Effective Date: October 31, 2013
What Information is Collected About You?
We collect your name and email address, and, in some cases, your mailing address, if you provide those to us, for the purpose of communicating with you about the Big History Project and to provide you with other information that we think may be of interest to you. By submitting any such information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.
We collect some information automatically from visitors to the Site; for example, through the use of "cookies" and other tracking mechanisms. We collect at least the following: your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer's IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit. For each visitor to the Site, our servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name of visitors. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site. Your IP address also is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.
Cookies and Tracking Mechanisms
The State of California recently (September 2013) enacted legislation, AB 370, that requires all websites that collect personally identifiable information to disclose how they respond to web browser “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms that allow users to make a choice about the collection of information that reveals an individual’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2014, and we currently are developing a statement that will comply with this new law, to the extent that law is applicable to our Site.
Our Use of Information
As stated above, we primarily will use the information you provide to use for the purpose of communicating with you about the Big History Project and to provide you with other information that we think may be of interest to you. We may share the information you provide to us with third parties, in our discretion. We also may use your name and email address to enable you to sign-in to certain portions of the Site. You may remove your information from our records by contacting us via the “Contact Us” link on the Site.
We may use anonymous information gathered from the Site for the management and improvement of the Site.
We reserve the right to disclose all information collected via the Site, internally or to third parties, for any lawful purpose or to prevent harm to us or others. For example and without limitation, in our discretion we may disclose information to government regulators, law enforcement authorities or alleged victims of identity theft. We may dispose of information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law.
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