Welcome to the MAKERPlay web site.
MAKERPlay program is a children’s STEM-themed program that combines the latest maker technology with a secure online community where participants can collaborate and share their projects and experiences with other child patients in hospitals across the country (the “Program”). Technology is provided by Paris Episcopal School (the “School” or “we” or “us”) to help achieve the academic goals and mission of the School, including the Program, via the websites operated by or for the school at makerplay.org and each sub-domain and portal associated with this URL in furtherance of the Program (the “Sites”).
We have provided answers to the following important questions on our information practices:
What type of information does the School collect, and how is this information used?
While you are visiting the Sites, the School may collect two types of information about users: “Personal Information” (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, credit card or debit card, personal preferences, digital portfolio content and other user-related information) and “Aggregate Information” (such as information about how many users log on to the Sites on a daily basis).
Personal Information is collected online when you voluntarily submit non-public personal information on the Sites by requesting information, setting up an user account from kits delivered in hospitals, submitting an online inquiry form, making payments for the Program-related donations, receiving electronic notices or other similar communications and other similar activities.
Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of the Sites, the number of visits to the Sites by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who logged into the Sites in a particular day). Aggregate Information does not personally identify a specific user.
Personal Information That You Provide to Us
We may obtain Personal Information about you or your children ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of Personal Information may include the following:
- Zip code
- Phone number
- Relationship to child
- E-mail address
- Credit card number and expiration date (for online payments for the Program-related donations)
- Child’s name, gender and grade
- Hobbies and interests of child
We may ask for birthdates from children to verify their ages; however we strongly advise children o never provide any personal information in their user names. We may request Personal Information, such as your user name or password, whenever you login to your Site account and may in limited circumstances ask you to provide credit card information and other personal information when making a donation payment online. We reserve the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain each user account. Generally, our uses of Personal Information collected online include, without limitation, responding to your inquiry about participation in the Program, enabling you to make a donation, uploading content online, or providing information, such as sending communications and newsletters.
The School will retain your Personal Information for fulfillment of the intended purposes for which such Personal Information is collected. The School will establish minimum and maximum retention periods based upon the type of information collected (i.e., sensitivity), the intended purposes and as otherwise may be legally required.
No PHI Collected
We will not request or collect online any protected health information (PHI) of an individual using the Sites, as such term is defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), as amended. We also will not request or collect any PHI from any hospital or health care facility in which you may obtain any Program STEM kits or materials.
Exceptions to Personal Information and PHI
Aggregate Information Collected Automatically
When you visit the Sites, we automatically collect Aggregate Information about your visit. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and web service that you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages that you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the Sites to enhance your experience while on our Sites.
The Sites also may use other technologies to track the specific pages viewed by visitors on the Sites. The Sites may collect device-specific information (such as your computer hardware model, operating system, unique device identifiers and mobile network information including phone number). These technologies help us to understand how visitors use the Sites and to verify that you are authorized to access the user-restricted access portions of the Sites.
The School also has contracted with third party operators to collect Personal Information only for the performance of services available on the Sites, as follows:
General website hosting and operations:
809 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Payment and management of donations online:
FACTS Management Company/FACTS Tuition Management
121 South 13th Street, Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68508
Does the School share information collected or voluntarily provided by me or my children on the Sites?
The School may need to share Personal Information with third parties in limited circumstances. For example, we allow use of Personal Information by our third party operators to perform services such as advising you of our upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising and Program-related activities, or processing credit card payments or hosting the Sites (and/or features available on the Sites). However, such third parties are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of Personal Information and are not authorized to use Personal Information for any purpose other than providing those services.
We do not share Personal Information with any companies listed under any Program sponsorship webpage of the Sites. We only provide links to the sites of such companies who offer products and services with cash or in-kind donations back to the School. Your participation in the partner’s product offerings is at your sole discretion.
From time to time, we may be required to provide Personal Information or Aggregate Information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law, or if we reasonably believe that you have committed unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or the general public. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may release certain Personal Information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.
We also reserve the right to share, assign or transfer your Personal information to any of our Affiliates or any successor in interest to our organization by merger, reorganization, or operation of law.
Do I have choices on how my Personal Information is used?
The School will make your name and postal address available to other students, parents and others within the Program. If you would like to opt out of having the School share your name and postal address with the Program community, please notify the School’s communication department.
The School has made available the public forums on the Sites so that you or your children may have an opportunity to interact with the Program’s participants and faculty in order to share knowledge and news or participate in events benefiting the Program. Since participation in such forums is voluntary, you control what Personal Information may be disclosed to others.
How can I update or change my Personal Information?
The School wants your child’s user account (including without limitation, any Personal Information and preferences) to be accurate and complete. You can update or change such Personal Information by accessing your user account on the Sites.
How does the School secure my Personal Information?
The School is committed to properly securing the Personal Information collected online. To help us accomplish this, we and/or our third party service operators take the following steps:
- Employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties.
- Train relevant personnel on our Sites privacy and security measures.
- Physically secure the areas where hard copies of the information collected online are stored.
- Regularly back up the information that collected online to insure against loss. Use technical controls to secure the information that collected online as appropriate, including but not limited to: Secure Socket Layer (SSL), encryption, firewalls, and password protections.
- Periodically test security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
Please note that Personal Information stored on the Sites will be collected, stored and processed in the United States of America.
Does the School collect Personal Information from children?
Parental consent will be obtained at the time when each child activates a user account user account to access the Program online services via the Sites. You have the option to agree to the collection and use of your child’s Personal Information without consenting to the disclosing of such information to any third parties; however, it may result in your child not being able to use or participate in the Program online activities via the Sites (or certain webpages).
Parish Episcopal School
Attention: Director of STEM Education
4101 Sigma Rd.
Dallas, TX 75244
POSTED: October 25, 2016