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Privacy Policy

NOTICE: On September 16th 2019, Data Science Dojo adopted an amended Privacy Policy, providing as follows:

Data Science Dojo and each Member that provides courses through the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal care about the confidentiality and security of your information. This Privacy Policy applies to information that Data Science Dojo collects through the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal when you interact with Data Science Dojo, with Members, with other users, and generally with the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

Your information is received and controlled by Data Science Dojo according to this Privacy Policy when you sign up for a Data Science Dojo account or otherwise use the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

★ Data Science Dojo is solely and independently responsible for its own privacy practices. No Member is responsible for Data Science Dojo’s privacy practices.

If you enroll in a course offered by a Member through the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, information about you and your activity in the course is received and controlled also by that Member as described in this Privacy Policy.

★ Each Member is solely and independently responsible for its own privacy practices. No Member is responsible for another Member’s privacy practices. Also, Data Science Dojo is not responsible for any Member’s privacy practices.

If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, then please do not access, browse, or register for the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal or enroll in any courses. If you choose not to provide certain information required to provide you with various products and services offered on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, then you may not be able to establish a user account or obtain those products or services.

Any version of this Privacy Policy in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language version will control if there is any conflict.

This Privacy Policy is organized as follows:

Data Science Dojo directly collects information when you:

  • sign up for a Data Science Dojo user account and create a Data Science Dojo user profile;
  • enroll and participate in online courses;
  • purchase a product or service
  • send email messages to Data Science Dojo (including messages to learner support);
  • participate in user surveys; and
  • participate in public forums, webinars, and other interactive experiences on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

Data Science Dojo also indirectly collects usage information about your visit to the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, as explained in the section below titled Cookies and Tracking Technologies.

Data Science Dojo does not itself collect or store financial account numbers or identification issued by a governmental entity, employer, or other authority. Instead, if you choose to make a purchase on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, you will be directed to Data Science Dojo’s third-party payment processor and Data Science Dojo’s third-party ID verification service provider. If you do not wish to submit the required authentication or payment information, then you will not be able to obtain a certificate via the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

Data Science Dojo requires your Personal Information only in limited circumstances when you:

  • sign up for a Data Science Dojo user account (name, username, email address);
  • purchase a product or service (so that Data Science Dojo’s third-party vendor can process the payment);
  • participate in remote proctoring or other course facilitation processes (so that Data Science Dojo’s third-party vendor can monitor and assess the integrity of your course activity); or
  • earn a Verified Certificate (the certificate will have your name on it).

To the extent that Data Science Dojo associates the information that Data Science Dojo collects directly or indirectly with an individual (for example, you), the association is based on Personal Information in your account profile.

You may voluntarily choose to share additional Personal Information on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, for example:

  • in your Data Science Dojo account profile (and you may display a limited or full profile to other Data Science Dojo Learning Portal users);
  • in applying for financial assistance; or
  • when participating in a course, forum, webinar, or other interactive experience on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal (noting that in some cases, this information is shared with a third party that provides tools or other assistance for the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal or a course).

Data Science Dojo encourages you to use discretion before voluntarily sharing additional Personal Information on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal. (If you later choose to delete your Data Science Dojo account, deletion of your Personal Information will be subject to the process and limits outlined below.)

Members do not receive your Personal Information unless and until you enroll in a course. If you enroll in a course, the Member that offers the course will receive Personal Information from your Data Science Dojo account profile plus the information that Data Science Dojo collects about your activity and performance in the course in which you enrolled.

Like many companies, Data Science Dojo uses Cookies and other common Tracking Technologies on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and in email communications to help Data Science Dojo better understand your use and needs of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, current and future Data Science Dojo-related products and services, and how Data Science Dojo and Members can improve. For example:

  • based on your cookie settings, Data Science Dojo tracks information indicating, among other things, which pages of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used;
  • Data Science Dojo may log the IP address, operating system, and browser software (including mobile use and device type when you use Data Science Dojo native mobile apps) you used when accessing the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, and Data Science Dojo may be able to determine from an IP address your Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of your point of connectivity; and
  • Data Science Dojo may track and collect information from emails that Data Science Dojo sends to you, for example whether you opened the email or clicked on any links from the email.

Data Science Dojo also partners with third parties to help us track and understand your activity on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, how you interact with Data Science Dojo’s social media, and how you find or may be referred to the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal. Individual Members may separately use Tracking Technologies within their courses and email communications to understand your activity within a course and how you find or may be referred to a course on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

Data Science Dojo and Members use Cookies and other Tracking Technologies for the following purposes:

  • when necessary for system administration, security, and integrity to ensure the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal works properly for you. Without these technologies, the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal may not function correctly;
  • to enable analytics, performance and functionality, to help Data Science Dojo and Members gather information about how visitors use the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and monitor Data Science Dojo Learning Portal performance, and to enhance your experience by recognizing and remembering whether you have visited the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal before and may have any personal preferences; and
  • to support marketing by enabling Data Science Dojo and Members to deliver content relevant to your interests on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and third-party sites based on how you interact with Data Science Dojo or Member advertisements or content. Data Science Dojo and Members use “first-party” cookies, which means cookies served by Data Science Dojo or an individual Member, and also “third-party” cookies, which means cookies served by third parties that help Data Science Dojo and Members track this information.

