Podclass.com is an online service that allows you to offer and/or participate in online courses and virtual lectures along with creating your own distinctive personal profile. Podclass provides you with the ability to search for courses as well as individuals that share your common interests and experiences. Podclass also provides a forum for you to network with other users and your instructors through message boards, chat rooms, and blogs. To improve and develop your experience with Podclass.com we request and display some of your personal information to other users which allows you and other users to identify each other and expand each other's network of connections. You are permitted to change your profile at any time and you are permitted to alter and control how others may view your personal information and how Podclass communicates with you.
Information Collection and Use
Podclass collects personal information submitted by you such as name and email address to authenticate users and send notifications to those users regarding Podclass and any online courses to which the user may subscribe. In addition, in order to assist users in finding and communicating with others Podclass collects additional information such as personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation. Profile information such as member photographs, first names and interests are displayed to facilitate interaction among the users of Podclass. Users' full names are never released to any users or third parties. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging your account and accessing "My account."
Podclass gathers certain non-personally-identifiable information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. Podclass uses this information, which does not identify you individually, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. This information, however, when combined together, can be used to identify the originating computer. This information may be provided to third parties to improve Podclass.com and provide additional services and advertisements to users.
Tell-a-friend Communications to Non-members
Upon completion of a course sign-up, you can invite friends to join Podclass and the course you have enrolled in by sending invitation emails. Podclass stores the email addresses that you provide so that the invitees may be added to your friend's list and also to send reminders of the invitations. Podclass does not sell the email addresses that you may provide or send any communications other than the course invitations and subsequent invitation reminders. Individuals who receive invitation emails from Podclass may contact Podclass to request no additional communications.
You may prevent Podclass email invitations and other Podclass messages from being sent to any email address you control by contacting Podclass at firstname.lastname@example.org [The email must come from the account you wish to block.]
Third Party Advertising
Third Party Links
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Use of Podclass.com by Children under the age of 13
Podclass believes that protecting the privacy of children is important. Although the content on Podclass.com may be used by a parent or guardian of a child under the age of thirteen to benefit such a child, neither Podclass nor any of its services are designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. Although Podclass does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from a person Podclass actually knows is under the age of 13, Podclass does allow a child's parent or guardian, to establish a user profile on behalf of the child. The parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the child's use of Podclass.com and a parent or guardian who registers a child shall assume full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate and complete. Any such parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through Podclass.com for the minor.
Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Blogs and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to message boards, chat rooms, blogs or any other public forum the information that you post can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
If you no longer desire to receive updates or notifications you may opt out of such updates and notifications by logging your account and accessing "My account" and changing your email preferences.
Podclass takes precautionary measures to insure that your information is kept private. Your account is secured by a member-created password. Podclass uses reasonable measures to protect your information that is stored within our database and Podclass restricts access to your information to only those employees of Podclass who need access to such information to perform their job functions, such as our technical staff and customer service personnel. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of your information at any time, therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your information.