Privacy Policy

 

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us.  This Privacy Statement explains how we may collect, store and use the information you provide to us, whether online, by telephone or in person.  It also explains choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

As a site intended for use by students under the supervision of their teachers, parents and guardians, we have special concerns about the privacy of children under the age of 13.  We are committed to compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").  Parents, guardians and teachers (collectively, "Guardians") are strongly encouraged to supervise and participate in their children and students' online activities.  For more information on COPPA or children's privacy, please visit http://www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy. 

This Privacy Statement is provided in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions of the Brainingcamp.com website (the "Site"), available here, and if you are accessing paid content through an account, the Brainingcamp License Agreement, available here.

Browsing

This Site does not collect personally identifiable information when you browse the Site and request pages from our servers unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide it to us.  This means that we will not know your name, your email address, or any other personally identifiable information just because you browse the Site unless you:

When you request a page from the Site, we may automatically collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our sites.

We use this information to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our sites, to ensure the sites are working properly, and to help us make our sites more useful.  We may also use this information to personalize content presented to you, better understand how visitors use our Web site and how we can better tune it, its contents, and functionality to meet your needs.

Information We Collect When You Purchase a License

It is our policy to sell licenses to access the Content ("Licenses") only to adults, and for those adults purchasing Licenses to set up user accounts ("User Accounts") for Users under the age of 18 ("Minors" or "Student Users").  We do not collect personal information from Minors, and all purchases of Licenses should be made by individuals aged 18 or older.

If you would like to purchase a License to access the Content, you may make such purchases either by credit card via the  Site, or by purchase order.  In the process of making your purchase, we will ask you for information such as name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number to process your order.  The personally identifiable information you provide to us for making a purchase (whether on line or by purchase order) is used by us for the purpose of processing your order and providing services to you during the term of the License. 

Brainingcamp does not store any credit card or payment information after an order is processed.  Licenses are not subject to automatic renewal.  Brainingcamp may send you a reminder notice by regular mail and/or e-mail near the time of the expiration of your License to remind you that your License is expiring and that it is time to renew.

After completing your purchase, unless you tell us otherwise, the information (other than payment information) you provide may be used by us for customer relations purposes, to provide notices regarding the Brainingcamp.com Site or the Content, and for marketing of other Brainingcamp products and services.  The information (other than payment information) may also be used in accordance with the Paragraphs below titled "How We May Use Your Email Address" and "Emails about Special Offers and Promotions" below. Brainingcamp may use the services of third-party mail houses for the sole purpose of mailing materials. 

Information we Collect When You Create an Account

To access the paid Content, you will need to create an account using the Log-In Information provided to you by us, either directly or through a Guardian.  Such accounts help us to track access and usage of the Content, and to ensure that Users of the Content have valid Licenses to access the Content.

The account you create will consist of a User ID and a Password (collectively, the "User Account Information").  You may use your e-mail address as your User ID, and if you are a Teacher, we recommend that you do so.  We strongly recommend that Guardians not use any of their or their children or students' personal information when setting up User IDs for Minors.

Pursuant to the terms of the Brainingcamp License Agreement, available here, you are required to protect the confidentiality of your User Account Information.  You should also log off or close your browser after visiting Brainingcamp.com to help protect against unauthorized access by third parties. 

How We May Use Your Email Address

If you provide us with your email address, either at the time of purchase, by sending an e-mail inquiry to Brainingcamp, or otherwise, we may use your email address to:

1) send a confirmation of your purchase, along with instructions on how to use your Log-In Information to set up User Accounts to access the Content;

2) send you  reminders regarding the status of your License(s), and options for renewal;

3) notify you about special offers and product related information as described in the Paragraph below titled "Emails about Special Offers and Promotions"; and

4) for other purposes expressly described in this Privacy Statement.

Emails about Special Offers and Promotions

It is our intention to only send you email communications that will be useful to you and that you want to receive. When you make a purchase or send an inquiry to Brainingcamp via email and provide your email address, we will periodically contact you via email and provide information about special offers and product related information that may be of interest to you. These communications will relate to Brainingcamp offers which may also include the promotions of select, reputable third parties with whom we have a strategic marketing relationship because they offer products or services that we believe would be of interest to you.  We typically use third party email service providers to send emails.  These service providers are contractually prohibited from using your email address for any purpose other than to send Brainingcamp related email.

Except as described in this paragraph, we do not permit the sale or transfer of personally identifiable information to third parties for any non-Brainingcamp use without your approval.

Procedures for Opting Out

When you receive an email, you will be provided the choice to opt-out of future emails by following the instructions provided in the email. 

You may also opt-out at any time by sending an email to unsubscribe@brainingcamp.com and including sufficient information for use to identify who you are.  Please allow 10 business days for us to process your opt-out.

