Last modified: April 10, 2014.


1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE

At www.mooctivity.com (“we” or “us”), we respect the privacy of our guests and registered members (collectively, the “users”) and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).

This Privacy Policy describes what types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you use www.mooctivity.com, including any content, features, functionalities and services offered on or through www.mooctivity.com and any extensions of this URL, subdomains, and mobile versions thereof (collectively, “Mooctivity” or the “Site”). Our Privacy Policy also tells you how we use, share and protect this information, what choices you have about how this information is used, and how you can access and update this information.

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect:

  • on the Site;
  • in email, text and other electronic messages between you and us;
  • through mobile and desktop applications that contain links to this Privacy Policy; and
  • when you interact with our advertising on third party websites and services if any such advertising contains a link to this Privacy Policy.

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.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By using the Site or clicking on the “Sign Up” or “Sign In” button, you consent to our processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our terms of use available at www.mooctivity.com/terms/ (the “Terms of Use”). If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on the Site or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, you should not visit or become a member of the Site. If you are already a registered member, you should disable your account.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • 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.

2. INFORMATION COLLECTED

Information You Provide to Us

We ask you to provide information about you in a variety of circumstances. For example:

  • When you register to become a member, we ask for a username, your email address and a confidential password. Once registered, you can choose to provide further information about yourself, including, but not limited to, your name, course ratings, course comments, course reviews, course favorites and information about the users you follow. In addition, when you leave course reviews as a non-registered user, we ask for a username and your email address. You understand that, by registering and/or choosing to provide information on the Site, other people may find you thereon (for example, if they know your email address) and/or may be able to identify you or aspects of your life through your username or any other content you share. Please refer to “Public Information” below. By providing such information, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use and freely accepting and agreeing to our processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. Supplying information to us, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable laws or regulations, is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw your consent to our collection and processing of the information you provide, in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, by disabling your account.
  • 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.
  • When you fill out a form on our Site or send us an inquiry, we collect information that helps us respond to you, and, if applicable, investigate any breach of this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you.

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:

  • IP Address. 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. The Site also uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to website owners. When we use cookies, we use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store 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 also collect information about your use of the Site through Google Analytics' display advertising features (including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). We use the information to compile reports and to improve the Site and your experience thereon. Google’s use and sharing of information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics terms of service and the Google privacy policy. You can opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising and customize Google display network ads using the Google ad settings. To opt out of tracking by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

    Please be aware that restricting cookies may affect your access to some of the functionalities of the Site and make it more difficult for you to sign in. Please also note that we sometimes embed content from third party websites. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party's website for more information. You may also see embedded social or ‘share’ buttons on the Site. These enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. Again, we do not control the dissemination of these cookies. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the Site only and does not cover the use of cookies by third party websites. By using the Site or clicking on the “Sign Up” or “Sign In” button, you consent to the placement of cookies in your browser in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

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.

3. INFORMATION USE

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 carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use or any other agreements between you and us;
  • 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.

4. 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;
  • when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is permitted by law or reasonably necessary to: (a) cooperate with law enforcement or court authorities or comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (b) enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, or any other agreements between you and us; (c) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties; (d) respond to users' service inquiries; (e) protect the rights, property, or safety of our users, the public, or us; (f) investigate a potential violation of applicable laws or regulations; or (g) help resolve disputes that arise in the ordinary course of business;
  • 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;
  • in the event of a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, in which case your information may be sold or transferred as part of such transaction and the promises of this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity;
  • 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.

5. YOUR CHOICES

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.

6. 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. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to your interactions with other websites, even if you find a link to them on the Site, and so you should read the privacy policy of the relevant third party website providers to see how your personally identifiable information will be treated on such websites.

7. INFORMATION SECURITY

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.

8. PUBLIC INFORMATION

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.

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the most recent version of the Privacy Policy on the Site, along with an indication of the date on which the Policy was amended most recently.

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.

If you object to any changes, you should cease to use the Site and, as applicable, disable your account. Continuing to use the Site after we publish or communicate a notice about any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.

You are responsible for ensuring that we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting the Site and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

10. 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 or stored by other users. Proper access and use of content provided on the Site, including any content you share on the Site, is governed by our Terms of Use.

11. CONTACT US

For any queries, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at [email protected] (subject line: “Privacy Policy”).