The following statements and disclaimers apply to all web sites managed by Learning Communications unless otherwise noted.
Web server activity logs
Like most web servers on the Internet, our servers collect and store all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page, including:
- the name, domain, and numerical internet address of the "host" computer (typically a computer belonging to your Internet Service Provider and not your personal computer) from which you access the Internet;
- the date and time you accessed our site;
- the Internet address of the web page that you came from;
- the page you requested from our site and the number of characters sent to your computer; and
- the information your web browser software sends as its so-called "User Agent," which typically identifies the browser software and may also indicate the operating system and type of CPU used in your personal computer.
It is impossible to determine the actual identity of an individual user from this information.
The logs are periodically summarized and analyzed in order to study site usage over time and to perform other studies to help us improve the site's organization, performance, and usefulness.
When you voluntarily provide us with personal information such as name, shipping and billing address, and credit card number when ordering products online, we use the information to fulfill your order. We may forward the information collected to employees or contract personnel or to other computer systems (such as secure electronic commerce servers) to complete the requested transaction. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.
This web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, the information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected by encryption software.
We may collect information from you, with your permission, that will allow us to provide various customer services, such as our e-newsletter, promotional materials and product availability notices. We will remove such information at your request.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter or other writings, we ask for contact information such as name and e-mail address.
Collection and release of gathered information
We want to make it clear that we will not obtain personal identifying information about you when you visit our web sites, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Except in the course of officially authorized law enforcement investigations, or in the event of a suspected attempt to deliberately circumvent our system's security with the intent to gain unauthorized access or to do physical damage (for example, an attack by hackers), we do not attempt to identify individual users or share any information we receive with any parties outside of Learning Communications. In the latter case, collected information associated with a suspected intruder might be shared with law enforcement agencies, individuals or companies to help us maintain and enforce the integrity and security of our site.
Retention of collected information
Cookies - Some applications may save a "cookie" on your computer's hard disk to provide a temporary history of actions taken. A common example is the tracking of items placed in an online "shopping basket." We do not retain any record of "cookies" beyond what is necessary for running the application.
Web server activity logs
Monthly extracts of the log files are archived and stored off-line at our discretion for an indefinite period of time. Some statistical summaries derived from this data may be retained online or off-line at our discretion for an indefinite period of time.
Links to Non-Learning Communications Sites
Links and pointers to non-Learning Communications sites are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement, express or implied, by Learning Communications of the referenced organizations, their suitability, content, products, or services, whether they are governmental, educational, or commercial.
Learning Communications is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site and other Learning Communications web sites.
Non-Endorsement of Commercial and Other Non-Learning Communications Products and Services
Hypertext links and other references to non-Learning Communications products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by Learning Communications, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.
Neither Learning Communications, LLC, nor any unit thereof, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.
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