The following policy applies to the HealthyHearts4Kids.org website.
Healthy Hearts is committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online visitors. This policy statement provides our visitors (e.g., parents, teachers and children) with an overview of the measures we have taken to provide a safe environment for everyone.
Healthy Hearts is a web-based instructional module for intermediate age children to help them better understand the importance of cardiovascular health and the effects of personal choices related to physical activity, diet intake, and tobacco usage on CVH. The Healthy Hearts module is designed to be used by teachers and students primarily as a part of the school curriculum. The instructional module allows students to participate in interactive activities, some which require them to submit personal information in order to receive feedback and earn prizes.
The student personal information obtained in Healthy Hearts is limited to that information which is necessary for the activities of the instructional unit, information which is necessary for teachers to have to assess student progress, and information that operators of Healthy Hearts will use to determine the effectiveness of the module.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 will be used solely by Healthy Hearts or its agents for internal purposes and will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties. Information collected from users may be reported in aggregate form.
The personal information collected in Healthy Hearts includes:
Children will never be identified individually, except when prizes are earned and prize winners are announced on the website for students to view. The prize winners will be identified by first name and last initial, and students will only see prize winners in their own class. No other personal information will be revealed by student name except at the request of the student's teacher or parent.
It is Healthy Hearts policy never to post on its site, more than a child's first name, last initial, state, and school. The classroom teacher must review and approve any information submitted for posting on the Healthy Hearts website.
There are many activities on the Healthy Hearts instructional module that are for teachers, which enable 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 teachers and have teachers provide a password to their students so that students can publish materials online and do other activities online in connection with their class through the use of such password. We will only enable such passwords with the verifiable consent provided by teachers acting on behalf of parents. With respect to the teacher's personally identifiable information that we collect, we may use such information to provide teachers with information about materials, activities or other things which may be of interest to them.
If at any time, a teacher wishes to see any information submitted by a student that is not readily available to them through the Teacher Tools section of the Healthy Hearts module, he should send e-mail requesting the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A teacher may also at any time refuse to allow students to participate in any part of Healthy Hearts, or refuse to allow Healthy Hearts to collect any information that the child submits. To request such action, the teacher should e-mail email@example.com outlining the request. Healthy Hearts will respond to a request for disclosure within 5 business days.
Healthy Hearts operators will inform teachers if new activities are added to the instructional module that may change personal information collected in a significant way. In the event that changes such as these are made, Healthy Hearts will notify teachers that a new consent is required.
For parent/guardian requests for disclosure, Healthy Hearts will ask the teacher to verify the parent/guardian's name. That request from Healthy Hearts to the teacher will be sent via e-mail to the teacher's e-mail address listed on the registration form. Healthy Hearts will then disclose any personal information of a child to his parent/guardian.
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SUBSEQUENT USE OF HEALTHY HEARTS DATA
NOTE: Healthy Hearts will revise this policy as the content on our site continue to change.
Healthy Hearts is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide quality interdisciplinary educational experiences for students and teachers to use as part of regular school activities. To contact Healthy Hearts, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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