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PEARSON PLACES SINGAPORE - PRIVACY POLICY

version dated 01.12.12

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY. IT EXPLAINS OUR POLICY ON COLLECTING AND USING PERSONAL INFORMATION. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT WITH YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND ASK THEM QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND.

This Website is owned and operated by Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd. (“Pearson”). Please note that this Privacy Policy may be revised by Pearson from time to time, particularly to address changes in our business, the law or technology. If that happens, we will post the revised Policy here. Revisions are effective upon posting and your continued use of this Website after the posting will be subject to the revised Policy.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND USE

We consider the following to be examples of Personally Identifiable Information but there may be others: your first and last name, email address, home address, phone number, date of birth, credit card information, and certain other information, such as a Social Security Number, if it is linked with your Personally Identifiable Information. We strongly recommend that you not use your Social Security Number or any other important ID as a user ID or password for this Website or others.

Pearson does not collect Personally Identifiable Information about a user, unless it is voluntarily provided to our company and so that we can serve the user’s needs and our legitimate business purposes as stated here. For example, when the user sends us a message or makes an online purchase, we need to retain certain Personally Identifiable Information on this Website in order to respond. A user’s Personally Identifiable Information may also be used by our company to help us improve this Website, and for our company’s marketing and promotional purposes. However we will not use your personal details for marketing unless you have given your consent.

The information will be treated confidentially within our company, as we protect other confidential information. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

Except as specifically stated in this statement, our policy is not to share the Personally Identifiable Information collected through this Website with third parties, but we may share this Personally Identifiable Information with affiliates of Pearson, and other companies and organisations who perform work for us under contract. We also may disclose Personally Identifiable Information (a) in response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted and required by law; (b) to protect user security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; (c) in connection with a sale, joint venture or other transfer of Pearson’s business; or (d) in order to enforce the Website’s Terms of Use. We exercise commercially reasonable care otherwise not to share, disclose or sell the Personally Identifiable Information of users to third-parties, except with the prior approval of the user.

Pearson may use a third party service to collect anonymous visitor information like IP addresses, browser types (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape), referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular website. Pearson collects this information (1) for statistical analysis of web page traffic patterns; (2) to administer our Website and servers; (3) to allow for auditing of our services by some third parties who have that right; and (4) for internal purposes to make marketing decisions.

We may also use information collected through this Website to give a school statistical anonymous information about how many pupils from that school are using the Website.

PUBLIC POSTINGS

Users should be reminded that any Personally Identifiable Information that is voluntarily posted by a user to a public area of a Pearson website (for example, a posting to a bulletin board, blog or chat room) might be collected and used by others. We cannot prevent such uses.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO PARENTS, TEACHERS AND CHILDREN

Parents And Teachers: We encourage parents, guardians and teachers to spend time with their Children (Children 12 and under) when their Children engage in the on-line activities on this Website. We will never request Personally Identifiable Information from a Child in any of our public postings areas. We do not require a Child to disclose more Personally Identifiable Information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the on-line activity. No Personally Identifiable Information of children should be submitted to or posted on this Website by Children without the consent of their parent or guardian. We encourage parents to help us protect their Children’s privacy by instructing them never to provide Personally Identifiable Information on this Website or any other website without parental permission.

Children: Please do not give your full name, email address, home address, telephone number or any other Personally Identifiable Information that would enable someone to contact you either on-line or off-line, without first asking your parent or guardian or teacher for permission.

We may disclose a Child’s Personally Identifiable Information if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose a Child’s Personally Identifiable Information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION FROM COOKIES

Our Website uses “cookies” to obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses the Website. Cookies are textual identifiers that our systems transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our Website to recognise your browser, and to optimise and sometimes customise your use of our Website. If you want to disable cookies, you can. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers and “add-on” programs will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. It is your choice, but cookies allow you to take full advantage of this Website’s features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

We do not use cookies to get users’ Personally Identifiable Information before a user registers with our Website. Once a user registers and provides personal information for purposes of receiving more information from us, we do collect and use that information obtained through the cookie technology for purposes of marketing to you, in accordance with this policy. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other marketing communications from us, you can opt out of further marketing to the addresses you have provided.

In connection with cookies we may use web beacons to track response rates to certain email communications that a user has opted to receive from us. If a user has registered with our Website, we may collect certain personal information in connection with the web beacon including the referring email address. This information is not shared with third parties.
Pearson reserves the right to monitor your use of the Website to determine if you are complying with our terms and the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Website.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Links from this Website can take you to the websites of several divisions of Pearson as well as to third party websites or resources. The information practices of third party websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy or any other policies or terms of this Website. The Websites of each of our divisions may also have a different privacy policy and terms of use. Be sure that you know the terms of use and privacy policy of any linked website before using it.

OBTAINING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVACY

If you have any concerns or questions about privacy on this Website, please contact us at: support-pp@pearson.com

Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd is a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore with its principal office at 23/25 First Lok Yang Road, Jurong, Singapore 629733.