THE INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC EXPLORATION
The Implications Wheel® Platform
Version Date: 28 April 2012
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides personal information through the Platform represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that personal information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the Platform, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has transferred personal information to the Platform, please contact Company using our contact information below to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.
USE OF PLATFORM
COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
"Personally-Identifying Information" is information such as a name or email address that, without more, can be directly associated with a specific person. Company collects certain Personally-Identifying Information from and about Platform users. Much of the Personally-Identifying Information collected by Company about users is information provided by users themselves at the time they create an account. That information may include each user’s name (or alias), email address, time zone. We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender, job title, age, date of birth, username, hometown, country, postal code and other demographic information, and other relevant information as determined by Company from time to time. For Organizations, more extensive information will be collected, including financial information necessary to complete purchases from Company. Users of the Platform are under no obligation to provide Company with Personally-Identifying Information of any kind, with the caveat that a user’s refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain Platform features.
BY REGISTERING WITH OR USING THE PLATFORM, YOU CONSENT TO THE USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS "COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION" SECTION.
Single sign-on/OpenID identifier
As an alternative to logging in with your email address and password, we may accept single sign-on using standards such as OpenID as a means of verifying your account. Your single sign-on identifier may or may not be personally identifiable (for example, the default single sign-on identifier provided by some providers to its users is not personally identifiable, but a personalized one can be activated instead). We will use your single sign-on identifier only in the following ways:
Company is not affiliated with any single sign-on provider. We provide single sign-on access as a convenience to users of our Platform.
We may occasionally use names and email addresses and other contact information provided to us to send Organizations and Facilitators notifications regarding new services offered by the Platform that we think they may find valuable. We may also send users service-related announcements from time to time that may include, without limitation, notifications of license expiration and renewal and related payment information, as well as other information related to the expiration or renewal. We will also communicate with Organizations, Facilitators and Participants in varying frequencies with information and notices pertinent to each Session. Additionally, Facilitators and Organizations may communicate with you through the Platform relating to the Session in which you are participating. We reserve the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
Company will disclose Personally-Identifying Information under the following circumstances:
Organizations; Facilitators. Company will disclose to Organizations and Facilitators all information and data provided by users during a Session. Email addresses of all persons associated with an Organization are provided to the Organization, but are not provided to the Facilitators of the Sessions. Only the user names selected by the Participants and not email addresses of Participants will be associated with communications posted by Participants.
Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Personally-Identifying Information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our Platform. We may also share your name, contact information and credit card information with our authorized service providers who process credit card payments. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purpose.
Changing Personally-Identifying Information; Account Termination
You may at any time review or change your Personally-Identifying Information by visiting your profile page or by contacting us using the contact information below. However, please note that your email address cannot be changed due to administrative requirements of the Platform. If you need to change your email address, you will need to close your account and then open a new account with the new email address. Alternatively, if an Organization requests that your email address be changed, and you consent to such change, then we will implement a change to your email address.
GATHERING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF NON-PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Users of the Platform Generally
"Non-Personally-Identifying Information" is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person. Like most website operators, Company gathers from users of the Platform Non-Personally-Identifying Information of the sort that Web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the Web pages the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Platform. Company analyzes Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users of the Platform to help Company better understand how the Platform is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, Company is able to better design the Platform to improve users’ experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. From time to time, Company may also release the Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from Platform users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Platform.
A "Web Cookie" is a string of information that a website stores on a user’s computer, and that the user’s browser provides to the website each time the user submits a query to the site. Company uses Web Cookies to track the pages that users visit during each Platform session, both to help Company improve users’ experiences and to help Company understand how the Platform is being used. As with other Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users of the Platform, Company analyzes and discloses in aggregated form information gathered using Web Cookies, so as to help Company, its partners and others better understand how the Platform is being used. Company does not attempt to link information gathered using Web Cookies to Personally-Identifying Information. However, when logged in, a Web Cookie is associated with a unique user profile. Therefore, users are advised to clear Web Cookies from computers whenever finished with a logged in Session if those computers will also be used by other persons. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU SET YOUR BROWSER TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THE PLATFORM, YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THE PLATFORM. PLATFORM USERS WHO REFUSE WEB COOKIES ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.
Aggregated and Non-Personally-Identifying Information
We may share aggregated and Non-Personally Identifying Information we collect under any of the above circumstances. Aggregations may include demographic and diversity mappings. We may also share it with third parties and our affiliate companies. We may combine Non-Personally Identifying Information we collect with additional Non-Personally Identifying Information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. This information does not contain any Personally-Identifying Information.
We take security of your Personally-Identifying Information seriously and use reasonable electronic, personnel, and physical measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration, or misuse. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to our privacy officer as listed below.
Infinity Limited, Inc. (dba The Institute for Strategic Exploration)
354 Cherokee Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55107.