This Policy does not apply to our general-purpose website at http://www.horizoneducation.com or to anything other than our Offerings.
Our Offerings are provided to students under the age of 18 (or through high school graduation to the extent that occurs at age 18 or later) solely through fixed-term subscriptions purchased by schools, school districts, and other educational entities (our “Customers”). Horizon Education’s Offerings are not available to students under age 18 except when they are enrolled for access as an authorized user by one of our Customers. Our Customers are required to obtain any and all legally required consents and authorizations from a student’s parent/guardian prior to their enrolling for access for a student under age 18. Our Customers also dictate which aspects of our Offerings students are able to access.
By using (or allowing your child/student to use) Horizon Education’s Offerings you (on behalf of yourself and your child/student) accept, and agree to be bound by, the terms of this Policy. If you do not accept and agree to the terms of this Policy, neither you nor your child/student may use our Offerings.
We collect the following information about students who use our Offerings:
We share students’ personally identifiable information with the Customer who enrolled the student for access to our Offerings. We may also share such information with vendors, suppliers, licensors and/or subcontractors (“Contractors”) that perform services on our behalf. Our agreements with these Contractors generally contain confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions requiring that such Contractors maintain the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information that may be disclosed or made available to them so that Horizon Education can use Contractor’s product or services. We reserve the right to share students’ personally identifiable information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose such information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of our Offerings; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others. Finally, we reserve the right to transfer students’ personally identifiable information to a successor organization if, for example, we transfer the ownership or operation of our Offerings to another organization, if we liquidate and sell our assets, or if we merge with or are acquired by another organization. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of students’ personally identifiable information will still be subject to this Policy.
Our Customers determine which of their students will be enrolled to access and use our Offerings, and our Customers determine what information about those students they will provide to Horizon Education or input into the Offerings. For students under the age of 13, we require our Customers to obtain any necessary or legally required parental consents before allowing students to access or use the Offerings. Even then, we do not knowingly collect personal information directly from children under the age of 13. If you have knowledge that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us, please contact us using the information provided below.
Horizon Education maintains a comprehensive security program that is reasonably designed to protect the security, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of students’ personally identifiable information against risks—such as unauthorized access or use or unintended or inappropriate disclosure—through the use of administrative, technological, and physical safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases and will not be responsible for breaches of security beyond our reasonable control.
Unless students and their parents/guardians separately authorize us to do so, we will not knowingly retain students’ personally identifiable information beyond the time period required to support the educational and other purposes authorized by the Customer, except that we reserve the right to retain data on backed-up, electronically stored records, the destruction of which would be unreasonably burdensome.
Any student or parent/guardian who is interested in accessing the information Horizon Education stores about the student should request such information from their student’s school (Horizon Education’s Customer). Likewise, requests to have a student’s information modified or deleted should be directed to the student’s school. Horizon Education will work with its Customers to respond to all reasonable requests for access, modification, or deletion that the Customers receive and will comply with all applicable laws regarding data retention/destruction. However, there are various circumstances when Horizon Education may deny a request for access, modification, or deletion, including (but not limited to) when Horizon Education believes that applicable law or a court order requires it to retain information, when Horizon Education believes that retention of the information is necessary to protect its rights, or when the request extends to backed-up, electronically stored records, the destruction of which would be unreasonably burdensome.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments about this Policy. You can also contact us by general mail or phone listed below. General comments about our web site can be directed to email@example.com.
200 Prosperity Rd, Suite 120
Knoxville, TN 37923