Welcome to the Web site of the Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) a program of Carnegie Science Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose for this site is educational.
If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our Web site. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notices in effect at the time the information is collected.
GMSP's online properties comprise of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.BrainCake.org.
GMSP uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. However, to sign-up for e-mail notification of new site content, to participate in monthly contests and message boards, personally identifiable data is required, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc. This information is used solely by GMSP or other entities that are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes and will not be published without verifiable notification and permission from the child's parent. We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties. The GMSP Web site's sole purpose is educational. We will only share personally identifiable information if we are required to by law.
BrainCake.org makes use of third party statistical software in order to better understand its audience. These data are used to improve GMSP's understanding of how to serve its members, how the site is used, and how our educational and marketing efforts affect visitors and users.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information ' for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms ' when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/coppa/index.html.
GMSP is committed to providing a safe, secure and fun online experience for young people who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without encouraging that they receive parental consent.
Parents can revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting our offices at 412-237-1623 or 412-237-3356. To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using or disclosing information from that child.
GMSP believes it is good policy not to collect more personally identifiable information from children under 13 than is necessary for them to participate in our online activities. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.
GMSP welcomes children to learn about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments for posting on our Web site. For this reason, GMSP follows the guidelines for interactive media published by the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13. However, we encourage this be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision. We also encourage children to use an alias, first name, nickname, initials or other alternative to full names or screen names which correspond with an e-mail address for any activities that involve public posting.
In keeping with CARU's Principle regarding respecting and fostering parents' role in providing guidance for their children, we encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of e-mail and other online activities regularly.
Links to Other Web Sites and Services
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by GMSP. These Web sites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked Web sites, including blogging and other third party tools, and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
Our Security Safeguard
The safety and security of your online experience are of the utmost concern to us. We ensure that the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online.
How to Contact Us
Girls, Math & Science Partnership
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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