As used in this policy, personal information, posts, and data means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.
We may collect personal information, posts, and data at several places on the Websites, including without limitation:
Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information, posts, and data you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to SimpleVLE. Personal information submitted as part of our email discussion lists is used for the purpose of managing the discussion lists. Your name and email address will typically be visible to other list participants when you correspond on the list and to the general public in the discussion archives. All emails sent to the discussions list are publicly archived.
simplevle.com. When you join our network you provide personal information, posts, and data to create your account and establish a password and profile, and to create a SimpleVLE. We use that personal information, posts, and data to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, to act as your SimpleVLE service provider, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to SimpleVLE.
By joining the SimpleVLE network, you are given a public profile page where you can voluntarily post personal information, posts, and data for public viewing. The information that you submit on your public profile page, including but not limited to information you provide in your profile and any photograph or image of yourself you upload, is posted by you at your discretion (although subject to SimpleVLE's Terms of Service). The information you publish on your public profile page, including your personal information, posts, and data, may be used by anyone who views that information for any lawful purpose. SimpleVLE may use the personal and non personal browsing information you provide in your public profile to promote the mission of SimpleVLE.
Participating in Our Community: Registered Users. When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Websites (any such person, a Registered User), including but not limited to www.simplevle.com (located at https://www.simplevle.com) or SimpleVLE.com (located at http://SimpleVLE.com) you may be asked to provide personal information, posts, and data to create your account and establish a password and profile. Providing your real name is optional. If you do provide your email address, it will allow us to send you your password if you should forget it. If you voluntarily provide your real name in connection with any content you submit to any Website, your name may be associated with the content you contributed (such as when you make a post). We will also use that personal information, posts, and data to establish and maintain your membership and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to SimpleVLE.
Registered Users on the simplevle.com and SimpleVLE.is Websites are automatically provided with an application where you may post personal information, posts, and data for public and restricted viewing. You are not required to post any information or personal information, posts, and data on this application, but may be posted in your own sole discretion (although any information posted remains subject to SimpleVLE's Terms of Service). Please note that the information you publish on your public profile and posts, including your personal information, posts, and data, may be used by anyone who views that information for any lawful purpose and, where relevant, subject to license terms set forth in SimpleVLE's Terms of Service. SimpleVLE may use the personal and non personal browsing information you provide on your public page to promote the mission of SimpleVLE and the OpenEd Website. If provided, your name may be associated with content you contribute to the OpenEd Website.
In general, it is not SimpleVLE's practice to disclose personal information, posts, and data to third parties. We may share personal information, posts, and data in two instances:
First, SimpleVLE may share personal information, posts, and data with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites or the educational service.
If SimpleVLE is required to provide a third party with your personal information, posts, and data (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, SimpleVLE will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or SimpleVLE is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
SimpleVLE has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information, posts, and data that SimpleVLE stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
Servers using the SimpleVLE protocol, including SimpleVLE services, has security risks in addition to those described above. Among other things, SimpleVLE is vulnerable to DNS attacks, and using SimpleVLE may increase the risk of phishing.
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs, including when you log into a website using your SimpleVLE SimpleVLE.
Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your IP address) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you use your SimpleVLE SimpleVLE to log into a website, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.
No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our SimpleVLE server logs to the personal information, posts, and data you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. SimpleVLE may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes; however, we will never use a third party analytics provider to collect or analyze any information through our operations as a SimpleVLE service provider.
No Access. As a SimpleVLE service provider, SimpleVLE could technically access your web-based account tied to our SimpleVLE service, and could log in on behalf of any of its SimpleVLE users to any of the accounts they have accessed using their SimpleVLE SimpleVLE. SimpleVLE will never use this technical login ability for any purpose unless otherwise required by law.
No Retention. SimpleVLE discards non personal browsing information from our SimpleVLE server logs once we have used the information for the limited purposes noted above, under No Linking.
Notice. If SimpleVLE is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information or to log in on behalf of a SimpleVLE user (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then SimpleVLE will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless SimpleVLE is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
The Websites are not directed at children under the age of 13. Consistent with the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information, posts, and data from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Our Terms of Service specifically prohibit anyone using our Websites from submitting any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information, posts, and data to SimpleVLE through the Websites represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
The Websites are hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Websites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your personal data you consent to: