Effective Date: November 1, 2014

Teach2Talk, LLC (“teach2talk”, “us” or “we”) cares about your privacy, and we are particularly committed to providing families with a trusted environment when using our mobile applications (“Apps”).

Of course, we also take your privacy seriously when you are using our web site, and our general Privacy Policy covers our commitment to you and your family members when using our web site.

But now that we are creating Apps – which are specifically created to be used by children, including young children under the age of 13 – we felt we needed a special, more specific, privacy policy to inform you as a parent about what information we collect from you and your children (collectively, “you”) when you use our Apps, and how we use that information and with whom we may share that information.

Our general approach is to design each App so that we only ever collect the minimum information that we need to give you or your children a better, more enjoyable, more educational experience when using that App.

For right now, that means that we only collect crash log data from our Apps, with the help of our third-party service provider, Crashlytics. We anticipate that in the future we may collect analytical data about how our Apps are used, possibly with the help of our third–party service provider, Google, to identify opportunities to improve the way our Apps function. And we in the future introduce new Apps or new versions of our existing Apps with new functionality that requires us to collect additional information from or about you. For example, we might add a feature to record how many correct and incorrect answers you give on a section of an app, and ask that you allow us to collect your email address so that we can email you a report with that information. If we start collecting any new information from you when using one of our Apps, or use any information collected from you when using one of our Apps in a new way, we will update this Privacy Policy for Apps to to keep you informed. See below under the heading How will I know if teach2talk amends this Privacy Policy for Apps? for more information about when and how we can amend this Privacy Policy for Apps.

Children Under the Age of 13 and COPPA

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) imposes requirements on operators of websites, apps and other services directed to children under 13 years of age.

The goals of COPPA include providing parents with a full accounting of how data is collected from children and to allow parents to affect the collection and retention of that data.

At teach2talk, we support the goals of COPPA, and are committed to full transparency with respect to our data collection and retention policies.

What information about me, or my children, is collected by teach2talk Apps?

The only information that our Behaviors with Friends App transmits, and that we can collect, is crash log data. We collect this crash log data with the assistance of our third party service provider, Crashlytics. Their terms of service and privacy policy can be found here: http://try.crashlytics.com/terms/

Please note that when you use the App, you have the option, but are not required, to give names to your user accounts (the default name is “User”). However, these user names are only stored locally on your device, and we don’t have access to them, so we won’t ever collect this information.

How does teach2talk use this information collected about me and my children when using a teach2talk App?

Crash log data collected with the help of our third-party service provider Crashlytics is used exclusively to help us improve our Apps, primarily by identifying crashes, freezes, and other bugs affecting the users of our Apps (so that we can fix them in future versions of those Apps).

With whom may teach2talk share information collected about me and my children while using a teach2talk App?

We may share or disclose personal information collected from you, including your children, under the following circumstances:

  • We may share information with our third-party service providers if necessary for them to perform a business, professional, or technology support function for us. For example, our third party service provider Crashytics helps us collect crash log data from you so that we can attempt to fix any crashes, freezes, or other bugs you experience.
  • We may disclose personal information if permitted or required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose personal information collected from children (i) in response to a law enforcement or public agency’s (including schools or children services) request; (ii) if we believe disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our sites or applications; (iii) to protect the security or integrity of our sites, applications, and other technology, as well as the technology of our service providers; or (iv) enable us to take precautions against liability.

Whom should I contact with questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy for Apps?

If you need further assistance, please send an email with your questions or comments to privacy@teach2talk.com or write us:

Teach2Talk, LLC
530 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 105
Santa Monica, California 90401

How will I know if teach2talk amends this Privacy Policy for Apps?

We may amend this Privacy Policy for Apps from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in what personal information we collect from you or the way we use your personal information, we will prominently post notice of the changes on our web site. We therefore recommended that you check this page of our web site often, referring to the date of last modification at the very beginning of this Privacy Policy for Apps.