What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter: your name, e-mail address, Education Institute name, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. Additionally, we use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the Website.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you browse, submit, or access your personal information and data.
We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL certificates encrypt communication between your browser and Website’s server. This prevents others from eavesdropping on the conversation and picking up things you don’t want them to know about: your email/password, or your credit card details. Nonetheless, no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, the Website utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”), Web Beacons and Web server logs to collect information about how the Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted when you log off from the Services and close your browser.
You can configure your browser to notify you whenever a cookie is being sent, and to refuse all cookies. Please note that some features of codezinger.com service may not function properly if cookies are disabled for your browser.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
What are Web Beacons?
Web Beacons (also known as clear gifs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services and to monitor how many visitors view our Services. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages and in e-mails.
Web server logs
Our servers automatically collect certain information (called Logs) about how visitors use our Service. Logs includes users IP address, browser type, operating system, web pages visited, website features accessed, time of visit information, time spent on web pages or features, links on our Services that user clicked, search terms, and other statistics.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
We may use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments or delivering some portions of our services. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third parties may have access to your personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email address for use in connection with business activities.
We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email address for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third party. For example, users who have been provided access to codezinger by presenting access code received from any codezinger publishing partner, all information that we collect about such users may be accessible to respective publisher via the functionality of the Services or upon request.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution.
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our site policies, to protect ours or others rights, property, or safety or to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our services to you and to provide customer service, to improve our services and to make available other products and services to our users and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
We may collect and store information about where you are located (by converting your IP address into an approximate geolocation and to determine Time Zone). Location information may be used to personalize our Services for you and to fight plagiarism.
If you create an Educator Account, we will collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, phone number and email address (personally identifiable information or ‘PII’) and other information such as the name of the Educational Institution and office address.
Student Information Shared with Educator, Parent or Legal Guardian
If you are a Student, all information that we collect about you may be shared with your Educator or educational institution via the functionality of the Services or upon request. For example, all assignments that you submit will be available to your Educator. We may also share with your Educator information which can be used to verify your identity in an effort to fight plagiarism. For example, we may provide your Educator the IP address through which you accessed the Services.
If you are a Student and are under 18, your Student Information may be shared with your parent or legal guardian upon request (request must be received via Educator).
International Data Transfer
Your personally identifiable information (PII) may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be similar to privacy laws in your jurisdiction.
Request to delete your information
You may request us to delete your PII and your Account by contacting us at [email protected] We will delete your information as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
If you are a Student, we may be required to comply with requests from your Educator or Educational Institution to delete your personally identifiable information associated with your Account or some other Student Information. For example, this may happen when you withdraw from a Class, or a Class itself is withdrawn or after a Class has completed. If we receive a request to delete the PII associated with your Account or your Student Information while a course is underway, we will inform you by email.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
We retain the right to use information we collect via our Services to create de-identified information (information that cannot be used to identify you) including aggregated de-identified information.
Children’s online Privacy Protection
We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will promptly take steps to delete such information from our files.