Privacy Policy

Effective January 31, 2017

This is the privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) of this website, (the “Website”) made available by Reasoning Mind, Inc. (“Reasoning Mind,” “we,” or “us”), including any software or programs provided by Reasoning Mind (the “Software”).  This Privacy Policy describes the information that Reasoning Mind collects from you as part of the normal operation of the Website and the Software, as well as how Reasoning Mind uses and discloses this information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: By accessing or using the Website or Software, you expressly consent to Reasoning Mind’s collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.  As used in this Privacy Policy, the term “Users” refers to people who visit the Website or use the Software, as well as any family, individual, or school who purchases Software or other Reasoning Mind products for use by students.

In this Privacy Policy, reference is made to Reasoning Mind’s “affiliates,” which shall include companies that are affiliated with Reasoning Mind by reason that these companies are in the same common ownership as Reasoning Mind.


Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.


The Information We Collect and the Way We Use Information

This Privacy Policy applies to Reasoning Mind’s collection and use of any personal information through use of Reasoning Mind’s Website and Software, and any personal information provided to Reasoning Mind, including through email.

Reasoning Mind may collect basic identifying information from Users, including but not limited to name, email address, and telephone number.  For Users that access or use the Software, Reasoning Mind may collect other identifying information, including login information and password, and postal address.  Reasoning Mind may collect the above information, for example, during the account registration process or through forms you voluntarily submit to us.  During the account registration process, Reasoning Mind requires a process to verify parental consent to the registration of your student to participate in a Reasoning Mind program or use Reasoning Mind Software, including consent to the collection of your student’s personal information (e.g., first and last name, student ID number) for registration purposes.  Names and usernames of students may be used to personalize or customize a student’s participation in a Reasoning Mind program or use of Reasoning Mind Software, including tracking student progress, generating reports, and providing other related metrics.

Reasoning Mind may collect information regarding the usage of the Website and Software, such as a User’s IP address, web browser information, pages or areas visited within the Website or Software, and what time said pages and areas are visited.  When you or your student(s) participate in a Reasoning Mind program or use Reasoning Mind Software, we will automatically collect information about Software usage patterns, order history, session data, and other related information regarding you and your student(s).  Reasoning Mind may also collect information related to a student’s interactions with a Reasoning Mind program or Reasoning Mind Software, including lessons or modules completed or started, time spent on a particular lesson or module, responses to questions, and questions submitted through our system (including through open response chat or email features).  Such information is used to track or analyze student progress, and to improve student experience within the Reasoning Mind program or Reasoning Mind Software.

From Users who send e-mail inquiries to Reasoning Mind or request information from Reasoning Mind, certain personal information you provide will be used only for the purpose of responding to your inquiry.  E-mail addresses of Users who send such inquiries are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

Reasoning Mind may collect information that Users submit to the Website or Software, such as comments, questions, or any data, text, links, video files, photos, or any other content posted by Users (collectively, the “User Content”).

In addition, Reasoning Mind may collect information such as name, phone number, email address and desired position from Users applying for a job via the Website’s “Careers” page.  Reasoning Mind also collects information contained on resumes or other application documents voluntarily uploaded or sent by job applicants, as well as any information or documentation sent to Reasoning Mind via email.

Reasoning Mind may use certain third party payment processors (“Payment Processors”) to process personal financial information such as name, phone number, address, postal code, and credit card or bank account information for the purposes of allowing Users to purchase various items via the Website, including but not limited to Software, or to make donations via the “Donate” page (collectively, the “Online Purchases”).  This information is provided directly to such Payment Processors by Users, and Reasoning Mind does not store this information on its servers or computer systems.   Such information is used solely for the purpose of allowing Users to make Online Purchases.  The names of Users who make donations via the “Donate” page may be added to a donors list.  We do not share information other than your name with outside parties. If you wish to remain anonymous you need only to note that information and we shall list you as so.

Reasoning Mind may collect information such as name and email address from Users who sign up for any publications, blogs, or newsletters provided to you directly by Reasoning Mind, including through our “Blog” and “Newsletter” pages.  Reasoning Mind also collects other information voluntarily provided by such subscribers to Reasoning Mind via email or via any sign-up or opt-in pages of the Website.

From Users who use Reasoning Mind’s live web-based or online tutoring sessions, Reasoning Mind may collect personal information from such Users, such as User voice audio and video.


Cookie Policy

Reasoning Mind uses cookies, web beacons, log file information and similar mechanisms for all or any of the following purposes:

  • To store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website.
  • To deliver custom, personalized content and information.
  • To identify you when you access, visit, or log in to the Website or Software.
  • To note the different areas of the Website which have recently been accessed through your computer.  Information collected in this way may be used to develop and manage the online services of Reasoning Mind by, for example, storing information about your preferences so as to enable Reasoning Mind to customize the Website according to your individual interests.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of any promotions or marketing campaigns by Reasoning Mind or its affiliates.
  • To track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.
  • To improve the content of the Website and conduct various other diagnostics to improve the Software.  Reasoning Mind may, for example, use cookies to monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of Users and pages viewed.
  • To analyze and improve Website security.

