SCHOLASTIC PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated and Effective as of: December 31, 2019

Scholastic Inc. and its affiliates (“Scholastic,” "we," "us," or "our") take your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect through our web sites, mobile applications or online services that link to this Privacy Policy (each, a "Site"), how we will use, disclose and protect this information, and how you can opt out of some of our uses and disclosures of your information. This Policy does not apply to information that we collect in other ways, such as over the phone, by mail, or in person, except where we specifically state otherwise or as required by law.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE.

Please note: SECTIONS:
  1. What information is collected on this Site?
  2. How is your information collected?
  3. How is your information used and disclosed?
  4. Opt out
  5. Security and Retention
  6. Social Networking Sites and Other Websites, Apps and Services
  7. Additional EU disclosures
  8. California Privacy Notice / Your California Privacy Rights
  9. Changes to This Privacy Policy
  10. Contact Us

1. WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED ON THIS SITE?

Personal Information

"Personal Information" is information that can be used to specifically identify an individual. We may collect Personal Information from you, about you or someone else, when you submit it voluntarily. Categories of Personal Information we collect include: Additionally, we may also collect certain other types of information that, along with Identity Data, Contact Data and Financial Data may be considered and specifically named “Personal Data” in certain jurisdictions, including the European Union (“EU”), such as:
Provision of your information to us is not a statutory or contractual requirement. Where we need to collect your information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In this case, we will not be able to provide services to you.

2. HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION COLLECTED?

Direct Interactions

You may give us your information by interacting with our site and submitting your information directly. This includes information you provide when you: Tracking Technologies

Scholastic uses cookies, local storage, pixel tags, web beacons and other technologies to receive and store certain information. Cookies are small data files that our Sites send to your browser that are then saved on your computer or device. You can control the use of cookies through settings at the individual browser level, but if you disable cookies, it may limit your use of our Sites. For more information about cookies, go to https://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Local shared objects, such as "Flash cookies," may be stored on your computer or device through a media player or other installed software. Local shared objects operate a lot like cookies, but cannot be managed in the same way. You may be able to manage Flash cookies and other local storage using browser, software or device settings. For information on managing Flash cookies, go to: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html

As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, sometimes referred to as "clickstream data," can be collected and stored by our Site’s servers. Our collection of clickstream data is not used for personal identification purposes.

As described under “How Your Information Is Used and Disclosed”, we use these technologies to help us remember you and enhance your use of our Sites, to manage and analyze service usage, and to promote content, products and services based on that usage. We may do this through third parties like advertising or analytics companies (e.g., Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Omniture, DoubleClick, OwnerIQ and Mouseflow).

Third Parties

We may get your information from third parties such as other users, advertising networks, data brokers or social media platforms.

Mobile Applications

Some of our mobile applications may require or request access to certain features of your device. Such permissions may include location, camera, photos, microphone and Wi-Fi or cellular connection information. You can manage access to those features through device settings or through your mobile service provider or device manufacturer. We may use standard analytics tools in our mobile apps to record information such as how often you use the app, events that occur within the app, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the app was downloaded from. You can disable collection of precise location through mobile apps in your mobile device settings.

3. HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION USED AND DISCLOSED?

Our Use of Your Information

We may use or disclose your information for these purposes: Service Providers

Our third party vendors and subcontractors may access your information to provide services for us, including: fulfilling orders and delivering packages, payment processing, providing customer service, hosting and serving content and general website operations, sending marketing communications, fulfilling subscription services, and conducting research and analysis. These vendors and subcontractors can only use your information as specifically allowed by us.

Affiliates, Promotional Partners and Other Third Parties

If you are not situated in the EU, we may allow our affiliates and promotional partners to use your Personal Information for their marketing and related purposes, including our co-sponsor(s), if we receive Personal Information through a contest, sweepstakes, offering or other activity that is jointly offered by us. If you are situated in the EU, please see the section “Additional EU Disclosures” for how we use your Personal Data for marketing.

Targeted Advertising

We or our third party partners may use some of the tracking technologies described above, such as plug-ins, cookies and non-cookie technology, to deliver targeted advertising to you when you visit other web sites or our Site. For more information on Targeted Advertising, please see the section titled “Targeted Advertising Opt Out.”

We do not engage in targeted advertising on our Kids Sites or in our education technology products.

Teacher Look-Up Tool

If you are a registered teacher on our Site, we may make your name, school name and school location available in an online lookup tool – for example, so parents can match Book Club purchases to their child’s class. To opt out, please contact us at the email address or phone number under "Contact Us" below (note, your opt-out may not be effective until the next school year).

Corporate Changes

We may transfer your information in connection with a corporate change or dissolution, including for example a merger, acquisition, reorganization, consolidation, bankruptcy, liquidation, sale of assets or wind down of business; and due diligence related to these events.

Legal Obligation

We may disclose or transfer your information in connection with a legal or regulatory obligation,

Anonymized Information

We may share anonymized data with others, for their own use, in a form that does not include your name or contact information.

4. OPT OUT

Opt Out of Communications from Us and Modifying your Account

You may have the right to opt out of certain uses and disclosures of your information by emailing us your request at customerservice@scholastic.com or by completing this Third Party Opt-Out Request Form. We will comply with these requests consistent with applicable law. You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by clicking on the opt-out link in those emails.

Nevada residents: We do not sell “Covered Information” as defined under Nevada law. If you would like more information about our practices with respect to Covered Information under Nevada law, please contact us at privacy@scholastic.com.

You can review, change or delete your information in your user account on the Site (if you have one) by logging in to "My Account" or a similar area of the Site, or by contacting us using the "Contact Us" information below. We may ask you to verify your identity before we provide you with your information or make changes to it. We reserve the right to keep certain information necessary for record-keeping to the extent permitted and/or required by law, including any statutory retention requirements.

Targeted Advertising Opt Out

The online advertising industry provides a service through which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from certain data partners and other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can opt-out of targeted advertising from certain providers at www.aboutads.info/consumers, https://optout.owneriq.net/, http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and https://www.edaa.eu/.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. To opt out of Mouseflow session replay analytics, visit https//mouseflow.com/opt-out.

Even if you opt out of targeted advertising, you may continue to see generic advertising that is not tailored to your specific interests and activities. Please note, cookie-based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted-out. For example, if you have opted out on your desktop computer’s browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device.

Do Not Track

Please note that we do not respond to or honor “do not track” (a/k/a/ DNT) signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers. For more information about “do not track”, go to https://allaboutdnt.com/.

5. SECURITY AND RETENTION

We follow generally accepted standards designed to protect your information and have in place appropriate security measures designed to prevent your information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We use appropriate security measures while your information is in transit and at rest, including encryption. You can verify whether a website is secure by looking for “https” at the beginning of the web address of the Site page you are on.

No website, however, can guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from intrusion or other unauthorized access. Except as expressly required by applicable statute or regulation, we will have no liability for disclosure of information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

We typically keep information related to marketing activities for as long as you accept marketing communications from us, and on request, we will securely delete such data in accordance with applicable law. For information that we collect and process for other purposes, as described above, we typically keep such information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, and as otherwise needed to address tax, corporate, compliance, litigation, and other legal rights and obligations. In some cases we may de-identify your data instead of deleting it.

6. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND OTHER WEBSITES, APPS AND SERVICES

We use social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to communicate with our customers and integrate social networking services with our Site. Information you voluntarily submit to or post in a publicly accessible social network or other online forum may be viewed and used by others. Our Site may also contain links, banners or ads that lead to other third party sites, apps or services. We cannot control such third party uses of your information, so by using or navigating to those services, you assume that risk.

We encourage you to read the policies and terms of every web site, app or service you visit.

