Privacy Policy

USER AGREEMENT AND PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to the Council for Economic Education (CEE) website.  Included below is our policy on how we handle any information we receive from you through this website.  This privacy policy does not apply to information collected through other means or through sites that are linked to this website, including our Facebook page and Twitter feed.  You are not required to provide us with information in order to use this website.  If you do not want us to use and/or access your personal information as described herein, please do not provide us with any.

If you do not agree to the terms contained in this User Agreement and Privacy Policy, you must immediately exit this site.

Policy Statement

CEE is committed to protecting the privacy of users of our site. It is our policy to use information collected through this site solely in pursuit of our not-for-profit mission and for the efficient and secure operation of this site and our computer network.  The information summarized below explains to site users how we implement this protection in regard to information derived from this site.

Copyright & Trademark

The content of this site is the property of Council for Economic Education Copyright © Council for Economic Education 2013; All Rights Reserved. No materials on this site may be reproduced, altered, or further distributed without CEE’s prior written permission. The use of trademarks of CEE on this site, such as CEE®, does not provide you with any license to such marks and may be used by you only by written license from CEE or otherwise in accordance with applicable law.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice

CEE owns, protects and enforces copyright in its own creative materials and respects the copyright properties of others. Our site contains material of third parties and links to third party sites, portals and directories. As a result, materials of third parties, not owned or controlled by CEE, are included in or linked to our site. To the best of our knowledge, these materials do not infringe the copyrights of others. Upon receipt of appropriate written notice of claimed infringement, CEE will respond expeditiously to follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to remedy any actual infringement, including, where applicable, by removing or disabling access to materials claimed to be infringing or by removing or disabling access to links to such material. It is the policy of CEE to terminate its relationships with third parties who infringe the copyrights of others where such parties are known to CEE to be repeat infringers.

Please address such notice to:

Council for Economic Education
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2600
New York, NY 10168
Attention:  Chief Operating Officer

Restrictions on Use

It is strictly prohibited to use or contact this site in a manner which disrupts or damages the site, its contents or its security measures, or to harass, disparage or adversely affect the reputation of CEE or our directors, officers or employees or our products or services or personnel, or to interfere with the use and enjoyment of this site by other users.  No unsolicited email (spam) may be directed by you to or through this site.  You may not mirror any material contained on this site on any other server. You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of CEE without our prior written permission. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” using CEE’s names or trademarks without our prior written permission. Links which appear on this site with our permission do not mean that we endorse the sites, products or services of the sponsors of the linked sites and we assume no liability for any injury or damages caused thereby.

Information Collection

We generally collect personally identifiable information (including your name, email address, physical address, telephone number and/or credit card number; collectively, “Personal Information”) only with your specific knowledge and consent, such as when you respond to forms on this site, register with this site, purchase products through this site, contact us, make donations to us or join our email newsletters.  Additionally, our servers may also automatically collect certain technical information about your visit (such as the pages you visit, your IP address, type of browser, operating system and similar information).

Cookies

CEE employs “cookies” to provide better service to the visitors on this site. CEE does not use cookies to collect any personally identifying information from users or to track user activities beyond our site. Cookies are small pieces of temporary data that are exchanged between a web site and a user’s computer which enable a “session”, or “dialog” to be established between the two machines. With the session established, CEE is able to tailor its responses (i.e., identify and provide you with the information you want) and help you traverse our web pages in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The session is broken when our server does not receive further requests from your computer or you simply exit your browser. CEE limits its use of cookies to “session cookies”– types of cookies that are temporarily stored in your computer’s memory. Session cookies are normally deleted from a user’s computer when the user logs off the computer or the user exits the browser. In the event a cookie is found on your workstation, which was issued by the CEE server, you may remove it without adversely affecting your future visits to our site. You have the option of disabling cookies by accessing the tools provided to you in your Internet options. However, please note that you may not have full access to the website if you change your cookie settings to disable them.

