Who we are
Our website address is: https://brainstormeducation.com.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, Brainstorm, Inc. provides this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, Brainstorm, Inc. makes a link to it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you complete our contact forms, they only go to Brainstorm, Inc. employees and those affiliated to Brainstorm, Inc. such as the owners. None of your information is sold, shared, or provided to any source outside of Brainstorm, Inc. All of our forms are GDPR compliant. We only collect information that is relevant to your experience as a Brainstorm customer.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Like most website operators, Brainstorm, Inc. collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Brainstorm, Inc.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Brainstorm, Inc.’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Brainstorm, Inc. may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Brainstorm, Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Brainstorm, Inc. only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Brainstorm, Inc. web site. All information marked with an asterisk (*) is required for a particular service.
Your IP address may also be logged. IP addresses may be used in fraud prevention and/or to prosecute perpetrators of fraud or other abuses.
On some pages, you may order products, make requests, and register to receive materials. The information collected for these sections is strictly confidential and only shared with shippers, payment processors and/or selected partners as needed in order to fulfill the services you have selected to engage with us. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
Billing and Shipping Address(es)*
possibly Credit Card number or other payment information. If a credit card number is collected it is only securely transmitted to a 3rd-party payment gateway and your credit card number is never stored on our servers.
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. The information collected for these sections is strictly confidential and only shared with shippers as needed. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
Brainstorm, Inc. uses the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
Brainstorm, Inc. uses the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
Brainstorm, Inc. uses return email addresses to answer the email Brainstorm, Inc. receives. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties except to facilitate this exchange of email.
Brainstorm, Inc. may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design the Brainstorm, Inc. web site and to share with advertisers. For example, Brainstorm, Inc. may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our Brainstorm, Inc. web site, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but Brainstorm, Inc. would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
Finally, Brainstorm, Inc. never uses or shares the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Who we share your data with
We don’t. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
The data provided by Brainstorm, Inc. to third parties is strictly limited to that which is provided by you to complete specific transactions that you have requested. This includes third party payment processors and shippers.
Your contact information
Certain visitors to Brainstorm, Inc.’s website choose to interact with Brainstorm, Inc. in ways that require Brainstorm, Inc. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Brainstorm, Inc. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Brainstorm, Inc. updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Brainstorm, Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Brainstorm, Inc.. Brainstorm, Inc. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
How we protect your data
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, Brainstorm, Inc. has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information Brainstorm, Inc. collects online.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Data breach procedures will prompt us to notify all our customers stored in the area that has been breached. All passwords and access to all areas, even those not breached, will be updated immediately. All servers, even those not breached, will be re-scanned (happens daily already) for any malware or identified reasons for the breach. All software updates applied (monthly updates are occurring already).
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
Should you have questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us