ShareLearnInspire Privacy Policy

Updated July 2007

At, we are committed to maintaining your privacy and trust. This privacy policy explains how we collect, protect, use, and share information about you, including on our Web site, and/or through your participation in We hope this information increases your confidence in and enhances your experience on this Web site. Please see the separate Policies and Terms of Use which serve as the agreement between and its users.

1. Traffic Data. collects the following information from you automatically when you visit this site:

  1. The name of the domain through which you access the Internet (for example, if you use America Online);
  2. The date and time you access our site;
  3. The Internet address from which you linked to the site (the Web page you "clicked" from to get to;
  4. The unique Internet address of the computer you used to access our site;
  5. Your browser (i.e., Internet Explorer 5.5); and
  6. The operating system of your computer (i.e., Microsoft Windows NT 4.0). uses this information to administer and improve your experience on, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather broad demographic information.

2. Personal Information Collects. You do not have to submit a story to to visit the Web site and access much of our content and services. However, in order to submit a story to, you need to provide the following information:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your email address; and
  3. Your ZIP code.

3. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies. To help make sure you receive information that is relevant to you, uses data "cookies." These cookies are small data files stored on your computer which identify you as a previous visitor to the site and help personalize your experience when you arrive. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. You can instruct your browser not to accept cookies. However, if you disable this function, you will not be able to use some of the features on and its e-mail newsletters contain "web beacons". Web beacons allow to count users that have visited a web page or opened an email that contains a web beacon. Using this information, is able to measure the effectiveness of its advertising and how visitors use its site. This allows to learn what pages are most attractive to its visitors, which parts of its site are the most interesting and what kind of offers its members like to see. Some of the web beacons that are in place on are used only by, and other web beacons are from its vendors and advertisers who use this data to assist in analyzing how visitors use the site. In addition, has agreements with various affiliate networks that promote on their affiliate Web sites. These affiliate advertisers may use web beacons in their advertisements to track users who click through from the affiliate Web site to the Web site.

4. Uses of Information. At, everything we do, including how we handle your personal information, is designed to show how much we value our visitors. Your information assists us in understanding the kinds of benefits and services that may suit our visitors' needs and interests. Other than as described herein, we do not share your personal information with any third parties outside of our existing and potential partners. partners with a number of companies, which are listed on our Web site and our emails. may share individually identifying information about you with these partners so that they can augment their customer files, deliver products or services that you have requested, or perform market research. However,'s partners will only use your individually identifying information to send direct solicitations if you agree to receive them or if you are an existing customer or become a customer of these companies. On occasion, will share information about its members with potential partners, but this information will only be used in an aggregated form or limited to research purposes to determine the feasibility of a future partnership arrangement. may send regular newsletters and other correspondence to you. After you register for, you may receive communications from us including those in which we may describe specific offers from our partners, as well as news and updates related to You may opt out of receiving correspondence by opting-out of receiving future emails as described at the bottom of each communication from

5. Third Party Offers. On occasion, is able to offer you special products or services through a relationship with a third party. In those cases, the offer will be brought to you by and fulfilled by the third party. If you accept the offer, you will become a customer of the company that is fulfilling the offer and will not have control over their use of the information that you provide to them when you accept the offer. contains links to other sites. It is possible for you to receive information directly from our partners and other companies if you access them through a link on or if you go directly to their Web sites. Once you are on their sites, any data that you supply to these partners, for example, to obtain information or buy products directly from them is beyond's reach and will be the responsibility of each of the linked-to entities and not is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Web sites or any other sites linked to or referenced on may receive requests to transfer information for legal purposes. will disclose the identities of its users to comply with law or a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or other legal proceeding. also may disclose personal information in order to enforce its rights under its agreement with its members or to protect the rights, property and safety of its members, employees and partners, including exchanging information for fraud and theft protection.

6. Children's Privacy. None of's products or services is intended for purchase by children. Further, members must be 18 years old or older to submit information to Accordingly, does not knowingly, either offline or online, collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy. We will inform you if we substantially modify the way we handle your personally identifiable information by posting a notice on the Web site, and we will give you the opportunity to opt-out of whether we use your information in a different manner than described above. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy always will be posted on the Web site.

8. Contacting Us. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the practices of this Web site, please contact: .

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