Privacy Policy



Imagine America Foundation and Imagine America Publishing (Imagine America) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the iafportal Web site and Imagine America App and governs data collection and usage. By using the iafportal website and/or Imagine America app, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

A user must register in order to use this site. During registration, a user is required to provide certain categories of information, such as name, address, e-mail address, a password, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship. In addition, a user may choose to provide other categories of information, such as career objectives and interests.

In addition to the information which you actively provide to Imagine America by methods such as completing the registration form, Imagine America collects information about how you interact with our site. Imagine America collects passive information for purposes such as testing and improving a user's experience at the site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content partners. The types of passive information collected by this site include, without limitation, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, where you go on our site, and how long you stay on any part of our site. Passive information does not identify you to Imagine America by name, and Imagine America does not link your IP address to your personally identifiable information.

Imagine America abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, Imagine America will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of 13.

Imagine America uses "cookies" to help maximize your online experience and enhance your safety online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Imagine America does not link cookie data to personally identifiable information.

You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Imagine America pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about usage of the Imagine America site. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.

You may not decline web beacons, however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Imagine America collects and uses your personal information to operate the iafportal Web site and Imagine America app and deliver the information you have requested. Imagine America also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Imagine America, its partners and its affiliates. Imagine America may also contact you to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Imagine America will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

During the registration process, Imagine America asks you whether information about you may be sent to third parties. Imagine America understands how important your information is to you. Therefore, Imagine America does not share any information that can be tied to you without your permission. If you give your permission to allow third parties to contact you, personal information about you (such as your contact information and other information collected during your visit to Imagine America) may be shared with third party partners and affiliates (possibly in the form of list rental), and other organizations. Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, we may share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.

From time to time, Imagine America may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters to Imagine America users. If we use a third party to provide specific services (such as sending newsletters to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that party to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services.

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT COMPLIANCE

Imagine America values your privacy and has taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Imagine America therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Imagine America secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Imagine America secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

Imagine America will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Imagine America encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Imagine America is protecting your information.

YOUR CONSENT

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

HOW YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

You can update your personal information by logging into your account, and clicking on the "My Profile" link on the iafportal site, or by following the instructions included in any e-mail message you receive from Imagine America. Users who are experiencing problems with updating their information should contact us at 571.267.3015, and we will try to resolve your problems.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Imagine America welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Imagine America has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Imagine America at 571.267.3015.

Imagine America Foundation and Imagine America Publishing

12001 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 203 Reston, VA  20191 studentservices@imagine-america.org 571.267.3010