Plaza collects information in several ways from different parts of our products. Some personal information is gathered when you register. Depending on your account type, Plaza may ask for your name, e-mail address, and/or additional information. We may also ask you to choose a username and password. In addition to the information we collect when you register, we may ask you for personal information at other times, such as when you contact our technical support team. Furthermore, when you send e-mail, user surveys, or other communication to Plaza, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.
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Plaza's goals in collecting personal information are to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our sites and a high level of technical support. Plaza does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, from our server log files, or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users; for instance, this information often gives us ideas for improving our products. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.
When you are on a Plaza site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Plaza alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. If data is being collected or maintained by any company other than Plaza, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer.
Plaza may, from time to time, send you e-mail regarding our products and services. Only Plaza will send you these direct mailings. You can choose not to receive these e-mails by clicking the unsubscribe link in any e-mail or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. However, if you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those Plaza services, such as the activity and quiz creation tools, which require registration in order to participate. Plaza does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.
You may edit your account information at any time by logging into your account and clicking the Account or Profile link. We recommend that you review your personal information periodically to ensure that it is accurate, complete, and current. If you have forgotten your password, go to the password request form. A new password will be sent to the e-mail address you specified during registration. For all other problems logging into Plaza services, please contact technical support for that service. Please contact technical support for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your account for any Plaza service. Residual information will remain within our archive records.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. Your registered accounts are password-protected so that you and only you have access to any personal information you have entered in your account. You may edit your account information at any time by logging into your account and clicking the Account or Profile link. For your protection, remember to log out of all accounts before closing your browser. There is a log out link available on most Plaza pages. After logging out, make sure to close all browser windows. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information if you share a computer with someone else or are using a public computer. We restrict access to personal information to Plaza employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
Plaza does not ask a child under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity. Plaza does not gather information on the ages of our users and will never knowingly share personally identifying information about users who are under the age of 13 with business partners or other third parties. About sharing personal information with the Plaza Community Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online (for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas) that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Some Plaza services offer the option to show your name and e-mail address in various capacities. If you decide to show your name and e-mail address, you are making it available to others over the Internet. (In particular, if you have chosen to have your name displayed on your Cyber Classroom and you add one of your activities to the Learning Bank shared activities area, your name will appear in the listing of activities. Remember that the choice of displaying your name and bio on the Learning Bank and Cyber Classroom is entirely up to you. By publishing your name and bio, you may receive messages from Plaza users. For example, someone may send you a notification to let you know that your activity was helpful, or to point out errors in your activity. Many Plaza users appreciate the opportunity to receive this kind of feedback; however, the choice to include this information is yours.) Additionally, some Plaza services offer the ability to build custom games, eBooks, videos and printables. Just like any other Web-page building tool, the content thus created can be accessed by anyone over the Internet. Please do not include any information on your Learning Bank or Cyber Classroom that you do not want to disclose over the Internet.