Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. At STEM and leaf we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, STEM and leaf collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. STEM and leaf’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how STEM and leaf’s visitors use its website. From time to time, STEM and leaf may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

STEM and leaf also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. STEM and leaf only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to STEM and leaf ’s website choose to interact with STEM and leaf in ways that require STEM and leaf to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that STEM and leaf gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, STEM and leaf collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with STEM and leaf . STEM and leaf does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

STEM and leaf may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites; however, STEM and leaf does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

STEM and leaf discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on STEM and leaf ’s behalf or to provide services available at STEM and leaf ’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using STEM and leaf ’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. STEM and leaf will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, STEM and leaf discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when STEM and leaf believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of STEM and leaf, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an STEM and leaf website and have supplied your email address, STEM and leaf may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with STEM and leaf and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. STEM and leaf takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. STEM and leaf uses cookies to help STEM and leaf identify and track visitors, their usage of STEM and leaf e website, and their website access preferences. STEM and leaf visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using STEM and leaf ’s website, with the drawback that certain features of STEM and leaf ’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by STEM and leaf and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Affiliate Links

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases when you use the links provided on this page.  STEM and leaf is also an affiliate for other products as well.  Almost all links to products on the sight are such affiliate links which allow STEM and leaf to earn from qualifying purchases.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, STEM and leaf may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in STEM and leaf’s sole discretion. STEM and leaf encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.