Last revised: February, 2015
Please read this policy carefully before sharing any of your personally identifiable information with us.
Because our services require us to collect some fairly detailed personal and/or financial information, we want you to have the information
websites, to the extent specifically disclosed or stated by us. Your use of Study.com indicates an acceptance of the terms of thePrivacy
Study.com has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of information you provide
to us or that we collect. You are the only user authorized to update your account,unless you provide your login/password information to
another party. We will assume that anyone who has the required login/password information for your account is you, so please keep this
information confidential. Study.com helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and offline security methods,
including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the servers where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to
comply with our security procedures, are bound by confidentiality and our security procedures are reviewed and revised periodically.
In order to provide you with ease of access to your account and to help administer the Study.com service, Study.com implements technology
that enables us to recognize you as the account holder and provide you with direct access to your account without requiring you to retype
any password or other user identification when you revisit the Study.com service. You can choose not to take advantage of this feature on
your computer by unchecking the box"Remember me" when you login on the website. To remove access to your Study.com account from
your devices: (a) visit "My Dashboard" or (b)delete your Study.com settings from your device. You are responsible for maintaining
the confidentiality of your account access information and for restricting access to your computer or device through which you access
your Study.com account. Where possible, users of public or shared devices should logout at the completion of each visit. If you sell or
return a computer or device, you should log-out and deactivate the device before doing so. If you do not maintain the security of your
password or device, or fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may be able to access your account,including your
Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information and
cannot assume liability for improper access to it. By using our service, including our website and user interfaces, or providing information
to us through any means,you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security,privacy, and administrative issues
relating to your use of Study.com and our Services.
If you have any questions about security issues at our site, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to answer your
Information is collected from our users at several different points during visits to Study.com
Information you provide us: Study.com may ask you to provide us with information about
yourself when you choose to fill out a form, including, without limitation, in order to register for login access,membership subscription,
sign up for our newsletter, information request to search or be matched with an educational institution; or when you participate in a
promotion or respond to a survey. Examples of the types of this personally identifiable information you may provide to us include, but are
not necessarily limited to, your name, educational goals, email address, telephone number,credit card, and home address; and information
about your age, education level,career aspirations, and your interest in and use of various products, programs,and services. You can
always choose not to provide us with information, but then some of our products and services, and certain parts of the site may not be
accessible to you. You may also elect to register or use our site using an account you already have with certain third-party social
networking sites("SNS") (including, but not limited to, Facebook). For example, Study.com may allow you to create an account and
log in to Study.com using your Facebook account credentials through Facebook Connect.
Collection of Information from Children: Study.com abides by federal law and the
guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, Study.com will not knowingly collect any personal
information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of thirteen (13) years without consent from parents or
Referring Friends or Sharing: You can choose to let others know about Study.com
through our referral or sharing features. If you choose to use one of these features, we will ask you for that person's name and e-mail
address and Study.com will send him or her one or more e-mails inviting him or her to visit Study.com to learn more about our
services.Study.com stores their contact information for the sole purpose of sending these e-mails and corresponding reminders.
Information we automatically collect: We collect and keep track of information about
your interactions with Study.com using technologies like cookies and web beacons, via our web server's log files, mobile analytics software
or by our various tracking technologies,including but not limited to: our advertisements and other promotional content,browser
information, your device IP address, whether you clicked on one of our advertisements, pages you've visited on the site, videos you
watched, which website you came from, date and time stamp information, your online activity,course and lesson selections, reviews, ratings,
payment history,correspondence, device and software data (such as type, configuration and unique identifiers), and other navigation and
click-through information.Although information we collect through these tracking devices is not always personally identifiable when
collected, we may combine such information with personally identifiable information like your name or email address. (See the"Sharing
and Use of Information" section below for more information about what "personally identifiable information" means.) You can
read more about cookies and other tracking technology in the "More AboutCookies and Related Technology" section below.
User Communications: When you send email,contact our Support or help desk or other
communications to Study.com, we may retain and share those communications in order to process, respond or improve our services.
Information from other sources: We may collect and receive information about you from
third parties, including websites which publish our ads and offers, as well as other online and offline sources such as identity
verification services and consumer reporting agencies, and we may combine such information with other information you have provided to us.
