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By using or downloading any materials from this Site, you agree to Terms and Conditions outlined by IEEE. Please note that the pages on the Site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed.

Unless otherwise noted, all information, text, articles, data, images, Documents (as defined below), software or other materials (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "Materials") contained on any page within this Site are copyrighted by the IEEE or a third party (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Copyright Holder"). Title to copyright in the Materials will at all times remain with the Copyright Holder. You may only use, download or copy the Materials contained in the Site in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. Any permitted copies of the Materials must retain the copyright notice, and any other proprietary notices contained in such Materials. Unless otherwise provided in the Terms and Conditions, you may not edit, modify or make use of the Materials without the express, prior written consent of the IEEE.

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TryNano.org, operated by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated (IEEE), is committed to protecting your online privacy when visiting our website. We do not collect and keep any personal information online from you unless you volunteer it and you are 13 or older. We also do not collect and keep personal information online from children under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with our policies on website privacy. By using this site, you agree to the transfer, collection, processing and use of data by this site and the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.


IEEE adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. You can help by spending time online with your children and monitoring your children's online use. Please help us protect your child's privacy by instructing them never to provide personal information on this site or any other without your permission.

If you are under 18, please be sure to read this policy with a parent or legal guardian and ask questions about things you do not understand. If you are under 13, you should get a parent or legal guardian's permission before giving out your e-mail address or any personal information to IEEE or to anyone else on the Internet, and you should be aware that you may not be able to use some features of the TryNano.org website that require the submission of personal information.

1. Does IEEE collect any personal information about me if I am 13 or older?

IEEE doesn't require anyone to share any personal information about themselves in order to enjoy the TryNano.org website. That means you can visit the TryNano.org website without any need to register with us. We do not collect any personal information from you unless it is voluntarily provided, for instance, when signing a guest book, registering for contests, downloads or free demos, or completing our online surveys. The personal information we ask for is usually first and last name, mailing address, phone number and an e-mail address.

As with standard website servers, we will record information about your visit automatically in the server log files. We will collect the browser type and Internet Protocol (IP) address, date, time and length of your visit, the pages visited and downloads that you performed. This information is gathered to analyze the number of visitors to the site, and to help us make improvements. We will not link this information to any personally identifiable information about you.

If you use our Contact Us form, you can choose to give us your e-mail address if you wish for us to reply to you. After we reply, we will delete your e-mail address from our files within a reasonable time.

2. Does IEEE collect any personal information about anyone under 13?

We do not collect personal information online from children under 13 without the consent of the child's parent or legal guardian. Accordingly, children under 13 may not be able to use some features of the TryNano.org website. Children under 13 who wish to use those features should do so with a parent or legal guardian.

3. What does IEEE do with information it collects?

We use the personal information we collect for the purposes indicated at the time you provide such information. For instance, if you register in a contest, we will use the registration information to notify contest winners, or if you submit an Ask an Expert inquiry, we will use the information to confirm receipt of your inquiry and notify you about a response. Occasionally, and only with consent at the time we ask for information, we might also e-mail or mail you to provide information on upcoming IEEE events, website updates and promotions. Our e-mails and mailings will include information on how you can ask not to receive such information in the future.

4. Does IEEE share information about me with others?

Except as specified in this Privacy Policy, IEEE will not share your personal information with a third party. If IEEE believes that anyone's behavior on the TryNano.org website may damage us or our sites or anyone else, we may disclose the relevant personal information in order to prevent this harm. We may also disclose personal information if we believe that the disclosure is required by law.

5. How does IEEE use cookies?

A "cookie" is a small file that we save on your computer's hard drive that contains non-personal information. Our cookies help to give you faster access to pages you have already visited. They allow you to personalize your pages and us to customize our offerings, and they help you to participate in some activities or events on the site, such as online games. We also use cookies to help us figure out how many people visit our site, which of our web pages they stop at and how long they stay there. Your cookies are not connected to any personally identifiable information like a name and address, so you remain anonymous. We may also use other technology, called clear GIFs, to provide us with other important anonymous information, such as when an e-mail has been opened.

6. What policies apply to sites that TryNano.org links to?

The TryNano.org website may contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our standards and respect for privacy, we cannot be responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other sites to understand what information they may collect from you and how they may use it.

Thanks for reading our privacy policy. We hope you have a better understanding of the ways in which we are committed to safeguarding online privacy. Remember, we may change our policy from time to time. When this happens, we will post the updated policy here, so be sure to check this page regularly.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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