privacy policy

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Syngli Inc., its employees and contractors (collectively, "Syngli") operate http://syngli.com. This Privacy Policy ("Policy") covers the entire Syngli website. We have created this Policy for you (the "User") to explain in a straightforward way how your information is collected, used, and protected. Special reference is made to "personally-identifying information", such as your email address, which could be used to identify you. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally-identifying information may be requested. Your use of the website indicates your acceptance of this Policy, and your continued use of the site after any alterations are made to this Policy signals your acceptance of these changes.

Modifications to this Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time, at our sole discretion, with the modified Policy effective immediately upon posting. We will post notice of any materially significant changes to this Policy on the Syngli website, and/or send you an email notice. We recommend that Users check this page (http://syngli.com/privacy.php) periodically for such changes.

Our commitment to privacy

Your privacy is important to us. The only personally-identifying information you are required to submit to use the service is either: a valid email address (in conjunction with a confidential passcode used to verify the integrity of your account) or, should you choose to authenticate your identity via a third-party site such as Facebook or Google, your identity as a user of those sites. We do not share this user authentication information with other parties. By using the site, you are required to affirm that you are at least 13 years old, but you are not required to disclose your actual birthdate or any other personally-identifying biographical data. If you choose to sign in to the service via a third-party site such as Facebook or Google and then to navigate to your Syngli user profile page (http://syngli.com/profile.php), we may in loading that profile page retrieve biographical data that you had previously submitted to those third-party services. However, these biographical data are not stored on our servers, unless and until you explicitly edit and then choose to save these data from your Syngli profile page. Whether you sign in to the service via email address and passcode or via third-party authentication, any personally-identifying biographical data that you do choose to submit as part of your user profile will be kept private from other parties. Any premises for study that you submit will be kept private from other parties or (if you specify) shared with other Users of Syngli in a way that does not publicly identify you as the author of the information. Any email communication you have with us will be kept private, or (if we post this correspondence on our website for the benefit of other Users who may have similar questions as you) published without personally-identifying information. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address and other potentially personally-identifying information may be passively transmitted to our servers when you use the website, but we will not actually use this information to identify you, and we will not share it with other parties.

We will not share the personally-identifying or potentially-personally information you have provided to us with outside parties unaffiliated with Syngli, for marketing or other purposes, except as noted in the following paragraph. We will not use your personally-identifying information in ways unrelated to the ones described in this Policy without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. In the event of a merger or change of ownership of Syngli, we may transfer your information to the new ownership, under condition that your information remains subject to the Policy in effect at the time of the change.

The only exceptions to the guarantees made in the foregoing paragraph are if we are required by law to disclose your information to lawyers, law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to legal process including subpoenas and court orders; to respond to claims that we have violated the rights of third parties, or harassed them by posting or transmitting their personally-identifying information without their consent; to protect the safety, property, and rights of Syngli, its Users, third parties, and the public at large; or to enforce our Terms of Use (http://syngli.com/terms.php). In some cases, such disclosure may need to be made in jurisdictions outside of the United States, if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by the local laws of that jurisdiction, and that such laws apply to Users in that jurisdiction and are consistent with generally-accepted international standards.

We do not participate in link-referral or cross-marketing programs with other sites. We do not run any kind of commercial ads, including banner ads, pop ups, or pop unders. We do not use tracking devices for marketing purposes, such as cookies, web beacons, or single-pixel gifs. We do not send you unsolicited communications for marketing purposes. Users who choose to upload and share premises for study to Syngli may in rare cases choose to provide Uniform Resource Locator (URL) links to third-party websites, which may have different privacy practices than ours. We have no control over, nor responsibility for, the privacy policies of such third-party websites. We recommend that Users read the privacy policies of each and every website they visit.

Our commitment to children's privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. We require Users to provide their birth year when registering at the website as a way of verifying that they are old enough to use the software. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not register at Syngli or provide us with any personal information about yourself. We also encourage minors 13 years or older to ask their parents for permission before uploading any personally-identifying information to the website. We recommend that parents instruct their children on safe internet practices.

