Effective Date: September 14, 2016
TonyGaskinsAcademy.com, an on-line web based internet service
provider, TonyGaskins.comand/or the web portal for Tony Gaskins
Academy (as applicable, the “Website”) operated by Gaskins
Productions, LLC, a Florida for profit limited liability company, d/b/a
Tony Gaskins Academy. The operation of Tony Gaskins Academy by
the Company is done so under an exclusive License Agreement with
Gaskins Productions, LLC. By visiting the Website, you are accepting
We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through
our compliance with this policy.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from
you or that you may provide when you visit the Website and our
practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing
This policy applies to information we collect:
• On the Website and during registration.
• In e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and the
• Through mobile and desktop applications you download from the
Website, which provide dedicated non-browser- based
interaction between you and the Website.
It does not apply to information collected by:
• Us offline or through any other means, including on any other
website operated by third parties (including but not limited to
schools, colleges, universities and community); or
• Any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including
through any application or content (including advertising) that
may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and
practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do
not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is to not use the
Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this
continued use of this Website after we make changes constitutes
your acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy
periodically for updates.
1. Children Under the Age of 13
The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No
one under age 13 may provide any 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 or on or through any of its features, register on the Website,
make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive
or public comment features of this Website or provide any information
about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone
number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may
use. 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.
2. What Personal Information About Users Do We
In order to help us personalize and continually improve your
experience at the Website, we gather certain types of information.
The types of information we gather are:
1 Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information
you enter on the Website, or give us in any other way. For
example, we request that you provide certain personal
information, including your name, address, email address, birth
date, telephone number, contact information, and any other
information from which your identity is confirmed. We may also
sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive,
cultural, behavioral, and preferential and/or lifestyle information
about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish
such information. If you do provide such information, you are
thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance
In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic
information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code,
age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes
we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of
information. You can choose not to provide certain information,
but then you might not be able to take advantage of certain
features. We use the information that you provide to us for such
purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future
visits for you, improving our services, communicating with you
and may provide such information to third parties for purely
scholarly and non-commercial purposes.
2 Automatic Information: We also receive and store certain types of
information whenever you interact with us. For example, we
gather or may gather certain information about your use of the
Website and the Website networking, such as what areas you
visit and what services you access. The Company and our
partners, affiliates, and analytics or service providers use
cookies or similar technologies. These technologies are used in
analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’
movements around the site and to gather demographic
information about our user base as a whole. Users can control
receive reports based on the use of these technologies by
these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
4 As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information
automatically and store it in log files. This information may
include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet
service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system,
date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine
this automatically collected log information with other
information we collect about you. We do this to improve
services we offer you and site functionality. We may partner
with third parties to either display advertising on our website or
manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partners
may use technologies such as cookies to gather information
about your activities on this website and other sites in order to
provide you with advertising based upon your browsing
activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information
used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you
may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European
Union, click here). Please note this does not opt you out of
being served ads. You may continue to receive generic ads.
5 Email Communications: We store all email correspondences
between you and the Website in order to improve your future
experiences. We may use your contact information in order to
send you email or other communications regarding updates at
the Website. While you have the option to opt-out of receiving
emails, we reserve the right to send you strictly service-related
announcements on rare occasions, e.g., if service is temporarily
suspended for maintenance. You may opt-out by clicking the
unsubscribe link from the email, or by emailing us at
support@TonyGaskinsAcademy.com. If you choose to use our
referral service to tell a friend about our website, we will ask
you for your friend’s email address. We will automatically send
your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the
website. We may store this information for the sole purpose of
sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our
referral program. Your friend may contact us at
support@TonyGaskinsAcademy.com to request that we
remove this information from our database.
6 Blog/Forum: The Website may contain publicly accessible blogs
or community forums. You should be aware that any
information you provide in these areas may be read, collected
and used by others who access them. To request removal of
your personal information from a blog or forum contact us. In
some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal
information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable
to do so and why.
3. How We Use Information We Gather
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to
us, including any personal information:
• To present the Website and its contents to you.
• To provide you with information, products or services that you
request from us.
• To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
• To provide you with notices about your account/subscription,
including expiration and renewal notices.
• To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any
contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing
• To notify you about changes to the Website or any products or
services we offer or provide through it.
