ServiceBook was created to showcase the best activities of the students, faculty, staff and community organization leaders as they combine service and learning in an academic context.ServiceBook is an online community whose citizens elect to share information about themselves and their academic service learning (ASL) activities for others to emulate and extend.As we stand on each others sholders in service and learning, all benefit.
In the EASL, simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly.If you add or edit an article, comments, etc., you are publishing every word that you post, and you should assume that what you post will be retained forever.Editing and authoring is a public act, and you are identified publicly with that edit as its author.If you are logged in, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym, the user name you selected when you created your account.
ServiceBook's Profiles allow members to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked to projects, proposals and other parts of ServiceBook.Members can view each others profiles, projects, proposals, etc., and communicate with each other.This is especially helpful when "brainstorming" proposals with students, faculty and the leaders of community organizations.ServiceBook has been built to make it easy to share information, but also easy to control how your personal information is shared.ServiceBook policies and procedures are designed to give you control over information you want to share and also give you access to the information others want to share with you.
ServiceBook’s Media Center provides RSS newsfeeds for RSS readers.ServiceBook takes careful precautions to control the code provided for RSS and to control the content of pages that are subject to RSS distribution.Despite these precautions, Users who subscribe to ServiceBook RSS feeds should establish and maintain adequate security for their RSS readers.ServiceBook assumes no responsibility for malicious or disruptive acts perpetrated via ServiceBook RSS feeds.
Logging-in to EASL
If you have not logged in, you will be identified by your network IP address. This is a series of four numbers which identifies the Internet address from which you are contacting the EASL. Depending on your connection, this number may be traceable only to a large Internet service provider, or specifically to your school, place of business, or home. It may be possible that the origin of this IP address could be used in conjunction with any interests you express implicitly or explicitly by editing articles to identify you even by private individuals.It may be either difficult or easy for a motivated individual to connect your network IP address with your real-life identity. Therefore if you are very concerned about privacy, you may wish to log in and publish under a pseudonym.If you use a company mail server from home or telecommute and use a DSL or cable Internet connection, it is likely to be very easy for your employer to identify your IP address and find all of your IP based Wikimedia project contributions. Using a user name is a better way of preserving your privacy in this situation. However, remember to log out or disconnect yourself after each session using a pseudonym on a shared computer, to avoid allowing others to use your identity.
ServiceBook will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)
All users are encouraged to select strong passwords and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.
Every time you visit a web page, you send a lot of information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of ServiceBook to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.These logs are used to produce the site statistics pages; the raw log data is not made public, and is normally discarded after about two weeks.Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems and in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site. IP addresses of users, derived either from those logs or from records in the database are frequently used to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of the site, including the suspected use of malicious "sockpuppets" (duplicate accounts), vandalism, harassment of other users, or other disruption.It is the policy of ServiceBook that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs, or through records in the database via the CheckUser feature, may be released by the system administrators or users with CheckUser access, in the following situations:In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcementWith permission of the affected userTo the chair of ServiceBook, his legal counsel, or his designee, when necessary for investigation of abuse complaints. Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues. Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of ServiceBook, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation, ServiceBook users or the public. ServiceBook policy does not permit public distribution of such information under any circumstances, except as described above.
Sharing information with third parties.
Except where otherwise specified, all text added to ServiceBook is available for reuse under the terms of the GFDL or under a Creative Commons License.ServiceBook will not sell or share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless you agree to release this information, or it is required by law to release the information.
Security of information
You may provide your e-mail address in your Preferences and enable other logged-in users to send email to you through ServiceBook. Your address will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. The email address may be used by the ServiceBook to communicate with users individually or on a wide scale.
Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and in aggregated forms published by other users.ServiceBook also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes
Removal of user accounts.
Once created, user accounts will not be removed. It may be possible for a username to be changed. ServiceBook.org does not guarantee that a name will be changed on request. Whether specific user information is deleted is dependant on the deletion policies of the project that contains the information.
Deletion of content
Removing text from a ServiceBook article, comment, etc., does not permanently delete it. In normal articles, anyone can look at a previous version and see what was there. If an article is "deleted", any user with "administrator" access on the ServiceBook, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted. Information can be permanently deleted by those people with access to the servers, but there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule of the Federal Trade Commission was created in response to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA was designed to regulate online collection of personal information about children under 13 years of age.ServiceBook does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register or to send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on ServiceBook. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us at info@ ServiceBook.org
Policies in Force