Last updated: September 12, 2019
Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.prepforstem.com
PrepforSTEM is dedicated to helping middle and high school students with their quiz and test taking skills in order for them to perform well in science and math competitions. It also provides the platform that enables teachers to help their students achieve their goals by bringing in right contents for testing their students in a desired STEM subject area. Overall, our goal is to provide the platform to enable the right learning and test taking environment.
It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. To accomplish this, we have a few principles:
We collect only the information that we need to provide you with our services.
We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law and to protect the rights, property or safety of PrepforSTEM.
We don’t store your personal information unless it’s required for the ongoing operation of our services.
We give you control over how your personal information is used, including what’s made visible to the public, and seen by search engines.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Information you provide to use Services from PrepforSTEM
We collect the information you provide when you sign up for a PreforSTEM account, log in to your account, communicate with us, upload content, or otherwise use the Services.
We request an email address when you choose to sign up for the Service so we can provide the Services to you and allow us to comply with applicable regulations. Without this information, we are not be able to provide you with the Service.
Users who engage in financial transactions with PrepforSTEM, for example to purchase a subscription, are asked to provide additional information in order to complete the transaction, such as a credit card number, billing address and full name.
Visitors can always refrain from supplying certain information, but it may prevent them from engaging in certain services provided by PrepforSTEM which require that information.
Information we get automatically when you use PrepforSTEM
We automatically collect information about you and how you use the Service, like when you take a quiz, review the answers and upload your explanations to the answers, or view other pages for learning or the content. This information we collect includes:
We may use your IP address to generate a general approximation of where you are located in order to provide you with an improved experience.
When you are in PrepforSTEM, we automatically collect and store certain information such as the details of how you are using our service including your search queries, clicks and site navigation information, or study activity. It also may include data such as:
- Internet Protocol (IP) address
- Language preference and time zone
- Referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request
- Connection information like ISP or mobile operator
- Log-in and Log-out times
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, device identifiers like IDFA and UDID, and mobile network information). We may associate your device identifiers or other device information with your Account so as to help us provide consistent services across your devices.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Analytics and Advertising
We use third-party service providers to provide site metrics and other analytics services. These third parties can use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, to collect information, such as your IP address, identifiers associated with your device, other applications on your device, the browsers you use to access the Service, the pages viewed, how much time you spend on a page or website overall, links you clicked, and activity information (for example, study sessions you have completed). This information can be used by PreforSTEM and third-party service providers on behalf of us to analyze and track usage of the Service, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand how you use the Service. The third-party service providers that we engage are bound by confidentiality obligations and other restrictions with respect to their collection, use and disclosure of your information.
PreforSTEM and our third-party advertising partners may serve advertisements when you visit our website. In order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you, PrepforSTEM and our third-party advertising partners may use information collected from you, or from devices associated with you (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number), and your visits to this and other websites to show you more relevant ads.
Communicating with You About the Service
PrepforSTEM also process the data we collect about you to provide you with relevant information about the Service and to assist you in using the Service if required. These communications may include sending you information we think you may find useful or which you have requested from us about our products and services. We send you the information and support that you request from us, including technical notices, security alerts, and other administrative messages to provide assistance for problems that you may encounter with the Service.
Who we share your data with
Certain information about you or activities you perform on PrepforSTEM may be displayed publicly, for example, information included on your user profile, quizzes or tests that you took and scores you have achieved, or sets you have studied may be visible to others. Whenever possible, we provide you with choices on our website about the privacy of your information. For example, we provide you the ability to control who can view and modify the content you have uploaded and to remove information that you own.
Comments you post on our blog or in testimonials may be viewable by users or public and you should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from these areas, contact us through contact form. In cases where we are not be able to remove your personal information upon your request, we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
How long we retain your data
PrepforSTEM retains your personal information for as long as your account is active or as long as necessary, to fulfill our legitimate business purposes, or to comply with our legal obligations. When these conditions no longer exist, PrepforSTEM removes that information in accordance with our standard deletion processes. Non-personal information, including information which has been de-identified, aggregated, or anonymized are retained indefinitely.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
PrepforSTEM takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal information as the security of your personal information is important to us.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after we receive it. PrepforSTEM is protected by HTTPS encryption and when you enter credit card information on our order forms, that information is encrypted and protected by our third-party payment providers. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us.
If we know or have reason to know of a systems security breach by an unauthorized party of your user data where that data is being or is likely to be used for an unauthorized purpose, we will promptly notify you so that you can take appropriate steps.
What data breach procedures we have in place
PrepforSTEM comply with relevant laws regarding data breaches. If we know or have reason to know of a systems security breach by an unauthorized party of your user data where that data is being or is likely to be used for an unauthorized purpose, we will promptly notify you and, where necessary, the relevant governmental authorities, so that you can take appropriate steps.
Changes to this Notice
PrepforSTEM reserves the right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time, so please review it frequently. If we materially change how we use your personal information, we will notify, by email, and/or by means of a notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective. If you disagree with these changes, you can delete your account at any time and/or stop using the Service. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Notice.
If we make material changes to how we collect and use personal information we will notify you by email and, when appropriate, obtain additional consent for the new uses of the personal information.
If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Notice, please contact us through our contact form.