Last updated: August 26, 2013
This privacy statement is subject to change at any time.
NoodleTools, Inc. is the sole owner of any information collected on our site or for subscription registration purposes, including all customer and billing contact information. Usernames, passwords, and IP ranges collected for the purpose of site access authentication are held in the strictest confidence. We will not sell, share, or distribute this information in any way, or use it for any other purpose than for site access authentication.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. Cookies ARE required for certain parts of the NoodleTools Web site to function correctly.
2. Log Files & Usage Statistics
Log files are generated by the ISP that hosts the NoodleTools Web site. These log files contain information about the users that access the site, including IP addresses. In order to compile usage statistics for subscribing organizations, we also record the date and time that users log in to the system, and from what IP address they log in from.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that NoodleTools, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
NoodleTools, Inc. does not consider the data transmitted on the Web site to be confidential, so there is no need at this time to handle the transmitted data in a secure fashion (SSL). For this reason, NoodleTools should not be used for highly sensitive or confidential material. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can contact us via the Helpdesk.
5. Name and E-Mail Privacy
- Your name and e-mail address will never be shared with any third party.
- Your name and e-mail address will never be sold to any person or organization.
- You will never receive spam of any type as a result of providing us with your e-mail address.
- For group (school/library/district) subscriptions, your name and e-mail address is not required in order to create a personal folder. If an e-mail address is provided by the student, it will only be used to send out administrative information to that student regarding their personal folder information. NoodleTools will not contact the student via e-mail unless the student asks a question via e-mail or the contact form.
NoodleTools, Inc. adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and related guidelines, and will ensure continued commitment to such policies.
For any child under 13 (and any child accessing NoodleTools from a K12 school) no form of Personal Information is collected.
Below is specific information related to the registration of any K12 student on NoodleTools:
Registration: The only specific pieces of information required are only a screen name and password, the name of the child's school, the initials of the child, and the last four digits of the child's telephone number.
The child's initials and four digits are used only to assist the child if technical help is required to retrieve or authenticate the child.
No names, e-mail addresses or physical address are collected upon registration.
Surveys or Contests: No student is asked to participate in any contest or survey on our website.
Third Parties: No information whatsoever is disclosed to third parties.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information: Under the "Limited Exceptions to COPPA's Verifiable Parental Consent Requirement," when a student working in NoodleTools uses the function to e-mail their work to themselves, the e-mail address is used in a one-time manner according with that purposes, and is not stored by NoodleTools.
Similarly, if a student e-mails NoodleTools directly for help through the NoodleTools "Have a Question?" or Helpdesk link, that e-mail address is used only on a one-time basis to respond to the student.
Within the NoodleTools classroom environment, a student is identifiable by a screen name or name of choice within the private and limited scope of the classroom teacher and other students within that shared Project. For children under 13, the prompt for this screen name instructs them to supply only a first name and last initial.
Damon Abilock, Founder