We built theCourseForum to make it easy to share course information with your fellow students. Our default privacy settings limit the use of your information.
When you visit theCourseForum you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.
When you register with theCourseForum, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your major(s), and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter theCourseForum, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all theCourseForum visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser.
When you use theCourseForum, you set up your personal account. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior reviews you have written. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on theCourseForum is a violation of the theCourseForum Terms of Service and should be reported to privacy@theCourseForum.com.
By using theCourseForum, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
theCourseForum does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for theCourseForum or send any information about yourself to us, including your name or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on theCourseForum. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@theCourseForum.com.
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
When you register with theCourseForum, you create your own account. Your account information, as well as your name and email, are not displayed to other Users. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by theCourseForum that we think you may find valuable.
Account information is used by theCourseForum primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service.
theCourseForum may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service.
theCourseForum may use information in your account without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a class recommend a professor and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you with theCourseForum.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
theCourseForum is about sharing information with fellow students while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your information. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. For example:
Access and control over personal information on theCourseForum is readily available through the account editing tools. theCourseForum users may modify any of their account information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Modified information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of theCourseForum.
theCourseForum takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of theCourseForum Web Site, please contact us at privacy@theCourseForum.com.