their sponsorships and we may use any of the non-personally identifiable attributes we have collected to select the appropriate audience for those sponsorships. For example, we might use your interest in math to show you sponsorship for math books, but we do not tell the book company who you are. You can see the sponsors on our site by visiting our Sponsors Page. Even though we do not share your information with sponsors without your consent, when you click on or otherwise interact with an sponsorship there is a possibility that the sponsor may place a cookie in your browser and note that it meets the criteria they selected.
To serve social ads. We occasionally pair sponsorships we serve with relevant information we have about you and your friends to make sponsorships more interesting and more tailored to you and your friends.
To supplement your profile. We may use information about you that we collect from other StudyBuddyCampus users to supplement your profile (such as when you share a StudyDoc with other users).
To make Suggestions. We use your profile information, classes you teach or join, and other relevant information, to make suggestions on services and sponsors you may be interested in.
Downloadable Software. Certain downloadable software applications and applets that we may offer, may transmit data to us. We may not make a formal disclosure if we believe our collection of and use of the information is the obvious purpose of the application, such as an application that downloads grades or new StudyDocs. If we believe it is not obvious that we are collecting or using such information, we will make a disclosure to you the first time you provide the information to us so that you can decide whether you want to use that feature.
Deleting Accounts. If we are notified that a user is deceased, we may delete the users account.
5)How We Share Your Information
StudyBuddyCampus is about sharing educational materials with others users in the community while providing you with sharing preferences that you can use to restrict other users from accessing your content. We share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:
When you make a payment. When you enter into transactions with others or make payments on StudyBuddyCampus, we will only share transaction information with those third parties necessary to complete the transaction and will require those third parties to agree to respect the privacy of your information.
When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join StudyBuddyCampus, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name. We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name. If your friend does not want us to keep their information, we will remove it at their reques.
When you choose to share your information with sponsors. You may choose to share information with sponsors that are not associated with StudyBuddyCampus through on-site sponsorship. This is entirely at your discretion and we will not provide your information to the sponsors without your consent.
To help users share educational material. By default, we make certain information you have posted to your account available in search results on StudyBuddyCampus to help users share educational materials. However, you can control who has access to this content, as well as who can find you in searches, through your sharing preference. We may also partner with email and instant messaging providers to help their users identify which of their contacts are StudyBuddyCampus users, so that we can promote StudyBuddyCampus to those users.
To give search engines access to publicly available information. We generally limit search engines access to our site. We may allow them to access information set to the Public Setting.
To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.
To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about StudyBuddyCampus, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.
To advertise our services. We may ask sponsors outside of StudyBuddyCampus to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the sponsor.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
6)How We Can View, Change Or Remove Information
Viewing and editing your profile. You may change or delete your profile information at any time by going to MyAccount page and clicking Edit My Profile. Information will be updated immediately.
Deactivating or deleting your account. If you want to stop using your account you may deactivate it or delete it. When you deactivate an account, no user will be able to see it, but it will not be deleted. We save your profile information and content, in case you later decide to reactivate your account. Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so are asking us to maintain their information until they return to StudyBuddyCampus. You will still have the ability to reactivate your account and restore your profile in its entirety. When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it. You may deactivate your account on your backpack page or delete your account on this help page.
Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your sharing preferences, or it was copied or stored by other users. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on StudyBuddyCampus. Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested.
Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, but will not be available to others.
Non-user contact information. If a user provides your email address to us, and you are not a StudyBuddyCampus user but you want us to delete your address, you can do so on this help page. However, that request will only apply to addresses we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that users provide to us later.
7)How We Protect Information
We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help. For more detailed information about staying safe on StudyBuddyCampus, visit the StudyBuddyCampus Security Page.
Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set sharing preferences that limit access to your content, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on StudyBuddyCampus will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any sharing preferences or security measures on StudyBuddyCampus. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us on this help page.
Consent to Collection and Processing in the United States. By using StudyBuddyCampus, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.