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Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com Privacy Policy

GENERAL MATTERS

Overview
At APlusAlgebra.com, protecting our Subscribers' privacy and security is a top priority. For this reason, we (“Apple Pi, Inc.,” “APlusAlgebra.com,” “API,” "we," "us," or "our") have adopted the following policy to advise you of your choices regarding the use of your personal information online. This policy describes what types of information we gather about you (“you,” “your,” “User,” or “Subscriber”), how we use it, under what circumstances we disclose it to third-parties, and your rights to update or correct it.

Scope of Policy
This Policy applies to APlusAlgebra.com’s web site. It does not apply to other companies' or organizations' web sites to which we link. You should carefully review the privacy policies of those web sites in order to determine how they treat your personal information.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

Information Gathered From All Visitors

Aggregate Data
We gather certain generic information with respect to the Subscribers' use of our web site, such as the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the areas on the web site that they favor. These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use this type of data in aggregate-that is, we look at the data on a collective basis, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. This data helps us determine the extent to which our Subscribers use certain parts of our web site, which, in turn, enables us to make it as appealing as possible. We may also provide statistical "ratings" about how our Subscribers collectively use our web site to advertisers, sponsors, and other companies with which we do business ("Business Partners"). We do this so they, too, can understand how often people use their areas of the site in order for them to provide you with the best possible experience. These statistical ratings do not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any of our Subscribers.

Cookies
We use a technology nicknamed "cookies" on our web site. Cookies are pieces of information or data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to make your visit to our web site easier. For example, cookies allow us to recognize you when you re-enter our web site so that you will not have to sign-in each time you visit. Cookies also allow us to count the number of unique and return visitors who use our site. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser to notify you when you've received a cookie or, alternatively, to refuse to accept cookies. It is important to note that you may not be able to use certain features on our web site if you choose not to accept cookies, such as My Account. In addition, you will not be able to participate in any of our sweepstakes or contests. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our Subscribers to enhance their experience on our site.

IP Addresses
We collect and analyze traffic on our web site by keeping track of the IP addresses of our visitors. IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers that are assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to identify the computer originating a message.

Personalizing Your Experience on the Web Site
We try to personalize your experience on our web sites by tracking use of the site in order to shape our materials, features, and services that might be of interest to you. We also examine Subscriber traffic patterns and web site usage to help us enhance the design and layout of the site and make it easier to navigate.

From time to time, we may send you surveys or solicit your feedback. We use surveys to gauge Subscriber interest in new products and premiums we may offer. We will ask for your feedback on site features. We will use the information we gather to improve our site and provide a more meaningful experience for our Subscribers. We may also use the information to alert you to offers and products in which you have expressed an interest.

Communications from APlusAlgebra.com
We reserve the right to send to all of our Subscribers our exclusive APlusAlgebra.com Newsletter, which alerts you to new features, content, and services, premiums available on our site. From time to time, we will also send you invitations to enhance your APlusAlgebra.com Subscribership, offers for new products and services from APlusAlgebra.com and Apple Pi, Inc., special "Subscribers Only" premiums, or special offers from our affiliates and sponsors. These communications are sent to you directly by APlusAlgebra.com. We do not share your personally identifiable information with any third parties in connection with the Newsletter.

You can always decline the Newsletter by un-checking the opt-out on the registration pages on our site. If you are already receiving the Newsletter and you want to unsubscribe, you can simply follow the "Edit Your Subscriptions" links at the bottom of each edition. For other ways to unsubscribe, see Opt-Out/Changing Your Status, below.

Communications from Our Business Partners
Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com also offer you the opportunity to receive money-saving offers, discounts, and promotions from our Business Partners (“Partners”). These communications may come from Apple Pi, Inc., APlusAlgebra.com or directly from the Partners themselves. We may also share with them certain demographic, geographic, preference, and other personally identifiable information we have gathered about you. This will help them in directing to you offers that are more likely to be of interest. This program is conducted strictly on an opt-in basis. In order to receive the offers, you must affirmatively check the clearly marked pages and registration pages on our site. If you leave the box unchecked, you will not receive any offers. If you do sign up for the program but later change your mind, you are free at any time to opt-out by following the procedures outlined in Opt-Out/Changing Your Status, below.

