ProfessorWord is a free bookmarklet that helps you learn vocabulary as you surf the web. This policy describes the types of personal information we may collect and how we use it to provide the ProfessorWord service.
By using ProfessorWord, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this policy. You should know:
- We collect limited account information and store and maintain your bookmarklet usage and account contents on our secure servers.
- We will never rent, sell or share information that personally identifies you for marketing purposes without your express permission.
- You can update your account information and preferences at any time.
To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, at this time ProfessorWord is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13, do not use the ProfessorWord service.
What types of personal information do we collect? How do we use it?
Account information. When you register with ProfessorWord, we will request some personal information, including your first and last name, email address, a username, and password to create your account. Your password will be maintained on our system in an encrypted form.
Bookmarklet Usage/Account Contents. The contents of your ProfessorWord account are stored and maintained on ProfessorWord servers in order to provide the service. Because we keep back-up copies of data for the purposes of recovery from errors or system failure, residual copies of bookmarklet usage records and account contents may remain on our systems for some time, even after you have deleted information or after the termination of your account. ProfessorWord employees do not access the content of any user accounts unless you specifically request them to do so (for example, if you are having technical difficulties accessing your account) or if required by law, to maintain our system, or to protect ProfessorWord or the public.
We also may collect information about the use of your account, such as how much storage you are using, how often you log in and other information related to your registration and use of ProfessorWord. Information displayed or clicked on in your ProfessorWord account (including UI elements, links, and other information) is also recorded. We use this information internally to deliver the best possible service to you, such as improving the ProfessorWord user interface.
ProfessorWord will never sell, rent or share your personal information with any third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission.
Log information. When you use your ProfessorWord account, we collect certain information (the same information that most web sites log when they are accessed). This information, contained in the "header" of your request to access the ProfessorWord page, usually includes the browser type you used, your Internet Protocol address, and the date and time of day. In addition, we log the unique ID provided by our cookie and the URL of the last site you visited. As a basic matter, we need this information to help us provide our services to you. For example, we need to validate your identity in order to maintain the security of the content in your account. We also need to know what Internet Protocol address your query came from so we can send the appropriate pages back to you.
In addition, we log this information for internal business purposes. For example, this log information helps us determine how well our services are working so we can continually improve the quality of ProfessorWord. The log information is also important for security, audit, quality improvement, and other internal business purposes.
How we may contact you.
ProfessorWord may send you information related to your ProfessorWord account or ProfessorWord services. Because we believe such information is important, you will not be given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
Transfer of information.
Updating your information.
You can change your ProfessorWord account settings at any time in the "Settings" section of your account. You can terminate your account at any time, by going to the Delete Account page. We typically deactivate accounts within two business days of such requests. You should be aware, however, that residual copies of information may remain stored on our systems even after the deletion of information or the termination of your account.
We may revise this Policy from time to time. By continuing to access or use the ProfessorWord Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Policy.
If you have any questions about this Policy, feel free to contact us at
We hope you will enjoy using ProfessorWord.
Date of last revision: March 31, 2012
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