HILL for Literacy (“HILL” or “we”) respects your preferences concerning the treatment of personal information that we may collect from your use of the HILL Online Platform, which includes Continuum, Roadmap, and Expertise products.
This policy lets you know how we collect and use your personal information, and how you can control its use. This policy describes the broadest potential use of personal information throughout the Online platform.
HILL for Literacy is committed to respecting the privacy of our users and students. It is our belief that individuals ultimately have the right to understand and control how their personal data is used. We have instituted policies and procedures to ensure your privacy rights are protected.
HILL for Literacy will, so far as is reasonably practical, comply with the privacy and data protection principles of all countries and with all laws within the United States to ensure that all data is:
- Fairly and lawfully processed
- Obtained and used for specific and clearly stated purposes
- Adequate, relevant, and not excessive
- Accurate and up to date
- Not kept for longer than necessary
- Processed in accordance with your rights
- Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection
Types of Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Categories of personal information that we collect:
For students, personal information collected is limited to first/last name, school, teacher(s), literacy assessment data, literacy plan information, and relevant demographic information.
Note that HILL does not collect or store Sensitive Personal Information (SPI), including financial data, social security numbers, drivers license numbers, or biometric data.
Electronic Communications Protocols
Cookies: HILL servers may query your browser to see if there are “cookies” previously set by the HOL platform. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and websites listed below tell you how to remove cookies from your browser.
The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted.
HOL uses both session and persistent cookies. Persistent cookies generally will expire between 30 days and one year from the date they are downloaded to your device.
You can control and manage cookies in various ways. You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located under “settings,” “help”, “tools” or “edit”). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.
Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies may prevent you from accessing the HOL platform and can negatively impact your user experience; parts of our application may no longer be accessible.
How We Use Your Data
HILL for Literacy uses your data and student data to provide the functionality of the HILL Online platform. We do not market your data to third-party companies or services. We may use anonymized, aggregated data for research or analytics purposes.
We recognize that all personal information you submit to Hill for Literacy belongs to you, and that we use your data only with your permission. You have the following specific rights:
- Informed: We will tell you exactly how we use your data in clear, plain language.
- Consent: HILL will not store or use your data without your consent.
- Access and Portability: View and access all personal data HILL may store.
- Modification: Request changes or updates to any personal data HILL stores.
- Erasure: Request that HILL purge all personal identifying information at any time.
The security of your personal information is very important to HILL for Literacy. We have in place physical, administrative, and technical safeguards designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. If your personal information is acquired, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, HILL for Literacy will notify you of the breach by email, fax, or U.S. mail. HILL will give you notice promptly, consistent with the reasonable needs of law enforcement and/or HILL to determine the scope of the breach and to investigate and restore the integrity of the data system.
If you have any request related to your data, including modifications or erasure, you may contact our Data Protection Officer through firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also write or call us at: 867 Boylston Street, 5th Floor, #1866, Boston, MA 02116 or 888.860.0190.