Privacy Policy

When you visit sites on the Internet, the owner of the site is able to collect information about you, such as your name, your mailing address, your email address, your interests, etc. The National Geographic Explorer Academy (NGEA) is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need to protect the personal information that you share with us. The following is our privacy policy. In it we inform you what information we might collect from you when you visit our Internet site, how we might use such information, the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to review, correct and/or delete such information, the process by which we notify you of any material changes to our privacy policy, and the effective date of our privacy policy.

Types of Information We Collect

We have the ability to collect two types of information from people who visit our site: Personally Identifiable Information and Aggregate Information.

Personally Identifiable Information is any information by which you can be identified, such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, personal interests, etc.

Aggregate Information is anonymous data such as your IP address (i.e., a number that is assigned to your computer whenever you connect to the Internet), your domain name (e.g., "") and user statistics (e.g., 45% of our users live in California). Aggregate data is very much like television ratings that show the television network how many viewers are watching a particular television program.

What We Do With the Information

We collect Aggregate Information to diagnose technical problems on our site, to help us administer the site, to help us improve the quality of the web pages that make up our site, to permit us to provide data regarding the volume of use on, and frequency of visitors to the site, to gather broad demographic information and to improve our site to assure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. In no event, however, is this information matched to your Personally Identifiable Information.

NGEA also collects Personally Identifiable Information. This can be done when you choose certain products, services or programs offered on our site. For example, when you submit required information on the page entitled "Start Your Adventure" or "Contact Us", you are supplying us with your Personally Identifiable Information. We use such information to try to offer you our products, services and programs, to improve the quality of the content that we provide on the site, to personalize your online experience. We do not share your Personally Identifiable Information with any third party. However, we may transfer your Personally Identifiable Information as part of the assets of NGEA if NGEA is, or parts of its businesses are, sold to, merged with or acquired by, a third party. NGEA may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when required by law or court order.

Whether or not you provide such information is completely your own choice. You are in no way obligated to answer any question that is presented to you. Of course, if you choose not to provide the information, you might be unable to access certain services, offers and content on our site. (For example, we cannot e-mail you our promotion to which you subscribe if you do not tell us your e-mail address, etc.).

Reviewing, Editing, Updating, Correcting and Deleting Information About You

If you wish to review, edit, update, correct and/or delete Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us, please email and make your request and provide any necessary information.

If you have provided Personally Identifiable Information but later you object to the use that we are making of that information, you can ask us to stop making use of that information by emailing and requesting your name to be removed for our list.

Protecting Children

We take special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. Our site is a general audience site. Nevertheless, we do not permit children under age 13 to register on our site for any product, service or program. We do not collect or solicit personal information about users under age 13. Children under age 13 should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before providing any personal information to anyone online. We urge parents and guardians to participate in your children's online activities and use parental control or other Internet filtering technology to supervise your children's access to the Internet.


Protecting the security of your personal information that you share with us is of the utmost importance to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our site, and you do so at your own risk.

Links to Third Party Sites or Products

Our site contains links to sites operated and maintained by third parties as well as links to products and services provided by third parties. NGEA has no control whatsoever over such third parties, their Internet sites or their products or services. Privacy policies for such linked sites may be different from our privacy policy. You access such linked sites or products or services at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy for a linked site or product or service before disclosing any personal information on such site or in exchange for such product or service.

Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy in whole or in part, we will inform you by posting a notice on our Internet site.

Effective Date of Privacy Policy

The privacy policy is effective as of April 24, 2012.