Last Updated: April 25, 2019
2. Information Collection and Use Practices
i. Types of Information Collected
Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access the services, content, and educational material offered through the Websites, we may require you to provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information may include the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number(s)); and (2) Demographic Data (such as your zip code and age). If you communicate with us by email, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms or surveys, any information provided may be collected as Personal Information.
Traffic Data Collected. We may automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Websites: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Websites; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Websites (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for improving your experience on the Websites.
ii. Uses of Information Collected
We may use your Personal Information to send you information about our company and our services or to contact you when necessary. We may also share your Personal Information with our partners who may contact you about services they offer.
iii. Technology We May Use: Cookies, Web Beacons, and Clear Gifs
- Understanding traffic patterns and the number of visitors to the Websites and other websites that we partner with;
- Understanding how you use and interact with the Websites;
- Improving our services;
- Optimizing your experience on the Websites;
- Providing anonymous individual or aggregate auditing, research, modeling, and reporting for our advertisers and other partners;
- Providing you with relevant advertising and content; and
- Managing our Websites
Clear Gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, used to track the online movement of Websites visitors.
Please note that cookies, web beacons and clear gifs may be placed by a third party service provider who performs these functions for us. These third parties may have their own privacy policies.
iv. Sharing of Personal Information
If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties, please email us at email@example.com.
We may disclose Personal Information or other data to comply with the law or legal requirements, enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use and other agreements, or protect our rights, property, the safety of our users, or others.
v. Interest-Based Ads
We may also may share Traffic Data with advertisers and other third parties who may use it for advertising purposes, including to serve targeted advertising on non-affiliated third party sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information about your online activities on the Website or other websites over time. For example, anonymous information collected across multiple sites may enable the ad network to predict your preferences and show you ads that are likely to be of interest to you. Please note that we do not share any information that identifies you personally with the third party service providers who serve ads on our behalf. To opt out of these types of ads, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) for information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page. You may also visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ to learn about interest-based advertising and how to opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all participating companies.
vi. Email Marketing
By submitting your email address through the Website, you are expressly consenting to receive emails from us, including from our affiliates, and from third parties concerning offers and advertisements unrelated to us. To opt-out of receiving email messages from us, from our affiliates or from other third parties, click on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in each email. Please allow up to 10 business days for us to process your request. If you have questions or concerns regarding this provision, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
i. User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information
At any time you may contact us via email at email@example.com to update your Personal Information or request that your Personal Information no longer be shared by us.
ii. Your California Privacy Rights
We use reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
4. Third-Party Links and Public Information
The Websites may contain links to websites not operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please review the Third Party website policies of each site you visit. We may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes accessible to the public. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information in a public forum.