Date of Last Revision: 14th July 2011.
We have tried to make this policy as clear as possible but if there is anything you would like clarified or you have some suggestions regarding its content, we will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as we can. Under such circumstances please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WYGU intends to help our users enjoy their experience in as safe and secure environment as possible whilst compiling a comprehensive source of careers data and information which can be used to drive positive change. The site allows you to adjust your privacy settings to control what information you share and what you keep private.
1 - Scope of this Policy
2 - Data
For safety reasons all email and instant messaging (IM) conversations are held on our servers for a period of six months from when they took place, after which they are automatically deleted. The only exception to this is for any conversations involving anyone under the age of 18. These conversations will be held for a period of six months after reaching that person’s 18th birthday after which time they will be permanently deleted.
3 - Age Restrictions
- No-one under the age of 14 can sign up to WYGU or interact with other users in any way- see our Terms & Conditions
- No-one under the age of 16 can request a mentor – see our mentoring guide
- No-one under the age of 18 can become a mentor – see our mentoring guide
If you have reason to belive someone is violating any of these rules, please report them using the ‘Report/ Block this person’ button that can be found on the left hand side of their profile page, or by emailing us at email@example.com This will be dealt with in strictest confidence and with the highest priority.
4 - Parental Control & Participation
We strongly recommend that our younger users, aged 14 – 16 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
5 - Mentoring
WYGU is designed to let the people who truly understand and have experienced a course, college or profession to help, guide or mentor those who have a desire to pursue a similar path or goal. Mentoring is seen as either a long-term or transient role and useful for both long-term support or events or moments in time. Therefore, the term 'Mentor' does not imply any specific skill, training or qualification, only that people have elected to help and give some time to support other users through imparting knowledge, experience or personal opinion.
Our mentoring programme allows for feedback in the form of PSR
points. These points are awarded by the mentee at their own discretion and reflect the value they feel they have gained from an interaction with their mentor through WYGU. A higher PSR
rating indicates a more active and dependable mentor.
All communications between a mentor and a mentee are confidential and are held on our servers for a period of six months, as outlined in section 2.
6 - Content
WYGU is a social network and exists to support you in building valuable networks and meaningful relationships to help inform and guide you in your career choice and development. Before uploading the content and providing status updates, or posting comments or pictures (etc), please take time to review your Privacy settings
and set them to a level you feel comfortable with.
7 - Contact Information
For ease of use and to build up your community network we have provided the ability to upload your friends and contacts from other sites so that you can easily find them on WYGU, or invite them to join. We do not store any of your login details to complete this process.
8 - Access Device & Browser Information
When you access WYGU from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
9 - Cookie Information
We use "cookies" to make WYGU easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and WYGU. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to WYGU. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into WYGU, and to know when you are interacting with the platform. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use WYGU.