NEBHE PBL Projects Privacy and Terms of Use

Privacy

Overview

Your privacy is important to the New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) Problem Based Learning (PBL) Projects, and we are committed to respecting that privacy. This statement describes the personal information practices for NEBHE’s PBL Projects website, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Personal Information

In general, you can visit NEBHE’s PBL Projects website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information about yourself. The PBL Projects team invites attendees of its workshops and presentations to share personal contact information with us to be added to mailing lists and listservs, enabling our team to share information on the PBL Projects with you. We will not make your contact information or any other personally identifiable information available to anyone outside of NEBHE or its service providers (who use the information only for authorized NEBHE purposes) unless we are legally required to do so. Sharing personal information with NEBHE’s PBL Projects is voluntary, and individuals can request to be removed from our mailing lists and listservs at any time by contacting pblprojects@nebhe.org.

In addition to the above, we collect certain anonymous (non-personally identifiable) and non-anonymous information to help us improve the PBL Projects materials and to conduct research on the PBL Projects efficacy. We collect information you provide about your use of and satisfaction with the PBL Projects through email you send us, and through paper and electronic surveys, whether or not you voluntarily include your contact information. In many cases, personal information is voluntarily provided to assist our team with its efficacy research.

Aggregate Data and Analytics

We may use web analysis tools that are built into the PBL Projects website to measure and collect anonymous session information from visits to the PBL Projects website to help us provide better customer service and a better customer experience, but we do so in ways that keep user’s personal identity and information anonymous. NEBHE or the analytic vendors it selects may use this data to analyze site usage trends and statistics, to help us improve our site.

When we report information about PBL Projects access, use, and impact, we report aggregate, non-personally identifiable data. Occasionally, we report quoted feedback from users. We do not attribute feedback to specific individuals unless we obtain permission to use that person’s name along with the feedback. Similarly, we do not use photos or videos of individuals unless we have permission to use that person’s image, regardless of whether we include that person’s name. Names of individuals and institutions will be listed if desired. To include your name or institution in a photo or video in which it is currently unlisted, please contact pblprojects@nebhe.org.

Information Gathered through Cookies and Other Technologies

In general, you can use NEBHE’s PBL Projects website in all ways without using the technology known as “cookies.” A cookie is a short identifier, stored on your computer, that a site may use to identify you when you make return visits to it. The features of the NEBHE website were designed to work without cookies, so if you turn them off, you may still browse, search, and order publications at our site.

Terms of Use

Overview

Welcome to the NEBHE’s PBL Projects website. Many of our instructional materials and resources are designed to be tailored to individual courses and curricula. As such, the PBL Projects invite you to use, distribute and modify some of its materials as indicated in the following sections on our use of Copyright and Creative Commons licenses. Please contact pblprojects@nebhe.org with any questions about the below designations and explanations.

Copyrighted Material and Creative Commons Licensing

NEBHE’s PBL Projects website contains copyrighted materials, including text, logos, videos, photos, graphics, and sound, that are protected by copyrights that are owned by NEBHE. These materials may not be distributed for any commercial use, meaning that users may not sell, profit from, or commercialize any of the PBL Projects materials.

Some of the materials on NEBHE’s PBL Projects are copyrighted with the Creative Commons license Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike CC BY-NC-SA. This license allows users of CC BY-NC-SA materials to remix, tweak, and build upon this work non-commercially, as long as NEBHE’s PBL Projects are credited, and new materials created are licensed under identical terms. NEBHE’s PBL Projects’ CC BY-NC-SA materials may not be distributed for any commercial use, meaning that users may not sell, profit from, or commercialize any of the PBL Projects materials.

The project encourages you to contact pblprojects@nebhe.org with any questions about the copyright designations and explanations described above.

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