This policy addresses (1) the different categories of information and data that we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit and use the Website (“Information”), (2) how the Information may be used or disclosed, and (3) the data security policies and practices employed to safeguard the Information. Mathematica is very serious about data protection and security. Mathematica handles sensitive information and data, including personally identifiable information and student records, on a daily basis across many diverse projects. Mathematica handles all Information in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations, including but without limitation, the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the California Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA).
The Information is collected at different times depending on your level of interaction with the Website as described below.
When you visit the Website: We collect information automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies.
When you register an account: When you register an account you may be personally identified by registering your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier.
When you email us, blog post or use other public spaces of the Website When you contact us by email we may keep copies of your correspondence (including email addresses). If you provide information to be published or displayed on public areas of the Website we may keep copies of your posts or other user contributions. Your user contributions are posted and transmitted to others at your own risk.
When you use the dashboard and tools: There are three kinds of information that we may collect from your use of the dashboards and tools.
In general, all Information collected is used in the pursuit of improving and evaluating instruction or instructional programs, educational, academic, or research purposes. We do not use any Information for marketing or advertising purposes. Information, other than User Data Files, may be used for purposes of enhancing the user experience of Website features or for developing additional tools or services for education, academic or research purposes that may or may not be presented or provided on this Website. In addition, we may use your User Account Information to notify you about changes or additional features we added to our Website or provide other information on related topics or opportunities that we think may be interesting to you.
Cloud Computing Security: The Website is hosted in a cloud environment. We have implemented measures designed to secure the Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. We carefully selected our hosting provider who implements network-level security measures in accordance with industry best practice standards, including appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to secure information.
Encryption: The Website is only accessible via https and all of your Information, including your User Data Files, is encrypted in transit and at rest with the latest encryption standards.
Encryption: Access to our production servers, including the temporary cache into which your User Data Files are uploaded, is limited to a small, specifically defined set of professional staff. Access to your Information, generally, is specifically limited to only those employees or our authorized subcontractors or agents who need to have access to support the Website. Any employee, subcontractor or agent that has access to the Website has signed a confidentiality agreement and is required to participate in annual data security and privacy training. Anyone who may cease working at Mathematica is reminded of their confidentiality obligations, and their network access is terminated.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
The temporary cache where you upload your User Data Files is located on an encrypted server. Your User Data Files are transferred over an encrypted TLS connection. If you want to ensure the TLS encryption is active, you may look for the secure green lock icon in the browser URL. Your User Data Files at rest on the temporary caches are also encrypted. However, your User Data Files are held in the temporary cache for only one session of your use of the Website. The temporary cache is cleared within seconds of leaving the Website and your User Data Files on the temporary cache are erased permanently. If you forget to log-off the Website, your User Data Files will be erased during the automatic routine clearing of the temporary cache which occurs once every 24 hours. Nevertheless, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ALWAYS LOG OFF OF THE WEBSITE AFTER YOU COMPLETE YOUR SESSION.