This document was last updated March 30, 2011
BrainCredits provides users with an online Transcript to record all of their learning activities. Your Transcript is intended to show interested individuals, including colleagues and potential employers, that you are a continual learner by providing both detail and summary information of the learning activities that you choose to post to your Transcript. In addition to your learning activities and your name, you could choose to add to your Transcript other personal information including your email address, description of your background or skills, and links to your other publicly available third-party user profiles.
Because your Transcript is intended to be shared, by default your Transcript and any entries you post to your Transcript are set up to be displayed publicly on the web via your unique Transcript page. But the amount and type of information you decide to share is up to you, and you can choose to mark individual Transcript entries, or your entire Transcript, as "Private" at any time.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Service, when a User registers for our Service, when a User provides the contact information for a prospective user for the purposes of inviting them to the Service, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available through the Service. If you link your BrainCredits account to another account or service, or use other, third-party sites or services in conjunction with your BrainCredits account, we may collect information related to your use of third party sites and services accessed through BrainCredits or when you access BrainCredits through a third-party site or service.
Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, and other profile information. Users may, however, visit our Service anonymously. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Service related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with the Service. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users' means of connection to the Service, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
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How we use collected information
We use the information we collect to analyze how the Service is used, diagnose service or technical problems, maintain security, personalize content, remember information to help you efficiently access your account, monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns, and track Service content and Users as necessary to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable laws.
We will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the BrainCredits website, and through messages or other means available through the service. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Service, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Service. We may also send you messages with promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, unless you have opted out of receiving promotional information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on the Service. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to BrainCredits or guarantee that your information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our safeguards.
Sharing your personal information
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.
We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as if you choose to sign on to the Service through a third-party service. We cannot control third parties' use of your information.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect BrainCredit's rights or property.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on the Service that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Service. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to the Service, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.
Compliance with children's online privacy protection act
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. BrainCredits does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using the Service, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Service. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.