teachapedia:Privacy policy

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TeachaPedia: Privacy policy

What this privacy policy covers

This privacy policy covers TeachaPedia’s treatment of personally identifiable information that is collected when you use this website. Any information that you provide TeachaPedia is used for communicating with you and/ or enhancing your experience with TeachaPedia. TeachaPedia does not distribute your individual information to others except as may be compelled by law. Collective information may be shared with others but does not identify individuals.

Terms of use

  • You must be at least 18 years or older to register and use TeachaPedia.
  • You are responsible for all transactions that occur from within your account or under your screen name. You are responsible for keeping your password secure. You must immediately notify TeachaPedia if any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account occurs. TeachaPedia is not liable for losses caused by unauthorized use of your account; you may be liable for such unauthorized use.
  • Some features of this service, such as adding or editing an article, require the creation of an account. You may never use another user’s account without prior permission. You must provide accurate and complete information when creating an account on TeachaPedia.
  • You agree not to employ automated systems (including crawlers, spiders, robots, etc.) that send more requests to TeachaPedia servers than would be possible by a human using a conventional browser in the same amount of time.
  • You may not use TeachaPedia for any illegal, illicit or unauthorized purposes. Users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  • You are responsible for any and all content (data, text, information, screen name, graphics, photos, profiles, audio, video clips, links or any information that you contribute to TeachaPedia) that you submit, post, share, attribute, create and display on TeachaPedia.
  • You agree not to transmit, construct or provide means to send unwanted email messages to any TeachaPedia user or use this service to convey unsolicited or unwanted emails to external users.
  • You may not transmit any code, worms, viruses or destructive code to the TeachaPedia Service or to hosts such code on this service.
  • You may not use TeachaPedia to violate any laws in your jurisdiction. You may not post any content that violates the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of TeachaPedia or a third party.
    • Violation of these terms can result in the immediate termination of your TeachaPedia account and the removal of all associated content. While TeachaPedia strictly prohibits such conduct and content on its Service, you understand and agree that TeachaPedia cannot be responsible for the content posted by users. Furthermore, you understand that you may be exposed to such materials and that your use of TeachaPedia is at your own risk.
    • TeachaPedia respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask you and our users to do the same. TeachaPedia may disable and/ or terminate a user’s account if TeachaPedia determines that the user is violating applicable copyright or other intellectual property rights of TeachaPedia or any other third party.
  • TeachaPedia may contain links by third party websites that are not owned, affiliated or controlled by TeachaPedia. TeachaPedia has no control over and assumes no responsibility for content, policies, or practices of any third party website. Moreover, TeachaPedia cannot edit or censor any of the content provided by these third party sites. By using the service, you are relieving TeachaPedia from any and all liabilities arising from your use of these third party websites.

Information sharing

The point of TeachaPedia is to highlight, consolidate, create and share educational information that will benefit teachers and other educational professionals in the American educational system. It is NOT TeachaPedia’s practice to share personal or private information. For further information regarding the sharing of personal information, see the release of data section that can be found below.

Your profile

Identification of an author

When you publish a page in the wiki, you must be logged in.

When you are logged in, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym. If you are very concerned about privacy, you may wish to log in and publish under a pseudonym.

When using a pseudonym, your IP address will not be available to the public except in cases of abuse, including vandalism of a wiki page by you or by another user with the same IP address. In all cases, your IP address will be stored on the wiki servers and can be seen by TeachaPedia’s server administrators. Your IP address, and its connection to any usernames that share it may be released under certain circumstances (see below). Remember to log out or disconnect yourself after each session using a pseudonym on a shared computer, to avoid allowing others to use your identity.


Many aspects of the TeachaPedia’s interactions depend on the reputation and respect that is built up through a history of valued contributions. User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user’s edit history. All users are encouraged to select strong passwords and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.


Simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly (but see private logging below).

When you edit any page in the wiki, you are publishing a document. This is a public act, and you are identified publicly with that edit as its author.


The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.

More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and do not wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)

Private logging

Every time you visit a web page, you send a lot of information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of the TeachaPedia to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.

These logs are used to produce the site statistics pages; the raw log data is not made public, and is normally discarded after about two weeks.

Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems and in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site. IP addresses of users, derived either from those logs or from records in the database are frequently used to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of the wiki, including the suspected use of malicious “sockpuppets” (duplicate accounts), vandalism, harassment of other users, or disruption of the wiki.

Policy on release of data derived from page logs

It is the policy of TeachaPedia that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs or through records in the database via the CheckUser feature, may be released by the system administrators or users with CheckUser access, in the following situations:

  • In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement;
  • With permission of the affected user;
  • Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues;
  • Where the user has been vandalizing articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers;
  • Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the TeachaPedia, its users and/ or the general public.
  • The privacy policy does not permit public distribution of such information under any circumstances, except as described above.


All content contributed to TeachaPedia will be done using a CC-BY or CC-BY-SA creative commons license.


Confidentiality and security

We limit access to personal information about you to employees who, as part of their job, we believe need to come into contact with that information to provide services and features to you, and to administer our server(s).

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. In the event that you believe that your personal safety is at risk or if you believe that you may be the victim of identity theft or other illegal conduct, please contact the appropriate federal, provincial or local law enforcement agencies directly.


This privacy policy was created by reviewing and/ or making reference to the following sites: [1]