The Website does not respond to “do not track” signals from browsers.  Thus, your selection of the “do not track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on Reasoning Mind’s collection of cookie information for analytic and internal purposes.  To effectively manage Reasoning Mind’s collection of cookie information, you may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies through the settings associated with your browser. But, please note that if you choose to erase or block cookies, you will need to re-enter your information to gain access to certain parts of the Website and may not be able to access other parts of the Website.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Website and to share with sponsors. For example, we may tell a sponsor that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

Reasoning Mind may also use Google Analytics to analyze your use of the Website and Software.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies. The information generated relating to Reasoning Mind’s Website is used to create reports about the use of the Website. Google will store and use this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.


Disclosure and Sharing of Information

The information Reasoning Mind collects is used to respond to inquiries, improve the content of the Website and Software (including various curricula and lessons), allow classroom instructors and teachers to track the progress of Users using the Software, provide feedback to Users using the Software, collaborate with academic researchers, fill open positions within Reasoning Mind’s organization, facilitate promotions, sweepstakes and contests, and to provide information to Reasoning Mind and its affiliates for their respective business purposes.

Unaggregated personal information that Reasoning Mind collects is not sold to or shared with third parties, save and except: (1) as necessary to provide the Software, or any products or services you request in relation to the Software; (2) when Reasoning Mind has your permission to share your information, or the permission of an applicable school district or individual school; (3) if it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person; (4) if such information is seen by third parties who provide web services or professional services to Reasoning Mind (including Payment Processors); (5) if such information is shared with affiliates of Reasoning Mind; (6) if it is necessary to protect the rights and property of Reasoning Mind; (7) in the event of a Transfer, as set forth below in the section titled “Transfer of Information”; (8) in response to request under applicable law (e.g., an order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, or by a law enforcement agency); (9) when investigating and correcting technical problems, malfunctions, bugs or glitches in the Website, Software, or the computer systems that support the Website or Software; (10) if it is necessary to investigate, prevent or take action with regard to a violation of, or to enforce compliance with the policies governing the Website (including this Privacy Policy); or (11) as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Personal information may be available to third parties as noted in the preceding paragraphs.  Reasoning Mind makes no representations or warranties about the acts or omissions of such third parties, including whether such parties will keep such information confidential.  When you contact Reasoning Mind and provide information to Reasoning Mind, you do so at your own risk, and Reasoning Mind shall not be liable for any misuse of such information by a third party.

Other than for Reasoning Mind’s marketing purposes, Reasoning Mind does not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent.  Reasoning Mind may use your name, usage history and email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major updates, customer service needs, or items for which you have requested communication).


Ownership and Storage of Information

Reasoning Mind uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Website and Software.  Reasoning Mind and its licensors own the code, databases, and all rights to the Website, Software and any feedback you provide; provided, however, that subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, you retain all rights to the unaggregated, non-anonymized personal information you provide to Reasoning Mind through the Website.  If you incorporate into feedback any User Content, you hereby grant Reasoning Mind a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display the User Content when operating the Website, the Software, and for Reasoning Mind’s internal business purposes.  Note that for any User Content that you submit to the Website or Software publicly, you acknowledge that such User Content is publicly accessible.  Reasoning Mind cannot monitor access to public User Content and therefore cannot ensure the privacy or security of such information.  Reasoning Mind is not responsible for the misuse of any public User Content.

Reasoning Mind may indefinitely store any information that you provide to Reasoning Mind or any of its affiliates through the Website or Software (unless Reasoning Mind receives an opt-out request).  Reasoning Mind and its affiliates also reserve the right to delete such information for any reason and for no reason.  Reasoning Mind has implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure.  However, Reasoning Mind cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.  Reasoning Mind and its affiliates also assume no responsibility for loss of information, howsoever such information is lost, including information which is permanently deleted either through the actions of an employee or consultant or other who has access to the information, through failures of a computer network, or through any policy or directive of Reasoning Mind or any of its affiliates for destruction of data.


Transfer of Information

Customer lists and information are properly considered assets of a business.  Accordingly, if Reasoning Mind merges with another entity or if Reasoning Mind sells its assets to another entity (collectively referred to as a “Transfer”), Reasoning Mind’s contact lists and information, which may include personal information you have provided Reasoning Mind, would be included among the assets that would be transferred, and Reasoning Mind would request that the entity treat your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Reasoning Mind makes no guarantees as to whether such entity will treat your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and disclaims any liability arising out of such entity’s failure to do so.  This same provision is applicable for each affiliate of Reasoning Mind.


Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  Such procedures include HTTPS encryption of data in transit and sent between you and Reasoning Mind.

