Except as provided herein, we will not request personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age, and we will not provide personal information to third parties. It is our policy to collect only enough information that is necessary to participate in activities offered on the iWASwondering.org Web site.
The Ask It! activity allows kids to submit scientific questions, answers to questions, and comments on posted answers to the Web site. A user can set up an account that will allow them to keep a record of their activity on the site, including questions they have submitted and questions they have marked as their favorites. When a user creates a username and password on iWASwondering.org, we do not collect any information that would allow us or anyone else to identify you. When prompted to create a username, we strongly recommend you to use only non-personally identifiable information.
In order to establish an account, you will be required to provide an e-mail address of a parent or guardian. We use the provided parent or guardianâ€™s e-mail address to send an e-mail notifying the recipient that their child has created an account on Ask It!, and informing them of their childâ€™s username and password. If the child requests a forgotten password, notification will be provided to the parent or guardianâ€™s e-mail. We will not share the parent or guardianâ€™s e-mail address with any third parties. The parent or guardian will be provided with all information provided by the child upon request, and the Ask It! account will be terminated upon request of the parent or guardian.
Questions, answers, and comments submitted by users will be moderated before being posted or otherwise made available to the general public. We will make every effort to ensure that no personally identifiable information appears on iWASwondering.org, but we cannot guarantee that no such information will appear.
If we add an activity to iWASwondering.org that involves the collection of personal information, we will notify parents what information is being requested, disclose the reasons for collecting such information, and disclose our intended use for the personal information. We will seek verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information. If we do collect it, parents may request information on the type of data being collected, view their childâ€™s information, and, if they choose, prohibit us from making further use of their childâ€™s information. We will not provide personal information to third parties.
The Web site iWASwondering.org may contain links to third party Web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. We are not responsible for the content of any linked third party sites, and we do not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of any content or materials on such third party Web sites. If you access any linked third party Web site, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third party Web sites is subject to the terms and conditions of use for those sites.
You are permitted and encouraged to link to www.iWASwondering.org from your own Web page.
Due to the changing nature of the internet, this Privacy Statement may be changed at any time at the National Academiesâ€™ discretion. Your use of this site is conditioned on your having accepted these terms. You should check back to this policy frequently, since it is subject to change from time to time, and your continued use of the site is conditioned upon your acceptance of any modifications hereto.