Privacy Policy

MITE respects your privacy. MITE does not collect personally identifiable information about you on Hippocampus or any other Site unless you voluntarily provide it, such as when you create an account on HippoCampus or the NROC Network, send feedback to MITE, or respond to a survey. If you voluntarily provide your email address or other contact information, we might also use it to inform you of changes to MITE, NROC, or HippoCampus, to survey you about your use or opinion of the Sites, or to ask for your support. At your request, we will remove your contact information from our files.

We do not make your contact information or any other personally identifiable information available to anyone outside MITE or its service providers (who use the information only for authorized MITE purposes) unless we are legally required to do so.

In addition to the above, we collect certain anonymous (non-personally identifiable) information to help us improve the HippoCampus web site and to evaluate the access and use of HippoCampus materials and the impact of HippoCampus on the educational community:

--We collect information you provide about your use of and satisfaction with HippoCampus through email you send us, through the HippoCampus feedback form, and through HippoCampus surveys, whether or not you voluntarily include your contact information.      

--We may use web analysis tools that are built into the HippoCampus web site to measure and collect anonymous session information.      

--We also use "cookies" to improve your HippoCampus web experience and to collect anonymous information about how you use HippoCampus. However, cookies are not required for HippoCampus use. If your browser is configured not to accept cookies, you will still be able to access HippoCampus and its content. These cookies do not and cannot provide HippoCampus.org or MITE with any personally identifiable information about an Internet user.

When we report information about HippoCampus access, use, and impact, we report aggregate, non-personally identifiable data. Occasionally, we report quoted feedback from users. We do not attribute feedback to specific individuals unless we obtain permission to use that person's name along with the feedback.

Commercial or External Links

The appearance of hyperlinks within HippoCampus.org does not constitute endorsement by HippoCampus or the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education. Please note that once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Optional User Accounts

For those wishing to create a free instructor account on HippoCampus.org, we request personally identifiable information related to the user’s teaching position, including name, email address, position, school name, state, and subject of interest. We do not collect postal addresses or phone numbers. HippoCampus.org and MITE may use that information to email account holders to let them know about updates to the site or new collections that have been added, or to request the user’s input about the site’s usefulness and how it might be improved.

Security of Information

We follow 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 method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Although we do not share personally identifiable information with third parties, we reserve the right to disclose your 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 site.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

HippoCampus.org and MITE may find it necessary to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted at this site. Except as otherwise required by law, any modifications made to this Privacy Policy will not materially affect the privacy of data collected by HippoCampus.org or MITE prior to the effective date of the policy change. By using this website you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy set forth herein. We may make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage you to review our website and these terms periodically for any updates or changes. Your continued access or use of our website shall be deemed your acceptance of these changes and the reasonableness of these standards for notice of changes. If you do not agree and/or no longer agree to be bound by the terms of our Privacy Policy, you may not use and must immediately cease your use of the website. The terms of our Privacy Policy (and any additional Terms of Use set forth on this website) constitute the entire agreement between you and Hippocampus.org and MITE with respect to the website. If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy, contact us at info@montereyinstitute.org.