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How cookies are used on RootsEDU sites

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safe school rootsedu P8pwSetting realistic goals
Why is teaching students to set realistic goals so important? In our experiences, when we ask students to write down some of their goals, many of them quickly scrawl something along the lines of "Get an A in English," "Become Class President," or "Become a better student." These are great goals to have, but are they realistic for that particular student? Is the goal specific or is it too broad? Is the goal clearly defined? For example, getting an A in English is great, but does that mean an A on an assignment, on a unit test, or at the end of the term? These are three very different definitions of getting an A in English, so it is very important for students to clearly define what they would like to achieve. More importantly, is that A in English realistic for that particular student? If a child normally gets Ds in English, then it may be overwhelming to suddenly make that A. The fear is that a child who makes an unrealistic or poorly defined goal will not be successful and then feel disappointed in their perceived "failure." If a student receives Ds in English, then it is probably more attainable to first try to achieve a B on the next math test and then work towards the A after that. Set realistic and attainable goals.

Developing a Step-By-Step Action Plan
Once teachers have worked with students to set a realistic goal, the next step is to develop an action plan that makes the goal more achievable. We define a realistic plan to not only include a set timeline and end date, but also "mini" goals to reach along the way. Students need to ask themselves, "What do I have to do in order to reach my goal?" In our experiences, we find a monthly plan to work well with students, as they then have a weekly check in to reflect on their progress. Let's take "I want to get a B on the next Enlgish test" as the goal for the month. What are some things the student can do to work towards this goal? Perhaps completing all their homework, asking the teacher for extra help, and studying each night during the week of the test are the mini-goals. We can look at this as a step-by-step progression. Each week, students can reflect on their progression towards their goal. This makes students accountable for their success and provides them with the opportunity to understand what they need to work on next. Create a step-by-step learning plan.

Reflecting on the Journey
Students are to reflect upon their journey and whether or not they achieved their goal. It is important to understand that not everyone in the class may reach their goals—this may be due to lack of effort, difficulties along the way, or circumstances beyond their control. Too often, students only focus on the end point instead of considering the entire journey. The key lesson for students is that determination, hard work, and reflective thought is needed in order to recognize an area for improvement and actively work to accomplish a change. In order to help a greater amount of students with this endeavor, RootsEDU provides a unique curriculum and specificaly designed programs with preset goals and action plans that can fit individual student needs! Goal oriented, leveled, explicit and systematic programs that are proven to improve student test scores and class ranking. Please submit Student Application.

A. 介绍

  1. 我们非常重视并承诺保护网站访客的隐私。本政策详细阐述了我们对个人信息的处理方式。
  2. 当您首次访问我们的网站时,如果您同意我们遵循本政策的条款使用cookie,则意味着此后您每次访问我们的网站时,都允许我们使用cookie。

B. 版权说明
本文档基于SEQ Legal(seqlegal.com)的模板创建,
由RootsEDU(www.rootsedu.org) 修改完成。

C. 收集个人信息


  1. 有关您的计算机的信息,包括您的IP地址、地理位置、浏览器类型和版本以及操作系统;
  2. 有关您访问和使用本网站的信息,包括流量来源、访问时间、页面浏览量和网站导航路径;
  3. 在我们的网站上注册时填写的信息,例如您的电子邮箱地址;
  4. 您在我们的网站上创建个人资料时填写的信息,例如您的姓名、个人资料图片、性别、生日、人际关系状况、兴趣和爱好、教育背景和工作信息;
  5. 您在订阅我们的电子邮件和/或新闻资讯时填写的信息,例如您的姓名和电子邮箱地址;
  6. 您在使用我们网站上的服务时填写的信息;
  7. 您在使用我们的网站时生成的信息,包括您使用的时间、频率和环境;
  8. 与您购买、使用服务或通过我们的网站进行的交易相关的信息,包括您的姓名、地址、电话号码、电子邮箱地址和信用卡信息;
  9. 您在我们网站上发布的、意图发布到互联网上的信息,其中包括您的用户名、个人资料图片以及您发布的内容;
  10. 您通过电子邮件或我们的网站与我们交流时所包含的信息,包括通信内容和元数据;
  11. 您发送给我们的任何其他个人信息。


D. 使用个人信息


  1. 管理我们的网站和业务;
  2. 为您呈现个性化的网站;
  3. 为您提供我们的网站服务;
  4. 向您发送通过我们的网站购买的商品;
  5. 向您提供通过我们的网站购买的服务;
  6. 为您发送对帐单、发票和付款提醒,并向您收取付款;
  7. 向您发送非营销用途的商业通讯;
  8. 向您发送您指定的电子邮件通知;
  9. 如果您已订阅,我们将向您发送我们的电子邮件资讯(如果您不再需要资讯邮件,可以随时告知我们;
  10. 向您发送营销资讯,包括我们的业务信息和我们认为您可能感兴趣的第三方业务,通过消息或在您同意的情况下通过电子邮件或类似技术向您发送(如果您不再需要营销资讯,可以随时告知我们;
  11. 向第三方提供有关我们用户的统计信息(但第三方无法从信息中识别任何个人用户;
  12. 处理您在我们网站上的查询或投诉;
  13. 确保我们的网站安全和防止欺诈;
  14. 检查使用我们的网站是否符合条款和条件(包括监控通过我们的网站私人信息传送服务发送的私人消息;
  15. 以及其他用途。




