We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online through QUANDARY.
The following privacy statement describes the information we collect and how we use it:
Information Collection and Use
We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals. We will use it for the purpose stated when you provide it. In addition, QUANDARY is a program and property of the Learning Games Network. We may use it to contact you about our programs. We do not share our contact lists with others, including our partners and donors.
Web log file data
We collect some basic Web log file data about site visitors. This information includes domain names, Web site traffic patterns and server usage statistics. This information is used for site management and administration and to improve the content and overall performance of our site.
"Cookies" and How We Use Them
Cookies are packets of information that a web site transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. They are a means of keeping track of users' preferences for content and alerting them to new content areas. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies if you do not want them tracking your preferences.
The Learning Games Network web site (www.learninggamesnetwork.org) does not set or access cookies on your computer. The QUANDARY website (www.quandarygame.com) does set and access cookies for the purposes of supporting an individual's user experience and to track an identifiable user's movement through this web site; this data is used only to enhance the usability of the site; however, no cookies are used to track an identifiable user's movement through this web site. You can still use this site if you turn the cookies off.
Subscription to Newsletter, Press Releases, and Program Updates
Learning Games Network makes every reasonable effort to ensure that all of the transactions that occur on our web site are secure. We store personally identifiable data with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect information you may submit on our site. SSL is the industry standard protocol. All off-line information is securely stored and is accessible only by authorized Learning Games Network staff.
If you subscribe to a newsletter, publication or press release published by Learning Games Network or QUANDARY and distributed via email, we will keep your email address in a private distribution list. Messages sent electronically do not reveal recipients' email addresses or any other personal information. Learning Games Network will only send messages to individuals who have opted to subscribe and who have provided their email address to us directly. We do not use this email address list for any other purpose, and we only add individuals at their request. At any time, you may opt out by using the unsubscribe link provided on our web site and in the publication email, which will remove your information from the distribution list for that publication or specified communications.
Third-Party Service Providers
Learning Games Network may engage reputable third-party vendors to help us manage our web sites and allow us to better service our patients and visitors. We never share with third parties any personally identifiable information you provide when requesting information, except as required by law.
Special Opt-out for Parents
Under COPPA, parents have the option to consent to collection of their children's personally identifiable information from the children without consenting to the disclosure of that information to third parties. While we will not ask for direct identifiers from children (in fact, in our Safety Policy, we request that children not provide them), there will be times when parents may be providing their own direct identifiers (such as e-mail address, or other information if a parent is making a gift), and we will be asking for direct identifiers. In this case, as noted above, we have implemented op-out procedures with respect to charitable list sharing. Nonetheless, we may disclose any information where we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose information to service providers who provide support for the internal operations of our website and who do not use or disclose the information for any other purpose. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency's or other public agency's (including schools or children services) request or if we feel that such disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our website, protect the security or integrity of our website, or enable us to take precautions against liability. Finally, we may transfer personally identifiable information and store it outside of the jurisdiction in which a member of Learning Games Network is located.
Links to Other Sites
This site has links to other sites we think may be of interest to our visitors. Their purpose is to provide visitors with convenient access to other sites that might interest them. A link to another site does not imply an endorsement of the site's content or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of sites not owned by Learning Games Network. We encourage you to be aware of that when you leave our site and to read privacy statements at any sites that collect personally identifiable data.
Deletion and Removal of Information
Non-identifiable information in our aggregate database will not be deleted. Like all responsible website site publishers, we maintain backup files as a protection against natural disasters, equipment failures, or other disruptions. Backup files protect you and us because they lower the risk of losing valuable data. Removing a record from our main files does not remove that record from any backup systems. It may take up to six months before all information in a backup record is completely erased through the normal recycling of backup files. In the meantime, as long as backup records exist, they receive the same privacy and security protections as our other records.
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