Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our websites located at frankenstein200.org and frankenstein.life in which we will refer to collectively below as the “Sites.” Through the Sites, Arizona State University (also referred to as “we,” “us” or “our”) supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (link to https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1516684) will create an experience to research new approaches to the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments, across digital and physical platforms.

We recognize the importance of privacy concerns especially in the Internet environment. With this in mind, we have adopted this Privacy Policy for the Sites.

Information Submitted by Users

In the areas of the Sites where we collect “personally identifiable information” from users, we may explain within those areas the general purposes for collecting the information and will use the information to carry out such purposes as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. “Personally identifiable information” includes, for example, an individual’s name, home address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other information that can be used to identify or contact an individual, whether online or offline.

On all areas of the Sites, we seek to collect personally identifiable information only from adults, not from children under 13.

Our Services Providers (as defined below) may have access to your personally identifiable information as necessary to provide their services. They are required to maintain the privacy of all such information in their possession or control and can only use the information for the purpose that we have contracted them. We do not sell or exchange email addresses with third parties for their own purposes.

Information Collected Automatically

We also collect information by various technical means, without your submitting any information, in order to help us understand the usage of the Sites (such as the number of visitors to the Sites and the most popular pages) and to enhance the user experience (such as whether you have a high or low bandwidth connection to the Internet). The information collected in this way generally is not personally identifiable information.

We also maintain web logs that record basic information about visitors to our Sites such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address for their computers and the type of browser and operating system they use. An IP address is a number designated for your computer by your Internet service provider to provide access to the Internet. We may use your IP address to gather aggregate information on the use of the Sites, but we will only be able to identify you individually if we link the IP address to you as a particular user.

Additional Uses and Disclosures of Information

We may use third parties to help operate our Sites and deliver our services (our “Services Providers”), and we may share the information we collect with them, to use on our behalf, in order to help us operate our Sites and deliver our services.

We may disclose and use the information we collect in connection with investigations of illegal or unauthorized activity or in response to requests by law enforcement agencies as well as government and other authorities.

Security

Frankenstein200 will endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive information collected on the Sites. However, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers.

In some areas of the Sites, you may establish access through a username and a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your password.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personally identifiable information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.

Links From the Sites to Third Party Sites

When you are on our Sites, you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other sites, including other affiliated project sites and unaffiliated, third party educational sites. When you link to such third party sites, you become subject to their terms of use and privacy policies rather than ours. You should review these third party sites’ privacy policies regarding any personally identifiable information that they may collect about you at their sites. Frankesntin200 does not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third party sites and your use of such sites is at your own risk.

Liability

Frankenstein200 shall not be liable for any breach or misuse of any Personal Information stored or used by Frankenstein 200 and shall not be liable for any third party use or storage of Personal Information.

Research

The Frankenstein200 experience will periodically include surveys asking you to rate your participation in the game and your opinions on science and your capability to engage in scientific thinking. Research survey questions might include “I know how to solve problems by doing a science experiment”. We will also be collecting information from your gameplay experience, including posts, achievements, and other communications. We may also track and observe posts on other sites tagged with Frankenstein200-related hashtags. This information will be viewed by the Frankenstein200 research team and will be used only for research purposes.

We will not share your data with anyone outside of the Frankenstein200 research team without your express permission. Our research team will keep your email address so that we can send you messages required for gameplay. At a later date, we may send an email asking to interview you about your experience with the game. This interview is completely optional and will not affect gameplay in any way.

Data gathered from the game will be used primarily in an aggregate form to assess the success or failure of the game. Researchers will endeavor to keep all data or posts completely anonymous.

Researchers at Arizona State University will endeavor to use the data collected to determine if the educational goals of the game are being met. This will help us to establish if and how games like this should be constructed in the future. It is also possible that we may want to use your posts or discussions as examples for research discussions.

If you have any research-related questions, please contact:

Ruth Wylie, Assistant Research Professor

Arizona State University

Ruth.Wylie@asu.edu

Changes to Privacy Policy

Whenever this Privacy Policy for our Sites changes, we will post the changes to the Sites, and such changes will be effective immediately upon posting. If you do not agree to the changes, please do not continue to use the Sites. Under certain circumstances, we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Sites or sending you an e-mail if we have your e-mail address.

Effective date: October 31, 2017

For general inquiries, please contact: support@frankenstein200.org