Mandatory Communications
Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com reserve the right to communicate with you from time to time about important administrative, policy, legal, credit card, and billing matters, which will affect your use of our web sites, including without limitation any alleged violations of our Terms of Service. These communications are mandatory.

Information Gathered From Subscribers
If you elect to subscribe to AplusAlgebra.com, you will be required to provide us with certain personal information, including your name, e-mail address, credit card number, expiration date, and billing address (this required information is subject to change from time to time). There will also be opportunities for you to provide us with additional information regarding your preferences and interests. This information, however, is not required and is completely optional on your part.

Additional data may be collected from Subscribers based upon certain services they elect to utilize on our web site. For example, we may track the categories of programs you purchase in order to make appropriate recommendations for products or services available on our site or those of our Business Partners. By obtaining this information, we can provide our Subscribers with specific content and advertising in which they might be interested. None of this information is required to use our service or to become a Subscriber; however, the omission of certain types of data will limit the value of your subscription.

If you become a Subscriber of APlusAlgebra.com from one of our co-branded sites, we may share your registration information with the co-branded partner. In such instances, the site will be clearly labeled with the branding information of our partner and links to its privacy policy will be conspicuously posted.

APPLE PI, INC. AND APLUSALGEBRA.COM'S USES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you have provided us your consent, we will use the information we have collected about you in five ways:

  • To send personalized, targeted information that we think our Subscribers will find relevant from Apple Pi, Inc., APlusAlgebra.com or directly from its Business Partners;
  • To include targeted advertising within such messages;
  • To send promotions and coupons based on the Subscriber's interests;
  • To contact the Subscriber for feedback and surveys; and
  • To send the Subscriber other information about APlusAlgebra.com.

On-Site Advertising
Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com may also use information about you to target advertising while you are visiting our site. We may also use geographic or other information we have collected from you to make sure that the ads you see are for goods and services that are actually of interest to you or are available in your area. We may use cookie files to assure that you will not be served the same ads repeatedly.

Information Sharing Between Affiliates
Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com are part of the Apple Pi, Incorporated California company. Apple Pi, Inc. and AplusAlgebra.com reserve the right to share your personally identifiable information with that company, including your e-mail, postal address, phone number, and purchase history. We may use that information to conduct joint promotions, offer you special premiums, and to share databases and equipment. We also reserve the right to share your personal information with other companies that Apple Pi, Incorporated may subsequently acquire. We will only share your credit card information among our affiliates if you expressly give us permission to do so.

Order Fulfillment
From time to time, you may be given the opportunity to order products and services directly on the APlusAlgebra.com site, the Newsletters, or in other communications you may receive from APlusAlgebra.com. These orders are typically fulfilled by Apple Pi, Inc.'s Business Partners directly. To process your order, Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com may provide these Partners with your name, street address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card information. Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com will limit the types of information shared to the minimum necessary to efficiently process your order. However, in accepting these offers, you become a Subscriber of the Business Partner and therefore subject to its privacy policy. Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com will alert Subscribers whenever a Business Partner will be fulfilling an order for products or services ordered on our site. We encourage you to review these companies' privacy policies and only do business with those who adhere to personal information practices with which you are comfortable.

Privacy of APlusAlgebra.com Information
We treat all of our tutorial products as private correspondence between the sender and the recipient and will not disclose the contents of any communication other than to the intended recipient, except under the specific situations outlined in Disclosure Exceptions, below. This policy applies to all aspects of our reports, including your personalized messages. If you ask one of our customer service representatives to help you or to verify that a report was sent, that representative will be able to access all information about the report, including the recipient's e-mail address and the message.

Disclosure Exceptions
Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third-parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
  • To protect the company's rights and property;
  • To investigate reports of Subscribers sending material using a false e-mail address or Subscribers sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages;
  • To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site and/or the Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com service; or
  • During emergencies, such as when we believe someone's physical safety is at risk. 

YOUR CONTROL OVER YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Opt-Out/Changing Your Status
At any time, you can change choices you have previously made as to the use of your personal information. Every communication Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com sends you will contain a clearly worded "Edit Your Subscriptions" link allowing you to withdraw your permission for future mailings. This system is automated and must be contacted from the email address you wish to have removed. Permission changes will be honored as soon as possible after receipt. Please allow five to seven days for processing. Permission changes will however not affect any information which you provided to us and which we previously shared with our Business Partners.

