Dolphin STEM Academy Co-op
Dolphin STEM Academy offers homeschool and virtual school students the opportunity to become a part of our Dolphin STEM Academy Co-op. Registration and payment of the annual Co-op fee is required by a parent or guardian of the eligible student. Membership is restricted to eligible students only. Any disputes that are not settled with Dolphin STEM Academy will be settled by arbitration. The arbitrator will be selected by Dolphin STEM Academy, and the cost of arbitration will be shared equally by both parties of the dispute. The resulting decision is binding upon both parties.
Those who apply for membership to the Co-op agree to the following:
By applying for membership to the Dolphin STEM Academy, I understand and agree to the terms and conditions of Dolphin STEM Academy and the Co-op. I understand and agree that:
- I am applying for membership to the Dolphin STEM Academy for use by an eligible student for educational purposes only. Members agree to abide by the rules and guidelines.
- The Co-op is created for educational purposes. Eligibility for membership renewal is not automatic, and is based on members’ individual activity within the Co-op. Inactive members are not eligible for renewal. As a member, I agree to be added to the Co-op email list, and understand that I may opt-out. I may also join the Dolphin STEM Co-op private facebook group to interact and collaborate with other Co-op families and participate in activities.
- The FREE Adobe CC education student user account offer is for use by affiliated students of Dolphin STEM Academy for educational purposes only. Student user accounts can be monitored and disenabled if deemed inappopriately used. The Adobe CC cannot be used for illegal, vulgar, offensive, discriminatory, defamatory, unethical, inflammatory nor other inappropriate uses deemed by Dolphin STEM Academy and/or Adobe.
- Dolphin STEM Academy is not liable for the action(s) nor inaction(s) of students, affiliated students, members, and other individuals nor groups.
- Continuation of this application constitutes my consent and agreement to the rules and guidelines, and the terms and agreements of Dolphin STEM Academy.
Dolphin STEM Academy Camps and Activities
Dolphin STEM Academy offers camps and activities to selected participants. Participants agree to our terms and conditions, and to behave in an appropriate manner. Any disputes that are not settled with Dolphin STEM Academy will be settled by arbitration. The arbitrator will be selected by Dolphin STEM Academy, and the cost of arbitration will be shared equally by both parties of the dispute. The resulting decision is binding upon both parties.
Non-discrimination and Anti-harrassment Policy
Dolphin STEM Academy strives to offer the opportunity to students to participate in appropriate programs and activities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, political beliefs, sexual orientation or age except as otherwise provided by state or federal law.
We prohibit discrimination against independent contractors, employees, and applicants for employment/contract on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, political beliefs, sexual orientation nor age. Sexual harassment or harassment on the basis of race color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, political beliefs, sexual orientation or age is a form of employee misconduct that undermines the integrity of the employment relationship, and is prohibited. This prohibition shall apply to recruitment, employment, transfers, compensation and all other terms and conditions of employment.
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.dolphinstemacademy.com This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
- The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
Manatee Education Services, LLC d/b/a Dolphin STEM Academy is the sole owner of the information collected on this site and only has access to/collect information that you voluntarily give via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request or provide services, e.g. to ship an order.
We will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- We will notify you via email within 3 business days
- We will notify the users via in-site notification within 3 business days
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Nor do we allow third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins to collect personally identifiable information from children under 13?
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
For Students using services provided by NWEA – please see their privacy and security policy HERE
Application/Registration for Services
In order to apply for enrollment, registration, or participation in any service we offer, a user must first complete an application or registration form. During application, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information (such as gender or age) about yourself, but it is not required.
We request information from you on our application and registration forms. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.
We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
We may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Personal information provided by parents about children
Students under the age of 13 years old are protected by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We are in compliance with the safeguards and privacy protection mandates of COPPA. We do not collect personal information from students covered by COPPA online at any point. To view the personal information that Dolphin STEM Academy has regarding the student under your guardianship by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please take note that some personal information relating to student’s educational records may be non-disclosable by us due to state and/or federal law.
To request that a student’s personal information is not used by us or any third party partners, please make formal request in writing to email@example.com To enroll, register, or participate in a service offered by us, some personally identifiable information will be collected and possibly shared. You may opt-out however you will be unable to continue to receive the services that we provide due to the necessity of the information.
How we use student personally identifiable information
We may use student personally identifiable information to support users through assessments, attendance, academic progress, academic counseling, and more. To enhance the student experience, personally identifiable information may be shared with trusted third party partners or integrated tools with minimal amount of information transfer, and with a strict confidentiality and security agreement. We will be in firm compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Please note that some of the links on the website are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, generates a commission for us if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link.
Any disputes that are not settled with Dolphin STEM Academy will be settled by arbitration. The arbitrator will be selected by Dolphin STEM Academy, and the cost of arbitration will be shared equally by both parties of the dispute. The resulting decision is binding upon both parties.
We want you to have the best experience possible at Dolphin STEM Academy. To ensure that our online school is right for you, use the online demo to get a feel for the general education program. Remember, this is the main core curriculum, but there are many supplements available including foreign languages and specialized STEM programs that are not in the demo.
Application, enrollment, and registration fees are nonrefundable. Tuition and purchase fees are refundable on a pro-rata basis, however a written request for a refund must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org within 10 calendar days of issuance of the student login/username details. Refund requests will not be accepted via phone, chat, mail, nor any other means except the required route of emailing email@example.com After the refund period ends, please note that full payment is required for transcripts and grade reports. Thank you for your understanding and adherence of our refund policy.
Changes to our policies