meaningfulWork.com

Statement of Policy
on
Individual Privacy

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meaningfulWork.com has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at: http://www.meaningfulwork.com/

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Cookies

Our main website doesn't currently use cookies. However, our virtual classroom software does. The cookies used within the virtual classroom save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, and to help the classroom server provide key functions during your attendance. Private information collected in the virtual classroom is not shared beyond that environment.

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Advertisers

We participate in a link exchange that sometimes places outside display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. Cookies generated by banner ads or link exchanges are collected by the company placing the ad or link, and we do not have access to this information.

Some of the data we collect is shared, in an aggregated form only, with organizations with whom we exchange advertising links.

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Registration Forms

Our site's registration forms sometimes require you to give us contact information (like your name, email, and postal address), financial information (like your bank account or credit card numbers), unique identifiers (like your social security number or birthdate), and demographic information (like your zip code, age, or income level).

Contact information from these registration forms is used to provide you access to your purchases or to send you information about our company. Your contact information is also sometimes used to send promotional material from some of our link exchange partners or from our commercial affiliates and to get in touch with you when necessary.

You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Financial information that is collected is used to check the your qualifications for registration and to better understand the aggregated population that we are serving.

Unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) are collected to verify your identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.
This information is shared with link exchange advertisers or commercial affiliates on an aggregate basis. We use this data to tailor your experience at our site showing you content that we think you might be interested in, and displaying the content according to your preferences.

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Order Forms

Our site also uses order forms for you to request information, products, and services. We collect contact information (like your email address), financial information (like your account or credit card numbers), unique identifiers (like you social security number or birthdate), and demographic information (like your zip code, age, or income level).

Contact information from the order forms is used to ship your purchases or send information about our company and to send promotional material from some of our link exchange partners or commercial affiliates. You contact information is also used to get in touch with you when necessary.

You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Financial information that is collected is used to check you qualifications for ordering, to bill you for products and services, and as a part of the aggregate data we evaluate to better serve you.

Unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) are collected to verify your identity or for use as account numbers in our record system.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.
This information is shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis. We use this data to tailor your experience at our site showing you content that we think you might be interested in, and displaying the content according to your preferences.

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Surveys

Our online surveys ask you for contact information (like email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), unique identifiers (like social security number), and demographic information (like zip code, age, or income level).

Contact and financial information from the surveys is also used to better understand the aggregate demographics of our visitor population.

You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Unique identifiers (such as social security numbers) are collected to verify your identity.

Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site.
This information is shared with link exchange advertisers and commercial affiliates on an aggregate basis. We use this data to tailor your experience at our site showing you content that we think you might be interested in and displaying the content according to your preferences.

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External Links

This site contains links to other sites. meaningfulWork.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites although we do recommend to many sites with whom we exchange links that they also post a privacy statement on their websites..

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Special Relationships

We have several special relationships that allow us to provide services and information we think you may find useful. These relationships include advertising link exchanges and commercial affiliates who share any revenue they generate from their links on our site with us (for example, we are an Amazon.com associate and collect 5% of all revenues generated by customers who link to Amazon.com from our site.) We also use several services including Web page generators, free email, and other types of services or information that are actually owned by companies other than meaningfulWork.com. In general, we do now and intend to continue to cultivate special relationships with content providers, business partners, and cobranded sites that serve the identified needs of our visitors. We will collect a wide variety of information in order to determine your needs but the sharing will be limited to aggregate information only.

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Public Forums

This site makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

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Children's Guidelines

We care about children and understand that they have special privacy needs. Therefore, we have adopted the following privacy policy regarding children:

  1. We will NOT collect, use, or distribute to third parties personally identifiable information without prior verifiable parental consent.
  2. We will NOT give the child access to unmonitored chat rooms, message boards, email accounts, or other services that would give the child the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable information without prior verifiable parental consent.
  3. When verifiable parental consent is not obtained, we will only use the online contact information (such as email) to:
    1. Respond directly to the child's request on a one-time basis and not use that information to re-contact the child for other purposes.
    2. Request the name or online contact information of a parent for the purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing parental notification.
    3. Respond more than once directly to a specific request from a child (such as in the case where a child requests a newsletter subscription) and not used to re-contact the child for other purposes. We will use our best efforts to provide parental notification, which will include the nature and intended use as well as an opportunity for the parent to prevent the use of the information and participation in the activity.
  4. We will NOT entice the child to divulge more information than is needed to participate in any activity, game, or service.
  5. We will provide the parent a description of the specific types of a personally identifiable information collected from their child upon request. We will allow the parent to refuse further use or future online collection of personally identifiable information and provide a way for a parent to obtain any personally identifiable information collected from their child.
  6. We will provide notice to children in age appropriate terms of what personally identifiable information is to be collected.
  7. We will NOT provide any links to websites that are unsuitable for children.
  8. We will encourage children to get their parent's permission before sharing personal information online.

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Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving promotional/marketing information from our partners, and us

  1. You can send email to optout@meaningfulwork.com
  2. You can visit the following URL: http://www.meaningfulwork.com/contact.html
  3. You can send mail to the following postal address:
    601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite E, Box 433, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
  4. You can call the following telephone number: 415-648-2667

Data Quality/Access

This site gives you the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:

  1. You can send email to corrections@meaningfulwork.com
  2. You can visit the following URL: http://www.meaningfulwork.com/contact.html
  3. You can send mail to the following postal address:
    601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite E, Box 433, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
  4. You can call the following telephone number: 415-648-2667

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:

claude[at]meaningfulwork[dot]com

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