Last Revised January 24, 2013
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It is MasterclassU, LLC’s (“MasterclassU” or “Company”) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, MasterclassU collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MasterclassU’s visitors use its website. From time to time, MasterclassU may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
MasterclassU also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on MasterclassU.com blogs. MasterclassU only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Certain visitors to MasterclassU’s websites choose to interact with MasterclassU in ways that require MasterclassU to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MasterclassU gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at MasterclassU.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with MasterclassU – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MasterclassU collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MasterclassU. MasterclassU does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
MasterclassU may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MasterclassU may monitor the most popular blogs on the WordPress.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. MasterclassU may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MasterclassU does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
MasterclassU discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on MasterclassU’s behalf or to provide services available at MasterclassU’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using MasterclassU’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MasterclassU will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, MasterclassU discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally- identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MasterclassU believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MasterclassU, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a MasterclassU website and have supplied your email address, MasterclassU may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with MasterclassU and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. MasterclassU takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
MasterclassU uses commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the Company’s Web site (“Web Site Navigational Information”). This section describes the types of Web Site Navigational Information that may be collected on the Company’s Web site and how this information may be used.
If you have chosen to identify yourself to MasterclassU, the Company uses session cookies containing encrypted information to allow the Company to uniquely identify you. Each time you log into the Services, a session cookie containing an encrypted, unique identifier that is tied to your account is placed your browser. These session cookies allow the Company to uniquely identify you when you are logged into the Services and to process your online transactions and requests. Session cookies are required to use the Services.
MasterclassU uses persistent cookies that only the Company can read and use to identify browsers that have previously visited the Company’s Web site. When you purchase the Services or provide the Company with personal information, a unique identifier is assigned you. This unique identifier is associated with a persistent cookie that the Company places on your Web browser. The Company is especially careful about the security and confidentiality of the information stored in persistent cookies. For example, the Company does not store account numbers or passwords in persistent cookies. If you disable your Web browser’s ability to accept cookies, you will be able to navigate the Company’s Web site, but you will not be able to successfully use the Services.
MasterclassU may use information from session and persistent cookies in combination with Data About MasterclassU Customers to provide you with information about the Company and the Services.
Web Beacons - MasterclassU uses Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about Customers and Visitors’ usage of the Company’s Web site and interaction with emails from the Company. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Web site tied to the Web beacon, and a description of a Web site tied to the Web beacon. For example, MasterclassU may place Web beacons in marketing emails that notify the Company when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of the Company’s Web site. MasterclassU uses Web beacons to operate and improve the Company’s Web site and email communications.
MasterclassU may use information from Web beacons in combination with Data About MasterclassU Customers to provide you with information about the Company and the Services.
Flash Cookies - MasterclassU may use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Third parties, with whom the Company partners to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies.
Addresses - When you visit MasterclassU’s Web site, the Company collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-personal information. For example, MasterclassU uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Customers and Visitors navigate the Company’s Web site.
Third Party Cookies - From time-to-time, MasterclassU engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit the Company’s Web site. MasterclassU may also use other third-party cookies to track the performance of Company advertisements. The information provided to third parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after the Company receives it.
To facilitate MasterclassU’s global operations, the Company may transfer and access Data About MasterclassU Customers from around the world, including the United States. This Privacy Statement shall apply even if MasterclassU transfers Data About MasterclassU Customers to other countries.
If MasterclassU, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MasterclassU goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MasterclassU may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
Customers may update or change their registration information by logging in to their accounts at http://MasterclassU.com. Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be handled within 30 days.
Each Account holder is assigned a unique user name and password, which is required to access their Account. It is each user’s responsibility to protect the security of his or her login information. MasterclassU uses appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect Data About MasterclassU Customers.
These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but NO GUARANTY CAN BE MADE THAT YOUR INFORMATION AND DATA WILL BE SECURE FROM INTRUSIONS AND UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE TO THIRD PARTIES.
As a business service, MasterclassU does not target its offerings toward, and does not knowingly collect any personal information from users under 13 years of age.
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement or the information practices of the Company’s Web site should be directed to customerservice@MasterclassU.com or by mailing MasterclassU, LLC., Customer Service, 100 Second Avenue South, Suite 210, Edmonds, WA 98020.