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Terms Used in this Document
COPPA refers to Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act, a Federal regulation enacted in 1998. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the purpose of COPPA is ďto give parents control over what information is collected from their children online and how such information may be used.Ē Children under the age of 13 are protected by COPPA. Click here for more information.
Operator refers to the organization responsible for the maintenance of this Web site (Science-of-Speed.com) and the information it contains.
Site, or this site refers to Science-of-Speed.com, operated by Pitsco, Inc. of Pittsburg, Kansas.
A third-party organization is defined as any organization other than those subsidiaries of the Technological Literacy Group, Inc., including, but not limited to, Pitsco Education, Hearlihy, Technological Fluency Institute, Advance School Equipment, and LEGO Education.
Tips refer to user suggestions (displayed on this Web site) regarding effective techniques for designing, building, or racing CO2 cars.
Visitor refers to any individual who directs their Web browser to www.science-of-speed.com and peruses the content displayed on the site.
Operator and Contact Information
Online Help Desk:Purpose
This Web site is intended as a service to technology and science educators and students, CO2 racing enthusiasts, and as a value-added benefit to Pitsco customers. When we collect information from our users, we do so to better serve them ó in order to mail requested materials, answer questions, and respond to inquiries.
We do not sell to or share with third-party organizations the customer information collected on this site. We do not contact users whose information we collect on the site for the purposes of direct marketing without the userís permission.
We collect information from users for the following reasons:
This Web site has an online form for requesting a printed catalog. Upon receiving a request, we mail the catalog using the mailing address provided and add the individual to our master mailing list for future catalog mailings. In some cases, we may send other marketing materials to individuals on our mailing list.
The information we collect and store for catalog requests
Inquiries and Customer Service Requests
Web site users may submit inquiries about products, order status, and so forth.
We collect and store the individualís information in order to answer the question or fulfill the request.
Users may submit tips or suggestions regarding effective techniques for designing, building, or racing CO2 cars. We will review these tips, and at our discretion, may choose to display them on the site. When we display a tip, we give credit to the person who submitted the tip by listing their name, city, and state.
We do not knowingly accept tip submissions from users under the age of 13. Before users complete our Tip Suggestion form, they must certify they are 13 or older by clicking a clearly labeled checkbox. If the users fail to check the box, they are denied the ability to submit the tip.
Cookies are used on the site to display ancillary content (tips, featured cars, and product ads) in a non-repetitive manner. The cookies are never associated with any personally identifiable information. The cookies are also transient in nature, meaning they are removed from the usersí machines when users leave the site.
The function of the site is not dependent on cookies being enabled in usersí browsers.
The car photos of the top 16 finalists from each CO2 racing event at the Technology Student Association (TSA) national conference are displayed on this site. When appropriate, we display competitor information as well.
This is done for the benefit of our site visitors and for the competitors whose cars we are displaying. As we provide this service, we strive to comply with federal regulations and parentsí wishes.
Information We Collect
For each car that we display, we collect corresponding information:
TSA competitor information is rarely collected online ó we collect the data from paper forms submitted by competitors during event check-in at the national TSA conference.
Exceptions: The information may be collected online or via e-mail when:
What We Do with the Information
Children under 13 years of age are protected by COPPA. If we have reason to believe that an individual is under 13, we will display only minimal information.** We handle all middle school competitor information this way because itís possible a middle school competitor may be under 13.
**Minimum Information Displayed for Middle School Competitors
Full Information Displayed for High School Competitors
What We Donít Do with the Information
The competitor information is used exclusively for display on the site. Information is NOT used for direct marketing purposes (individuals will not be contacted for reasons of a marketing nature); information will NOT be sold or distributed to any third-party organization.
We require parental consent to display a childís information (full name, school, city, and state) under the following conditions:
Mail your consent form to:
Pitsco, Inc.Or fax it to:
If your minor childís information is displayed on our site and you want it removed, contact us and we will happily comply.