Some of our Site's functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though for features or services related to the Course, personal information is required. If you do not use these specific features or services on the Site, then the only information we collect will be "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify you). Non-Personal Information includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed. In order to access certain features and benefits on our Site, you may need to submit "Personally Identifiable Information" (i.e., information that can be used to identify you). Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address, among other things. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to INSOFE. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site, the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept correct because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.
We gather two types of information about users through the Site:
Non-Personal Information. When users come to our Site, we may track, collect and aggregate Non-Personal Information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." We also collect information from the URLs from which you linked to our Site. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Site. Although such information is not Personally Identifiable Information, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
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Personally Identifiable Information. We collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us when you sign-up for email updates or Courses, participate in our public forums, send us email messages, and/or participate in Courses or other services on our Site. Among other things, we may use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to respond to your questions, provide you the specific Course and/or services you select, send you updates about Courses offered by INSOFE or other INSOFE events, and send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates, among other things.
Updates. INSOFE may offer you the ability to receive updates either via email or by posting on portions of the Site only accessible to registered users. In order to subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address.
Forums. INSOFE may offer public forums from time to time (the "Forums") where you can share comments and thoughts. In order to participate in the Forums, you may be required to register with us and/or provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address. Personally Identifiable Information shall not include any information posted or sent by or to you via any public Forum.
Participation in Courses. From time to time, INSOFE may offer you the opportunity to participate in a Course on or through the Site. If you desire to participate in a Course, you will be asked to provide us with certain information necessary to conduct such a Course. This information may include, among other things, your name and email address.
Communications with INSOFE. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you send us an email message or otherwise contact us.
Third Party Sites. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you access or log-in to a third party site, e.g., Facebook, from our Sites. This may include the text and/or images of your Personally Identifiable Information available from the third party site.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways INSOFE uses the information that we gather.
Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Site. We may also use it for other business purposes.
Updates. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email, Phone, SMS or update services to send you the messages in connection with the Site or a Course. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
Forums. To facilitate your use of the Forums, we use Personally Identifiable Information collected during your use of the Forums. In addition, we may publish this information via extensions of our Platform that use third-party services, like mobile applications. We also reserve the right to reuse Forum posts containing Personally Identifiable Information in future iterations of this Course or others, for the purpose of enhancing future Course offerings. We may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s), and/or provide it to the instructor(s) associated with the Course. We may also use or publish posts submitted on the forums without using Personally Identification Information.
Participation in Courses. We use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you participate in a Course through the Site for processing purposes, including but not limited to tracking attendance, progress and completion of a Course. We may also share your Personally Identifiable Information and your performance in a given Course with the instructor or instructors who taught the Course, with teaching assistants or other individuals designated by the instructor or instructors to assist with the creation, modification or operation of the Course, and with the university or universities with which they are affiliated. Also, we may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
Communications with INSOFE Business Partners. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with business partners of INSOFE to receive communications from such parties that you have opted in to.
Disclosure to INSOFE Operations and Maintenance Contractors. Our operations and maintenance contractors may have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the Course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Site or the Course. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
Disclosure to Acquirers. INSOFE may disclose and/or transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganization of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of INSOFE to which your Personally Identifiable Information relates.
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personally Identifiable Information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.
You may also update your Personally Identifiable Information by logging into the Site and visiting your user account page. You may also contact us via [email protected] We try to answer every email promptly, but may not always be able to do so. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your Personally Identifiable Information.
If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us via [email protected]
INSOFE strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Site at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Site without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such Personally Identifiable Information.
All students participating in the class must agree to abide by the following code of conduct:
- My answers to homework, quizzes and exams will be my own work (except for assignments that explicitly permit collaboration).
- I will not make solutions to homework, quizzes or exams available to anyone else. This includes both solutions written by me, as well as any official solutions provided by the Course staff.
- I will not engage in any other activities that will dishonestly improve my results or dishonestly improve/hurt the results of others.