Privacy Policy

Last updated: August 2020

This Privacy Policy describes the information collected through this website (including all content and underlying technology, the “Site”) and how that information is used and disclosed. Pangea Educational Development Group (“Pangea,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and its suppliers may collect or receive the types of information described below as a result of your access to and use of the Site (together, “Collected Information”). This Privacy Policy applies to all users of the Site.

This Privacy Policy also explains your rights and choices regarding your personal information, how we communicate changes to this Privacy Policy, and how you may contact us regarding questions or issues with respect to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made a part of our Terms of Use and any other agreement that references this Privacy Policy or governs access to or use of the Site.

By accessing or using the Site, by accepting our Terms of Use, or by entering into any other agreement with Pangea that references this Privacy Policy or governs access to or use of the Site, you agree on behalf of yourself and any organization or company that you represent (together, “you”) that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information and other Collected Information pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Site.

Table of Contents
Changes to this Privacy Policy
Information We Collect and How We Collect It
Information You Submit
Other Information Collected
How We Use and Share Collected Information
Your Choices and Access
Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information (EEA Only)
Your Rights and Choices Regarding Your Personal Information (EEA Only)
Cross-Border Transfers of Information
Information Security
Access by Children
Third-Party Websites and Services
Contact Us

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting of the updated Privacy Policy on the Site and, by accessing or using the Site after changes are made, you agree to those changes. Material changes will be prominently posted on the Site.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It
The information we collect generally falls into the following categories:
●      Information that you voluntarily submit to us, for example, your contact information, payment and donation information, and resumes.
●      Information collected through your use of the Site, for example, user activity, data collected by the servers used to operate the Site (e.g., IP addresses and device information), location information, data collected by analytics and advertising services, data collected when you connect using or share information via social media platforms, and data collected by cookies and tracking technologies.

Information You Submit
We will collect any and all information that you choose to submit through, using, or in connection with the Site, including, without limitation, the types of information described below.

Contact Information
You can visit the Site without submitting your contact information to us but you will be required to provide your contact information in order to purchase products or services using the Site, to create an account on the Site, to request information from us, and to use certain other tools and features of the Site. We will collect any contact information from or about you that you choose to provide to us, which may include, without limitation, your name, email address, telephone number, and shipping address. We will use your contact information as described below in this Privacy Policy, including to provide the Site and our related products and services, to administer your Site account, and to communicate with you. Additionally, if you provide a mobile or other telephone number to us, you consent to receiving telephone calls from us at that telephone number as described below, but only to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Order and Payment Information
Payments submitted in connection with the Site (including product purchases and subscription fees) must be made via the Site by credit or debit card. All credit and debit card information is provided directly to our third-party payment processor. Pangea does not directly access, handle, or store your credit or debit card information, except that Pangea may store the last four digits of your credit or debit card number to assist our payment processor with recurring payments. To make a purchase using the Site, you will need to provide your name and your credit or debit card number, expiration date, security code, and billing address. We will maintain a record of the purchases you make using the Site. Our payment processor, Stripe, may use your payment-related information in accordance with theStripe Privacy Policy.Account-Related Information
To create an account on the Site you will be required to provide your name, email address, and other personal information. You may have the option of providing (or be required to provide) other types of information, such as the name of your employer and location information.

Donation Information
If you elect to make a donation through the Site, you will be required to provide, in addition to the payment information listed above, your name and mailing address. We will also collect all other information you choose to provide when making a donation through the Site, including any comments. We will maintain a record of the donations you make using the Site. Our donation portal provider, Rebel Idealist LLC, d/b/a Donorbox, may use your information in accordance with the Donorbox Privacy Policy.If you elect to have a name published when making a donation, that name may be listed on our donor listings that are published from time to time. If you do not want to be recognized for your donation, please let us know.

Marketing Communications
If you sign up or otherwise opt in to receive blog updates, promotional communications, or related materials from us, you will need to provide your email address. We will use this information to generate content and to send you emails. You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions in the applicable email. We may use third-party email providers to deliver these communications to you. Some of our mailing lists are managed by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, doing business as MailChimp. MailChimp may use information collected in the course of providing these services in accordance with MailChimp’s Privacy Policy
If you upload a resume or otherwise submit application materials using the Site, we may use those materials to evaluate your qualifications for a position with Pangea or to otherwise consider or respond to your inquiry. Your submission of a resume or other materials does not in any way require Pangea to review those materials or consider you for a position at Pangea.

