Login | SNC For Users ×
Sign up
Login | Special Needs Certified ×

SNC for Business Owners
and Special Needs Providers

Log in

List a Special Needs Provider

Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to Special Needs Certified. So we've developed a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Special Needs Certified or a Special Needs Certified affiliated company. Special Needs Certified and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve your products, services, content, and advertising. You are not required to provide the personal infrmation that we have requirested, but, if you choose not to do so, in my cases we will not be able to provide you with our products or services or respond to any queries you may have.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information Special Needs Certified may collect and how we may use it.

What personal information we collect

  • When you create a Special Needs Certified account, we may collect a variety of information including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences and credit card information.

How we use your personal information

  • The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Special Needs Certified's latest announcements, software updates, and upcoming events. If you don't want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime.
  • We also use personal information to help us create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes.
  • From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Special Needs Certified, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
  • We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data nalysis, and research to improve Special Needs Certified's services, and customer communications.
  • If you enter into a sweepstake, content or similar promotion, we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

We also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:

  • We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and time zone so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services and advertising.
  • We may collect information regarding customer activities on our website. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of our website, and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

If we do combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Special Needs Certified's website, online services, interactive applications, email messages and advertisements may use "cookies" and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our website people have visited and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We treate information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protoco (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

Special Needs Certified and its partners use cookies and other technologies in mobile advertising services to control the number of times you see a given ad, deliver ads that relate to your interests, and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. If you do not want to receive ads with this level of relevance on your mobile device, you can opt out. If you opt out, you will continue to receive the same number of mobile ads, but they may be less relevant because they will not be based on your interests. You may still see ads related to the content on a web page or in an application or based on other non-personal information. Opting out through Special Needs Certified.com applies only to Special Needs Certified advertising services and does not affect interest-based advertising from other advertising networks. However, if you select Limit Ad Tracking on your mobile device, third party apps are not permitted by onctract to use the Advertising Identifier, a non-personal device identifier to serve you targeted ads.

Special Needs Certified and our partners also use cookies and other technologies to remember personal information when you use our website, online services and applications. Our goal in these cases is to make your experience with Special Needs Certified more convenient and personal. If you want to disable cookies and you're using the Safarie web browser, go to Safari web preferences and then to the privacy pane to disable cookies. On your mobile device, go to Settings, Safari, and then to the Cookies section. For other browsers, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the Special Needs Certified website will not be available once cookies are disabled.

As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.

We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Special Needs Certified may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.

In some of our email messages, we use a "click-through URL" linked to content on the Special Needs Certified website. When customers click on of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer to not be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.

Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.

Disclosure to Third Parties

At times, Special Needs Certified may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Special Needs Certified to provide products and services, or that help Special Needs Certified market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by Special Needs Certified to provide or improve our services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Service Providers

Special Needs Certified shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conduction customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Special Needs Certified operates.

Others

It may be necessary - by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence - for Special Needs Certified to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Protection of Personal Information

Special Needs Certified takes the security of your personal information very seriously. Special Needs Certified online services such as the Special Needs Certified business portal protect your personal information during transit using encryption such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).

When you use some Special Needs Certified services, or applications or post on a Special Needs Certified forum, chat room, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

Special Needs Certified makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outline in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Access to Personal Information

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account. For other personal information we hold, we will provide you with access for any purpose including to request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Special Needs Certified is not required to retain by law for legitimate business purpose. We may decline to process requests that are frivolous/vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made through the contact form.

Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13 without first receiving verifiable parental consent, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

Location-Based Services

To provide location-based services on Special Needs Certified services, Special Needs Certified and our partners and licenseees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your Special Needs Certified computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by Special Needs Certified and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.

Third-Party Sites and Services

Special Needs Certified websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

International Users

All the information you provide may be transferred or accessed by entities around the world as described in this Privacy Policy. Special Needs Certified abides by the "safe harbor" frameworks set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected by organizations in the European Economic Area and Switzlerland. Learn more about the U.S. Departement of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.

Our Company-Wide Commitment to Your Privacy

To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Special Needs Certified employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards withing the company.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about Special Needs Certified's Privacy Policy or data processing, or if you would like to make a complaint about a possible breach of local privacy laws, please contact us.

All such communications are examined and replies issued where appropriate as soon as possible. If you are unsatisfied with the reply received, you may refer you complaint to the relevant regulator in your jurisdiction. If you ask us, we will endeavor to provide you with information about relevant complaints avenues which may be applicable to your circumstances.

Special Needs Certified may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy.