Last modified: April 10, 2014.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
on the Site;
in email, text and other electronic messages between you and us;
It does not apply to information collected by:
us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by us or any third party (including any affiliates); or
any third party (including any affiliates), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Site.
“content” includes, but is not limited to, articles, information, statements, data, text, software, products, technology, processes, music, sounds, photographs, images, videos, graphics, communications, messages, ratings, comments, reviews, posts, links, animations, logos, and any other materials available on or through the Site;
“personally identifiable information” means any information that identifies and can be used to contact a particular individual, such as name and email address;
“use” of the Site means accessing, viewing, browsing, registering and any other form of use of the Site; and
“share” means to upload, issue, post, submit, place online, publish, display, send, transmit, or make available in any other way.
Information You Provide to Us
We ask you to provide information about you in a variety of circumstances. For example:
If you wish to invite contacts from your existing third party accounts to join Mooctivity, we ask that you use our importer to add individual contacts or your entire address book into Mooctivity. We use this information to help you grow your network by identifying your contacts already on Mooctivity and enabling you to invite contacts that have not yet registered with Mooctivity. We may make other tools available to sync information (such as Gravatars) with Mooctivity, and may also develop additional features that allow you to use your account in conjunction with other third party services. Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another person, that person will have access to your username and email address because these are displayed in the invitation.
If you participate in an activity such as a survey, promotion, contest, or beta testing sponsored by us, we may ask you to provide certain information, including personally identifiable information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive.
Information We Collect Automatically
In addition to information you choose to provide to us, we also use standard Internet technologies to collect automatically certain additional information. For example:
When you come to the Site, we collect your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which identifies the computer or service provider that you use to access the Site. We may use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which specific visitors visit various parts of the Site.
Cookies and Aggregate Information.
your settings so you do not have to set them up every time you visit the Site. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your account (including
personally identifiable information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not. We also use Google Analytics cookies. These cookies are used to collect information about how you use the Site. We use the information to compile reports and to improve the Site and your experience thereon. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Site, where visitors have come to the Site from and the pages they visited. Most browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. (Each browser is different, so please check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
We may combine the above information with personally identifiable information that we have collected to make the Site and our communications to you more interesting to you, having provided, however, that we will not facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Google Analytics' display advertising features that is based on the DoubleClick cookie unless we have your prior affirmative consent to that merger.
As we are constantly seeking to improve the Site, we may introduce new features, functionalities, and services from time to time, some of which may result in the collection of new information. Furthermore, new partnerships may result in new features, functionalities, and services, and we may potentially collect new types of information.
Third Party Online Advertising
The Site and other websites may display advertisements that are delivered by selected third parties who collect information through cookies, alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other technologies, about your online activities on the Site and other websites, in an effort to understand your interests and deliver to you advertisements that are tailored to your interests. Any such selected third parties may also use information about you that we provide, such as features within the Site that you use, to target and serve advertisements to you and to analyze the delivery of advertisements on the Site. However, we will not provide personally identifiable information about you to such selected third parties except as permitted under “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below.
We may use information that we collect about you for a variety of purposes, including:
to present the Site and its contents to you;
to maintain and manage your account;
to deliver services that you have requested;
to perform business and other analyses to improve the quality of our business and the Site;
to personalize or enhance your experience on the Site;
to respond to your queries, comments or concerns;
to communicate with you about the Site or other products or services in which you may be interested;
to provide you with notices regarding your account or the Site;
to allow you to participate in interactive features on the Site;
to administer a survey, promotion, contest, or beta testing;
to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; or
for any other purpose with your consent.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your information. We will therefore share your information only under the following circumstances:
with contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep your personally identifiable information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them;
with any other selected third parties so that they may provide you with promotional content about goods and services that they offer, having provided, however, that (a) you will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving such communications or sharing your personally identifiable information with such third parties as provided under “Your Choices” below and (b) we will not share your email address with third parties for promotional purposes unless you specifically agree to such sharing;
with our affiliates;
when your information is public (as further described in “Public Information” below) or in an aggregated or otherwise non-personally identifiable form;
to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;
for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; or
in accordance with your consent.
We understand the importance of protecting your privacy, and we therefore provide you with the opportunity to opt out of having your personally identifiable information used or disclosed for certain purposes.
You can opt out of receiving promotional communications from us and any selected third parties, or request that we not share personally identifiable information about you with any third parties for their marketing purposes by requesting so by email at [email protected] (subject line: “Opt Out”).
You can generally also opt out of receiving communications (including any surveys) from us and any selected third parties by following the simple unsubscribe process set out in such communications.
Because we plan our communications in advance, it may take several weeks for your request to become effective. If you continue to receive our
communications in error after expressing an opt out preference, please let us know so that we can investigate the situation.
THIRD PARTY SITES
If you click on or interact with a hyperlink or advertisement that you find on the Site, you may leave the Site or send information to a different website.
policy of the relevant third party website providers to see how your personally identifiable information will be treated on such websites.
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us and we take certain steps to safeguard personally identifiable information that you provide to us, including ensuring that only the hash digest of your confidential password is stored.
However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee the security of your
personally identifiable information shared on the Site and that such information will never be accessed, used or released by unauthorized persons.
Except for your name, email address and confidential password, any information you put on your profile and any content you share on or through the Site (including, but not limited to, your username, course ratings, course comments, course reviews, course favorites and information about the users you follow) is public and may be seen by others, having provided, however, that we may in some cases restrict access to some of this information to other registered members only (such as information about the users you follow).
We urge you to exercise caution when sharing personally identifiable information in public areas of the Site. We are not responsible for any use by third parties of information disclosed by you in public areas of the Site. Any information you share on the Site is shared at your own risk.
If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share personally identifiable information that we collect about you through the Site, we will notify you by sending you an email at the last email address that you provided us or prominently posting a notice on the Site so that you may review the changes before you continue to use the Site.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION
You can review and change your personally identifiable information through your account.
You may also send us an email at [email protected] (subject line: “Personal Information”) to request
access to, correct or delete any personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any applicable law or regulation or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete any content you have shared on the Site, copies of such content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied