Privacy Policy
Revised: August 15, 2017

GoEnnounce, INC ("GoEnnounce" or "we"), operator of goenounce.com, respects your preferences concerning the treatment of personal information that we may collect from your use of the GoEnounce service (the “Service”) and your interactions with GoEnnounce offline. 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 Service and in offline transactions that is consistent with the terms of this policy. However, please note that we may make far less use of your personal information.

  1. 1.TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

Personal Information. This policy covers the following personal information that GoEnnounce collects through your use of the Service and in connection with off-line interactions. Specifically, we may collect this information from offline and online registrations and forms, communications and interactions, and sales inquiries and transactions. GoEnnounce also may use third-party sources, such as opt-in lists, as specified below.

  • Contact information, such as name, physical address, telephone number, e-mail address and school institution.
  • Transactional information, including information about the products and services you request, purchase, access or download.
  • User preferences, such as product requirements, areas of industry/academic interest and other information you select in your profile when registering for and using the Service, or as indicated by your use of the Service.
  • Financial/credit card and payment information for users who have activated the MY FUNDS feature to fundraise on GoEnnounce or received Rewards, and for users sending monetary rewards to congratulate a student’s e-nnouncment post or fundraising donation payments.
  • Usage statistics relating to your use of GoEnnounce products and services.

Electronic Communications Protocols and Cookies. In addition to the information specified above, we may collect information about your use of the Service through electronic communications protocols and cookies. As is true when you visit most websites, GoEnnounce may automatically receive information from you as part of the communication connection itself, which often consists of network routing information (where you came from), equipment information (browser type) and date and time. GoEnnounce also uses cookies, embedded URLs, embedded pixels and other similar technologies to capture additional information.

GoEnnounce Cookies. GoEnnounce's server will query your browser to see if there are "cookies" previously set by the Service. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to store on a web browser so that it can later be read back from that browser. Cookies for the Service may collect a unique identifier, user preferences and profile information and membership information. GoEnnounce also uses cookies to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include personally identifiable information. Some cookies may remain on a user's computer after the user leaves the website. While we do not offer an opt-out for cookies, browsers provide you with information and control over cookies. You can set your browser to alert you when a cookie is being used, and accept or reject the cookie. You can also set your browser to refuse all cookies or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers. Users can generally disable the cookie feature on their browser without affecting their ability to use the Service, but disabling cookies may prevent you from accessing certain features of the Service.

Third-Party Cookies and Functions. Our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to, among other things, collect certain information from you whenever you access or interact with the Service. This information may include, among other information, the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to the Service, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to the Service, areas within the Service that you visited, and other information commonly shared when browsers communicate with websites. We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, and site functionality.

Embedded URLs. GoEnnounce may use a tracking technique that employs embedded URLs to allow use of the site without cookies. Embedded URLs allow limited information to follow you as you navigate the site, but is not associated with personal information and is not used beyond the session.

Embedded Pixels. GoEnnounce may use embedded pixel technologies on selected pages for the purposes of identifying unique user visits to the Service, as opposed to aggregate hits, and to identify the pages viewed.  We may also use embedded pixel technologies to determine whether the recipient of an e-mail has opened a particular message.

The information provided by these technologies may be re-associated with personal information by GoEnnounce.

  1. 2.USE AND SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

GoEnnounce uses (and, only where specified, shares) your personal information for the following purposes:

To engage in transactions. GoEnnounce may use personal information such as name, physical address, telephone number, e-mail address and company/institution to engage in transactions with you, including contacting you about your registration, for notification purposes to inform you of new engagement on your profile, i.e a new a follower request or comment on your e-nnouncement posts, and transactions such as a new Fundraising donation or monetary Reward to congratulate an e-nnouncement post if you have enabled “MY FUNDS” to fundraise or collect Rewards via your GoEnnounce profile.  If you choose to activate your “MY FUNDS” (must be via a parent or guardian if you are under 18), and link or open and enable a Stripe account (our payment processor) to fundraise or collect Rewards via GoEnnounce, GoEnnounce will pass along the user information you submit via GoEnnounce to Stripe to open or enable an existing Stripe account for you.

To process transactions. GoEnnounce may use financial/credit card and payment information to process your transactions, such as sending a donation to a student’s Fundraising Mission or giving a student a monetary Reward to congratulate an e-nnouncement post. GoEnnounce may need to share some of this information with our payment processor, Stripe, delivery services, credit card clearing houses and other third parties to complete the transactions.

To provide support or other services. GoEnnounce may use your personal information to provide you with customer support or other services that you have ordered or requested. In addition, GoEnnounce may use your personal information to respond to your inquiries or requests for information.

To tailor marketing to your interests and respond to your requests. GoEnnounce may use your personal information to provide you with notices of new product releases and service developments. GoEnnounce also may use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including registrations for newsletters or other specific requests, or pass your contact information to the appropriate GoEnnounce distributor or reseller for further follow-up related to your interests.

To provide online forums and social networks. Some services available on the Service permit you to participate in interactive discussions, post comments, opportunities or other content to a personal profile, your Student Page profile, Teacher Page profile, our networking feeds, or otherwise engage in networking activities. These services are moderated for safety and content approval in order to assure you are not violating our Terms or Use; all content may be accessed by GoEnnounce for technical reasons. You should assume that any posts you make may be viewed by other users or our staff, and should not post any information that you want to keep confidential.

GoEnnounce does have filters in place on posting and commenting features which are intended to block contact information exchange and other inappropriate content that violates our Terms of Service. For example, if a user in an e-nnouncement post or comment attempts to share personal contact information such as phone numbers or email addresses filters are intended to block this from occurring. If something is missed in our automatic filters and found by a moderator to be inappropriate contact information exchange, the contact information, post or comment will be removed. GoEnnounce does not control the content that users post to these settings. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information in these settings, such as location or contact information, and you should tailor any content you submit appropriately and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Service.

To protect all of our users and their user experience, GoEnnounce also has filters in place to block the usage of inappropriate language and behavior. Certain words and phrases will be blocked from e-nnouncement posts and comments. If you try to post something with a word or phrase that is blocked you will receive an error message and be asked to adjust your post. If something is missed in our filters and a moderator later finds a comment or post to contain inappropriate behavior, language, files or photos, i.e profane, offensive, bullying, violent, etc. it will be removed. GoEnnounce will make best attempts to remove content deemed in violation of our Terms of Service within 48 hours. In the case of content removal, the user is notified why his/her content was removed and so is the appropriate teacher or administrator of the school/district who licensed the child’s use of the account.

GoEnnounce does not allow for any 2-way private messaging feature between users.  Visitors to your profile, your Student Page profile or Teacher Page profile may only contact you via the comment feature on any of your e-nnouncement posts. Other visitors to your profile will also see these comments and comments are monitored to adhere to our Terms of Service. You are only allowed to send private messages to anyone on GoEnnounce in the form of a “THANK YOU” for any Donations or Rewards received in your MY FUNDS. This “THANK YOU” sends in the form of an e-mail and is delivered via a “noreply” email address, so the recipient of the “THANK YOU” cannot respond to the user.  If the school or district enables the feature, Teachers and Administrators, via their “Classroom” dashboard, are able to 1-way message a student to give private feedback to the student about the content the student is posting to his/her Student Page profile. Users receive this message in the form of a notification and cannot respond back to the teacher or administrator who sent the 1-way message.

You should further review any additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of these services, including terms related to use, sharing your personal information and receiving communications.  You acknowledge that any information you post in publicly accessible areas of the Service (e.g., your personal profile depending on your “Privacy” settings or another user’s public profile) may be accessible to the general public, including, but not limited to, Internet search engines and indexing services.

To select content, improve quality and facilitate use of the Service. GoEnnounce may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third-party cookies), to help create and personalize Service content, facilitate your use of the Service (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry, enhance security, keep track of shopping cart items and preserve order information between sessions), improve Service quality, track marketing campaign responsiveness and evaluate page response rates.

To comply with legal requirements. GoEnnounce may disclose your personal information to comply with laws, court orders, litigation or other legal processes, and/or in response to requests from governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence. We may also disclose information about you, if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our rights or protect our operations or users, for example by sharing violations of Terms of Service with the school or district who licensed use of the product for you.

As part of a merger or acquisition. GoEnnounce may disclose your personal information to a successor or acquiring entity as part of a merger, acquisition, reorganization or other transaction involving all or substantially all of GoEnnounce’s assets.

  1. 3.STRIPE INTEGRATION

Certain parts of the Service allow you to integrate with Stripe for payment and sending and receipt of funds. If you choose to integrate the Service with Stripe, we will have access to information that you allow Stripe to share with us, and we may share your information with Stripe as necessary to process transactions. Your interactions with Stripe are subject to it’s privacy policy.  Details regarding fees associated with the use of Stripe and transaction charges are outlined in our Terms of Use.  You are never charged anything to activate and use Stripe, you are only subject to transaction fees from Stripe as donations to fundraising Missions or Rewards your Followers send to congratulate your e-nnouncement posts come in.

  1. 4.PRIVACY PREFERENCES

The Service provides tools for you to set the viewing rights to your Student Page and profile fields and determine who can view and participate in your Missions. You can set global values that apply generally, or you can customize selections to fine tune your preferences within Edit Profile under Privacy. Note, however, that the Service applies default settings when you establish an account with the Service, and those default settings will apply unless you change them or the school or district who licensed use of your account has set them for you. Default settings will also apply when the Service introduces new features. You should review your Privacy preferences regularly to ensure that the settings match your preferences.

  1. 5.GENERAL

Your California Privacy Rights. Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if you are a California resident and your business relationship with GoEnnounce is primarily for personal, family or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding GoEnnounce’s disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail message to claims@goennounce.com with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by e-mail, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties' names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by Section 1798.83's requirements.

Third-Party Sites

The Service Provides Links To Non-GoEnnounce Sites We Believe May Be Of Interest To You. Those Sites Are Beyond Our Control. Your Interactions With Those Third Parties Are Subject To Their Privacy Policies And Terms Of Service.

Go Classes:

We provide access to content, lessons and courses available in Go Classes. Currently Go Classes offers 1 online class to get certified in digital citizenship by GoEnnounce.  Licensees of the Student Page profile, i.e schools & districts may elect to purchase and provide access to courses for students, turn access to courses off for students, or allow students to see available courses and purchase access themselves.

Digital Citizen is an online competency-based course designed to sharpen your digital citizenship skills.  You work through the course on your time frame and stop and start as needed. 6 lesson topics include digital footprints, digital health and wellness, cyberbullying, safe use of social media, digital etiquette, literacy & communication. Lessons include video content, quizzes and assessments. Lessons also include links to outside 3rd party content, articles and video to learn more.

Upon completion, GoEnnounce will evaluate your online assessments and you appear anonymous to during this evaluation stage. Evaluators only see the content of the assessments and elect to notify the you anonymously with feedback to re-do an assessment or award your digital micro-credential badge—right to your GoEnnounce Student Page. Visitors to your Student Page profile can click on the micro-credential badge to see the course requirements.

Go Opportunities:


We also offer brand sponsored scholarships or initiatives, Go Opportunities. Students may opt in to being considered for possible scholarships or other rewards based on criteria established by our partners.  To opt in, you must select the Go Opportunity on your Student Page, review the criteria and select Apply. Currently the Service only offers a monthly scholarship, sponsored by GoEnnounce open to all high school students, college freshmen, college sophomores, and college juniors, and a weekly contribution toward a Study Abroad fundraising MISSION, sponsored by the 3rd party Abroad101.

Details about the Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative can be found here http://blog.goennounce.com/abroad101-and-goennounce-launch-student-of-the-week-sponsorship/

Your personal information is not exchanged with the brand when opting in to these initiatives, you are just authorizing GoEnnounce as the Service to review your activity on behalf of the brand to determine if you are eligible for the award. At anytime we may add additional scholarships and intiatives that may be sponsored by 3rd party brands to Go Opportunities.

You must elect to opt in to every Go Opportunity individually, by selecting Apply, per above, to be considered. We may direct you to content, like the above link, from a third party brand (the sponsor) hosted on the GoEnnounce blog, a GoEnnounce landing page or third party brand’s site to explain the content & activity criteria to posted on your Student Page the brand considers from you to be eligible. Please note that the brand may ask you to post personal information about recent accomplishments, interests or goals on your GoEnnounce Student Page, and you will need to decide if it is appropriate to post this activity to your GoEnnounce Student Page.

The Service will handle all communication with you if you become the recipient of the award. Your personal information will not be shared with the brand upon receiving the award, however, GoEnnounce and the brand may share your Student Page (if your privacy settings are set to public) on their respective social media channels and blogs, acknowledging you are the recipient of the award. While we seek to work with partners we think our users would be interested in, we can’t take responsibility for determining if any given partner’s offer is appropriate for you.   We can disable a student’s access to “Apply” and access  Go Opportunities if the licensee of the Student Page, i.e the school or district, would like us to.

MY FUNDS

We do link to Stripe to allow you the ability to open financial services accounts with Stripe - https://stripe.com/us/legal to accept REWARD payments and MISSION donations (see Paragraph 16 and 17  in the Terms of Service for details). An adult, over 18, must consent to the terms of service and privacy policies of all financial services accounts.

Transfer of Information to Other Countries.  GoEnnounce’s processing of the information that it collects may involve the transfer of that information to various countries around the world, including countries other than the one in which you reside. By submitting your information to GoEnnounce, you consent to such transfers and to the processing of that information in various countries around the world, including countries other than the one in which you reside. Specifically, you agree that we may transfer such information to and store and process it in the United States.

Policy Updates. We may update this policy from time to time, and the updated version of this policy will be effective upon posting. Please check this page to review the most up-to-date version of this policy.

Use by Minors. The Service is intended for use by adults and youths over the age of 13. In connection with the Service, GoEnnounce allows students under the age of 13 to utilize the service only with the participation of and activation by a parent or guardian.  GoEnnounce offers a primary Digital Citizenship curriculum to schools and districts which integrates with the use of Student Page profile as a portfolio and parent engagement tool.  A parent or guardian must authenticate and activate a child under the age of 13’s account.  A child does not have access to his/her Student Page profile until the parent activates the account. Upon activation, the parent becomes the child’s “Follower” and receives every e-nnouncement post the child shares via email, instantly as the child posts updates.  Students are encouraged to share academic and extracurricular updates, goals and accomplishments as e-nnouncement posts to their Student Page profile and start to build a student portfolio.

A child under the age of 13 is locked on a setting of “Top Secret” until he/she turns 13. When a child is “Top Secret” on GoEnnounce his/her profile is hidden (only accessible by the parent or guardian via a login passcode and the teacher or administrator who licensed use of the Service for the child), and cannot be indexed by search engines.  If the teacher or administrator who licensed use of the profile enables a “Class” feed, for students to interact and practice networking, apply digital literacy and digital communication lessons, the students in the “class” feed can see e-nnouncement posts of other students in the feed but students cannot access each other’s Student Page profiles.

Children under 13 are monitored by the Service under same standards set forth in the Terms of Service. Access to Go Classes, Go Opportunities and global feeds are disabled for children under 13

The Company intends to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are under the age of 13, your parent must sign up with their contact information.