Privacy Statement

Kansas Online Science Collaboration is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Kansas Online Science Collaboration Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Kansas Online Science Collaboration website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Kansas Online Science Collaboration collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Kansas Online Science Collaboration also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Kansas Online Science Collaboration. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Kansas Online Science Collaboration for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Kansas Online Science Collaboration Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Kansas Online Science Collaboration public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Kansas Online Science Collaboration does not read any of your private online communications.

Kansas Online Science Collaboration encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Kansas Online Science Collaboration so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Kansas Online Science Collaboration is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Kansas Online Science Collaboration and Kansas Online Science Collaboration family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Kansas Online Science Collaboration collects and uses your personal information to operate the Kansas Online Science Collaboration Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Kansas Online Science Collaboration also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Kansas Online Science Collaboration and its affiliates. Kansas Online Science Collaboration may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Kansas Online Science Collaboration does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Kansas Online Science Collaboration may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Kansas Online Science Collaboration may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Kansas Online Science Collaboration, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Kansas Online Science Collaboration does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Kansas Online Science Collaboration keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Kansas Online Science Collaboration, in order to determine what Kansas Online Science Collaboration services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Kansas Online Science Collaboration to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Kansas Online Science Collaboration Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Kansas Online Science Collaboration or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Kansas Online Science Collaboration; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Kansas Online Science Collaboration, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Kansas Online Science Collaboration Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Kansas Online Science Collaboration pages, or register with Kansas Online Science Collaboration site or services, a cookie helps Kansas Online Science Collaboration to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Kansas Online Science Collaboration Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Kansas Online Science Collaboration features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Kansas Online Science Collaboration services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Kansas Online Science Collaboration secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Kansas Online Science Collaboration secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Kansas Online Science Collaboration will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Kansas Online Science Collaboration encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Kansas Online Science Collaboration is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Kansas Online Science Collaboration welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Kansas Online Science Collaboration has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Kansas Online Science Collaboration at tkirtdoll@ksde.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


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