Privacy Policy

This document was last updated February 16, 2005.

Math Fact Cafe is committed to user privacy in our products and services. This policy outlines our personal information handling practices. If you give us personal information, we will treat it according to this policy.

Types and Uses of Personal Information

Your personal information is used in the following ways:
  • User IDs and Passwords - Provide you with access to your profile areas and to protected content.
  • Account Information - Tells us more about who you are, how to contact you, and your shipping and billing information. Also contains any preferences you have provided, such as e-mail format and interests.
  • Customer Feedback and Support - Provides a mechanism for requesting information from Math Fact Cafe. Also used to tell us how we can improve our products, services and site designs.
  • E-mail Correspondence - Used to raise and respond to issues and inquiries of all types. Also used to distribute information about Math Fact Cafe, our products, and services.
  • Transactions - Show which products and services you have requested.
Math Fact Cafe also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include your computer's IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Math Fact Cafe for the operation of its services, to maintain quality of its services, and to generate general statistics regarding use of its services.

We will only use your personal information in the ways specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way in which we use your personal information, unless you consent to the new usage.

Security

We protect the personal information you share with us. For example, if you make an online purchase with us, we encrypt your credit card number. Access to your personal information is limited to people who need it to do their job.

We may collect and possibly share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Math Fact Cafe's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Data Retention

Math Fact Cafe will not retain your personal information longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.

Linked Web Sites

We provide links to third-party sites. Since we do not control these Web sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) third-party sites.

Cookies

Most Math Fact Cafe Web sites use cookies. Cookies help us provide a better user experience by measuring which Web site areas are of greatest interest. Math Fact Cafe also uses cookies when you register for one of our Web programs. In this situation, a cookie will store useful information that enables our Web site to remember you when you return. Math Fact Cafe can only read cookies from Math Fact Cafe Web sites.

If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our Web sites.

We may display advertisements from third parties. Third-party ad-serving companies control which ads are shown. These ad-serving companies may use their own cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information from you. Advertisers use this information to target the ads and measure their impact.

We use multiple third parties to monitor web traffic, statistics, advertisement 'click-through', and other activities on Math Fact Cafe's sites. Where authorized by Math Fact Cafe, such third parties may use cookies, Math Fact Cafe's Web log files, Web beacons, and other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous aggregate statistics on Math Fact Cafe's Web site visitors.

Current versions of Web browsers offer enhanced user controls regarding the placement and duration of both first and third party cookies. Search for Cookies under your Web browser's Help menu for more information on cookie management features available to you.

Unsubscribing

Each e-mail newsletter has instructions on how to unsubscribe.

Changes to this Statement

Math Fact Cafe may occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of Math Fact Cafe services constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

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