MIT Video may collect two (2) types of information about you: Personal and Non-Personal.
1. "Personal Information." Personal Information refers to information that lets MIT Video know the specifics of who you are and which may be used to identify, contact or locate you (e.g. name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address). MIT Video may collect Personal Information when you use the MIT Video Network including, without limitation, setting up account information, filling out surveys, corresponding with MIT Video, or otherwise volunteering information about yourself.
2. "Non-Personal Information." Non-Personal Information refers to information that, by itself, does not identify you as a specific individual (e.g. demographic information or website visitations). MIT Video may collect Non-Personal Information through any of the methods discussed above as well as automatically through use of industry standard technologies described further below.
The Personal Information practices set forth apply to all MIT Video's customers worldwide.
1. Registration. Prior to using one or more of the MIT Video Network, MIT Video may require certain Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to create an individual account ("Account") or to enable features or functionality of the MIT Video Network. Failure to provide all required information required by MIT Video may prevent access to any or all MIT Video Network, and failure to maintain accurate information may result in suspension or termination of access to any or all MIT Video Network.
2. Information Collected Through Technology. While you are able to visit the MIT Video Site and remain anonymous, MIT Video or its third party service providers may still collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the MIT Video Network (e.g. your Internet browser, operating system, IP address, connection speed, and the domain name of your Internet service provider). Such information may be gathered by the following methods:
(a) Cookies. Cookies, including local shared objects, are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive which work by assigning to your computer a unique number that has no meaning outside of the MIT Video Site. Cookies do not generally contain any Personal Information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent this. Not accepting cookies may make certain features of the MIT Video Network unavailable to you.
(b) IP Address. You may visit many areas of the MIT Video Site anonymously without the need to become a registered User. Even in such cases, MIT Video may collect IP addresses automatically. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you begin Services with an Internet services provider. Each time you access the MIT Video Site and each time you request one of MIT Video's pages, the server logs your IP address.
(c) Web Beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in web pages and e-mails. MIT Video may use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that MIT Video sends to Users to determine whether they have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is Personal Information.
(d) Tracking Content Usage. If you use the MIT Video Services and you post audio visual materials including, without limitation, text, logos, artwork, graphics, pictures, advertisements, sound and other related intellectual property contained in such materials (collectively, "Content") to your website or to a third party website, MIT Video tracks and captures Non-Personal Information associated with User accounts and the use of Content.
1. System Administration. MIT Video may use Non-Personal Information for the purposes of system administration, assisting in diagnosing problems with MIT Video servers, monitoring MIT Video's system performance and traffic on the MIT Video Network and to gather broad demographic information about MIT Video customers.
3. Notices to Registered Users. If you have registered for an Account, MIT Video may use your Personal Information to send e-mails regarding your registration, including confirmation to verify the accuracy of any information you have provided, and instructions on how to post Content. MIT Video may also send you e-mails to verify your identity or to notify you if MIT Video believes your use the MIT Video Network violates any applicable agreement for the use of the MIT Video Network.
MIT Video does not sell, trade or rent Personal Information collected through the MIT Video Network to any third party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, MIT Video shall: (1) fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies; and (2) may be required to disclose Personal Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation.
1. Security Measures. MIT Video takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Personal Information. These include, but are not limited to, internal reviews of: (a) MIT Video's data collection; (b) storage and processing practices; (c) electronic security measures; and (d) physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where MIT Video stores Personal Information. All MIT Video employees, contractors and agents who access Personal Information are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution or unauthorized use or disclosure of Personal Information.
2. Third Party Links. The MIT Video Network may contain links to third parties who may collect Personal Information and Non-Personal Information directly from you. Additionally, MIT Video may use third parties to provide components of the MIT Video Network. In either case, such third parties may have separate privacy policies and data collection practices, independent of MIT Video. MIT Video: (a) has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions; (b) is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites; and (c) does not make any warranties or representations about the contents, products or services offered on such websites or the security of any information you provide to them.
We do not represent or warrant that the Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. By using the Site and submitting any Personal Information, you consent to the transfer of Personal Information to other countries, such as the United States, which may provide a level of data security different from your country of residence.
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Last Updated: February 1, 2012