Privacy Statement

Infiniscope provides online information and services to students, employees and the public to supplement services provided on campus. This privacy statement provides information required by Arizona law about privacy, confidentiality and related policies for individuals who use our Web sites and online services. Individual Web sites may provide additional information about privacy. ACD 125 (ASU Computer, Internet and Electronic Communications Policy) provides additional information about the use of computing and communications systems at ASU and is available at www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd125.html.

Additionally, Infiniscope and Arizona State University are committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. The Federal Trade Commission provides more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act at www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html.

The Infiniscope Web site contains links to external Web sites. Infiniscope is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those sites not housed on Infiniscope servers. For sites not housed on Infiniscope servers, we recommend that users review applicable privacy practices and policies. For more information on privacy at ASU visit: http://www.asu.edu/privacy/. Addendum privacy statements are provided below.

Information Collected

Personal Information:

Our web site does not require a user to register in order to use our resources. However, there are areas where a user may choose to enter personal information (such as name and e-mail address, or a username and password).

This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the use to provide demographic information and we do not collect unique identifiers (such as Social Security number).

If you choose to provide Infiniscope and/or our technology partner, Smart Sparrow Inc., with personally-identifiable information–by sending us an e-mail message or by filling out an online form and submitting it to us through our Web site–please be aware that we may use the information to improve our service to you, respond to your request, or send you relevant marketing information. Your message could be saved in an electronic database or forwarded, in print or as e-mail, to others within Infiniscope or its affiliated and subsidiary operations who may be better able to help you. Except as required by law, we do not share our e-mail with outside organizations.

Please note that e-mail is not secure from interception, so senders cannot expect privacy. This also applies to sending online forms, unless the form is secure. If you would rather not submit information via email, you may wish to send it by traditional mail or courier instead to the following address:

School of Earth & Space Exploration

ETX Center

PO Box 871404

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ  85287-1404
 

Automatically Collected Information:

Infiniscope collects no personally-identifiable information about you when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we do collect and store certain other information automatically that does not identify you personally. We automatically collect:

the Internet domain. For example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain;

the Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer you are using whenever you access the Internet (e.g., 123.456.789.012), whether it is yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) through which you access our Web site;

  • the type of browser and operating system used to access our Web site;
  • the date and time you access our Web site;
  • the pages on our Web site that you access;
  • the address of a referring Web site (if you linked to our site from another Web site).

We use this information in the form of summary statistics to help us make our Web site more useful to our clients and visitors, such as assessing what information is of most and least interest, and for other purposes such as determining the Web site’s design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

This information is NOT shared with anyone except Infiniscope and its affiliated and subsidiary operations, as applicable.

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are retained as required for security and site management purposes only.
 

Children’s Online Activities and Programs:

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs operators of Websites directed toward children under 13 years old that collect information from the children, or operators who know that they collect information from children under the age of 13. Requirements include posting a notice stating the information collected and its intended use; obtaining verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian before collecting, using or disclosing personal information from a child under the age of 13; and giving the parent or guardian the ability to review the submitted information and to prevent further collection or use of the information.

We collect no information about you or your child, other than that detailed in the previous section, when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide information to us. When an Infiniscope Web site needs to collect information about a child under 13 years old, COPPA required information and instructions will be provided by the specific Web page that collects information about the child. The Web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it and how long it will be kept.

There are several exceptions that permit collection of a child’s personal information without receiving parental consent in advance:

  • Collecting the child’s name and parent’s name and email address to provide the parents with notice and to seek consent for communications with the child.
  • Collecting the child’s email address in order to respond to a one time request from a child.
  • Collecting the child’s email address to respond more than once to a child’s request; i.e., subscription to a newsletter, so long as the parent or guardian is notified after the first communication from the child to give the parent or guardian the opportunity to opt out of the information submitted by the child and cease communications from the Web site operator.
  • Collecting the child’s information in order to protect the safety of a child who is participating on the site; i.e., in a chat room. The operator needs to give notice to the parent.
  • Collecting the child’s information for the sole purpose of protecting the Web site, take precautions against liability or to respond to law enforcement; i.e., in the case of a Web site compromise.
  • Personal information about a child under 13 years of age may be needed to respond to his/her communication to us, such as to receive a poster or to acquire information for a school project. Personal information about your child will be destroyed immediately upon completion of its intended purpose. On rare occasions, it may be determined that a communication from a child under 13 years old should be maintained for historical purposes. Should such an occasion occur, Infiniscope will obtain the necessary consent from the child’s parent.

Finally, we provide many on-line tools and services in support of Infiniscope’s mission. A child under 13 years old may inadvertently provide personal information to one of these services. If this should happen, the information about the child will be deleted immediately upon discovery.

Security:

For site security purposes and to ensure that this Web service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials.

Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on Infiniscope servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

You expressly acknowledge that security risks are an inherent risk of doing business on the Internet. In particular, you acknowledge that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications of yours. Although Infiniscope intends to use industry standard practices for securing the Site, you acknowledge that Infiniscope does not warrant or represent that information communicated to or from the Site will be free from tampering or interception by third parties. In particular, and notwithstanding any other provision in the Terms of Use, Infiniscope does not warrant that information communicated to or from the Site shall not be disclosed to third parties or otherwise remain private.