What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our web site.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to register on Owl Eyes, you may need to give personal information. For example, you may need to provide the following information:
- Email address
- School Name
In addition to providing the foregoing information, if you choose to correspond further with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our users and prospective users. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional corporate standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our users' personal information. As a user, you will be given the opportunity during our communications with you to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.
Content You Contribute
Owl Eyes allows registered users to create annotations. This requires us to associate content you create with your account. As per our terms of service, you grant us a license to use any annotations you create and attribute such annotations to your account, with the exception of annotations created in the context of a classroom, as described below.
Owl Eyes allows a teacher to create a classroom and invite his or her students to join. Annotations created by students in this context are private to the classroom, to either or both the teacher and other students in the same class, depending on settings chosen by the teacher. Owl Eyes may, in the future, share, or otherwise make public, these annotations. However, if it does, it will do so anonymously, without providing any personally identifiable data of the user who created the annotation. Teachers can opt-out their classroom from any future anonymous sharing or publication of annotations by sending an email to Owl Eyes support.
Other Classroom Data
Teachers and students in a classroom may engage in other activities, such as creating or taking quiz questions, creating assignments, or other forms of interaction and communication that require Owl Eyes to maintain database records that include personally identifiable data. This information will not be shared or made publicly available outside the classroom context. Owl Eyes may use this data internally, on an aggregate or anonymous basis, to improve its product.
Web Site Use Information
Similar to other web sites, our web site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server logs to collect information about how our web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We use web site browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our web site users' browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our web site and better serve our users. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our web site to better meet the needs of our users and prospective users.
Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our web site as they move from one page to another. web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our web site and evaluate our web site's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual email address or any personally identifying information about you although they do permit us to send focused online advertisements or other such responses to you.
Sharing Information with Affiliates
From time to time you may notice offers from outside companies advertised on our web site. We take measures to select product or service providers that are responsible and afford privacy protections to their users. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our client, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on an unsubscribe link when you receive such an offer or by sending us an email request.
How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?
When you send personal information to us on our web site, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our web site
Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as social security or account numbers to us through an unsecured email.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Information Security. We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction. Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
Employee Access, Training and Expectations. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of users' information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us.
Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
We may provide aggregate information about our users, sales, web site traffic patterns and related web site information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from our web site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our web site.