Other Information Collected
As you navigate and use the Site, certain information can be passively collected using various technologies. We passively collect a variety of types of information in a variety of ways, including as described below.

User Activity
We will collect information on how you use the Site and, if applicable, your Site account, for example, the features you choose to use, the search parameters you use, and how much time you spend accessing our various online materials and resources.

IP Addresses and Related Data
The servers used to operate and provide the Site may collect data pertaining to you and the equipment, software, and communication methods you use to access the Internet and the Site, including Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses assigned to the computers and other devices from where you access the Internet, your Internet service provider (ISP), device ID numbers and unique identifiers, your media access control (MAC) address, your operating system, your device’s screen resolution, your web browser type, the pages you access on the Site, the websites you access before and after visiting the Site, the length of time you spend on the Site, date and time stamps, clickstream data, your approximate geographic location, performance statistics, and usage data. Pangea may use this information to administer the Site and its servers, to generate statistical information, to monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, to monitor and help prevent fraud, to investigate complaints and violations of our policies, and to improve the Site.We may combine this information with other Collected Information (including personal information) and information obtained from third parties for security reasons and to protect our rights or the rights of others. The suppliers that we use to provide the Site may collect information about your visits to the Site and other websites. Some of this information may be collected using cookies or similar tracking technologies as explained below under “Cookies and Tracking Technologies.”

Location Information
In addition to the approximate geographic location information collected as discussed above, we may, with your consent, access more specific location information to enhance the user experience and increase the usefulness of the Site, including geographical location information that you input using the Site (e.g., when you enter a zip code, city, or street address).

The Site uses third-party analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics) to collect and process data about your use of the Site, including when you visit the Site, URLs of the websites that you visit prior to visiting the Site and when you visit those websites, and IP addresses assigned to the devices from where you access the Internet. Our analytics providers may set and read cookies to collect this data and your web browser will automatically send data collected by those cookies to our analytics providers. Our analytics providers use this data to provide us with reports that we will use to improve the Site’s structure and content.For more information on how Google uses this data, visit Google’s Privacy Policy and Google’s page on How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps. To prevent this data from being used by Google Analytics, follow the instructions to download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for each browser you use. Using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on will not prevent Pangea from using other analytics tools and will not prevent data from being sent to the Site itself or to Google. For more information about how Google Analytics uses cookies to measure user interactions on websites, visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites. You may disable cookies as discussed below, but that may impact your use and enjoyment of the Site.

Advertising Networks, Personalized Advertising, Remarketing, and Retargeting
From time to time the Site may use or participate in advertising networks and related advertising services that are managed and provided by third-party advertising servers, advertising agencies, technology vendors, and research firms, including Google Ads and advertising services provided by Facebook (sometimes referred to the Facebook “tracking pixel”) and Amazon. These services collect information about your visits to and interactions with the Site and other websites and will use that information to target advertisements for goods and services and to display those advertisements on other websites. The information collected may be associated with your personal information.

Advertising networks often gather data about consumers who view advertisements to make inferences about a consumer’s interests and preferences, which enables their computers to deliver advertisements directly targeted to the consumer’s specific interests. This practice is often referred to as “online behavioral advertising.” For example, a third-party advertising network might collect the type of web browser you use, the type of computer operating system you use, the domain name of a website you visit, whether or not you visit specific pages of the Site and other websites, the location of your Internet service provider, the date and time of a visit to a website, and other interactions between you and a website.

Through Google Ads, Google uses your Internet searches, cookies, and similar identifiers (e.g., pixel tags) to collect information about your visits to the Site and your interaction with our products and services to generate targeted advertisements to you on other websites that you visit across the Internet. To opt out of remarketing advertising provided through Google, to customize your ad preferences, or to limit Google’s collection or use this information, visit Google’s Safety Center and Google’s Ad Settings and follow Google’s personalized ad opt-out instructions. Opting out will not affect your use of the Site.If you have a Facebook account but do not wish Facebook to collect data relating to you via the Site, we suggest that you take the steps outlined below under “Social Media.”To change your preferences with respect to certain online ads and to obtain more information about third-party ad networks and online behavioral advertising, please visit the National Advertising Initiative Consumer opt-out page or the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Program. Please remember that changing your settings with individual web browsers or ad networks will not necessarily carry over to other browsers or ad networks. As a result, depending on the opt-outs you request, you may still see our ads from time to time.

