Our Privacy, TOS, and Security Policies.
Please read; by using our site and staying on our site, you affirm and agree with all Privacy, TOS, and Security Policies. If you do not affirm and agree with all Policies, then you cannot use our site, and you must leave our site.

International Visitors:
Our servers, sites, domains, businesses, and organizations are in the United States of America, and are subject to United States of America Law and Jurisdiction. Our policies may differ from your country's policies. By visiting our sites, using our sites, and staying on our sites, you subject yourself to United States of America Law and Jurisdiction.

On This Page You Will Find:

  • Our Privacy Policies; 
  • TOS;
  • Conditions;
  • Legal Disclaimers and Disclosures;
  • Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) Prevention and Reporting Policies;
  • Sexual Abuse and Assault (SA/A) Prevention and Reporting Policies (PRP);
  • And Security Information.

Who we are:

I am Luciane Hawkins, and I maintain this website. This is Mrs. Luciane Hawkins' Third-Grade Classroom's Class Website; Our school is Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School, Hanover, Maryland.
Contact Me Here.

What personal data we collect, and why we collect it:

Comments:

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media:

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms:

We use Ninja Forms and GoDaddy Contact Services. Emails are sent through our secure email servers through Office 365, and are encrypted and protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft Advance Threat Protection, and other security services, programs, and apps.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites:

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics:

With whom we may share your data:

In order to enhance user experiences on our site and for security purposes, we use third-party apps, programs, and features including, but not limited to, Google, Google ReCaptcha, WordPress, GoDaddy, McAfee Secure, Proofpoint Security, TrustedSite, Sucuri Firewall, Cloud Protect, WAP, Cloud Firewall, PayPal, Ninja Forms, Geolocation Access Blocking/Restrictions, and Office 365 Online, Norton Security, and Norton Virtual Private Network.

How long we retain your data:

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We are compliant with U.S.C. 6501, et seq, 1974 Privacy Act, The Electronic Communications Privacy Act, The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act, Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act, and the The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

What rights you have over your data:

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data:

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and other security services in order to ensure site, content, and data security such as Google, Google ReCaptcha, WordPress, GoDaddy, McAfee Secure, Proofpoint Security, TrustedSite, Sucuri Firewall, Cloud Protect, WAP, Cloud Firewall, PayPal, Ninja Forms, Geolocation Access Blocking/Restrictions, and Office 365 Online, Norton Security, and Norton Virtual Private Network.

Your contact information:

Contact information are stored and encrypted end-to-end using the latest 258-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption. Financial and banking information is stored using PayPal and third-party financial platforms on separate encrypted, protected, and secured servers.

Additional information:

How we protect your data:

This Web site is secured with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate. Transactions on the site are protected with up to 256-bit Secure Sockets Layer encryption. We implement the latest in encryption and security services provided by Google, Google ReCaptcha, WordPress, GoDaddy, McAfee Secure, Proofpoint Security, TrustedSite, Sucuri Firewall, Cloud Protect, WAP, Cloud Firewall, PayPal, Ninja Forms, Geolocation Access Blocking/Restrictions, Microsoft Advance Threat Protection, and Office 365 Online, Norton Security, and Norton Virtual Private Network. Geoblocking prevents traffic from restricted and dangerous countries, anonymization programs, computers using VPNs, and similar programs. We trace IP origins and identify IP addresses, including masked IP addresses. Our site and servers are secured and scanned by multiple antimalware and threat detection companies and programs including Sucuri, GoDaddy, McAfee Secure, Trusted Site, Proofpoint, Microsoft Advance Threat Protection. Emails are protected by Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection, Proofpoint, and Encrypted (Internally and Externally). All servers and sites are HIPAA and FERPA compliant with BAAs. We use hardware, software, and other electronic and physical methods to secure computers, servers, sites, and devices; auto updates and zero-day protection programs are utilized. All devices are secured with passwords and/or fingerprint or biological security services, separate passwords are used to access our secure servers and programs, password change policies are enforced, user access restrictions policies are in place and enforced, extensive background checks are conducted, credential verification services are implemented, and buildings are secured from multi-level locking mechanism to security systems.

What data breach procedures we have in place:

We utilize trusted third-party security companies to secure our sites, servers, and data, to mitigate risks, to investigate breaches, and to implement clean up procedures. All users and shoppers are protected by a free $100,000.00 Shopper Identity Protection provided by McAfee Secure and TrustedSite, LLC for 90 (ninety days after purchases). Our company is protected by data breach insurance of up  $1,000,000.00 to clean up, repair, and mitigate risks. We use GoDaddy Security, McAfee Security, Trusted Site, Sucuri Security, Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection, Norton Security, VPN, and Proofpoint and other security programs and policies to protect our sites, servers, and data.

What third parties we receive data from:

For site operations, functions, security, and enhanced user experience we receive data from third party apps, services, and programs, and we receive data from Google, Google ReCaptcha, WordPress, GoDaddy, McAfee Secure, Proofpoint Security, TrustedSite, Sucuri Firewall, Cloud Protect, WAP, Cloud Firewall, PayPal, Ninja Forms, Geolocation Access Blocking/Restrictions, Microsoft Advance Threat Protection, and Office 365 Online, Norton Security, and Norton Virtual Private Network.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data:

When users leave comments, submit content, and purchase items from our site, we use third party apps, services, and programs to approve comments, content, and financial services information to approve transactions to ensure sufficient funds and/or credit. Identity may be verified using consumer reports, credit reports, and other third party agencies and information. If used, the user will be notified before such use and offered all rights afforded under any applicable laws in the United States of America.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements:

Our servers, sites, and emails are HIPAA and FERPA compliant. We maintain BAAs and encryption services, which meet or exceed requirements. Information pertaining to HIPAA and FERPA is available on demand. HIPAA and FEPA notices and disclosures are distributed to clients annually and is available anytime upon requests..

Legal Disclosures and Limits to Legal Liabilities and Responsibilities.

If you do not agree to these terms and services, then you do not have permission to use this site, our services, our content, and our programs. You must leave immediately.

By staying on this site and/or using this site, you agree to our TOS, Conditions, Privacy Policies, and agree that our site and your usage of our site are governed by the Laws of the United States of America, The State of Maryland, and The State of Missouri, which may or may not be equal to the laws of your country of origin or residence. Any disputes will be handled in the appropriate Court System in the State of Missouri, United States of America after arbitration has failed.

By staying on this site or our network of sites, and/or using this sites or our network of sites, the user or visitor agrees to all of our TOS, Conditions, Privacy Policies, current, amended, future, or otherwise, and agree that our site or our network of sites, and usage of our site or network of sites are governed by the Laws of the United States of America, The State of Maryland, and The State of Missouri, which may or may not be equal to the laws of your country of origin or residence.

Unless otherwise noted, any company, organization, entity, or person mentioned by name, by image, by linkage, or otherwise on this site is NOT endorsed, recommended, or sponsored by Luciane Hawkins and this sites, blogs, companies, and products. Likewise, unless otherwise noted, it should NOT be implied NOR understood that the mentioned companies, organizations, entities, or persons endorse, recommend, or sponsor our of site, blogs, and products. We do not control the content on third party sites, blogs, social media, etc.

Our website is in compliance with U.S.C. 6501, et seq, 1974 Privacy Act, The Electronic Communications Privacy Act, The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act, Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act, and the The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.