Privacy Policy (version dated September 2012)

This Privacy Policy explains how Pearson and its affiliated entities use any personal information collected via MyCosmic Lab.

If you are interested in privacy at Pearson, or you want to know what personal information we hold about you, or have any concerns please email us at:
info.elt@pearson.com or write to our Greek office:
Pearson Hellas,
21 Amfitheas Avenue,
17564 Paleo Faliro,
Greece.

Through registering, using and accessing this Site, you accept this Privacy Policy and our collection, use and transfer of your Personal Information. Please read this policy carefully. If you do not agree to this policy and any changes to it, please do not use the Site or any features of it.

We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this page. By continuing to use the Site you signify that you agree to the changes.

Introduction

This website is hosted by Conceptum A.S. 12 Cheyden Street, 10434 Athens, Greece on behalf of Pearson Education Limited.

In this Privacy Policy references to "we", "us" or "our" mean Pearson Education Limited. References to our affiliated entities mean other Pearson Education group companies, which are under common control with Pearson Education Limited by Pearson Plc, including without limitation Fronter AS (and its subsidiaries), Pearson Assessment & Information GmbH, Pearson Education Inc, Pearson Education Deutschland GmbH, Pearson Education Schweiz AG, Pearson Educacion S.A, Pearson Education France SAS, Pearson Education Benelux BV, Pearson Education Hellas SA, Pearson Italia SpA, Pearson Education Central Europe Sp Zoo, Pearson Education South Asia Ltd, Pearson Education Asia Ltd, Pearson Education Japan KK, Pearson Education Korea Ltd, Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd, Pearson New Zealand Ltd, Pearson South Africa Pty Ltd, Longman Nigeria plc, Pearson Education de Mexico SA de CV, Pearson Education de Colombia Ltda, Pearson Education do Brazil Ltda.

This policy applies to all the pages on the Site and any features of it and any e-commerce, purchasing or other areas, which require registration.

This Site is hosted on servers in the EU and/or the US. Our Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or operation of other sites.

What information do we collect?

Personal Information includes:
For school owners: school name, school owner's name, contact details (phone numbers, e-mail address and addresses), teacher's names and contact details and data about the pages that are visited on this site. The only students' information that is required is an email address. Students' names may be added to the system only by their school or teacher. Students' grades for each class are in the system for up to 12 months (or as long as the access lasts).

For students: e-mail, book and optionally a name, city, country (students may choose a username other than their real name)

For teachers: school name, name, e-mail address, and optionally other contact details, city, country, (phone numbers) class name.

How do we collect your Personal Information?

We collect your information in two ways:
1. Personal Information you choose to disclose.
You may, for example, provide us with your information when you post something on the Site, when you register for any features on the Site that require registration, when you contact us or when you order goods or services from us.

2. Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Site.
We use cookies (a small piece of computer code that we store for a period of time on your computer or mobile device) when you visit the Site. The cookie is sent to and stored on your computer containing a unique session identifier. This identifier is used to record site usage statistics.

In a separate automatic operation the web server will collect your IP address and browser type and details of the Website where you came from before entering this Site. This information is used to:
i. work out how many times this Site has been visited;
ii. Scores achieved and
iii. record which parts of the Site have been visited so we can improve the content and layout of the Site.
We may also use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to log in on any areas that require log-in. You can disable this convenience feature.

We may use cookies and similar tools to customise the content you receive based on any profile information you may provide and your usage of the Site.

At any time you may delete the cookies from the memory of your computer, using the "Delete cookies" command from the menu of your browser.

What do we do with the information?

We may use this information for the purposes of:
  • providing and maintaining the operation of MyCosmicLab, including back up services;
  • improving the design and performance of McCosmicLab;
  • verifying legitimate users of MyCosmicLab and allowing them to access MyCosmicLab;
  • allowing students to bookmark their progress through MyCosmicLab;
  • allowing teachers and students' parents to monitor students' progress through MyCosmicLab.

We will not use the contact information of students under the age of 18 for marketing purposes.

Safety of your Personal Information on our Site

We seek to protect the safety of your personal information against unauthorised access through a secure system.
We use appropriate security measures on our own systems, but the Internet is not a secure medium and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted via the internet.
Any Personal Information that you voluntarily post on a public area of the Site, such as a bulletin board, profile or discussion forum, or an interactive area requiring registration and/or subscription, may be collected and used by others. You understand that we cannot control the actions of other users.

You agree not to misuse any Personal Information available on the Site or to gather it or use robots or other automated scripts, codes or functionalities to do so.

We will never sell your Personal Information. We will not disclose personal information to any third parties, other than within Pearson Group except as required by law or to successors in title to our business and suppliers (such as Conceptum A.S) that process data on our behalf who will only use it to the extent needed to perform their services for us.

Reporting an Abuse

Any improper collection or misuse of Personal Information is in violation of the Privacy Policy and the General Terms and Conditions. Please report it by using the "report abuse" button available on the Site. Alternatively you may send an email to info.elt@pearson.com

General

We reserve the right to end the Site or any features of it or change any features on the Site at any time.

We may immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Site without notice if any breach of applicable terms and conditions of use or this Privacy Policy by you is brought to our attention.

If you have any questions on our Privacy Policy or regarding the data we hold about you or to ensure that the data we hold about you is accurate and kept up to date, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info.elt@pearson.com

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