Wolfram Mathematica Privacy Policy

Some services provided by Mathematica require Mathematica to access our servers through the internet. When this occurs, our servers receive information similar to the information that would be received if you were browsing a website, together with your Mathematica License Number or Mathematica Activation Key and Mathematica machine ID. Utilization of the Wolfram|Alpha functionality will trigger the collection of information about the specific query. Additionally, some queries may require an expanded set of information collection that can include session information covering the history of Mathematica evaluations or the content of Mathematica notebooks containing the Wolfram|Alpha query. You will be given an opt-in prompt on a per-session basis about this expanded Wolfram|Alpha information collection feature.

Certain functionality in Mathematica allows integration with Third-Party Sites (TPS), including but not limited to social networking sites such as Facebook. Should you utilize such functionality, we may collect personally identifiable information about you from the profile you have established at the TPS. By authorizing Mathematica to access your TPS profile, you are authorizing Wolfram Research to collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information that your privacy settings at the TPS allow Mathematica to access through the TPS application programming interface (API). The personally identifiable information that Mathematica is allowed to access is affected by the privacy settings you have established at the TPS. Because the linkage between any TPS and Mathematica is completely voluntary, and our ability to access your information at the TPS requires that linkage, you have a choice whether or not to disclose such information.

You can choose to prevent Mathematica from accessing our servers by disconnecting from the internet, or by telling Mathematica not to connect to the internet by using the Internet Connectivity item in the Help menu. If you choose not to allow Mathematica to access our servers, Mathematica will not be able to perform certain functions.

Wolfram Research understands your concerns about how personally identifying information is used, and we endeavor to use such information carefully and sensibly. We collect information on accesses to our servers by Mathematica in order to enhance and refine our service and content, and to prevent abuse and non-licensed use.

Under normal circumstances, we will never release information on accesses to our servers by Mathematica. We may, however, do so when we believe release is appropriate in order to: comply with law; enforce our License and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Wolfram Research, our users, data providers, or others. When you visit our website, we, like most websites, send one or more cookies—small anonymous identifiers—to your computer that uniquely identify you to our servers. While we do use cookies for security and fraud investigation purposes, our primary purpose is to enhance your user experience by understanding and remembering your preferences, and by general tracking of our user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is sent. Please be aware that Mathematica may not have full functionality if your browser refuses cookies. We utilize the following types of cookies:

  1. Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide services that you have requested on our website.
  2. Functional Cookies: These cookies support and facilitate your use of our website by enabling enhanced and personalized features.
  3. Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information that we utilize to support the measurement of this website.
  4. Targeting Cookies: These cookies are used by social sharing services (such as Facebook), and also by various third parties to deliver messaging that may be of value or interest to you. We do not have access to read or write such third-party cookies, nor do we directly control the manner in which they may be used.

We may update or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time in the future. Any such updates or modifications shall be effective immediately upon their posting. Please refer back to this page often for the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you may email us or contact us by US mail at Wolfram Research, Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7237.