You have some options for managing Cookies and other Tracking Technologies. These include:

  • Modifying your browser settings: You should be able to control how and whether your web browser accepts Cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to receive notification of new Cookies, and how to disable existing Cookies. If you reject Data Science Dojo’s Cookies, many functions and conveniences of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal may not work properly.
  • Opting-out of certain third-party tracking and advertising: Some of the third parties used by Data Science Dojo or a Member for Cookies and Tracking Technologies offer the ability to opt-out from their tracking by following processes described on their websites. A list of some such third parties is maintained and available at the Data Science Dojo Learner Help Center and includes, for some, links to applicable opt-out processes. Neither Data Science Dojo nor any Member is responsible for the effectiveness of any third-party opt-out options.

Data Science Dojo and Members use information, including Personal Information, to carry out the following purposes:

  • Operate and improve the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal – This includes creating and improving features that support the Data Science Dojo community and enable Data Science Dojo Learning Portal usage at scale. This also includes personalizing the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, so your learning experience is tailored to your interests and needs.
  • Create, administer, provide, and teach courses – This includes creating and improving the delivery of online courses and programs on Data Science Dojo. This also includes personalizing courses, so your learning experience is tailored to your interests and needs, and assessing your performance and awarding certificates.
  • Offer and improve products and services – This includes enabling you to navigate the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, to enroll and participate in courses and programs on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, to learn effectively in such courses and programs, and to purchase or obtain products and services on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.
  • Develop and maintain the security and performance of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal – This includes tracking Data Science Dojo Learning Portal outages and creating software solutions, detecting violations of the Honor Code and Terms of Service, and monitoring uses, misuses, and potential misuses of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.
  • Communicate with you – This includes answering your course and platform questions, notifying you of course and Data Science Dojo Learning Portal maintenance and updates, marketing to you about course offerings, programs, news, and related products and services of Data Science Dojo or Data Science Dojo affiliates, and as permitted under applicable law, sending you communications about products or services of selected business partners that may be of interest to you.
  • Support scientific research including, for example, in the areas of cognitive science and education – This includes collaborating to enable and conduct research about how learners access and master course materials online, with the goal of improving course outcomes.
  • Track Data Science Dojo Learning Portal usage against goals and mission – This includes performing analytics to evaluate access to and performance in courses and course-related products and services and to report aggregate usage information (not Personal Information) to business partners and external audiences.
  • Exercise, enforce, and comply with legal rights and obligations – This includes responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; and investigating, preventing, or taking action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Data Science Dojo, Members, or others, and as otherwise required by applicable law.
Data Science Dojo or a Member may also seek your consent for additional uses of information, including Personal Information, and will use it only for the purpose described to you. All use of Personal Information is subject to applicable law.

Data Science Dojo and Members share information, including Personal Information, with third parties for the following purposes:

  • With service providers, contractors, and other third parties that help carry out the uses described above – Data Science Dojo requires third parties to: (1) abide by this Privacy Policy and applicable law; (2) handle Personal Information in a confidential manner and maintain adequate security; and (3) use Personal Information only as needed to fulfill the relevant purpose(s). In some cases, the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and individual courses are integrated with third-party services or contain links to websites published by third parties, including other content providers as well as service providers. These third parties are responsible for their own privacy practices, so you should pay attention anytime you are redirected to a third-party website and be sure to review its privacy policy.
  • With other learners in courses that you take and with other visitors to the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, to create an interactive learning environment, support class participation, and share course information – This includes sharing comments, coursework, or other information or content that you submit to a portion of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal designed for viewing by other class members or for public communication. This also includes providing opportunities for you to communicate with other users who may have similar interests or educational goals, for instance, recommending specific study partners or connecting potential student mentees and mentors. In such cases, Data Science Dojo and each Member that offers a course in which you enrolled may use all information collected about you to determine who might be interested in communicating with you, but will only provide others your username (for clarity, no disclosure of your real name or email address).
  • With employers, government programs, institutions, or other enterprises that sponsor your enrollment in a course for training or other educational purposes – If an entity pays for or otherwise sponsors your course participation, Data Science Dojo will share information with the entity as needed to confirm your enrollment, participation, progress, and completion status in that course.
  • With affiliates of Data Science Dojo or a Member, or with successors in the event of a merger, acquisition, or reorganization, for their use consistent with this Privacy Policy.
Data Science Dojo or a Member may also seek your consent for additional disclosures of information, including Personal Information, and will share it only as described to you. In addition, Data Science Dojo or a Member may share with the public and with third parties, including but not limited to researchers and business partners, information and Personal Information that is de-identified or aggregated in a manner that does not personally identify you.

