NexGen News® Privacy Policy 

NexGen News does not sell, lease, or rent your (nor student) data to any third-party.

1. NexGen News’s Commitment to Privacy

We take your privacy and the privacy of your students very seriously. This Privacy Policy explains how we use and process information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through the use of the NexGen News website and platform. Please read this Privacy Policy and contact us if you have any questions.

Our commitment is guided by a few major principles:

NexGen News is Committed to Maintaining a Safe and Compliant Platform

This Privacy Policy explains the details of how we safeguard and use the information you give us. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.

2. Children’s Use of NexGen News

Only parents/guardians, schools, or districts that have obtained licenses and provided consent on behalf of students can create student accounts. For all other types of subscriptions and trials, NexGen News does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 16.

If you are a child under the age of 16, you must get permission from your school, parent, or legal guardian to use this website. If you wish to sign up for a free trial or subscribe to NexGen News, your school, parent, or legal guardian must register for a trial or paid subscription to grant you access to the website.
If we learn that we have inadvertently collected Personal Data from anyone younger than 16 without the appropriate consent, we will take the necessary steps to delete it.

3. What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

a. Website Visitors.
If you are an individual who visits our front-end website (for example only (a “Visitor”) and do not log into the site, we may collect certain information in furtherance of our legitimate interests in operating the NexGen News services and business. Information collected automatically from Visitors may include the following:

By collecting your IP address, which is necessary for the operation of this Site, we may indirectly collect information about your geographic location (which may be sufficient to identify the name of your city or town, and, in some cases, your street name)

b. Logged-In Users. 
We will ask you to create a NexGen News account to access certain portions of our site. When you create an account, we will ask for your consent to collect certain types of Personal Data. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of the NexGen News website may not be possible. The Personal Data that we collect from logged-in users includes information that you voluntarily provide to us when you sign up for an account and information that is automatically collected when you are logged into the NexGen News platform. The information collected depends on whether you are a teacher, school, parent or student. The provisions below describe what information we collect for each type of user.

(i) From teachers and administrators
1. Information you voluntarily provide.  

2. Information we automatically collect.  If you are a teacher or administrator logged into NexGen News, we will automatically collect the same information that we collect from Visitors.

(ii) From parents
1. Information you voluntarily provide.  

2. Information we automatically collect.  
(iii) From students
1. Students can’t create accounts on their own.  

2.  Student accounts created by teachers or administrators.   3. Student accounts created by parents.  4. How student accounts are used.   5. Limits on collection of Personal Data from student accounts.  6. Information we automatically collect.  7. Deleting Student Accounts. 
c. How we automatically collect information.
We use the following tools to collect and track the automatically collected information described above, including:
(i)  Cookies and Similar Technologies.

(ii)  Analytics. (iii)  Email.
By using our website, you agree to our use of these tracking technologies.

We do not track our users across third party websites. As a result, we do not currently honor “do not track” signals transmitted by users’ web browsers. To learn more, Click Here

d. Anonymized Data. 
We frequently aggregate Personal Data in a way that makes it impracticable to use that data to identify a particular person; we also sometimes maintain individual data records with personal identifiers removed, and maintain it in a manner in which it is impracticable to relink it to any particular individual. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to such data as “Anonymized Data” and do not consider it to be Personal Data.

4. How We Use Your Information
We use Personal Data and any other information collected through the website for the following reasons:

We use this information to help us diagnose technical problems, administer the site and improve the quality and types of services that we deliver. We may also collect, track and analyze information in aggregate form that does not personally identify users.

5. How We Share Your Information
We will not sell or rent any of your or your students’ information to any third-party for any purpose, and we do not track users outside of our website. There is no third-party advertising on NexGen

We will not share your information in any way not outlined in this Privacy Policy. Except as noted below, we do not share any Personal Data with third parties for advertising, marketing or other purposes.

We share information that we collect in the following circumstances:

If there are changes to the Policy, you will have the opportunity to consent to them prior to additional information being collected or to cease using the NexGen News site and content. 

If a portion or all of NexGen News’s assets are acquired by or merged with a third party, your information may be one of the assets acquired by the third party. You’ll still be protected under this Privacy Policy, and your information will only be available to the third-party per the terms of this Privacy Policy. We will let you know if there is an acquisition by posting on our home page or emailing you or our contact at your school or district. If, at this point, you do not want your Personal Data shared with a new company, you can request its deletion. If NexGen News goes out of business or files for bankruptcy, we will not sell your Personal Data to any third parties who do not agree to continue to meet the protections spelled out in this privacy policy.

