Privacy Policy

MONTESSORI KIDS UNIVERSE

PRIVACY NOTICE

 

Montessori School Franchising, LLC; dba Montessori Kids Universe (“MKU” or “our” or “we”) is committed to protecting your privacy and the privacy of your child. We take privacy seriously and will treat your information with respect. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to inform you of how and for what purposes you and your child’s personal information is being collected, processed, and used.

 

Your use of any web pages, mobile applications, third party social media sites, email lists, online features, services and/or programs offered by MKU (collectively, the “Website”) is governed by this Privacy Notice.

 

MKU is the franchisor of a franchise system relating to the establishment and operation of Montessori pre-school early learning centers throughout the United States (each a “School”).  MKU provides certain rights to third party franchisees (each an “Authorized Franchisee”).  Authorized Franchisees can open and run their own Schools under the guidelines established by MKU, but each School is otherwise independent of MKU’s control.  MKU itself is not engaged in the delivery of education or instructional services of any type.  MKU is not responsible for the operation of any School or for the conduct of its Authorized Franchisees, including any Internet sites that they may operate (whether it is linked to the Website or not) and their collection and use of personal information.

 

Do Not Track

 

Currently, our policy is that we do not recognize “Do Not Track” requests and signals from Internet browsers and similar devices. We do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser.

 

Types of Information MKU Collects or Receives

 

In order to provide you with information and services, we may ask you to provide us with some personal information. MKU stores and uses the information that we collect in strict compliance with applicable state and federal law.

 

The types of personal information MKU collects or receives may include the following categories of information: (1) contact information such as names, mailing addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers; (2) biographical information such as date of birth, household data and demographic information; (3) banking information such as bank account, credit card numbers and/or other financial information; (4) health information such as health assessments, medical condition information, allergy information, medication information, and immunization status; (5) behavioral information such as injury, accident, incident, illness reports, and crime and police report information; (6) scholastic performance data; and (7) other information provided by Schools.  When you submit personal information, you accept that this information will be shared with Schools.

 

We may also collect information about you regarding your use of the Website when you visit the Website.  The types of usage information MKU collects or receives may include the following categories of information: (1) device information such as Internet Protocol (or IP) address, protocol and sequence information, MAC address, device ID/UDID, or similar device-specific code; (2) browser information such as browser language and type; (3) domain name system requests; and (4) browsing history information (including time spent at a domain, time and date of your visit) and number of clicks.  We may assign you a unique internal identifier to help keep track of your future visits.  Some of our web pages and electronic communications may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes referred to as “clear gifs”).

 

Use of Cookies

 

From time to time, MKU and/or our advertisers or other third parties may send a “cookie” to your computer.  A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive.  We, our advertisers, and other third parties may use cookies to identify and keep track of, among other things, those areas of the Website and third party websites that you have visited in the past in order to enhance your next visit to the Website.  You may choose to accept cookies by changing the settings of your Internet browser, but your ability to use the Website may be impaired or prohibited.

 

Use of Google Analytics

 

We may use third party analytics services, such as Google Analytics, in connection with the Website. Such third party services may use cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use and to report on activities and trends. Such services may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, applications, and online resources. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Website to another application which partners with Google is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

 

When We Collect and Receive Information

 

MKU receives your information when you: (1) request information about a School through the Website; (2) access an MKU social media platform; (3) sign up for any type of notifications from MKU or its partners; (4) provide MKU with comments, suggestions or other input through the Website or otherwise; and (5) provide information to Schools.  We may also receive information from third parties that provide us with such information.

 

School Collected Information

 

As a part of enrollment and providing you with services, Schools collect and receive personal information about you and your child.  The information collected by Schools is often stored on certain secured servers. Schools are responsible for the collection, storage, and treatment of all information that they collect.

 

Use of Information

 

Information collected or received by MKU is used for : (1) to provide services and improve your and your child’s experience, as well as the Website; (2) to personalize the experience of the users of the Website; (3) to communicate with you (directly or through business partners) and to inform you about the Schools and the products and services of MKU, the Schools; and (4) we use information collected about and from parents and students at Schools, and visitors to the Website, for our internal business purposes (e.g., business planning, program development, and future School locations).

