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and "our") may gather or collect from or about you or that you may provide when you visit our websites and mobile apps (collectively,
applies to your information we collect on the Site and in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and us or provided by third
by any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Site.
Because our services require us to collect some fairly detailed personal and/or financial information, we want you to have the information
you need to make an informed decision about sharing information with us.
Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to us. We do not
knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information. If you believe we
might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us using the addresses described in Section 16 ("Contact
We collect several types of information from and about users of the Site, including information:
We collect this information: (i) directly from you when you provide it to us; (ii) automatically as you navigate through the Site; and (iii)
from third parties (e.g., our business partners).
The information we collect from you, including personal information, may include the following:
Any User Content, including personal information included in User Content, is available for the public to view. We discourage you from
publicly posting your full name, telephone numbers, street addresses or other information that identifies you or allows strangers to find
you or steal your identity. Please see the Section of our Terms of Service titled "Our Management of this Site/User Misconduct"
for more information about risks involved in sharing personal information.
When you interact with the Site, we may use data collection technologies like cookies, web beacons, web server log files, mobile analytics
software or other tracking technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including the
On the Site you may watch educational videos or videos about us, educational institutions and other providers. By watching the video content,
you agree that we may share your video viewing with or obtain information about your video viewing from analytics providers, advertising partners
and third-party social networking sites for two years from the date of data collection, or as permitted by applicable law, unless you withdraw consent.
Although information we collect through these tracking technologies is not always personally identifiable when collected, we may combine such
information with personally identifiable information like your name or email address. We may also use these technologies to collect information
about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services for online behavioral tracking. Please see
below to learn more about how we may collect information about you from third parties. The information we collect helps us improve the Site
to deliver better and more personalized services. Please see Section 7 ("How We Use Your Information") for more information about
how we use the information we collect.
We collect information from third parties in connection with the operation of our services. For example, we may offer you an option to
create an account and log in to the Site using your account credentials through certain third-party social networking sites ("SNSs")
such as Facebook. If you elect to register or use the Site using an account you already have with an SNS, we may obtain your information
from the applicable SNS pursuant to your agreement with that SNS. The information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have
with the applicable SNS, so please check their privacy and data practices.
We also 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,
your browsing behavior on other websites and interactions with our advertising.
Your friends may also provide information about you to us through our referral or sharing features. Your friends may provide your name and
e-mail address and ask us to send you information about our Services.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us as below:
We may disclose the information we collect from you or that you provide to us as described below:
We may also disclose your information:
The information we disclose to third parties in accordance with this Section 8 may include your education personal information unless such
disclosure is restricted by applicable law.
Once disclosed, your personal information may be processed in accordance with the recipients' privacy policies. We may also disclose aggregated
information about our users that does not identify any specific individual without restriction for any purpose not prohibited by law.
For more information, please see Section 9 ("Your Choices").
We value your privacy and strive to provide you with choices regarding the handling of personal information you provide to us. Here are
ways you may control your information:
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of the Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our
disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the
addresses described in Section 16 ("Contact Information"). Requests shall only be accepted via the email address above with the phrase
"California Privacy Request" in the subject line or at the physical address in Section 16 ("Contact Information"). Your
request must include your name, physical mailing address, user account and email address. We are not 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 we respond 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.
We have implemented security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of information you provide to
us or that we collect. We adopt both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to
the servers where your information is stored.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. 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 and do not share it with anyone.
In order to provide you with ease of access to your user account, we implement technology that enables us to recognize you as the user account
holder and provide you with direct access to your user account without requiring you to retype any password or other user identification when
you revisit the Site. You can choose not to take advantage of this feature by unchecking the box "Remember me" when you log in to
the Site. Visit "My Dashboard" on the Site to change your setting on access to your user account. 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
user account with us. Where possible, users of public or shared devices should log out at the completion of each visit. If you sell or return
a computer or device, you should log out and remove your user data as applicable 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 user account, including your
Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot
guarantee the security of your information. Any transmission of your information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention
of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
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 the Site 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 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 Site and our advertisements, and to place third-party advertisements on the Site. These advertising companies
may automatically collect information about your visit to the Site and other websites, including information about web pages you viewed and
advertisements you interacted with, and your IP address, date/time stamp information, your Internet service provider and the browser you use
to visit this Site, for example. 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 usage and visitation of the Site and the other websites tracked by these advertising companies.
We do not control these third-party tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other
targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. 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 behavioral advertising
programs of third-party advertisers, advertising networks and ad servers who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, please see
Section 9 ("Your Choices") for more information.
We may transfer your information outside the United States where we have facilities or engage third parties such as payment processors,
cloud services or other IT and service providers.
Your privacy is important to us. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at
email@example.com. Alternatively, you may contact us at: Study.com Attention: Privacy & Legal
Department, 100 View St, Suite 202, Mountain View, CA 94041.
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