It is the policy of Factmonster to respect the privacy of our on-line visitors and to ensure that all of our visitors can use our site safely. To this end, we adhere to the following standards:
- We do not rent or sell any of the information we collect from our users.
- We record the number of visitors to various areas within our site, but this information can not be linked back to you as an individual.
- We will not send unsolicited email messages to you. If you have signed up to receive email regarding site news and updates, each email message will contain instructions for removing your name from our mailing list.
- If you are under 13, we will notify a parent or guardian if you have signed up to receive newsletters from us via email.
Notes on the Information We Collect and How it is Used
All of our registration forms give you the opportunity to register for our Newsletter. If the user is under the age of 13, we collect the email address of a parent or guardian so that we can send notification that he/she has signed up for the Newsletter. This message contains a link that the parent can click to cancel the Newsletter subscription.
We do not require registration to use the Homework Center, but users must register if they want to ask our Homework Helpers a question. The following information is collected: A user name (An anonymous nickname; no last names), Email address (For notifying user when answer is ready), Age (To ensure that the answer is targeted to the appropriate grade level), Gender, and Zip Code. Gender and zip code information are not linked to the identity of the user.
From time to time, Factmonster runs contests such as Almanac giveaways, which draw winners out of our pool of email addresses. Due to privacy regulations, we can not use the email addresses of children under the age of 13 in these contests.