Teacher Square respects your privacy. When you use Teacher Square, Thesaurus.com or any other online products or websites that we own (our “Site(s)”) and mobile applications (our “Apps”) (collectively, the “Services”), we collect information about you and use it to facilitate and improve the Services as described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect, how we use it, how other companies may use it, and tracking technologies used to collect information.

1. Information we collect

How we collect and store information depends on the Services you use. You can use some of the Services without providing any information other than that automatically collected as described below, but if you do not provide certain information, you may not be able to use some of the services or features we offer.

The information you choose to provide: You may provide us information if you open an account; use certain services or products, like Teacher Square Premium or Word Dynamo; or to take advantage of special offers, like a contest or sweepstakes. This information may include your name, email address, and demographic information (age, gender, etc.).

Social Login. If you login or sign in using social networking functionality, e.g., Facebook Connect, you agree to abide by the applicable social network’s terms and conditions. Additionally, if you choose to register using such asocial network account, you are authorizing us to access certain social network profile information, including your first name, last name, gender, birth date and email address, in accordance with your settings on the social network. You may also choose to post content (such as custom flashcards) that you may share with others, through our site or through your Twitter or Facebook account.

Information collected automatically: When you use the Services, we automatically collect and store information about your computer or mobile device and your activities. This information includes:

  • Your computer’s IP address
  • Technical information about your computer or mobile device (such as type of device, web browser or operating system)
  • Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, etc.)
  • Unique device identifiers
  • Your mobile device’s geographic location (specific GPS location if you’ve enabled collection of such information, or general geographic location automatically)
  • The URL of the last web page you visited before coming to one of our sites and the URL you visit after leaving
  • The words you have looked up and results you selected
  • The ads you clicked on
  • How long you used the Services and which features you used

The online or offline status of your App

Cookies and Similar Technologies: We, as well as other companies, use tracking technologies to collect and store data about your computer or mobile device and your activities on the Services. When you visit our sites, we place cookies, pixel tags, web beacons and other such similar technologies to collect and store the information we automatically collect about your computer, device and Services usage… A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer and a pixel tag (also called a web beacon or clear GIF) is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier, embedded invisibly on a webpage (or an online ad or email). We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to cookies and all such similar technologies. We use these technologies to store your preferences and track your use of the Services. Ad companies place cookies on your computer to track your activities across various sites so that they can display targeted ads. Some ad companies and game developers use “flash cookies” for ads and games that use Flash media technology.

There are two broad categories of cookies: (1) first-party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, and (2) third-party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. Cookies have a lot of jobs. For example, our cookies enable us to recognize you (e.g. as a registered user) when you visit our website and to store your preferences and settings. We use third-party cookies for functionality, performance/analytics, advertising and social media purposes. Cookies from advertising companies, for example, help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. To understand more about cookies and pixel tags, click here.

How To Control Or Delete Cookies: Most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Users can usually set their browsers to block all third-party cookies (which are those set by third-party companies collecting information on websites operated by other companies), block all cookies (including first-party cookies such as the ones We use to collect search activity information about its users), or block specific cookies. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise, you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
  • Cookie settings in Firefox
  • Cookie settings in Chrome
  • Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.

Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit the Adobe website and make changes to the Global Privacy Settings Panel.

Please note that if you choose to block cookies, this may interfere with certain functionality on our Sites. Also, if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set; however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

Third parties whose products or services are accessible or advertised through the Services, including social networking services, may also use cookies or similar tools, and we advise you to check their privacy policies for information about their cookies and other practices. We do not control the practices of such partners and their privacy policies govern their interactions with you. We encourage you to read their privacy policies.

2. How we use your information

We use your information to:

  • Verify your eligibility to use the Services,
  • Facilitate your use of the Services and allow you to log in
  • Send you communications that you have requested or that may be of interest to you in accordance with your preferences.
  • Provide and improve our services,
  • Customize services for you (such as by remembering your preferences or providing you with certain content),
  • Make special offers (like sweepstakes) and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
  • Better understand our users through research and analytics,
  • Diagnose and fix problems,

Provide customer support, and sell and display ads that may be relevant to you. We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected by the Services or via other means so that the information is not intended to identify you. Our use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not subject to any restrictions under this Privacy Policy, and we may disclose it to others without limitation for any purpose.

3. How we Share Your Information

We share user information with others for various reasons. What information we make available to other companies depends on the nature of our relationships with them.

