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Privacy Policy

This document was last updated August 27th, 2014


IRIS is committed to protecting the privacy of those individuals who visit the IRIS website. Federal law requires us to tell you how we collect, use, share and protect your personal information, and puts limits on how we can use your personal information. The information collected through this Website is used to provide the programs, services and materials you request; fulfill purchasing, billing and shipping requirements; and enhance your online experience. The following is a brief overview of our privacy policy and unless otherwise stated addresses the information collected from you via online only. PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY OFTEN. Its terms often change, according to changes in industry practice and law.

Any question concerning this Privacy Policy can be addressed by completing the questions or comments section located on our contact page.

If your use of this Website is through membership in an organization, please contact your Organization Administrator for the Multi-User Subscriber License’s Privacy Terms, which are in addition to these Terms.

1. Overview:

When you open an account on this Website, IRIS asks for personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, and physical address. If you subscribe through a credit card, the account data or other payment method data necessary to process your subscription payments and verify your assent to the purchase will be collected. From time to time, IRIS may make it possible for you to provide other information about yourself on an optional basis. If you choose to provide this information, you are giving IRIS permission to use and store it consistent with this Privacy Policy. Therefore, when you sign into your account, you are not anonymous to us.

In addition, IRIS automatically collects information about your interactions with the Website and IRIS Properties. For example, IRIS automatically collects information about your interactions with video content. In addition, IRIS automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, software and hardware attributes, the page you request, and cookie information, as discussed below in the section titled "What are cookies, and how are they and other technologies used to collect information?" section.

We also may collect information about you from other sources, including through commercially available sources, such as data aggregators, public databases and business partners. This information may include your interests, purchasing behavior and your activities online, such as websites visited and advertisements viewed. We may combine all of the information we collect about you and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

What are cookies, and how are they and other technologies used to collect information?

Cookies are small bits of information that are stored in separate files within your computer's Internet browser. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website or other platform. For example, cookies can store your session for easy sign-in to a website or other platform you have previously visited. Cookies allow IRIS to make your visits to this Website and IRIS Properties more enjoyable.

With whom does IRIS share the information?

The information collected on this Website is currently collected for the exclusive use of IRIS and its employees for business purposes only and shared with third parties for the day to day operation of the website. Third-party applications are listed below. There may also be instances when IRIS may disclose personally identifiable information without providing you with a choice: in order to protect its legal rights, or those of its affiliates, investors, directors, officers, employees, agents, and suppliers; to protect the safety and security of our other users or to enforce our Terms of Use; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required.

Can you make choices about information sharing?

IRIS respects your privacy so much that we use a double opt-in feature for most mailing lists. Double opt-in is a method of adding a new subscriber to our mailing list after a confirmation e-mail is sent to verify it was really them. You will only receive email regarding upcoming products, current promotions, and new programs to this Website if you have “double opted-in” to our email list. Included with each of these communications is the option to "opt out" of any future emails. After completing either of the following, you will not receive further contact from IRIS unless you purchase a new product, join our mailing list, send us a comment, or we need to notify you of major changes to the website or terms of service.

For our analytics data from Google Analytics, you can choose to opt out by installing the google Opt-out Browser Add-on located at

Who else is involved with processing information on the Website and other IRIS communications?

IRIS Properties may be linked to or provided through internet websites or other software and vendor platforms operated by third parties. Some of them may be co-branded with our name, designs, products, logos and other identifying features, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. IRIS is not responsible for the privacy practices of the websites or other platforms operated by third parties. Once you have left the Website through a link, or if you are using a platform by a third-party vendor, you should check the privacy policy of those suppliers.

For example, to ensure data integrity, all of IRIS website and IRIS Properties’ transactions are handled using third-party vendors and applications from which some of which you are able to opt out; they include: CrazyEgg (used to record user mouse movements and other aggregate eye-tracking type usability data); DISQUS, (provides tools to connect conversations and comments); Google Analytics, (tracks analytics such as visitors and conversions, our ad campaigns, DoubleClick Platform integration, Demographics and interest reporting, and the tracking of usage across different devices and multiple sessions using non-personally identifiable unique ids); Wufoo, (used to build forms for the Website); Javascript Libraries Jquery, (used for making fancy tabs, accordions, pop-ups, and other animated type javascript); Prototype, (one of the main frameworks used for IRIS Properties); EXTJs, (used extensively on IRIS’ “PMT” ™ for tables and other tools); Dojo, (the other big framework IRIS uses for this Website); Recurly, (used for subscription billing); Salesforce, (used on the Website for support and FAQ); MailChimp, (used to manage IRIS’ email list)—for more information about these applications and their respective privacy policies, go to the relevant vendor websites. Online orders placed with IRIS are secured with DigiCert SSL encryption.

IRIS also purchases mailing lists from third-party vendors for the purpose of sending catalogs. IRIS is happy to remove you from any mailing list generated from our customer records, but please be aware that we may not be able to remove your name from lists that we purchase from outside vendors.

