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Mathigon wants to provide the world’s best, personalised educational content for every student. This is only possible by collecting and storing a certain amount of personal information. Please read this page carefully, to understand how we process your data.

You can contact us at any time, if you have questions or concerns regarding your privacy, if you would like to see all the data we have about you, or if you would like us to delete that data. Please email privacy@mathigon.org, or use our contact form.

By using Mathigon, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of data as described below.

What data do we collect?

Personal Data
When you create a Mathigon account, we ask you to provide a certain amount of personal information: your name, email address, data of birth, password, and country. If you log in with Facebook or Google, we also receive this data from your social media profile. You can update your details on your Account Settings page.

Knowledge and Ability
As you use Mathigon, we track which exercises you solve correctly and incorrectly, and try to estimate how well you understand different topics in Mathematics. We also track the questions you ask, hints you receive from the virtual personal tutor, and similar interactions.

Browsing Analytics
Like most websites, we collect some basic data about your browsing behaviour whenever you visit Mathigon.org, even if you haven’t created an account. This includes your IP address, approximate location, browser and device brand, duration on the site, which pages you visited, which links you clicked on, and what website you visited just before Mathigon (the “referrer”).

Email Analytics
When we send you an email newsletter, we may track if you opened it, when and where you opened it, what links you clicked on, and whether you forwarded it.

Contact Form and Communication
Users contacting us via email or our online form provide any personal details at their own risk. Your information is kept private, stored securely, and deleted when no longer required (e.g. when the question or query has been resolved).

What do we do with that data?

Personalisation
Using your data, we can personalise Mathigon whenever you visit: by remembering your progress, adapting the content, or suggesting what to learn next.

Improving our Content
We often look at user data to refine our content, features, and marketing – for yourself, as well as for all other users. This includes diagnosing technical or pedagogical problems, A/B testing new functionality, and improving the overall user experience.

Sharing with Teachers and Parents
If your Mathigon account is linked to a teacher or parent, we’ll share some of your progress data. This includes how often you visited Mathigon, how long you spent on the site, which exercises you answered, and how well you mastered different topics.

Aggregated Analytics
We may aggregate the data from many of our users, so that it is no longer personally identifiable. We may share this with third parties or the general public, for marketing, advertising, or other similar uses.

Email Newsletter
When creating an account, you can sign up for our email newsletter. We’ll contact you occasionally about new features and content, or to ask you to participate in surveys and research studies. You can unsubscribe at any time, using the link at the end of every email or on your Account Settings page.

As part of our service, we might share some of your data with third parties (“sub-processors”). This includes mLab (database storage), Google (hosting, analytics, and advertising), Stripe and Paypal (donations), and Sendgrid (emails sending). Please refer to their respective privacy policies for more details.

We may also share personally identifiable information with third parties in order to (1) satisfy any applicable law, regulation or governmental request, to (2) detect and prevent fraud, security, or technical issues, to (3) protect our rights, property, or safety, our users and the public, or (4) after we have received your explicit permission to do so.

If Mathigon is ever acquired or sold, your personal data may be transferred to a new controller. They may continue to store and process your data according to the guidelines set out in this Privacy Policy.

Security, Access and Deletion

We try to take all appropriate measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, loss, modification, or disclosure. However, like all websites, there is always some risk that reasons like hardware or software failure, human error, or malicious intent might compromise the security of your data.

Mathigon cannot be held liable for unauthorised or unintended access to users’ personal data. If we detect a data breach that affects personal data, we will disclose it within 72 hours.

At any time, you may request to receive a copy of all the personal data we have about you, to correct data that you believe is inaccurate, or to have your data deleted. You can email us at privacy@mathigon.org or via our contact form, and we will respond to your requests within 30 days. Please note that, where permitted under applicable law, we may charge a small administrative fee and/or ask for proof of identity

Unless you request so at an earlier time, we will delete your account and user data if you haven’t logged in to Mathigon for more than four years.

Cookies

Like most websites, Mathigon uses Cookies to identify users, personalise content, and collect analytics. Cookies are small pieces of text that are saved on your computer whenever you visit Mathigon.org. They allow us to recognise and track your browser as you navigate our website and the internet. By themselves, our cookies do not contain any information that would allow us to identify individual users.

Additional cookies may be stored on your computer by third party websites, such as when logging in with social media accounts, or when clicking on referral links and advertising.

You can delete or disable cookies in your browser settings, or by visiting Mathigon in a private/incognito browser window.

External Content

Occasionally, Mathigon will link to external websites. While we do our best to curate high quality content, we can’t guarantee the quality, relevance and safety of these external sites. You should always be cautious when clicking on links, and you do so at your own risk. Mathigon cannot be held liable for damages caused by visiting any external links.

