A Special Note for Parents and Legal Guardians
IEEE adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. You can help by spending time online with your children and monitoring your children's online use. Please help us protect your child's privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.
If you are under 18, please be sure to read this policy with a parent or legal guardian and ask questions about things you do not understand. If you are under 13, you should get a parent or legal guardian's permission before giving out your e-mail address or any personal information to IEEE or to anyone else on the Internet, and you should be aware that you may not be able to use some features of the TryEngineering.org family of Web sites that require the submission of personal information.
1. Does IEEE collect any personal information about me if I'm 13 or older?
This policy covers the following personal information that IEEE collects through your use of the Web sites and in connection with offline interactions. IEEE doesn't require anyone to share any personal information about themselves in order to enjoy the TryEngineering family of Web sites. That means you can visit the TryEngineering.org family of Web sites without any need to register with us. We do not collect any personal information from you unless it is voluntarily provided - for instance, when submitting a student opportunity or career profile, for downloads or free demos, or completing our online surveys. The personal information we ask for is usually first and last name, mailing address, phone number and an e-mail address. Specifically, we may collect this information from online registrations and forms, communications and interactions, and opt-in lists. IEEE also may use third-party sources as specified below.
- Usage statistics relating to your use of the TryEngineering.org family of Web sites.
As with standard Web site servers, we will record information about your visit automatically in the server log files. We will collect the browser type and Internet Protocol (IP) address, date, time and length of your visit, the pages visited and downloads that you performed. This information is gathered to analyze the number of visitors to the site, and to help us make improvements. We will not link this information to any personally identifiable information about you.
When you visit the Student Opportunities section of the TryEngineering.org Web site, you can voluntarily enter your email address and name. If you give us your email address, we will correspond with you via e-mail to acknowledge that we received your submission and may follow up with any additional information needed to post the suggested opportunity. After we reply, we will delete your e-mail address from our files within a reasonable time.
If you submit suggestions through the Nano Experts or Organizations sections of the TryNano.org Web site you can voluntarily enter your email address, name and phone number. If you give us your email address, we will correspond with you via e-mail to acknowledge that we received your submission or to follow up regarding any additional information needed. If you provide your telephone number, we may correspond with you via phone to acquire any additional information needed to create the expert or organizational profile. After we reply, we will delete your e-mail address and phone number from our files within a reasonable time.
If you play the TryEngineering.org Questioneering game you will be asked to create a username (which is not your given or last name) and password. You will also be asked to enter the answer to a secret question which can be used to retrieve your username or password if either is forgotten. You will also be asked to enter your country which will only be used for the purposes of adding excitement to the game by enabling users to see the global nature of the competition. You will also be asked to enter your birthdate to verify that you are at least 13 years of age.
The TryEngineering.org Questioneering game also enables you to sign in through your social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. This is an optional feature, and you are still able to play the game without logging in through either of these social media sites. Logging in through Facebook or Twitter will enable you to do things like post accomplishments from the game, or compete against your friends in the game. To enable Facebook log-in you will need to manually accept the default level of permission upon logging into Facebook via Questioneering:
- The "Default" permission request will allow Questioneering to access to your list of friends and basic profile information. Questioneering will utilize this information only to enable you to log in and determine if any friends are playing the game.
To enable Twitter log-in you will need to manually accept one levels of permission upon logging into Twitter via Questioneering:
- The "see who you follow" permission request will enable Questioneering to let you see if your Twitter connections are playing the game.
If you use our Contact Us form, you can choose to give us your e-mail address if you wish for us to reply to you. After we reply, we will delete your e-mail address from our files within a reasonable time.
2. Does IEEE collect any personal information about anyone under 13?
We do not collect personal information online from children under 13 without the consent of the child's parent or legal guardian. Accordingly, children under 13 may not be able to use some features of the TryEngineering.org family of Web sites. Children under 13 who wish to use those features should do so with a parent or legal guardian.
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