Privacy Policy


Policy Purpose
The privacy of Athena’s Advanced Academy, LLC (“Athena’s”) users is very important and we are committed to protecting that privacy. This Privacy Policy explains the manner in which Athena’s collects personal information from Users and the purpose for that collection. We uphold the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) set by the FTC in the United States. By visiting Athena’s or submitting your personal information, you accept the terms described in this Privacy Policy.

Operator Information
Athena's is an online organization that offers and provides upper elementary to high school courses to a community of gifted learners. Athena's collects and securely stores participants' personal information (described below) through the Athena's website and online services directly from children and parents. Athena’s Advanced Academy is hosted in the United States.

Athena's Advanced Academy, LLC, PO Box 577892, Modesto, CA 95357  Phone: (513) GIFTED3 -or- (513) 443-8333  Email:

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the term "User" means any entity, school, educational institution, adult, or student (either directly or through the parent or legal guardian if the student is under 18 years of age).

Personal Information Collected by Athena’s Advanced Academy
Athena’s collects information such as first and last names, year of birth, gender, postal addresses, and email addresses ("personal information"), when voluntarily submitted by adults, parents, or legal guardians. Athena’s collects information directly and voluntarily from its students that may contain personal or identifying information such as assignment submissions, photographs, audio files, or video files when participating in the Services. We receive and securely store any information that parents or students choose to enter through Athena’s, including any submissions that Users make or provide on or through Athena’s.

Any User that would like to participate in the services at Athena’s ("Services") must register with If the User is under 18 years of age, a parent or a legal guardian of that User must first register at for the User. If payment is required for the Services, method of payment, including your billing address, will be collected by a third-party service such as PayPal. When Users participate in the Services, will automatically collect information about your patterns of usage, IP address, browser type, order history, participation in promotions, session data, access times, and other information relating to usage, choices, and preferences. Athena's uses this information to maintain operations and service quality.

How Athena’s will Use the Information Collected from You:

  • Name: The User’s name, pseudonym, or username will be used to customize the User's participation in the Services. In addition, Athena’s may send information to the User at the mailing address provided.
  • Email Address: Email addresses are used mainly for communication between students, parents, and instructors as well as for setting up a private profile for each User. We may use the email address as an additional means of communicating with Users about Athena’s, including through our newsletter.
  • Date of Birth: If provided, we will use a User's age to improve the Services. Such information will be combined with other Users’ information in an anonymous manner and will not include any information that could be used to identify a specific User.
  • Gender: We will use a User's gender to personalize the Services' experience and improve the Services.
  • Mailing Address: If provided, a User's mailing address may be used to allow Athena’s to mail material related to Athena’s.
  • Other Uses of Personal Information: Other uses that Athena’s may have for the personal information may include: If required by law and as may be required by Athena’s third-party educational service such as Athena’s webinar provider.

In order to use and/or access the Services, the User will be asked to submit certain personal information about the User and to authorize Athena’s to use that information in a limited capacity. Parents or legal guardians of Users under the age of 18, are required to review Athena’s FAQ and Privacy Policy, and electronically sign agreement to consent to Athena’s FAQ and Privacy Policy.

Opting-Out of Providing the Requested Information
The information we request from the User is required for the User to participate in the Services unless noted. At any time, the User may revoke the consent to participate in Athena’s Services or refuse to allow Athena’s to further collect the User’s personal information. Prior User information will be kept secure. No new information will be collected. If the User does any of the foregoing, the User will not be able to participate in the Services or the Services will be limited.

Reviewing and Changing Your Information
The User may review and modify profile information or information submitted while participating in the Services at any time by accessing with the User’s password.

Protecting Your Information
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure the ultimate security of any information the User transmits to us. As such, the User, does so at his/her own risk. Athena’s has multiple security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. Information will be kept indefinitely. We encourage Users to be diligent and proactive about Internet security.

The User and Third Parties
Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, Athena’s will not disclose the personal information that it obtains from the User to third parties without the User consent, or where we believe, in good faith, that the law requires us to disclose the information. Athena’s will not sell any personal information that it collects to third parties outside of Athena’s or to unsolicited third-parties. Athena’s may disclose information that we collect from Users to create User profiles with third-party educational services such as the webinar service.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
For the parents or legal guardians of Users under the age of 18: The United States Congress passed a law called the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), designed to protect children's privacy during use of the Internet. Athena’s has implemented practices consistent with the guidelines provided by the Federal Trade Commission to date. User’s parent or legal guardian must consent to share information about the User. Parents or legal guardians enrolling their child in Athena’s agree that Athena’s may receive personal information from children under the age of 13 to provide Athena’s Services to them. Athena’s does not share children’s personally identifiable information with third parties without written consent from the parent or legal guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a user under 13 you may, at any time, revoke your consent to allow your student to use the Services, refuse to allow Athena’s to further use or collect your child's personal information, or direct Athena’s to delete all identifiable information regarding your child that you have provided. To do so, please contact us at the contact information above and below. However, if you do any of the foregoing, your child will not be able to use the Services at Athena’s. To the extent that Athena’s collects, uses, or discloses personal information from children under the age of 13, it is done in strict accordance with this Privacy Policy and for the sole purpose of providing Services to the User. If you would like more information about COPPA, please go to

Internet Safety
We are committed to providing appropriate content to our Users. The content on is appropriate for general audiences unless otherwise noted. Our Services provide links to external Web sites and resources that are not maintained by Athena’s. The external resource links, including videos, are reviewed for appropriateness before being linked to Athena’s. However, content on Web sites changes. Athena’s encourages parents and legal guardians to preview third-party content. Athena’s is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Web sites and resources.

Athena’s may modify this Privacy Policy. Athena's will announce changes to this policy in the weekly newsletter and on the website. Users should review and revisit this policy regularly. Users agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about Athena’s Advanced Academy’s Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Last modified: Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 4:28 PM