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When you use the Sites, AVANT receives and collects information, including personal information. “Personal Information” includes any information you provide us that could reasonably be used to personally identify you. The data we collect depends on the products and features you use, and could include the following types information, some of which may include Personal Information:
We collect information about how you and your device interact with the Sites and our products, including, for example: (1) referring source (i.e., the site you visited prior to visiting the Sites; (2) date and time of access to Sites; (3) Site pages visited and Site features used, and the order of use; (4) type of computer or other operating device accessing Sites, type of browser used to access Sites, and type of operating system you use; and (5) other similar information about the interaction between your browser and Sites (“Technical Information”). We collect and store Technical Information through information gathering tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can block cookies at any time by changing the preferences in your browser and/or delete cookies from your hard drive or other operating device. You can also have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie. Please refer to your browser for information on how to disable and control cookies. If you choose to block or delete cookies, our Sites may not function properly on your computer or other operating device, and certain features may not be available to you.
In addition to browser cookies, we may use other locally stored objects (sometimes referred to as “flash cookies”) stored in your hard drive or other operating device. These flash cookies will not be deleted when you delete cookies from your browser, and even if you set your browser to not accept cookies, these cookies will still be stored on your hard drive or other operating device when you use our Sites. We may use this technology for purposes such as information security and fraud prevention, and to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Sites. We do not use this technology for online behavioral advertising purposes. If you choose to disable or otherwise control flash cookies, our Site may not function properly on your computer or other operating device, and certain features may not be available to you.
(b) Web Beacons. We may use web beacons (also called clear GIFs or pixel tags) or similar technologies to collect technical information about your use of the Site and your viewing and use of emails we send to you. Web beacons are graphic image files imbedded in a web page, Site feature, or email that provide a presence on such web page, feature, or email and send back to its home server information from the user’s browser. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using the Sites and opening our emails, and for what purposes. For example, we might place a web beacon in a marketing email to notify us when a user clicks on the link in the email. We do not collect Personal Information with web beacons, and we do not link information retrieved from web beacons directly with Personal Information you have given us.
We collect information with the consent of third-party partners, e.g. schools, school districts and private businesses, including, in some circumstances, Personal Information. In such circumstances, AVANT collects and uses information made available to us pursuant to the terms of a user agreement, license agreement or other binding contract with such third-party partners. If you are using our Sites pursuant to an agreement between us and one of our third-party partners, you should contact the third-party partner regarding the terms of such agreement prior to using our Sites.
Where your use of our Site is pursuant to a third-party partner relationship, we will use your Personal Information for the purpose(s) set forth in the applicable agreement with a third-party partner. Personal Information collected for such purposes shall be used solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes, for other compatible purposes such as generally improving instruction, general learning purposes, or as otherwise permitted by law. We also use Personal Information as described elsewhere in this Policy, including to provide our Sites and their features and to send you communications.
We use your Personal Information to provide and support the operation of our Sites, including:
(a) Customizing your use of our Sites. We may use your Personal Information to customize and tailor your experience using the Sites and display content we think you might be interested in, according to your preferences.
(b) Customer Support. We may use Personal Information to help diagnose problems with the Sites, to make the Sites more compatible with the technology used by our users, to analyze statistical use patterns, and to otherwise improve our Sites. For example, we may use Personal Information to track what our users look at most so we can recognize and provide more of the desired content.
We may use your Personal Information to provide you information about AVANT’s products or services that may be of interest to you. We will never share your Personal Information with a third party for their own marketing uses, except: (1) where you consent to such information sharing or (2) as otherwise described in this Policy.
If we use your Personal Information to send you marketing communications, we will provide you with an unsubscribe mechanism to opt-out of receiving future marketing communications, or you can contact us to request that we not send you marketing communications. If you request that we not contact you for marketing purposes (either by using the unsubscribe mechanism or contacting us), we reserve the right to contact you for non-marketing purposes relating to your account or other use of our Sites.
