Privacy Notice

  1. The ICONS Project collects personal information as part of its on-line registration procedures and other day-to-day business practices. Collected data is used to enable and facilitate participation in ICONS Project programs and simulations.
  2. Data is also generated by participants during the course of ICONS programs and simulations, particularly those programs and simulations utilizing ICONSnet, the Project's on-line simulation platform.
  3. Users who do not provide required information may be unable to participate in ICONS programs and simulations.
  4. Designated ICONS Project technical and non-technical staff have access to data collected or generated in the course of ICONS programs and simulations. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, the ICONS Project has established physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Access to participant and simulation data within the Project's administrative information systems and ICONSnet is regulated and secured at the application level via standard authentication routines requiring a simulation number, username, and password. Access at the database and server levels is further regulated and secured via usernames and passwords, as well as designated database user roles and privileges.
  5. You may inspect, amend, or correct registration and other personally-identifying information you have provided by contacting the ICONS Project at icons@umd.edu.
  6. Personal information is not generally available for public inspection, although information may be shared among offices within the university, the university system of Maryland, and outside entities as necessary or appropriate in the conduct of legitimate ICONS Project and/or university business and consistent with applicable law.
  7. The ICONS Project does not sell, exchange, rent, trade, or otherwise make available personal data to other parties for marketing or sales.
  8. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect the privacy and online safety of children under 13 years of age. The ICONS Project does not market to or knowingly collect personal information from children as defined by COPPA.
  9. Advances in technology, legal developments, and new university policies and practices may necessitate the need to change or update this privacy statement from time to time. We reserve the right to change this statement without notice. It is the responsibility of the user to check this page for any changes to this statement.
  10. Additional information about university website privacy and data security, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), is available at https://www.umd.edu/privacy-notice.