Effective Date: December 1, 2012
Welcome to Students Connecting. This website is owned and operated by RSLTSC Enterprises, LLC, dba Students Connecting. RSLTSC, Enterprises, LLC, dba Students Connecting is headquartered in the state of New York, U.S.A. Students Connecting is a safe website for students of all ages, including children and young adults, allowing students and parents of students looking for tutors and student tutors to connect. It was established in 2009 by Ronnie Schwartz, an educator, who saw how student tutoring can make a positive difference in the lives of students.
If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our Site. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
Students 12 and Under
It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA at http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm.
Students Under 18
Students Connecting works to inform teenagers ages 13-17 who are users of our Site of how to protect their information online by educating them on when and how to disclose information. We have included a “Tips for Teens” section on the Site that educates teens on how to remain safe and secure when using the Students Connecting website.
The Students Connecting registration form requires students to provide us with the following contact information:
This information is used to get in touch with users when and if necessary.
For students over 13 years old, Students Connecting sends their parent/guardian an email notifying them that they have registered at Students Connecting and provided us with personally identifiable information.
For students 12 and under, Students Connecting obtains permission from the student’s parent/guardian before the registration is completed. We send a confirmation email to the parent/ legal guardian to which the parent/guardian must respond.
Students Connecting does not disclose any personal information to anyone, at any time, for any reason. However, in the event of the sale or merger of the company, Students Connecting, the personal information collected by Students Connecting about its members/ users in the normal course of its business will be shared with the partner company or successor company upon completion of the subject acquisition or merger. Parents or guardians can review their daughter’s/son’s personal information once we receive verifiable identification. Verifiable consent can be given by one of the following methods:
Upon request, parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their daughter/ son be deleted from the site by contacting our offices by phone at 1--888-599-6444 or via e-mail at email@example.com. To do this or to review personal information collected from Student Members, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.
Students Connecting “Shout Out” Message Board and “Classified” Boards
Students Connecting has a safe “Shout Out” Message Board, and another “Classified” Board for student members. These message and classified boards are only accessible by our registered members/users. Students Connecting makes its members/users aware that postings in these areas become public information on our website. Student Members, including children, are not allowed to disclose any personally identifiable and/or contact information on our “Shout Out” and “Classified” boards.
All content is strictly moderated, but children and students are still cautioned that any information they provide can be viewable across the web on our Students Connecting website. Our Students Connecting “Shout Out” Message Board and “Classified” Boards are frequently moderated byStudents Connecting’s personnel. Our moderators take extraordinary steps to ensure that Student Members / Users do not divulge personal information. Members/Users who try to reveal, or ask for, personal information or post messages that are inappropriate will be warned by Students Connecting. If problems continue with the same members/users, they could be denied future access to the site.
Students Connecting Tutor of the Week Program
Each week, Students Connecting will select one of its tutors to feature on the Students Connecting Facebook page to recognize the tutor for their valuable service. If you wish not to participate in this Program, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not email Students Connecting to opt out of this Program, you are consenting to participation in this program as a tutor with Students Connecting and grant Students Connecting the right to use your name and likeness in connection with the Tutor of the Week program.
The Students Connecting site may contain links to other sites. Although Students Connecting is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites, Students Connecting screens all sites accessible from its website, to ensure that they comply with our standards. We have no responsibility for linked sites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.If users interact with third-party social media sites and applications, we may have access to certain information from a user’s social media account such as user name, profile picture, information about friends and followers, and content posted or viewed through the social media. However, Students Connecting does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 from third-party sites.When our users use social media networking platforms and plugins, they share information on our website with them and that information will be subject to that social media site’s privacy practices.
Occasionally, Students Connecting may communicate with your daughter/son by email. If a user wishes to opt-out after completing the registration form, she / he can do so by contacting us at email@example.com.
However, users cannot opt out from receiving certain administrative email notifications, including, but not limited to:
Upon registration as a tutor, Students Connecting sends each tutor an e-book via email that they can elect to redeem. Students Connecting is not responsible for the policies of the third parties through which such e-books can be redeemed, such as Amazon.com.
We immediately delete such first names and email address after sending. If a minor 13 and older provides his or her first name and a friend’s first name and/or email address to request we send a referral to the friend, then we use that information solely to send the referral to the friend’s email address.Users will not be permitted to freely type messages in the subject line or in any text field, and no personally identifiable information other than the recipient’s email address (which is later deleted)will be disclosed.
Students Connecting may include advertisements from third party providers on its Site. While Students Connecting may release overarching demographic data to these advertisers, it is the policy of Students Connecting to conceal any information that would identify an individual member.
Students Connecting has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Passwords and personal information are collected, encrypted and stored on our secure servers. Paper records of data and financial transactions are stored in a locked facility. Payment information is obtained through our secure Paypal payment page. Information will only be divulged to law enforcement agencies upon subpoena. However, in the event of the sale or merger of the company, Students Connecting, the personal information collected by Students Connecting about its members/users in the normal course of its business will be shared with the partner or successor company upon completion of the subject acquisition or merger.
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
Students Connecting takes information security very seriously and uses reasonable administrative, technical and managerial measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. For example, we utilize Secure Sockets Layering (SSL), an industry-standard protocol for certain of your transmissions to us, in order to encrypt the personal information that you send to us through the registration and sign up process. This applies to all pages of the site. We store your email address and payment method information in an encrypted form.
If you wish to cancel an account or have any questions or comments about our privacy statement, our practices or your dealings with Students Connecting, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via mail at: