The majority of the following principles apply to the personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. "Personally identifying information" is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address or email address.
Information Collected/Tracked by PITC
This refers to information not directly submitted by users to PITC. This is information we collect that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all users to the site. We use your server, IP address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of Politics in the Classroom.
Information Submitted to PITC
Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks
- Profile information as well as a username and optional photo are displayed to people in the PITC forums, to support the function of these political forums as a community where users can discuss various political topics.
- NOTE: When posting in the 'put your professor on record' area (not in the PITC forums), the poster remains anonymous unless he or she identifies himself or herself in the post.
- Your email address, name, and any other personal information you provide will not be disclosed with other users unless you choose to specify this information in your Politics in the Classroom Forum profile.
- We may also use a user's email address to send updates or news regarding our site, but the user may choose not to receive this email by following the opt out instructions contained within the email.
As a matter of policy, except where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not rent, sell, share, trade or give away any of your personal information unless required by law or for the protection of your membership. However, PITC may share profile information and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties in order to present to members more targeted advertising, products and services. In such situations, we will never disclose information that could be used to personally identify you.
PITC does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except under the following circumstances:
- We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
This site may contain links to other websites. These links are often placed by our users in message board areas and in posts and comments regarding professors. Please be aware that PITC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other Web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by PoliticsintheClassroom.com.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
PITC users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as their forum Profile.
Put Your Professors on Record Feature
If a user chooses to put a professor's comments and/or actions on record here, the user understands that this information is the sole property of Politics in the Classroom. The user will not be able to directly edit this information, but will be able to contact PITC if they feel the information provided is in any way offensive or inappropriate.
Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. This includes both other members and nonmembers. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
- Your PITC account is password-protected. In addition, we take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
- We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.
Users who no longer wish to receive updates or news may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the email.
Changes to this Policy
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Politics in the Classroom by filling out and submitting a feedback form.