(Effective December 14, 2023)

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Teachers’ Curriculum Institute and our affiliates (“TCI,” “us,” “our,” “we”) collect and use the information you provide to TCI’s website (“Website”), including our online store, and our Teacher and Student online application service (“Application”).


  1. Information Collected Through the Website and Application and How That Information Is Used and Disclosed
  2. Student Information
  3. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
  4. Data Security
  5. Children’s Privacy
  6. Links to Other Websites
  7. Changes to This Policy
  8. Contacting TCI

1. Information Collected Through the Website and Application and How That Information is Used and Disclosed

We collect personal information, which is information that identifies an individual, including:

  • Account Registration: To access the Application as a teacher or an administrator, TCI requires a name, email address, and password.
  • Purchase Information: If you make a purchase through our online store, we or our payment processing vendor, may collect your payment information and billing and shipping information.
  • Career Portal: You may apply for a job with TCI. In doing so, you may submit your name, email, address, telephone number, LinkedIn profile URL, employment history, educational history, resume, and any other information related to your job application.
  • Contact Information: You may provide contact information (such as your name and email address).


We may use or disclose personal information for various purposes when you provide such personal information, including the following:

  • Application Access: Users need an account to use TCI’s Application. TCI deletes all teacher and administrator accounts and content within the Application upon district or school request, or after two years of inactivity, whichever comes first.
  • Marketing: We may use personal information for marketing purposes, such as notifying you of new product features and free lessons.
  • Vendors: We may use vendors to help us operate our business and the Application and Website, or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending emails, analytics, or maintenance. Interactions with our Application and Website may be monitored and retained for our use, and we may use vendors to collect, store, and analyze information you provide.
  • Business Transactions: We may disclose your personal information in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business assets (e.g., in the event of a merger, reorganization, liquidation, bankruptcy, or any other business transaction), including negotiations of such transactions.
  • Legal: We may use personal information to meet our legal obligations, work with law enforcement, and for public safety purposes. We may use personal information in order to comply with laws, regulations, court orders, or other legal obligations or to assist in an investigation, to protect and defend our rights and property, or the rights or safety of third parties, to enforce our terms, this Policy, or agreements with third parties.

2. Student Information

We collect the following information from students:

  • Account Registration: To create a student account for the Application, TCI requires a first name, last name, username, and password. Schools and districts may provide student emails as usernames. Parents, legal guardians, and students can view this information in a student’s account. The actual content of these fields is at the discretion of the teacher or administrator managing the account. Student passwords can only be reset within our Admin tool by a user authorized to manage that student account. Parents, legal guardians, and eligible students can contact the teacher or administrator managing the account to make any corrections.
  • User-Generated Content: Within the Application, students may answer content-based questions, which include open-ended question prompts. Students should be instructed to never include personally identifiable information in an open-ended question.


TCI uses and discloses student information to enable access to and usage of our Application for educational purposes only. TCI provides schools and districts full access to their student information through our Application and Admin tool. Teachers can view their students’ information and download it at any time to a CSV file. Parents and legal guardians can request deletion of student information by emailing [email protected].

All student accounts and user-generated content, including any grading information, are permanently deleted each summer as part of TCI’s annual student and class reset. It is the responsibility of schools and districts to export any student information, such as points assigned for individual assessments, notebooks, and other content prior to the summer reset.

3. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We and our vendors may use a variety of tracking technologies, such as cookies, that collect certain information whenever you interact with the Application and Website, such as device identifiers, your IP address, location, other unique identifier, all of the areas within the Application and Website that you visit, and the length and time of the visit. We may use tracking technologies in connection with your activity on the Application and Website over time to analyze your interactions and experiences with the Application and Website.

You may be able to opt out of certain tracking technologies using the settings on your browser, such as “Do Not Track” signals. TCI is not responsible for any opt-out methods that are provided by third parties, including whether they function properly. If you choose to opt out of certain tracking technologies, parts of the Application and Website may not function.

4. Data Security

TCI implements appropriate safeguards to protect against the accidental, unauthorized, or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure of, or access to personal information. While we strive to take great care to protect your personal information, TCI cannot warrant the security of any information that you submit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Learn more about TCI’s data security practices in our FAQs.

5. Children’s Privacy

TCI offers access to students who are children under 13 to the Application based upon the consent from the student’s school, school district, or parent/guardian.

Parents and legal guardians have the right to review, delete, and/or refuse to permit further collection or use of their child’s information. All such requests can be made by Contacting TCI. Please note, however, that refusing further collection of your child’s information may affect your child’s experience on the Application, including preventing them from logging in as a student for educational purposes.

6. Links to Other Websites

TCI’s Websites may contain links to other third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other third-party websites.

7. Changes to This Policy

TCI may modify this Policy from time to time. We will indicate any updates to this Policy by changing the “Effective” date at the beginning of the Policy. We encourage you to review the Policy regularly for any changes. If we make any material modifications to this Policy, we will provide prominent notice and, depending on the material modifications, may provide choices for the new use of information.

8. Contacting TCI

If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or if you would like to review, update, or delete any information that you have provided to us, please contact us at:

Teachers’ Curriculum Institute
Ellen Hardy, Chief Operating Officer
1049 El Monte Avenue, Ste C #607, Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: 650-390-6600 or 877-234-3214
Email: [email protected]
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