Privacy Policy

Effective date: September 12, 2022

Electives, Inc. (“Electives”, “we”, “our” or “us”) provides an online platform and marketplace (the “Electives Platform”) for the delivery of live educational mini-courses (“Courses”) to our customers. 

 

This Privacy Notice (this “Notice”) describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you or your organization may provide to us when you visit our website, submit an inquiry to us, participate in one of our Courses, apply to become a teacher of one of our Courses, use any additional features of the Electives Platform or our website, or otherwise interact with us. 

 

This Notice also describes how we use and share information about you, as well as certain rights and choices you have regarding your information. 

 

If you have questions or concerns about this Notice or our collection and use of your information, please contact us at the email address listed below, and we will be happy to address them. By using the Electives Platform or our website, you agree to the policies and practices described in this Notice. If you do not agree, please do not use the Electives Platform or our website.

 

Applicability

In this Notice, “Personal Information” means information that can be used to identify you (such as your name, email address or other contact information) and other information that is linked to your personal identifiers (such as login information, or whether you have participated in a Course). 

 

This Notice applies only to information that is Personal Information collected by or provided to us through the Electives Platform or our website. For example, if we create aggregated anonymous data that cannot be used by someone else to identify you, that data is not covered by this Notice. This Notice also does not apply to information we may obtain from other sources, to other applications or websites or to the practices of any third parties.

 

If your organization is an Electives customer, or if you are a teacher of one of our Courses, this Notice is subject to the terms of the applicable contract between you or your organization and Electives. 

 

We may update this Notice from time to time. Whenever we do so, we will include the applicable effective date at the top of the page. Whenever you use the Electives Platform or our website or otherwise provide us with information, you are indicating that you agree to the most recent version of this Notice, and you are consenting to our collection and use of information as described in this Notice. 

 

Information We Collect

We collect several types of information, including Personal Information, from and about users of the Electives Platform and our website as further described in the following sections.

 

Information You or Your Organization Provides to Us

We collect Personal Information when you or your organization chooses to provide it to us. For example, if you fill out a request for information on our website, we collect your contact information, which we use to fulfill your request. If you sign up to become a teacher or your organization registers you for a Course or as an administrator for your organization, then, in addition to your contact information, you may be asked to create an account (or one may be created for you) with a user name and password. In some cases you may be asked to verify your identity or your email address. Depending on your role, you may be asked to create a profile, participate in a survey, or provide other relevant information, such as your work experience, subject matter expertise or professional interests.

 

We use this information to deliver the features of the Electives Platform and our website that you request or that your organization has signed up for, such as to enable you to teach or participate in a Course, respond to your inquiries, provide customer support, create and maintain your user account or your organization’s account, verify your identity, and communicate with you or your organization about your or its account. We also use this information to evaluate and improve the Electives Platform and our website, customize your user experience, personalize our communications to you, and for other reasons that you request or that we make known to you at the time you choose to provide the information. 

 

Information We Collect Automatically

When you use the Electives Platform or our website, including when you participate in a Course, we may collect information from or about you automatically using standard technologies, such as cookies, Web beacons, and third-party analytics services. 

 

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your device when you install an application or visit a website. It allows the application or website to recognize your device or recall your settings. You can block cookies or delete them by following the instructions for your device or browser, but not all of the features of the Electives Platform or our website may work as intended if you block our cookies. 

 

A Web beacon (or a pixel “GIF”) is an invisible digital object on a webpage or email. Web beacons are used to collect information about interactions with the webpage or email, such the number and duration of visits to a webpage. 

 

Analytics services are provided by third parties to measure various uses of an application or webpage, including general geographic location, browsing actions, and similar information for compiling and analyzing statistical data. These third parties may also use automatic technologies like browser cookies and Web beacons. We use Google Analytics to help us analyze the Electives Platform and our website and how they are used. You can read more about how Google Analytics handles Personal Information here, and you learn how to opt out of  Google Analytics here.

 

The information we and our third-party service providers may automatically collect includes:

 

  • IP address and general location (such as region or city);
  • Device, operating system and browser types and versions;
  • Date, time and duration of uses of the Electives Platform or visits to our website;
  • Frequency and number of uses of the Electives Platform or visits to our website from a particular IP address;
  • Navigation actions in our website;
  • Referring website, if applicable; and
  • File uploads and downloads through the Electives Application or our website.

