Citelighter is a Common Core-aligned research and writing platform that empowers students to think critically, communicate clearly, and write with confidence to master 21st Century Skills. In addition to providing students with tools to help them perform research and write papers, we want to help teachers by providing information on their students’ writing habits by utilizing certain data points that we maintain within Citelighter. We will not sell or provide any private information to third parties as it will be utilized to solely provide additional value back to the Citelighter user community.

Data we collect

  • Citelighter collects all highlighted content, papers names, comments, writing times, and dates within 'My Project' and ′View′ pages to illustrate to teachers how their students are performing in critical phases of the paper writing process.

  • Citelighter saves all your information online in a private account so you may access it from anywhere.

  • Citelighter collects the personal information you provide when you register for Citelighter services. You must provide us with the following information to register with this website: Name, email address, school name, and grade.

  • Citelighter only collects information when you are signed in.

  • Citelighter only collect information that you highlight and will NOT track your movement and sites visited across the web unless you abstract information via the ′Capture′ button.

Data Uses

  • Citelighter will NEVER let another student know your identity, though your teacher may view your work, if you choose to share it with them.

  • If you choose to download the Citelighter toolbar you will be allowed to create a personal profile where you store content and personal comments. We will NOT provide any comments written by you to other users.

  • If you choose to publish a fact or paper to a social media platform such as Facebook or Twitter, we are simply providing you with a platform and you are responsible for anything that you publish.

  • We use the information we collect to register users on our site, to communicate with users about features of our site, and to track how users are accessing our site.

  • Citelighter may use aggregated user information to determine what improvements should be made in order to improve user’s experience.

  • Citelighter will respond to requests from parents or legal guardians within 30 days, if not sooner.

Privacy of Users Under Age 13

  • Citelighter is committed to protecting the privacy of children under the age of 13. We encourage parents, legal guardians, schools and districts to educate children and students about online safety and to carefully monitor children’s use of the Internet.

  • Citelighter will only collect as much information about a child under the age of 13 as is reasonably necessary for the child to access and use the Citelighter website, and we will not condition participation on the disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary.

  • We will not share, sell, rent or transfer children’s personal information other than as described in this section.

  • We may disclose aggregated information about our users and information that does not identify any individual or device. In addition, we may disclose children’s information:

    • To third parties we use to support the internal operations of our website and who are bound by contractual or other obligations to use the information only for such purpose and to keep the information confidential.

    • If we are required to do so by law or legal process, such as to comply with any court order or subpoena or to respond to any government or regulatory request.

    • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of a child.

    • To law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety.

  • If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

  • If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13 without parental consent, please contact us at support@citelighter.com.

  • At any time, parents and legal guardians may request to review a child’s personal information maintained by us, request us to correct or delete personal information, and/or refuse to permit us to further collect or use the child’s information.

  • You can review, change or delete your child’s personal information by:

    • Logging into your child’s account and visiting his/her account profile page; or

    • Sending us an e-mail at support@citelighter.com. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to take certain steps or provide additional information to verify your identity before we provide any information or make corrections.

  • Citelighter will respond to requests from parents or legal guardians within 30 days, if not sooner.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or you have chosen) a password for access to our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you to not share your password with anyone, and urge you to be careful in public areas where your information may be viewed by others.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.

Privacy Matters Specific to Our Tutoring Services

Our Tutoring Services are personal, and one-to-one. We collect some personal information from you to set up your account with us. Here are some of the things we need your personal information to be able to do in connection with our Tutoring Services:

  • Store all of your tutoring materials and work product, so you can review them anytime
  • Complete purchases of our Tutoring Services
  • Contact you about your account
  • Ask you for your feedback to help make our service better
  • Respond to your email requests for information and/or customer service

We will not sell your personal information and you have the opportunity to opt out of any newsletters or promotional materials we might send to you in the future.

Parents of children under the age of 13 can contact us at any time to review identifiable information we have collected about your child. You may request that we delete this information and/or specify that we collect no more of your child's information. Please note that we will need to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian, and that a request for us to delete all personal information about a child requires us to cancel the child's tutoring account.

To our Tutoring Services users, if your tutoring is paid for or subsidized by your parents and/or your school, we may share your personal information with them at their request.

To the extent necessary, we share your personal information with third parties who process transactions for us, such as charging your credit card when you make purchases. These third parties are under a legal obligation to keep such information strictly confidential.

Merger or Acquisition

In the event that we merge with, or are acquired by, another company, we will require the successor entity to comply with these privacy measures. If such successor entity wishes to materially change the method by which your personal information is collected, stored or protected, the successor entity will obtain new consents from our users regarding your personal information, or such previously collected personal information will be deleted permanently from our servers.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you through a notice on the website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or about how Citelighter collects or uses personal information, please contact us at:

1111 Light St.
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21230