Editing Your Profile
If you are a registered Subscriber, you have the ability to review and correct your personally identifiable information at any time. Simply sign into the site and click the "My Account" link on the header of every page. There, you can access Edit My Profile and change your address information, e-mail type, sign-in, and e-mail permissions.

OTHER MATTERS

Protection For Children - COPPA Compliance
We are committed to protecting the privacy and rights of children online. We believe that children should be able to use the Internet in a safe, productive, and efficient manner and should be afforded the highest protection available with respect to their personal information. To that end, we have made it our policy to not collect any individually identifiable information from Subscribers whom we know are under the age of 13.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") imposes certain requirements upon web sites and online services that are directed toward children. Please visit www.coppa.org for more information on how to protect your student.

Kids Privacy Policy
In complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com will not collect personal information from children age 13 and under. Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com will not intentionally post or disclose your personal information such as full name and E-mail address on our web site and to third parties. If you are under the age of 13, you must have your parent or guardian e-mail your math questions and contest entries. We insist you seek your parent or guardian’s permission before participating in any of the activities and/or contests on our web site and we insist you not provide us with your personal information.

Contests and Promotions
Occasionally, Apple Pi, Inc. and/or APlusAlgebra.com may sponsor contests and/or promotions on our sites or in our e-mail products. Participation in such contests is purely voluntary. In order to enter a contest or promotion, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information. By entering, you agree to all of its terms and conditions, which will be clearly outlined in the rules. Where a contest or promotion is not sponsored by Apple Pi, Inc. or Aplusalgebra.com, the identity of the sponsor will be clearly disclosed in the rules. Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com cannot be responsible for actions or policies of third-party contest sponsors. Subscribers are encouraged to review the relevant privacy policy of the sponsor before entering.

Sale of Assets
In the event that Apple Pi, Inc., APlusAlegebra.com and/or their units or subsidiaries are ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganized, or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer our Subscriber databases together with any personally identifiable information contained therein, to a third-party acquiring Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com's assets. In the event we do so, we will place a prominent notice of the sale on the homepage of our site, with links to information as to how you can change your privacy preferences.

Data Security

When you place orders for purchased products or access your payment information, we use an advanced encryption technology known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to protect the storage and transfer of your data from unauthorized parties. While on a secure page, such as our registration form, a lock or key icon appears on the bottom of your web browser.

In addition to our online security efforts, we take steps to protect your personal data offline, as well. All of your information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Employees are granted access on a need-to-know basis (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative). Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.

Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com's main servers are operated from a dedicated Internet hosting facility with state-of-the-art physical security features, including smoke detection and fire suppression systems, motion sensors, and 24x7 secured access, as well as video camera surveillance and security breach alarms. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to Customer Service.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com will occasionally update this Privacy Policy in response to changing business circumstances and legal developments. When Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com posts changes to this Policy, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Policy link on the front page of Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com Sites. If there are material changes to this Policy or in how Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com uses your personally identifiable information, Apple Pi, Inc. or APlusAlgebra.com will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Apple Pi, Inc. and APlusAlgebra.com encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

USE COMMON SENSE IN ALL YOUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES

USE COMMON SENSE IN ALL YOUR ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Even the best policy can't protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Unscrupulous advertisers, hackers, and scam artists are constantly searching the Internet looking for new targets. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your on-line activities.

Be aware that e-mail is an inherently insecure form of communication. Remember that third parties are sometimes able to illegally intercept your unencrypted messages. Anytime you visit a chat room or post a message to an on-line bulletin board, your e-mail address can be accessed by advertisers looking to compile lists for unsolicited commercial e-mail (also known as spam). Be sure that you only disclose your e-mail address in circumstances in which it is safe to do so.

Beware of scams in which persons unknown to you request your screen name, password, or credit card information. Make sure you verify the identity of anyone asking for personal information. Always monitor your children's on-line activities and educate them as to the rules for safe Internet use.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at teacher@aplusalgebra.com.

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