Some of our Site's functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though for features or services related to the Lessons and Courses, personal information is required. If you do not use these specific features or services on the Site, then the only information we collect will be "Non-Personal Information" (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify you). Non-Personal Information includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed. In order to access certain features and benefits on our Site, you may need to submit "Personally Identifiable Information" (i.e., information that can be used to identify you). Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address, among other things. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to MassiveU. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Site, the information you receive when using the Site, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary manners in which we communicate with you.
What You Consent to by Using Our Site
What Information We Collect
MassiveU gathers two types of information about users through the Site:
Non-Personal Information When users come to our Site, we may track, collect and aggregate Non-Personal Information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." We also collect information from the URLs from which you linked to our Site. Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Site. Although such information is not Personally Identifiable Information, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
You should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, many functions and conveniences of this Site may not work properly.
Personally Identifiable Information. We collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us when you sign-up for email updates or Lessons and Courses, participate in our public forums or reviews, send us email messages, and/or participate in Lessons and Courses or other services on our Site. Among other things, we may use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to respond to your questions, provide you the specific course and/or services you select, send you updates about Lessons and Courses offered by MassiveU or other MassiveU events, and send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates, among other things.
Updates. MassiveU may offer you the ability to receive updates either via email or by posting on portions of the Site only accessible to registered users. In order to subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address.
Forums/Reviews. MassiveU may offer public forums and/or reviews from time to time (the "Forums") where you can share comments and thoughts. In order to participate in the Forums, you may be required to register with us and/or provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address. Personally Identifiable Information shall not include any information posted or sent by or to you via any public Forum.
Participation in Lessons and Courses. From time to time, MassiveU may offer you the opportunity to participate in an Lessons and Courses on or through the Site. If you desire to participate in a course, you will be asked to provide us with certain information necessary to conduct such a course. This information may include, among other things, your name and email address.
Communications with MassiveU. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you send us an email message or otherwise contact us.
Third Party Sites. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you access or log-in to a third party site, e.g., Facebook, from our Sites. This may include the text and/or images of your Personally Identifiable Information available from the third party site.
How We Use the Information
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways MassiveU uses the information that we gather:
Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Site. We may also use it for other business purposes.
Updates. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the messages in connection with the Site or an Lessons and Courses. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
Forums/Reviews. To facilitate your use of the Forums/Reviews, we use Personally Identifiable Information collected during your use of the Forums. In addition, we may publish this information via extensions of our Platform that use third-party services, like mobile applications. We also reserve the right to reuse Forum posts containing Personally Identifiable Information in future iterations of this course or others, for the purpose of enhancing future course offerings. We may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s), and/or provide it to the University or the instructor(s) associated with the Lesson or Course. We may also use or publish posts submitted on the forums without using Personally Identification Information.
Participation in Lessons and Courses. We use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you participate in an Lessons and Courses through the Site for processing purposes, including but not limited to tracking attendance, progress and completion of an Lessons and Courses. We may also share your Personally Identifiable Information and your performance in a given Lessons and Courses with the instructor or instructors who taught the course, with teaching assistants or other individuals designated by the instructor or instructors to assist with the creation, modification or operation of the course, and with the university, universities or educator with which they are affiliated. Also, we may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you. Participation in Lessons and Courses on MassiveU acts as an opt-in to receiving future communications from institutions, educators, and/or instructors.
Communications with MassiveU Business Partners. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with business partners of MassiveU to receive communications from such parties that you have opted in to.
Disclosure to MassiveU Operations and Maintenance Contractors. Our operations and maintenance contractors may have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Site or the Lessons and Courses. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
Disclosure to Acquirers. MassiveU may disclose and/or transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganization of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of MassiveU to which your Personally Identifiable Information relates.
Confidentiality & Security of Personally Identifiable Information
Updating or Deleting Your Personally Identifiable Information
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personally Identifiable Information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or from some of our partners. You may also update your Personally Identifiable Information by logging into the Site and visiting your user account page. You may also contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to answer every email promptly, but may not always be able to do so. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your Personally Identifiable Information.
If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us via email@example.com.
Online Education Research
Records of your participation in Lessons and Courses may be used for researching online and mobile education/learning. In the interests of this research, you may be exposed to slight variations in the course materials that will not substantially alter your learning experience. All research findings will be reported at the aggregate level and will not expose your personal identity.
Protecting Children's Privacy
MassiveU strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not and will never knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Site from persons under the age of 13. No part of our Site is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Site at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Site without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such Personally Identifiable Information.
If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the information we maintain about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.