STEM World Publishing

Privacy Policy

 

Welcome to STEM World Publishing!

Thank you for visiting the STEM World Publishing, LLC “STEM World Publishing” website, home to inspiring and empowering innovative Science & Engineering experiences. At STEM World Publishing, we are committed to protecting the privacy of the visitors to our website. This Privacy Policy applies when you visit our website, www.STEMWorldPublishing.com, or otherwise share your personally identifiable information with STEM World Publishing as discussed below.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and note that it applies only to the www.STEMWorldPublishing.com website, and not to other companies’ or organizations’ sites to which we might link. By visiting www.STEMWorldPublishing.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Information Collection and Use

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION, AND CAN DECLINE TO PROVIDE ANY REQUESTED INFORMATION AT ANY TIME. HOWEVER, IF YOU DECLINE, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES ON THIS WEB SITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU WILL NEED YOUR PARENT’S OR GUARDIAN’S CONSENT BEFORE YOU PROVIDE ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.

 

SSL Certificate

The STEMWorldPublishing.com website is secured by an SSL certificate to ensure safe, easy, and convenient internet shopping. Once an internet user enters a secure area — by entering credit card information, email address, or other personal data, for example — the SSL certificate enables the browser and web server to build a secure, encrypted connection.

 

Aggregate Data

In general, we automatically gather certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our websites. This information may include which URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address. We use such data only in the aggregate. This collective data helps us to determine how much our visitors use parts of the websites, and to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand our visitors and improve our site content and website design.

 

Personally Identifiable Information

If you purchase a STEM World Publishing product or service using this website, we will request certain personally identifiable information about you, including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit/debit card number. In addition, we may use the information you provide to contact you and deliver information to you, such as curriculum downloads, e-mail updates, to improve our
content, service and product offerings, to analyze website usage, and customize our website content, layout and services.

 

Policy Towards Children

We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization and the world of project based learning, we encourage that this be done with parental supervision. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has otherwise provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact: STEM World Publishing, LLC; 14405 W. Colfax Ave, #228; Lakewood, CO, 80401, USA; 720-460-0354; info@STEMWorldPublishing.com.

 

Events Registration

EventBrite hosts our event ordering system and order data, and will collect order information during the process of fulfilling an order and supporting the shopping experience. Eventbrite complies with The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.1 Level 1, ensuring that it processes, stores, or transmits credit card information to maintain a secure environment. All credit cards are encrypted within the database itself.

 

Online Store/Shop

WooCommerce hosts our ordering system and order data, and will collect order information during the process of fulfilling an order and supporting the shopping experience. WooCommerce is PCI compliant and uses the latest in Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology during order process and within the Order Management System. All credit cards are encrypted within the database itself. WooCommerce also uses a third party security auditing company, Trust Guard, which scans the WooCommerce network daily looking for vulnerabilities.

 

Purchasing Items

Purchasing items from the online store may require the giving of personally identifiable information (such as name and credit card information). IF YOU ARE UNDER THIRTEEN YEARS OF AGE, YOU WILL NEED YOUR PARENT’S OR GUARDIAN’S CONSENT BEFORE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS ACTIVITY.

 

Security of Credit Card Information

All transactions within the online store hosted by WooCommerce are handled using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt sensitive information during transmission. Credit card details are never transferred to STEM World Publishing. Credit card data is not stored by STEM World Publishing or WooCommerce.

At no point in the process is any data directly linked to credit cards stored to the session, or in permanent storage. Neither the credit_card_number, or CVV2 (the number on the back of the card), are stored at any point. If credit card data is captured it is only in the system long enough to send it on to the payment processor and then discarded. Expiration dates and the “last four” credit card numbers can be saved for reference, but key number data is not stored.

 

IP Address and Machine Type

An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from our Web site, our servers log your IP address. An IP address does not contain personally identifiable information. Except with respect to our e-commerce activities (for example, online purchases), we do not link IP addresses with personally identifiable information. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information. We may also collect information about your browser software and/or machine type (for example, Windows, Mac, and Unix).

 

Cookies

Our website utilizes “cookies”. A “cookie” is a small text file that permits us to recognize your browser in order to customize your experience, or permit you to access restricted areas. Cookies do not contain personal information.

 

Links

We create links to the Web sites of other parties. The inherent nature of the Internet allows easy access from one Web site to another. Though we certainly try not to link to any Web sites that contain unsuitable or inappropriate material, we cannot control any of these links and are not responsible for any content appearing on Web sites linked to or from our Web site, or for any personal information gathered at those independently operated Web sites. Independently operated Web sites are not associated with or authorized by us and may also have links leading to this Web site. IF YOU ARE UNDER THIRTEEN, GET YOUR PARENT’S OR GUARDIAN’S CONSENT BEFORE LINKING TO OTHER WEB SITES.

 

Security

We care about the security of your information. We employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You should not expect that your personally identifiable information will remain private.

 

Sharing Information

As a matter of policy, we will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to liability. We may also disclose personal information in the good-faith belief that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes, respond to any claims, or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the STEM World Publishing, its subsidiaries and affiliates, our partners, clients and customers, or the public.

 

Other Information Collectors

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses the use and disclosure of information that we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to others, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of such information. We do not control the privacy policies of others. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy, based on your comments, or to address new issues and reflect changes on our Web site. We will post all changes here. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.

 

Governing Law

The laws of Colorado, USA, excluding Colorado’s conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Jefferson County, Colorado, USA, and you and STEM World Publishing consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

 

Contacting the Web Site

Thank you for visiting our website. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or this Web site, contact us using the following information:

STEM World Publishing, LLC

14405 W. Colfax Ave, #228

Lakewood, CO, 80401, USA

720-460-0354

info@STEMWorldPublishing.com