This policy is concerned with the protection of your personal information only. Personal information includes any data that can be used to identify you as an individual, including your name, income, personal opinion, interests, home contact information, identification numbers, user IDs, passwords, ethnic origin, and age. Under Canadian law, in a business context, personal information does not include the name, job title, business address, or business telephone number of any employee in an organization.
This policy describes the following practices:
NOTE: WorldVuze software and services are intended for use by teachers, schools, school boards, students, and organizations that provide services to students. As such, we work together with the teachers, schools, school boards and organizations, with whom we contract to provide the services, to obtain the appropriate consents from parents and guardians for students to use our services. If you believe that we might have any information relating to a minor using our services which was obtained without the appropriate consents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We collect information about you in the following ways:
As a teacher, we require that you provide us with your first and last name, your school name, your geographic location and/or address, your valid email address to register for services; as a student, we require that you provide us with your first and last name, age, gender, and class code created by your teacher to register for services. You will be provided with the ability to create a user ID and/or password. This information is kept confidential and stored securely by WorldVuze; when logging into your account with WorldVuze, other users may see content that you post, associated with your user ID, but will not have access to any other registration information.
WorldVuze offers the ability for you to submit information as part of the process of interacting with other teachers and students around the world. The amount and level of detail of the information you provide is completely up to you, so that you control the type of content that is sent to you by WorldVuze. Please be advised that any personal information that you voluntarily post to any public forum or to any area where third parties may legally access it, will NOT be considered confidential in any way, and WorldVuze will not have any obligation to protect it in a secured system or obtain your consent to its disclosure, as you will have made the decision to publicly post it. WorldVuze neither expects nor desires you to include any personal information, whether of yourself or of any third party, in any content that you may post or upload to WorldVuze’s site, and if you include any such personal information of yourself or any third party, it is your responsibility to obtain all relevant and informed consents to such inclusion. At your request, WorldVuze will be happy to change, remove, or restrict access to any post or upload made by you (subject to technical feasibility) in order to protect the integrity of personal information included in it, and WorldVuze also reserves the right to refuse to post, or to delete any posts or uploads, containing such personal information.
WorldVuze’s software and services contain features that automatically collect information from users, such as aggregate statistics, and other tracking information. We use this information in order to improve our services and obtain aggregate user information. Additionally, use of WorldVuze’s website and/or software may result in the collection of technical information such as your computer's IP address, operating system, browser name/version, the referring web page, requested page, date/time, and sometimes a "cookie" (which can be disabled using your browser preferences); such information is used to help us understand the overall usage pattern of our website and software.
When you contact any WorldVuze employee by telephone, e-mail, in person, or through our website, you will be asked to provide consent to the collection of personal information if your personal information will help us deliver the information, products, or services you require.
From time to time, WorldVuze may invite you to provide us with information for specific purposes. We may ask for this information through feedback features on our website or software; we may send out e-mail inviting feedback or offering products and services; or we may ask you for information concerning support of our products or services. Your response to these communications may require you to submit personal information and opinions.
Third party collection of your information
If you link to third party applications or websites that may be posted by users of WorldVuze’s services, they may collect information from you through the use of their software applications or websites, or request that you provide them with information. Third parties are not owned or controlled by WorldVuze, and any of your interactions with such third parties are governed by the third parties’ terms and conditions and/or privacy policies. You are encouraged to read the terms and other policies published by such third parties on their websites or otherwise.
Subject to any exceptions stated above in the collection of information section, should WorldVuze collect any of your personal information, we will follow these practices regarding the distribution of that information.
WorldVuze uses reasonable precautions to protect your personal information and store it securely. Access to your personal information is restricted to those personnel who need it, and WorldVuze takes reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information.
WorldVuze only uses and discloses your personal information if it is required by the nature of the requested services, to help us facilitate your needs, improve our products and services, meet legal and regulatory requirements, or — to the limited extent possible — manage our internal business operations. Additionally, if there are any disclosure or use restrictions in your consent to the collection of your personal information, WorldVuze will abide by those restrictions (subject to the consent exceptions listed below).
WorldVuze may combine your information with other information into an aggregate form, so your information no longer personally identifies you. We may then disclose the aggregate information to third parties, including other users, students, teachers, schools and school boards, so they can obtain an overall picture of WorldVuze’s services, data and/or usage patterns. This includes the service obtainable through WorldVuze of aggregating certain data, based on content posted by users, so that users can use such data for educational and other purposes.
WorldVuze provides your information to third parties only for purposes to which you have consented, and we require such third parties to keep your information confidential and to use such information only for the purposes for which it was provided.
In a few situations, WorldVuze may be required to disclose your information without your prior consent. For example, WorldVuze may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to:
WorldVuze will always try to provide you with prior notice of such disclosure; however, such notice may not always be possible or reasonable given the circumstances.
WorldVuze has established the following practices regarding the maintenance of your personal information.
Sometimes, it will be necessary for you to update your personal information WorldVuze has on file. In some cases, you can do so by logging into your account with WorldVuze and changing the information yourself; otherwise, you may contact WorldVuze to do so. Due to the way in which certain information is stored, it is not possible for you to obtain access to or change the statistical information that WorldVuze stores pertaining to you. However, you may request that such information be destroyed, as described below.
Additionally, you always have the choice of whether you wish to receive information from WorldVuze. If you do choose to opt out of communications respecting software, products and services provided by WorldVuze, you may not obtain all the benefits we could otherwise provide, such as updates or warnings. WorldVuze will not have any liability to you for your loss of those benefits or any negative effects respecting your use of WorldVuze’s services.