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CQEL Coaching Companion Online Privacy Statement

1. Acceptance of Terms. Welcome to the Coaching Companion website ("website") which is published by the Childcare Quality and Early Learning Center for Research and Professional Development ("CQEL") at the University of Washington. Use of this website is voluntary. By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information ("PII") and non-personal information as described in this Online Privacy Statement. This Online Privacy Statement only governs the use and disclosure of information collected through this website.

2. Non-Personal Information Automatically Collected and Stored. When you use this website or follow any links embedded in emails, CQEL may automatically collect information about your visit, including but not limited to:

This information does not identify you personally. CQEL uses this non-personal information to monitor the effectiveness of this website and to consider potential improvements to the website.

3. Personally Identifiable Information CQEL Might Collect From You. You do not have to provide personal information ("PII") to visit this website. If you request a website account, we ask for information such as your name, email address, and organization name. If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. We will not collect any PII about you when you visit this website unless you give us that information.

University of Washington is a state agency, and as such, subject to the laws governing the Preservation and Destruction of Public Records (RCW 40.14). As University of Washington determines is appropriate, University of Washington will maintain or destroy PII voluntarily provide.

4. Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information. CQEL may use your personally identifiable information to:

You have the ability to opt-out of receiving email from CQEL, either through links provided in the messages or by contacting CQEL at cqelcc@uw.edu.

5. Sharing Your Information. CQEL does not disclose, give, sell or transfer your personally identifiable information, except under the following circumstances:

6. Use of Cookies. CQEL sometimes transfers "cookies" to your computer's hard drive through your web browser to collect non-personal information about your visit to this website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers used to identify your computer. These cookies disappear after you close your web browser. This website does not use "persistent" web cookies. "Persistent" web cookies can track the activities of users over time and across different websites.

The help portion of the toolbar on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. If you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from this website, you will not be able to use many features of the website.

7. Linked Sites. This website may contain links to other websites of interest. Your use of such linked websites is subject to the privacy statements of the providers of those websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave this website and to read the privacy statements of each website you visit.

8. Security Measures. CQEL uses certain technical safeguards to increase the integrity and security of personally identifiable information stored on our systems. While CQEL strives to protect your information, such security cannot be guaranteed. Consequently, CQEL does not insure or warrant the security of any information you transmit, nor can we guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach, circumvention, failure, or interruption of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. CQEL may post a notice on this website if a security breach occurs.

9. Data Retention. If you create a website account, CQEL will retain your PII indefinitely. If you wish to deactivate your account, contact CQEL at cqel@uw.edu. CQEL and the University of Washington will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with legal obligations and resolve disputes.

10. Changes. CQEL may change this Online Privacy Statement at any time. If so, CQEL will post the revised Online Privacy Statement on this website. CQEL encourages you to review this Online Privacy Statement periodically.

Questions or comments about this Online Privacy Statement should be submitted to CQEL via the methods described in the Website Terms and Conditions of Use (https://cqelcoach.org/terms).

May 1, 2014