Privacy Policy

Saltbox exists to provide you with reliable aggregation, storage and analysis of your learning data. We know that you care about how your personal information and data is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. By visiting the Saltbox website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy.

This Privacy Policy covers Saltbox's treatment of personal information that Saltbox gathers when you are on the Saltbox website and when you use Saltbox services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Saltbox does not own or control, or to individuals that Saltbox does not employ or manage.

Information collected by Saltbox

We only collect personal and organizational information that is relevant to the purpose of our website and services. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience.

What does this mean?

We collect information to make Saltbox services useful and valuable to you.


Information you provide to us:

  1. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of certain features.
  2. Registration: In order for you to use Saltbox services you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal and/or company information.
  3. We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Saltbox and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, Saltbox cookie information, and the page you requested. Saltbox uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.
  4. Saltbox may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed.
  5. Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While Saltbox will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

What does this mean?

We collect your registration and user profile data. Our servers also collect log information used to make the website faster and better.


Email communications

Saltbox is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing Your Information" section below. Saltbox may send out e-mails with Saltbox-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from Saltbox, which inform you of actions that have been performed on the site. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, you may follow the instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail message. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

What does this mean?

We will send you emails based on your profile settings. From time to time, we may send emails to all our users.


Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. Saltbox cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of Saltbox's features. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

What does this mean?

To remember you, our system will give you a cookie. It's safe.


Sharing your information

Saltbox neither rents nor sells your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.

Saltbox Personnel: Saltbox personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of Saltbox business.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Saltbox, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

Protection of Saltbox and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Saltbox, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk.

With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.

What does this mean?

We do not sell your information to anyone. However, we may release other information to authorities where required by law or if our assets are acquired.


Keeping information secure

Your Saltbox account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

What does this mean?

Your account is protected by an encrypted password. We keep it secure, you must also keep it safe. Our employees may not access your account unless required to do a specific job.


Ways to control use and display of your information

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website.

If you do not wish to receive e-mail from us, please follow the instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail message.

However, please note that you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

As explained earlier, the "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our attractive features.

What does this mean?

You can choose not to share information with us, but your experience of the site may be limited. However, until your account is deleted, you may receive all system emails.


U.S. - E.U. and U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks

Saltbox adheres both to the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor Framework, including the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles concerning the transfer of personal data from the European Union (“EU") to the United States of America, and to the U.S. – Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, including the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles concerning the transfer of personal data from Switzerland to the United States (collectively, the “Safe Harbor Privacy Principles.") Saltbox has certified that it follows the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement published by the U.S. Department of Commerce with respect to all such data. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles shall govern.

To learn more about the Safe Harbor program and to view Saltbox’s certification, please visit: http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact John Delano at john.delano@saltbox.com.

What does this mean?

Saltbox adheres to the privacy principles regarding the collection and transfer of personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States.


Change to this privacy policy

Saltbox may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Saltbox website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

What does this mean?

This privacy policy may change at any time.


Conditions of use

If you decide to visit the Saltbox website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolutions of disputes, and application of Washington State law.

What does this mean?

Visiting Saltbox is subject to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Last Updated: July 22nd, 2015