ST NICHOLAS TRAINING CENTRE FOR THE MONTESSORI METHOD OF EDUCATION LTD (CHARITY, MSN)
AND ST NICHOLAS MONTESSORI TRAINING LIMITED
(MONTESSORI CENTRE INTERNATIONAL – MCI)
USERNAMES AND POSTINGS: Comments or other information posted by you to our forums, wikis or other areas of the Site designed for public communications or communications among registered class members may be viewed and downloaded by others who visit the Site. For this reason, we encourage you to use discretion when deciding whether to post any information that can be used to identify you to those forums (or other public or classwide areas).
If you do not agree with these terms, then please do not access, browse, or register for the Site. If you choose not to provide us with certain information required to provide you with various services offered on our Site, you may not be able to establish a user account and we may not be able to provide you with those services.
We endeavour to limit the collection of Personal Information to what we need with respect to specific Site activities in order to satisfy business, legal, or regulatory requirements. Montessori does not currently collect financial information from you; however, if you choose to purchase a course, webinar or other service from our site, you will be directed to our third party payment processor; and the submission of your payment information will be subject to the terms found at the payment landing page accessible via MSN Terms of Service.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT: We collect information, including Personal Information (described above), when you sign up for a user account, participate in online courses, register for a paid certificate, send us email messages and/or participate in our public forums. We also collect certain usage information about student performance and patterns of learning. In addition, we track information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used.
We may log the IP address, operating system, and browser software used by each user of the Site, and we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. Various web analytics tools are used to collect this information. Some of the information is collected through cookies (small text files placed on your computer that store information about you, which can be accessed by the Site). You should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, many functions and conveniences of this Site may not work properly.
USE AND DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES: Among other things, we provide courses and training through MSN (the "Members") and may use the information about you collected through the Site (including your Personal Information) in connection with the following. In cases where we share or disclose your Personal Information:
• To enable the Members to provide, administer, and improve the courses. • To help us and the Members improve MSN offerings, both individually (e.g., by course staff when working with a student) and in aggregate, and to individualise the experience and to evaluate the access and use of the Site and the impact of MSN on the worldwide educational community. • For purposes of scientific research, particularly, for example, in the areas of cognitive science and education. • For the purpose for which you specifically provided the information, for example, to respond to a specific inquiry or provide you with access to the specific course content and/or services you select. • To track both individual and aggregate attendance, progress and completion of an online course, and to analyse statistics on student performance and how students learn. • To monitor and detect violations of the Honour Code, the Terms of Service, as well as other misuses and potential misuses of the Site. • To publish information, but not Personal Information, gathered about MSN access, use, impact, and student performance. • To send you updates about online courses offered by MSN or other events, to send you communications about products or services of MSN, MSN affiliates, or selected business partners that may be of interest to you, or to send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates. • To archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you. • To maintain and improve the functioning and security of the Site and our software, systems, and network. • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent. • To authenticate your identity when you register for a paid certificate. • To process refunds, as applicable.
In addition, we may share aggregated information that does not personally identify you with the public and with third parties, including but not limited to researchers and business partners.
SECURITY: MSN has a duty to protect Personal Information in its possession or control. This is done through a variety of privacy and security policies, processes, and procedures, including administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the Personal Information that it creates, receives, maintains, or transmits. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure; and therefore, MSN cannot guarantee its absolute security.
PRIVACY CONCERNS: If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the information we maintain about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 16 July 2018