This policy was last modified on August 30th, 2011.
If your use of this Website is through membership in an organization, please contact your Organization Administrator for the Multi-User Subscriber License’s Privacy Terms, which are in addition to these Terms.
In addition, IRIS automatically collects information about your interactions with the Website and IRIS Properties. For example, IRIS automatically collects information about your interactions with video content. In addition, IRIS automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, software and hardware attributes, the page you request, and cookie information, as discussed below in the section titled “What are cookies, and how are they and other technologies used to collect information?” section.
What are cookies, and how are they and other technologies used to collect information?
Cookies are small bits of information that are stored in separate files within your computer’s Internet browser. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website or other platform. For example, cookies can store your session for easy sign-in to a website or other platform you have previously visited. Cookies allow IRIS to make your visits to this Website and IRIS Properties more enjoyable.
With whom does IRIS share the information?
Can you make choices about information sharing?
IRIS respects your privacy so much that we use a double opt-in feature for most mailing lists. Double opt-in is a method of adding a new subscriber to our mailing list after a confirmation e-mail is sent to verify it was really them. You will only receive email regarding upcoming products, current promotions, and new programs to this Website if you have “double opted-in” to our email list. Included with each of these communications is the option to “opt out” of any future emails. After completing either of the following, you will not receive further contact from IRIS unless you purchase a new product, join our mailing list, send us a comment, or we need to notify you of major changes to the website or terms of service.
Who else is involved with processing information on the Website and other IRIS communications?
IRIS also purchases mailing lists from third-party vendors for the purpose of sending catalogs. IRIS is happy to remove you from any mailing list generated from our customer records, but please be aware that we may not be able to remove your name from lists that we purchase from outside vendors.
What does IRIS do with non-personal information and aggregate data?
Aggregate data is information that we collect on an individualized basis but subsequently use in the aggregate form (combining your and others information together so that no individual is identifiable); by definition, this is “non-personal” information. Non-personal information cannot be tied to you in any way, and therefore, there are no restrictions on the ways that IRIS can use or share non-personal information. IRIS is always looking for ways to better serve you and improve this website. IRIS will use non-personal information from you to help us make this website more useful to visitors, as well as for other business purposes. For example, IRIS may use non-personal information or aggregate data to:
Perform research and analysis; administer the network system; create reports for internal use to develop programs, products, services or content; customize the information or services that are of interest to you; and/or provide aggregated “traffic statistics” and “response rates” to third parties.
Updating your contact information through IRIS:
If you feel that we have made an error in processing your contact information or you would like to update such data, you may contact IRIS by visiting our support or help page, or at the following address:
IRIS Educational Media
258 East 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Contacting IRIS about privacy issues:
IRIS Educational Media
258 East 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
2. Special Rules about Children’s Access, Use and Privacy.
IRIS cares about protecting the online privacy of children. The Website is not for the use of any person under the age of 13 years. IRIS will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child’s name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 13 without the permission from the child’s parent or guardian. If you think that IRIS has collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately.
3. Discussion Forum and User Comments.
WARNING: You Must Not Post Personal Information in any Discussion Forum on this Website.
BY USE OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE NOT TO DISCLOSE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION IN ANY AREA OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DISCUSSION AREAS AND OTHER INTERACTIVE AREAS (COLLECTIVELY, “DISCUSSION AREAS”). IF YOU BELIEVE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR PROTECTED HEALTHCARE INFORMATION IS POSTED IN VIOLATION OF THIS MANDATE, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
You should be aware that if you do disclose personally identifiable information (a name, e-mail address, etc.) or protected health information in violation of this Policy, that information, along with any other substantive information, is available to all Website users, can be collected, correlated and used by recipients, and may be disclosed by recipients to third parties, without your consent or our consent. Such activities are beyond the control of IRIS. IRIS makes no warranties about the discoverability of your personal information or identity by methods beyond our control. And you agree to indemnify and hold IRIS harmless from any harm, claims, losses or injuries that result directly and indirectly from your disclosure.
4. Your and Others’ Content; Notice and Procedure for Claims of Violated Rights.
By posting any material, information, text, graphics, comments or other data (“User Content”) to this Website and/or other IRIS Properties, you grant IRIS, as well as all other users of the IRIS Website and/or IRIS Properties, a limited license to use, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, delete from, add to, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform such User Content worldwide, including on or through any media format, channel or property known now or hereinafter created. This license you grant IRIS is non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free and sub-licensable.
You agree to place no Content, either your own or that of a third party, on any page of this Website which infringes or violates the rights of any third party, including but not limited to third-party copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, proprietary and/or confidential information, public and professional reputation, and personal right to privacy. If you feel such proprietary, intellectual property and/or personal rights are violated by any posting on this Website, please contact IRIS immediately.
If you believe that any content supplied by you or any other user of this Website, or other material provided through IRIS Properties, including through a link, infringes any of the rights described above, you should notify IRIS of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
We will process each notice of alleged infringement that we receive and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property and other laws.
A notification of claimed infringement should be emailed to IRIS’ CONTENT AGENT at:contentagent@irisEd.com (subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:
Attention: CONTENT AGENT
IRIS Media Inc.
258 E. 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Fax # (541) 683-4335
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive property interest; (ii) a description of the protected work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website or in IRIS Properties that is reasonably sufficient to enable us to identify and locate the material; (iv) how we can contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the right owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right you claim is unauthorized. Emails sent to contentagent@irisEd.com for purposes other than communication about an infringement of rights may not be answered. IRIS has a policy of terminating repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
5. Additional Security Issues.
IRIS takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, but as explained above, no one can guarantee that an Internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them. Please note that your personal information may remain visible in the browser after you logout, so you should always close the browser if you are concerned about guarding that information. You should also take special care to close the browser after you logout if you use a public access computer, such as is found in public libraries and Internet cafes.