Effective starting: July 1st, 2020
Updated: June 12th, 2021
https://topscorestore.com (the “Sites”).
1. Who Top Score Writing is
TSW is a comprehensive writing curriculum designed for teachers of grades 2-12 to prepare their students for the state writing assessment. The curriculum is designed to provide extensive instruction in informative, opinion, and narrative writing. This curriculum provides lessons, practice worksheets, quizzes, homework assignments, and practice writing tests.
The lessons were created to provide a simple approach to writing that is practical for ALL students. This writing foundation will assist your students in becoming great writers.
This curriculum is divided into five sections: Expository Writing, Informative Writing, Opinion Writing, Narrative Writing, and Additional Activities and Strategies.
Top Score Writing, Inc (“TSW”) is located in the United States of America at 12240 SW 53rd Street, Suite 512, Cooper City, FL 33330. TSW provides educational resources via print and eLearning to any single company, organization, and individual through the United States. TSW, Instructure, Inc., and The Epignosis Group are the third-party Learning Management Systems (LMS) responsible for the management, maintenance, and operation of the LMS whereas TSW is responsible for the management, maintenance, and operation of the TSW digital curricula. TSW, Instructure, Inc., and the Epignosis Group comply with Data Protection Laws. TSW utilizes Instructure, Inc.’s Canvas and TalentLMS for the delivery of its digital product and their privacy policies can be found at https://www.instructure.com/policies/marketing-privacy and https://www.talentlms.com/privacy. TSW will not knowingly do anything or permit anything to be done which might lead to a breach of the Data Protection Laws.
By accessing TSW through a set of subscription packages, our teachers (“Customers”) can teach their students the TSW curricula. Customers access the TSW service by means of a unique combination of a user identifier (and/or email) and secure password. By gaining access to the service through this combination, the Customers are grated access via the third-party LMS to the TSW content. TSW manages and supports access to the service to the authorized users (“Users”), consisting of course instructors and learner activities. The course instructors specify and manage any additional content of their courses, which may include text documents, video and audio files, images, and/or presentations. Each instructor can request reports for the activity of his courses. The Customer owns his/her domain data and can extract reports for the total activity of his/her domain, including all its Users.
2. Collection: The Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
Visitors and Users: In the course of using the Sites, you may provide us with personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you and information on your use of and activities at our Sites that may be connected with you (“Personal Information”). Personal information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name and email address. When you visit the Sites, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your Internet Protocol Address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to our Sites and information you search for on our Sites. Like many websites, we may also use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file stored by your browser at your Device’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use “session ID cookies” in order to support login and main service functionality. We may also store cookies of third-party providers.
In particular, Google stores a Google Analytics cookie in order to be able to differentiate between users and be able to show us how many times people visit the websites on average (not individually) and information on what pages they’ve seen, how long the duration was, and so on; we do not identify who the visitor was or the TSW account (if any). We also use Google AdWords and Facebook Pixel cookies for running advertising campaigns over audiences that may be interested in our services; our ads will only start working when the audience is big enough, so no third party can use this information to personally identify the users. TSW does not collect, store, or process data from third-party cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Sites or all functionality of our services.
In some cases, another User (such as an administrator) may create an account on your behalf and may provide your information, including personal information (most commonly when your company requests that you use our service). We collect information under the direction of our Customers and often have no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data we process. If you are an employee of one of our Customers and would no longer like us to process your information, please contact your employer and us at the contact information below.
Customers: In addition to the data we collect for all Users, we also collect data that are required for your contract with us, such as your company affiliation, invoicing data, and also service usage data that prove that the service is used in accordance with your subscription terms. We may also acquire additional data through our Customers’ support requests to the extent this is required for us to resolve a technical issue or respond to a request or complaint. We also email to our Customers newsletters, announcements regarding TSW and our products, or marketing material. If you are a Customer and no longer wish to receive such emails, you can remove yourself from the recipients list at any time by selecting the “unsubscribe” link provided within the e-mail footer. If you are providing information (including personal information) about someone else, you must have the authority to act for them and to consent to the collection and use of their personal information.
Credit Cards: We do not store your credit card information in our systems. All credit card transactions are processed using secure encryption – the same level of encryption used by leading banks. Card information is transmitted, stored, and processed securely at gateways on a PCI-compliant network.
Content: We collect and store Content that you create, input, submit, post, upload, transmit, store, or display in the process of using our Sites. Such Content includes any personal information or other sensitive information that you choose to include (“incidentally-collected personal information”). Although TSW owns the curricula, databases, and all rights to the TSW service, Customers retain ownership, control, and all rights to their records and data which are their property.
Other submissions: We collect other data that you submit to our Sites or as you participate in any interactive features of the TSW Services, participate in a survey, contest, activity or event, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us.
3. How We Use, Process, and Retain Personal Information
Personal information is or may be used for the following purposes:
- to provide and improve our Sites, services, features and content.
