BrainPOP UK and all BrainPOP products and services strictly adhere to the goals and guidelines put forth by regulatory oversight such as:
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP – UK);
- Good Practice Guidance for the Moderation of Interactive Services for Children – UK Home Office;
- the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA - USA);
- the Center for Media Education (CME - USA);
- the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaux – USA; and
- any other organisations that provide for or advise as to online safety and privacy for children, households, parents and schools (“Users”).
BrainPOP UK products do not automatically collect any personally identifying information. Our software products do not have the ability automatically to collect or monitor personally-identifiable information nor can they deliver software or computer code to Users’ machines. Therefore BrainPOP UK cannot serve as a delivery platform for Spyware, Adware or malicious programs of any kind.
BrainPOP UK collects limited usage information in connection with User logins and passwords in order to assess simultaneous use with respect to subscription limits. This information is kept strictly confidential and is never shared internally with non-essential staff and is never shared or sold to third-parties.
As part of our subscription and registration process, Users are asked voluntarily to submit limited personal information in order to create an account (typically name, contact details, email address, phone number, payment information, and unique password). BrainPOP UK will use that information only to provide the service and will never sell or license the information to third parties. When we ask for information in connection with services for which Users register, we will always inform them about the types of information we collect and how we use it.
Where payment is processed via credit card, credit card numbers are not retained on our database.
Further, BrainPOP UK will never sell or market directly to minors and will always seek parental or teacher consent whenever a child attempts to purchase a BrainPOP UK product or provide personally-identifiable information to the company.
Information collected automatically:
We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from a user’s browser, including the user’s IP address. In addition, we use IP addresses to maintain a user’s session and we do not store them after the user’s session is over. We also do not otherwise combine this information with other PII.
We do not collect a user’s web search history across third party websites or search engines. However, if a user navigates to our website via a web search, their web browser may automatically provide us with the web search term they used in order to find our website. Our website does not honour "do not track" signals transmitted by users' web browsers, so we encourage you to visit these links if you would like to opt out of certain tracking: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. If you do want to opt out using these tools, you need to opt out separately for each of your devices and for each web browser you use (such as Internet Explorer®, Firefox® or Safari®) on each device.
Third Parties: We may use a variety of third-party service providers, such as Facebook, or analytics companies. We may allow those providers to place and read their own cookies, electronic images known as web beacons or single-pixel gifs and similar technologies, to help us measure how users interact with our services. Third parties may also collect or receive information from BrainPOP and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. This technical information is collected directly and automatically by these third parties. If you want to opt out or third party cookies, you may do so through your browser or services, as mentioned above.
Site Security Practices
The security of Users’ personal information is important to us. When a User enters sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer.
We follow generally and commercially accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use generally commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
BrainPOP's technology products do not have the ability to collect or monitor a User’s name, physical address, email address, phone number or other sensitive and private information such as passwords, credit card numbers or the like, whether or not they’re stored on User machines.
If BrainPOP UK asks a User to register for an account in connection with our services, BrainPOP UK will request that he or she provide the essential information needed to set up service and communicate with the User – at their option – about improvements or enhancements to the service. BrainPOP UK will use that information only to provide the service and under no circumstances will we sell or license the information to third parties.
Special Offers, Free trials, Updates, and Newsletters
If a User agrees to trial our resources, subscribe to our resources, or sign up to marketing communications, they opt-in to receive communications from BrainPOP. Out of respect for privacy, we provide a simple way to unsubscribe.
Service-Related Announcements: BrainPOP UK will send Users strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send an informational email.
BrainPOP UK reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information should it be required by law and, in the rare case, when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
Changes to This Policy
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