Last update: June 6, 2011
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Personal information you provide will be secured with industry standards and technology. Since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Smarterer. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications at all times.
Smarterer, Inc. complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (see below for details)
If you have any questions or comments please email us at email@example.com or write us at 500 Harrison Avenue, Suite 3R, Boston, MA 02118.
The mission of Smarterer is to provide a platform to test and score individuals on their digital, social, and technical skills.
Being part of Smarterer means sharing your profile and test scores with other Users. Here are the two main types of information on Smarterer:
At any time Smarterer may display information about you that is not included on your profile page, including (a) which tests you have taken, your scores, your rank, your skill level, and how your skill level has changed over time, and (b) your geographic location, company name, or school name.
In addition to the above, any badges or scores you share on social media sites are public.
Search engines may index your profile page or badge page and display it when someone searches your name.
Please read this policy and send us questions, concerns and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uses During Beta Phase. When a new User is granted and accepts an invitation to become a member of Smarterer during the beta phase (by requesting the "request an invite" form on a Smarterer user’s profile page), the account information the new User provides will be published here, and the new User’s name will be tweeted out on Twitter.
Smarterer Communications. As described in the User Agreement, we will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Smarterer website or through other means available through the service, including mobile text messages. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services. We may also send you messages with promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, unless you have opted out of receiving promotional information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails by sending a request to Smarterer customer service through our customer service site. Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Smarterer. Also, if we send communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with your receipt of messages on your mobile device (including text messaging charges).
Customized Content. We use information provided to us (or to third parties with whom it offers combined services) to customize your experience on our website. For example, when you login to your account, we will display information about new tests or upgrades to prior tests we think may interest you.
Sharing Information with Third Parties. Smarterer does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, please note that all profile information is available to the public, meaning a User's profile may be published to the public internet. This public profile is what search engines will display when someone searches for your name. Smarterer does not warrant how often third-party search engines will update their caches, which may contain old public profile information. We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on Smarterer.
Compliance with Legal Process. It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a Smarterer User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if Smarterer has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the User Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Smarterer, our Users, employees, or others.
Disclosures to others.We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of Smarterer Corporation, a subsidiary or division. Any third party to which Smarterer transfers or sells Smarterer's assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information. You can review the personal information you provided to us or to the settings for your Smarterer account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the Smarterer website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Smarterer may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
Closing Your Account. You can close your account through the Smarterer customer service site. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. We may retain certain data contributed by you if Smarterer believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. Smarterer may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. For example, just as an email you may send to another person through an email service provider resides in that person's inbox even after you delete it from your sent files or close your account, test results you have taken on Smarterer may remain visible to others after you have closed your account. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. Smarterer disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. Smarterer does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from Smarterer's publicly viewable database. Users should carefully review Section 2 of the User Agreement for additional information about licensing and ownership of personal information.
Memorializing Accounts. If we learn that a User is deceased, we may memorialize the User's account. In these cases we may restrict profile access and close an account if we receive a formal request from the User's next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in communities such as Smarterer:
Children and Minors. Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on Smarterer is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Smarterer website. To protect any data you store on our servers, Smarterer also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Smarterer. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.
Smarterer, Inc. complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Smarterer has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Smarterer's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/