7. ADDITIONAL EU DISCLOSURES

IF YOU ARE SITUATED IN THE EU, THIS SECTION APPLIES TO OUR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND ADDITIONAL RIGHTS YOU HAVE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Data Controller

Scholastic Inc. is the data controller of all Personal Data collected through our Site. If you are situated in the EU and have any complaints regarding our privacy practices, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to your local supervisory authority. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach your supervisory authority so please contact us in the first instance. If you have a complaint, please contact us at: privacy@scholastic.com.

Legal Basis of Processing

Some jurisdictions require an explanation of the legal basis for the collection and processing of your Personal Data. We have several different legal grounds on which we collect and process Personal Data, including: (1) as necessary to perform a contract (which may include responding to your requests); (2) as necessary to comply with a legal obligation (such as when we use Personal Data for record keeping to satisfy legal and compliance obligations); (3) consent (where you have provided consent as appropriate under applicable law, such as for marketing); and (4) necessary for legitimate interests (such as when we act to maintain or improve our business generally or to prevent fraud) to the extent permitted by law.

Affiliates, Promotional Partners and Other Third Parties

We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain uses of your information, particularly around marketing and advertising:
To see how you can opt out of marketing communications, please see the “Opt Out” section above.

Data Subject Access Rights

If you are a situated in the EU, under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as a data subject, you have the right to: To exercise your rights under the GDPR, please contact us at privacy@scholastic.com.

Withdrawing your consent

If we are relying on your consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at
privacy@scholastic.com.

Data Transfer

Information provided to or collected by us on our Sites is transmitted to us and processed in the United States and other countries, either by us or our service providers on our behalf, and will be protected subject to this Privacy Policy and applicable laws, which may not be as protective as the laws in other countries. To the extent permitted by law, your use of the Site or provision of any Personal Information constitutes your consent to the cross-border transfer of Personal Data and the other activities identified in this Privacy Policy.

Our affiliates and many of our service providers are based outside the EU, so their processing of your information will involve a transfer of data outside the EU. Whenever we transfer your Personal Data out of the EU, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it.

Please contact us at
privacy@scholastic.com. if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your information out of the EU.

8. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY NOTICE / YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Last Updated and Effective as of: December 31, 2019

This California Privacy Notice does not apply to Personal Information we collect from job applicants or independent contractors, or from our current or former full-time or part-time and temporary employees and staff, officers, directors or owners.

This California Privacy Notice also does not apply to any Personal Information collected by us in connection with our educational software products. Requests for access to Personal Information collected through our educational software products should be directed to your school district.

California Consumer Privacy Act

As required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), we are providing the following details, in addition to those set out in the rest of our Privacy Policy, regarding the categories of Personal Information (as defined under the CCPA, and including applicable Personal Information collected online or offline, “CCPA Personal Information”) about California residents that we have collected or disclosed within the preceding 12 months.

What We Have Done in the Preceding 12 Months

(1) We collected the following categories of CCPA Personal Information:
  1. Identifiers, such as name, contact information, online identifiers;
  2. Personal information, as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, payment card number or other payment information, employment information;
  3. Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex and marital status;
  4. Commercial information, such as transaction information and purchase history;
  5. Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our website;
  6. Geolocation data, such as device location and IP location;
  7. Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as call and video recordings;
  8. Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer; and
  9. Inferences drawn from any of the CCPA Personal Information listed above to create a profile/summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
As described above in our general Privacy Policy, we collected this CCPA Personal Information from you and/or from other categories of sources such as data brokers.

Also as described above, we may use this CCPA Personal Information to operate, manage, and maintain our business, to provide our products and services, and to accomplish our business purposes and objectives, including, for example, to: develop, improve, repair, and maintain our products and services; personalize, advertise, market, sell and distribute our products and services; communicate with customers; conduct research, analytics, and data analysis; maintain our facilities and infrastructure; undertake quality and safety assurance measures; conduct risk and security control and monitoring; detect and prevent fraud; perform identity verification; perform accounting, audit, and other internal functions, such as internal investigations; comply with law, legal process, and internal policies; maintain records; and exercise and defend legal claims.