Our commitment to data security

Your data are stored on our computers ("servers") located in the United States. We have made a good faith effort to secure the information we collect online. In particular, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to prevent unauthorized access and use of your personally-identifying information, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the correct use of your data. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee complete security, and in particular we cannot guarantee that information you provide to us will not become available to unauthorized persons or the public at large.

Your account information is passcode-protected. Make sure to choose a strong passcode and to keep your passcode safe. Be sure to log out once you are finished with each session using Syngli (rather than simply closing your browser or browser tab), particularly if you are using a public computer, to ensure that session data are not available to other people who may use the same device.

The information we collect and store

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Syngli website.

  1. On some pages, you can enter or edit premises about yourself. The types of personally-identifying information collected at these pages include:

    • Your primary email address (which will serve as your username) and passcode, if you have chosen not to sign in to Syngli via a third-party service such as Facebook or Google
    • Optional information including your secondary email address, name, date of birth, gender, country of residence and highest level of education completed

  2. On other pages, you can enter or edit premises about the world, and organize these premises into courses of study for yourself. The types of information collected at these pages include:

    • Text strings
    • Mathematical equations
    • Image files
    • Sound files
    • Your selection of whether to share each premise with other Users

  3. On other pages, you can specify course settings to organize these premises, and premises shared by other Users, into courses of study for yourself. The types of information collected at these pages include:

    • Course settings determining how premises are ordered during testing
    • Course settings determining how premises are transformed into questions

  4. On still other pages, you can choose to give responses to questions constructed from premises about the world. The types of information collected at these pages include:

    • Text-string responses (to fill-in-the-blank questions)
    • Button-press responses (to true-or-false or multiple-choice questions)
    • Numerical responses (to matching questions)
    • Your assessment of the quality of the questions posed, if you choose submit this feedback

  5. You may choose to send us emails with questions or comments about Syngli, and we may elect to keep these emails as well as your return email address.

  6. Like many other websites, Syngli collects standard web log entries for each page served, potentially including your IP address, location, hardware and browser type, language preference, URLs of webpages you visit just before and during your visit to the Syngli website, and the time and date of your visit.

  7. Like many other websites, Syngli places encrypted cookies (short strings of information) on the computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the website. In our case, these "session cookies" only contain enough information to identify you as a unique User.

The way we use information

  1. We use the premises about yourself that you have provided both to better design our software and for demographic research. We may infrequently use the email address(es) you have provided, if any, for purposes such as sending confirmation and User authentication emails, supplying you with news about Syngli and website upgrades, soliciting your feedback, enabling subscription email services, notice of any change in ownership of Syngli, etc. You will be provided with an opt-out option to preclude further such communications from us to you, except critical emails including those that concern your access to the service. We may use any biographical data such as age and gender that you and other Users have provided, in aggregate, to study how people of different demographic groups learn, and to tailor Syngli's algorithms to these cohorts. On occasion, we may publicly release an aggregate and non-personally-identifying version of the biographical information from you and other Users, for instance to document demographic usage trends. Other Users do not have access to this information, nor do we share it with outside parties.

  2. We use the premises about the world that you you have provided to build a database of knowledge on which you can be tested. We may use the elements of these premises (the items A and B and the relation connecting these items, e.g. "Berlin", "Germany", and "[A] is the capital of [B]") to construct further premises and test questions, without reference to you as the author of the original premises. If you have elected to share the premises you have uploaded with other Users of Syngli, then they will also be able to study using these premises. You should refer to the Terms of Use (http://syngli.com/terms.php) before uploading and sharing premises, to familiarize yourself with what kind of content we allow, and the intellectual property rights that we claim to such content. While you may choose to include personally-identifying information in these shared premises (for example, sound recordings of your voice, or photos taken of you), other Users will not be able to see that you are the User who uploaded them. We may also elect to develop standardized courses of study using such shared premises. Apart from such voluntary sharing by you of premises with other Users of Syngli, we do not share this information with other Users or outside parties.

  3. We use your course settings to create courses of study tailored for you. We do not share this information with other users or outside parties.

