Using the Website, you may upload, submit and post information (including forms of exams, tests, essays, lab reports, and other student work (“assessments”), competed (in whole or in part) assessments, and grades, marks and scores on or in connection with partially or fully completed assessments), text, graphics, photos or other materials to the Website, directly or through another Website user (which Crowdmark calls “Content”).
You cannot open an account if you are under the age of 13 and you live in the United States. If you are under 13 year of age and you live in the United States, please do not attempt to register for Crowdmark or send any information to Crowdmark. If Crowdmark learns that information from a person under the age of 13 living in the United States has been submitted to Crowdmark or uploaded to the Website, Crowdmark will delete the information as soon as possible.
Personal Information Crowdmark Collects
Personal information you provide
- your name, date of birth, and e-mail address when you sign-up for a Crowdmark account;
- information, such as your name, that can be used to identify you every time you upload, post or submit Content to the Website;
- your name and e-mail address when you contact Crowdmark with any questions, comments, requests or feedback;
- your credit card information and billing address when you purchase certain of Crowdmark’s services with your credit card where it is necessary to complete the sales transaction on a one-time or re-occurring basis, as the case may be; and
- your name, which appears on the first page of any of your Content you upload, submit or post to the Website including on your competed assessments, and associated with your Crowdmark account.
Personal information Crowdmark obtains through your use of the Website
- An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer/machine you have used to access the Internet. Crowdmark uses your IP address to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Crowdmark may use IP addresses to conduct Website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Website.
- A “web beacon” is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of websites. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies. Some of the Website’s web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about your use of the Website.
Personal information and content Crowdmark obtains from third parties
Crowdmark may attempt to collect information you created, before or after you had a Crowdmark account, from third parties, such as schools, teachers and instructors, including forms of assessments, competed assessments, and grades and scores on or in connection with completed assessments, which Crowdmark calls “Indirect Content”.
How Crowdmark Uses Your Personal Information
Personal information you provide
- When you contact Crowdmark with questions, comments, requests or feedback, Crowdmark will use your name and e-mail address to communicate with you and respond to you.
- When you purchase certain of Crowdmark’s services with your credit card, Crowdmark uses your name, credit card information and billing address to process and complete the sales transaction on a one-time or re-occurring basis, as the case may be, but will not retain this credit card and billing information longer than is necessary to process or complete the transaction. Crowdmark may also use your personal information to contact you to confirm your purchase and provide you access to the services purchased.
- If you have created an account, Crowdmark will use your name and e-mail address to identify you and maintain your account in order to provide you with the services you request. To do so, Crowdmark uses your name and e-mail address to link to all of your Content and all Content provided to Crowdmark through your account, all Content from third parties on or in connection with your Content, and any of your Indirect Content. Crowdmark retains all of this information (including your personal information) for as long as you have a Crowdmark account. The following examples explain how Crowdmark will use your personal information address to identify, maintain your account and connect you with Content.
- Assessment Creators – If you are a teacher, instructor, or facilitator, Crowdmark may link your assessments (in other words, your Content) with your name and account.
- Assessment Writers – If you are a student, Crowdmark may connect your completed assessment (in other words, your Content) with the grade and marks on your completed assessment provided by a grader (in other words, third party Content) and with the assessment questions provided by a teacher (also third party Content) and link all of this information to your name, e-mail address and account.
- Assessment Graders – If you are a teacher, instructor, marker, grader or facilitator Crowdmark may connect your grades, marks and comments on partially of fully completed assessments (in other words, your Content) with your name, e-mail address and account.
- If you have created an account and you live in the United States, Crowdmark will use your date of birth to verify that you are at least 13 years of age.
Personal information Crowdmark collects automatically (cookies and web beacons)
- recognizing you when you return to the Website; and
- studying how you navigate through the Website and which products you request in site searches so that Crowdmark can improve the design, content and function of the Website and Crowdmark’s services.
How Crowdmark Shares Your Personal Information
Disclosing personal information to other Crowdmark users
- Assessment Creators – If you are a teacher, instructor, or facilitator, Crowdmark may disclose your name to students, markers, graders and proctors registered with Crowdmark to allow them to connect your Content with your name.
- Assessment Writers – If you are a student, Crowdmark may disclose your name to schools, teachers, instructors, facilitators, markers, graders and proctors registered with Crowdmark to allow them to connect grades and marks on Content to your name.
- Assessment Graders – If you are a teacher, instructor, marker, grader or facilitator, Crowdmark may disclose your name to other teachers, instructors and facilitators, and to schools, and students registered with Crowdmark to allow them to connect your Content to your name.
Sharing personal information with third parties assisting Crowdmark
Crowdmark may share your personal information with trusted companies that work with, or on behalf of, Crowdmark to process information, including payment processing companies and information processing companies. These companies do not have any independent right to use, share, disclose or retain your personal information.
Sharing anonymous information with third parties
Disclosing personal information under special circumstances
Crowdmark may disclose information about you to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process or governmental regulations, or to establish or exercise Crowdmark’s legal rights or to defend against legal claims, or if Crowdmark believes it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.
Storing your Personal Information
Crowdmark will store and retain your name, e-mail address for as a long as you maintain a Crowdmark account so that Crowdmark can offer you and its other users the services you and they want and expect to receive from Crowdmark.
Crowdmark will only store payment information, if any is collected, for as long as is necessary to process and complete a transaction, whether a one-time transaction on a reoccurring basis.
Your Decisions about your Personal Information
Amending and updating your personal information and your consents
- review the personal information provided to Crowdmark through your account;
- review the personal information provided to Crowdmark in connection with your Content and your account;
- withdraw your consent for Crowdmark’s use and disclosure of your personal information;
- update or amend your account information, including your name or e-mail address;
- request a list of third parties to which Crowdmark may have provided your personal information;
- cancel your Crowdmark account, as described below; or
- stop receiving promotional or marketing e-mails from Crowdmark.
Cancelling your account
You can cancel your account at any time by contacting Crowdmark as shown above.
If you cancel your Crowdmark account, all of your personal information will be removed from Crowdmark’s databases as quickly as is reasonably possible and will no longer be used or disclosed by Crowdmark. If you cancel your Crowdmark account you will not be able to use any of Crowdmark’s services and you cannot recover Content previously provided to Crowdmark through your account.
Referrals and Links
Crowdmark understands that storing data, including personal information, in a secure manner is essential. Crowdmark stores personal information and other data using industry standard physical, technical, organization and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as theft, unauthorized use, access, disclosure, copying, destruction or modification. While Crowdmark attempts to create a secure and reliable Website for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from the Website or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.
Crowdmark limits access to your personal information within Crowdmark to individuals on a need-to-know basis. Crowdmark makes its employees, agents and contractors aware of the importance of protecting your personal information.
Children’s Privacy Protection
Crowdmark, Inc. br ‘ 131 Cowan Ave br ‘ Toronto, Ontario, M6K 2N1 br ‘ CANADA
Attention: Privacy Officer