Effective Date: January 10, 2014
1. Our Commitment to Privacy
2. The Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information. We collect and store personally identifiable information about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, place of employment, title, etc., when you register on the Website. We also collect transaction and experience information, such as information relevant to the work you produce in the courses you take with us, and any other transactions with us, as well as information about our communications with you. Examples include your student profile, account history, requests for information, and our responses. We need this information to provide the goods and services that you request from our Website and to let you know of additional goods and services about which you might be interested.
Non-personally identifiable information. We do automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site – such as your IP address or the type of browser you are using, the search terms you use on our Website, the specific web pages you visit, and the duration of your visits. Non-personally identifiable information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de-identified; that is, information that has been rendered anonymous. We also obtain non-personally identifiable information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information.
3. Use of Information About You
We use non-personally identifiable information in a variety of ways, such as to analyze site traffic (such as aggregated information on the pages visited by our users), which allows us to improve the design and content of our site. We may use your non-personally identifiable information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personally identifiable information with third parties to achieve these objectives and others, but remember that aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you.
In the ordinary course, we use personally identifiable information you provide solely to respond to your inquiries and to provide our services to you. We will use your contact information to contact you regarding administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of our site. Payments for our products and services ordered from us through our Website are handled by a third party provider. This provider, as well as other providers, may collect additional information, including billing information, credit card number and expiration date, and tracking information from checks or money orders. We may send you promotions and news about courses or other products and services we think may be of interest to you. Aside from the foregoing, we will not contact you about other matters, unless you specifically request it, nor will we share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information outside of our organization.
It is possible, though unlikely, that we may be required to disclose personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable information about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if we believe that such action may be necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Website's users or the general public.
Also, we cannot guarantee the protection of the information you send to us by means of unencrypted email, or that may be collectable in transit by others.
4. Links to Third-Party Sites
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third party websites that we do not control or maintain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party website. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.
It is important to note that the cookies that we use do not contain and are not tied to personally identifiable information.
6. Our Commitment to Security
We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We cannot, however, guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online—for example, on message boards, forums, through email or in chat areas—that information can be collected and used by others.
7. Other Sites/Links
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third party websites that we do not control or maintain, such as in connection with purchasing products referenced on our Website and banner advertisements. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party website. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party websites before submitting any personally identifiable information.
8. Children Under 13
9. Your California Privacy Rights
Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information as defined under California law during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes. You are limited to one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. You may request the information in writing at: Illumination Research, 5947 Deerfield Boulevard, Suite 203, Mason, Ohio 45040.
12. Contact & Opt-Out Information