Privacy Policy

NOTICE: On May 20, 2018, Rock Cellar adopted an amended Privacy Policy, providing as follows:

Rock Cellar cares about the confidentiality and security of your information. This Privacy Policy applies to information that Rock Cellar collects through the Rock Cellar Site when you interact with Rock Cellar, with subscribers, with other users, and generally with the Rock Cellar Site.

Your information is received and controlled by Rock Cellar according to this Privacy Policy when you sign up for a Rock Cellar account or otherwise use the Rock Cellar Site.

★ Rock Cellar is solely and independently responsible for its own privacy practices. No subscriber is responsible for Rock Cellar’s privacy practices.

★ Each Subscriber is solely and independently responsible for its own privacy practices. No Subscriber is responsible for another Subscriber’s privacy practices. Also, Rock Cellar is not responsible for any Subscriber’s privacy practices.

If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, then please do not access, browse, or register/sign-up for the Rock Cellar Site. If you choose not to provide certain information required to provide you with various products and services offered on the Rock Cellar Site, then you may not be able to establish a user account or obtain those products or services.

Any version of this Privacy Policy in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language version will control if there is any conflict.

This Privacy Policy is organized as follows:

Information that Rock Cellar collects from you (including Personal Information)

Cookies and Tracking Technologies on the Rock Cellar Site

How your information is used

How your information is shared

How to manage your Personal Information

Storage & Security

Privacy Policy updates

Contact information

Glossary

Information that Rock Cellar Collects from You (Including Personal Information)

Rock Cellar directly collects information when you:

sign up for a Rock Cellar user account and create a Rock Cellar user profile;

enroll and participate in online courses;

purchase a product or service;

send email messages to Rock Cellar;

participate in user surveys; and

participate in public forums, webinars, and other interactive experiences on the Rock Cellar Site.

Rock Cellar also indirectly collects usage information about your visit to the Rock Cellar Site, as explained in the section below titled Cookies and Tracking Technologies.

Rock Cellar does not itself collect or store financial account numbers or identification issued by a governmental entity, employer, or other authority. Instead, if you choose to make a purchase on the Rock Cellar Site you will be directed to Rock Cellar’s third-party payment processor and Rock Cellar’s third-party ID verification service provider. If you do not wish to submit the required authentication or payment information, then you will not be able to complete your purchase via the Rock Cellar Site.

To the extent that Rock Cellar associates the information that Rock Cellar collects directly or indirectly with an individual (for example, you), the association is based on Personal Information in your account profile.

You may voluntarily choose to share additional Personal Information on the Rock Cellar Site.

Rock Cellar encourages you to use discretion before voluntarily sharing additional Personal Information on the Rock Cellar Site. (If you later choose to delete your Rock Cellar account, deletion of your Personal Information will be subject to the process and limits outlined below.)

Cookies and Tracking Technologies on the Rock Cellar Site

Like many companies, Rock Cellar uses Cookies and other common Tracking Technologies on the Rock Cellar Site and in email communications to help Rock Cellar better understand your use and needs of the Rock Cellar Site, current and future Rock Cellar-related products and services, and how Rock Cellar can improve. For example:

based on your cookie settings, Rock Cellar tracks information indicating, among other things, which pages of the Rock Cellar Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used;

Rock Cellar may log the IP address, operating system, and browser software (including mobile use and device type when you use Rock Cellar native mobile apps) you used when accessing the Rock Cellar Site, and Rock Cellar may be able to determine from an IP address your Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of your point of connectivity; and

Rock Cellar may track and collect information from emails that Rock Cellar sends to you, for example whether you opened the email or clicked on any links from the email.

Rock Cellar also partners with third parties to help us track and understand your activity on the Rock Cellar Site, how you interact with Rock Cellar’s social media, and how you find or may be referred to the Rock Cellar Site.

Rock Cellar uses Cookies and other Tracking Technologies for the following purposes:

when necessary for system administration, security, and integrity to ensure the Rock Cellar Site works properly for you. Without these technologies, the Rock Cellar Site may not function correctly;

to enable analytics, performance and functionality, to help Rock Cellar gather information about how visitors use the Rock Cellar Site and monitor Rock Cellar Site performance, and to enhance your experience by recognizing whether you have visited the Rock Cellar Site before and may have any personal preferences; and

to support marketing by enabling Rock Cellar to deliver content relevant to your interests on the Rock Cellar Site and third-party sites based on how you interact with Rock Cellar or third-party advertisements or content. Rock Cellar use “first-party” cookies, which means cookies served by Rock Cellar, and also “third-party” cookies, which means cookies served by third parties that help Rock Cellar track this information.