 

We use automatically-collected information to make the Electives Platform and our website available to you and/or your organization, evaluate and improve the Electives Platform and our website, customize your user experience, and perform market research. We may use this information to present selected content to you or your organization, or to invite you to participate in surveys, discussion forums or future Courses that we believe may be of interest to you or your organization based on your interests and activities on the Electives Platform and our website.

 

Information We Share

We share Personal Information with non-affiliated third parties only as described in this Notice, unless we obtain your specific consent otherwise. 

 

We may share limited Personal Information with our service providers who provide products or services that help us develop, operate, maintain, and improve the Electives Platform and our website. These service providers include email or other communications service providers, and providers of platforms for surveys, customer support, content delivery, database management, hosting, cyber security, customer-relations management, and interactive features of the Electives Platform and our website. Service providers must treat your Personal Information as confidential and use it only to provide the services for which we have engaged them. 

 

We may disclose certain information for the purpose for which you provided it. For example, if you choose to submit feedback on a Course other than anonymously, the information you provide, which may include Personal Information, may be shared with the Course teacher or your organization, as applicable.

 

We may also use your Personal Information to help protect against fraudulent or unauthorized activities, improve security, comply with applicable law or legal obligations, cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental authorities, investigate complaints, defend against legal claims, protect the rights and safety of our organization and our employees and users, or enforce this Notice and, if applicable, our contract with you or your organization. 

 

If we are acquired by or merge with another company or go through a similar major corporate event involving a detailed review of our business and operations by third parties, we may disclose your Personal Information as part of such a review. Any such review will be subject to a confidentiality agreement that will limit the use of your Personal Information to the purpose of the review.

 

Security and Data Retention

We have implemented commercially reasonable and appropriate measures to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. The safety and security of your Personal Information also depends on you. For example, if you have an account or profile with us, you are responsible for keeping your password or other credentials confidential. Unfortunately, the transmission of information online is not completely secure, and despite the security measures we have implemented, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to or through the Electives Platform or our website. 

 

We store Personal Information as long as necessary for the purpose for which we originally collected it, or for other legitimate business purposes, including for backup and archival purposes, to analyze and improve the Electives Platform and our website, and to meet our legal, regulatory, or other compliance obligations.

 

Your Choices and Rights

You may update, correct, or delete information about you at any time by using the tools and settings available to you through the Electives Platform or our website or by contacting us at the address listed below or, if applicable, by contacting the administrator for your organization. You may elect not to receive promotional communications from us by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions included in any such communication or by sending your request to us. If you are a teacher or registered Course participant or administrator for your organization, however, we may continue to communicate with you about your or your organization’s account, as needed. 

 

We may enable you to invite others to try the Electives Platform or nominate others to become teachers of one of our Courses, in either case by providing their contact information. We may store and use the contact information of these other potential users or teachers in order to extend invitations to them and for no other purpose without their consent. These other potential users or teachers will always have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving further communications from us. 

 

We do not track our users over time and across third-party applications or websites, and therefore we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated “Do Not Track” signals. 

 

We do not sell Personal Information (including as the term “sell” is defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act), and we do not disclose Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes. 

 

You may have additional rights under applicable law. For example, you may have the right to obtain a copy of your Personal Information or to request deletion of certain Personal Information. We will make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests where applicable, but we may refuse such requests where we are otherwise legally required to retain the information, or where the requests are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, create privacy risks for others, or are impractical. 

 

Notice to Non-U.S. Residents

We are based in the United States and our data processing activities occur in the United States. Accordingly, except as otherwise expressly agreed by Electives, the information we collect is governed by United States law, which may be different from the laws applicable to Personal Information in your country of residence. Any Personal Information you provide to us will be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States. By providing us your Personal Information or using the Electives Platform or our website, you consent to our collection, transfer, processing, and storage of your Personal Information in the United States in accordance with this Notice and, if applicable, our contract with you or your organization, which may include a data processing agreement or addendum if your organization is based or operates outside of the United States.

 

Children

The Electives Platform and our website are intended for adults and are not directed to minors. We do not knowingly collect any information, including Personal Information, from or about minors. If you become aware that your minor child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that a minor has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to remove such information. 

 

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about the privacy practices described in this Notice, or to communicate with us for any of the reasons described above, please write to us at infosec@electives.io

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