LearningZen understands that privacy is critical for creating and maintaining a collaborative, online learning environment. Our learning
management privacy strategy guides methods by which we collect, use and store personal information for clients, partners and associated
organizations. The strategy is regularly reviewed and updated in product development strategies and business operations.
Privacy concerns are a core component of both technical and product strategies. We use the best technology and processes to ensure
privacy in our solutions and services.
Efforts extend beyond the technical aspects of products development to business operations and with business partners and associated
organizations. Employees are frequently trained to ensure compliance with industry standards for the data they manage. Business partners
and associated organizations are required to comply with industry standards and laws regulating the use and security of personal information.
LearningZen complies with industry standards and participates in industry initiatives.
LearningZen enables clients to control, modify and protect personal information; and to control, limit and prevent contact. LearningZen
technology, services, and solutions can be trusted to safely study, educate and collaborate.
notices posted on our home page. Registered users are responsible to stay current with and adhere to the policies posted in this Privacy
Policy. Continued use of LearningZen after changes are posted constitutes consent to these changes.
LearningZen does not rent, sell or release in any manner any personal information to third parties for marketing or sales programs.
Contact information is never shared with other registered users without your consent unless provided by you in the My Account section.
This policy addresses the following:
- Collecting personal information
- Using personal information
- Sharing of personal information
- Accessing and changing account settings
- Abiding user obligations
- Complying with additional terms of privacy
- Ensuring security
- Contacting LearningZen about privacy
Collecting Personal Information
LearningZen enables people to realize personal and organizational potential through education and training. We are a web-based community
for small businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and individuals where people educate, learn and collaborate. Educating,
learning and collaborating in a web-based environment requires users to voluntarily provide information about themselves and their interests.
Providing personal information implies consent to publicly access the information registered users voluntarily provide in the LearningZen
My Account section including but not limited to My Avatar, My Demographics and My Bio. Personal information may also be voluntarily displayed
in the following media including but not limited to forums, blogs and email communications.
Do not become a member of LearningZen if you are concerned about sharing personal information and having this information accessible to
industry standards and best practices.
How we collect personal information:
User accounts are required to join LearningZen. Information required to create a new account includes a user name, password, email address,
security question and answer to the security question. Providing this information means that you acknowledge the information is yours and only
Sharing personal information in addition to registration requirements is voluntary but will improve your experience on LearningZen.
Registered users may provide additional personal information in the My Account section including a photograph, email address, first and
last name, country of residence, postal code and tags related to subjects in which you are interested. All fields are visible to other
registered users. You may modify all fields at any time.
Registered users may provide additional biographic information in the My Account section including but not limited to skills, subjects
of expertise, personal and professional experiences and learning objectives.
All information provided to LearningZen at registration or in the My Account section that does not personally identify you may be used
for similar purposes and to the same extent as information that you voluntarily provide and that is not personally identifiable is permitted
to be used as outlined below, including for serving text-based advertisements on the LearningZen public website. LearningZen does not allow
pop-up or technically similar advertisements.
LearningZen may collect information that is posted on the website, included in reports related to security, included in requests for
information about our community initiatives program and included in requests for information about careers and customer service in order
to provide efficient and accurate customer service.
to recognize you as a registered user each time you visit the website using the same computer and web browser. Web browser settings must allow
cookies to use the LearningZen website. Cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience on our website.
Persistent cookies are set when a new account is created and a user has logged in. This type of cookie allows LearningZen to recognize
registered user and allows the user to bypass the log in process. Changing personal information or sending messages to other registered users
overrides persistent cookies on your computer and requires a user to log in. Logging out of LearningZen requires users to re-enter user names
and passwords to access the site.
LearningZen uses session cookies to identify a particular visit to the website. Session cookies expire after a short time period or when the
web browser used is closed.
Cookies store user preferences and track use trends which allows us to improve the quality of service we provide and the quality of experience
LearningZen partners with third-party vendors to provide appropriate and useful text advertisements on our public website. We allow authorized
third-party vendors serving text advertisements to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.
LearningZen participates in Google's AdSense program to serve relevant advertisements on LearningZen. Google drops DART cookies on users'
browsers when users view or click on an advertisement. Data gathered from DART cookies assists LearningZen to serve and manage the advertisements
Persistent, session, unique and DART cookies related to third-party advertisements do not reveal or compromise personal information about users
but may reveal general information (if provided by a user in their My Account section) including geographic location, occupation, professional or
educational background. Most browsers are set to accept cookies but can be reset to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer or to
indicate when a cookie is sent. Browser settings that do not allow cookies or user preference for refusing cookies may prevent use of the LearningZen
website and related services. No personally identifiable information is stored in cookies.
Log files, IP Addresses and Information about User Computers
Internet communication standards automatically send the URL of the site that a user left before visiting LearningZen and the next site that a
user visits after leaving LearningZen. LearningZen receives the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer (or proxy server used to access
the Internet), your computer operating system, type of web browser used, email patterns, as well as your Internet Service Provider name.
LearningZen uses this information to analyze use trends and improve quality of service. User IP address and personal information is not connected
and is not shared with third-parties without user permission or when required by law.
Consent to LearningZen Processing User Information
Biographic and demographic information that users voluntarily make available on the LearningZen public site may allow other users to identify
nationality, ethnic origin, religion, personal preferences or other aspects of user private life.
Providing information required to open a LearningZen account, access the LearningZen website and providing personal biographic and demographic
User Right to Access, Correct and Eliminate Registered User Information
Registered users have the right to access, change, correct or remove information which has been collected pursuant to becoming a registered user.
LearningZen reserves the right to store all information users provide and change, correct or remove this information for purposes outlined in the policy.
