The Center for Educational
Technologies® (CET) respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site(s) and to its various programs and projects. The CET strongly believes that if
electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish and realize their
fullest potential for the good of society and education, then consumers must be assured that information provided online is used
responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the CET has
implemented a comprehensive Web site policy.
Why does the CET collect information?
The information the CET collects is not intended for personal use but for educational purposes and is wholly intended to
help the CET better serve its customers and patrons, who are, for the most part,
members of the greater educational community.
The CET collects aggregate data
from those visiting the CET's files.
The CET will not collect personal information from visitors who are simply
browsing its Web site and who wish to remain anonymous. Aggregate data -- such
as the number of hits per page -- is collected. This data is used for
internal and statistical reporting purposes and does not include any form of
The CET gathers information from
educators and other customers by voluntary registration only.
To gain access to clearly specified, restricted-access areas of the CET's Web
site(s), visitors are asked to provide information. The CET asks visitors to
provide their name, job title, company, school/business address, school/business
phone, school or business fax and/or email address, and age or date of birth. The CET does not request
home addresses, home phone numbers, or home email accounts for use of
restricted-access areas but will accept this information if a visitor submits it
during registration. Furthermore, the CET Web site is restricted-access areas are
designed almost exclusively for the use of teachers, educational leaders, and
other educators and authorities who wish to participate at a professional level
in the educational programs offered by the CET.
The CET has a clearly defined
policy regarding the registration of children who visit its Web site.
The CET openly requires children to obtain parental or legal guardian permission before the child provides any information. The
CET does not collect any personal information from any visitor regarding gender, ethnic background, or religion. The CET requires the name of an
employer or school on all orders or requests for information. However, CET's
products are designed for educational use by children, their families, and
schools, and to this end they have intrinsic entertainment and educational
appeal for children of all ages.
Participation in the CET Chat
Rooms or other online services is project specific.
The CET will require any person under the age of 18 years to download a parental
permission form and forward this form to the CET with the signature of a parent,
guardian, or teacher prior to participation in any chat room or other online
service that requires interaction with other children or adults. The CET does
not disclose this information to outside third parties and uses it exclusively for achieving
the goals and objectives of the specific project or program. However, the CET is
not responsible if children under the age of 18 years of age, who have submitted
the requisite permission, publish personal and/or confidential information
chat session or other interactive activity hosted by the CET.
How does the CET use the
information it collects?
The CET uses information voluntarily submitted by educators and other visitors
in the following ways:
- The CET wishes to enhance its
services and products.
Generally, the CET uses information to improve its own Web site content; to
respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; to develop new
products and services; and to provide individuals and their companies with
information about complementary CET products, services, promotions, or
- The CET conducts intensive,
formal educational research projects.
Consistent with its educational research function, the CET and Wheeling
Jesuit University will not
disclose, without permission, any information regarding specific individuals.
Information that the CET and WJU discloses will generally be in an approved,
How does the CET ensure
respected by all of its employees and has taken the following steps to ensure
compliance. CET employees who collect or have access to information
about visitors and/or customers are required to attend a training seminar to
policy affects an individual's job responsibilities. In addition, regular
network audits ensure that only the CET and WJU employees who have a business
need to access personal information have such network privileges. Access to the
CET network resources is limited to the CET and WJU employees and interns.
How does the CET handle concerns or complaints?
The CET believes that individuals should have the right to review their personal
information to ensure its accuracy. To review the information submitted to the
CET, users can contact the CET at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The CET maintains all data and information as sensitive and confidential.
The information visitors submit to the CET is considered sensitive and
confidential. No one outside of the CET or its parent, WJU, can view visitor
profiles. CET will not sell or market visitor information without the specific
permission of our visitors.
The CET has a policy regarding
the practice of using "cookies."
A "cookie" is an electronic, software program that is communicated via
an Internet browser from a Web site to a visitor's computer. The CET may place a
"cookie" on a visitor's computer for two reasons and then only with
the visitor's full knowledge.
- To keep track of a visitor's
predefined, customizable options.
The CET may use "cookies" to store preferences that have been
identified by a visitor. Each time a visitor logs on to our Web site, the
browser will check to see if there are any predefined preferences contained
in the visitor's "cookie". If so, the browser will send the
"cookie" information to our server.
- To enable authorization for
The CET Web site may send a "cookie" to a visitor's computer via
the browser at the beginning of a session. This "cookie" includes a
"ticket" that tells our server who the visitor is so the
server doesn't have to request re-authentication with every request made.
This method/"ticket" improves system response time and performance. A "ticket" is
used throughout a visitation to allow continuous, uninterrupted access to
our Web site's resources.
To obtain parental or teacher
permission, or if you have questions and/or comments, users should contact the
CET's Intellectual Property Department at (304) 243-2388 or
The CET Postal Address is:
Intellectual Property Manager
Center for Educational
Wheeling Jesuit University
316 Washington Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
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