You have some options for managing Cookies and other Tracking Technologies. These include:

Modifying your browser settings: You should be able to control how and whether your web browser accepts Cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to receive notification of new Cookies, and how to disable existing Cookies. If you reject Rock Cellar’s Cookies, many functions and conveniences of the Rock Cellar Site may not work properly.

Opting-out of certain third-party tracking and advertising: Some of the third parties used by Rock Cellar or a Subscriber for Cookies and Tracking Technologies offer the ability to opt-out from their tracking by following processes described on their websites. Neither Rock Cellar is responsible for the effectiveness of any third-party opt-out options.

How Your Information Is Used

Rock Cellar use information, including Personal Information, to carry out the following purposes:

Operate and improve the Rock Cellar Site – This includes creating and improving features that support the Rock Cellar community and enable Rock Cellar Site usage at scale. This also includes personalizing the Rock Cellar Site, so your experience is tailored to your interests and needs.

Offer and improve products and services – This includes enabling you to navigate the Rock Cellar Site, to subscribe and participate on the Rock Cellar Site and to purchase or obtain products and services on the Rock Cellar Site.

Develop and maintain the security and performance of the Rock Cellar Site – This includes tracking Rock Cellar Site outages and creating software solutions, detecting violations of the Terms of Service, and monitoring uses, misuses, and potential misuses of the Rock Cellar Site.

Communicate with you – This includes answering your course and platform questions, notifying you of course and Rock Cellar Site maintenance and updates, marketing to you about course offerings, programs, news, and related products and services of Rock Cellar or Rock Cellar affiliates, and as permitted under applicable law, sending you communications about products or services of selected business partners that may be of interest to you.

Support scientific research including, for example, in the areas of cognitive science and education – This includes collaborating to enable and conduct research about how learners access and master course materials online, with the goal of improving course outcomes.

Track Rock Cellar Site usage against goals and mission – This includes performing analytics to evaluate access to and performance in courses and course-related products and services and to report aggregate usage information (not Personal Information) to business partners and external audiences.

Exercise, enforce, and comply with legal rights and obligations – This includes responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; and investigating, preventing, or taking action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Rock Cellar or others, and as otherwise required by applicable law.

Rock Cellar may also seek your consent for additional uses of information, including Personal Information, and will use it only for the purpose described to you. All use of Personal Information is subject to applicable law.

How Your Information Is Shared

Rock Cellar share information, including Personal Information, with third parties for the following purposes:

With service providers, contractors, and other third parties that help carry out the uses described above – Rock Cellar requires third parties to: (1) abide by this Privacy Policy and applicable law; (2) handle Personal Information in a confidential manner and maintain adequate security; and (3) use Personal Information only as needed to fulfill the relevant purpose(s). In some cases, the Rock Cellar Site and individual courses are integrated with third-party services or contain links to websites published by third parties, including other content providers as well as service providers. These third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices, so you should pay attention anytime you are redirected to a third-party website and be sure to review its privacy policy.

With affiliates of Rock Cellar or with successors in the event of a merger, acquisition, or reorganization, for their use consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Rock Cellar may also seek your consent for additional disclosures of information, including Personal Information, and will share it only as described to you. In addition, Rock Cellar may share with the public and with third parties, including but not limited to researchers and business partners, information and Personal Information that is de-identified or aggregated in a manner that does not personally identify you.

How to Manage Your Personal Information

You can manage your Personal Information and requests to the Rock Cellar team. Rock Cellar will notify you in the event that Rock Cellar is unable to meet a request that is not legally required.

Access and correct your Personal Information

Much of your Personal Information is available in your Rock Cellar account. Your name, email address, and other identifiable profile information is editable through the profile settings in your Rock Cellar account except as noted below. Please contact the Rock Cellar team to access and update this or other information.

Exceptions:

Usernames cannot ever be changed. This is a Rock Cellar system restriction. Because usernames identify you on the Rock Cellar Site, Rock Cellar encourages you to use discretion in choosing your username. If you want to protect your identity, do not use your real name or a name identifiable to you as your username.

Rock Cellar does not track or index every time or every place on the Rock Cellar, so Rock Cellar will be able to help you locate or manage all such instances. Rock Cellar encourages you to use discretion before volunteering Personal Information on the Rock Cellar Site.

Restrict or object to the processing of Personal Information

If you want to manage emails and other communications to you, you may update your preferences in your Rock Cellar account dashboard, follow the steps described in links at the bottom of email messages, or contact the Rock Cellar team. You may object to, or request that Rock Cellar stop its use of your Personal Information for other purposes by contacting the Rock Cellar team. Please note that if you choose to restrict Rock Cellar’s ability to process Personal Information, and the processing is otherwise required to provide you with various services and products offered on the Rock Cellar Site, you may not be able to establish an Rock Cellar user account, and Rock Cellar may not be able to provide you with those services or products.