Using Personal Information
LearningZen enables people to realize personal and organizational potential through education and training. We are a web-based community for
small businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and individuals where people educate, learn and collaborate. Personal information
that users voluntarily share on the LearningZen website provides other registered users with valuable information about your skills, subjects of
expertise, personal and professional experiences and learning objectives. LearningZen collects additional information including use patterns that
does not personally identify you and is owned exclusively by LearningZen. LearningZen may use this information according to its sole discretion or
as required law.
Communication from LearningZen
LearningZen communicates with its registered users via email, notices posted on the website and reserves the right to communicate using other
media that may become available in the future. Creating an account and becoming a registered user assumes responsibility for any service fees for
communications sent using a carrier with whom users have a land, mobile or other communication service contract or subscription including text
messaging charges for messages to mobile devices.
Message content may include but is not limited to welcome emails, password reset notifications, updates regarding new features and functionality
and proper functioning of your account. LearningZen will not send you promotional material at this time but reserves the right to modify this policy.
Users retain the right to opt out of receiving promotional material. Registered user contact preferences may be changed at any time by logging into
My Account and making the desired changes. Users may opt-out of receiving promotional emails by sending a request to
Registered user information shared with LearningZen or third-party business partners, including but not limited to course authors and publishers,
with whom we may offer combined services now or in the future is also used to customize user experience on our website.
Sharing Personal Information
Sharing Information with Third Parties
As described above, LearningZen does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing
or sales purposes. Personal user information may be shared with third-parties as approved by each user. Such activities may include but are not
limited to billing users using credit card processing companies, billing users for LearningZen secure portal subscription fees, billing users for
courses or related material purchased from independent course authors. These third parties do not retain, share or store any personal information
except to provide these services and are bound by confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
LearningZen allows registered users to share demographic, biographic and contact information with other registered users. This information is
provided voluntarily and users may opt out by leaving these sections of My Account blank.
LearningZen retains the right to share aggregate registered user data stripped of all personally identifiable data elements with third parties
regarding the use of our services including but not limited to potential advertisers for our public site. Aggregate data may be segmented by general
user characteristics such as but not limited to job title, industry, geography or company. Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to opt out of aggregate research and associated products.
Forums, Chats and Blogs
Collaboration is a key component of the LearningZen experience and users may use the following tools including but not limited to blogs, site-wide
and course-specific forums, course comments, course ratings and comments and author ratings and comments. Personal information that users provide
using these tools can be read, collected, or used by other registered users of these tools and could be used to send you unsolicited messages depending
on the information you voluntarily provide. Users assume all responsibility for providing personal information using these tools and acknowledge that
LearningZen is not responsible, does not encourage and does not condone the decision to provide this information.
Testimonials Placed on the LearningZen Public Website
Testimonials about LearningZen may be used on the home page of the LearningZen public site to promote the value joining, to raise awareness among
registered users of new functionality or to encourage registration for specific courses. Testimonials may contain general information including but
not limited to job title, industry or course taken but will never reveal any personal information that can be used to identify the provider of the
Communication with Other Users
Access to communication tools including but limited to forums and blogs is restricted to registered users. Communication using email to individuals
outside the LearningZen network will show your email address and name. No additional personal information will be shared unless voluntarily disclosed
by users in the email content.
LearningZen may be required by law to disclose personal information of registered users including but not limited to civil or criminal subpoenas.
Personal information will only be disclosed when we have a good faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial
proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to LearningZen brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights
or defend against legal claims.
Disclosure to Others
LearningZen may be required to disclose personal information of registered users to other third parties in the event of company reorganization,
merger or sale of LearningZen assets. Any third party that purchases LearningZen assets in whole or part secures the right to use personal and
other information provided by registered users.
Accessing and Changing Account Settings
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
Personal information and contact preferences can be reviewed, updated or deleted by logging in to your account and going to My Account.
Information that may be reviewed, updated or deleted includes profile photograph (Avatar), password, demographic profile, biographic profile and email subscriptions. LearningZen may retain original or revised information in its backup files and / or in archival copies of
its database after changes are made to your personal information or contact preferences.
Closing an Account
LearningZen removes your name and other personal information from public view on our website when you close your account. Personal user
accounts or as required by law. Log in to your account and go to My Account. Follow instructions for closing your account.
Complying with User Obligations
rights and copyrighted material of third parties and other registered users.
- Avoiding dissemination any information which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist, profane, pornographic, sexist or
and Mission Statement.
- Avoiding providing any information to LearningZen and / or other registered users which you know or believe to be injurious, destructive or
harmful to your person, professional or social status.
A single instance of misconduct or consistent violation of these obligations may restrict, suspend or terminate a user's LearningZen account.
Adhering to and abiding by these terms is critical for each user to realize the personal and collective benefits of the LearningZen website and
Complying with Additional Terms of Privacy
LearningZen and associated services is intended solely for users 13 years or older. Children and minors (under the age of 13) are ineligible
to register, open accounts or participate in LearningZen. We request that minors abide this policy and not submit any personal information to
LearningZen or use the service. Registration, use or access to the LearningZen site or related services by anyone under age 13 is unauthorized,
We recommend that registered users review this policy frequently. Registered users are responsible to stay current with and adhere to the policies
LearningZen after changes are posted constitutes consent to all policy changes. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the current version of our
Access to personal information is password-protected using numbers, letters, symbols and is case sensitive. Personal information is protected by SSL
encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the LearningZen web site. LearningZen conducts regular audits of our server system to identify
potential vulnerabilities and attacks. Each registered user is responsible for protecting login information. Be aware that emails sent to other accounts
outside of LearningZen are not encrypted and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through this medium.
Contacting LearningZen about Privacy
2121 S. McClelland St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106