Notice of Privacy Practices

Introduction and Notice scope

The Vanguard Group (“Vanguard”), sponsor of the My Classroom Economy program, is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information.

My Classroom Economy, (the “Site”), is a website owned and operated by Vanguard. This Privacy Notice solely governs the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of personal information that we collect at the Site; this Privacy Notice does not apply to any other website operated by Vanguard.

By visiting this Site and providing information to Vanguard through this Site, you acknowledge the practices described in the Notice. Please also refer to the terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference, for additional information related to your use of this Site.

Information collection

What personal information do we collect from you directly?

Vanguard collects information directly from you when you request to order kit materials, utilize our banking or investment simulator, or register on the site for My Classroom Economy updates. This information can include:

What personal information do we collect about Site usage?

We also collect information about you automatically as you navigate our site using cookies, and similar mechanisms, as described further below. This information helps us measure traffic to the site and improve functionality (so-called website analytics; for further information see at the end of this section). The information collected can include:

Cookies: A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other device when you visit a website. Cookies contain information that is transferred to or read on your device and allow websites to recognize devices and store certain information, such as user preferences. Cookies are used to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a useful experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site. We and our third-party service providers use session cookies, which link your actions during a particular browser session and expire at the end of that session, as well as persistent cookies, which remain on your device and allow us to remember your actions or preferences across multiple browser sessions.

How to refuse and delete cookies: If you are concerned about having cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your computer. The help feature on most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to receive notice when a new cookie is set, and how to disable cookies altogether. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of the Site may not operate correctly.

The cookies used on our Site are categorized as follows:

Google Analytics: This Site collects the information described above using a tool called “Google Analytics”. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Use and disclosure

How do we use personal information?

We use personal information that we collect for the purposes described in this Notice, for the purposes for which it was provided to us, and for our business purposes, including:

To whom do we disclose personal information?

Third Party Service Providers: We disclose personal data about you to our service providers in order to process your kit order, maintain your contact information, or send you updates on new My Classroom Economy offerings. Our service providers are selected partly on the basis of their information security capabilities, and we put in place contract terms to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.

Legal purposes: We may use and disclose information about you as we believe reasonably necessary to courts, parties to litigation, government authorities, law enforcement agencies, and legal and professional advisers to protect the rights and property of Vanguard and Vanguard Affiliates, including to establish legal claims or defenses, to obtain legal advice, to defend our legal rights, to protect our rights or property and those of Vanguard Affiliates, to protect other users of our services and our Sites, and to protect the life, body, or property of others (individuals or entities). We also may disclose information about you in order to comply with the law, judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or direction or in other legally limited circumstances (for example, to prevent fraud).

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the My Classroom Economy program or need support please contact us using this form.

If you have any privacy related questions please email us at

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We will post changes to this Notice on this Site along with the effective date of the changed Notice. We recommend that you review this Notice periodically.

Updated April 2019