PRIVACY POLICY

Franklin Institute is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of the https://franklininstitute.net website (the “Site”) and the services offered through the Site, including affiliated sites, by way of example, email, and other communications sent through those services (the “Services”). This privacy policy (the “Policy”) discloses Franklin Institute’s information privacy practices for the Site and Services. This policy is intended to inform users of our Services and other visitors to the Site of the information collection and use practices of the Site and Services.

Collection and Use of Information
Franklin Institute collects information directly from the users of our Site and Services. Franklin Institute also receives information regarding users from our customers and from other third parties. We will not sell, share, transfer, or use the information we collect from users or receive from our customers or other third parties regarding users other than as stated in this Policy. In addition, we will not sell, share, transfer, or use the information we receive from our customers or from other third parties regarding users except in accordance with the directions of those customers and other third parties.

Collection and Use of Information by Our Customers and Other Third Parties
Certain of the web sites of Franklin Institute’s customers, advertisers, or affiliates and other third-parties may be accessible through the Site or through email or other communications sent through the Services. You may be asked to provide personally identifiable information (or other information) to these customers or other third parties through these websites or through the communications sent to you through the Services, including by way of example when you click on a link on the Site to one of these other websites or on a link in an email or other communication sent through the Services. These customers and third parties maintain their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. This Policy covers only information collected through the Site and Services and does not extend to our customers or any third parties. Franklin Institute IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF OUR CUSTOMERS OR ANY THIRD PARTIES. You should review the applicable privacy policies of our customers and any third parties before providing them with any personally identifiable information.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information by Franklin Institute
We only collect and use personally identifiable information regarding users of the Site or Services as described in this Policy. The personally identifiable information we may collect from you will include, by way of example:

  • Domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • E-mail address;
  • Contact information (including, name, address, zip code, country, and phone number);
  • Gender;
  • Financial information, such as account or credit card numbers;
  • User-specific and aggregate information on areas of the Site accessed and the Services used;
  • Username and password information for the Site or Services;
  • Other information you volunteer to the Site, through the Services, or through other means of communication.

The personally identifiable information that Franklin Institute collects from users of the Site or Services (both registered and unregistered) may be used for a variety of purposes, including by way of example:

  • Providing the Services;
  • Customizing advertising or other content displayed on the Site or through the Services;
  • Customizing the layout of the Site or Services;
  • Notifying users of the Site or Services about updates to and activities on the Site or Services and about goods and services that we feel may be of interest to you;
  • Improving the content of the Site or Services;
  • Analyzing data and patterns regarding usage of the Site or Services;
  • Contacting users of the Site or Services for marketing purposes;
  • Contacting users of the Site or Services for information verification purposes.

Children
The Site and Services are not directed to children under 13 years of age. Franklin Institute does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

Disclosure as Required by Law
Though we make every reasonable effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personally identifiable information of certain users of the Site or Services when we have a reasonable and good-faith belief that the disclosure is necessary to enforce the Terms of Use for the Site, comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, or to otherwise enforce or protect Franklin Institute’s rights under applicable law. In this situation, we will use reasonable efforts to provide notice of this disclosure to all affected users, to the extent reasonably possible under the circumstances.

Contact Information
All inquiries concerning this Policy and the Site or Services in general may be sent to info@franklininstitute.net.

Security
We will use at least industry-standard security measures on the Site to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information.

Notification of Changes
Franklin Institute reserves the right to modify this Policy at any time. Any modifications shall be effective upon the posting of the modified Policy on Franklin Institute’s website. You agree to review these policies periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Service shall be deemed your acceptance of the modified Agreement.