CourseWave.com, the wholly owned online platform of American Book Company, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of our customer's personal information. In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), all personal information submitted by student and teacher customers for use on the American Book Company, Inc. website is for educational purposes only and not retained by American Book Company, Inc. beyond the time necessary to provide services. American Book Company will not trade, sell or share any personal contact information entered on our site with any outside organization, except where necessary for them to perform a technology support function for us. This applies with respect to the information that we collect from the company web site, located at www.coursewave.com .
American Book Company, Inc. relies on the Institution’s consent in lieu of a parent in collecting verifiable consent of students under the age of 13.
Approved amendments to this statement will be delivered to subscribers via email prior to being posted at this URL and will become effective once posted. The absence of written disagreements from subscribers about these intended changes and their continued use of this site following the notice of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute acceptance thereof.
I. INFORMATION COLLECTED
We collect non-personally identifiable information about you by tracking your activities through your IP address, computer settings, or most-recently visited URL. We do not collect any personally identifiable information except that which is voluntarily submitted. The types of information that may be requested include first and last name, email address (optional), and student identification number (optional). This personal information is collected in one of three ways - either by direct student or teacher entry into the CourseWave account page, or by bulk upload of information by an individual school or school district.
II. USE OF INFORMATION
Data is retained only for education purposes. We will only use information for the purpose for which such information was provided. This personal information is used solely for the recording and tracking of student results on assessment items within the CourseWave website and can be accessed only by the individual student and teachers or administrators at the school or district level. Your information may also be used to contact you when necessary for site functionality, such as assigning resources, notifying students of assessment results, and password reset functions. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings from us by following the instructions set forth in the opt-out section below.
Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to tailor your experience at our site, showing you content we think educational professionals might be interested in.
III. USE OF IP ADDRESSES
We use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
V. PARENTAL RIGHTS
American Book Company, Inc. requires only the collection of the first and last name of each student for participation in online assessment activities. The only other personal information requested by American Book Company, Inc. is the student ID Number and Email; this information is optional and site usage is fully functional without this information. Schools or districts may require this information for tracking purposes. The parent/guardian of each child is capable of reviewing their child's personal information with the use of the student's username and password. Teachers can make corrections and changes to their students’ names, ID numbers, and email addresses within CourseWave.
Parents/Guardians may request to review, delete, or refuse collection of their child's personal information directly with the school or school district. The schools will be responsible for communicating deletion requests to American Book Company, Inc.
VI. USE OF GOOGLE & MICROSOFT APIS
You may log in to CourseWave.com using another service such as your Google or Microsoft Account. If you do, we use that service to verify your identity and we store your OAuth token for the purpose of logging you in via the “Sign In with Google” or “Sign In with Microsoft” buttons. This information is stored and transmitted always via an encrypted channel.
Our site has industry-standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information.
VIII. OTHER WEBSITES; LINKS
Our website contains links to other websites. American Book Company, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
IX. CORRECT; UPDATE
American Book Company, Inc. allows teacher users the option to change or modify information previously provided, such as names, email addresses, and student ID numbers. Additional changes may be made through the following methods:
- E-mail the information to [email protected]
- Call 1-888-264-5877
X. CHOICE; OPT-OUT
Educators may receive occasional marketing messages from American Book Company, Inc. You may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by the following means:
- send an e-mail to [email protected]
- call 1-888-264-5877
- follow the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
You will still receive transactional emails such as receipts, and messages related to the access and use of CourseWave.com.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at [email protected] .
DATA & PRIVACY FAQS
HOW DO YOU STORE STUDENT DATA?
We store student data in an encrypted form and only transmit student data across encrypted channels.
DO YOU SHARE DATA WITH OTHER COMPANIES?
American Book Company, Inc. will not trade, sell, or share any personal contact information entered on our site with any outside organization, except where necessary for the development and administration of the website.
IS MY DATA SECURE? DOES IT MEET MY DISTRICT/STATE SECURITY GUIDELINES?
American Book Company, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of our customer's personal information. Security compliance requirements can differ by state, county, and district. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any specific security questions you may have.