BrainStation collects e-mail addresses of people who send us e-mail. We also collect information about what pages visitors to our web site access and information provided to us by site visitors, prospective clients, and subscribers and students who register with us and participate in our programs. This information may contain personal data about our prospective and active customers such address, phone numbers, credit card numbers, and demographic information that they provide to us. We also host and process the User Data you submit to the BrainStation service under your BrainStation account In sum we collect two types of data: (1) customer registration and payment data used to set up and manage your account, course registration and participation, and payments; (2) course and student work product and material you submit such as assignments, questions, and dialogue with us about courses and instruction.
BrainStation protects credit card information using industry-standard Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). We will not disclose personal information without your written permission. Some information collected we obtain about you is in the context of us providing our services to you. We do not share, sell, or rent the information we receive with others except in limited circumstances where your use of BrainStation indicates a valid consent to disclose. For example:
- BrainStation may disclose personal information to investigate, prevent, or take action about actual or suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations that may involve potential threats to the physical safety someone, violations of BrainStation’s terms and conditions, or as otherwise required by law.
- BrainStation employs other companies and suppliers (such as contract instructors) to perform tasks on our behalf and we may need to share your information with them to provide products and services to you, in which case we do so under conditions of confidentiality and only to the extent necessary for the purpose at hand.
- BrainStation may also share your information to provide products or services you’ve requested or when we have your permission, such as when you use the BrainStation service to log in to a third-party web site.
- We will also disclose information if we are required to under a law enforcement investigation or in response to a subpoena, in which case we will try and limit disclosure while complying with our legal obligations.
What we do with your information
When you register for BrainStation we ask for information that may include your name, company name, email address, billing address, credit card information and perhaps some demographic information. BrainStation uses the information we collect for these general purposes: to provide and support products and services including course instruction, billing, identification and authentication and security purposes, product and service improvement, contact, research, and follow up sales and marketing.
The security of your personal information and data that you store on our service is important to us. We encrypt the transmission of personal information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and AES-256 encryption. We follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage method is completely secure. While we endeavor to use commercially acceptable methods and standards to protect your personal information, we are unable guarantee absolute security.
Client Data Storage
BrainStation uses third party data storage services that use industry-standard security to store personal information including User Data that you submit to our service. BrainStation does not claim any ownership or right to use your Personal Information or User Data and you retain all rights to your data except as provided for in our standard Terms and Conditions
A cookie is a small portion of data that may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Computers that access our website is assigned a different cookie by us which we use to track visitors to our web site. You are able in the privacy settings on your computer or browser to prohibit cookies.
Google Analytics and Remarketing, Web Site Metrics and Analytics
We may use a service from Google called Google Analytics (GA) or similar services from other service providers, which permit us to reach people who have visited our site previously, and display to them relevant advertisements when they visit other sites across the Internet that belong to the Google Display Network. This is called ‘remarketing’.
Cookies can be used to track your session on our or another website and serve customized advertising from Google and different third party vendors. When you visit a website you may look at advertisements posted on that site by Google or other third parties. Through first-party and third-party cookies, the third parties may collect information about you while you are visiting the website and other websites and use this data to show you advertisements on this website and across the Internet based on your sites visited on the Internet. For this activity, we do not collect this information or control the content of the advertisements that you will see; it is controlled by third parties such as Google.
We may use similar analytic tools for BrainStation products and services in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Opting Out, Managing Your Personal Information
You can access and control your customer registration and encrypted personal data directly in your BrainStation account. You may be able to opt out of personalized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/) and/or the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (http://www.google.ca/ads/preferences/plugin/).
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a set of security requirements managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, a joint effort of the payment brands, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by merchants and service providers.
BrainStation reserves the right to modify our privacy statement at any time, so please review it from time to time. If we make significant changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by a notice on our homepage so you continue to be aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
For more information please contact [email protected].
Updated: January, 2015