Online Privacy Statement
This website (the "Site") is made available to you by NCS Pearson, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Pearson"). At Pearson, we are serious about protecting your privacy, and this privacy statement (the "Privacy Statement") discloses how we collect, protect, use and share the personal information gathered on this Site.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
This Site serves two purposes. First, it is an informational page that allows the general public to learn about Pearson’s NovaNET® Courseware product, take a product tour, review system requirements, and obtain other information about the product. Second, it is a launch page from which students, teachers or other users from an existing NovaNET Courseware customer may, using their assigned user name and password, log into and use the NovaNET Courseware product. The following describes our practices with respect to each of these groups of users.
Information Collected Regarding Users of the Informational Features of this Site
To the extent that you use the informational features of this site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself so that we may facilitate your request. We consider the following to be examples of Personally Identifiable Information (but there may be others): your first and last name, email address, home address, phone number, date of birth, and certain other information, such as a Social Security Number, if it is linked with your Personally Identifiable Information.
Pearson does not collect Personally Identifiable Information about the users of the informational features of this site, unless it is voluntarily provided to us by the user, so that we can serve the user's needs and our legitimate business purposes as stated here. For example, when the user sends us a message through this Site requesting more information about the NovaNET product, we need to retain certain Personally Identifiable Information through this Site in order to respond. For users of the informational features of this Site, Personally Identifiable Information may also be used by our company for our company's marketing and promotional purposes. The information will be treated confidentially within our company, as we protect other confidential information. Please note that, when using the informational features of this Site, your provision of Personally Identifiable Information is entirely voluntary. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.
Information Collected Regarding Users of the NovaNET Courseware Product
To the extent that you are using this Site as the launching page to log into the NovaNET Courseware product, you will need a user name and a password. This will generally be assigned to you by an employee of the school, school district or other educational institution or organization (the “Organization”) that purchased access to the NovaNET Courseware product from Pearson and provided such access to you. The Organization (and not Pearson) controls, defines and manages certain information that is input into the Site to associate your user name and password with you, such as your first and last name and, if you are a student using the site, other information such as your grade level, teacher name and school name. The Organization may also input other information about you, if available and desired by the Organization, such as your parent or guardian’s name, home address, email address, gender, and date of birth, to assist the Organization in tracking your educational progress when using the Site, obtaining reports on your use of the Site, analyzing this information for the Organization’s purposes, and sharing that information with you or your parent or guardian.
ACCESS TO THE NOVANET COURSEWARE PRODUCT
To the extent that you are using this Site as the launching page to log into the NovaNET Courseware product, please note that your Organization controls and manages your access to this Site through its issuance to you of user names and passwords. Your access to this Site may be terminated at any time by your Organization. User names and passwords are personal and non-transferable, and must be kept confidential. Pearson strongly recommends that users of the NovaNET Courseware product use user names and passwords that are appropriately complex, and change their passwords frequently. We further recommend that users not use their Social Security Number or any other important identifier as a user name or password for this Site or others. It is also important that users exit from the NovaNET Courseware product at the end of any session.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
The Site may be hosted on Pearson servers or on servers of a third party with which Pearson contracts to provide such services. In either case, any servers maintained to host this Site are located in restricted-access facilities, and any connections to such servers are through secured connections, with firewall protection to prevent unauthorized break-ins. Pearson takes reasonable precautions and employ reasonable security safeguards to protect Personally Identifiable Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
This Privacy Statement does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond the control of the Organization and Pearson. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is guaranteed completely secure, given the inherent operation and structure of the Internet. All transmissions through this site are done at your own risk.
Except to the extent that it is used as a launching page for access to the NovaNET Courseware product, this Site is not designed for use by minors (anyone under the age of 18). Minors should not submit any personal information to us or otherwise use the Site, except that, in the case of minors who are using this Site as a launching page for access to the NovaNET Courseware product, such minors should use the user name and password assigned by their Organization to obtain access to the NovaNET Courseware product and perform the work assigned to them by their instructors in the Organization.
Users are reminded that any Personally Identifiable Information that is voluntarily posted by a user to a public area of this Site or the NovaNET Courseware product (for example, a posting to a bulletin board or chat room) might be collected and used by others. We cannot prevent such uses, and discourage all users from including Personally Identifiable Information, such as their home address or telephone number, in any such postings.
COOKIES, IP ADDRESSES AND OTHER ANALYTICAL TOOLS
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider. This site may collect IP addresses, the associated URLs, domain types, the browser type used to access the Site, the country, state and telephone area code where the user’s Internet service provider’s servers are located, and the pages of this Site that users viewed during their visit. Collection of IP addresses is generally for system administration purposes, to gather broad demographic information, to monitor the level of activity on the Site and for security reasons. Personally Identifiable Information may be linked to IP addresses to protect the security or integrity of the Site.
In addition to collecting IP addresses and using cookies, this Site may use other commerically available analytical tools to obtain aggregated data (not including any Personally Identifiable Information) regarding usage of the features of this Site and any products or content accessed through this Site, to assist Pearson in providing, maintaining and improving Pearson's products and services and in protecting the rights or property of Pearson, our licensors, or our users.
This Site is owned and operated by Pearson and the contents of this Site are protected by copyright of Pearson and/or its licensors.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVACY
If you have any concerns, comments or questions about this Privacy Statement or privacy relating to this Site or the NovaNET Courseware product, please contact us.
Revised April 2011