Social Media
The Site may allow you to connect to and share information with various social media platforms, for example, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. These features may require us to implement cookies, plug-ins, and application protocol interfaces (APIs) provided by those social media platforms to facilitate those communications and features. We may share information that you provide to us or that we may collect about your use of the Site with those platforms and that information will be subject to their privacy policies. We encourage you to review those platforms’ privacy policies: Facebook’s Data Policy; Instagram’s Privacy Policy; and Twitter’s Privacy Policy. In addition, by choosing to use any third-party social media platform or choosing to share content or communications with any social media platform, you allow us to share information with the designated social media platform. We cannot control any policies or terms of such platforms. As a result, we cannot be responsible for any use or disclosure of your information or content by third-party platforms, which you use at your own risk.If you do not want social media platforms to collect information relating to you via the Site or to link information collected via the Site to your social media accounts, we suggest that you: (a) do not connect to or share information with social media platforms using the Site; (b) hide social media platform plug-ins using an ad blocker; (c) always log off completely from social media platforms before visiting the Site or other websites and delete all related cookies; and, (d) where the option is made available by a social media platform, disable the advertising services and networks operated by that platform. For example, you may opt out of Twitter’s interest-based advertising by notifying Twitter through one of the methods it describes here.
Our Social Media Pages
Pangea is active on social media. You may have the opportunity to comment on social media platforms regarding Pangea and the products and services we offer. Pangea reserves the right to post on the Site, other websites, and social media pages any comments or content that you post on our social media pages or provide to us through social media.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies
The Site automatically uses cookies to track your use of the Site in order to facilitate and enhance the user experience on the Site and for other purposes as described below. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your device’s hard drive by your web browser. We use cookies to learn and track how you access and use the Site, including when and how users visit the Site and how popular particular Site pages are and aren’t. We also use cookies to recognize Site users, to help display information on the Site, and to improve your enjoyment and the usefulness of the Site, for example, by remembering and displaying certain information.

The Site may use both cookies that we implement and cookies implemented by our suppliers and other third parties. “First-party” cookies allow your browser to talk to the actual website that you are visiting, whereas “third-party” cookies allow your browser to talk to third-party websites, such as the source of an ad that appears on the website you are visiting or a third-party analytics provider. Our suppliers may use cookies and tracking technologies, such as pixel tags, to track Site visitors across the Internet to understand how you get to the Site and for the analytics purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies and this Privacy Policy does not cover the use of third-party cookies.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. Browsers generally also allow users to manage cookies in the browser’s settings. For example, a browser may allow you to reject cookies from certain websites, reject certain types of cookies regardless of the website, reject or disable all cookies from all websites, and/or delete previously stored cookies. Some browsers also give you the option of being notified every time a cookie is sent to your browser by a website. You can disable or limit cookies but doing so may impact your use and enjoyment of the Site and other websites. For example, the Site may not be able to be personalized for you, may no longer capture or remember your preferences or other choices you have made on the Site in the past, and may not remember your name, log-in information, contact information, or other information you have entered using the Site.

Changing your cookie preferences in one browser will not necessarily carry over to other browsers, so you may need to adjust your preferences each time you get a new device, install a new browser, upgrade an existing browser, or alter or delete a browser’s cookie file.

