LAST UPDATED: 9/30/17

This Howlbits LLC Privacy Policy is related to the Terms of Service and shall be considered a part of that agreement between you and us. Any terms not defined herein shall be given the same meaning as such term with the Terms of Service.

Howlbits LLC operates Graded.us web site, Graded iOS app and Graded Android app. It is Howlbits LLC’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites and mobile applications.

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Howlbits LLC/Graded we have a few fundamental principles:

  1. We do not ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  2. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  3. We use the user name and password you provide to connect to your school/district’s Home Access Center (HAC) system, retrieve your grade and class information and present to you in a more intuitive way.
  4. We do not store any of the information that we retrieve from HAC system on our servers or on your local device.

Below is our Privacy Policy which incorporates these goals:

Website Visitors & App Users

Like most website and mobile app operators, Graded/Howlbits LLC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Graded/(Howlbits LLC purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Graded/Howlbits LLC visitors use its website or mobile app. From time to time, Graded/Howlbits LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Graded/Howlbits LLC may track potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, School, or District. Graded/Howlbits LLC does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Aggregated Statistics

Graded does keep track of analytics to look at certain data. It does not track any grades or personal information. It does track school, school district, device OS, and frequency of use.

We only keep track of this information to make the product better, none of it is given out to external sources.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitors computer, and that the visitors’ browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Graded/Howlbits LLC uses cookies to help Graded/Howlbits LLC identify and track visitors, their usage of Graded/ Howlbits LLC website, and their website access preferences. Graded/Howlbits LLC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Graded/Howlbits LLC websites, with the drawback that certain features of Graded/Howlbits LLC websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Graded/Howlbits LLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Graded/Howlbits LLC’ sole discretion. Graded/Howlbits LLC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

This Terms of Service was initially drafted from a wordpress.com version, which is available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license