Privacy Policy

ThomasVisionReef respects the privacy and security of its users; this policy explains our collection of and use of your personally identifiable information. You should always check the privacy policy of each web site you visit. ThomasVisionReef  does not distribute, sell, share, or otherwise divulge information gathered about users on this site to parties not affiliated with ThomasVisionReef. Our goal is to use the information voluntarily given or otherwise divulged to enhance users’ experiences.

Please note that any information or material sent to ThomasVisionReef will be deemed NOT to be confidential. We will use our best business efforts to ensure that the information you submit to ThomasVisionReef remains private, and is used only for the purposes as set forth below.

Your Consent

By using ThomasVisionReef Internet-based products and/or by browsing or navigating ThomasVisionReef web sites you accept, and agree to be bound by, the terms of this privacy policy. Collection, use, and disclosure of personally identifiable information is governed in accordance with the terms stated in this policy.

Information Tracking

In certain instances when using ThomasVisionReef Internet-based products, users may be asked to enter a first and last name and other personal information. We use this personal information only for the purpose specified at the time you input such information, including for access identity safeguards and other security purposes. The ThomasVisionReef will not collect any information without the user’s express consent. Some usage of the web sites and services is tracked for verification purposes.

The ThomasVisionReef uses a software technology called “cookies” to create a personalized web experience. The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry; you’ll find them at many sites. A cookie is simply a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) header that consists of a text-only string that is entered into the memory of a browser. This string contains the domain, path, lifetime, and value of a variable that a web site sets. If the lifetime of this variable is longer than the time the user spends at that site, then this string is saved to file for future reference. Cookies remember your ThomasVisionReef settings upon returning to the site. We do not use cookies to retrieve any other type of information from our users. Please note: Your browser must be set to accept cookies to use some of the ThomasVisionReef web sites and services.

We do track certain information, such as navigation through the site and site usage. These data are used to analyze trends and/or internal statistical purposes only. No personal information is stored or used in any way as a result of this tracking, nor is this information disseminated to any third parties.

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the World Wide Web. Web servers—the computers that “serve up” web pages—automatically identify your computer by its IP address. ThomasVisionReef collects IP addresses for system administration and also to compile aggregate information and audit the use of our site. The ThomasVisionReef web site logs IP addresses and browser types for systems administration purposes. These logs will be analyzed to improve the value of the materials available on the web site. A user’s session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous.

We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.

Security Measures

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure storage of your information on private network servers not available by direct web addresses.

Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information

In certain cases you may choose to give us personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your name, and e-mail address in response to specific requests. This information is never passed to third parties. Only user IDs may be passed to the ThomasVisionReef vendors, suppliers, or subcontractors (“Contractors”) in order to seamlessly integrate their product(s) with the ThomasVisionReef Environment, or other ThomasVisionReef Internet-based products. ThomasVisionReef enters into contracts with such Contractors which contain confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions requiring that such Contractors maintain the confidentiality of any personally identifiable information which may be disclosed by ThomasVisionReef to the Contractor in order to utilize such Contractor’s product, and the Contractor promises not to disclose such information to any other party.

ThomasVisionReef is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties to whom you may voluntarily provide personally identifiable information, and you should check the applicable privacy policy of such party when providing personally identifiable information to them. Personally identifiable information retained by ThomasVisionReef will be used only for internal purposes such as ensuring web site access security and tracking site and courseware usage.

Links to Other Web Sites

This and other ThomasVisionReef web sites contain links to other third party web sites. ThomasVisionReef is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites. Such third party web sites are independently owned, controlled, and/or managed web sites whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our subscribers. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. While we let you know when you are visiting a site outside of ThomasVisionReef web site, we do not control the cookies or the content of third-party sites. Once you leave our servers, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you’re visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you cannot find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from that site’s home page, you should contact the site directly for more information before providing that site with any personally identifying information. We specifically recommend that children check with their parents or guardians before clicking links to any new sites.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

If this privacy policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. Since this policy may change from time to time, please periodically refer to it. This privacy policy was last updated on August 20th, 2014.

ThomasVisionReef reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting a notice of the existence of a new or amended internet privacy policy.