There are two types of information that we obtain from you online and then store and
use: (i) non-personal information that’s collected automatically from each visitor, such as
your device operating system; and (ii) personal information that you voluntarily provide
to us or that is collected automatically.
By using our online and mobile resources or purchasing our products or services, you
are signifying to us that you agree with this section of our privacy statement and that
we may use and disclose your information as described.
Voluntarily Submitted Information.
If you participate in certain activities via our online and mobile resources, you may be
asked to provide us with information about yourself. The types of personal information
we collect in those situations includes identifiers (such as your name, email address,
physical address, and phone number), professional information (such as the business
you are in), and financial account information (such as your credit card information).
We do not sell, rent, or trade voluntarily submitted personal information with third
If you don’t want us to collect this type of personal information, please don’t provide it.
This means you shouldn’t participate in the activities on our online and mobile resources
that request or require it and you may want to communicate with us by phone or regular
mail instead. Participation is strictly your choice. Not participating may limit your ability
to take full advantage of the online and mobile resources, but it will not affect your
ability to access certain information available to the general public on the online and
Some of the ways you voluntarily give us your personal information and how we use it:
Emails and Online Forms – When you send us an email or fill out an online form, such
as to contact us, your email address and any other personal information (e.g., home
address or phone number) that may be in the content of your message or attached to it,
are retained by us and used to respond back directly to you and to process your request.
Depending on the personal information provided, communications from us may be in the
form of emails, telephone calls, and/or text messages. We may also send you information
about any of our products or services we think may be of interest to you.
Registering for an Account – When you register for an account or you register your
child for a sub-account, you submit personal information to us such as your name and
email address (or your child’s name and email address) which we then retain. We use
that information to create and manage your account and, in some cases, establish a
password and profile to communicate with you and any sub-accounts you created via
Registering for Events – When you register for events, conferences, or programs we
ourselves may host (rather than outsource to a third-party event manager with its own
privacy policies), you will be submitting the types of identifiers described above. If the
event requires a fee, we may also ask you to submit credit card or other financial
information. We use this information to register you for the event and send you
communications regarding the event.
Becoming a Subscriber to Our Service – We use any information provided from our
customers to perform our contractual obligations and provide the products and services
purchased to them, to manage their accounts and communicate with them.
Social Media and Community Features – Some of our online and mobile resources
may offer social media-like community features letting users post messages and
comments, and/or upload an image or other files and materials. If you choose to make use
of these features, the information you post, including your screen name and any other
personal information, will be in the public domain and not covered/protected by this
Automatically Collected Information.
When you visit our online and mobile resources, basic information is passively collected
through your web browser via use of tracking technologies, such as a “cookie” which is a
small text file that is downloaded onto your computer or mobile device when you access
the online and mobile resources. It allows us to recognize your computer or mobile
device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.
information about your browsing activities over time following your use of the site. For
example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
mobile resources and enhance your experience when you visit the online and mobile
resources. For more information on how Google uses this data, go to
www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can learn more about how to opt out of
Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
The internet activity information collected through cookies and other similar means
includes such things as: the domain name and IP address from which you accessed our
online and mobile resources; the type of browser and operating system you use; the date
and time and length of your visit; the specific page visited, graphics viewed and any
documents downloaded; the specific links to other sites you accessed from our online and
mobile resources; and the specific links from other sites you used to access our online
and mobile resources.
Additionally, if you access our online and mobile resources from a phone or other mobile
device, the mobile services provider may transmit to us uniquely identifiable mobile
device information which allows us to then collect mobile phone numbers and associate
them with the mobile device identification information. Some mobile phone vendors also
operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices and we may receive this
information as well if location services are enabled on your device. If you do not want us
to collect and use geolocation data, disable location services through your device
Regardless, we use both automatically collected information and mobile device
information to compile generic reports about popular pages on our online and mobile
resources, and to see how our customers and followers are accessing our online and
mobile resources. We then use that
data to administer the online and mobile resources and make them better, make your
activities more convenient and efficient and to enhance the functionality of our online
and mobile resources, such as by remembering certain of your information in order to
save you time.
We use and retain your personal information in accordance with applicable law and as
long as necessary to carry out the purposes described above in accordance with our
internal data retention procedures.
User Beware: External Sites, Apps, Links and Social Media.
We maintain a presence on one or more external social media platforms such as Twitter,
Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. We may further allow features of our online and
mobile resources to connect with, or be viewable from, that external social media
presence. Similarly, our online and mobile resources may contain links to other websites
or apps controlled by third parties.
We are not responsible for either the content on, or the privacy practices of, social media
platforms, or any third-party sites or apps to which we link. Those apps, sites and
platforms are not controlled by us and therefore have their own privacy policies and
use personal information, you should carefully read their privacy policies and contact
them using the information they provide.