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Empirical Resolution Inc. Privacy Policy.


Empirical Resolution Inc. (d/b/a Quill.org) (“we” or “us”), values your privacy and we are committed to creating a secure environment across our services, including our application programming interface, website and other online services (collectively, our “Website”). We use the data we collect to provide users with a high quality engaging experience and fulfill our mission of creating an active learning environment and helping students take charge of their education. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of the Website, we believe you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the use of the information we collect. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for our Website. Please make sure that you read the terms of this policy and any privacy policies that you enter into with parties other than us, including your employer or educational institution, as those policies may also explain how your personal information is used by those parties.

Your use of our Website means that you specifically and expressly consent to all practices described below in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, as amended from time to time. Any information you provide to us or the Website, along with your use of the Website, is subject to the terms in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, as amended from time to time.




How data is used and collected:




Quill.org collects the following data about our users and their use of our Website.







How we use this information:







Limitations on access to your Personal Information by employees and authorized parties:




Our employees and affiliates will not access your Personal Information without a specific reason to do so. Often this reason will be to better serve you in the event of a support issue (for example, we may look up your operating system and web browser if you write to us saying you are having a problem with the Website).




How your data is shared and transferred.




We disclose user information only as described below:




Your options and choices in our data use, collection, and transfer:







Children Users




Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)



To comply with COPPA, we only collect Personal Information from children under 13 after the student’s school, district or teacher has agreed to obtain parental consent for that child to use our Website and to provide us with Personal Information.

While parents or guardians of children under 13 may sign up their child and provide us with Personal Information about the child, no child under 13 may sign up with us or send us Personal Information unless they are signing up through their school, district or teacher, and that school, district or teacher has obtained parental or guardian consent to use our Website and provide us with Personal Information.

If you are under 13, do not send us any Personal Information unless you are signing up through your school, district or teacher, and that school, district or teacher has obtained parental consent for you to use our Website and provide us with Personal Information.

If we find any users who are under 13 and have shared Personal Information with us without signing up through a school, district or teacher that has obtained parental consent to use our Website and provide us with Personal Information, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you are aware, or become aware, of any users who have violated any part of this section, please email us at hello@quill.org so that we can investigate.

If you are signing up for the Website and creating accounts on behalf of student(s), you represent and warrant that you are either (a) a teacher or school administrator or otherwise authorized by a school or district to sign up on behalf of students, or (b) the parent of such student(s). If you are a school, district, or teacher, you represent and warrant that you are solely responsible for complying with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and all similar applicable laws, meaning that you must obtain advance written consent from all parents or guardians whose children under 13 will be accessing the Services. When obtaining consent, you must provide parents and guardians with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. You must keep all consents on file and provide them to us if we request them. If you are a teacher, you represent and warrant that you have permission and authorization from your school and/or district to use the Services as part of your curriculum, and for purposes of COPPA compliance, you represent and warrant that you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use on behalf of your school and/or district.




How we handle data security







Links to third party sites




In some cases, the Website may link to third party websites. These links may include social media pages, partner organizations, or any other website. We cannot control the activities or content that exists on these sites, and they may change without our knowledge. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites, or any other website that is not part of the Website.




Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy




We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify users of any change to our Privacy Notice by posting the revised Privacy Policy with an updated date of revision on our Website. The revised Privacy Policy will become effective upon such posting.




Contacting Us




If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, comments, or would like to know what Personal Information has been collected about you, please contact us by emailing hello@quill.org or writing to:


Empirical Resolution Inc.
55 Exchange Pl.
Suite #603
New York, NY 10005


updated 12/07/15