Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.
Here are some examples of the types of personal information Knowledge Platform may collect and how we may use it.
What personal information we collect
When you create an Knowledge Platform ID, license or purchase any goods or services, download a software update, register for a class through an application controlled or licensed by Knowledge Platform, or participate in any online activity, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and credit card information.
We provide a range of interactive learning solutions, and through our web site located at www.knowledgeplatform.com, and all associated sites linked to by www.knowledgeplatform.com by Knowledge Platform, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and all other learning management systems and learning community systems around the world managed or licensed by Knowledge Platform (collectively, the “Site”) or otherwise, we gather or may in the future gather information relating to the groups that you have joined, the connections that you have made, the courses you have taken, contributed or created, the content you have reviewed, contributed or created, the assignments, assessments, surveys and other activities you have completed, your performance in terms of many factors, including without limitation, completion, progress, promptness, correctness, ranking, competency, and institutions with which you are affiliated (all of the foregoing and any additional similar data, including any other data related thereto that is described in the other paragraphs of this section is referred to as “Learning Data”).
When you share your content with colleagues, family and friends using Knowledge Platform products, or invite others to join you on Knowledge Platform forums, Knowledge Platform may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.
How we use your personal information:
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Knowledge Platform’s latest product announcements, software updates, and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.
We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.
From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with Knowledge Platform, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Knowledge Platform’s products, services, and customer communications.
If you enter into a contest or other promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.
Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, any credit card and bank account information that we may obtain from you is not shared with anyone except the applicable financial services firms and processing agents and is not available for viewing on the Site.
Collection and Use of Non-‐Personal Information
We also collect non-‐personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-‐ personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-‐personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and the time zone where a Knowledge Platform product or service is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
If we do combine non-‐personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
Cookies and Other Technologies
If you want to disable cookies, go to the preferences in your browser to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the Knowledge Platform website will not be available once cookies are disabled.
As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Knowledge Platform may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some of our email messages, we use a “click-‐through URL” linked to content on the Knowledge Platform website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-‐through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
Disclosure to Third Parties
At times Knowledge Platform may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Knowledge Platform to provide products and services, or that help Knowledge Platform market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by Knowledge Platform to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Knowledge Platform may share personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever Knowledge Platform operates.
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Knowledge Platform to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
Protection of Personal Information
Knowledge Platform takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Knowledge Platform online services use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-‐enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.
When you use some Knowledge Platform products, services, or applications or post on a Knowledge Platform forum, chat room, or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.
Integrity and Retention of Personal Information
Access to Personal Information
You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at www.knowledgeplatform.com. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if Knowledge Platform is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To provide location-‐based services on Knowledge Platform products, Knowledge Platform and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by Knowledge Platform and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-‐based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.
Third-‐Party Sites and Services
Knowledge Platform websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-‐party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Knowledge Platform employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.
INCORPORATION INTO AGREEMENT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
PLEASE READ AND REVIEW KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM’S AGREEMENT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM’S AGREEMENT TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Last updated by Knowledge Platform on May 17, 2013.