What does IRIS do with non-personal information and aggregate data?

Aggregate data is information that we collect on an individualized basis but subsequently use in the aggregate form (combining your and others information together so that no individual is identifiable); by definition, this is “non-personal” information. Non-personal information cannot be tied to you in any way, and therefore, there are no restrictions on the ways that IRIS can use or share non-personal information. IRIS is always looking for ways to better serve you and improve this website. IRIS will use non-personal information from you to help us make this website more useful to visitors, as well as for other business purposes. For example, IRIS may use non-personal information or aggregate data to:

Perform research and analysis; administer the network system; create reports for internal use to develop programs, products, services or content; customize the information or services that are of interest to you; and/or provide aggregated "traffic statistics" and "response rates" to third parties.

Updating your contact information through IRIS:

If you feel that we have made an error in processing your contact information or you would like to update such data, you may contact IRIS by visiting our support or help page, or at the following address:

IRIS Educational Media
258 East 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Contacting IRIS about privacy issues:

If you think any part of this Website, IRIS Properties, information collected from either, and/or actions taken with regard to the Privacy Policy stated herein is inaccurate, objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Use, if you have any questions concerning the Privacy Policy, or you would like specific Privacy Policy topics explained further, you may contact IRIS through the support or help page of our Website, or at the following address:

IRIS Educational Media
258 East 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

2. Special Rules about Children’s Access, Use and Privacy.

IRIS cares about protecting the online privacy of children. The Website is not for the use of any person under the age of 13 years. IRIS will not intentionally collect any personal information (such as a child’s name or e-mail address) from children under the age of 13 without the permission from the child’s parent or guardian. If you think that IRIS has collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately.

In accordance with the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will notify parents when collecting personal information from children, and will seek parental consent before collecting, using or disclosing certain personal information from children.  In order to open an Account on this Website and use the other IRIS Properties, you must be at least 18 years of age.  For those under 18 years of age, you must review these Terms of Use with your parents, guardians or primary user of the Website account and receive their consent to use this Website and the other IRIS Properties related thereto,

3. Discussion Forum and User Comments.

WARNING: You Must Not Post Personal Information in any Discussion Forum on this Website.

Within the limits of these Terms of Use, IRIS gives you discussion areas (through an inline system called disqus) where information and ideas can be shared with others. Since this is an education community, courtesy and compassion are doubly important. Use of good taste and sensitivity is essential towards all others in the Discussion Forum area. That’s why we have this nondisclosure policy for personal information.


You should be aware that if you do disclose personally identifiable information (a name, e-mail address, etc.) or protected health information in violation of this Policy, that information, along with any other substantive information, is available to all Website users, can be collected, correlated and used by recipients, and may be disclosed by recipients to third parties, without your consent or our consent. Such activities are beyond the control of IRIS. IRIS makes no warranties about the discoverability of your personal information or identity by methods beyond our control. And you agree to indemnify and hold IRIS harmless from any harm, claims, losses or injuries that result directly and indirectly from your disclosure.

4. Your and Others’ Content; Notice and Procedure for Claims of Violated Rights.

By posting any material, information, text, graphics, comments or other data (“User Content”) to this Website and/or other IRIS Properties, you grant IRIS, as well as all other users of the IRIS Website and/or IRIS Properties, a limited license to use, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, delete from, add to, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform such User Content worldwide, including on or through any media format, channel or property known now or hereinafter created. This license you grant IRIS is non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free and sub-licensable.

You agree to place no Content, either your own or that of a third party, on any page of this Website which infringes or violates the rights of any third party, including but not limited to third-party copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, proprietary and/or confidential information, public and professional reputation, and personal right to privacy. If you feel such proprietary, intellectual property and/or personal rights are violated by any posting on this Website, please contact IRIS immediately.

If you believe that any content supplied by you or any other user of this Website, or other material provided through IRIS Properties, including through a link, infringes any of the rights described above, you should notify IRIS of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.

We will process each notice of alleged infringement that we receive and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property and other laws.

A notification of claimed infringement should be emailed to IRIS' CONTENT AGENT at: (subject line: "DMCA Takedown Request"). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:


IRIS Media Inc.
258 E. 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Fax # (541) 683-4335

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive property interest; (ii) a description of the protected work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website or in IRIS Properties that is reasonably sufficient to enable us to identify and locate the material; (iv) how we can contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the right owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right you claim is unauthorized. Emails sent to for purposes other than communication about an infringement of rights may not be answered.  IRIS has a policy of terminating repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.

5. Additional Security Issues.

IRIS takes reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, but as explained above, no one can guarantee that an Internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them. Please note that your personal information may remain visible in the browser after you logout, so you should always close the browser if you are concerned about guarding that information. You should also take special care to close the browser after you logout if you use a public access computer, such as is found in public libraries and Internet cafes.