The types of information collected by a cookie and the purposes for which that information is used depends on the type of cookie. By way of illustration, the types of cookies used, the types of information collected by those cookies, and the purposes for which that information is used are described below. We may also combine information collected by cookies with other Collected Information.
●      Operationally necessary cookies (also called essential cookies). These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. For example, these cookies are required to identify irregular website behavior, prevent fraudulent activity, and improve security. They also allow users of the Site to make use of its functions. Without these cookies, features and services you have requested will not be able to be provided.
●      Functional cookies. These cookies allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using the Site. This may include to remembering choices you make, for example, remembering your preferences or settings, remembering if you reacted to something on or through the Site so that you are not asked to react to it again, and remembering if you have used any feature of the Site before. If functional cookies are disabled, various functions of the Site may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.
●      Performance cookies (also called analytical cookies). These cookies assess the performance of the Site, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how visitors use and interact with the Site, for example, which pages on our websites users visit most often. These cookies also enable us to personalize content and remember your preferences. These cookies help us improve the way our websites work and provide a better, personalized user experience.
●      Advertising or targeted cookies. These cookies record your visits to the Site, the pages you visit on our websites, and the links you have clicked. They gather information about your browsing habits and remember that you have visited a particular website. Pangea and its third-party advertising platforms or networks may use this information to make the Site and its content more relevant to your interests (this is sometimes called “behavioral” or “targeted” advertising and is further discussed above). These cookies are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. To find out more about interest-based ads and your choices, please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance, the Network Advertising Initiative, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Europe,, and
A cookie can either be a “session” cookie or a “persistent” cookie. Session cookies exist only for so long as you are visiting the applicable website. Session cookies are typically deleted or removed when you exit or quit your browser application. Persistent cookies exist for a set period of time, for example, six (6) months or one (1) year. Each time you visit a website that has implemented a persistent cookie, that cookie will remain active until its predetermined expiration date. You can also manually delete persistent cookies as discussed above.

The Site may also use the following types of tracking technologies: web beacons (also called clear GIFs), flash cookies, and pixels (also called pixel tags). Web beacons are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that functions similar to how cookies function but, in contrast to cookies, web beacons are embedded invisibly on websites. Flash cookies collect and store information about your use of a website and are commonly used for advertisements and videos. Pixel tags can be placed on websites or within emails to track your interactions with those websites and when emails are opened.

How We Respond to Do-Not-Track Signals
Due to the automatic collection of data using cookies as described above, we do not honor “do not track” requests. For this reason, your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our collection of information using cookies and tracking technologies.

Embedded Content
The Site may incorporate content, including feeds, scripts embedded in the Site’s code, and visible content (e.g., videos), provided by third parties. In some cases, those third parties collect data about how you interact with their content. For example, YouTube may collect or otherwise have access to usage data on videos embedded on the Site as described in YouTube’s Privacy Policy.
Information from Other Sources
We may obtain data about users of the Site from various third-party companies and public sources, whether offline or online, and we may combine that data with Collected Information. This enhances our existing information about our users and customers and improves our ability to contact you and our marketing’s relevancy.

How We Use and Share Collected Information
In addition to the uses and sharing described above, Pangea and its suppliers may use and disclose Collected Information as described below. We do not use, sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose Collected Information except as stated in this Privacy Policy and as required or permitted by applicable law.

Purpose Collected and Communication with You
We will use and share your contact information and other Collected Information for the purpose for which it was collected, for example, to process and communicate with you in connection with your orders, donations, or requests, to administer your Pangea account, to respond to resumes you have submitted, to administer Pangea business activities, to provide customer support to Site users, and to provide you with information and communications that you request. If you provide us with your telephone number, we may call you at that number regarding your orders. We may also use Collected Information to notify you of changes made to the Site (e.g., changes to our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy).

Promotional Communications
Pangea may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, use Collected Information to send you promotional communications about products and services  in accordance with your preferences. In order to provide you with a personalized experience, these communications may be tailored to your preferences based on, for example, inferences we make using your visits to the Site or the links you click on in Pangea emails. You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the email, where applicable, or by contacting us using the contact information provided below under “Contact Us.” Note that, even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from Pangea, you may still receive administrative communications from us with respect to your orders or use of the Site.

Sharing Collected Information with Our Suppliers
We may disclose Collected Information to our suppliers and service providers as necessary for us to provide the Site and our products and services, to engage in the use and sharing of Collected Information as permitted by this Privacy Policy, and as may be otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. These third parties may include, without limitation, our website and software management and hosting suppliers, cloud storage providers, website performance monitoring service providers, payment processors, online storefront providers, marketing and public relations service providers, and email service suppliers. Our suppliers are authorized to and may use and disclose Collected Information as necessary for them to provide the applicable products and services to us and as provided by their own privacy policies, including as noted above.

Evaluation and Improvement of Our Products and Services
We may use and disclose Collected Information to analyze, develop, and improve the content, materials, products, and services that we provide; to inform marketing and communication plans and strategies; to understand user demographics and preferences; to analyze the effectiveness of the Site; and to evaluate user needs and customize Site content and the user experience.