Mathigon also contains social sharing buttons, which let you publish content directly to various social media platforms. You are advised that you do so at your own discretion. Note that many social media sites will track your request, and use it to personalise their other content and advertising.

Changes to this Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically, and we will notify you when that happens. You will have a chance to review and consent to any changes before continuing to use Mathigon.

Last updated on 19 May 2018.

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of Mathigon (“we” or “our”) websites, services, and applications (collectively the “Service”). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all 2visitors, users, and others who access or use the Service.

Your Use of the Service

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you are using the Services on behalf of an organization or entity (“Organization”), then you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of that Organization and you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind the Organization to these Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” refers to you and that Organization.

You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with Mathigon, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations. The Service may change from time to time as we evolve, refine, or add more features to the Service, often without prior notice to you. In addition, Mathigon may temporarily or permanently stop providing the Service, or any features within the Service, to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice.

Your Account

You must provide us accurate information when you create your Mathigon account. Your Mathigon account gives you access to the Services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion. We may maintain different types of accounts for different types of users or organizations. If you connect to Mathigon with a third-party service, you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your login credentials for that service. You may never use another user’s account without permission.

Account Security

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with Mathigon or a third-party service. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords that use a combination of upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols with your account. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. Mathigon cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements. You must notify Mathigon immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorised use of your account.

Mathigon’s License to you

Subject to these Terms, Mathigon gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, and non-exclusive license to use the Service. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Terms in the Service. We can terminate this license at any time for any reason or for no reason.

Mathigon Property, Copyrights and Feedback

All right, title, and interest in and to the Service (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Mathigon and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the Mathigon name or any of the Mathigon trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Mathigon, or the Service is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

Use of Content

All Content in or on the Service, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted by users, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We do not endorse, support, represent, or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Service or endorse any opinions expressed via the Service. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Service, and we cannot take responsibility for such Content. If you use or rely on any Content or materials posted via the Service or obtained by you through the Service, it is at your own risk. 17Under no circumstances will [COMPANY NAME] be liable in any way for any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content in the Service.

You agree that you are responsible for your use of the Service, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your Content by other users and third parties. You understand that if you do not have the right to submit Content to the Service, doing so may subject you to liability. Mathigon will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by Mathigon in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power, and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit including all necessary rights to upload your Content for use in accordance with these terms and conditions.

Acceptable Use of Mathigon

Mathigon is trusted by its users, and we trust you to use our Service responsibly. You agree not to misuse the Service. For example, you must not, and must not attempt to do the following things:

  • use the Service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities;
  • post any Content on the Service in violation of any applicable law, including intellectual property laws and right of privacy or publicity laws, or any contractual obligation;
  • impersonate others through the Service or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others;
  • publish or post other people’s private or personally identifiable information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission;
  • send unsolicited communications, promotions or advertisements, or spam;
  • publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer or to compromise a user’s privacy;
  • access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Service, Mathigon’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Mathigon’s providers;
  • probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures;
  • access or search the Services by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping”);
  • forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Service to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information;
  • interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Service, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Service. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  • We may investigate and/or suspend your account if you violate any of the above rules. Furthermore, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in our sole and absolute judgment, you violate these Terms, or abuse the use of our Service.

Privacy

We care about the privacy of our users. We collect, use, and share personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information as described in our Privacy Policy. You agree that by using the Service, you agree to the collection of such information worldwide.

No Warranty

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, [COMPANY NAME] AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

Licences

All content on mathigon.org and its subdomains, including downloadable apps and resources, is © Mathigon / Philipp Legner, and no parts of it should not be copied, modified or republished in any way, without written permission.

You are free to use any content for non-commercial, educational purposes, as long as you credit Mathigon appropriately (including schools, universities and tutoring). However please not that some of the illustrations and media on Mathigon might have different licenses (see below), and you are responsible for complying with those.

Image and Media Credits

Icons: © iconmonstr, © Depositphotos / Introwiz and Graphica
Home Page Header: © Depositphotos / Krisdog, kytalpa, galdzer
Banners: © Depositphotos / agsandrew, Ivankmit, petrograd99, monkeybusiness, nikkytok

All other images, unless otherwise stated, are © Mathigon or in the public domain. If you believe we made any mistakes, please email us at rights@mathigon.org

Fair Use

Some parts of this website include stills and short clips from movies or TV shows, which belong to the respective production or distribution companies. Based on the AUSOC Code of Best Practices, this qualifies as ‘Fair Use’ under US law, since we are “quoting in order to recombine elements to make a new work that depends for its meaning on (often unlikely) relationships between the elements”. All these extracts are used solely for non-profit educational purposes, extracts are very short, and the use has no effect upon the value of the original. Different laws may apply in other countries.