You and your child’s privacy is important, and we want to make sure you understand what personal information we collect from our users and why. This policy explains what information we collect about you and your child and what we do with it.
This policy applies to all interactions you and your child have with Quantum Physics for Kids, including when you or your child post content on our class forums and interact with our site through widgets. You should review those services websites to learn about the information they collect and how they handle it. In addition to the privacy protections set forth in this policy, we expect that parents will closely monitor their children’s use of Quantum Physics for Kids and their activity on the interactive portions of our site.
We believe it is important to keep parents and legal guardians informed about how we collect, use and store personal information from children under the age of 13. While we expect that information regarding your child disclosed in the registration process was provided by you as their parent or legal guardian rather than by the child, it is possible that your child will disclose personal information through their use of Quantum Physics for Kids.
Information we collect from children and how we collect it
Information we collect directly
We collect information about your child from you at the time of course registrations hosted through our website service. We use this information to create aggregate data about our users that allows us to tailor our services to the appropriate demographic and enhance your child’s experience with Quantum Physics for Kids. In addition, for courses hosted through the Quantum Physics for Kids website, personal information regarding your child, is collected and used to enable their participation in Quantum Physics for Kids courses and use certain interactive features, such as interactive quizzes.
Information we collect indirectly
We may also passively collect information about your child. For example, we may collect certain non-personal information from all visitors to Quantum Physics for Kids, such as IP address, the date and time of visit, time spent on the site, and type of browser used, the operating system used, and ISP from which the visitor receives Internet access and aggregate information regarding pages that users of the site access or visit. This information may be combined with the personal information that we collect from users.
Tracking activities on the site
When the child is logged in, we track the date and time of general system interactions such as password reset requests. This information is associated with your child’s username and helps us follow these types of actions taken
How we use your child’s personal information
We use children’s usernames to monitor their activity on Quantum Physics for Kids. We may use non-personal information such as information about the pages visited to improve the design, content and performance of our site, or to analyze site usage and the popularity of certain pages of the site.
We may also match the non-personal information we collect from site visitors (such as pages visited) with the personal information (such as the child’s name and age or other account information). Such combined information is kept confidentially in our secure, internal database.
Quantum Physics for Kids does not disclose you or your child’s personal data
We will not sell, rent or trade your child’s personal information. We will only share your personal data with your consent, and after letting you know what information will be shared and with whom, unless it is otherwise permitted in this policy.
Anonymous and aggregated information that cannot be linked back to an individual user may be presented in findings by researchers associated with Quantum Physics for Kids.
Our community guidelines stipulate that children should not share private and identifiable information with one another or communicate with each other outside of our programs without parental permission. All interactions in our classes, including private messaging, are moderated to ensure this. Please understand, however, that we are not able to monitor interactions outside of our programs. We encourage parents to stay abreast of children’s online connections both inside and outside of our programs to encourage positive online friendships.
How to request deletion of your child’s information
You may choose to delete your child’s Quantum Physics for Kids course account at any time. If you delete your child’s account, your child’s username will no longer be visible to users of the site, and will be deleted from our servers. We will remove your child’s ability to post on our forums upon request.
If you wish to do so, please contact us using the process described in “Contact Us” below. However, please understand that, even after removal, your child’s content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or by others if a user has copied or stored such content.
We have implemented commercially reasonable safeguards to protect personal information that we collect and store. Despite these precautions, however, no data security safeguards are foolproof. Unauthorized individuals may find ways to obtain personal information from or to access Quantum Physics for Kids. Please keep in mind that we cannot and do not guarantee that content posted to Quantum Physics for Kids will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Any content that you post or allow your child to post is at your own risk.
Information we collect
We may collect both “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information” about you. “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. “Personal Information” includes information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address and email address.
In addition, we may also track information provided to us by your browser or by our mobile application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We use this information for, among other things, the operation of the Service, to maintain the quality of the Service, to provide general statistics regarding use of the Service and for other business purposes. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal Information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis.
The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Service may not work properly.
How we use and share information
In general, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may share your Personal Information with vendors and other third-party providers who are performing services for the Company. In general, the vendors and third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide for the Company. For example, when you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery, or return a purchase, you consent to our collecting and using such personal information for that specific purpose, including by transmitting such information to our vendors (and their service providers) performing these services for the Company.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment processors, have their own privacy policies in respect of the information that we are required to provide to them in order to use their services. For these third-party service providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so that you can understand the manner in which your Personal Information will be handled by such providers.
How we protect information
We implement reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices in order to protect your Personal Information and ensure that such Personal Information is not accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
Your rights regarding the use of your personal information
Links to other websites
Merger or acquisition
Email communications & opting out
We will send you Service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or a new enhancement is released, which will affect the way you use our Service, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. Based upon the Personal Information that you provide us, we may communicate with you in response to your inquiries to provide the services you request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. We may also use your Personal Information to send you updates and other promotional communications. If you no longer wish to receive those email updates, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each update or communication.
Contact us & withdrawing consent
Updated November 26, 2021