We may also obtain information, including Personal Data, from certain third parties (such as Clever). Any Personal Data received from these third parties will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We sometimes combine information we receive from third parties with the Personal Data we collect through the site. Any such combined information will be treated as Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Please also note that our service providers may be able to combine the data we share with them with the data they collect on their own. For example, if we share information with Clever, Clever may combine such information with the data they have already collected about you through their website. We are not responsible for such combinations of data and we encourage you to learn about their privacy and security policies before you use this site or provide our service providers with your personal information.

6. Links to Third-Party Sites
We occasionally link to other websites from our website to provide relevant content to our users. For example, we will sometimes link to other educational websites to supplement a lesson plan. We are not responsible for the practices of these third-party websites or services that we link to, and they are not covered under this Privacy Policy. These websites have their own privacy policies, and we encourage you to review them.

7. How NexGen News Protects and Secures Your Information
Each account created on the NexGen News website is protected with a password. Make sure that you and any students associated with your account keep these passwords a secret at all times to prevent unauthorized access to your account. You are responsible for any activity that occurs while you or any students associated with your account are logged in to NexGen News, whether or not that access is authorized by you. If you think that someone has gained unauthorized access to your account, please contact us immediately.

We have industry-standard security policies and procedures in place, and take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of Personal Data collected on our website. This includes the use of encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, firewalls and other security technologies to prevent access to the data from unauthorized parties. All connections between users and NexGen News are secured via encryption communication technology (TLS). All NexGen News passwords are salted and hashed using the practices recommended by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). NexGen News utilizes industry-standard application hosting providers who agree to perform frequent diagnostics, operating system updates, and network security monitoring. Our engineering team is committed to creating and maintaining systems to protect your Personal Data.

Our policy is that only employees who need to access user information in order to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to that information. Our partners, including our outside shipping company and our credit card processing company may only use the information to provide specific services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

While we have taken all steps to protect your information, and continuously work to keep our systems at or above industry standard security, no system is 100% fail proof and secure. If we believe that the security of your Personal Data may have been compromised, we will seek to notify you as soon as possible by email.

For information regarding our internal security audits, please contact us at [email protected].

8. Your Choices Related to Your Privacy
a. Withdraw Consent or Object.

b. You can edit your information.
(i) Editing your information. 

(ii) Editing a student’s information. 

c. You have the right to delete your information.

d. How we retain and delete your data.

e. Certain Rights for EEA Persons.

9. Identifying the Data Controller and Processor

10. Location of Data and Processing

11. Changes to the Privacy Policy
We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. You can see when it was last updated by looking at the last updated date at the bottom of this page.
If we make any significant changes we’ll post them prominently on our website or  notify you by other means as required by law. Your continued use of the website after a revision to the Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance and agreement to the current Privacy Policy. We recommend that you periodically review the Privacy Policy to make sure you understand and are up-to-date on how we’re keeping your information safe. If you don’t agree with any future changes to the Privacy Policy, please contact us to terminate your account.

12. Complaints/Contact Us
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles and GDPR, NexGen News commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EEA Persons with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Policy should first contact us [email protected]

For California Residents Only: 
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

a. Your Rights. California residents have the right under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) and certain other California and Federal privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to exercise free of charge:

b. Disclosure of Personal Information Collected.

Categories of Personal Information Specific Types of Personal Information Collected
Identifiers (e.g., a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers For Educator NexGen News Users:

For Student NexGen News Users: 
Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, signature, social security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance informationFor Educator NexGen News Users:

For Student NexGen News Users: 
Commercial information (e.g., records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies)For Educator NexGen News Users:

For Student NexGen News Users: 
Internet or other electronic network activity information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement)For Educator NexGen News Users:

For Student NexGen News Users: 
Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information

For Educator NexGen News Users:

For Student NexGen News Users: 
Professional or employment-related information

For Educator NexGen News Users:

For Student NexGen News Users:   

c. How to Exercise Your Rights.If you would like to exercise any of your rights as described in this Privacy Policy, please email us at [email protected]. Please note that you may only make a data access or data portability disclosure request twice within a 12-month period.
e.Please note, NexGen News does not sell, lease, or rent your data to any third-party.

This Privacy Policy was last modified June 15, 2021. Effective date: September 1, 2021.