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Privacy Policy

ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career (ConnectEd) respects the privacy of all visitors to this website. This Privacy Policy explains the data collection and use practices of the ConnectEd Web site located at www.connectedcalifornia.org, the ConnectEd Studios Web site located at www.connectedstudios.org, and the Teacher Preparation Portal website located at www.teachersportals.org (the "Sites") and the data collected and used in connection with advertising and content on the Sites and any related services (collectively, the 'Services'). The terms 'you,' 'your,' and 'yours' refer to the customer/purchaser utilizing our Sites. The terms 'ConnectEd,' 'we,' 'us,' and 'our' refer to ConnectEd and its subsidiaries and affiliates. This Privacy Policy is governed by our Terms of Use.

Your Consent To This Privacy Policy

By using our Sites, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version.

Policy Changes

This policy is effective January 5, 2018. If we change this privacy policy, the revised policy will be posted here. If you have questions about this policy, contact us, and we will respond to inquiries within 7 working days.

What Information Is Collected?

Personally Identifiable Information' means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, home or other physical address, an email address, phone number or other contact information. ConnectEd may collect Personally Identifiable Information from you when you register to use our Sites and Services such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, age and gender.

We may also collect information related to how you will pay for Services, such as your payment type and billing address. If paid by credit card, we may ask for information including without limitation the card type, card number and expiration date. We also may offer payment by electronic funds transfer, in which case the information collected may include, but is not limited to, account type, account number, routing number, and level of service.

As part of optional questionnaires we may send to you in order to help us better understand the needs and preferences of our users, we may ask you for your age, gender, educational level, on-line interests, on-line activities, on-line purchasing practices, and personal preferences.

Web Site Usage

Our web servers log the standard information about website users, including the IP address of the user, URLs visited, and date/time visited. We use this information to analyze our website traffic and to improve our Sites.

How Is Such Information Used?

Information and data collected from you is used for lawful purposes only, which may include without limitation to provide and improve our service, register you as a user of the Services and set up your payment capabilities, to comply with any requirements of law, to inform us of user preferences and to develop individual and aggregate data regarding service usage. By way of example only, we use such information to personalize our service, to enhance our service offerings based on user preferences, to provide service to users who encounter problems with our service, to enforce our Terms of Use and to communicate with users about updates or changes in the policies and changes to our Services.

How Is The Information Shared or Disclosed?

We may share aggregate data such as the content you download, your age, gender, occupation, education level, geographic location, computer equipment data and on-line interests, activities and practices to third parties. ConnectEd does not rent, sell or share Personally Identifiable Information that it collects about you to or with third parties for third-party marketing purposes, unless you expressly consent and opt-in to such usage.

From time to time, ConnectEd may disclose personal information to third parties for other purposes, including without limitation to third parties who have been engaged to assist ConnectEd in serving you or providing marketing information to you on behalf of ConnectEd; provided, however, that these third parties will not be granted the right to use this information for their own marketing purposes. Examples of such use may include sharing payment information with third parties who provide payment services and sharing e-mail addresses with third party e-mail carriers who assist us in delivering e-mails to our users.

We may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process (such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, etc.); (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of ConnectEd or mitigate our liability in an actual or potential lawsuit; or (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety or interests of users of ConnectEd, its web sites or the public. For example, in the event we receive a copyright and/or trademark infringement notice or other notice of any legal claim relating to content provided by you, we may share your contact information with the parties involved in the applicable dispute.

Security of Your Information

ConnectEd uses certain measures designed to protect the security of your information by technical security measures and by internal controls designed to restrict access to your information. No security measures are completely fail-safe or impervious to circumvention. We are not responsible for events beyond our control, including without limitation, failure of security measures, the malicious acts or willful misconduct of hackers or any other person.

Google Services

The services detailed below are optional and provided as a convenience to you. Basic site functionality does not require that you make use of any of these services.

Google Drive. You may choose to allow access from our Sites to your Google Drive account as a convenient way to upload or attach files. When importing files from Google Drive, the Google file identifier and file name are stored. The permissions on the file may be adjusted to allow it to be accessible to other site users. In cases where a particular version of a file is significant, a copy of the file is requested in PDF format and stored on our servers.


Our Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for United States visitors. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States and by providing your personal data you expressly consent to that transfer.

Links to Other Websites

Our Sites contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of any website to which they connect through the Sites.

Contacting ConnectEd

ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
2150 Shattuck Ave. Suite 1200
Berkeley, CA 94704

Effective February 1, 2010