I. Information The POGIL Project Collects
(a). Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information
When you register to become a member of the The POGIL Project by creating a username and password (“Member”), we will ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your name, username, phone number, credit card or other billing information, e-mail address and home and business postal addresses, and any other information that you decide to provide to The POGIL Project that could be used to personally identify you. We use your Personal Information for business purposes that mainly include operating The POGIL Project Website, registering users to The POGIL Project as Members, providing services to Members, and responding to correspondence from you.
We may also combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of The POGIL Project Website and services, and to analyze and understand how The POGIL Project Website and services are used.
(b). Log Data
When you visit The POGIL Project Website, whether as a Member or a non-registered user just browsing, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”); your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, and operating system; referring/exit pages; clickstream data; pages of The POGIL Project Website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on The 3 POGIL Project Website, access times and dates; and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of The POGIL Project Website and services, for technical administration of The POGIL Project Website and services, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of The POGIL Project Website and services, and to better tailor the entire POGIL experience to users’ needs. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit The POGIL Project Website again, it will recognize you and serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests. We may also use this information to verify that visitors to The POGIL Project Website meet the criteria required to process their requests.
We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with other Personal Information, though we may aggregate, analyze, and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.
II. Collection of Information
(a). Collection of Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information
When you access content through The POGIL Project Website, you will be accessing The POGIL Project's central server and not your personal computing device or other hardware. The POGIL Project Website will not at any time expose any files or personal information on your personal computing device or other hardware to The POGIL Project or other third parties or otherwise enable The POGIL Project or any other third party to have direct access to any of the files or personal information on your personal computing device or other hardware.
The POGIL Project and its service providers use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all Web pages of The POGIL Project Website where Personal Information is required to effect a monetary transaction. The POGIL Project and its service providers use SSL encryption and otherwise exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information from 4 your personal computing device to our servers and ensuring the security of your information on our systems. To make purchases from The POGIL Project, you must use an SSL-enabled browser to protect the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it is transmitted over the Internet. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we take steps to protect your information, The POGIL Project cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so entirely at your own risk.
Please note that if you use any bulletin board, chat room, comment posting feature, or other public communication service, forum, or feature offered through The POGIL Project Website or services, or post any information available for viewing by other users, any of the information that you share will be visible to other users. The information that you make available can be read, used, and collected by other users to send you unsolicited messages outside of The POGIL Project Website and services. The POGIL Project is not responsible for the manner in which the Personal Information that you decide to share will be used by other users.
(c). Collection of Log Data
Log Data is collected automatically by The POGIL Project Website servers and related software. Because The POGIL Project Website automatically collects Log Data for all users that visit The POGIL Project Website, your POGIL Project Website session will be tracked. Because we do not match Log Data with Personal Information, you can browse those areas of our POGIL Project Website without entering any Personal Information and, therefore, remain anonymous during your visit.
Additionally, in some of our e-mail messages, The POGIL Project may use a "clickthrough URL" linked to content on The POGIL Project Website. When a user clicks onto one of these URLs, the user will pass through our Web server before arriving at the destination Web page. The POGIL Project tracks this click-through data to help use determine user interest in certain subject matter and measure the effectiveness of these user communications. You can avoid being tracked in this way by not clicking text or graphic links in e-mails from The POGIL Project.
Finally, we may use clear gifs or pixel tags, which are tiny graphic images in order: (i) to advise us of what parts of The POGIL Project Website users have visited, (i) to measure the effectiveness of any searches users perform on The POGIL Project Website, and (iii) to enable us to send e-mails in a format that users can read and tell us whether such e-mails have been opened in order to ensure us that we are sending messages that are of interest to users.
III. Use and Sharing of Information by The POGIL Project
The user information that The POGIL Project collects may be added to our databases and used for business purposes, including for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users' behavior, for product development, for content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of our POGIL PROJECT Website. In addition, The POGIL Project will, on occasion, send e-mails to you about our services or third-party products. If you do not want 5 to receive e-mail from us, visit the “Opt Out” link at the bottom of any POGIL Project e-mail to remove yourself from continued receipt of e-mail messages or send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The POGIL Project policy is not to share the user information it collects with third parties other than as specified below, or where a user explicitly requests that we share information with a third party. We may share user information with third parties under the following circumstances:
(a). Business Partners and Service Providers
We work closely with certain business partners and service providers and we may provider user information to our business partners and service members so that they can provide services to you. For example, we may provide user information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe may be of interest to you. We may also employ third party companies and individuals for any of the following: to facilitate The POGIL Project Website or services; to provide The POGIL Project Website or services on our behalf; to perform related services, including without limitation, maintenance services, database management, fulfillment, web analytics, and improvement of the features or functionality; or to assist us in analyzing how The POGIL Project Website or services are being used.
You may avoid having The POGIL Project share your information with its business partners and service providers by not granting The POGIL Project permission to share your information. Not granting The POGIL Project permission to share your information with its business partners or service providers may limit your access to their services through The POGIL Project Website.
(b). Business Transfers
As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, sell, or share assets in connection with, for example, a merger, acquisition, reorganization, a sale of assets, or bankruptcy. In such transactions, information about users generally is often a transferred business asset. In the event that The POGIL Project itself of substantially all of The POGIL Project's assets are acquired, information about our users may be one of the transferred assets.
(c). Compliance with Law and Protection of The POGIL Project and Others
(d). Aggregate Site Use Information
We may release aggregate user information (without revealing any Personal Information about you) to advertisers and other third parties in order to promote or describe use of The POGIL Project Website or services.
IV. International Transfer
V. Changing or Deleting Your Information
All Members may review, update, correct, or delete the Personal Information in their registration profile by contacting us. If you completely delete al such information, you’re your account may become deactivated. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
We are very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ administrative, physical, and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. 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 e-mail or conspicuous posting on The POGIL Project Website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, 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 data system.
VII. Children’s Privacy
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Under the terms of the Agreement, Members must be at least thirteen (13) years old. For the avoidance of doubt, in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (http://www.ftc.giv.ogc/coppal.htm), The POGIL Project Website and services are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of thirteen (13). If The POGIL Project believes that you are under the age of thirteen (13) or that you are not old enough to consent to and be legally bound by the Agreement, The POGIL Project may, at any time, in its sole discretion, and with our without notice: (i) terminate your access to or use of The POGIL Project Website or services (or any portion, aspect, or feature of them), or (ii) delete any content or information that you have posted on The POGIL Project Website.