Please read the terms of the Policy carefully before using our services or our websites. By using our services or our websites, you agree to the terms of this Policy and to our collection, use, storage and disclosure of your information as described below. If you do not agree to the terms and practices described in this Policy, you may choose not to use our services or our websites. Your use of our Services or our websites is also subject to any other applicable Terms of Services or other agreements provided to you. If you have any questions about the policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a service provider to schools, school districts and other institutions (collectively “Organizations”), we acknowledge that these Organizations have their own privacy policies relating to the information that they collect or that EMS LINQ collects in the course of providing the Organizations with our services. This Policy does not apply to these Organizations and we do not control them or their activities. In addition, EMS LINQ may use the services of other third-party companies in the course of providing services to customers (such as WorldPay, Plaid, Thawte, Rackspace, IP Commerce Inc., and ScanAlert Inc). These companies also have their own privacy policies relating to the information they collect. This Policy does not apply to these companies and we do not control them or their activities.
Through K12PaymentCenter.com, EMS LINQ, Inc. provides payment products and services for parents, schools and school districts. These products and services include payment card processing, eCheck processing, point of sale equipment management, merchant accounting and funds transfer. In the course of our payment processing functions, we routinely collect and retain personal information about our customers, including parents, students, schools and school districts. For our customers, information about disclosures, transfers and other processing of personal information (including FERPA-regulated information) as part of our payment processing processes, is provided in the documentation we provide during our K12PaymentCenter.com onboarding process. This information is outside the scope of this Policy, which relates only to information that we collect through the site itself.
Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
In addition to the uses described above, and subject to any applicable laws, we may use the information we collect about you (including personal information) in the following ways:
EMS LINQ, Inc. does not rent, sell or share your personal information to any third parties. When the information we collect is aggregated, anonymized or otherwise does not identify you in any way, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties, in accordance with all applicable laws.
In addition to the above, we may share your information with the following entities:
Subject to your consent if required by applicable law, we will collect and process your personal information as necessary to set up and administer your sign up to, and use of, the log in facility available on our Sites and Apps. We will use “cookies” to “remember” the machine or other device you use to access our Sites and Apps. Please remember that if we contact you, we will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited email, message or phone call. If you choose to use the log in facility available on our Sites, you are required to adhere to the following security procedures in relation to your username (currently, your email address) and password, which are referred to as “login information”:
We will strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you have provided. If you ever receive emails that are not related to the services you have registered to receive with K12PaymentCenter.comyou can stop receiving those emails by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the emails. We commit to promptly processing these unsubscribe emails. You may also contact us directly at email@example.com for questions about reviewing, modifying or deleting your personal information, but removing or not providing certain information may limit your use of the K12PaymentCenter services.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or student numbers) on our "Manage Students" and "Make Payment" forms, we encrypt that information using 128-bit encryption over secure socket layer technology (SSL). If you have any questions about security on our website, you can email us at ContactUs@K12PaymentCenter.com.
Some consumers, including residents of the state of California, may have certain rights regarding their personal information, subject to certain exclusions and the type of business processes involved in the services provided to the users. These rights may include the following:
Consumers have the right to request access to personal information. They can make this request for free, twice per year.
On receiving an access request, EMS LINQ, Inc. must provide the necessary information in a portable and easily accessible format, normally within 45 days of the request.
When providing information under the right of access, we will include:
EMS LINQ, Inc. does not sell your personal information, but if any information was sold, the consumer also can request access to the following information:
The consumer has a right to request the deletion of personal information that the business holds on the consumer.
However, this right does not apply where the business needs to retain the personal information in order to do any of the following:
The consumer has the right not to be discriminated against for having exercised their rights under any applicable legislation, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act. In particular, the business may not:
To request access to your personal information or request deletion, please submit a verifiable consumer request through one of the following methods:
Only you or a person authorized to act on your behalf may make a consumer request related to your personal information.
You may only request a copy of your data twice within a 12-month period. The request must:
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.
Our goal is to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will cover only the 12-month period preceding the request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. We will provide your personal information in a format that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information without hindrance.
We will not charge a fee to process or respond to your request unless it is excessive or repetitive. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will provide you with the basis for that decision and a cost estimate before completing your request.
EMS LINQ, Inc. may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your K12PaymentCenter.com account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
EMS LINQ, Inc.
2528 Independence Blvd., Suite 200
Wilmington, NC 28412