Edu-Best Privacy Policy
The RCAT is an online service for students and teachers. The valid and reliable assessments may be used
to diagnose Reading Comprehension skills for students in grades three through twelve. The Edu-Best
service is provided by Edu-Best Educational Resources (referred to as “Edu-Best”,“we”,“us” or other
similar terms in this Privacy Policy). To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy to
explain our information practices relating to the Edu-Best service. Unless otherwise defined in this
Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings assigned to them in our Terms
of Service.
Personal privacy is a very serious matter and we are particularly committed to protecting the privacy of
minors. For that reason, we will refuse to open an account for a person under the age of majority in your
state or province of residence without parental or guardian consent and we reserve the right to verify
the existence of that consent. If you are under the age of majority in your state or province of residence,
please do not attempt to register for membership on or send any information about yourself to us
without consent. If we learn that information from a person under the age of majority in your state of
residence has been submitted to us without proper consent, we will delete that account and
information as soon as possible.
Edu-Best cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and
comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement
officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to
claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of
Edu-Best or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity
we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
As used in this Privacy Policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a
computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in
any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using,
combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within
Canada, the United States or internationally.
Acceptance and Notification of Changes
STOP ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE AND THE EDU-BEST SERVICE. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy,
we will post any changes on our website and provide notification so that members and their parents will
always be aware of what changes have been made to how personal information is collected, used and
disclosed, and continued use of the EDU-BEST service shall constitute consent to the changes to the
Privacy Policy.
What is “personal information”?
“Personal information” (or similar terms, such as “personally identifiable information”) is information
about an identifiable individual. It includes such things as name, age, gender, educational background
and performance, contact information, and other information which can be linked to an individual’s
identity. It does not apply to the information of non-individuals, such as corporations and other business
entities and, generally speaking, to business contact information of individuals.
Collection, Use and Disclosure by Edu-Best
When a student or parent/guardian registers a student as a member with and the member uses the
EDU-BEST service, the member is given his or her own profile. When signing up for the EDU-BEST
service, Edu-Best collects information submitted by and regarding the student, including but not limited
to name, username (that the user or the EDU-BEST system creates), and school attended. Schools
operate in loco parentis and as such are authorized to provide consent for minor children at that school.
Educational Information Collected Through Use of the EDU-BEST Service
Edu-Best also collects and creates information regarding members’ educational background and
activities and performance through members’ use of the online testing provided through the EDU-BEST
service. This educational information is utilized by Edu-Best only for the purposes of providing the EDUBEST service to the member in question and only disclosed to the member, parents and/or guardians of
the member, or the teacher authorized by the member or the parent/guardian of the member, as
applicable. This educational information is also used in a non-personally identifying way to conduct
research and analysis regarding the results and performance of the EDU-BEST service in order to
improve and customize the EDU-BEST service and develop new products and services. This information
may also be utilized and disclosed in aggregated, non-personally identifying form for statistical and
research purposes.
Information Collected Automatically through the EDU-BEST Website
We automatically collect certain information from members and visitors when they access our website.
This information can include, among other things:
• the Internet domain and internet protocol (IP) address from which a member or visitor accesses
our website,
• the type of browser used (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.),
• the third-party website, if any, from which the visit originated,
• the operating system that the member or visitor is using (e.g., Vista, Windows XP, Macintosh OS,
• the domain name of the member or visitor’s Internet service provider,
• the search terms that a member or visitor uses on our website,
• the specific web pages and/or content visited, and
• the date, time, and duration of visits.
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the
internet. Web servers (computers that “serve up” web pages) automatically identify your computer by
its IP address. When members or visitors request pages from our website, our servers typically log their
IP addresses. Your IP address may personally identify you depending, in part, on the naming standards
followed by your internet service provider. However, we do not use or disclose this information other
than for system administration, statistical purposes, to report non-personal aggregate information to
others, and to track the use of our website. Still, you may wish to ask your internet service provider
about their policies and practices regarding naming standards.
A “cookie” is a small piece of information/text sent by a web server to be stored on a user’s web
browser so it can later be read back from that browser on subsequent visits to a website. The website
uses cookies to store users’ preferences and to record session information, and allows communications,
advertising, and Web page content to be customized according to browser type and member Profile
information. A member or visitor may be able to configure his or her browser to accept or reject all or
some cookies, or to provide notification when a cookie is set, however, cookies must be enabled in
order to access most functions on the EDU-BEST website. Since each browser is different, members and
visitors should check the “Help” menu of their browsers to learn how to change cookie preferences.
While we do not generally, or undertake any obligation to do so, we may monitor content, messages,
and other exchanges if we suspect members of being under the age of majority and utilizing the EDUBEST service without parental or guardian’s consent or using our services in violation of our Terms of
Service, which include this Privacy Policy. Postings that appear on the public areas of the website may be
edited, deleted, or removed in accordance with our Terms of Service.
The EDU-BEST Privacy Policy only governs the privacy policies and practices of Edu-Best as it relates to
the EDU-BEST service. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and business and
welcome any feedback about these other sites.
Membership De-Activation
Members who wish to deactivate their EDU-BEST account may do so by contacting Edu-Best in
accordance with the Terms of Service. Members’ accounts may also be de-activated by Edu-Best in
accordance with the Terms of Service, including where payments for membership, as applicable, are not
made. Personal information relating to members who have deactivated accounts may persist in backup
copies of the EDU-BEST service’s databases for a reasonable period of time but will not be available to
other members of the EDU-BEST service and will be subsequently deleted except for information
incorporated into aggregated (non-personally identifying) information.
The EDU-BEST service uses physical and electronic precautions to protect member information stored
within our databases, and we restrict access to personal information to those employees and
contractors who need to access it to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel
and technical staff.
The EDU-BEST service uses email addresses, usernames, and passwords to assist in the security of
member accounts. It is a member’s responsibility to protect their password as disclosure of it allows
anyone to access a member’s account. Members should also take precautions to protect their email
account as anyone can request that a member password be sent to the member’s the email addresses.
As such, if someone else uses or controls a member’s email account, that person may be able to gain
access to a member’s EDU-BEST account. To protect an EDU-BEST account, members should ensure that
they do not use the “Remember Me” feature or set their browser to remember details on any public or
shared computers. While we take measures to attempt to protect members and visitor’s information
and privacy, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of personal information due to actions of other
members with whom members share their pages and information and factors such as unauthorized
third-party entry or use, or hardware or software failure which may compromise security.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result,
while we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the
security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and you do so at your own risk. For any
additional information about the security measures, we use on, please contact us at
If you are a user of the EDU-BEST service resident in the United States, we will make any legally required
disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality or integrity of your unencrypted electronically
stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via
email or conspicuous posting on this website in the most expedient time possible and without
unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any
measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the
website’s data system.
Additional Disclosure of Personal Information
Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Edu-Best will not disclose your personal information
to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary for one of the following reasons: (1) as
required by law, including to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by
Edu-Best; (2) to enforce the Terms of Service or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of the
public and members of and visitors to the EDU-BEST service. Edu-Best may also sell, transfer, or
otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personal information, in connection with a
merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy and reserves the right
to do so.
How to Contact Us
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting
access to information held by us or making corrections. If you have any questions about this Privacy
Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with Edu-Best, please contact our privacy officer at: or by mail at 5345 Mullen Bend NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6R0P9.
Revised: September 1, 2023