Cookies

The Site may use "cookie" technology.  "Cookies" are encrypted strings of text that a Web site stores on a user's computer. Cookies may be used on the Site to:

The types of Cookies that we use are referred to as "session" Cookies and "persistent" Cookies.  Session Cookies are temporary and are automatically deleted once you close your internet browser.  Persistent Cookies remain on your computer hard drive until you delete them or are otherwise removed upon expiration.  We do not use Cookies to ascertain any personally identifiable information about you apart from what you voluntarily provide us in your dealings with Brainingcamp.  Cookies do not corrupt or damage your computer, programs, or computer files.

We may use third-party advertising technology to serve ads when you visit the Site and sites upon which we advertise.  This technology uses information about your visits to the Site and the sites upon which we advertise, (not including your name, address, or other personally identifiable information), to serve our ads to you.  In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party persistent Cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. 

You may set your browser to block Cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this), although doing so will adversely affect your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality, and access certain content on the Site.

Pixel Tags

The Site may use pixel tags (also known as "clear gifs," "beacon gifs," etc.).  Pixel tags are not visible to the user of a Web site and consist of a few lines of computer coding delivered with the Web page.  Pixel tags are not used to collect any personally identifiable information about you apart from what you voluntarily provide us in your dealings with Brainingcamp.  Brainingcamp and our email service provider may use pixel tags to improve customer service, learn how visitors use our Web site, know how many users open an email and allow our service provider to compile aggregated statistics about an email campaign for us.  Pixel tags may also allow us to better target interactive advertising, enhance customer support and site usability, and provide offers and promotions that we believe would be of interest to you.

Credit Card Information

We do not share or sell your credit card information with any third parties except to the extent necessary to complete the transaction for which you provide the credit card information.  We do not store any credit card information.  The security of this information is addressed in security section below.

Securing the Transmission and Storage of Credit Card Information and Other Security Measures

When we ask you for credit card data, it is transferred over a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) line, provided you are using a SSL enabled browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.  The areas of our Web site that request credit card information are hosted in conjunction with Yahoo!.  You can view Yahoo!'s pertinent security policies here.

We maintain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online or store electronically.  We may hire third parties to store and manage data provided they observe the same or equivalent security and privacy guidelines.  However, because of the inherent risks associated with the internet, we cannot provide a 100% guarantee of data security.  In the event of a security breach caused by hackers, third parties or events not reasonably within our control, we will comply with legal requirements regarding notice of that breach, but you agree that we will not have any other liability other than providing the required notice.

Other Sites

We are only responsible for the privacy statement and content of the Site.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the use of cookies on Web sites that you have accessed the Site from and to the non-Brainingcamp Web sites that you may access from the Site.

Legal Issues

This is a United States Web site and is subject to laws of the United States and the State of Texas. Brainingcamp will disclose personally identifiable information without your permission when required by law, or when we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to investigate or protect against harmful activities to other Brainingcamp Users, or to Brainingcamp.com visitors, employees, or property (including the Site), or to others.  We may also disclose information without your permission to the extent necessary to enforce any contract we have with you or obligation you owe us.

If you are a customer who resides in the State of California, you have the right to request from us a list of third parties with whom we shared personally identifiable information about you for their own direct marketing purposes during the previous calendar year.  We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties except as permitted in this Privacy Statement.  If you would like to request information about any third parties that may have obtained personally identifiable information about you during the immediately preceding calendar year, please send an email to info@brainingcamp.comor letter to Brainingcamp, P.O. Box 163471, Austin, TX 78716.

Phishing Warning

Please note that we will never send you email requesting your user name, password, credit card number or social security number.  If you receive an email that looks like it is from us, but asks you for your credit card number or social security number, it is a fraudulent email, or "phish." We recommend that you do the following:

If you believe "phishers" have gotten access to your personal or financial information, we recommend that you also do the following:

Please be aware that the perpetrator may attempt to use your information to establish accounts or obtain credit at other businesses in their name.  Brainingcamp is not responsible for the actions of "phishers" even though the email may appear to have been sent by Brainingcamp. 

Comments or Feedback

If you have comments or would like to provide feedback to this Privacy Statement, please contact us at info@brainingcamp.com or by sending a letter to: Brainingcamp, P.O. Box 163471, Austin, TX 78716

Changes to this Privacy Statement

In the future, we may need to change this privacy statement.  All changes will be made here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.  If we change our Privacy Policy in a manner that expands our rights to use or disclose your data, we will send you notice by email with a description of the change.  You will have an opportunity to reject that change by using the opt out procedures described above or in that email.  Our goal is to provide you at least thirty days notice before the change is effective, but that may not always be possible.  If you do not opt out, the amendment may be retroactive to information you previously supplied. If we change our Privacy Statement in a manner that does not expand our rights to use or disclose your data (i.e. to update the policy to address new legislation or to change references to names or marks), then we may post the new Privacy Statement without sending an email to you. That new policy will take effect once it is posted on this Web site.  This statement was last updated on April 01, 2008.