Hieroglyph Privacy Statement

This privacy statement provides information required by Arizona law about privacy, confidentiality and related policies for individuals who use our Web sites and online services. Individual Web sites may provide additional information about privacy. The Hieroglyph Web site contains links to external Web sites. Hieroglyph is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of those sites not housed on Hieroglyph servers. This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for Hieroglyph.asu.edu. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Your use and/or registration on any aspect of Hieroglyph will constitute your agreement to this Privacy Policy. This privacy policy does not cover information collected elsewhere, including, without limitation, offline and on sites linked to from Hieroglyph.

1. What this Policy Covers.

This policy covers our treatment of information that we obtain when you visit Hieroglyph. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as our partners or advertisers. In addition we may provide links to other services and on occasion links to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites own independently of Hieroglyph and they have their own privacy and security practices. For your best on-line experience, we encourage you to review their privacy policies before submitting personal information to them.

2. Information Hieroglyph Gathers.

Information Hieroglyph gathers generally falls into two categories: (1) personally identifiable information, which is gathered with your specific knowledge and consent, for instance when you register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information such as your email address, and name, and (2) non-personally identifiable information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected as you navigate use of Hieroglyph.

2.1. Personally Identifiable Information That You Give Us
2.1.1. Registration. Registration for Hieroglyph requires that you supply certain personally identifiable information including, in most cases, a unique email address to register.
2.1.2. User Generated Comments and Public Activities (including Comments and Facebook and Twitter sharing). We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on Hieroglyph. “Public Activities” are any actions you take on Hieroglyph.asu.edu or Twitter and Facebook that are designed to be visible to other users on Hieroglyph.asu.edu, including comments, and posting to Facebook or Twitter. Any information you disclose in your Public Activities, including your screen name, any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by Hieroglyph for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in Public Activities, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to submit there can be read, collected, and used by other readers of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums and Hieroglyph has no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any Public Activities.
2.1.3. Surveys, Panels, and Market Research. Hieroglyph may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys. Unless we notify you at the time of collection, the information you provide in response to optional survey questions may be shared, but only in aggregate, with advertisers and partners.

2.2. Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Using Technology.
2.2.1. Device Information. We may collect information about the computer, mobile telephone, smart phone, or other device you use to access Hieroglyph.
2.2.2. Cookies and Web Beacons. We use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to recognize you and provide personalization, as well as to help us understand where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. You will not be able to access certain areas of Hieroglyph, if your computer does not accept cookies from us.

3. How Hieroglyph Uses the Information We Gather

3.1. We will not share your personally identifying information with anyone without your prior consent.

4. Age of Users.

Hieroglyph is not intended for use by children under the age of 18. No one under age 18 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums, and chats.

5. Legal Information.

5.1. Legal Requirements. We may also provide access to our databases to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal proceedings.

6. Special Note For Our International Visitors.

Hieroglyph’s website is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing the Hieroglyph website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Hieroglyph website which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

7. Updates to Our Privacy Policy.

Our service is evolving and developing. From time to time, we will review and make changes to our privacy policy. When we do so, we will place a prominent notice on our website. The most recent version of our privacy policy is always available from a link on our homepage, and at hieroglyph.asu.edu/privacy. We encourage you to visit this site frequently to stay up to date on our current policy.

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