Why Science Privacy Statement
Effective: June 1, 2021
This privacy statement (this “Privacy Statement”) explains what information Why Science LLC (“we”, “our” or “us”) collects from you when you use our website, applications and services (the “Services”) or interact with our third party entities and individuals in connection with our Services (“Service Providers”). By using the Services, you agree to all the terms and conditions stated in this Privacy Statement. Please take a moment to review this information.
How We Protect Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect your personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to prevent against unauthorized use, access and disclosure. Your name and email address, along with other information that can be used to identify you, constitute your Personal Information. Please be aware that, security measures are not impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee against misuse.
What Information We Collect.
If you choose to contact us through the Services, we will collect your contact information, such as your name and email address, in order for us to communicate with you. If you write a message, we will store the message so we can reference it to tailor our responses to you. We may occasionally collect additional Personal Information that you voluntarily submit to us through the Services for other purposes, including information needed to open an account if you choose to do so.
Services Visitor Data
Directly or through the use of third-party data analytics services, we may collect visitor information, including your IP address and server log data (the address of the web page you visited before using the Services, your browser type and settings, the date and time of your use of the Services, language preferences). We may gather your information about the device you are using to access our Services, including what type of device it is, what operating system you are using, device settings, application identifications, location, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Other data which may be collected, includes data generated by your use of the Services and links you interact with.
How We Use Your Information.
- We use your information to operate, manage, and improve our Services, and for administrative purposes.
- We may send you newsletters, until you decide to opt out. We may also send you notifications, updates, and changes about our Services, and contact you to provide customer service and support.
- We may use your Personal Information, including any information you share with us, to improve our programs and Services.
- We may use your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements, to respond to lawful requests, court orders and legal process, to enforce our rights, enforce the Terms of Service, protect our intellectual property, to prevent fraud, and to protect the security of the Services and for safety.
- We may use your IP address and location data to analyze usage, administer our Services, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.
- With your consent, we may use your Personal Information in other ways.
How We Share Your Information
We do not knowingly sell, trade or otherwise share your Personal Information with any third parties without your consent, except: (i) [as described below for Service Providers], (ii) as required by law, (iii) when we reasonably believe it is necessary to prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud or to protect the safety of any person, (iv) in connection with a merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, (v) non-personal or non-identifiable aggregate information (for example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our Service) and/or (vi) as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Statement.
[We may share Personal Information in collaboration with our Service Providers, including companies that assist with business analytics, data processing, customer and user management, and other services. We instruct these parties to use your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to provide the services we have requested. Although we take reasonable steps to ensure that Service Providers receiving your information are bound by privacy restrictions as restrictive as those set forth in this Privacy Statement, we are not responsible for any issues that may arise regarding the privacy policies or practices of any of Service Providers. By using the Services, you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any claims and/or damages that may arise from the actions of any of our Service Providers.]
Our Service Providers include, but are not limited to:
Cookies and Other Technologies
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer’s hard disk or on a server. Cookies do not retrieve information stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. For those using our Services, we may link cookie information to your email address so as to maintain and recall your preferences within the Services.
Opt-in /Opt-out of Communications
By using our Services, you expressly allow us to contact you and use your information as set forth in this Privacy Statement. You may opt-out of receiving newsletter emails anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email that contains the marketing communication.
This Service may contain links to other third-party Services. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-parties and their other Services. This Privacy Statement applies only to the information we collect on this Services. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other Services you link to from our Services or otherwise visit.
Your Choice to Access, Edit, or Delete Information.
We strive to provide you with as many choices and as much control as possible regarding your Personal Information. You have the right to access and change your Personal Information. Please contact us as noted at the bottom of this Privacy Statement to find out how. We will, upon receiving your request, make reasonable efforts to correct, delete, and/or block your Personal Information from further use to the extent it remains in our possession, except to the extent not permitted by law.
If you are a parent of an end user in K-12 schools then you can access your child’s personal information or request that it be deleted through the school administrator. School administrators can provide for parental access and deletion of personal information consistent with the functionality of our services. If a parent wishes to stop any further collection or use of the child’s information, the parent can request that the administrator use the service controls available to them to limit the child’s access to features or services, or delete the child’s account entirely.
Except to the extent a qualifying school has contracted with us to collect personal information from students for the use and benefit of the school (and for no other commercial purpose), our Services are not directed at nor intended for use by individuals under 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register with the Services or send any information about yourself to us, including your name or e-mail address. If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with his or her Personal Information, we will promptly delete such data.
In the event we go through a business transition, including without limitation any merger, acquisition, partnership, business reorganization, debt finance, or sale of association assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership (together a “Business Transition”), we may use information collected in accordance with this Privacy Statement and subject to its restrictions, as part of any such Business Transition. In such instances, your information can be part of the assets transferred.
You may have implemented a “do-not-track” signal through your browser. We currently do not respond to do-not-track signals from your web browser.
Data Retention and Destruction
We will retain Personal Information for as long as necessary to accomplish our purposes for such data as set forth in this Privacy Statement. You can request that your information be deleted by contacting us at the address provided at the bottom of this Privacy Statement. At the time your information is deleted, we will destroy your Personal Information using reasonable data destruction practices. We may, however, retain certain information to comply with legal or contract obligations or to facilitate law enforcement requests.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information that we share with our Service Providers and/or third parties for marketing purposes and to refrain from sharing your Personal Information with certain of these entities for their marketing purposes. Please tell us your preference by contacting us at the address provided at the bottom of this Privacy Statement. In your request, please specify that you want “Why Science’s California Privacy Rights Notice.” Please allow 30 days for a response.
We may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Statement, we will post the revised statement here. If changes are significant and materially affect your rights under this Privacy Statement, we may provide a more prominent notice on the Services. In certain cases, we may also provide email notification of the revised Privacy Statement. However, as we may make changes at any time without notifying you, we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Statement. Please note that our rights to use any information collected will be based on the Privacy Statement in effect at the time the information is used.
If you have any questions about the Privacy Statement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org