I. Collection of Information
We may ask you to provide personally identifiable information for various reasons and at various times. For example, when you sign up for a course, we may ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, and age. We may also ask you for other information at other times - such as when you submit content or ask us a question. We may combine this information with other information (including personally identifiable information) about you that we may have collected from other sources.
We may automatically collect other information about you when you use this website. For instance, our web servers may automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as which pages each user visits, the domain name (e.g., earthlink.net) of visitors, your IP address, Web browser software (such as Internet Explorer), and referring web site. In addition, we may place a "cookie" (a small, unique identifier text file) on your system to remember who you are. We also may include other information in our cookie files; for example, if you arrived at this site via a link from third-party site, we may include the URL of the linking page. You may opt out of the cookies delivered by us by changing the setting on your browser. Please be aware that this will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by us. We may combine all of this information with other information, including personally identifiable information we have collected about you.
II. Use of Information
We use the information, including personally identifiable information, that we have collected about you in several ways, including:
III. Sharing of Information
We may share the information, including personally identifiable information, that we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:
IV. Access to Information
You can access and update personally identifiable information that you have provided to us by contacting us at Masterclass@washpost.com
V. Data Security
We have in place administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect the information we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
VI. External Links
VII. Persons Under Age 13
In general, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals under the age of 13. Please do not send any information about yourself to us if you are under the age of 13. Should we learn that a person under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete that information from our database.
VIII. Content You Post and Other Public Forums
Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online in public forums, that information can be collected and used by others. This includes your display name and any information in comments that you post on our site. For this reason, we encourage users not to post any sensitive information, including personal information, in any public forums.
IX. Preference-Based Advertising
We may use a third-party vendor to serve advertising on this site based on metrics about our users' preferences. Such a vendor does this by placing cookies on users' hard drives so that its systems can identify your computer. The vendor is thus able, among other things, to serve you advertisements tailored to things you have shown interest in based on other sites you have visited, to determine automatically whether you have seen a particular advertisement before, and to help avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. You can avoid this by changing your browser setting to opt out of all cookies.
XI. Contacting Us
Effective date: January, 2011