The Media Education Lab respects the personal information that you provide to us when using our website. We do not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide it to us. We collect two types of information about our website visitors: 1) anonymous information that is automatically collected from all visitors to our site, and 2) personally identifiable information that you knowingly and voluntarily submit.


If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors - to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. This information does not identify you personally. We collect the following information: 

  • The Internet domain (e.g., "" if you use a private Internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and the Internet Protocol (IP) address (the unique numerical expression of the domain from which your computer operates and the computer that you are using) from which you access our website
  • The types of browser and operating systems used to access our website
  • The dates and times our website is accessed
  • The pages visited
  • The number of accesses to each page
  • If users linked to our website from another website, the address of that website


The Media Education Lab collects personal information when you voluntarily register as a user of the site and provide information to us. Personal information we may collect includes your name and e-mail address. When you register to receive our newsletter, you are giving consent for us to use the information for the stated purpose, such as to:

  • Share information with our community
  • Respond to your message
  • Help us get you the information you have requested


If you decide to give us personal information, we may contact you about other Media Education Lab programs or opportunities. Our website has some pages on which members of our community are invited to comment or provide feedback, such as message boards. Any information (comments, photos, sounds) posted on these pages becomes public information.


We may collect some information through the use of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred either to your computer's hard drive ("long-term" or "persistent" cookies) or temporarily to your computer's Random Access Memory ("session" cookies). A cookie cannot read data off your computer hard disk nor can it read cookies files created by other websites. We use cookies to make visiting and using our site easier. We only use long-term cookies to enable us to measure return visits to the website. These cookies contain no personal information and will only be used in aggregate form. You may refuse to accept long-term cookies by adjusting your browser preferences. When you visit the Media Education Lab, session cookies may be stored that last only as long as your session. They expire when your session ends and are not written onto your computer's hard drive. 


We do not disclose personal information to third-party service providers.


The personal information we collect is stored on a secured server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies to prevent your personal and financial information from being seen as it travels over the Internet to our servers.


This website contains links to the websites of other educators, agencies, and nonprofit and educational organizations. When you click on the links to any of these other websites, you leave the Media Education Lab website and will no longer be subject to this Privacy Policy.