  4. We use the responses you provide to questions to enable our software to adapt its questions to your own learning pace, and to refine our premise database. We may aggregate your performance information with that of other Users, for instance to gauge the difficulty of learning a given set of premises, or to display to another User the average performance of many other Users. We may also use these anonymous data to conduct studies of human learning, but not without first obtaining your consent in a separate agreement.. Besides these uses of aggregate, non-personally-identifying data, we do not share this information with other Users or outside parties.

  5. We use the content and return email addresses of emails you send to us to answer these emails. If you email us a question, we may publish it together with our response (but not your name or email address) on our website's help page (http://syngli.com/help.php) to assist other Users who may have a similar question. Apart from this usage, we do not share this information with other Users or outside parties.

  6. We use our web logs to administer and improve the performance of the Syngli website, to respond to your service requests, and to diagnose unanticipated server problems. In combination with other data you have provided, we may also use web logs detect anomalous or abusive User activity such as spam, and to deal with such usage by means including temporary or permanent removal of User content and suspension of User accounts. On occasion, we may publicly release an aggregate and non-personally-identifying version of this information, for instance to document usage trends. Besides this usage, we do not share this information with other Users or outside parties.

  7. Syngli makes minimal use of cookies (and none whatsoever for marketing purposes), using them only to identify you to our servers at each page you visit on the website, e.g. so that we do not have to ask you for your passcode on each page. These cookies expire once you log out or are inactive on the site for a certain duration. We do not share this information with other Users or outside parties.

How you can access, correct, and cancel your information

  1. You can access and change the premises about yourself that you have provided, and which we maintain, by logging into the website using your username and passcode, and navigating to your Syngli user profile page (http://syngli.com/profile.php). If you choose to sign in via third-party services such as Facebook or Google, premises about yourself that you have previously provided to these services may be shown to you at your Syngli user profile page, but are not maintained on our own servers until such time as you explicitly edit and save the premises at your Syngli user profile page. Barring technical problems, the changes you make at that page should be effective immediately. At any time, you have the option to delete your Syngli account. If you delete your account, the premises you have provided about yourself will be deleted from our servers. Backup copies of our database may temporarily preserve these deleted data and their association to you, but these will not be available to other parties.

  2. You can access and change any of the premises about the world that you have provided by logging on to the website and navigating to the content page (http://syngli.com/content.php). Barring technical problems, the changes you make there should be effective immediately. If you delete a premise, the content (text strings, images, and/or sound files) may remain on our servers. This applies both in the event that you have shared the premise with other Users, and in the event that other Users have uploaded the same content, whether independently of you or by copying your shared premise. But if you delete such a shared premise, all reference to you as the User who provided these data will be removed - that is, the premise will be "anonymized". Similarly, if you delete your account, all shared premises that you have uploaded will be anonymized. Backup copies of our database may temporarily preserve your premises and their association to you, even after deletion of unshared premises and anonymization of shared premises, but these will not be available to other parties.

  3. You can access and change your course settings by logging on to the website and navigating to the settings page (http://syngli.com/courses.php). Barring technical problems, the changes you make there should be effective immediately. If you delete your account, your course settings will be deleted from our servers. Backup copies of our database may temporarily preserve these deleted data and their association to you, but these will not be available to other parties.

  4. The responses you make to questions posed to you during your study using Syngli may be stored by us indefinitely. If you delete your account, all reference to you as the User who made these responses will be removed - that is, the responses will be anonymized.

  5. Our records of emails from you may be stored by us indefinitely and are not amenable to User access or alteration.

  6. Our web logs may be stored by us indefinitely and are not amenable to User access or alteration.

  7. Cookies are stored on your computer, mobile phone, or other device. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your device, you can adjust your browser to decline any cookies before logging in to Syngli. Note that the Syngli website may not function optimally with cookies disabled.

International (non-US) Users

By creating an account with Syngli, and uploading information to our website, you consent to having your data transmitted to, and stored and processed within, the United States. You acknowledge and agree that we may use the information you have provided to us for the purposes set out in this Policy or in other communications with you, including the transmission of your data outside the jurisdiction where you reside.

How to contact us

Should you have other questions or concerns about This Privacy Policy, please send us an email at .

Effective March 24, 2017