Data Aggregation
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may aggregate personal information, user-generated content, and other Collected Information and use that aggregate data for our business purposes. We may use aggregate data to understand Site users’ needs and usage patterns, to determine what kinds of products and services we can provide, and to improve and enrich our products and services. We may provide aggregate information to our suppliers and other third parties for these purposes. We may also combine Collected Information with other information in our possession for purposes of using information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Lawful Processes; Security and Protection of Rights
We may use and share Collected Information as required or permitted in accordance with subpoenas, court orders, valid law enforcement requests, governmental agency requests, and other legal processes. We may use Collected Information and share it with third parties if we believe doing so is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights or the rights of others, including disclosing information as necessary to protect our operations, to enforce or bring legal action in the event of a violation of our agreements or policies, or to pursue remedies or limit damages that we may sustain.

Business Transactions
If Pangea undergoes a change in control, acquisition, merger, reorganization, asset sale (in whole or in part), or similar transaction, we may transfer, sell, share, or otherwise disclose Collected Information to the subsequent owner(s) or successor(s) of those transactions. We may also disclose Collected Information in connection with the evaluation of those transactions. Those owner(s), successor(s), and other recipients, as applicable, will be bound by this Privacy Policy as it applies to the information disclosed. Also, if Pangea or any of its assets are acquired or if Pangea goes out of business, enters bankruptcy, or goes through some other change in control or reorganization, Collected Information may be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

With Your Consent
With your consent, we may use and share your personal information and other Collected Information in ways not specifically described in this Privacy Policy.

Pangea will retain personal information for as long as it’s needed for or otherwise serves the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use or other applicable agreement, subject to applicable law.

Your Choices and Access
We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information. To access or update your personal information as it exists in our records, please contact us using the contact information below under “Contact Us” or, where applicable, visit your online Pangea account.

Legal Basis for Processing Your Personal Information (EEA Only)

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), our legal basis for collecting and using personal information will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we normally collect personal information from you only where: (a) we have your consent to do so; (b) where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you (e.g., to deliver products or services you have requested); or (c) where the processing is in our or a third party’s legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and will advise you whether or not the provision of your personal information is mandatory, as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information. Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our or a third party’s legitimate interests that are not already described in this Privacy Policy, we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

If you have any questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided below under “Contact Us.”

Your Rights and Choices Regarding Your Personal Information (EEA Only)
In addition to those choices and rights described above, Site users located in the EEA have the following rights:

●      If you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by visiting your online Pangea account or contacting us at
●      You can object to the processing of your personal information, you can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information, and you can request portability of your personal information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact information provided below under “Contact Us.”
●      You have the right to opt out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt out” link in the marketing emails we send you. To opt out of other forms of marketing, such as postal marketing or telemarketing, if applicable, then please contact us using the contact information provided below under “Contact Us.”
●      Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we had conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
●      You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact information for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.
Cross-Border Transfers of Information
Your personal information and other Collected Information may be stored and processed in any country where our or our suppliers’ servers, databases, or facilities are located or operated. By accessing or using the Site or by providing consent to us (where consent is required by law), you specifically acknowledge and agree that information may be transferred outside of the country from which you access the Site (including to the United States) and that such countries’ data protection and related laws, regulations, and rules may be different, and may require a lower standard of protection, than those of the jurisdiction from where you access the Site.  

Information Security
Pangea does not guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration of Collected Information will not occur, but we have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. The storage and communication of information can never be completely secure, so we do not guarantee that communications or other information that you submit or that are otherwise provided to us will be completely secure. If you become aware of any breach of Site security or this Privacy Policy, please notify us at immediately. If our security system is breached, we will notify you of the breach if and to the extent required under applicable law.

Access by Children
The Site is not directed at children under 16 years of age. Pangea does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 16 through the Site. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us through the Site, please contact us at and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete that information.

Third-Party Websites and Services
The Site may link to, or be linked to, websites, applications, or services not maintained or controlled by Pangea. Pangea is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or any third-party websites, applications, or services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party websites, applications, or services or to any personal or other information that you may provide to third parties. You should read the privacy policy for each website, application, and service that you visit or use.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, contact us by email at, by telephone at (630) 776-2482, or by mail at Pangea Educational Development, 612 Pershing Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois 60189, United States of America.