Online Privacy Statement
ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
This website (the "Site") is made available to you by Pearson Education, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Pearson"). At Pearson, we are serious about protecting your privacy, and this privacy statement (the "Privacy Statement") discloses how we collect, protect, use and share the personal information gathered on this Site.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
We consider the following to be examples of personally-identifying information: they include, but are not limited to, your first and last name, email address, home address, phone number, date of birth, social security number, and certain other information, to the extent it is linked with your personally-identifying information.
The information we learn from you helps us personalize and continually improve your experience and use of this Site, so that we can further serve your needs and our legitimate business purposes. (For example, when you send us a message, we need to retain certain personally-identifying information on this Site in order to respond to your request). We receive and store any information you enter on this Site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features.
Users and especially Children (Children 12 and under) should note that any personally-identifying information that is voluntarily posted by a user to any public area of this Site may always be collected and used by others. While we monitor such posting areas from time to time and will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete a Child’s personally-identifying information prior to posting, we strongly encourage Children not to post such information.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE.
Except as specifically stated in this Privacy Statement, our policy is not to share this personally-identifying information with third parties. There may be third party vendors who supply maintenance and support for this Site that may have access to your personally identifying information but, unless they get express permission from you, they will not use such information for any other purpose other than to provide services in connection with this Site.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO PARENTS, TEACHERS AND CHILDREN
PARENTS AND TEACHERS: We encourage parents, guardians and teacher to spend time with their Children or the Children they teach and participate in the activities that may be offered to Children on this Site. No personally-identifying information should be submitted to or posted on this Site by Children without the consent of their parent, guardian or teacher. We encourage parents and teachers to monitor Children’s online use, and to help us protect their privacy by instructing Children never to provide such information on this Site or any other website without permission. We are also prohibited by law from conditioning a Child’s participation in any activity on this Site on the Child disclosing more personally-identifying information than is reasonably necessary to participate in such activity.
CHILDREN: Please do not give your full name, email address, home address, telephone number or any other personally-identifying information that would enable someone to contact you either on-line or off-line, without first asking your parent, guardian or teacher for permission.
We do not knowingly collect personally-identifying information from Children on this Site either directly or passively, except when a Child may voluntarily submit such information through (i) a "Contact Us" link on a Child’s area of this Site or (ii) a public posting area, if such feature is available. If a Child communicates with us in either manner, and we can identify the sender as a Child, any personally-identifying information submitted will only be used to respond on a one-time basis to such Child, and will thereafter be deleted from our records. In addition, if we have actual knowledge that a Child is sending or posting personally-identifying information on any area of this Site, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete such personally-identifying information before it is made public. We will never request personally-identifying information from a Child in any of our public postings areas.
We may disclose a Child's personally-identifying information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to, or interference with, (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We also may disclose a Child's personally-identifying information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
COOKIES AND COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with this Site. For example, like many websites, we use "cookies" and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses this Site. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive, through your web browser, to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide customized features to you. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the Website of its manufacturer. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of this Site’s best features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Prior to user registration, if applicable, Pearson may employ cookie technology on this Site to (i) track non-personal information such as type of browser, operating system, domain names and IP addresses, and (ii) improve our visitors’ experience online. Prior to user registration to the extent applicable, we do not link IP addresses to any personally-identifying information.
THIRD PARTY ANALYTIC SERVICES
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This Site is owned and operated by Pearson and the contents of this Site are protected by copyright of Pearson and/or its licensors.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVACY
If you have any concerns, comments or questions about this Privacy Statement or privacy on this Site, please contact us.
Pearson Education, Inc. (Revised — November 2013)