Statement of Privacy

ChildFund Advisory Network, an online community operated and managed by Socratic Technologies is committed to protecting your privacy. The ChildFund Advisory Network Statement of Privacy outlined below applies to the Web site, Web surveys, and other supporting panel Web sites produced and maintained by Socratic Technologies.

This statement will notify you of the following:

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Notice please contact Socratic Technologies.

Privacy Commitment and Philosophy

Socratic Technologies is being managed for market research purposes only. No one will ever attempt to sell you anything as a direct result of your participation. All individual information provided is strictly confidential.

ChildFund Advisory Network surveys are conducted for market research purposes only. All of our research studies report information in aggregate form (i.e., information about groups, not individuals). No one will ever attempt to sell you anything as a direct result of your participation in one of our surveys. All individual information provided is held strictly confidential.

Collection of Personal Information

To join ChildFund Advisory Network, we invite you to complete a brief registration survey that gathers some personal information. We ask that you provide your name and email address so that we can send you email invitations to participate.

Socratic Technologies may also collect information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include (among other things) your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Socratic Technologies for the operation of our Web sites and services, to maintain quality of our services, and to provide general statistics regarding use of our Web sites and services.

How do you use the information I provide when I register?

The information you provide to us when you register is used only for the purposes of better understanding your interests, activities and profile. No one else will have access to your name, address, email or any other personal information. Socratic Technologies respects your privacy and holds this information completely confidential. Your answers will be combined with hundreds of other participants' answers and only reported in total.

Usage and Sharing of Personal Information

The ChildFund Advisory Network participant information is stored in our proprietary database, and used to communicate with you as an Advisor in this program.

Socratic Technologies may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Socratic Technologies, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Socratic Technologies will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Socratic Technologies; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Socratic Technologies; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Socratic Technologies, its Web sites and services, or the public and, (d) protect the safety of children served by ChildFund International.

Is my name going to wind up on other mailing lists?

Absolutely not! Socratic Technologies considers your privacy to be of the utmost importance to our business. No one else will have access to your name, address, email or any other personal information. No one will try to sell you anything, and no other organization will contact you for any purpose as a result of joining the ChildFund Advisory Network or taking its surveys.

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Affiliation with Online Privacy Organizations

We are committed to protecting your child's privacy online and our practices are in full compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), as regulated by the FTC. This means that Socratic Technologies does not conduct research with minors under the age of 13 without a statement of permission from the parents or guardians. To learn more about COPPA, please visit

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Usage of Cookies

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide you a convenience feature that will save you time.  For example, if you register with ChildFund Advisory Network, a cookie could be used to help the site recall your specific information and/or preferences on subsequent visits.  Then, when you access the site in the future, the information previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the ChildFund Advisory Network features you customized on your previous visit. While some ChildFund Advisory Network Web site features require use of cookies, you always have the option to disable cookies while registering or completing a survey without affecting your participation.

Advisor Services and Opt-Out Policy

The ChildFund Advisory Network provides you with a Manage Your Profile area of our website, where you may correct or update your information, or ‘opt-out’ (i.e., remove yourself) from participating in the ChildFund Advisory Network. Please note that in some cases it may take two to three business days for your information to be removed.

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Security of Personal Information

The ChildFund Advisory Network takes strict measures to ensure every aspect of your information is kept secure, protecting your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment. Access to all personal information is restricted and limited to a few key personnel. Socratic Technologies will never ask you for private information such as your credit card number as part of our research. Your profile information is highly confidential and will be used only by the ChildFund Advisory Network to email you information about this site and activity related to your participation on the ChildFund Advisory Network.

Other Pertinent Information

Notification of Changes
If there are ever any material changes in our privacy policy practices, you will be notified directly. Socratic Technologies will take all possible measures to obtain your consent if the information we collect from you is going to be used in a different manner than stated at the time of registration. Any changes in our privacy statement will be posted 30 days prior to that change.

Contact Information
Socratic Technologies welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Socratic Technologies has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Socratic Technologies by email, postal mail, phone or through our Contact Us page.

ChildFund Advisory Network Privacy Policy
c/o Socratic Technologies
245 N. Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
1-800-5-SOCRATIC (1-800-576-2728)

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