• To enable our third party partners and their assigns to conduct
• In any other way we may describe when you provide the
• For any other purpose with your consent.
Under no circumstances will this Website sell or otherwise provide
information to third party advertisers to assist in the marketing of
products or services to users.
4. Disclosure of Information
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the
personal information to third parties. We may disclose aggregated
information about our users, and information that does not identify
any individual, without restriction.
We may disclose personal information that does not identify any
individual that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy
• To our subsidiaries and affiliates for various purposes.
• To contractors, service providers and other third parties (examples
include but are not limited to schools, colleges, universities and
community partners) we use to support our business and who
are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal
information confidential and use it only for the purposes for
which we disclose it to them. These companies are authorized
to use your personal information only as necessary to provide
these services to us.
• To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture,
restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or
transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets, whether as a
going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar
proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company
about the Website users is among the assets transferred. You
will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web
site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal
information, as well as any choices you may have regarding
your personal information.
• To third parties for research and purely scholastic endeavors and
not to advertise products or services to you.
• To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
• For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the
• With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
• To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to
respond to any government or regulatory request.
including for billing and collection purposes.
• If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the
rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or
We DO NOT collect or repurpose personally identifiable information
including but not limited to:
• Social Security Numbers.
• Home Addresses.
• Credit Card Numbers.
• Criminal Record.
• Personal Telephone Number.
We DO NOT control and are not responsible for any information
provided to or disseminated by administrators or other users. All
administrators and users are required to comply with the Website’s
information. Users may always opt out of providing information to
other users or administrators.
5. Access and Choice
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our
service, you may update this information by making the change on
our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support
by clicking here or by contacting us by postal mail at the contact
information listed below. We will retain and use your information as
necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and
enforce our agreements.
6. Public Areas of the Website
Some areas of the Website may be public areas. These are OPEN
PUBLIC FORUMS and must be treated as such. You should be
aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read,
collected, and used by others who access them. CHOOSING TO
MAKE YOUR INFORMATION PUBLIC IS EXACTLY WHAT IT
SOUNDS LIKE: ANYONE, INCLUDING PEOPLE OFF OF THE
WEBSITE, WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IT. THE COMPANY DOES NOT
GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR YOUR SAFETY WHEN
RESPONDING TO A STUDENT OR ORGANIZATIONAL POSTING
ON ANY OF THESE FORUMS. PLEASE BE SMART AND VERIFY
ANY AND ALL ORGANIZATIONS OR MEMBERS.
7. Data Security
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal
information including a variety of privacy and security policies,
processes and procedures, including administrative, physical and
technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the
confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal information
that it creates, receives, maintains or transmits from accidental loss
and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. In
addition, we encrypt the transmission of such personal information
using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
The safety and security of your information also depends on you.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password
for access to certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for
keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your
password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out
information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The
information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not
completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal
information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal
information transmitted to the Website. Any transmission of personal
information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for
circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained
on the Website. If you have any questions about security on our Web
site, you can contact us by clicking here.
8. Third Party Websites
The Website may contain links to third party websites over which we
have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or
practices of other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy
policies of those other websites so you can understand how they
collect, use, and share your information.
Widgets and Social Media Features
The Website may include Social Media Features, such as the
Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or
interactive mini-programs that run on the Website. These Features
may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site,
and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly.
Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party
or hosted directly on the Website. Your interactions with these
Open ID Provider
You may be able to log in to the Website through sign-in services
such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services
will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share
certain personal information with us such as your name and email
address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook
Connect give you the option to post information about your activities
on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your
9. Rights Under FERPA
The use of the Website does not affect your rights under the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”). Pursuant to FERPA,
any school that receives funds under an applicable program of the
U.S. Department of Education is required to protect the privacy of
student education records. In a nutshell, FERPA requires schools to
obtain written permission from parents or students prior to disclosing
a student’s records. However, certain exceptions allow schools to
disclose information internally, and for certain specified reasons,
without obtaining consent. For more information on FERPA, please
10. Compliance with FERPA
The Company maintains strict standards with regard to personally
identifiable information about students (Student PII) to ensure
compliance with FERPA. In accordance with these standards, the
Company will not disclose Student PII for any other purpose other
than the purpose for which it was disclosed. In addition we will not
share or sell FERPA-protected information, or re-use it for any other
purposes, except as directed by you or permitted by FERPA.
