The user information managed by LearnXScape generally falls into three categories: Aggregate Information, Individual Information and Personally Identifiable Information.
Aggregate Information is information about a group which cannot be linked to the identity of any particular user. For instance, if a survey on the LearnXScape website revealed that 40% of secondary-school respondents read the newspapers at least 3 times a week, that information would be considered Aggregate Information.
Individual Information is information about a particular user which cannot be traced back to that user’s identity, unless the person who wishes to trace it also possesses Personally Identifiable Information about that user. For instance, if a guest on the LearnXScape site were to complete and submit an anonymous survey about his newspaper-reading habits, the information from that survey would be considered Individual Information.
Personally Identifiable Information is information about a particular user which is directly traceable to that user’s real-life identity. This may include the user’s real name, physical or e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. For the purposes of the LearnXScape site as it pertains to educational institutions, information on a user’s age or year of birth, school or town of residence will be considered Individual Information, whereas information on a user’s date of birth, class or specific home address will be considered Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information will only be stored in secure databases under the direct control of LearnXScape. LearnXScape will never disclose a user’s Personally Identifiable Information to any third party, unless the user has already given his/her consent to such disclosure. However, if a user makes one or more pieces of his/her Personally Identifiable Information publicly viewable or available (for instance, if a user uses his/her real name as a handle), LearnXScape is under no obligation to maintain the privacy of those pieces of information.
For the purposes of this policy, Site Guests are visitors who do not have an account with LearnXScape LearnXScape will never collect Personally Identifiable Information from site guests, except in the process of creating a Registered User account for such a guest. LearnXScape may collect Individual Information from site guests. This information may be collected by direct user action (e.g. through an optional survey) or without user action (e.g. remembering which pages on the LearnXscape.com site have been visited by the guest). By using the LearnXScape site, site guests implicitly agree to allow LearnXScape to collect Individual Information or Aggregate Information about their usage, and to distribute such information within the limits defined by this policy.
For the purposes of this policy, Registered Users are users who have an account with LearnXScape. LearnXScape will collect Personally Identifiable Information and Individual Information from Registered Users in the process of registering them, and may also do so afterwards. By registering with the LearnXScape site, Registered Users agree to allow LearnXScape to collect Personally Identifiable Information, Individual Information or Aggregate Information about their usage of the site and any products or services on the site, and to distribute such information within the limits defined by this policy.
This privacy statement does not apply to links to other sites outside of LearnXScape. We are not responsible for privacy policies of other websites linked to LearnXScape. Please read the privacy statement of each website linked to LearnXScape for information and data use for visitor’s personal identification. Our privacy statement applies solely to LearnXScape.
Please note that certain third-party organizations may collect user information directly through their products, services or websites. If these products, services or websites are published on the LearnXScape site, or linked to the LearnXScape site, they will be considered “Affiliated Products”.
At any particular time, LearnXScape will conduct contests for our visitors and users. Participation for these contests is voluntary, and in no way requires the visitor or user to give out personal information when choosing not to enter in the contest. Collected information may include contact information and demographic information, such as name, e-mail, address, mobile number, etc. This information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.
LearnXScape may create forums or other social networking features for your use. Please note that online forums are public spaces. Any information you post on such forums is considered public. In addition, although information which you disclose to online friends is not public, those online friends may not be people you know personally. Please exercise caution when revealing information, especially personal information, online.
LearnXScape will not disclose a user’s Personally Identifiable Information to any third party, unless the user has already given his/her consent to such disclosure.
LearnXScape reserves the right to distribute Online Identity Information, Individual Information and Aggregate Information to third parties for any reason. When distributing Individual Information to third parties, LearnXScape will not link the Individual Information to the user’s Online Identity Information or Personally Identifiable Information unless the user has given his/her consent to such a link.
Distribution of Information to the Public
The following Online Identity Information will always be publicly visible:
- users’ avatar images
- users’ handles (public names)
- users’ relationships with other users (friend lists)
By default, no Personally Identifiable Information or Individual Information is publicly viewable or linked to the user’s Online Identity Information. However, users may choose to make specific pieces of their Personally Identifiable Information or Individual Information publicly viewable. If a user chooses to make one or more pieces of such Information publicly viewable, this will constitute consent for such information to be publicly distributed and linked to the user’s Online Identity Information, and thus LearnXScape will be under no obligation to maintain the privacy of those pieces of information.