READ 100,000 is owned and operated by Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway New York, NY, 10012, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc. 1080 Greenwood Boulevard, Lake Mary, FL 32746. See "Contact Us" below for additional information.
The following policy applies to the 2013-2014 Scholastic Book Fairs READ 100,000 online activity located at: READ 100,000.
READ 100,000 is a free program to motivate kids ages 6 and up to strengthen their reading skills as part of a school team. Through READ 100,000, kids read books and log minutes of reading time to their schools' total minutes on READ 100,000. Schools' total minutes can be viewed on the READ 100,000 site, and recent readers' minutes may be featured on an "Activity Feed" leaderboard in combination with their user names.
To participate in READ 100,000, a child must be registered with a user name and password. All registered READ 100,000 participants can log and track their personal minutes read on a private page on the READ 100,000 site.
Scholastic is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors and will not condition a child's participation in an activity on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate. Any personally identifiable information we collect from or about child users in connection with READ 100,000 will be used solely by Scholastic or its agents for internal purposes (such as calculating total minutes read by the child and performing services related to the operation of our sites), and will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties. Information collected hereunder, including personally identifiable information, may be maintained and processed in the United States or other jurisdictions.
Under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), teachers may (but are not required to) act on behalf of parents by giving permission for students under 13 to provide personally identifiable information in connection with online school activities, subject to any applicable school or school district policies.
To keep track of students' reading progress by name, teachers have the option to enter their students' first names and last initials in a password-protected list that is accessible to the teacher on the teacher's logged-in classroom profile page. Those names cannot be viewed by other users of READ 100,000 site, and are not stored in individual students' user accounts. If teachers choose not to enter first names and last initials for their students, they can only track minutes by student user names. The READ 100,000 teacher dashboard includes a feature that allows teachers to import a list of students to bulk register them, but even if that list includes full names for students, the dashboard will convert those names to first name and last initial only.
When registering a class, a teacher will be asked to indicate grade level. This information is used only for the teacher to track minutes read by grade, if the teacher has classes in multiple grades. Grade level information is not stored in individual students' user accounts.
When students log in to READ 100,000 for the first time with the randomly-generated password assigned by Scholastic in bulk registration, they will be required to change that password to a new unique password. The new password is not provided to the teacher. We also ask users a security question when they change their passwords on the initial log-in, which will only be used to allow a user to sign in if he or she forgets his or her password. Neither the password nor the security question asks for personally identifiable information. Students are asked to indicate gender, age and the state or province and country of residence, but that information is stored anonymously and in the aggregate, not in students' user accounts. Once registered, students will have accounts on THE STACKS on Scholastic.com. For more information about THE STACKS, click here.
As part of this initial log-in, students have the option (but are not required) to log in with an existing STACKS user name and password instead of using the user name and password assigned during bulk registration. If the student does that, the teacher will see the student's new user name in the teacher's logged-in dashboard, but not of the new password (that columns reads "STACKS" for all of the teacher's students). The student's school information is associated with the student's account in our systems so that student's minutes can be added to the school's total, but not publicly posted in connection with the student's user name or other information about the student.
Once students start using READ 100,000, teachers who registered them can see the minutes read by each student on the teacher's logged-in READ 100,000 dashboard.
Children also have the ability to register directly for READ 100,000. Children can log in with an existing STACKSuser name and password or create a new account. Click here for more information about THE STACKS.
All READ 100,000 participants can log and track their personal minutes read on a private READ 100,000 profile page on the READ 100,000 site. Without school information, however, children cannot log minutes to their schools' total minutes read.
If we have the user's school information, when the user is logged in, he or she can enter minutes of reading time and access an individual "stats" page that displays his or her user name, school name, the location of the school (which may include country, city, state/province); the child's total individual minutes for the year; and total minutes read by his or her school for the year. User profile pages are accessible to the logged-in user whose information appears on that page. User profile pages are not publicly available on the website or available to any other registered users of the READ 100,000 site. Total minutes read by schools may be publicly available on the READ 100,000 Site or THE STACKS, but not in association with any particular user.
Children who register directly, are asked to provide a parent or guardian email address, so we can get parental permission for the child to participate and collect the school information and use it as described in this policy. The parental notice email includes instructions about how to give permission via a link to a webpage. On that webpage, parents are asked to provide school information via a drop-down menu described in this paragraph. If the parent provides the requested school information, we will send an email confirmation to the parent to allow the child to associate minutes read with his or her school. We will also use the parent's email to communicate with the parent about the READ 100,000 program.
If a parent does not give any requested permission within 14 days of email notification from us, we will delete the parent email address (unless we have received it separately, such as in connection with a newsletter sign-up, sweepstakes entry, a transaction on one of our stores or otherwise) and will not be able to tie the child's minutes to his or her school.
If a teacher or parent provides school information about a child user, we may email the teacher or parent to request new consent for (a) any new uses of the student's personally identifiable information or (b) collection of new types of personally identifiable information from the student, in the case of both (a) and (b), if such uses or types of personally identifiable information are materially different from those described herein. These communications will be sent to the teacher at the teacher email address provided to us by the teacher in the course of general Scholastic.com teacher registration and to the parent at the email address provided by the child.
To revoke permission for a child's participation in READ 100,000, or to request to review or have deleted a child's personally identifiable information from Scholastic's records, and refuse to permit further use of a child's personally identifiable information, parents or teachers may contact Customer Service at (800) 246-2986 or write to us at: e-Scholastic, 557 Broadway, New York, New York 10012, Re: 2013 READ 100,000 (to revoke permission for READ 100,000) or Re: Parent/Teacher Request for Information (general requests). Parents can also print, complete and return this letter to the specified address; teachers can print, complete and return this letter to the specified address. To revoke READ 100,000 permission, you may also call Scholastic Book Fairs at 1-800-874-4809 ext. 8269. We may ask for verification of identity to ensure that no personally identifiable information is provided to anyone other than the child's parent or teacher.
If you revoke permission, your child's or student's Scholastic.com account will remain active, including user name and password, but we will disassociate school information from your child's account, which means that your child will no longer be able to log minutes on READ 100,000.
Parents can also request to have a child's Scholastic.com account deleted in its entirety by contacting us at (800) 246-2986 or by writing to us at e-Scholastic, 557 Broadway, New York, New York 10012, Re: Child Account Deletion. We may ask for verification of identity.
At the end of READ 100,000 in Spring 2014 (that is, at the end of the school year), we will disassociate the child's school information from the child's STACKS account and, if the child provided it to us, delete the parent's email address (unless we have received it separately, such as in connection with a newsletter or email sign-up, sweepstakes entry, a transaction on one of our stores or otherwise). The child will continue to have a Scholastic.com kids account, including user name and password, and the user's minutes read, badges and rewards earned will continue to appear in that user's profile.
We can be reached at:
For general inquiries:
Scholastic Book Fairs / READ 100,000
New York, New York 10012
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 1-800-SCHOLASTIC
For information specific to READ 100,000:
Scholastic Book Fairs / READ 100,000
1080 Greenwood Boulevard
Lake Mary, Florida 32746
Email: email@example.com Call: 1-800-874-4809 ext. 8269