Last Updated: February 2012
I acknowledge that by continuing with the SmarterMeasure assessment that I am allowing my scores to be viewed by selected staff of my educational institution. I understand that this information will only be used to assist me in evaluating my readiness to succeed in online courses. I also understand that the data may be used in aggregate to measure student success. I recognize that my contact information, including my email address, will never be released to third party for any reason.
What Information We Collect.
When you are a non-logged in user visiting our public web site, SmarterMeasure.com collects basic information that may identify individuals and/or organizations. This includes which pages are visited, IP address and any feedback from our visitors. We may generate information about your actual location or information that can be used to approximate a location. We then aggregate this information with volumes of other pieces of information to improve our site and services for you.
When you logged into our web site, SmarterMeasure.com may collect basic information including first name, last name, email address, click-stream data, HTTP protocol elements, IP address, and an active user list. This includes which pages are visited and browser being used. The data is used for the following purposes: completion and support of the current activity and web site/system administration. Please note that any identifying information collected is NOT distributed to any third party. This identifying information is used only for your current session. We may also aggregate the non-identifying information with volumes of other pieces of information to improve our site for you. We may generate information about your actual location or information that can be used to approximate a location.
When you create an account with us, you provide to us such personal information such as: first and last names, address, and e-mail address. We collect this information on the pages where you create your account and at other pages where you sign up for our services.
When you send email or other communications to SmarterMeasure, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
SmarterMeasure processes all information on hosted servers in the United States of America.
How We Use It.
Based on this information given on your account or usage session, SmarterMeasure.com may provide you with information about your order (i.e., whether your order has been received and processed). We may ask you for your phone number in the event that our service representative can't reach you by e-mail. Credit card information is used to bill you for products you have ordered and to track sales.
We may use information about web site visitors to identify educational institutions which could benefit from our services. We reserve the right to contact by email and/or phone individuals at these organizations to provider further information about our services.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to account information to SmarterMeasure employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
Whom We Share that Information With.
Credit Card Processing and Security
You don't have to worry about credit-card safety when you do business at our web site. SmarterMeasure.com guarantees that each purchase you make is protected and safe. If fraudulent charges are ever made, you will not have to pay for them. We use the latest encryption technology to keep your personal information safeguarded.
All your order information (i.e., your name, address, and credit card number) is encrypted using a secure server for maximum security. Your credit card information cannot be read as it travels to our ordering system.
Credit card transactions are handed by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions. If you feel more comfortable doing so, you are welcome to call in your credit card information and complete your purchase by phone. Or you can pay by check, and the service will be activated once your check has cleared.
Links to Other Sites.
We want you to be aware that when you click links and/or banners that take you to third-party Web sites, you will be subject to those parties' privacy polices. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, we cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever you are interacting with any Web site.
SmarterMeasure.com fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about members who we believe are in violation of our content guidelines. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.
Changes in this Privacy Statement.
By using our web site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us, as described in this policy. We will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of e-mail, correspondence, orders, or any other electronic communications received from you, unless required in the course of normal maintenance of this Web site or we're required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such an action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety or our user or the public.
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