- to administer your use of our Sites.
- to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the Sites.
- to better understand your needs and interests.
- to fulfill requests you may make.
- to personalize your experience.
- to provide or offer software updates and product announcements.
- to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional.
We collect and process personal data in a transparent manner, to the extent necessary for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes, and do not process it further in a manner incompatible with those purposes. We take care that the data we collect are accurate and, when necessary, updated. We take all reasonable steps to immediately delete or rectify personal data, if inaccurate. We process data in a way that guarantees their security, including their protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and accidental loss, destruction or degradation, using appropriate technical or organizational measures. We are ready to prove at any moment how we adhere to the above principles. We take the appropriate technical and organizational measures for the security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data. We expressly declare that these measures ensure that, by definition, personal data are not made accessible without the intervention of the natural person to an indeterminate number of natural persons.
Each domain’s data are retained for as long as the Customer’s subscription to the service lasts. Upon contract expiration, the data will be deleted or returned to the Customer if the Customer instructs us to. Alternatively, the domain will be rendered “inactive” and stored offline for 12 months so that a service reconnection is as smooth as possible; in case subscription is not renewed after 12 months, the data are permanently deleted.
4. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Users: We will display your personal information in your profile page and elsewhere on the Sites according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other TSW Users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information, and we encourage you to think carefully about what information you disclose in your profile pages. You can review and revise your profile information at any time. You should be aware that the administrator, as well as specially designated support personnel in order to provide support for technical issues you may face, may be able to: access information in and about your account; access communications history, including file attachments, for your account; disclose, restrict, or access information that you have provided or that is made available to you when using your account, including your Content; and control how your account may be accessed or deleted.
Third Parties: We do not sell your personal information or content and will not share or disclose any of your personal information or content with third parties except as described in this policy. We do not share personal information about you with third parties for their marketing purposes (including direct marketing purposes). Service Providers, Business Partners and Others: For security, service operation and management purposes, TSW also uses third-party services that provide the same level of protection as TSW. Third-party vendors and providers supply the necessary hardware, software, networking and storage to run the Talent LMS service; a detailed listing of them is included in the Terms of Service in the Data Processing Addendum (DPA). These third parties have access to your Personal Information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf.
5. Your Rights
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement: TSW cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to the government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal processes (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of TSW or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be (or to pose a risk of being) illegal, unethical, inappropriate, or legally actionable.
TSW respects your rights as a data subject. When TSW processes personal data on behalf of and as instructed by its Customers, our Customers are responsible towards the data subjects and you should contact the respective Customer to which the content of your service belongs for exercising your rights. In this case, TSW does not respond directly to your requests for the exercise of your rights that come to our knowledge, but we inform the Customer without delay and provide all reasonable assistance to satisfy your requests in accordance with instructions of the Customer. The service has all the necessary features to enable our Customers to exercise the rights of the data subjects on their behalf. For example, the service provides the ability to obtain and manage consent, to implement strict and secure password policies, and to exercise the right to be forgotten.
Transparency, information, and answers to requests: TSW adheres to the principle of transparency in processing. For any question regarding this policy, you may contact us at privacy at topscorewriting.com. We will respond without delay and in any case within one month upon receipt of the request.
Access: You have the right to receive from TSW confirmation on whether your personal data are processed, and in case this happens, all required information thereof (processing means, goal, records etc.).
Rectification: You have the right to require the rectification of inaccurate data relating to you without undue delay, as well as to fill in incomplete data, if necessary, for processing. If you have an account on our Sites, you can update your account data through your profile by selecting “My Information” from the options menu at the top of the screen.
Erasure: You have the right to ask for the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay. TSW, by means of its designated personnel, will erase the data where one of the following grounds applies: a) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes of processing; or b) the person requesting the erasure withdraws consent on which the processing is based and there is no other legal ground for the processing; or c) the data subject objects to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing; or d) the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation. TSW will not proceed to the erasure of the personal data if the data must be maintained for compliance with a legal obligation or in cases where the processing is required for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. If you receive marketing emails, you can remove yourself from the recipients list by selecting the “unsubscribe” link within the e-mail.
Restriction of processing: You have the right to request the restriction of processing if the accuracy of personal data is disputed, for that period of time that allows TSW to verify the accuracy of personal data or based on any other legitimate reason specified in applicable Data Protection Laws.
Data Portability: You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format as well as the right to request the direct transmission of personal data by TSW to another, if this is technically feasible.
Right to Object: You may oppose the processing of personal data which takes place without your consent. In this case, TSW no longer submits the personal data unless it demonstrates imperative and legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights, and freedoms of you as a data subject or for the foundation, exercise, or support of legal claims. If you receive promotional emails, you can remove yourself from the recipients list by selecting the “unsubscribe” link within the e-mail content. You may also oppose processing at any time by contacting us at the email provided at the end of this Policy.
Complaint to Supervisory Authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes Data Privacy Laws.
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