E. 披露个人信息




  1. 在法律要求的范围内;
  2. 与任何正在进行的或可能的法律程序有关时;
  3. 为了获得、行使或保护我们的合法权利(包括为了防止欺诈和降低信用风险,向他人提供信息);
  4. 向我们的业务或资产买方(或潜在买方)提供个人信息;
  5. 我们合理认为可能向法院或其他主管当局要求披露个人信息的任何相关方,并且法院或当局可能会要求披露个人信息。


F. 国际数据迁移

  1. 我们收集的信息可能会在我们运营的任何国家/地区之间进行存储、处理和迁移,以便我们能够根据本政策使用这些信息。
  2. 我们收集的信息可能会被迁移到以下国家/地区,这些国家/地区的数据保护法律与欧洲经济区现行的法律不同:美国、俄罗斯、日本、中国和印度。
  3. 您在我们的网站上发布的信息或用于发布而提交的个人信息可能会通过互联网在全球范围内可访问。我们不能保证阻止他人使用或滥用此类信息。
  4. 您明确同意本节F中所述的个人信息迁移。

G. 保留个人信息

  1. G节列出了我们的数据保留政策和程序,旨在用于确保我们遵守有关保留和删除个人信息的法律义务。
  2. 我们出于任何目的或用途而处理的个人信息的保存时间不得超过为此目的或用途所需的必要时间。
  3. 在不影响G-2条款的前提下,我们通常会在以下日期/时间删除属于以下类别的个人数据:
    1. 个人数据类型将于{日期/时间}和
    2. {附加日期/时间}删除。
  4. 在本G节的另行规定下,我们仍将保留以下包含个人数据的文件(包括电子文件:
    1. 在法律要求的范围内;
    2. 如果我们认为这些文件可能与任何正在进行的或潜在的法律程序有关;
    3. 为了获得、行使或保护我们的合法权利(包括为防止欺诈和降低信用风险而向他人提供信息。

H. 个人信息的安全性

  1. 我们将采取合理的技术和有组织的预防措施,以防止个人信息丢失、被滥用或被更改。
  2. 我们会将您提供的所有个人信息存储在我们的安全(受密码和防火墙保护)服务器上。
  3. 通过我们的网站进行的所有电子金融交易都将受到加密技术的保护。
  4. 您了解并认同互联网上的信息传输本质上是不安全的,我们不能保证互联网上发送的数据的安全性。
  5. 您有责任对用于访问我们网站的密码保密;我们不会要求您提供密码(您在登录网站时除外。

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J. 您的权利


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K. 第三方网站


L. 更新信息


M. Cookies


  1. 我们在网站上使用的cookie的名称及其用途如下:
    1. 当用户处于这些情况时{包括访问网站时/在用户浏览网站时追踪用户/在网站上使用购物车时/改善网站的可用性/分析网站的使用情况/管理网站/防止欺诈并提高网站的安全性/为用户个性化网站/根据用户兴趣精准投放广告},我们会在我们的网站上使用Google Analytics和AdWords来识别计算机;
  2. 绝大多数浏览器允许您拒绝或接受cookie,例如:
    1. 在Internet Explorer(版本10)中,您可以通过cookie设置来阻止cookie,方法是点击“工具”->“ Internet选项”->“隐私”,然后点击“高级”;
    2. 在Firefox(版本24))中,您可以通过点击“工具”->“选项”->“隐私”,从下拉菜单中选择“自定义设置历史记录”,然后取消选中“从站点接受cookie”来阻止所有cookie;
    3. 在Chrome浏览器(版本29)中,您可以访问“自定义和控制”菜单,然后依次点击“设置”,“显示高级设置”和“内容设置”,然后在“Cookies”标签页下选择“阻止网站设置任何数据”,以阻止所有Cookie ”。


  1. 您可以删除已存储在计算机上的cookie,例如:
    1. 在Internet Explorer(版本10))中,您必须手动删除cookie文件(可以在http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835 上找到操作说明);
    2. 在Firefox(版本24)中,您可以通过以下方式删除Cookie:点击“工具”->“选项”和“隐私”,然后选择“自定义设置历史记录”,点击“显示Cookie”,然后点击“删除所有Cookie”;
    3. 在Chrome浏览器(版本29)中,您可以通过以下方式删除所有Cookie:访问“自定义和控制”菜单,然后依次点击“设置”->“显示高级设置”和“清除浏览数据”,然后选择“删除Cookie和其他网站”和插件数据”,然后点击“清除浏览数据”。
  2. 删除cookie将对许多网站的可用性产生负面影响。

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