Service Providers: We may share your information with vendors who provide services on our behalf (such as voice transcription, email messaging, customer service, advertising, troubleshooting, survey providers) who are required to treat the data in accordance with confidentiality requirements.

Contests/Sweepstakes Partners. When you sign up to participate in a contest or sweepstakes, your information may be provided to our sweepstakes or contest advertisers, operators, or sponsors and the use of that information will be also governed by those advertisers, operators, or sponsors privacy policies or practices.

Companies within the IAC Group of Companies: We may share your information with our affiliates, which are entities under common ownership or control of our ultimate parent company, IAC/InterActiveCorp
Advertisers: We may share your information with third-parties with whom we have a contractual relationship, including without limitation third-party advertisers and advertising networks.

Sale or merger of our business: We may transfer your information to a third party if we or any of our affiliates are involved in a corporate restructuring (e.g., a sale, merger, or other transfer of some or all of our assets).

Legal Matters: We may disclose your information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is appropriate in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service for the Services you accessed, and/or to protect the rights and property of Teacher Square, our employees, users and the public. This may involve the sharing of your information with law enforcement, government agencies, courts, and/or other organizations.

4. Online and Mobile Interest-Based Advertising:

When you use the Services, we may serve you with ads based on various factors such as the content of the page you are visiting, the information you provide such as your age or gender, your searches, demographic data, user-generated content and other information that you provide to us. These ads may be based on your current activity or your activity over time and may be tailored to your interests.

Advertisers and advertising networks may also place ads (including sponsored links in search results) on our Services. These companies, as well as data analytics companies who service them, may use cookies, pixel tags, mobile device advertising IDs and other similar technologies to collect data about you when you visit our Services (for example, web pages visited and searches made). They use the data to enable them to track your activity across various sites where they display ads and record your activities, so they can show ads that they consider relevant to you. We neither have access to, nor does this Privacy Policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other devices you use to access the Services by non-affiliated, third-party ad technology, ad servers, ad networks or any other non-affiliated third parties. Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that drop cookies on our Services.

When using a mobile application you may also receive tailored in-application advertisements. Each operating system, iOS for Apple phones, Android for Android devices and Windows for Microsoft devices provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. You may review the support materials and/or the privacy settings for the respective operating systems in order to opt-out of tailored in-application advertisements. For any other devices and/or operating systems, please visit the privacy settings for the applicable device or contact the applicable platform operator. We do not control how the applicable platform operator allows you to control receiving tailored in-application ads; thus, you should contact the platform provider if the above options are no longer available.

Mobile Device Location Information: When you use one of our location-enabled services (for example, when you access Services from a mobile device), we may need to collect and process information about your specific GPS location (including the latitude, longitude or altitude of your mobile device) and the time the location information was recorded, and we may use that information to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. Some of these services require us to associate location data with your device ID and other information we hold about you. If you wish to use the particular feature, you will be asked to consent to your data being used for this purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time by disabling the relevant feature. If you do not want your location information collected when you use the Services from a mobile device, please see your device manufacturer’s settings.

5. Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our website for third party purposes, and that is why we provide the NAI “Consumer Opt-out” link and the DAA opt-out link above. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working toward defining exactly what DNT means, what it means to comply with DNT, and a common approach to responding to DNT.

6. Right to Access, Review, Change or Delete information

You may have the ability to access, review, change or delete certain information we have collected from you by logging into your account and visiting the account page.

To delete your account, visit the Contact Us page and send a message to our Support team. Be sure to select “Information Removal Request” under the dropdown box that’s labeled “Subject,” and include your email address so that we can confirm your request.

7. Marketing Choices

You may choose to stop receiving marketing communications we send to you by adjusting your email settings at http://app.Teacher Square/users/settings or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of such emails. To unsubscribe from other specific services, visit the Contact Us page and send a message to our Support team. Please allow time, consistent with applicable law, for us to process your requests.

8. How Do We Protect Your Information?

We have implemented a variety of administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the unauthorized access, destruction or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect, process and store and the current state of technology.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot guarantee that information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

9. How long do we keep the information we collect?

We retain the information we collect about and from you for as long as necessary to fulfill a business purpose or comply with a legal request. We may also choose to anonymize certain of the information you provide to us so that it can no longer be attributed to you if we would like to retain it for longer periods of time.

10. Children Under 13

The Services are not intended for users under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a person submitting information is under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. You hereby represent that you are at least