Privacy Policy


Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc.® 


From the humble beginnings of the "Hot List" this became the first public folk life project built in the world. that has always  invited the nation to add its K12 schools, K12 school districts, and now includes folk life agencies, independents and uses #hash tags that help link to #STEAM and #STEM video projects that promote K12 students talents and job skills before graduation.

- The "HotList" ©1993 was a K12 School Education Reference Directory started by Gleason Sackmann. This announced the first school websites ever built. This text file data was migrated over to the Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc. ®
ECPinfo [ at ]edu-cyberpg [ dot ] com or 276-633-0388 leave a message.

- Internet Pioneer Gleason Sackmann was #10 on Newsweek's prestigious List of "50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet." Newsweek, Dec 25, 1995 / Jan. 1, 1996
First to wire North Dakota's K-16 schools to the internet  retired in 2004.

- NetHappenings ©1989 The first and oldest K-12 Education Mailing List in the World
Follow @Nethappenings @K12PlayGround K12PlayGround

Opt In Permission

A Mailing List is the privilege (not the right) of delivering anticipated, personal and relevant messages to people who actually want to get them.

We respect the privacy of every person visiting our website. We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy, and the high value we place on your quality feedback.

  • Unique Personal Information
  • General information collected automatically
  • What is a Cookie?
  • Information we may place automatically on your computer's Hard Drive
  • How we utilize your valuable feedback
  • Spam

Unique Personal Information
The Educational CyberPlayGround® and the™ will not collect any personal information about you (i.e., your name, address, telephone number, or email address), unless you provide it to us voluntarily.

The only ways we can obtain your personal information is if you, do one of the following:

  • Register with the website
  • Submit it to us through one of our interactive forms
  • Subscribe to one of our mailing lists
  • Post a Project, Announcement, or Comment to a mailing list
  • Post an Kudos/Testimonial
  • Send us a question or give feedback through our contact form or email.
  • The Educational CyberPlayGround, Inc.® and and the™ does not classify readers by age, we do not gather information regarding readers ages.
  • Children are not targeted for marketing.


How We Utilize Your Valuable Feedback
We highly value the information that our site visitors and mailing list subscribers send us. It gives us a better understanding of what they want from our efforts. This enables us to improve the site, our product, and services.

When you do provide us with personally-identifiable information, we will only use that information to improve the services we provide, to track and analyze user logs internally.

All comments and feedback are dealt with confidentially and are fed into our R&D process so that we continually improve on what you appreciate most from this website, its information and our service. Once this information is received by The Educational CyberPlayGround,Inc.®, it is in no way disclosed to any third party.
We openly welcome your feedback regarding any aspect of this website, its content and our products and services. 

General Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, Google Ads will collect information that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser, of computer operating system and the domain name of the website from which you linked to™

Mailing list subscribers are never sold, rented or passed on to a third party and it is not our intention to do so in the future.

Information We May Automatically Place On Your Computer's Hard Drive.
The K12PlayGround TM  website will store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "Cookie" or similar file. This information would help us to improve our service we offer in a number of ways and will allow you to sign back.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a short piece of data, not code, which is sent from a web server to a web browser when that browser visits the server's site. The cookie is stored on the user's machine, but it is not an executable program and cannot do anything to your machine.

Cookies may be required to allow sites to work properly. They enable the server to tell one user from another. The server doesn't care about a user's details--just the fact that one user is different from another.
We require your real name and password to enter. Instead of you having to enter your information every time, we ask you one time, and then retrieve the information every time after that. The result is a fast and enjoyable visit to the site.
Who will read the cookie? Any cookies we send you can only be read by The Educational CyberPlayGround Inc. ®, and™

If you did not wish us to place "Cookie" files on your hard drive, you can always adjust your browser settings to either exclude cookies or to inform you every time we (or anyone else for that matter) tried to send you a cookie. Cookies can be deleted from your hard drive in the same way that you would delete any file anytime. Also you may want to delete any Flash cookies AND YouTube and most video sites use Flash which has it's own cookies called Local Shared Objects (LSOs) which can only be managed at the Adobe web site or using a browser plugin.


Interest Based Advertising:

Google Ads Deleting browser cookies may remove your opt-out preferences, so you should visit this page periodically to review your opt-out preferences, or update your choices to include new participating companies.

  • Exercise choice with some or all participating companies to store your preferences for your browser, using opt-out cookies or other technologies.
  • You can also turn off ads personalization for 100+ other online ad networks
    Use the "OPT OUT OF ALL" feature to control data collection and use covered by the DAA from all currently participating companies in one step.

OPT OUT of Interest - Based Advertising The NAI opt-out page is provided as a convenience to the public, but the opt-out cookie is set by participating NAI members, who are solely responsible for setting opt-out cookies and honoring your requests.

Companies participating in the WebChoices tool provide transparency and choice under the DAA Principles. We are evaluating this browser's compatibility with the WebChoices tool and verifying its opt-out status. Your connection speed and browser configuration may affect the success of your opt-out requests. 

To exercise choice for companies participating in this choice tool, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app. Some companies participating in the DAA may also provide profile management tools.  Please follow the company link from the Consumer Choice pages to explore those tools.

After you opt out using DAA-provided choice tools, the participating companies will no longer collect and use information about activity on your browser or devices for the purpose of interest-based advertising or any other applicable data practice covered by the DAA Principles. They may, however, continue to serve online advertising on the pages or apps you visit that is not dependent on information about your online interests. Learn more.

HR 1910 IH, E-Mail User Protection Act. Re: unsolicited bulk e-mail. Sponsor: Rep. Gene Green (D-TX). Date Introduced: May 24, 1999. Source: Library of Congress.As Per HR 1910, 2. a, (3)

We are also considering the use of a crypto currancy miners as an alternative revenue stream just like Salon  offers as  an alternative option to traditional advertising.

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