Life Preservers Privacy Policy

Life Preservers understands that people who visit our web site may have concerns about how we use the information they furnish. How information is used depends upon what people do when visiting our web site.

To address these concerns, we have developed a Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is based on federal and state privacy laws. The policy may be updated from time to time, so please check back to the web site occasionally.

This web site is operated by the Michigan State University Games for Entertainment and Lab. The servers are located in the Communication Arts and Sciences building on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan, 48824.

Reading and Downloading

If you visit our web site just to read or download information, we capture and store only the following limited information:

  • The name of the domain through which you accessed the Internet (for example, if you are connecting from an America On Line account or if you are connecting from the University of Michigan).
  • The date and time you accessed our web site.
  • The pages you visited.
  • The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site (for example,

This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of this web site. This helps us make the Life Preservers website more useful to visitors.


We do not use "Cookies" on this site. (A "cookie" is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online "shopping cart" to keep track of items you wish to purchase.)

For more information on privacy, cookies, and the internet, see the Michigan Attorney General's guide to Privacy on the Internet

Life Preservers Comment/Question Form

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Personal-identifying information will not be captured when you visit our web site unless you voluntarily furnish such information. Disclosure of personal-identifying information is subject to federal and state privacy laws.

There is a form on our site for submitting comments and questions.  The form is targeted at teachers and asks for name, school, school’s city and state, grades taught, email address, and comments/questions.  This information is used to give us a better understanding of who has tried the Life Preservers game and who the target audience for Life Preservers is.  We use all comments and questions submitted to improve the Life Preservers game and website.  We respond to inquiries individually. We do not share personal identifying information with anyone other than the Life Preserver team.

Life Preservers Research

Using Life Preservers, research has been done in the areas of science games, gender, play style, and learning.  We are trying to learn how to make better educational video games.  We work with teachers on our research projects.  We appreciate partnerships with teachers and protect their privacy. We do not share personal identifying information with anyone other than the Life Preserver team.  Student data from classes is collected anonymously, we do not know who the students are.  Our research studies are always pre-approved by our University’s Institutional Review Board.  Parental consent forms and child assent forms are always collected from each participant.