Shelton

Who we are

This is Shelton Virtual Institute. Our website address is: https://sheltonvirtual.com. It belongs to Shelton Academy Education Foundation, and it offers educational courses and events. Narratrix and LDTS are service providers who work for Shelton Academy Education Foundation to make Shelton Virtual Institute as it is.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Shelton Virtual Institute uses cookies to track user activity and to enhance your experience in our online community pages. We also use Google Analytics to track anonymous user behavior information. To learn more about Google Analytics and your options, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Who we share your data with

Shelton Virtual Institute does not share your data. However, its service providers have access to it. Thus, Narratrix and LDTS, as service providers of Shelton Virtual Institute, and the teachers who work with us, may use the collected data only to improve the service provided directly to Shelton Virtual Institute.

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. A fee may apply. You can also request that we erase or modify 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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Learners’ activity while taking a course is registered in a private Learning Record Store, which the only purpose is tracking its learning progress.

Who do we sell your data to?

We do not send any of your data to anybody at all. It simply has nothing to do with our purpose at all. And it will always be like that.

Your contact information

Your contact information is the data you can see at My Profile. There you can review and change it.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at learn@narratrix.org.