Privacy Policy

Last updated: Feb 25, 2013


General Provisions

Michigan Technological University (“Michigan Tech”, “We”) and Superior Ideas respects your right to privacy.

We will not give your name or personal information to third parties or use/share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

A third party, the Michigan Tech Fund, and its vendor, PayPal, process all of the financial transactions for Superior Ideas. No one sees your credit card information besides the Michigan Tech Fund or PayPal; no one at Michigan Tech is able to see it.

By consenting to this Policy, you confirm that your command and knowledge of English is sufficient to understand the terms and conditions set forth herein.

Contacting You by Email

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We will send you email relating to your personal transactions as a donor or project owner. We will strive to keep all emails at a minimum.

We may send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.

Project owners receive the email addresses of their donors. They need to be able to follow up on delivery of projects.

Information We Collect uses cookies to help (anonymously) recognize you as a repeat visitor and to track traffic patterns on our site. We use this information to make superiorideas,org more user-friendly.

Your browser automatically reports log file information each time you access a web page. When you register with or view our site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, provide, and improve our services for you.


We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

Project Owners

By agreeing to our Terms of Use Agreement, Superior Ideas project owners agree they will not abuse other users' personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than those explicitly specified in the project owner’s project, or is not related to fulfilling delivery of a reward explicitly specified in the project owner’s project.

Superior Ideas project owners never receive users' credit card information.

Links to Other Web Sites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read those rules and policies before proceeding.


Michigan Tech reserves the right to update this privacy policy at any time. Updates to our privacy policy will be sent to the email address that you have provided us, or will be posted prominently on the website.

Michigan Tech reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on the site. Michigan Tech has the right to remove any such information or material for any or no reason, including without limitation, if in its sole opinion, such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or our Terms of Use Agreement or to protect or defend its rights or property, or those of any third party. Michigan Tech also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law).

To modify or delete any or all of the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your contact and billing information.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the site, or the service, please contact us.

Gifts to projects listed on SUPERIORIDEAS.ORG are received and processed by Michigan Tech Fund. Michigan Tech Fund is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code acting on behalf of Michigan Technological University. It is the policy of Michigan Tech Fund that a portion of the gifts and/or income therefrom may be used to defray the costs of raising and administering the funds.