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Privacy statement

The Student Centered Design Lab (SCDL) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safest online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the SCDL website and governs data collection and usage. By using the SCDL website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

This Privacy Policy is effective February 5, 2020.

Collection of Your Personal Information

SCDL collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, and telephone number. SCDL also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender identification, preferences, interests and favorites. As part of your participation in any SCDL projects or research studies, SCDL may also collect additional information, such as your socioeconomic status and organizational information.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by SCDL. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by SCDL for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SCDL website. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SCDL public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: SCDL does not read any of your private online communications.

SCDL encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from SCDL so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. SCDL is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the SCDL and SCDL family of websites.

To ensure compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 6501-6506 (“COPPA”), SCDL does not collect personal information online from children under the age of 13.

Use of Your Personal Information

SCDL collects and uses your personal information to operate the SCDL website and deliver the services you have requested. SCDL also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SCDL and its affiliates. SCDL may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered by the California Community Colleges.

SCDL does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. SCDL may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, and telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, SCDL may share data with trusted partners, such as the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and administrative service providers (i.e. program managers or other direct service staff), to help us perform statistical analyses, send you email, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SCDL, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SCDL does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Online Tracking

SCDL keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within SCDL, in order to determine what SCDL services are the most popular. These data are used to deliver customized content and advertising within SCDL to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Some browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. At this time, we do not respond to browser do not track signals.

SCDL websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SCDL or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SCDL; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SCDL, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The SCDL website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SCDL pages or register with SCDL site or services, a cookie helps SCDL to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SCDL website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SCDL features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SCDL services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

SCDL secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. SCDL secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

SCDL will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SCDL encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SCDL is protecting your information. SCDL will notify users of any updates to this Statement of Privacy by providing a notification on the SCDL homepage.

Contact Information

SCDL welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SCDL has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SCDL at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.