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PRIVACY POLICY is owned and operated by Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement
(hereinafter referred to as “IDEA”). This Privacy Policy details our policies about collecting information and data regarding our users, including potentially personally indentifying information.

This Privacy Policy may be modified at any time without notice to you. Please review this document each time you visit us or use any of our tools or services.

It is our policy, except as noted below, not to sale, trade, lease, give away or otherwise release your personal information, which includes your name, physical address (business or home), home or business telephone number and your e-mail address.

Necessary Transactional Related Exchange of Personally Identifying Information and Other Information Regarding Your Privacy

User registration provides various tools and services at no cost to the registering member.

Users may choose to create SpicyNodes accounts in two ways:

  1. Users may register directly through
  2. Users may use the alternative Open-ID based registration process, using established Google, Yahoo and Open-ID accounts.

Google, Yahoo and Open-ID membership services do not provide us with any personally identifying information regarding these accounts.

SpicyNodes community memberships are free. Enterprise memberships provide more authoring control and support but require a fee to be paid.

With your SpicyNodes Enterprise membership, you support IDEA’s continuing research and development efforts to create innovative ways for people to interact with information online.

If a user should purchase a service from us, such as one of our Enterprise memberships, we will collect or facilitate the necessary information to process the sale of that product license and for proper registration of the product or service that has been purchased. We shall use such personally identifying information strictly to facilitate the business transaction using industry standard security and to register the product or service purchased. No security system is 100% foolproof and we are not responsible for security breaches that our outside of our control or responsibility. In the event that there may be a dispute regarding a billing issue regarding any product or service that we have sold, your personally identifying information may be used for collection or other reasonable purposes.

SpicyNodes purchases and subscriptions are facilitated by Amazon Dev Pay, which provides the following privacy policy and Terms of Use. Please review both documents prior to making a purchase or obtaining a subscription.

Our free and paid for services provides members with various tools that might inadvertently be used by members to reveal certain personally indentifying information or data. Any tool that allows users to enter text, as an example, could be used to state the user’s name, email address or other information, so we caution all users to refrain from entering or providing any personally indentifying information while they are using any of our online tools and services.

Additional Potential Exceptions to our Privacy Policy

Further possible exceptions to our policy include the following circumstances, and as indicated herein:

  • If a governmental agency, or an attorney, subpoenas your private information, or makes a formal request for discovery pursuant to any legal action, or pending legal action.
  • If our attorney requests such information relevant to a current or pending legal matter in which you are a potential or actual party or otherwise contributed in some way to the causation of the legal matter.


Please note that we employ the use of cookies. Cookies may be employed when users create user membership accounts, but we may further employ cookies to assist the functionality of other tools, services and functions now or in the future.

Cookies are small programs that enhance your use of the Internet, in general, and specifically we use cookies to enhance your usage of our functions.

The information gathered is not shared with third parties. You may turn off your cookies by adjusting the appropriate setting on your browser.

Please consult the HELP menu of your browser to learn how to turn your cookies off. Cookies do not reveal personal information and if you turn off your cookies you may find your enjoyment of the Internet, and our site, to be reduced or impaired.

In order to seek out and repair functionality issues with our servers and related programming, we may use IP addresses for evaluation and diagnostic purposes.

Cookies may provide Recording Session information, show us visitor preferences regarding return visits to our website, help us to mange subscription or private areas on our website, record user specific tracking or aggregate tracking information of visitors and deliver user customized content based on user specific information, such as browser type, screen type and resolution and so forth. None of the information gathered is shared with third parties.

Other possible uses for the information that we collect includes internal tracking, review, or is used for contacting purposes and then is archived by us for future usage. We also use the information we collect to provide custom content for our user base.

General Information

It is our policy not to send unsolicited emails or allow third parties to contact you via the email address that you provide to us. We may, from time to time, contact you to discuss business relevant to your membership and, naturally, we will contact you to respond to inquiries that you may send to us.

You can access our Website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data. Membership signups require the disclosure of certain personal information, which we do not share except as disclosed herein.

We do not collect information about our visitors from third party sources, such as public records or entities, or private organizations.

We do not knowingly collect personal data or information from minors.

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measure to protect the personal data that we have under our control. These policies, rules and technical measures help to protect your data from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, and unlawful destruction or accidental loss. However, note that no policy, rule or technical measure can offer 100% protection against unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitor’s and members’ personal data.

Further Data Collection

We may collect aggregate (general tracking) information about pages that users visit on our site. We also may collect user specific information about pages that users visit on our site. Any information that you give us when you complete a contact form or inquiry form, survey and so forth is collected by us.

You may be required to complete registration forms (should you purchase a product license or monthly service from us) that provide us with contact information (such as your name and street address), your email address, and your phone numbers. We do not release such information to third parties except as noted herein.

We may, from time to time, send you emails regarding our products or services that you may have purchased so that we can directly communicate with you regarding issues we determine to be relevant. We will not purposely allow third parties to email you for commercial reasons.

Please contact us if you should have any questions, comments or concerns about this privacy policy.

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