This policy describes how we treat personal information when you access www.science.edu.
How we collect information about you
When you visit Science.edu, we may collect your IP address and standard web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed on our website.
You may be required to register in order to access certain portions of the site or to submit an application. The information we require at the time of registration may include your name, address, phone number, email address, payment information, and applicable student information.
Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to your contact with our staff or store results when you submit information in an online form.
When you access our website, we, or companies we hire to track how our website is used, may place small data files called “cookies” on your computer.
We may send a “session cookie” to your computer when you log into our site. This type of cookie helps us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages on our site during the same session, so that we don’t need to ask you for your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires and no longer has any effect.
We may also use longer-lasting cookies for other purposes such as to display your e-mail address on our sign-in form, so that you don’t need to retype the e-mail address each time you log in. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website.
How we protect and store personal information
We store and process your personal information on our computers in the US, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls, data encryption, and multi-factor authentication for login; we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files; and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
Personal information provided about children
We understand that our student users who are under 13 years of age need special safeguards and privacy protection, and it is our intent to fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not collect personal information from children online at any point. We only receive personal information about children directly from a child’s parent or school when he or she is enrolled into one of our educational programs. If the child is enrolled in Acellus, you can review certain personal information that we have regarding the child online by signing in to either the Acellus Teacher Interface or Acellus Parent Interface, otherwise please contact us through our website or by writing to us at International Academy of Science, Attn: Privacy Department, 11020 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. Please be aware that some personal information relating to a child’s educational records may not be able to be disclosed by us due to state and/or Federal law.
How we use the personal information we collect
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:
- provide the educational services and support you request;
- process transactions and send notices about your transactions;
- resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
- prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Agreements;
- customize, measure, and improve our services, the content and layout of our website; and
- compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.
How we share personal information with other parties
We may share your personal information with:
- Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when
- we are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order or similar legal procedure;
- we need to do so to comply with law; or
- we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of our Agreements.
- Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.
We will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties and only share your personal information with third parties as described in this policy.
Changes to this policy
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us through our website or by writing to us at International Academy of Science, Attn: Privacy Department, 11020 NW Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153.