What information do we collect?
We take the privacy of our participants very seriously; therefore, we only collect
the information necessary to provide our educational services effectively. We collect
information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our email newsletters,
respond to a survey, fill out a membership form, or provide personal information
at a WSMA-sponsored event. To post information in our forum and to access certain
resources you must become a member of the Washington Student Math Association. To
become a member, the only personal information we require is your full name and
email address, as well as your school, grade level and general role, if applicable.
During the registration process you may select your own user name and password,
which are both needed to log on. (The user name which you select is used as an onscreen
name to identify you; it should not be your real name, but a pseudonym.) Your user
name will be used to identify you on the forum. However, you may choose to visit
our site anonymously, although you may not be able to use all the features.
How do we use your information?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
• To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond
to your individual needs)
• To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings
based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
• To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
• To send periodic emails
Your email address is used for WSMA to send messages to you. We do so to confirm
your user name and password should you forget them and also to send infrequent account
updates. We may also use your email address to assist in administering our web site
and to help enforce our conduct rules (for example, people who post offensive messages
in the forum can be banned).We will not send solicitation emails unless the user
elects to join our mailing lists. Users can customize their email subscriptions
to receive email notifications in certain categories. If at any time you would like
to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions
at the bottom of each email, or you can unsubscribe via your profile on the website.
Your email will not be shared with or sold to any third party without your explicit
consent. We have taken reasonable steps to protect your email address, user name,
password, and other information from anyone who is not authorized to have such information.
We cannot be held responsible for an unauthorized person illegally obtaining that
information. We will continue to take steps to protect personal data to the extent
which we are able.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your
computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enable the site's
or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember
future visits, keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site
traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools
in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in
better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted
to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve
our business. Third parties do not have access to any sensitive data, such as your
name or email address.
on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users
based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt
out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally
identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist
us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long
as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release
your information when we believe doing so is appropriate in order to comply with the law,
to enforce our site policies, or to protect our or other's rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other
parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
This site has forums (message boards) available to its members. Please remember
that any information that is disclosed in these areas is published publicly. You
should NOT disclose any personal information, such as your real name, address, telephone
number, email address, etc. Your user name is the only identity that you need to
have. The Washington Student Math Association cannot be held responsible for
any personal information you post on the forum.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or
services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy
policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities
of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site
and welcome any feedback about these sites.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in
compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will
not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may
make changes to their information at anytime by logging into their profile and using
the options on the sidebar and menu.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection
Act) for the protection of users under 13 years of age. We respect the privacy of
children, and do not collect any more personal information than reasonably necessary
to enable them to participate in the activities we offer at our website. Please
note that parents may consent to the above collection and use without necessarily
consenting to the disclosure of personal information to third parties.
We do not have any agreements with outside organizations to collect personal information
at our site. We do not share children's personal information with anyone other than
those who provide support for the internal operations of the website and members
of the Washington Student Math Association who provide services for the website
and the organization.
We caution children that they should not divulge any personal information that could
lead to privacy issues. The name and contact information for this web site is listed
below. The information we collect and how we use it is described above. Parental
consent is required for the registration of children under 13 years of age. A parent
must contact us using the contact information below and give permission prior to
registering. A parent may review the information that we have collected from their
children online and request to modify or delete all information pertaining to their
children by contacting us using the information below.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this
site, please don't hesitate to contact us:
Washington Student Math Association
P.O. Box 1724
Issaquah, WA 98027
on March 3, 2012.