Information disclosed on the website will not be used by us or
provided to others for marketing purposes. In addition, we have
implemented security policies and procedures reasonably designed
to protect Student PII from inappropriate disclosure, destruction or
modification. Any staff of Website who will come into contact with
Student PII has been specifically trained to ensure the security and
confidentiality of such records. If you believe Student PII contained on
this Website is incorrect, inappropriately displayed or you would like
to gain access to Student PII stored on this Website belonging to you
or your children please contact us by clicking here.
11. Data Retention
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or
as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your
information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve
disputes and enforce our agreements. We will retain your personal
information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in
allowed by law for a set period. You can request to see or delete your
personal data and that of any student accounts you create. You
understand and agree, however, that it may not be possible to
completely delete all information from our databases and in such
case we may retain (but not display, distribute, or perform) server
copies of your information that have been removed or deleted from
your account. Even after we have deleted your information from our
systems, copies of some information from your account may remain
viewable in some circumstances – where, for example, you have
shared information with social media platforms and other unaffiliated
services, or in a de-identified or aggregated fashion. We may also
retain backup information related to your account on our servers for
some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with
applicable law or our internal security policies.
12. Data Provided by Educational Entity
Notwithstanding the provisions set forth above, the following
provisions shall apply only to data of whatever type (the “Data”)
provided directly by an educational agency, school or university (each
an “Educational Entity”). All Data containing Student PII or records
which were the property of the student prior to its transfer to this
Website shall continue to be the property of the student under the
control of the Educational Entity. To contact this website for issues
related to Student PII please click here.
We will hold all Data provided by an Educational Entity in the strictest
confidence and will not disclose any such Data except as provided in
any agreement between the Educational Entity and us, as expressly
authorized in writing by the Educational Entity or in connection with a
qualified research project or scholarly pursuit. In addition, prior to any
disclosure of Data required by a court of competent jurisdiction or an
administrative body we will notify the Educational Entity in writing
prior to any such disclosure to give the Educational Entity an
opportunity to oppose any such disclosure.
We will not transmit or store Data outside the United States without
the consent of the Educational Entity. All Data provided by the
Educational Entity will be stored, processed, and maintained solely
on designated target servers and at no time will such Data be
processed on or transferred to any portable or laptop computing
device or any portable storage medium, unless that storage medium
is in use as part of our backup and recovery processes.
We will use Data provided by the Educational Entity solely for the
purposes expressed in any agreement between the Educational
Entity and us or for research and purely scholastic endeavors. This
Data will not be distributed, repurposed or shared across other
applications, environments, or business units of the Company. In
addition, except in the case of research and purely scholastic
endeavors, this Data will not be transmitted, exchanged or otherwise
passed to other vendors or interested parties except on a case-by-
case basis as specifically agreed to in writing by the Educational
In the event of an unauthorized release of information contained in
the Data provided by the Educational Entity requiring notification of
the individuals affected, we shall assume responsibility for informing
all such individuals in accordance with applicable law.
13. Mobile Privacy
We may offer you the ability to connect with our Website, or use our
applications, services, and tools through a mobile device, either
through a mobile application or via a mobile optimized website. The
such mobile applications or mobile optimized websites.
When you download or use our mobile applications, or access one of
our mobile optimized sites, we use various technologies to determine
location, such as location services of the applicable operating system
or browser and sensor data from your device, such as GPS
coordinates. We automatically receive and record information on our
server from your browser or mobile platform, including your location,
IP address, browser type, operating information, device and
application IDs, and cookie information. The location data will be
used solely to present you with opportunity and event distance
calculations, and location verification for work service performed. We
will not use any information collected for advertising purposes and we
will not provide this information to any third parties for use in the
marketing of any product or service to you. Most mobile devices
allow you to control or disable location services in the device's
setting's menu. If you have questions about how to disable your
device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile
service carrier or the manufacturer of your particular device.
this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’
personal information, we will notify you by e-mail to the primary e-mail
address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the
Website home page prior to the change becoming effective. The date
You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to- date active and
deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our
15. Contact Information
The Website is operated by Gaskins Productions, LLC, a for profit
Florida limited liability company d/b/a TonyGaskinsAcademy.com,
which developed and owns the Website. You can contact the site by
visiting the Contact Us Page.