We may supplement this information with information from other sources, including offline data and your browsing behavior on other sites and
interactions with our advertising. We also provide analysis of our users in the aggregate or individual form to prospective partners,
advertisers and other third parties.We may also disclose and otherwise use, your viewing history, ratings,consumption habits, commentary,
reviews and other information. For example, we use ratings and consumption behavior to improve our recommendations to you as well as other
Chat Rooms, Peer to Peer Messaging and PublicPostings: Study.com may initially and/or
in the future contain chat rooms,public posting forums or one-to-one communication forums permitting direct communications with other
users, counselors, instructors, sponsors, etc. Any information provided by you in these rooms or forum is deemed to be information available
to public viewing, not subject to any disclosure restrictions or representations. We are not responsible for any information posted.
Study.com uses your information in order to customize Study.com to your interests and enhance your overall experience and to customize
content, search results, online courses and advertising that you may see on Study.com. We also use this information for such purposes as
determining your general geographic location, providing localized content, enforcing our terms (such as determining your eligibility for a
free trial), providing recommendations on courses and lessons we think will be applicable, personalizing the service and our marketing to
better reflect particular interests, tracking your watching hours,determining your Internet service provider, helping us quickly and
efficiently respond to inquiries and requests and otherwise analyzing, enhancing,administering or promoting our service offering for you
and other users. Study.com uses various methods to recognize you, including the use of cookie sand requesting your e-mail address and
password when accessing certain parts of our site. In addition, as described above, we utilize passive information to learn more about how
you interact with our site(s). This passive information may be combined with your other information for purposes such as testing
and improving your experience at our site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal
purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content and web analytics partners.
The information you supply to Study.com also enables us to provide the college search and matching services which you select by matching
your background to the admission requirements and/or preferred student backgrounds of colleges and universities. Participating educational
institutions may search information of users in order to decide which users they are interested in having apply for admission.
Contacting You by E-Mail - Study.com may use your contact information periodically in order to send you e-mail regarding updates, such as
new opportunities and additional listings which may be of interest to you. The frequency of these messages will vary. Please note that
e-mail messages from third parties are not governed by the opt-out provisions of this PrivacyPolicy.
Use of SNS in Account Creation — If you decide to use a SNS via Study.com, you are using the personal information you have already provided
tothe SNS (such as your "real" name, email address and other information you make publicly available via the SNS) on Study.com
and allowing Study.com to extract and retain all such information; the information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have
with the SNS, so please consult the SNS's privacy and data practices. For example, by using FacebookConnect, you are allowing Study.com to
identifyyou, like your name and email address, along with any information we may combine with such personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information we collect about you may be used and shared by us with third
parties in any manner and for any purpose permitted by law. By entering your information on the form or using aSNS, you are consenting to
receive information and/or marketing messages and be contacted via email, telephone, text message, prerecorded message and auto dialer or
any other technologies from Study.com and/or third parties that have products or services which may be of interest to you. This may include
selling,renting, or otherwise disclosing your personally identifiable information to third parties for their marketing purposes. Once we
provide your information toa third party for any reason, we do not control and are not responsible forthat third party's use or disclosure
of such information. Examples of ways and with whom we may share your information (including your personally identifiable information)
With educational institutions;
With third parties in connection with processing or fulfilling your requests or
With service providers and other third parties we engage to provide us with services
like website hosting, analyzing data,contracting, sending communications on our behalf, identity verification,and/or creating, running or
administering our promotions. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for
products and services purchased on our Sites; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you
ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us deliver the services;
In response to government or regulatory agency requests, court orders, subpoenas, or
as we otherwise believe to be required in connection with any applicable law, rule or regulation;
With social networking sites, like Facebook, soyou can then post recent activity on
Study.com back to your social networking account;
With companies who may use such information for their own marketing purposes,
including to contact you in order to offer you their products or services you may be interested in, or the products orservices of other
With companies who may resell, exchange or otherwise provide your information to other
businesses for various marketing purposes, including to contact you with offers regarding third party products or services;
With call centers we've engaged to call you in response to your request for
information about education, your subscription and to promote or offer other products and services we think may be of interest toyou;
With advertisers whose content we publish ordisplay, their agents, third party ad
servers, and service providers;
From time to time, we may partner with companies whose products we believe will
interest our users. In conjunction with these partners, we may send promotional announcements and/or serveweb-based advertisements on their
behalf, as permitted by law;
As we believe necessary or desirable to protect to our business, reputation, rights,
safety, assets, or property, or those of you or a third party; to limit our legal liability; to defend our interests or the interests of
you or a third party; or to enforce our Terms of Service or other rules;
As required by law enforcement or judicial authorities, or to cooperate with a law
enforcement investigation or if we have a good faith belief that we are required or permitted to do so by law or legal process; and
In connection with the consolidation or sale of our business or assets.
