American Dream.com Inc. ("American Dream") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This policy statement provides our visitors (e.g., teachers, administrators and students) with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe online environment.
Personally Identifiable Information
We consider the following, among other things, to be personally identifiable information: first and last name, e-mail address, age and zip code.
Unless we indicate otherwise and obtain prior parental consent, personally identifiable information collected from students will be used solely by American Dream for internal purposes and will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.
American Dreamís life simulation game enables teachers to add another dimension to their classroom and students' activities. In order to create such online classroom activities, we will collect personally identifiable information from students and have teachers provide an access code to their students so that students can play AD101.com online with their class.
A teacher may deny students access or inquire about personally identifiable information that has been collected from a student on AD101.com, by writing to us at: webmaster@AD101.com
When teachers register with our site, we use their sign-in information, which contains personally identifiable information, to ensure that only the teacher who has signed in has access to his or her personal areas of the site. For example, only registered teachers are permitted to administer student passwords. Access to administer a teacher's area is controlled via that teacher's personal username and password, which was established during the registration process.
American Dream ensures that all personally and non-personally identifiable information that it receives via the Internet is secure against unauthorized access. This information is kept in a safe and secure system isolated from direct connection to the Internet. This means that no eyes but ours will ever see the information that our visitors send to us, unless we indicate otherwise. We will give out personal information as required by law, for example to comply with a court order or subpoena or to assist in criminal investigations. We may also give out personal information when we deem it advisable in order to protect the safety and security of our sites and visitors to our sites.
We work with schools and institutions to provide programs such as American Dream 101. Your school, district, or state may arrange for you to participate in these programs and may purchase products on your behalf. We may share personally identifiable information that you provide to us through your participation in these school programs with your school, district and your parents.
American Dream complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not accept personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that our records contain such information, we will delete it.
Partner Privacy Policies
When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, American Dream cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any website you visit.
Passive Collection of Data
Like most sites, we maintain logs of site usage in order to evaluate our visitors' interest level in areas of the website, which and how many pages they look at, how long they stay on the site, and what Web browsers are used. This data is tracked in aggregate form, not at an individual user level, and is not uniquely identifying. The aggregate level data may be shared with third parties and the public.
Our life simulation game offers personalized results: different visitors get different results based on the decisions they make. Registration for these services is required to facilitate customization of your individual results. In addition to providing personalized results, registration is important for sending you specific information related to your service, and for allowing you to access stored information.
Students register by giving us their full name and age, and they have the option of giving us their email address. They then pick a password. This information is then combined with the identifying information we have received from their school. This information is only available to us, the student and the student's instructor. We use this information to provide a personalized interactive environment for each student and to give the teachers and administrators the information necessary to track each student's progress and make effective use of AD101.com.
Each student has a unique user name, which is the student's screen name and the Students are publicly identified at the site only by their characterís name. You need to choose a secret password to keep the personal information you entered on AD101.com private. We do not condition a child's participation in an activity on the child's disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity.
NOTE: AD101.com reserves the right to terminate service for a student if a parent wishes to delete information that is necessary to our operations, such as First Name, Last Name and Age.
Send to a Friend
If a user elects to use our system to inform a friend or parent/guardian about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. The American Dream will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The American Dream stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact The American Dream at webmaster@AD101.com to request the removal of this information from our database.
Sharing of Information
The privacy of individual user data for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students is always respected and protected. We will never disclose, sell, or rent personal information that identifies any of our Homeroom users without specific authorization to do so. Only the student, the teacher, the school administration, and the parent(s) have access to this information. Each school has agreed to maintain the confidentiality of this information. The American Dream retains the right to release aggregate performance information provided this information is not personally identifiable by district, school or individual students and teachers.
Changes in Our Policy
Other Online Privacy Resources
A number of organizations are very actively involved in educating Internet users about privacy issues and are pushing for legislation to preserve your online privacy rights. For more information about data privacy and cookies, you should check out the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we cannot guarantee your privacy. Further, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or a law enforcement request.
We hope that you enjoy exploring our sites.
Last revised: April 29, 2006