Please note that any lessons, facts, images, audio, or other content posted by Users onto the Sites becomes published content and is not considered personal information subject to this Privacy Notice.
Where We Get Certain Types of Information
You as the User provide us directly with personal information. You may provide us directly with certain personal information such as your name, address, email, phone number, etc. when choosing to participate in various activities on the Sites (registering yourself, registering students, subscribing to newsletters or RSS feeds, etc.)
Your web browser provides us with information automatically. When you use the Sites, your browsers automatically sends us information about you including your web page request, IP address, browser type, browser language, referring page URL, exit page URL, platform type, etc.
We gather information directly from your interaction with the sites. The Sites offer many features including the ability to take tests, study facts, join groups, and post comments. In order to perform properly, the Sites remember information about many of your past interactions. Any interaction you have with the Sites may result in information about that interaction being stored by the Sites including landing pages, pages viewed, the order you visit pages on the site, the amount of time you spend on particular pages, lessons taken, questions answered correctly, questions answered incorrectly, lessons authored, groups created, etc.
What We Do With Your Information
We improve the quality of our services. Information we gather is used to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services including remembering information so that it will not have to be re-entered and providing custom and personalized service.
We improve and study our marketing efforts. Information we gather is used to improve how we market and sell our products and services.
We keep you informed of important changes. We may use your email address for non-marketing or administrative purposes including customer service and other notifications.
Non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with other interested parties. This non-personally-identifiable information may include such things as average test scores, superior performing lessons, searches, problem questions, popular lessons, common mistakes, and other information about how students learn and use the Site in aggregate. This information may be used for research into how to improve education, and to assist in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and functionality on the Sites.
We may release information if required by law. We may release any and all information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
Protecting Your Email and Contact Information
No Spam Policy. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send third-party commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent.
Not Private Information
The following information you provide to the Sites is NOT private. Any personal information (postings, lessons, questions, facts, readings, profiles, mail, etc.) that you voluntarily disclose online (in forums, in messages and chat areas, in your profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name may also be displayed to other Users. Any lesson that you publish to the Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and all of the associated readings, facts, and forums in that lesson may be viewed by the general public.
All information entered into this site may be visible to Site staff. In order to ensure compliance with our policies, to maintain and enhance the site, and to provide for the security and safety of our users, all information entered into the site in any form may be visible to the site staff. This site is not to be used for maintaining any truly private or proprietary information. Your password is encrypted, and is not available to the staff in its unencrypted form.
You may, of course, decide not to use the Sites or any of our products or services. You may decide not to provide the Sites any personally identifiable information through the Sites, in which case the Sites may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal information such as name, email, address, and email preferences at any time within the Sites.
To protect your privacy and security, we take steps such as requesting a password to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information at all times.
Please contact STG with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.