The Fun Works is administered by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), Newton, MA. The Fun Works is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the National Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL) program. The ideas and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the NSF or EDC.
The Fun Works is not responsible for the content of any referenced Web pages created by external parties. The Fun Works does not necessarily endorse the companies or organizations featured on these pages. We provide links to other Web sites when, in our judgment, information residing on these sites would be helpful to our clients. We cannot assure that the content will remain the same. It is the sole responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, and reliability of information found.
What this privacy statement covers:
Personal information the Fun Works collects
There are different varieties of registered users within the Fun Works system. As users gain higher levels of access to the Fun Works collection description system, more personal information is required. Registered guests to the Fun Works system are required to provide an e-mail address and a full name, while registered contributors and reviewers need to provide mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and affiliated institution name and position. Contributors and reviewers also need to select which types or subject areas of resources they are interested in reviewing or contributing.
Non-personal information collected by Our Web system
Our Web servers automatically record general information on all users who browse the content of our site. These data collection systems gather the following:
The logs are periodically summarized and analyzed to study site usage over time to help us improve the site's organization, performance, and usefulness. This information is only examined in the aggregate, not at the individual level.
Removing or correcting your personal information
If you are a registered user of the Fun Works Web site, you will be able to log in with your user name and password to view and change your personal information yourself. The Fun Works will make every effort to preserve your privacy and security by verifying your identify when you use our system. You may contact the Fun Works at any time to request that your personal information be removed from our database. Contact the Fun Works by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Except where we state otherwise, the Fun Works offers you access to this Web site solely for your personal and non-commercial uses. By using this Web site, you agree to these terms and you promise that you will not use any content found on the Fun Works Web site in whole or in part, for any purpose that is unlawful or for any purposes other than those that are personal, non-commercial, and educational. You agree that you will not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, frame in another Web page, use on any other Web site, transfer or sell any information, software, lists of users, databases or other lists, products, or services provided through or obtained from the Fun Works.
The Fun Works holds copyright for original material created by the Fun Works and by authors specifically commissioned by us. Authors or producers that submit their original works to the Fun Works collection hold copyright on their original works; the catalog record that is created to describe their learning objects is copyrighted by the Fun Works.
Except where otherwise specified, you may copy and re-distribute but not modify the catalog record to learning objects contained in the Fun Works provided that the catalog record be accompanied by the Fun Works logo and that the catalog record contains a hypertext link back to the Fun Works.
Unless by written permission from the Fun Works, you agree that you will not store the catalog record or any subset of the catalog record of learning objects contained in the Fun Works by any means, digital or otherwise, except for personal, non-commercial, educational purposes.
Users may contribute comments, reviews, metadata, URLs, or other information to the Fun Works Web site and send emails and other communications, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, an invasion of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." The user may not use false email addresses, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to origin of any communication, message, or other content. The Fun Works reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
If the user does contribute comments, reviews, metadata, or other information, the user voluntarily grants the Fun Works and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and full right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display the contribution throughout the world in any media. The user grants the Fun Works or its affiliates the right to use the name (if any) that the user submits in connection with such contribution, if the user so chooses. In the case where attribution is made to the contributor of original material (e.g., reviews, messages on listservs/e-mail groups, and other comments), the Fun Works will not alter such content. However, contributed metadata (resource descriptions, subjects, resource types, etc.) may be changed to enhance resource description and discovery.
To the best of the user's knowledge, use of the contribution by the Fun Works does not violate any intellectual property rights and will not cause injury to any person or entity. The Fun Works has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit or remove any activity or contribution. The Fun Works takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any contribution made by the user or a third party.
The Fun Works will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on this Web site, please notify the Fun Works in writing. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act requires that all notices of alleged copyright infringement be in writing. For the Fun Works to act on your notice, you must be authorized to enforce the copyrights that you allege have been infringed. When informing the Fun Works of an alleged copyright infringement, you should do the following:
The Fun Works may not be able to act on your complaint promptly or at all if you do not provide this information.
THE COPYRIGHT AGENT SHOULD ONLY BE CONTACTED IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR WORK HAS BEEN USED OR COPIED IN A WAY THAT CONSTITUTES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND SUCH INFRINGEMENT IS OCCURRING ON THIS SITE.
Updated: December 5, 2008