Privacy Policy

The following Privacy Policy applies to CourseCharted.com (hereinafter “the Website”). When you use the Website, we may collect data that relates to you or identifies you (“personal data”). Our goal at Course Charted is to maintain the highest levels of privacy and security with regard to your personal data, in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Act and related regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation, and applicable local privacy laws. 

Please allow this Privacy Policy to give you notice regarding the information the Website may collect and how we may use the information.

Information We May Collect

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect information such as your name or email address when you leave a comment, subscribe to the newsletter, or submit a contact form.

Information Collected Automatically: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: We may log information using cookies (small data files stored on your browser by the Website). We may use session cookies (which expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your browser until deleted). This is intended to provide you with a better user experience.

How Your Information May Be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
  • To send you information such as newsletters;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Third-Party Use Of Personal Information

We may share your information with third parties when you authorize us to do so, when the law otherwise requires, or when we are otherwise permitted.

Additionally, the Website uses third-party service providers. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics: this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics’ privacy policy can be found here.
  • MailPoet: this service is used for newsletter subscription and the delivery of email newsletters. MailPoet will store your name and email address for purposes of said delivery.  MailPoet’s privacy policy can be found here.
  • Ninja Forms: this service is used to generate contact forms, using the name and email address you enter for purposes of delivering email communications. Ninja Forms’ privacy policy can be found here.

Information Collected When Leaving Comments

When you want to leave a comment on the Website you have to provide your name, email, and the message you wish to relay. Your email is required but is not displayed. Your name and message may become a permanent part of the website when you submit them and may be seen by other visitors to the Website.

Anonymous Data

We may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences and information regarding the pages users access or visit. The allows the Website to provide custom content and a better user experience. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described above.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of their internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs. If users deactivate the setting of cookies in their Internet browser, some functions of the Website may be limited or eliminated.

Newsletter

You can subscribe to the Course Charted newsletter on the Website. Newsletters may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in Newsletter emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns, if any are undertaken. We may also see if and when you open a newsletter and which links you click in the newsletter. This allows us to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user.

Rights Related To Your Personal Information

Access: To the extent required under regulations discussed in paragraph one, you may access any retained personal information by submitting a request to contact@coursecharted.com.

Amend: You may contact us at contact@coursecharted.com to amend or update your personal information.

Opt-out: You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in the Course Charted emails. You may also notify us at contact@coursecharted.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Erase: In certain situations, you may request that we erase your personal data. To submit a request, you may contact us at contact@coursecharted.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

Do not submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes (but is not limited to) your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.

Children’s Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us at contact@coursecharted.com and we will attempt to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

Please contact us at contact@coursecharted.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update, amend and/or change this Privacy Policy at any time and in our sole discretion. Amendments will take effect immediately upon us posting the updated Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to revisit this Privacy Policy from time to time to review any changes that have been made. Your continued access and use of the Website following the posting of any such changes will be deemed your acceptance of all changes.

Last updated: September 20, 2019