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Privacy Policy for PLATO® Web Products

PLATO Learning is committed to protecting your privacy; this policy explains our collection of and use of your personally identifiable information. You should always check the privacy policy of each Web site you visit.

Your Consent
By using PLATO® Web Products you agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy policy. Collection, use, and disclosure of information is governed in accordance with the terms stated in this policy.

Information Tracking
In some instances when using these products, users may be asked to enter a first and last name and grade level. PLATO Learning will not collect any information without the user's express consent.

PLATO Learning uses a software technology called "cookies" to create a personalized web experince. A cookie is simply an HTTP header that consists of a text-only string that gets entered into the memory of a browser. This string contains the domain, path, lifetime, and value of a variable that a website sets. If the lifetime of this variable is longer than the time the user spends at that site, then this string is saved to file for future reference. Cookies remember your Web Learning Network account number upon returning to the site. We do not use cookies to retrieve any other type of information from our users.

We do track certain information, such as courseware and site usage. These data are used to analyze trends and for internal statistical purposes only. No personal information is stored or used in any way as a result of this tracking, nor is this information disseminated to any third parties.

Security Measures
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure storage of your information on private network servers not available by direct web addresses. All user information and coursework data are encoded and transmitted through session keys to insure that no one other than PLATO Learning can read the transmitted information.

Also, PLATO Learning periodically holds security audits to make sure we are doing everything possible to secure this data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, PLATO Learning can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of your Personally Identifiable Information
In certain cases you may choose to give us personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your name, name of school, grade level and e-mail address in response to specific requests. This information is never passed to third parties, only user ID's may be passed to third parties in order to seamlessly integrate their product with the PLATO Web Learning Network. PLATO Learning is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties and you should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information to them. Personally identifiable information retained by PLATO Learning will be used only for internal purposes such as tracking site and courseware usage.

We do not allow children under 13 to provide any direct personally identifiable information (for example, name address, or school information); all such information will be collected solely from teachers and/or administrators. Such personal information provided by teachers and/or parents will be available only to the teacher and administrator, the student, and the student's parent or guardian.

Exceptions to this practice would only occur if PLATO Learning is sold to a third party or it is declared bankrupt or insolvent. In those instances, use of the user's personally identifiable information will be determined by either a court, other governing body, or the acquiring entity.

Deletion Procedure and Access to Data Collected
If a user wishes to be deleted from the system or have data previously entered into the system deleted or edited, this can only be done by submitting such a request to your school or institution's teacher or administrator.

About Children Under 13
PLATO Learning encourages parental involvement, and encourages parental consent before students under the age of 13 use these web products. Parents should provide verifiable consent by filling out the parental consent form and returning it to their child's teacher, school or institution, who will then verify that written parental consent has been given.

Links to other Web sites
This and other PLATO Learning Web sites contain links to other third party Web sites. PLATO Learning, Inc. is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
If this privacy policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. Since this policy may change from time to time, please refer to it regularly. This privacy policy was last updated on June28, 2002.

Contact Information
Please contact us at privacy@plato.com if you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy. You can also contact us by general mail or phone detailed below.

General Mail:

PLATO Learning, Inc.
10801 Nesbitt Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55437

Toll-Free Number:

1-800-869-2200
General comments about our Web site can be directed to our Webmaster at web.comments@plato.com.
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