 

When Information is Disclosed by MKU

 

We might disclose information to law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with law, enforce this Privacy Notice or our Terms and Conditions, and/or investigate and protect our rights or the rights of others.

 

Employment Opportunity and Potential Franchisee Information Collection

 

The Website may allow prospective employees to request or submit additional job opportunity information.  The information may then be shared with select Authorized Franchisees and others within MKU who are involved in the recruitment process.  The Website also allows you request franchise information.  By submitting any of this information, you consent that we and the Authorized Franchisees are permitted to use the information.

 

Privacy Outside the Website

 

The Website may integrate with or contain links to other websites, apps, and services. Those third party websites, apps, and services have their own privacy policies and terms of conditions that we do not control. We encourage you to review these third party terms and to contact the third party with any questions you may have.

 

European Union Users

 

The Website and our products and services are hosted in the United States and are governed by United States law.  If you are using the Website or our products or services from outside the United States, please be aware that your personal information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated.  The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country.  By using the Website or our products and services, you consent to your personally identifiable information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Notice.

 

 

Information from Children

 

Through the Website

 

The Website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of thirteen (13) who are unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  We do not use the Website to collect personally identifiable information from any person that we know to be under the age of thirteen (13). The sole circumstances under which we would knowingly receive personal information about a child through the Website are instances where the child’s School or parents/legal guardians provide that information.  We do not currently engage in any marketing activities to any child through the Website.

 

Outside of the Website

 

MKU and Authorized Franchisees, do receive information about your child as a part of offering and providing you and your child our and Authorized Franchisees’ services.  By applying for enrollment or enrolling your child at a School, you expressly agree that such School and MKU, and our and their respective service providers, will receive certain personal information about and from your child.  As a result of the foregoing described receipt and use of information about your child, you agree:

 

(1)   This Privacy Notice shall serve as notice to you regarding our information practices with regard to children, including the types of personal information we may collect or receive from your child (through the Website or otherwise), the uses to which we may put that information, and whether and with whom we may share that information. You should refer to your School’s Privacy Notice regarding its use of personal information.

 

(2)   You consent to the collection of personal information from your child in any manner.

 

(3)   We have notified you that you have the right to request access to the personal information we have collected from your child, and you have the ability to request that the personal information be corrected or deleted.

 

Parents and legal guardians should be aware that information that is voluntarily given by a child or others in email exchanges, bulletin boards, or the like may be used by other parties to generate unsolicited communications. MKU encourages all parents and legal guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet.

 

Security

 

We maintain commercially reasonable security measures to protect the information we collect and store from loss, misuse, destruction, or unauthorized access.  Our security includes physical, administrative, and technology-based measures. We use encryption to protect data transmissions.  We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, through access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security measures.

 

You understand that no security measure or modality of data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  We take security seriously, however, you should not expect that any information provided to us through the Website is free from the risk posed by unauthorized access.

 

How Long We Keep Your Personal Information

 

We retain data for as long as is necessary to provide our services and for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice.  For example, we may retain billing information as necessary to meet audit requirements.  We may also retain information as long as necessary to meet legal requirements, resolve disputes or enforce agreements.

 

Choices with Your Personal Information

 

Whether you submit personally identifiable information about you or your child to MKU is entirely up to you.  You may decide not to submit such information; however, we may not be able to provide certain services to you.

 

Your Consent To This Privacy Notice

 

By using the Website and/or enrolling your child at a School, you consent to the collection and use of information by us, Authorized Franchisees and our respective agents as specified above or as we or they otherwise see fit, in compliance with this Privacy Notice, unless you inform us otherwise by means of the procedure identified below.  We may use comments, ideas, information, feedback or suggestions that you may submit in any manner that we may choose without notice or compensation to you.

 

If we decide to change this Privacy Notice, we will post those changes on the Website. Your use of the Website following our publication of any amendment of this Privacy Notice will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms for all previously collected information and information collected from you in the future.

 

Montessori School Franchising, LLc; dba; montessori kids universe is committed to ensuring that its services are provided in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, handicap, nationality, age, or sex.

 

Privacy Notice Updated: September 9, 2019