We collect information to provide better services to all of our users.
We collect information in two ways:
1. Information you give us. When you create an account on our Sites, you will be required to provide your first and last name, your email address and a password. Certain Services or access to certain features on our Sites may require payment, in which case, we collect all information necessary to obtain and process the payment, which may include your name, credit card information and billing information.
Our communities are built around our users teaching each other, learning from each other and sharing with each other. Teaching, learning and sharing involve our users posting performances ("Submissions"), content, comments, feedback, questions, discussion, demonstrations, images, documents, recordings (whether using audio, video or other media or formats) or other communications (collectively "User Postings").
If you want to take full advantage of our communities and share information about yourself with other users, you may create a profile that includes, among other things, your picture, information regarding your academic or professional career and your User Postings ("Profile").
If you provide us feedback or contact us via email, we will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply. We also collect other types of information that you provide to us voluntarily via email, such as operating system and version and other requested information regarding support for your use of our Sites.
From time to time, we may collect additional information from you.
All of the foregoing information will be stored on our servers.
We use your User Postings and Profile to facilitate the learning activities that take place in our communities. As a result, unless you actively choose otherwise, your User Postings and Profile are open to other users and visitors on our Sites. (See "Transparency and Choice" below to learn how to change your privacy settings). Information, including, but not limited to, your first and last name, profile picture and school or place of business may be associated with your User Postings. The Company, however, will not intentionally disclose your email and mailing addresses and credit card and billing information.
We also use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect and improve our Sites and Services, and to protect the Company and our users. We use information collected in the following ways:
Other than the use of your User Postings and Profile as described under "How we use information we collect" above, the Company does not share your information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Company unless we have your consent to do so or one of the following circumstances apply:
We may from time to time provide applications for certain social networking websites ("Social Networking Websites") (e.g., a Facebook application). If you choose to install and use those applications, the Company may share your information with the Social Networking Website to support your use of the application. For example, if you use the application to publish Company related notices on your Facebook wall, we will provide Facebook the applicable information. If you do not want us to continue to provide your information to the Social Networking Website, change your privacy settings in the Social Networking Website and in the application to opt-out of the Social Networking Site. If you opt-out, certain features of our Service and/or of the Social Networking Website may not be available to you. The privacy policies of the Social Networking Websites may apply to the use and disclosure of your information that we collect and disclose to such Social Networking Websites. Because we do not control the privacy practices of the Social Networking Websites, you should read and understand their privacy policies.
We may share your information with third party service providers to provide you with the Services that we offer you through our Sites, conduct quality assurance testing, facilitate creation of accounts, provide technical support or provide specific services to the Company. These third party service providers are required not to use your information other than to provide the services requested by the Company. You expressly consent to the sharing of your information with our contractors and other service providers for the sole purpose of providing Services to you.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with potential partners – like publishers and data resource providers. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Company if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
We work hard to protect the Company and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your account information. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people. Despite these measures, you should know that the Company cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with your information. While we endeavor to protect your information, we cannot guarantee against unauthorized access.
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. We encourage you to allow open access to your Profile and User Postings to help foster learning for all users. However, we understand and respect that you may have different privacy preferences and have provided you with certain privacy options. You can find these options in two places – 1) in "Privacy settings" in the dropdown menu under your email address found in the upper right hand corner of most pages on the Sites and 2) in the dropdown menu found in the box labeled "Audience" on the page on the Site where you can view your Submission. There you can make the following choices:
You may limit access to your Profile. Doing so should prevent other users from viewing your Profile.
You may control access to your Submissions. You may choose to limit access to a specific Submission. You may also elect to limit access to all future Submissions by electing to make all of your Submissions private by default. If you choose to limit access to a Submission, all users should be prevented from viewing your Submission other than yourself, the creator of the Meet, other participants in the Meet and other persons to whom the creator of the Meet has given access to the Meet.
While we endeavor to meet your privacy preferences and have incorporated options for you to limit the audience who views your Profile and Submissions, as we discuss under "Information security" above, we cannot guarantee confidentiality with respect to your Profile and Submissions.
You may delete certain User Postings. Specifically, you may delete Submissions as well as comments you provide to other MeetTM Submissions. You may delete a Submission from all Sites or you may delete a Submission from a specific MeetTM.
We aim to maintain our Services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our Sites, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems. Please note that we may be also required (by law or otherwise) to keep information you have asked to be deleted and not delete it or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements. Furthermore when we do delete information, it is deleted only from the active database. Information deleted from our active database is no longer accessible to users of our Sites but may remain in our server archives and is therefore theoretically recoverable.
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Every computer connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet.
This is information that is recorded about users so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.
An operating system is a set of programs that manage computer hardware resources and provide common services for application software.
As defined by FERPA, personally identifiable education records are records that directly relate to a student; and are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a party acting for the agency or institution.
This is information that reflects or references an individually identifiable user, including, but not limited to, a user’s name, birth date and biological features that can be used for automated recognition.
A URL is a formatted text string used by Web browsers, email clients and other software to identify files that can be plain Web pages, other text documents, graphics, or programs on the Internet.