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PALAVER TREE ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT

Palaver Tree Online is an ongoing research project at the Georgia Institute of Technology. We ask all users for some personal information prior to participation -- it helps us to further our research and keep the envionment as safe as possible. Upon registering, we'll request a user's name, age, school, email address, and other data. See the:

for a comprehensive list of what we ask. These must be signed, filled out and mailed back to us.

Elders fill out an online agreement and code of conduct.

All activities on Palaver Tree Online are logged for research purposes. This data is kept private and is accessed only by researchers. If any information from Palaver Tree Online is used in research papers, the identity and identifying information of each user is changed to protect anonymity.

This data is used only for research purposes, and is accessible only to researchers working on the Palaver Tree Online project. It is not distributed to companies.

For safety reasons, we require that all Palaver Tree Online users promise not to tell anyone on Palaver Tree Online any personal information such as their last name, address, or phone number.

All Palaver Tree users must sign the consent forms and code of conduct which contain definitions of acceptable behavior, privacy and safety information, and research practices.

If you have any questions, comments or requests for more information, please direct them to palaver@cc.gatech.edu.

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