Although Reasoning Mind takes reasonable measures to ensure the security of the data you may choose to provide Reasoning Mind from loss or misuse, unfortunately the transmission of data through the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Neither Reasoning Mind, nor its affiliates, nor any of their respective employees, officers or agents or the provider of the internet services on behalf of Reasoning Mind (nor any other person involved in the management or establishment of the Website or Software) can give any representation or warranty as to the absolute security of the data transmitted using the Website or Software and cannot give any guarantee that such data will not be compromised by bad actors.  If you choose to provide data to or allow collection of data by Reasoning Mind, any of its affiliates, or any of their respective officers, directors or employees, agents, or independent contractors, then you do so understanding the aforementioned risk.


Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we only collect minimal information—either directly from those parents who wish to enroll their children in a Reasoning Mind program or use Reasoning Mind Software, or in the case of schools and school districts offering Reasoning Mind programs and Software on behalf of Reasoning Mind, indirectly from such parents. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.  Reasoning Mind does not knowingly solicit any personal information directly from, nor does Reasoning Mind knowingly use or disclose personal information of, children under the age of 13.  If Reasoning Mind is made aware that Reasoning Mind has collected personal information from a child under 13 years old in a manner that is inconsistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of the United States (“COPPA”), then Reasoning Mind will delete this information as soon as practicable.  In compliance with COPPA, Reasoning Mind is required to seek (or in the case of schools and school districts offering Reasoning Mind programs and Software on behalf of Reasoning Mind, such entities are required to obtain) parental consent from parents or guardians of students who participate in an Reasoning Mind program or use Reasoning Mind Software.  Such consent authorizes Reasoning Mind to collect and use personal information of students under the age of 13.  If you register a student under the age of 13 to participate in an Reasoning Mind program or use Reasoning Mind Software, Reasoning Mind will require (or in the case of schools and school districts offering Reasoning Mind programs and Software on behalf of Reasoning Mind, such entities will require) you to submit such consent—you must be the parent or guardian of such student to grant such consent.  You may revoke your consent at any time by following the instructions in the “Opt-Out Requests” section below.

Any personal information from children under the age of 13 that is collected indirectly by Reasoning Mind via school districts or individual schools is done solely to provide services to such school districts or individual schools, as well as the individual students at such districts and schools.  Reasoning Mind requires such school districts and individual schools to comply with COPPA.


Third Party Websites

This Website and the Software may contain links to other websites that are not maintained or controlled by Reasoning Mind.  Reasoning Mind is not responsible for the privacy practices (if any) of such other websites, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policies (if any).  The fact that a link to a third-party website exists on the Website or Software does not mean that the third-party site operates under the same or similar privacy practices as set forth in the Reasoning Mind Privacy Policy.  The policies and procedures Reasoning Mind describes here do not apply to third-party websites.  If you access a third-party website using a link, then you do so at your own risk.  You acknowledge that your access of any links to social media features on the Website (e.g., links to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) is governed by the terms of use and privacy policies of the companies providing such social media features.


Consent

In order for Reasoning Mind to provide your student with access to Reasoning Mind programs and Reasoning Mind Software, Reasoning Mind will ask you (or in the case of schools and school districts offering Reasoning Mind programs and Software on behalf of Reasoning Mind, such entities will ask you) to consent to Reasoning Mind’s collection and use of certain personal information of your student in limited ways.  If you are the parent or guardian of such student, you will be required to submit a verified parental consent, authorizing such collection and use.


How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

If you are listed as a Reasoning Mind donor, you can correct any errors in your information by sending us a requestView the Current Supporters page.  You may change or update other information you previously provided to Reasoning Mind by contacting Reasoning Mind via e-mail at  or via regular mail at the address listed below in the “How to Contact Us” section.  Such change may be subject to a fee paid by you to cover Reasoning Mind’s costs.


Opt-Out Requests

You may also submit an opt-out request to Reasoning Mind via e-mail at info@reasoningmind.org or via regular mail at the address listed below in the “How to Contact Us” section, revoking your consent to allow your student to participate in an Reasoning Mind program or use Reasoning Mind Software, or to allow Reasoning Mind to collect any personal information from such student.  You may submit such request at any time, and Reasoning Mind will not retain any unaggregated, non-anonymized personal information of your student. Note that once an opt-out request is submitted, Reasoning Mind may limit you and your student’s ability to use any Reasoning Mind program or Reasoning Mind Software if and until you opt-in to and consent to collection of your student’s personal information.  After an opt-out request is submitted, you and your student may not provide any further personal information to Reasoning Mind.


Notification of Changes

Reasoning Mind reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time.  If we make substantial changes to this Privacy Policy, we will endeavor to notify you of such changes (e.g., by email or an alert on the Website for a period of time). However, regularly reviewing this page is the best method to ensure you are always aware of the information Reasoning Mind collects, how it is used and under what circumstances.


How To Contact Us

You may stop email messages and other promotional mailing by contacting Reasoning Mind via e-mail at info@reasoningmind.org or via regular mail at the address listed below.

Should you have other questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please call us at 281-579-1110, send us an email at info@reasoningmind.org, or write to us at:

Reasoning Mind
2000 Bering Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77057