Delete account and Personal Information

To request deletion of your Rock Cellar account and Personal Information, you should click the button labeled “Delete my account” in your Rock Cellar account settings. Because deletion on the Rock Cellar system is a permanent action and cannot be reversed, Rock Cellar may ask you to complete a process that aims to confirm your authority to manage the Rock Cellar account affected by your request.

With respect to your Rock Cellar account, Rock Cellar will permanently:

deactivate your Rock Cellar account,

remove the active profile, and

retire your username.

With respect to your Personal Information, Rock Cellar will permanently delete your Rock Cellar account profile Personal Information from the Rock Cellar Site.

As noted above, to the extent that Rock Cellar associates the information that Rock Cellar collects directly or indirectly with an individual (for example, you), the association is based on Personal Information in your Rock Cellar account profile. By erasing the Personal Information in your Rock Cellar account profile, the remaining information about your activity on the Rock Cellar Site will no longer be associated with you, except as noted below.

These changes will be applied to data stores that are used for operation of the Rock Cellar Site

Exceptions:

Deletion will not apply to historical activity logs or archives unless and until these logs and data naturally “age-off” the Rock Cellar system.

Rock Cellar does not track or index every time or every place on the Rock Cellar Site when or where a learner may volunteer Personal Information, so neither Rock Cellar nor Subscribers will be able to help you locate or manage all such instances. Rock Cellar encourages you to use discretion before voluntarily sharing your Personal Information on the Rock Cellar Site.

Data retention

Rock Cellar will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with services; to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting, audit, and compliance purposes; and to comply with Rock Cellar’s legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce its agreements, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law. Upon your request that Rock Cellar deactivate your account and delete your information, Rock Cellar will follow the process described above, including without limitation archiving your course data (in a manner and to the extent permitted under applicable law) to serve its mission to enable scientific research on cognitive science and education.

Storage & Security

Rock Cellar stores information, including Personal Information, on its own servers and also on servers of companies that Rock Cellar hires to provide services. In each case, information may be stored in the United States and in other countries where Rock Cellar operates, and in countries where Rock Cellar respective service providers operate. If you are in the European Union, Switzerland, or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, you acknowledge that Rock Cellar may transfer, process and store your personal information in the United States and other countries, the privacy laws of which may be considered less strict than those of your region.

Rock Cellar controls its own copy of information collected through the Rock Cellar Site and has an information security program designed to protect information in its possession or control. This is done through a variety of privacy and security policies, processes, and procedures. Rock Cellar uses administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information that it collects, receives, stores, or transmits. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure; and therefore, Rock Cellar cannot guarantee its absolute security. While Rock Cellar works hard to ensure the integrity and security of its network and systems, Rock Cellar cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining information.

If Rock Cellar learns of a security breach involving its copy of your Personal Information, Rock Cellar may attempt to notify you electronically so that you may take appropriate protective steps. By using the Rock Cellar Site or providing Personal Information to Rock Cellar, you agree that Rock Cellar can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Rock Cellar Site. If a security systems breach occurs, Rock Cellar may post a notice on the Rock Cellar homepage (www.Rock CellarMagazine.com) or elsewhere on the Rock Cellar Site and may send an email to you at the email address associated with your Rock Cellar account. Depending on where you are located, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach, involving your Personal Information, in writing.

Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed and updated from time to time. When changes are made, the Privacy Policy will be labeled as “Revised (date),” indicating that you should review the new terms, which will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the Rock Cellar Site after any changes have been made, you accept the modified Privacy Policy and any changes contained therein. In case you miss the notification referenced above, be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the Personal Information that Rock Cellar maintains about you, please contact us at info@RockCellarMagazine.com. You may also write to us at: ATTN: PRIVACY, Rock Cellar 21900 Plummer Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Glossary

Cookies are unique identifiers usually in the form of small data files placed on your device that send certain information about your activity on the Rock Cellar Site or in an email communication back to Rock Cellar or the authorized third party that served the cookie. Rock Cellar or third parties may also use Flash cookies.

Rock Cellar Site consists of all content and pages located within the RockCellarMagazine.com web domain and all Rock Cellar mobile applications.

Subscriber is each educational institution or other leading global institution or entity that provides courses through the Rock Cellar Site.

Personal Information is information that specifically identifies you or that, when combined with other information, could be used to identify you.

Tracking Technologies are web beacons, clear gifs, pixels, and similar technologies that are also unique identifiers used to track your online activity but are not stored on your device.

Effective Date:

May 20, 2018

 

 

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