Except in the circumstances described in this Policy, AVANT does not share, sell, rent, license, trade, or otherwise transfer or disclose your Personal Information with or to third parties for their promotional purposes. We may share aggregate or de-identified information without restriction.
We share information with our third- party service providers who assist us by performing services related to our operation of our Sites (such as hosting, data storage, and security).
We may use third-party analytics services to assist us in better understanding users of our Sites. For example, we use these services to track and analyze certain information, such as feature usage. We only ever provide these service providers with (or allow these service providers to collect on our behalf) the technical information described in Section 2.2. We use the information collected from these service providers to make the Sites better and easier to use. The information we receive from these third parties may be re-associated with your Personal Information after we receive it back from these third parties.
AVANT reserves the right to release your information if AVANT believes in good faith that (i) such release is required to comply with any law, rule, or regulation, or any search warrant, subpoena, court order, or similar legal process; or (ii) disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce AVANT’s rights or property, to protect the rights or property of others, to protect your safety or the safety of others, in emergency situations, to defend against legal claims, to enforce our contractual or other rights, or to take action regarding illegal activities or suspected fraud.
See Section 4.2 above regarding how to opt
out of receiving marketing communications.
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-.84, California residents are entitled to ask for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information that we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to:
Avant Assessment, LLC
940 Willamette Street, Suite 530 Eugene, OR 97401
We may retain Personal Information in our databases until you ask us to remove your information from our databases. If your use of our Sites is pursuant to a third-party agreement, we may retain your Personal Information as permitted by the terms of that agreement. Note that even after you ask that we remove your information from our databases, it may be impossible to remove some information, such as information tracked in our web server log files and information that may reside in backup files. This residual information is retained to preserve the integrity of backed-up files and for business continuity purposes. We may also retain certain technical information even after you request that we remove your information from our databases, for use in the aggregate and to analyze and improve the Sites. Further, even after you request that we remove your information from our databases, we may retain Personal Information with any document retention policy and to comply with applicable laws, rules, regulations, or guidelines; to prevent fraudulent activity; to protect ourselves against liability; to resolve disputes; to enforce our contractual or other rights; to permit us to pursue available remedies and limit any damages that we may sustain.
AVANT does not track its users over time and across third-party websites to provide interest-based advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
This Policy applies only to information collected through your use of our Sites. The Sites may contain links to other websites, products, or services that are not owned or controlled by AVANT. AVANT is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or other actions of these third parties or their websites, products, or services. These third parties may have their own privacy and security policies. You should review such policies to determine what information about you may be collected and used when you use these linked websites, products, or services.
We have generally-accepted industry standard physical, electronic, and procedural security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction of information we collect and store. These safeguards include encryption of data during transmission, firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability scans, and other security measures. The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. You should not send us sensitive information via email, as this is not secure. Please notify us if you become aware that your Personal Information is lost, stolen, or used without permission. We cannot guarantee that your information will never be compromised. No Internet or wireless network transmission is ever 100% secure, and no security system can prevent all security breaches. While we employ reasonable measures to protect your information, we do not and cannot guarantee that there will be no unintended disclosures of your information or that unauthorized third parties will not defeat our security measures or use non-public information for improper purposes.
Children under the age of 18 are permitted to use the Sites in circumstances where a third-party partner has consented to such use on behalf of such child. If we learn that we have received information from a child under age 18 in violation of this Policy, we will delete that information from our files.
If you have questions regarding this Policy, our privacy practices, or your information, please
Mail: Avant Assessment, LLC
940 Willamette Street, Suite 530 Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (888) 713-7887
If any part of this Policy is determined to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, legal, and enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of this Policy shall continue in full force and effect.
We may update this Policy in our discretion. We will post any new Policy here, and you should review this Policy regularly to make sure you are aware of its terms. You can determine if this Policy has been revised since your last visit to our Sites by referring to the effective date. We may provide notification of significant changes to this Policy through our Sites. Your use of the Sites following a revision to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to the Policy, as revised by us.
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