Privacy Policy

Online Policy Summary: Center for the Collaborative Classroom respects your privacy.

Center for the Collaborative Classroom, (“CCC”, “us”, or “we”) values the privacy of our users, members, and others who visit and use and its associated websites and services (collectively, the “CCC Site”) (collectively or individually “Users” or “you”).  This statement governs information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of the CCC Site and tells you how we may collect, use, and in some instances share this information.

If you request a catalog or purchase materials from us via the CCC Site, you may receive our annual catalog. If you prefer not to receive our catalog or other mailings, please let us know.

What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit the CCC Site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and automatically collected information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the CCC Site.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

You may provide to us what is generally called “personally identifiable” information when you register, such as your name, postal mailing address, e-mail address, home/business/mobile telephone number, credit card number, and billing information.  In addition, we may give you the option to provide us with certain demographic information about yourself. 

2. Automatically Collected Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, the CCC Site utilizes a standard technology called ‘cookies’ and Web server logs to collect information about how the CCC Site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the CCC Site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after the CCC Site. This information is generally collected on an aggregate basis, but we may connect your Web use information to your personal information.

What Are Cookies? 
Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer that is used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one Web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies.  A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the CCC Site.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us? 
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, fulfilling orders for products, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the CCC Site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers’ personal information. You may at any time notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by e-mailing us at or calling us at 1-800-666-7270 x281.

How Do We Use Automatically Collected Information?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs to gather information about our Users’ browsing activities, in order to constantly improve the CCC Site and our products and better serve our customers.

Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to the CCC Site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit the CCC Site and evaluate the CCC Site’s visitor capacity.

When do we Disclose Your Information?
We may disclose both personally identifiable and automatically collected information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to process such information on our behalf, to provide website maintenance and security, to offer certain features on the CCC Site, to assist us in improving the way the CCC Site works and looks, and to create new features.

We may share automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the CCC Site.

Except as otherwise noted in this Privacy Policy, we do not share personal information about Users with third parties unless doing so is appropriate to carry out a User’s request or we reasonably believe that doing so is legally required or is in our interest to protect our property or other legal rights or the rights or property of others.

We do not share personally identifiable information with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, if we should ever file for bankruptcy or have our assets sold to or merge with another entity, information we receive from you through the CCC Site is our asset and may be transferred.

How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.  When you send confidential personal credit card information to us in the bookstore section of the CCC Site, secure server software, which we have licensed, encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches the CCC Site.

Other information that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as your social security or account numbers to us through an unsecured channel such as e-mail.

How Do We Protect Your Information?

Information Security. We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.

Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with organizational policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by e-mailing

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting Users profile access.  You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

What About Children?

Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) without requiring parental consent.  Any person who provides their personal information to us through the CCC Site represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to The CCC Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from the CCC Site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the CCC Site visitors.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from the CCC Site to another Web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.  Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including Web sites which have a link on the CCC Site, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

What About International Users?

The CCC Site is hosted in the United States.  If you are a User accessing the CCC Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions, and by providing your personal data you consent to:

– the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy; and

– the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.

Your Consent
By using the CCC Site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on the CCC Site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.  For changes to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information that you have provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing the change.  We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect.  Your continued use of the CCC Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

How to Contact Us
Please let us know if you have concerns or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, or any other aspect of our products or services. Thank you.

Center for the Collaborative Classroom
1250 53rd Street, Suite 3
Emeryville, CA 94608

1-800-666-7270 x281 Toll-Free
1-510-533-0213 x281 Customer Service
1-510-464-3670 Fax

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