Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 25, 2011

This Privacy Policy explains how, ("we" or "us") collects, protects, uses and shares information about you when you use is a professional networking website for the education community. When you register you are asked for professional information that can help us connect you with other members of the education community based on your job function, your educational interests, the kind of institution you work in, and your geographic location. Your profile on can only be viewed by other members of your Professional Support Networks (PSNs).

Your Profile Information

When you register on, you create a personal profile that includes your full name, title, department, institution, city, state/province, zip/postal code, and country. You have the option to add a personal photo, a biography, and your educational interests.

Your email address is not displayed by You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all activities that occur under your password. You agree to allow to update your email address if receives a change of email notice from you.  You agree to let change your password for you if your password is lost.

Sharing Content on the

As an Member, you can share content, such as a blog, photos, and resource files you have uploaded. This information will only be available to other members of your PSNs unless you choose to share it on the public forum.

If you form a new PSN, you are the administrator and control the community settings. The administrator is responsible for determining how other members of may access the community and to what degree the community's discussions, blog, files and other content are accessible to other members of A community may be public, private or hidden and the content within the community may have a variety of policies governing how other members of the site interact with it.  It is strongly suggested that the default settings are selected when setting up a new PSN.

Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to the content of your personal and community pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We also cannot control the actions of other members whom you may allow to access your profile. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your information will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

How We Use Your Information

We will not disclose any personally identifiable information about members except as described in this Privacy Policy. With the exceptions that we explain here, we do not give or sell individual information to advertisers. We use aggregated information to help members connect with other members who share common roles, interests, and characteristics. may use your personal information to:


  • Contact you by email or phone regarding your membership and activities on the site.
  • To assist you if you have lost your user ID or need help changing your user ID or password.


Email Communications

Email communication is an important aspect of When you register for you give us your permission to use email to send you periodic updates and information and to use your email address to send you notifications of activities related to your participation on the site. If at any time you are concerned about the volume of email you are receiving from, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Do not share your password with anyone. We will never ask you for your password. If you are using a computer to which others have access, such as one in a computer lab, Internet cafe, or public library, always remember to log out and close your browser window when leaving the site. Do not save your password on a public or shared computer.

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use appropriate means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information you disclose via, including via e-mail. When disclosing any personal information, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible by unauthorized persons. By disclosing any information, you accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security. We disclaim all liability for the security of information transmitted through the Internet.

Links to Third Parties may contain links to third-party websites not operated by us. If you follow links from to other websites, those sites have their own privacy and data collection practices. This Privacy Policy only applies to and the information we collect. We do not monitor other websites nor do we have any control or responsibility for them, their content or their privacy policies.

International Use

If you are using from outside the United States, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States for processing and maintaining in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our User Agreement. You consent to the application of United States law in all matters concerning this site.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. You should consult this Privacy Policy periodically to learn of such changes. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy will always be posted on, with the "Effective Date" posted at the top of the Policy. We will inform you of any material change to this Privacy Policy that affects the way we handle your personally identifiable information by posting a notice on the site.

Contacting the

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