The NC STEM Center is committed to the privacy of visitors to our site. We collect no personal information about you when you visit the site unless you choose to provide that information to us and we do not use personal information other than to process your information request. The NC STEM Center does not make any visitor-provided information available to third parties.
The following information is written to help you better understand how we manage information from your visit:
Personally Identifiable Information
Information that you voluntarily provide: If you provide us with personally identifiable information, for example, by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through the site, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services that you request.
Submitting voluntary information constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the stated purpose. When you click the “Submit” button on any of the web forms found on our site, you are indicating your voluntary consent for us to use the information you submit for the purpose stated.
The NC STEM Center uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that any information you provide is appropriately stored in a secure environment.
We care about the security of your information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software. We also employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization.
You should be aware, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet; third parties could unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. You should not expect that your personally identifiable information will remain private.
As a matter of policy, we will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances. We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties, to enforce laws such as those regarding intellectual property rights, fraud and other personal rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement or other activity that is illegal or might expose us or you to liability.
Policy Towards Children
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Although we encourage children to learn more about our organization and opportunities to serve their communities, we encourage that this be done with parental supervision. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has otherwise provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files.