Protecting your Data

You are in charge of how you use our website on how to recognize plagiarism. You can choose which parts to use or not use. It's up to you.

Your Registration and Certification Test Results

    We store your registration information on secure Indiana University computers. If you pass a Certification Test, we also store your unique test ID, the date and time at which you passed, the IP address of the device you used to take the test, duration of the test, and the test level (Undergraduate or Graduate).

    You can access your own information by logging in with your e-mail address and the password you created when registering. Your instructor can validate your Certificate only if you provide him or her with your unique test ID number and one other piece of information on the Certificate.

Improving this Instruction

In order to improve this online instruction, we use Google Analytics to record which parts of our website you use.

  • We do not share individual information about how you specifically use our website.
  • We do not share your registration information with Google.

In order for us to learn which parts of our website best help you succeed by passing a Certification Test, we use Google Analytics as a software tool to summarize overall patterns of our website usage. This website usage information is reported in aggregate form, which means that you cannot be identified individually, separately from the millions of other users of our website. To repeat, we do not share your Certification Test registration information with Google, and we do not share information with others about how you, in particular, specifically use our website.

If you want to obscure the location of your device (IP address), we recommend that you use VPN. If you do not want to be tracked by Google Analytics on this website, we recommend that you set your browser to its privacy mode, or instead use a browser which prevents tracking of website usage (e.g., Brave, DuckDuckGo, etc.).

We have no control over whether or not your teacher or school expects you to pass a Certification Test. We have not been specifically paid to develop and maintain these tutorials and tests. See our volunteers, who have made significant donations of their time and expertise to help students learn to recognize plagiarism--from 2002 to the present, now in our 3rd decade. Your school is not paying us, you are not paying us, we accept no paid advertising, nor do we sell your data to advertisers. See our privacy policy. We provide these tutorials and tests for free in good faith, as they are, with no guarantees or warranties implied. If you need extra help, we advise you to ask your teacher for assistance.

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