Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to our online practices only.

Thisispush.com is committed to protecting your privacy. We only collect information that we need in order to enable users to participate in activities on our site, personalize the users' experience, and provide users with information about products or services that might be of interest to them. Please read the FAQs below for more details about our Privacy Policy.

Please note that this site is intended for readers over the age of 13 only.

  1. What type of personally identifiable information do we collect online and who do we collect it from?
    We only collect information from our users in order to enable them to contact our authors, provide us with feedback, and submit their work for posting. This information includes: First and last name; Age; and Email address.

  2. Do we allow you to delete your personally identifiable information that we have collected online?
    Yes, you can request that we remove any information in our records by sending an e-mail with your name and e-mail address to pushback@thisispush.com, subject heading "Delete My Information".

  3. What are cookies and how do we use them online?
    We may collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of a software technology called "cookies." By non-personally identifiable information, we are referring to information about our visitors' browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet service providers (e.g., AOL or NET.com) and other similar information which we track in aggregate form. The non-personally identifiable information that we track is anonymous and we will never identify this information with a specific user. However, we may use such information to identify a user if we feel that there are or may be safety and/or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.

    Cookie technology helps us to know how many people visit us and where visitors go on our site. Cookies are small bits of information we send to your computer. Among other things, this non-personally identifiable information allows us to know which areas are favorites, which areas need a bit of improvement, or what technologies and Internet services are being used by our visitors so that we may continually improve our visitors' online experiences.

  4. What is an IP address and how do we use them?
    We may collect IP addresses to obtain aggregate information on the use of Thisispush.com. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you're on the Web. When you are on our site, we have a back-end server that logs your computer's IP address. We only use the information we find out from tracking IP addresses in the aggregate, such as how many users entered a specific area of our site, and not to track a specific IP address to identify an individual user. However, we may use such information to identify a user if we feel that there are or may be safety and/or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.

  5. Do we share the information we collect online with third parties?
    We do not share personally identifiable information collected online with third parties. However, we may share such information with third parties who provide services to our site.

  6. What type of online security do we provide?
    Information that the end user sends to us via our e-mail feedback forms is passed via an e-mail system that complies with industry safety standards. Please note that we will not distribute such information beyond the scope of its intended distribution. For example, if an end user sends an e-mail intended for us to pass along to a respective author, we will distribute such e-mail to the respective author only. The information from such e-mail will not be used for any other purpose, unless we request permission from the end user, or provide prior notification that such information will be further distributed or used for another purpose.

  7. What is Scholastic's policy regarding linking to third party websites?
    There may be links from Thisispush.com to independently owned, controlled and/or managed World Wide Web or Internet sites whose content we have found of possible interest to our users. While we initially visit these sites to which we directly link, please note that we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing. We encourage all end users of Thisispush.com to read the privacy policies of all linked sites before navigating through them.

  8. Who should be contacted if there are questions regarding our online Privacy Policy and online security practices?
    Thisispush.com is owned and operated by Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY, 10012. We can be reached by e-mail at pushback@thisispush.com. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or practices, or you wish to amend, update, or verify the information on file, or to notify us that you want your information deleted from our files, please contact us at this address.
Please note that we may revise our Privacy Policy as the content and activities on our site continues to change.