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Thank you for visiting ScienCentral.com. Your privacy is important to us. This notice explains our online privacy practices and how we collect and use your information at this site.

Information We Collect

At certain parts of our site, only those who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to view videos. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected can include your e-mail address and information about you.

You can also submit information about other people on this site. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send an article.

We also may collect other information that won’t identify you personally when you visit our web pages such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows '95 or Mac OS) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink).

The type of information we collect and this policy is subject to change. Please revisit this policy statement regularly.

Use of Information

The information you provide about yourself may be used for communication, to fulfill your requests for our programs and services, or to improve our programs and services.

The information that you provide about others will enable us to send them information on our site you believe would be of interest.

We use the non-personally identifiable information we collect to better understand our community and to improve the design and content of our site.

We do not intentionally share e-mail addresses or personally identifiable information with third parties except for the purpose of conducting ScienCentral’s business and that of its affiliates and subsidiaries or as otherwise provided in this Policy. We will disclose personally identifiable information as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement or regulatory agency's request. Agents and contractors of ScienCentral, Inc. who have access to personally identifiable information protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Finally, we will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites

Some of our sites contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Please read the other sites' privacy notices, and note that we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.


In order to provide optimal service and convenience we use "cookies." A cookie is a temporary code placed in your computer by our server that facilitates communication and saves you time when you visit our site.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to our site), and save your password in password-protected areas.

Our Commitment to Security

We have put in place appropriate procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

How You can Correct Information

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Special Note for Parents

ScienCentral takes online privacy for children seriously. We do not knowingly request children under 13 years old to provide us with any personal information.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the ScienCentral, Inc. online policy for this site or its implementation you may contact us at info@sciencentral.com.


The views expressed in this website are not necessarily those of the NSF.


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