The Media Education Foundation has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the web site located at the URL www.mediaed.org.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. MEDIA EDUCATION FOUNDATION reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the site
  2. Who collects such information
  3. How such information is used
  4. With whom your information may be shared
  5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information
  6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control, and
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the Media Education Foundation by sending an email to privacy@mediaed.org with “Privacy Policy” in your subject line.

Our No Spam Policy:
We do not share email addresses with any other individual or organization. The only emails you will receive from us will be about the Media Education Foundation films and activities. In addition, you can unsubscribe at any time.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not share email addresses with any other organizations or individuals. However in some instances, we may share mailing lists with like-minded organizations. If you would prefer that we not share that information, simply contact us at privacy@mediaed.org.

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”:
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while you are browsing. Cookies are pieces of information that some web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many web sites. Use of cookies makes web-browsing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.
Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

Security:
All information provided to the Media Education Foundation is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Media Education Foundation. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Tell-A-Friend:
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Media Education Foundation will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. Media Education Foundation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Other Web Sites:
Our site contains links to other seb sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another seb site for which Media Education Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Web Site:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:

Media Education Foundation
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA 01060
You can also send an email to: privacy@mediaed.org.