Please note that EMPOWERU provides its services under the direction and control of the applicable Organization. If you are a Participant or the parent or guardian of a Participant with questions about your or a Participant’s personal information, please contact the Organization that is enrolling your student.
Collection and Use of Participant Personal Information
Organization-Uploaded Information. The EMPOWERU application and may be used to collect personally identifiable information about Participants. This information is entered into the EMPOWERU application by the Organizations. Organizations choose the types of personal information that they upload to the EMPOWERU application. This personal information generally may include, name, dates of birth, grade level, gender, and school. It will also include the courses that have been assigned to each Participant.
Participant-Provided Information. As part of our services for Organizations and their Participants, Participants complete their work directly on the platform, including the responses to coursework, including s communications with the Organization for assistance or potentially with EMPOWERU for technical assistance.
Data and Surveys. EMPOWERU may, from time to time, ask Participants to complete a self-reflection on different areas of their life to help them set goals as well as ask them to complete surveys after completing a course. These surveys are used to (a) better understand outcomes and (b) to improve our course offering to Participants. This data may be compiled and shared for EMPOWERU’s business purposes, in compliance with applicable laws, such as FERPA and COPPA.
Use of Non-Participant Personal Information
EMPOWERU may collect personally identifiable information from adult, non-Participant users of the EMPOWERU application and websites, such as parents, teachers, and administrators. The information that we collect from such adult users include names and email address. If you purchase EMPOWERU's products and services, we will collect certain billing information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. EMPOWERU may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age, gender and education level. This is used to personalize and improve our services.
In certain cases, adults may also participate in coursework, including educators taking additional professional training courses and parents or guardians taking modules similar to those provided to Participants. In these cases, EMPOWERU will also receive the information provided by these adults as part of the coursework that they complete.
EMPOWERU collects and uses your personal information to personalize and improve our services; to allow users to set up a user account and profile through the EMPOWERU application; and to operate the EMPOWERU website(s) and deliver the services requested.
EMPOWERU may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from EMPOWERU and its affiliates and to contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Application Usage and Cookies
In addition to the information directly collected from the customers and users of the EMPOWERU application and websites, we also collect certain information by automated means regarding the usage of our services. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the EMPOWERU website to maintain quality of our services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the EMPOWERU website.
The EMPOWERU websites may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience and perform analysis of the use of the EMPOWERU websites. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your Internet-connected device by a web page server. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize EMPOWERU pages, or register with EMPOWERU websites or services, a cookie helps EMPOWERU to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same EMPOWERU website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the EMPOWERU features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the EMPOWERU services or websites you visit.
Additionally, we use certain third-party service providers, including specifically Google Analytics, to assist us by providing analytics information for our Sites. For more information about Google Analytics’ privacy practices, see here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You may opt out of Google Analytics by installing the following browser extension from Google: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Disclosure of Personal Information
EMPOWERU does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
EMPOWERU may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using this data except to provide these services to EMPOWERU, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. Where these partners handle personal information of Participants, we require them to meet our commitments to respect the privacy of that information, including in their use of the information, their data retention policies, and their security practices.
Additionally, EMPOWERU may disclose your personal information, without notice, only if such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on EMPOWERU;
(d) in an emergency to protect the personal safety of any person.
The EMPOWERU websites or applications may contain links to third-party websites. These third-party websites are not under EMPOWERU’s control. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to visit from EMPOWERU so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. EMPOWERU is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the EMPOWERU website.
Security and Retention of your Personal Information
We have implemented physical, administrative, and technical measures to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. We also encrypt data in transit and at rest. Please note that the electronic transmission of information is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee that the security measures we have in place to safeguard personal information will never be defeated or fail, or that such measures will always be sufficient or effective. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe from Marketing Communication
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of our marketing or advertising information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all marketing communications from EMPOWERU by contacting us here: info@EmpowerU-ed.com.
Do Not Track Signals
Children Under Thirteen
The EMPOWERU application may be used to collect personally identifiable information for children under the age of thirteen, provided that the child’s parent(s) consent to the child using EMPOWERU’s products.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective as of January 16, 2018
Updated on June 25, 2021