1. Data 3C Collects
You may provide us information when you register for the Services, access or use Service content or features, sign up to receive emails or other communications, use community features such as discussion forums, participate in promotions, or directly contact us with questions or feedback. 3C may also collect Data as described below:
a. Personal Data
b. Non-Personal Data
Cookies are text files sent by Web servers to Web browsers and are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device. If the browser is loading a page and the server requests the data stored in the cookie, the data contained within the cookie is sent back to the server. Cookies contain data about the user’s activities on a website and can be used by Web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on that website and can identify users returning to that website.
Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies. 3C uses persistent cookies to enable our Services to recognize you when you visit or return to a Service. This Data includes the browser or operating system that you use, your IP address, and the date and time you have viewed certain pages on Services, by ways of example. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until you delete them or until they expire automatically at their expiration date. Session cookies are temporary cookies that typically expire at the end of the web browsing session on a website. 3C uses session cookies to keep track of you while you navigate a Service. A session cookie expires at the end of the user session, i.e., when the Web browser is closed.
Cookies contain Data that we have previously stored from prior interactions with a Service and may allow us to link to other Data we have about you (such as previous purchases and subscriptions). Services use Data we obtain from cookies for the following purposes:
b. Third-party Cookies
When users visit Services, third-party cookies (such as Google advertising cookies) may be sent to their computers by 3C’s service providers. Third party advertisers may use data obtained from these cookies:
c. Managing Your Cookie Settings
Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may limit your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.
3. How 3C Uses Your Data
4. Google Analytics Advertising Features 3C Has Implemented
3C may use certain Google Analytics Advertising Features, which contain third party cookies. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. 3C follows the Google Analytics policy requirements found at https://support.google.com, which are incorporated herein by reference. The specific Google Analytics Advertising Features that 3C uses include only the following: Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and Integrated Services that require google analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. 3C does not use the Google remarketing features. You can opt out of the foregoing Google Analytics Advertising Features by following the instructions at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
5. Release of Data to Third Parties
Personal Data collected as a function of the Services will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provided the Data and in the following instances:
With regard to the principle of Accountability for Onward Transfer, for example, we remain liable if our agent processes such personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
6. Third Party Websites and Advertisers
3C may also permit advertisers, third party ad networks, or other advertising companies to place advertisements on Services. Please be advised that such companies may gather Data about your visit to Services (through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies) to enable such advertising companies to market products or services to you, to monitor which ads have been served to your browser and which Web pages you were viewing when such ads were delivered. Follow this link to learn more: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT COVER THE COLLECTION AND USE OF DATA BY SUCH ADVERTISING COMPANIES.
7. Forums, Chat Rooms, and Other Public Posting Areas
Please note that any Data you include in a message you post to any forum, discussion boards, chat rooms, or other public posting area is available to others. If you don’t want people to know your email address, for example, don’t include it in any message you post publicly. PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DISCLOSING ANY DATA IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS, AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF THE DATA THAT YOU DISCLOSE IN PUBLIC POSTING AREAS.
8. Opt Out of Communications
We communicate with users on a regular basis via email. For example, we will use your email address to contact you to confirm a request you have made of 3C, to send you notice of upcoming payments that are due, to send you information about changes to our Services, to send notices and other disclosures as required by law, and to send you a periodic 3C newsletter or other communications. 3C provides you the opportunity to opt out if you do not want to receive communications from us regarding new Services offered by 3C or if you do not want us to share your Personal Data with third parties for non-Service related purposes. For emails, you may opt out by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within the text of an email. We will process your request to unsubscribe as soon as possible, but please be aware that in some circumstances you may receive a few more messages until the unsubscribe request is processed. If you have elected to receive notices to your mobile device via text message, you may opt out by replying “STOP” to such mobile messages. You may receive a confirmatory text message in response to your “STOP” request and you hereby consent to receipt of such confirmation. As noted above, to opt out of the Google Analytics advertising features outlined above, follow the instructions at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
9. Data Retention
We keep your Data for as long as your relationship with Services continues and as required by law. We retain your Data as necessary to continue to provide Services including fulfilling orders, accessing applications, etc. This includes Data you or others provided to us and Data obtained from your use of Services. There may be some instances where we retain Non-Personal Data in a depersonalized or aggregated form.
10. Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Data
We provide you with several options for managing Your Data, including:
Your Data may continue to be accessed by others until they refresh their cache. We will not delete any comments or posts you have made on any public posting areas.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding 3C’s disclosure of personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at email@example.com or 1-919-677-0102.
12. Children’s Privacy
Some of our Services are intended for and are used by children. “Children” are individuals under the age of 13 (or under a higher age if mandated by the laws of the jurisdiction in which they reside). 3C is committed to protecting the privacy of children who use our Services. 3C complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from children under 13. 3C practices are compliant with the guidelines provided by the Federal Trade Commission to date. Specifically:
13. EU user Consent
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, 3C commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints should first contact 3C at:
Mailing Address: 3C Institute,
2645 Meridian Parkway, Suite 350, Durham, NC 27713
3C has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit JAMS for more information or to file a complaint. The services of JAMS are provided at no cost to you. Contact JAMS online at https://www.jamsadr.com/file-an-eu-us-privacy-shield-claim.
The Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over 3C’s compliance with the Privacy Shield.
14. EU Data Subjects
3C respects the rights of EEA residents to access, correct, and request erasure or restriction of their personal information if GDPR is applicable. If you are a resident of the EEA, you generally have a right to know whether or not 3C maintains Your Data. If Your Data is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask 3C to update it. You have the right to object to 3C’s processing of Your Data. You may also ask 3C to delete or restrict Your Data. To exercise these rights, please contact 3C via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please understand that 3C may need to verify your identify before processing your request.
15. How We Protect Your Personal Data
Credit card data is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption or Transport Layer Security (“TLS”). Purchaser Data is a high priority and we use our own protective measures, as well as the capabilities of our software and hardware vendors.
We provide reasonable security controls to protect electronic Data that we receive from you against foreseeable hazards, but please note that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. In addition, use of email to transmit Data is insecure and violates 3C policy. Therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Data you transmit to us and you understand that any Data you transfer to 3C is done at your own risk.
We realize there can be incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions, as almost every website, service, and user encounters. In those instances, our goals are to move quickly to isolate the problem, ensure or restore proper functionality, and minimize any inconvenience to our users. As appropriate and necessary, 3C will notify the relevant authorities of these incidents of misuse or unauthorized program incursions of the Service.
In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to transfer the Data collected via Services.
18. Contacting 3C
If you believe you have not received an appropriate response from us regarding your question or complaint, and if you are an EEA user, you may contact the applicable supervisory authority below based on your residence:
Last Updated: January 10, 2019
Dr. Childress obtained her PhD in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to 3C Institute, she served as a research associate and a postdoctoral fellow in the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working on a longitudinal imaging study aimed at identifying the early markers of autism through behavioral and imaging methodologies. She has 19 years of autism research experience, during which she has examined the behavioral, personality, and cognitive characteristics of individuals with autism and their family members. Dr. Childress also has experience developing behavioral and parent report measurement tools, coordinating multi-site research studies, and collecting data from children and families. She has taught courses and seminars in general child development, autism, and cognitive development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.