Thank you for visiting the Assignment: The World website. We believe that maintaining the highest standards of privacy and accessibility on the Web is important to providing teachers, parents and students with the most age-appropriate usability and navigation. Assignment: The World (atwonline.org) is a site for teachers and students to access current event information and be more connected to the happenings around the world. While we encourage the interactive nature of online media, we are dedicated to promoting the online safety and privacy of our users as well as handling any personal information we obtain from you with care and respect. For this reason, we want to inform you about the types of information we collect and what happens to that information when you leave it with us.
Accessing & Watching ATW
Each year ATW changes the username and password that allows viewers to access the streaming content. This is because of the agreement that we have with our content provider. A license to use this media is required; contact your local public television station for a login and password (ask for the educational ITV department). If your public television station does not air Assignment: The World, you may obtain a license to use this stream and a login/password by contacting the Agency for Instructional Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-457-4509. Schools receiving Assignment: The World on instructional television broadcast from their local public television station are eligible to view this stream.
Collection of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to ATW such as email addresses, names and locations will not be shared with or sold to any other organization or entity. Any personal information provided to ATW, such as email addresses for the weekly transcripts, will only be used for that purpose and no other. Information may be used by ATW to describe our viewing audience and demographics. Any commenting or voting (i.e. in polls) done on the ATW website is done anonymously. No names or personal information will be shown on or collected by the ATW website.
Student Video Content
All children in our video content have completed parental permission forms to participate in ATW’s productions. In order for each child to participate in Assignment: The World’s Classroom Viewpoints Project, parental permission must be collected. At any time, parents or guardians have the right to review the child’s personal information that has been submitted, ask to have the information deleted and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information.
Weekly Transcript & Update E-mail Subscription
ATWOnline.com provides teachers with the opportunity to receive e-mails containing the Weekly ATW Transcript, along with other Updates pertaining to Assignment: The World. These e-mails will provide subscribers with ATW the weekly program transcript, information updates, and announcements. We request no personally identifiable information from the teacher except his/her e-mail address, which we use solely for the purpose of sending the e-mails. The e-mail address provided to Assignment: The World may be transferred, disclosed, or shared with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle the preparation and delivery of the e-mails and perform other related technical and processing functions. At anytime after the signup process, teachers can choose to discontinue their subscriptions to ATW's Weekly Transcript & Update E-mail altogether by electing to unsubscribe, through the unsubscribe option found at the end of each e-mail sent to users.
Assignment: The World is a production of WXXI-TV in Rochester, NY.