Privacy Policy

TeachingLD cares about protecting your online privacy. To let you know how we collect and use your information, we have established the following privacy policy. Since this policy may change from time to time, please refer to it regularly.

TeachingLD is owned and operated by the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). To learn more about our organization, visit About Us.

We do not use any information about where you personally go on our Site, nor do we give such information out to third parties; except in aggregate format, and we do not give out your name or other personal information, unless you authorize us to do so.

Personal Information Supplied by You
There are various areas on our Site where we either require or permit you to transfer personal information voluntarily. We use this personal information only for the specific purpose specified at the time you input such information. In addition, we never divulge such information to third parties without your consent. These areas include:

Expert Connection/Feedback/Contact Us
Use of each of these areas is strictly voluntary. Should you elect to submit a question for our Expert Connection, complete our Feedback form, or send us an Email via our Contact Us page, all information provided will be held in strict confidence unless you consent to use of certain information as indicated at the time of submission.

TeachingLD News Sign-Up
TeachingLD’s free newsletter keeps you up-to-date with announcements about new content on our Site and news from the field of learning disabilities. You must provide your name and email address in order to subscribe to TeachingLD News. This information (name and email address) is not shared with any third parties. You may unsubscribe from TeachingLD News at any time. To unsubscribe, follow the directions at the bottom of any newsletter.

LD Discussion Forums and Postings
TeachingLD offers discussion forums in order to provide teachers and others involved with the education of students with learning disabilities an opportunity to exchange information, ideas, and opinions. Please see our Guidelines before using the discussion forums and make sure to post only information that you are comfortable sharing. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these discussion forums becomes public information. BE ADVISED THAT THE DIVISION FOR LEARNING DISABILITIES MAY NOT SCREEN, EDIT, OR REVIEW POSTINGS PRIOR TO THEIR APPEARANCE ON TEACHINGLD, and Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of the Division for Learning Disabilities. The Division for Learning Disabilities reserves the right to monitor all Postings and to remove any which it considers offensive or otherwise in violation of our Guidelines.

Information Collected From Your Use of Our Site
Aside from any information you may actively disclose to us, there is other, less obvious, information which we might gain from you. Generally, we use such information for internal purposes, such as to improve the content of our Web pages.

Aggregate Information. Our system automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on our Site. We use this information in the aggregate to make our Site better. We may also share this aggregate statistical information with other organizations, but in doing so, we do not disclose individual names or personal navigational information. Some examples of how this aggregate information is collected are as follows:

  • Cookies. Cookies enable you to interact with TeachingLD. By communicating with our site when you log in to Find a Colleague, LD Discussions and/or the Member’s Only areas, cookies speed up and ease your navigation, which prevents you from having to retype your User ID and Password every time you return to these areas. Widely used on the Internet, cookies have become an industry standard. Although a cookie cannot, in and of itself, identify you, it can identify your computer. Your Web browser is probably set up to accept cookies automatically. If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so by adjusting the options or preferences in your Web browser. However, by doing so, you will lose some of the functionality of TeachingLD Web pages.
  • IP Addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you begin service with an Internet Service Provider (ISP). TeachingLD collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our Site. Each time you sign onto our Site and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address.

To access your Colleague Profile information you must first sign in. After signing-in, click on My Colleague Profile in the left navigation bar. You can view your complete profile information and make any changes or updates you wish. To activate any changes, click on Save Changes at the bottom of the profile form.

Access to the Member’s Only area of TeachingLD requires that you log in using your CEC membership number (user login) and password. Membership numbers and passwords are assigned and maintained by the Council for Exceptional Children. If you do not know your membership number/user login, call CEC’s Constituent Services Center toll free at (888) 232-7733, TTY (703) 264-9446, and ask them to look up your membership number (which is the same as your user login). If you do not know your password, call CEC’s Constituent Services Center at the number above and provide your name, CEC ID#, mailing address, and daytime phone number. For security purposes and to protect your privacy, CEC must verify your member record information before your password can be released to you.

To update your Member Password for your Council for Exceptional Children membership or to renew your CEC and DLD memberships online, please visit the Web site of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Linking to other sites is an integral part of the functionality of the Internet, including the TeachingLD Site. We have provided links to other Web sites that we feel can provide useful information related to teaching students with learning disabilities. These other sites may send their own cookies to you, collect data or solicit personal information. Although we monitor the sites that we link to and make every attempt to ensure their quality, we cannot guarantee and are not responsible for the content of outside sites. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information on other Web sites (for example via message boards or chat), that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. We cannot guarantee the security and privacy of any information you disclose at other Web sites, and you do so at your own risk.

We use email links to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We make every attempt to reply promptly, answer your questions, and note your comments. We may also file your comments to improve the Site and our services, or review and discard the information.

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our Web site.

We will notify you directly via email if there is a material change in our privacy practices. We will also post the changes in our Privacy Policy 30 days prior to a change.

By using this Site, you signify your assent to the TeachingLD Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these policies, please refrain from using our Site. Your continued use of the TeachingLD Web site following a reasonable notice of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Please also review our Disclaimer and Terms of Use for additional important information. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Web site’s Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Use, please contact us.