Personally Identifiable Information
We collect personally identifiable information on our Sites and through our Software, including in the following ways:
From time to time, we may also receive personally identifiable information from entities from which you acquired the Software or those that provided you access to our products.
The types of personally identifiable information collected include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, full name, credit card information, billing and shipping addresses, email address, telephone number, and additional contact and transaction-related information, as well as any additional information you choose to include in communications to us. In addition, we collect demographic information such as year of birth, educational level and gender. When you use the Posit Science Brain Fitness Program Software if you opt in to Reporting, we also collect information to track your progress and your feedback. When you use the Post Science Cortex Software such information is provided to us automatically when you are using the software and connected to the internet. When you complete forms on the Sites, compose web reflective journals, or correspond with us by post, phone or fax we may store portions of those communications.
We also collect third party personal information on our site, such as name and mailing address. This information is only used for the purpose for which it is collected for.
Protected Health Information
In the following circumstances we collect information that is not personally identifiable:
A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie and to permit you to refuse it. In some cases refusing a cookie will hamper your navigation of our Sites.
Cookies make it easier for you to use the Sites and for us to offer opt in and opt out opportunities, and they enable us to follow your navigation through the Sites and customize it to your interests. They allow us to remember your identity, are linked to your personally identifiable information, and are linked to your preferences so we can display content appropriate for you and your interests.
Although we contract with third parties to manage the use of these tracking technologies, the information is only used to help manage our Sites and deliver products and information to you. The data is only collected in the aggregate through our third-party tracking technologies. The third parties are obligated by contract to keep the information confidential and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ [or our third party advertising partner employs] a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information. To learn more about our advertising company’s use of clear gifs, please go to http://www.comscore.com/About_comScore/Privacy_Policy.
We use your Personally Identifiable Information (and at times other information we collect) to:
We also use the information to manage and improve our Sites and Software.
We may also use your Personally Identifiable Information to contact you with our newsletters, marketing or promotional materials, coaching information and customer support materials or notices about new products and services that may become available and to customize and deliver that information to you. If you would like to opt out of these materials at any time, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the email.
We enhance or merge Personally Identifiable Information with your other information supplemented with data from third parties in order to better market and communicate about and provide our products, services and software.
At times, we contract with vendors to provide you with certain of our services. Before we begin working with these companies, we enter into contractual agreements which require these companies maintain the confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information and which restrict the use of this information to the purpose specified by our contractual relationship. Examples of the types of companies and the purposes of these agreements include:
We do not share, sell, rent or trade your personally identifiable information with third parties for marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information Only as Necessary
Our Software is capable of collecting and sending us information regarding your progress and use of the Software. We use such information to track your progress and to improve the Software and our products and services. We call this, "Reporting." When you use our Posit Science Brain Fitness Program Software you can choose whether to opt in to allow the software to collect and send us this information. When you use our Posit Science Cortex Software this information is sent to us automatically when you are connected to the internet.
If you use our community forum on this Web site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
If you join one of our community forums other users may be able to see your screen or username, in addition to any comments or submissions that you choose to post on or submit to the Sites. Providing your Personally Identifiable Information in this context, as in others, is voluntary and should correlate with the degree of interaction you wish to have with other users. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and that you not use your real name as your screen or username to the extent that allows others to identify you.
We also have testimonials on our site, for which participants have given permission to show their full name.
Some pages may have the look and feel of being other sites, includingdrivesharp.positscience.com, positscience.com/thehartford, and positscience.com/thehartfordds. The information collected on these pages is covered under this privacy statement.
At times we may enter into co-branded relationships. When we enter into these types of relationships, we pay careful attention to the privacy of our customers. We would only share personally identifiable information with a co-branded partner if it necessary to send the product to you or provide you with a training incentive. In those cases where we capture training data for use by a partner, the data are passed anonymously to the partner via a third party data matching service.
Our privacy statement applies to the information collected on these co-branded sites. You should also review the privacy statement of our co-branded partner.
Children's online privacy protection
Posit Science understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. The Sites and the Software are not designed for or directed at children. Use of the Software is currently limited to adult environments. It is our policy not to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Sites or our products or services, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Sites. Posit Science stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
Links to third party websites
We do not and will not, at any time, request your Personally Identifiable Information or other information in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is one of our priorities. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt127.pdf
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information to make a purchase we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Access to data
Registered users may contact us with requests that we delete their Personally Identifiable Information from our systems and we will attempt to accommodate such requests. If all such information is deleted from our systems, your account may become deactivated. In any event, we may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. See below for privacy contact information.
Posit Science is located in the United States of America. If you live outside of the United States, by visiting our Sites and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your data may be transmitted to the United States which is outside your resident jurisdiction. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that such data may be stored and processed on servers located in the United States.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
Our mailing address is:
77 Geary Street, Suite 303
San Francisco, CA 94108