1. General Policy
2. Collection and Use of Personal Information
Population Education uses the Site to provide a means for students to submit entries to a student video contest. In order to submit a video for consideration, students must provide certain personal information, including name, grade, date of birth, home address, school name and address, email and phone number. This personal information is only used by Population Education staff to verify student eligibility for the contest and to communicate with students during the contest period from submission through the judging process.
3. Additional Disclosure to Protect People or Property or As Required by Law.
4. Web Data and Cookies
In addition to your personal information, Population Education may also collect standard Web server traffic pattern information generated by your use of the Site. General traffic, site usage, and length-of-stay information may be collected and stored in log files for the purpose of improving the user experience. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.
This Site contains links to websites and resources maintained by other individuals and organizations. Population Education is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any of these other web site. Note also that the linked site may collect personal information from you when you link to their site and that this collecting of information is not subject to the control of Population Education. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the site you visit by linking from this Site.
6. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. We collect or maintain information at the Site from persons under age 16 only for the limited purposes of allowing interested students to submit entries for the Student Video Contest and to access other educational content. Students under the age of 16 must obtain the consent or authorization of a parent or guardian before entering the contest or entering any personal information. Students selected as finalists for the Student Video Contest must submit a signed Parent Permission Form in order to be eligible to be selected as a winner. Winners of the Student Video Contest will be posted on the Site, including the winning video submission and the student’s name and school. We may also use winners’ names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes. Other student personal information will be kept private and not disclosed to any third party.
Any person who provides Personal Information through this Site represents to us that he or she is 16 years of age or older, or has obtained the consent or authorization of a parent or guardian. If Population Education learns that personal information has been collected from a user under 16 years of age on or through this site without the consent or authorization of a parent or guardian, then Population Education will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted.
7. Storage and Retention of Personal Information
Your information collected through the Site is stored and processed on servers in the United States. Users in the European Union should be aware that their data will be transferred to the United States and that the European Commission has not found United States law to adequately protect the rights of data subjects. Population Education takes reasonable precautions to ensure that all processing activities conducted on our behalf are compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under that regulation, EU users who believe their data has been misused have the right to lodge a complaint with their Member State’s supervisory authority.
In all cases, data will be stored only for as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Data provided by users on the contest entry form is stored for one year following the contest on a backup server.
8. Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can contact Population Education by email at [email protected] to inquire if we are keeping personal information about you. If we do have personal information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such personal information at no charge. Factual errors in your personal information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending an email to [email protected]opulationconnection.org with a request for such a change that credibly shows our error.
You may always opt out of receiving some or all communications from us by unsubscribing from our email list or updating your email preferences. You can also update your email preferences here. To remove any personal information from our database, send an e-mail to [email protected] with the word “remove” in the subject line.
9. Security Statement
In an effort to safeguard your personal information, Population Education takes all reasonable precautions to protect the information provided through the Site or otherwise in its possession. The complete site runs under a security certificate and all data passed is encrypted. The site employs Brute Force Attack monitoring and blocking and a website application firewall. Hourly malware scans with bot monitoring and blocking is in place, as is Google analytics and all tracking data anonymization. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
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This document was last updated on September 22, 2022.