Information we automatically gather when you visit Games and Learning websites
Like virtually all other web servers, Games and Learning’s web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These “access logs” allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not record a visitor’s name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Rather, these log files may contain some or all of the following information:
- The date of the visit
- The time and length of the visit
- The path taken through the Web site
- The browser being used
- A list of files downloaded or viewed
- The amount of time spent watching video files
- The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*
- Any errors encountered
*Most Internet Service Providers use a “dynamic” form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP address each time he or she visits a website. Also, many Internet Service Providers use “proxy servers,” which provide even more anonymity for visitors.
We use this information to aid the technical administration of the sites and to better understand how each site is functioning for its users. This information may be correlated with your profile, if you have provided this data, to provide special “personalized” services. This information may also be used in aggregate form.
We may track your visit to sections of our websites in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, “cookies” or a similar technology may be used to update your registration records with session information. If you do not wish to accept a cookie from Games and Learning’s servers, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept cookies from the Games and Learning server may result in some limits on the benefits that we can automatically provide as you enjoy the Games and Learning websites.
Information you give us
Games and Learning does not collect personally identifying information from Games and Learning websites unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to Games and Learning.
Name and contact information
Games and Learning may ask visitors (you) to provide certain personal information when you: register for a contest; sign up for an e-mail list; request information; purchase products or services; contribute material that may be used on the Web site; participate in a discussion board or chat; or use a Games and Learning form to become a member of Games and Learning. You will also have the opportunity to request future e-mail contact from Games and Learning regarding its programs and Web sites. Games and Learning tells you whether a specific piece of information is required at the time it is requested.
This information may be used by Games and Learning to: verify your identity; manage a contest; gather your editorial comments and feedback; contact you for additional information or administrative purposes; provide attribution for any submitted content of yours published by Games and Learning, and fulfill your order or request. If you opt-in to request future contact from Games and Learning, you may receive e-mail regarding its programs and websites; otherwise, Games and Learning will contact you only if necessary for the purposes above.
The personally identifying information you provide will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than listed above.
Demographic and profile information
Games and Learning occasionally conducts online surveys, sometimes in association with a contest or other offer. These surveys may ask you for demographic information such as ZIP code, age, education, or income level. This information is used in an aggregate form to help us understand our audiences and improve our services. Demographic and profile information may be shared with selected third-party organizations, only on an aggregate basis, to describe the nature of our online audiences.
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Your use of the Games and Learning website constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.
Effective date: June 14, 2016