Last updated: November 21, 2013
Information Users Give Us: Examples of information you provide to us are when you search, register for our computer science educational offerings, post on our site, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with user services. For example, you provide information when you search for curriculum; provide information about yourself for the account you establish, which may include age, gender, occupation, zip code, area code and other locationinformation; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; provide student information when opening a school account; participate in discussion boards or in chat rooms. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; content of communications with us, including e-mails; personal description and photographs in our section that is personalized about you.
Opt out - You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may be prevented from using some or all of our services. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your user communication preferences by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in our emails or by adjusting the notification options on our website.
Opt-out - A number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously. Although we will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience at Code.org if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these tools exist. Also, the Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of Code.org’s features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Information from Other Sources: Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our mailing address records and deliver curriculum or other materials you order from us; account information, search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the web search features offered on our website; and search results and links. In students are participating in one of our school programs, we may receive personal information from teachers or administrators at the school.
Examples of information you can access easily at Code.org include up-to-date information regarding your recent activity; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, and address book); e-mail notification settings (including alerts and notifications); and a personalized area about you, including your posted computer programs, reviews of others, requests, and recommendations, personal profile and photographs.
Our Internal Use: We use information you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future features, improving our website and for communicating directly with you.
Public Reporting on Student Use and Performance: We may publish anonymized information about users and individual performances, however, we will never publically disclose any individual personal information (not even age or location). Data about student performance will remain anonymous, but aggregated anonymous data may reported by age, location, gender and similiar criteria. If a student is participating in a school program, personal performance and test information may be shared with the student’s teacher and school administration, but not with others.
Affiliated Organizations We Do Not Control: We work closely with schools, teachers and affiliated organizations. As stated above, we provide information to those organizations, but Code.org does not control how that information is later used by them or shared with others.
Others: We may also disclose personal information about you in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale, in which case we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to prevent Code.org from sharing the information.
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Code.org gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with Code.org for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information.
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of some Code.org features.
You can add or update certain information on pages. When you update information, we usually preserve a copy of the prior version for our internal records.
Code.org does not sell products or services for purchase by children. If you are under 13, you may use Code.org only through the involvement of your school, your teacher, a parent or legal guardian. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child without having received the necessary consent, we will take steps to delete that information as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or concern about privacy at Code.org, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it.