In addition to personally identifiable information, we may also collect information that is not personally identifiable, meaning that it
cannot be used to identify you because it does not reference you or contain information that can be used to identify you. We may use and
share non-personally identifiable information in any manner and for any purpose permitted by law. As with personally identifiable
information, once we provide your non-personally identifiable information to a third party for any reason, we do not control andare not
responsible for that third party's use or disclosure of information.
Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Cookies may be set by us or our business
partners and service providers when you visit Study.com or when you interact with one of our advertisements or other content. Cookies are
stored in your computer or mobile device. In addition to storing your preferences and other information,cookies allow us to gather
information about your interactions within the site and/or with one of our advertisements. We use both session cookies, which terminate when
you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your computer until you manually delete them. We may also use
technologies, such as our own cookies, to provide you with personalized online display advertising tailored to your interests. To opt out
of our cookies used for this online advertising, click here. You may decline cookies if
your web browser software permits. If you have questions about disabling cookies, you should consult with your browser's manufacturer. Note,
however, that some parts of the Site may not operate correctly if you disable cookies.
We may also track your movements through the site, advertisements and other content through web beacons (also called pixel tags or clear
gifs). When you access a page, email or other content containing a web beacon, the web beacon generates a notice to us, our service
providers or third party business partners. Web beacons can be used for various purposes, including to help us improve our marketing
communications by measuring the response to our promotions and campaigns.
We have relationships with third party advertising companies to place advertisements on our behalf onto other websites, to perform tracking
and reporting functions for the sites and our advertisements, and to place third party advertisements on the site. These advertising
companies may automatically collect information about your visit to the sites and other websites, including information about web pages
you've viewed and advertisements you interacted with, along with your IP address, date/time stamp information, your ISP and the browser you
use to visit this site. They do this by using cookies, web beacons and other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other
things,to deliver advertising (from us and from other companies) targeted to your preferences and interests, and to better understand the
cover all the collection methods or uses of the information collected by these third party advertising companies, and we do not have control
over or access to cookies or other technologies these third party advertising companies may use. We encourage you to review the
If you would like more information about targeted advertising (also called behavioral advertising) and to learn about your choices with
respect to such practices, including how to opt-out of the behavioral advertising programs of third party advertisers,advertising networks
and ad servers who are members of the Network AdvertisingInitiative (see "Your Choices" section below for more information).
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with us have the right to
request that we provide you with certain information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their direct
marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may send your request for such information to the email or physical
address set forth in the"Contact Information" section, below. Requests shall only be accepted via email or at the physical
address as specified herein and shall include the phrase "California Privacy Request" in the subject line. Your request must also
include your name, physical mailing address, user account and email address. We shall not be responsible for requests made over the
telephone or by any other means.
California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are
entitled to know how Study.com responds to "Do Not Track" browser settings. Study.com does not currently take actions to respond
to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may
adopt a standard once one is created.
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process information necessarily involves the transmission
of data on an international basis. Therefore, by using Study.com, you acknowledge and agree to the transfer of your information outside your
country of residence to any country (including the United States) where we have facilities or engage third parties (including but not
limited to payment processors, cloud service or other IT providers, and other companies that provide services to us). You understand that
the countries to which we may transfer information may not have as comprehensive a level of data protection as in your country.
Your privacy is important to Study.com. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at
Alternatively, you may contact us at:
Study.com Attention: Privacy & Legal Department 100 View St, Suite202 Mountain View, CA 94041
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