Use

The information collected by us is used solely for the business of CEE and the efficient operation of our web site.  We do not sell or rent Personal Information to third parties.
We use email addresses that you enter through this site only to communicate with you, including to send out our newsletter, to update you on the operations and initiatives of CEE, and to solicit donations. We use credit card information entered through this site solely for the specific purpose for which it was entered (such as to process a financial contribution or payment for products purchased through this site).  We also use your personal information, where applicable, for tax purposes and periodic mailings soliciting donations. We share certain information collected through this site on a confidential basis with contractors engaged by us for purposes described above, including credit card processors for the purpose of obtaining payment on purchases and contributions made by credit card through this site.  We also use information collected through this site to track site usage by volume and for site management and security purposes.   Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only,

Security

We are committed to using our best efforts to maintain the security of your Personal Information and we utilize industry-standard security protocols to protect the confidentiality of all Personal Information held by us.  Personal information submitted by you is stored in a password-protected database solely for use of CEE and made available to the appropriate department within CEE (including, in certain instances, by transmission through email).  Credit card information may be shared with our credit card processor on a confidential basis for the sole purpose of processing credit card charges. Certain of our servers and network infrastructure are “hosted” through third party providers who have agreed to utilize information held by or transmitted through them solely for the purposes and in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

Although we use our best efforts to protect the security of your Personal Information and our systems, the inherently open nature of the Internet means that no transmission through the Internet, and no computer or server connected to the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result of this and other factors beyond our control, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit to or through our website.  Therefore, you assume that risk by using this site.

Opt-Out

If you do not want to receive email and/or mailings from us in the future, please let us know by sending an email to us at the contact address below in the paragraph “How to Contact Us”, requesting to be removed from our email/mailing list.  In addition to this, it is our practice to include a link in email correspondence that we send to you that will enable you to remove yourself from our mailing lists. Please note that there might be a brief delay between when you submit your request to opt-out and when it is processed and reflected in our systems; accordingly you might continue to receive communications from us for a limited time after you unsubscribe.

Links to Other Websites

This website may contain links to other websites.  Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. You acknowledge that we have not reviewed and do not necessarily endorse the content of sites, applications, destinations or services linked to or accessible from this site and are not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites, applications, destinations or services.  We encourage you to be aware when you access any such third party links and to read the privacy policies of each website that you access. Your linking to or accessing any other site, application, destination or service through this website is at your sole risk.

Protection for Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act governs information gathering online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under the age of 13. We have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, that child’s parent or legal guardian should contact us (see below) if they would like the information submitted by the child to be deleted from the website. We will delete such personally identifiable information from our database as soon as possible following our receipt of any such notice. If you are age 13 or younger, you are not authorized to submit any content or information to this website without the explicit consent of your parent or legal guardian.

Web Site Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this web service remains available to all users, our computer systems may employ software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information.  Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.  Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

Changes in Our Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at our discretion.  If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.  We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.  If you continue to visit this website and use the services made available to you after such changes have been made, you will be deemed to have provided your consent to the changes.  The most recent change to this privacy policy became effective with its posting to this website on March 15, 2013.

Your Consent to this Privacy Policy

By using this site, you signify your assent to the CEE Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy, please do not use this site or submit any Personal Information.

How to Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the collection and of information, please contact us:

Council for Economic Education
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 2600
New York, NY 10168
Tel: 212.730.7007
Fax: 212.730.1793
Email:  info@councilforeconed.org

 

Important Legal Notice

The laws and regulations in different countries impose different (and even conflicting) requirements on the Internet and data protection. CEE is located in the State of New York in the United States of America, as are the principal servers which make this site available worldwide. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the State of New York in the USA. If you are located in a country other than the USA and you contact us, please note that any information you provide will be transferred to the USA and that, by submitting the information, you authorize this transfer.  Additionally, please note that we make no representation, warranty or guarantee that any information, service, product or content available on or through this site is appropriate, available, or legal in any particular geographic location.  By accessing this site, you take full responsibility for your compliance with any applicable local laws.

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