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Privacy Policy

Who we are:

Teaching Firsties with Mrs. Hull and Literacy Stations are "sister" sites. As you access our sites, you might switch between them to view or use various features we offer. Below is all the fine print on how we use and handle any information you provide us, and what we do to protect it.

Our Legal Address:

Up At Last, LLC
327 Village Square
Burns Harbor, IN 46304

Our Website Addresses:

Teaching Firsties with Mrs. Hull:
https://teachingfirsties.com/

Literacy Stations:
https://literacystations.com/

The fine print:

What personal data we collect, and why we collect it:

We collect information about you during your visit, when you participate in comments or fill out forms, and the checkout process on our store. 

What we collect and store:

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products and pages you’ve viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping.
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of your visit and cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

Cookies

Below is our basic Cookie Privacy description – for more information on Cookies, please see our entire Cookie Policy.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for a minimum of two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for a minimum of two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as:

  • Sending you information about your account and order.
  • Responding to your requests, including refunds and complaints.
  • Processing payments and prevent fraud.
  • Setting up your account for our store.
  • Complying with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes.
  • Improving our store offerings.
  • Sending you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them.

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders. 

If you choose to store payment information, by design, your credit card number and security code are never stored on our website. The payment gateway gives this sensitive information directly to the payment processor. We designed our payment gateway to ensure credit card data never enters or passes through our website’s database. 

We store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

Comments and reviews

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:  Automattic Privacy Policy

What we share with others:

We only share information with third parties who help us provide our services to you.

Payments

We accept and process payments through Stripe and PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be shared, including necessary information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. 

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.
Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Contact forms

If you relay information to us using a contact form, we will use the information you provide to respond to your request.  We will not share this information unless it is directly related to responding to your request.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles or products on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.By using this website, you consent to process data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can prevent Google’s cookie generated collection of data, referring to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), plus the processing of the data, by downloading and installing a browser-plugin, which you can find here.

Advertising

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users, and can be viewed here:  Google Ad Policy

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Opting Out

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/

Users can visit our site anonymously
 
This privacy policy is available at a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website, and as policy on every page on our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on our website and in searches.  Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes though subscribed email addresses and on our website.
 
Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us, or by logging into their account.
 

How do we handle do not track signals?

We don’t honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place. We don’t honor them because we don’t have a mechanism in place to use them.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

We currently do not use and  do not allow third party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.  Our products are designed to be used by teachers in a classroom setting.
 

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:
       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
 
To be accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act we agree to:
       NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
       Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
 
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of any email from us and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence, or the portions or notifications you select.
 

Unsubscribe

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, follow the instructions at the bottom of any subscription email from us and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence, or the portions or notifications you select.  Transaction emails from our store relating to purchases are not part of a subscription and do not contain unsubscribe information
 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor information may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

This includes technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as two factor authentication; and measures such as staff training in data protection. 

Who on our team has access:

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent.
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds, and support you.

Moderators may have access to limited profile information, only as necessary to assist you with logging in to the site,  approve or deny comments, reviews, or other content you publicly post. 

No one can view your password (including you), however we can change/create a new password or have a new password generated and emailed to you.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will notify any and all persons regarding what information was potentially exposed.  We do not collect, maintain, or have access to any sensitive credit card or financial information from users.

Our contact information

View our contact information here.

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