HLT Privacy Statement
Last revision: July 23, 2018
- PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
- USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES
- OTHER INFORMATION
- OUR ADVERTISING
- THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
- GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS AND CHILDREN
- COMMUNICATING WITH YOU AND YOUR CHOICES
- YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
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”) and social medial platforms (together “Services”) and does not apply to third party websites or apps accessible via hyperlinks from this Website. 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.
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.
Personal Information Collected
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. 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
- Contacts/address book
- Transactional information
- Photos or videos
- Social media account ID
We may enhance or merge the Personal Information you provide with information we receive from other sources, such as other users with whom you interact through our Services, third party social media platforms (including if you sign into the Services through your social media account credentials), advertising partners, and other parties.
Use of Personal Information
We and our service providers may use Personal Information for the following purposes:
- Helping to establish and verify the identity of users
- Opening, maintaining, administering and servicing users’ profiles or accounts
- Providing services and support to you
- Improving the Services, including personalizing them and tailoring them to your preferences
- Sending administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions and policies
- Sending promotional notices, offers or other targeted marketing, and other information about HLT and its products
- Responding to your questions, inquires, comments and instructions
- Allowing you to participate in sweepstakes, contests and other promotions and to administer these activities.
- Maintaining the security and integrity of our systems
- Complying with legal requirements
- For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new products, improving or modifying our Services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding our business activities
If you provide any Personal Information relating to other people to us in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed:
- To our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
- To our third party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other services.
- To third parties, to permit them to send you marketing communications.
- To third-party sponsors of sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions.
- By you, in reviews, on message boards, chat, profile pages and blogs and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information.
Other Uses and Disclosures
We may also use and disclose your Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) to comply with applicable law, to respond to requests from public and government authorities, to cooperate with law enforcement, or for other legal reasons; (b) to enforce our terms and conditions; and (c) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others. We may use, disclose or transfer your information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
“Other Information” is information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual. Other Information we may collect includes:
- Browser and device information
- App usage data
- Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
- IP address
- Demographic and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity
- Information that has been anonymized and/or aggregated in a manner that it no longer reveals your specific identity
We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we combine Other Information with Personal Information, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
We and our service providers collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:
- Through your browser or device: Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language and Internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly. We also collect a unique device identifier, which we may use for direct marketing purposes.
- App usage data: When you download and use our Apps, we and our service providers may track and collect App usage data, such as the date and time the App on your device accesses our servers and what parts of the App you use.
- Using cookies: Cookies are pieces of information stored on your computer. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Services, pages visited, language preferences and other traffic data. We use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively and to personalize your experience. We also gather statistical information about use of the Services to continually improve their functionality, understand how they are used and assist us with resolving questions about them.
We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals.
- Using pixel tags and other similar technologies: Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of Services users and email recipients, measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage and response rates.
- IP Address: Your IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. An IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Services, along with the time of the visit and the pages visited. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems, and administering the Services. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP Address.
- Physical Location: We may collect the physical location of your device by, for example, using satellite, cell phone tower or WiFi signals. We use your device’s physical location to provide you with location-based services and content, such as by returning results that are relevant to your location. We may also 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. You may be permitted to allow or deny such uses and/or the sharing of your device’s location by following the instructions in your device settings.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads regarding products and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other websites, apps and online services, based on information relating to your access to and use of the Services and other websites, apps or online services, on any of your devices. To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through use of pixel tags). They may also use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop. If you would like more information about this practice and to learn how to opt out of it in desktop and mobile browsers on the particular device on which you are accessing this Privacy Statement, please visit http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#/ and http://optout.aboutads.info/#/.You may download the AppChoices app at www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in mobile apps.
This Privacy Statement does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.
In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure, or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Blackberry, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Apps.
HLT takes reasonable precautions designed to protect your Personal Information. Please be aware, however, that no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be completely protected against unauthorized interception. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Queries” section below.
Geographic Restrictions and Children
The Services 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
We may communicate with you through email and through the Services, such as through the use of notifications and alerts. If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us, you may opt out using the mechanism contained in each such email. You may not unsubscribe from administrative Services and email messages that we may send, such as to alert you of changes in our Privacy Statement. Your device or computer may also provide settings you may use to control or configure other notifications from us, such as push notifications. You can manage your Service-related account profile and preferences by logging into your user account.
If you are a resident of California, under 18 and a registered user of the Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by writing to feedback@HLTcorp.com. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.
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 feedback@HLTcorp.com or sending us a letter addressed to: 2500 Crosspark Rd., Suite W145 Coralville, Iowa, 52241
Your California Privacy Rights
California residents may use the contact information provided above under “Queries” to request information about the Personal Information we share with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.