HLT Privacy Statement
Last revision: June 1, 2014
- Information Collected
- Information Use
- Technology Logging, Cookies, and Related Techniques
- Data Sharing and Storage
- Social Media Platforms
- Geographic Restrictions and Children
- Communicating with You and Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
- Links to Other Services
- Mobile Applications Privacy Statement
- Rights under Law
This Privacy Statement applies to our collection, use and disclosure of information about you on Higher Learning Technologies Corporation’s (“HLT”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) websites (“Websites’), mobile applications (“Apps”) (together “Services”) and social medial platforms and does not apply to third party websites or apps accessible via hyperlinks from this Website. This Privacy Statement applies to Personal Information (defined below) we obtain from and about individuals interacting with our Services regarding our products and services. Please see the privacy statement on our Application for Employment form for job applicants. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Statement before using our Services. By using our Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. Specifically, you authorize the collection, processing, retention, and disclosure of information about you by us and our affiliates, business partners, and service providers for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement or as described to you during your interactions with the Apps. For example, we might clarify our practices when you use the App or one of its functions for the first time. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, you should not use our Services. HLT may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we update this Privacy Statement, we will use reasonable electronic efforts to advise you of the change, which may include posting a notice of the change on our Services, or we may send you an electronic notification of the change. If we electronically notify you by email, we will provide these electronic messages to your last known or provided electronic address. You are responsible for reviewing communications we send to those addresses and to keep those addresses current. Use of our Services after our notice of a change in the Privacy Statement constitutes acceptance of the terms and changes in the updated Privacy Statement, which shall, unless expressly prohibited by applicable law, be effective from the inception of your use of the Services.
You can visit our Services without telling us who you are or revealing Personal Information (defined as any information that can be used to identify an individual, such as name, address, telephone number, or email address) about yourself, however, doing so may render certain areas of our Services unavailable to you. If you choose to provide Personal Information, the types of information that we may then collect about you include, but are not limited to:
- Contact information (such as name, address, city, state, ZIP code, email address and telephone number)
- Product preferences
- Location information (GPS, network-based, and WiFi)
- Employment application information
- Unique device identifier
- User’s name
- Contacts/address book
- Transactional information
- Photos or videos
- Web browsing history
- Apps downloaded or used
If you choose to participate in activities such as Services registrations, contests, sweepstakes, questionnaires, surveys, consumer service contacts, Apps purchases, mobile applications, or social media platforms, we will collect the Personal Information that you provide and we may enhance or merge the information with information from other sources, including third parties for the purposes described below. We may also receive information about you from other sources, such as other users with whom you interact through our Services, third party social media platforms, advertising partners, and other parties. Such information is used to help provide recommendations, make notifications, and generally understand and improve the Services. For example, we may receive information about your interactions with the Apps so that we may determine the effectiveness of our recommendations. We may also receive information about you from marketing and research firms to help us improve our endorsements. Our Services rely on special features provided by your device for full functionality. If you do not authorize them, you may not be able to use all the functions in the Services as they are intended to work. Location is an important factor in the functionality of our Services so that it returns results that are relevant to your location (such as near you or in a particular city that you select). We may use your location with your permission to localize its functions, improve our understanding of our users and for our own and third party marketing purposes. The Services receive and use location information from you, with your permission, directly (if you enter a city and state or a ZIP Code) or from your device (if you have permitted this when you installed, configured, or used the Apps). You may follow the instructions related to your device to prevent it from providing the location information to our Websites.
We collect, maintain and use your Personal Information for the follow purposes:
- Helping to establish and verify the identity of users
- Opening, maintaining, administering and servicing users’ profiles or accounts
- Providing services and support to users
- Improving the Services, including tailoring them to users’ preferences
- Sending promotional notices, offers or other targeted marketing, and other information about HLT and its products
- Responding to your questions, inquires, comments and instructions
- Maintaining the security and integrity of our systems
- Complying with legal requirements
If we remove direct identifiers about you, such information is no longer considered Personal Information about you and is not subject to this Privacy Statement.
Technology Logging, Cookies, and Related Techniques
Data Sharing and Storage
HLT may disclose your information to third parties for the following purposes: We may use unaffiliated companies such as agents or contractors (“Third Parties”) to help us maintain and operate our Services, to provide you with services that you have requested, to perform outsourced recruitment functions for us, or for other reasons related to the operation of our Services or our business. In the event we provide Personal Information to these Third Parties, they are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide the required services to us. We may share your Personal Information with our affiliated companies and subsidiaries, as well as, with business partners for HLT marketing activities. We may share information with Other Third Parties, including advertising companies that may automatically collect or receive information about your online activities over time and across different websites. We may provide Personal Information and information about your use of the Services to others (“Other Third Parties”) if you authorize us to do so. For example, We may offer specific functions associated with other business partners (such as a “Like” button), for which more Personal Information about you may be exchanged. In such a case, We would inform you generally about the nature of the information being provided and receive your acceptance (which may be by selecting a button or engaging in other electronic actions that signifies your acceptance) before We exchange the additional Information about You. We might directly ask you, or We might be able to rely on settings you have made to your account profile, to authorize an information disclosure. We reserve the right to release your Personal Information if required to do so by law, search warrant, subpoena, court order or upon request of government authorities. We may provide your Personal Information to third parties in connection with the sale or transfer of a business to which you submitted your information. Your Personal Information will be processed and stored in our databases, and those of our affiliates, business partners and authorized Third Parties, some of which may be located outside of the United States where privacy rules may differ from those of the country in which you reside, and will be automatically transferred to these databases for storage and maintenance.
Social Media Platforms
HLT will take reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse or alteration. Agents or contractors of us who have access to your Personal Information in connection with providing services for us are required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us. Please be aware, however, that any email or other transmission you send through the Internet cannot be completely protected against unauthorized interception.
Geographic Restrictions and Children
HLT Websites are not intended for use outside the United States. HLT has no intention of collecting any Personal Information from individuals under 13 years of age, and users under age 13 should not submit any Personal Information to us. If we become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information or a parent or guardian of a child contacts us through the contact information provided below, we will use reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our databases.
Communicating with You and Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
Links to Other Services
The Services may provide hyperlinks and references to other applications and websites. Our Privacy Statement does not apply to those applications and websites, and we are not responsible for the content or function of those applications or websites. For example, iTunes and other app stores have their own privacy statements that are applicable to their use. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of the other applications and websites that you use.
Mobile Applications Privacy Statement
HLT has developed certain Apps that you may download to your mobile device. When you download Apps, Personal Information obtained through them will be used in accordance with this Privacy Statement and the App, upon first use, will provide a link that allows you to see this Privacy Statement before registering or using the App.
HLT is committed to working with consumers to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any queries, complaints or disputes about privacy. Please send us your questions or comments regarding our privacy practices by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending us a letter addressed to: 2261 Crosspark Rd, Suite 108 Coralville, Iowa, 52241
Rights under Law
You may have additional rights under state law to access certain information; for example California residents may have rights under California Code Section 1798.83, including our telling you about the information we share with other third parties for their marketing purposes. You may request this information through the contact information provided in Section 12 above.