Online Privacy Statement

Professions Quest Online Privacy Statement

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This privacy statement applies to websites and services operated by Professions Quest and other identified-related sites that collect data and display these terms, as well as its offline product support and services for Mimycx and its related Quests.

Professions Quest and its affiliates and partners (collectively “Professions Quest”) are committed to protecting the privacy of its users. Because Professions Quest collects certain types of information about the visitors to the Professions Quest website(s) and users of Mimycx, we believe users should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the use of the information we collect. The following statements below discloses our information collection, use, and dissemination practices for Professions Quest website(s) and Mimycx.  If you are using any Professions Quest website(s) or Mimycx through an educational or other institution that is a customer of Professions Quest, this policy does not supersede the terms of any agreements between Professions Quest and any other party, nor does it affect the terms of any agreement between any user of the Professions Quest website(s) and Mimycx and their employer, their educational institution or any third party.  Please read the terms of any privacy policies that you enter into with parties other than Professions Quest and Mimycx, including your employer or educational institution, as those policies may also explain how those parties use your personal information.


Collection of Your Personal Information

We collect information as part of operating our Professions Quest and Mimycx websites.

At the Professions Quest website(s) and Mimycx registration website, we may users to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, telephone number. We may also ask for demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, sex, preferences, interests, profession, area of study, and education history. If you choose to make a purchase, we will ask for users or user’s employer or institution credit card number and billing address.

In order to access Mimycx, users will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your Mimycx account. By signing in on the Mimycx website, you will be automatically signed into the Professions Quest website(s) to access Mimycx: History, Blog, User Group Discussion, Forums, Message Boards and Download websites. In the Mimycx Game, we also collect performance scores, leader-board statistics, actions, activities, and ‘grades’ of individual users (players) as well as those of synchronous team members. We may also ask users for information about how you use Mimycx and related-services.

We use technologies, such as cookies and web beacons (described below), to collect information about the web pages users view, the links users click, and other actions users take on the Professions Quest website(s) or in Mimycx.

We also collect additional information about users interaction with Professions Quest website(s) and services without identifying users as individuals. For example, we receive certain standard information that user’s browser sends to every website users visit, such as browser type, IP address, browser language, and access times. We also use website analytics tools on our Professions Quest website to retrieve information from users browser, including the site user came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords users used to find our site, the web pages users viewed, user browser plug-ins, and user browser’s set width and height. In addition, certain non-personal information regarding users is recorded by the standard operation of Internet servers hosting Professions Quest and Mimycx. This information is primarily used to provide users of the Professions Quest and Mimycx with an enhanced online experience. Professions Quest may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe Mimycx to prospective partners, investors, and agents, and for other lawful purposes. This information better provides us with aggregate data that Professions Quest uses to improve Mimycx and our services.


Purpose of Data Collection

Professions Quest and Mimycx requests personal information for purposes such as the provision of customer service and support, billing, network management, sales management, technical support, user group memberships, event registration and other exchanges of information.


Use of the Data Collected

We also use personal information to communicate with users. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. Additionally, with users permission, we may also occasionally send users product surveys or promotional mailings to inform users of other products or services available from Professions Quest, Mimycx and its affiliates. Users can opt-out from receiving this information anytime by using this web form, or by following the steps as described in the respective e-mails.

The personal information users supply to Professions Quest and Mimycx will not be given, sold, rented, loaned, leased or otherwise disclosed to any third parties outside of Professions Quest, Mimycx and its agents, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process, (ii) enforce the Terms of Use, (iii) respond to claims that any content provided by using Professions Quest or Mimycx violates the rights of third parties, or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Professions Quest, Mimycx, its users, or the public.

Professions Quest and Mimycx utilizes other companies to provide limited services on its behalf, including but not limited to customer support, web analytics, coordination of mailings, and event management. These companies are permitted to access only the information they require to perform those services. Professions Quest and Mimycx requires these companies to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information and prohibits them from using the information for any other purpose than the purpose for which it was provided.

Personal information collected on Professions Quest and Mimycx websites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Professions Quest, Mimycx or their affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities. Professions Quest and Mimycx abides by the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Economic Area, and Switzerland. To learn more, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor


Access to the Data Collected

Professions Quest and Mimycx offers users the ability to correct or change the information collected during registration. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary by choosing the “edit user information” option or other similar functionality offered on the Professions Quest and Mimycx Registration web pages.  To access or change users personal information, log-in to users account through these web pages.  For data and information not available through such an account, please contact us at the address listed below.


Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information

Professions Quest and Mimycx sites and services are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. When the Professions Quest or Mimycx websites does collect age information, and users identify themselves as under 13, the sites will either block such users from providing personal information, or will seek to obtain consent from parents for the collection, use and sharing of their children’s personal information. We will not knowingly ask children under the age of 13 to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to provide our services.

Please note that if you grant consent for your child to use Professions Quest or Mimycx services, this will include such general audience communication services as e-mail, User Group Discussion, Forums, Message Boards and other online groups, and users child will be able to communicate with, and disclose personal information to other users of all ages. Parents or Gardians can change or revoke the consent choices previously made, and review, edit or request the deletion of their children’s personal information.


Security

Professions Quest and Mimycx is committed to protecting the security of users personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect users personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

For example, we store the personal information we collect on computer systems and servers with limited access, which are located in secure controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card numbers or passwords) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


Use of Cookies

Professions Quest and Mimycx websites use “cookies,” which are small text files placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store user preferences and other information on user’s computer in order to save user time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your identity, personalized content, preferences, and interests as related to Mimycx and other Professions Quest services.

When users sign in to a site using your Professions Quest and/or Mimycx account, we store users unique ID number, and the time user signed in, in an encrypted cookie on user hard disk. This cookie allows users to move throughout the websites and/or game without having to sign in again on each page. We also use cookies to improve the sign-in experience. For example, users e-mail address may be stored in a cookie that will remain on users computer after user signs out. This cookie allows user e-mail address to be pre-populated, so that user will only need to type user password the next time user signs in. If users are using a public computer, or do not otherwise want this information to be stored, you can select the appropriate radio button on the sign-in page, and this cookie will not be used.

Users have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but users can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If user chooses to decline cookies, user may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of Professions Quest and Mimycx sites and services


Use of Web Beacons

Professions Quest and Mimycx web pages may contain electronic images known as ‘Web Beacons’, or sometimes called ‘single-pixel gifs’, that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We may include web beacons in informational e-mail messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

Professions Quest and Mimycx may also employ Web Beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of the operations of our sites. We prohibit Web Beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.


How to Contact Us

If users have any questions about this privacy statement, the information that we collect from users, or Professions Quest and Mimycx specifically, please contact us at Privacy@ProfessionsQuest.com or mail to:

Professions Quest
SGI/MEC
10890 George Mason Circle
Bull Run Hall, RM 147
Manassas, Virginia 20110

In the event that users are concerned about how data users have provided Professions Quest or Mimycx has been used, please contact us at one of the addresses listed above.