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Privacy Policy


By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

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 registration form, or provide personal information at a WSMA-sponsored event. To post information in our online communities and to access certain resources, you must create an account with the Washington Student Math Association. To register an account, 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.

Do we use cookies?

 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 certain information. We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for 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.

Our forum system uses cookies to store information on your local computer to improve your user experience. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads 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 privacy policy.

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 registered users. 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.

Third-party links

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.

Contacting Us

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

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page and/or update the privacy policy modification date below. This policy was last modified on November 18, 2018.