(2) We disclosed the following CCPA Personal Information to third parties for our operational business purposes:
  1. Identifiers, such as name, contact information, online identifiers;
  2. Personal information, as defined in the California customer records law, such as name, contact information, signature, payment card number or other payment information, employment information;
  3. Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as sex and marital status;
  4. Commercial information, such as transaction information and purchase history;
  5. Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our website;
  6. Geolocation data, such as device location and IP location;
  7. Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as call and video recordings;
  8. Professional or employment-related information, such as work history and prior employer; and
  9. Inferences drawn from any of the CCPA Personal Information listed above to create a profile/summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
We shared CCPA Personal Information with our affiliates, service providers, third-party sponsors of and prize providers for sweepstakes, contests, and similar promotions, and our business partners, for our operational business purposes.

(3) We have “sold” the following categories of Personal Information:
  1. Identifiers, such as name, contact information, online identifiers;
  2. Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our website;
  3. Geolocation data, such as device location and IP location; and
  4. Inferences drawn from any of the CCPA Personal Information listed above to create a profile/summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.
For purposes of this California Privacy Notice, “sold” or “sale” means the disclosure of CCPA Personal Information for monetary or other valuable consideration but does not include, for example, the transfer of CCPA Personal Information as an asset that is part of a merger, bankruptcy, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business.

What You Can Do

If you are a California resident, you have the right to request that we:

(1) Disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request: To make a request for any of these disclosures, please fill out the CCPA Request to Know Form https://scholastic.force.com/scholasticfaqs/s/ccpa-data-access. You can also contact us at (877) 713-3114.

(2) Delete CCPA Personal Information we collected from you.

To make a request for data deletion, please fill out the CCPA Request to Delete Form https://scholastic.force.com/scholasticfaqs/s/ccpa-data-deletion. You can also contact us at (877) 713-3114. (3) Opt you out of any future “sale” of CCPA Personal Information about you by filling out the CCPA Request to Opt Out Form https://scholastic.force.com/scholasticfaqs/s/ccpa-do-not-sell-info You may also contact us at (877) 713-3114.

We will respond to your requests consistent with applicable law. We may need to verify your identity.

You have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

Children’s CCPA Personal Information

Under the CCPA, sale of CCPA Personal Information of children ages 13 through 16 requires opt-in consent from the child. CCPA Personal Information under the age of 13 cannot be sold without parent or guardian permission. We do not knowingly sell children’s CCPA Personal Information.

Scholastic’s child-directed Site is kids.scholastic.com, and it is governed by our Scholastic Kids Privacy Policy, not this Privacy Policy.

Your California “Shine the Light” Rights

California residents have the right to opt out of disclosures of Personal Information (collected online or offline) to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You can exercise that right by emailing us at customerservice@scholastic.com or by completing this Third-Party Opt-Out Form https://scholastic.force.com/scholasticfaqs/s/opt-out. We will comply with these requests consistent with applicable law. You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by clicking on the opt-out link in those emails.

California Minors

If you are a resident of California, under 18, and a registered user of the Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by writing to customerservice@scholastic.com. Please include a description of the content you would like removed, and if possible, the URL for the site and the name of the feature where the content was posted. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.

Changes to this California Privacy Notice

We may change or update this California Privacy Notice from time to time. When we do, we will post the revised California Privacy Notice in this section or as otherwise required by law, with a new “Last Updated” date.

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices or our business. If we make any material changes we may notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address in your account) and/or by a notice on this Site when the change becomes effective, unless otherwise required by applicable law. This Privacy Policy replaces our former privacy policy which you can find posted here.

10. CONTACT US.

Scholastic Inc. is the data controller of all Personal Information and Personal Data collected through the Site. You may contact us at:

Scholastic Inc. (attn: eScholastic)
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
U.S.A.
Phone: 1-800-SCHOLASTIC
Email – Customer Service: customerservice@scholastic.com
Email – Privacy: privacy@scholastic.com