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IRRE’s Commitment to Privacy

Last Modified: May 6, 2021

Privacy on IRRE’s Website

All information related to the transactions of the Institute for Research and Reform in Education (IRRE) is considered highly confidential. This privacy policy explains how we collect and use your personally identifiable information (PII) on our website (irre.org) and the related applications, services and products offered by IRRE (collectively, the “Services”) and the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others. By using IRRE’s Site, you agree that your use is subject to the terms of this policy and you consent to the collection, use and storage of your information by IRRE in accordance with this privacy policy. This policy does not govern or apply to information collected or used by IRRE through other means, whose policies are outlined in individual contracts with clients and conform, at minimum, to the Student Privacy Pledge.

Children under the Age of 13

IRRE complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are under 13 years of age, do not use or access the IRRE Site. IRRE does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age on or through our Site. If IRRE learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected, we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Information We Collect about You and How We Collect It

IRRE collects minimal personal information to provide its Services. We collect information in the following ways (collectively, “Data”).

Information you give us when you use the Site or request information regarding our Services. This means any information that may be used to identify you, such as, your name, title, phone number, email address, or mailing address.

Information we get from your use of our Site. Site activity is tracked anonymously using Netlify Analytics and is GDPR compliant.

  • Log information. We monitor trends in site activity by accessing certain information from Netlify’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) server logs, including:

    • Instances of each page being served
    • Number of unique Internet Protocol (IP) addresses that engage with the Site
    • Top locations where the site has the most pageviews
    • Bandwidth used
  • Cookies and other tracking technologies. We do not use cookies to track activity on this Site. We use Mailchimp to manage our email newsletter and Salesforce to manage some communication. Emails sent through these services may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit IRRE, for example, to count users who have opened an email. Read Mailchimp’s and Salesforce’s privacy policies for more information.

How We Use Your Information

We process your Data in the circumstances described below.

Providing our Site and Services. IRRE processes your Data to operate and administer our Site and to provide you with the content you access and request. For example, if you fill out one of our web forms, IRRE will use the information provided to contact you about your interest.

Assessing and improving our Site and Services. We process your Data to analyze trends of Site traffic and to assess and improve our Site and Services. This helps us provide users with more relevant content and service offerings as well as improve the overall user experience. IRRE may also use Data about customers and webinar attendees to assess potential new opportunities with participants and to ensure that we are meeting their needs.

Email Lists. IRRE maintains email lists to keep interested parties informed about our company, events, products, and support. We do not sell, rent, lease, or trade the addresses on our list. Users may voluntarily request to join our mailing lists by signing up through a form on our Site. To be removed from an IRRE email and/or mailing list, update your email preferences by selecting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of said email, or email privacy@irre.org with REMOVE ME in the subject line.

Handling contact and user support requests. If you fill out one of our web forms or request user support, or if you contact us by other means including via a phone call, we use your Data to fulfill your requests and communicate with you.

Managing event registrations and attendance. IRRE uses Data about webinar attendees to plan and host events, online forums, and trainings for which you have registered or in which you may participate, including sending related communications to you.

Sending marketing communications. IRRE may use Data about customers and webinar attendees for first-party marketing purposes. For example, IRRE may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information about IRRE product recommendations related to our contract with you or your interest. To the extent your consent is required and you have provided your prior consent, such consent can be withdrawn by you at any time.

Data Retention. IRRE may retain information collected for the time required to support the authorized educational/school purposes. IRRE may retain your information for a commercially reasonable time for audit purposes or as required by applicable law.

Disclosure of Your Information

IRRE will not sell, rent, lease, or trade your personal information to third parties outside IRRE.

Third Parties. We will not disclose your personal information to any third party without your prior consent. IRRE will not use or disclose information collected for behavioral or contextual targeting of advertisements in any context.

Compelled Disclosure. IRRE may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.

Merger or Acquisition. In the case of a transaction like a sale, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, or dissolution, your information such as name and email address and other information collected through our Site and Services may be among the items sold or transferred. The buyer or transferee will be required to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy, and you will be given the opportunity to opt out before the transfer takes place.

Protecting Your Information

Security. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We use industry-recognized security safeguards coupled with carefully developed physical, electronic, and managerial security procedures to safeguard the information we collect. However, no method of transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that your information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of our commercially reasonable safeguards. We are not responsible for the breach by third parties of the safeguards we put in place to protect the privacy of your data.

Notification. In the unlikely event of a security breach, we will make a reasonable effort to notify all affected users. We may attempt to notify you electronically and post a notice on the IRRE Site. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

Links to other websites. IRRE’s Site may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our Site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. This privacy policy applies solely to personal information provided directly to IRRE. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

Unauthorized user. If some other person has uploaded or shared your personal information to IRRE without your permission, please contact us a privacy@irre.org and we will review that data with you. If we agree that the data in question is your personal information, then we will modify or delete your personal information as you prefer.

Unsubscribe. You may manage your receipt of communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our newsletters or marketing emails. Additionally, you may unsubscribe by contacting us at any time at privacy@irre.org. Please note that opting out of marketing communications does not opt you out of receiving important business communications related to your current relationship with us, such as communications about your subscriptions or event registrations, service announcements or security information.

Exercising your rights. To exercise your rights, please contact us by using the contact information below. If you are an employee of an IRRE customer, we recommend you contact your company’s system administrator for assistance in correcting or updating your information.

For EU and UK Individuals: Your Rights Under GDPR

If you reside or otherwise find yourself in the territory of Europe or in the UK, we are committed to facilitate the exercise of your rights granted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation and any applicable UK data protection regulation. You can contact us at privacy@irre.org at any time to discuss your privacy concerns.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

IRRE may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices, technologies, legal requirements and other factors. If we do, we will update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. If we make a material update, we will provide you with notice prior to the update taking effect, such as by posting a notice on our website or by contacting you using the email address you provided. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about our collection, processing and sharing of your personal information.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please send an email to privacy@irre.org or contact us:

  • by mail at PO Box 532195 Cincinnati, OH 45251
  • by phone at 732-557-0200