You can manage your Personal Information through learner features on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and requests to the Data Science Dojo learner support team. If your request involves information controlled by a Member, Data Science Dojo learner support will notify and coordinate with the appropriate Member to address your request. Data Science Dojo will provide support to the extent required by applicable law (for example, learners in the European Union) and more broadly when possible, as a courtesy in our sole discretion. Data Science Dojo will notify you in the event that Data Science Dojo is unable to meet a request that is not legally required. Similarly, Members will only be obligated to comply with requests to the extent legally required, but may choose to comply with other requests in their sole discretion.

Access and correct your Personal Information

Much of your Personal Information is available in your Data Science Dojo account. Your name, email address, and other identifiable profile information is editable through the profile settings in your Data Science Dojo account except as noted below. Your account dashboard lists all current and archived courses in which you have enrolled and includes links to any Verified Certificates you may have earned. The dashboard also contains copies of your answers and other participation and performance in courses. Please contact Data Science Dojo learner support to access and update this or other information. If your request involves information controlled by a Member, Data Science Dojo learner support will notify the appropriate Member of your request.

Exceptions:

  • Usernames cannot ever be changed. This is a Data Science Dojo system restriction. Because usernames identify you in courses and elsewhere on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, Data Science Dojo encourages you to use discretion in choosing your username. If you want to protect your identity, do not use your real name or a name identifiable to you as your username.
  • Data Science Dojo does not track or index every time or every place on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal when or where a learner may volunteer Personal Information, so neither Data Science Dojo nor Members will be able to help you locate or manage all such instances. Data Science Dojo encourages you to use discretion before volunteering Personal Information on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

Restrict or object to the processing of Personal Information

If you want to manage emails and other communications to you, you may update your preferences in your Data Science Dojo account dashboard, follow the steps described in links at the bottom of email messages, or contact Data Science Dojo learner support. You may object to, or request that Data Science Dojo or a Member stop, its use of your Personal Information for other purposes by contacting the Data Science Dojo learner support team. If your request involves information controlled by a Member, Data Science Dojo learner support will notify the appropriate Member of your request. Please note that if you choose to restrict Data Science Dojo’s or a Member’s ability to process Personal Information, and the processing is otherwise required to provide you with various services and products offered on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, you may not be able to establish an Data Science Dojo user account or enroll for a course, and Data Science Dojo or a Member may not be able to provide you with those services or products.

Delete account and Personal Information

To request deletion of your Data Science Dojo account and Personal Information, you should click the button labeled “Delete my account” in your Data Science Dojo account settings. Because deletion on the Data Science Dojo system is a permanent action and cannot be reversed, Data Science Dojo may ask you to complete a process that aims to confirm your authority to manage the Data Science Dojo account affected by your request.

With respect to your Data Science Dojo account, Data Science Dojo will permanently:

  • deactivate your Data Science Dojo account,
  • remove the active profile,
  • retire your username, and
  • remove you from Data Science Dojo email lists.
With respect to your Personal Information, Data Science Dojo will permanently delete your Data Science Dojo account profile Personal Information from the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

As noted above, to the extent that Data Science Dojo associates the information that Data Science Dojo collects directly or indirectly with an individual (for example, you), the association is based on Personal Information in your Data Science Dojo account profile. By erasing the Personal Information in your Data Science Dojo account profile, the remaining information about your activity on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal will no longer be associated with you, except as noted below.

These changes will be applied to data stores that are used for operation of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal including course administration by Members. If you enrolled in any courses on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal, the Data Science Dojo learner support team will share your request with the Members that offered those courses.

Exceptions:

  • Deletion will not apply to historical activity logs or archives unless and until these logs and data naturally “age-off” the Data Science Dojo system.
  • Data Science Dojo does not track or index every time or every place on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal when or where a learner may volunteer Personal Information, so neither Data Science Dojo nor Members will be able to help you locate or manage all such instances. Data Science Dojo encourages you to use discretion before voluntarily sharing your Personal Information on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.
  • Data Science Dojo will archive course data (in a manner and to the extent permitted under applicable law) to serve its mission to enable scientific research on cognitive science and education. These archives are used to produce encrypted research data packages for Members, and Personal Information may not be deleted from research data packages retained by Members.
  • Data Science Dojo and each applicable Member cannot always delete records of past interactions and transactions. For example, records relating to previous purchases on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal must be retained for financial reporting, audit, and compliance reasons.
  • Data Science Dojo and each Member will retain and use Personal Information as necessary to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce its agreements, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

Data retention

Data Science Dojo will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with services; to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting, audit, and compliance purposes; and to comply with Data Science Dojo’s legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce its agreements, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you enroll in a Member’s course, such Member will also retain your Personal Information for as long as needed to provide you with services; to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting, audit, and compliance purposes; and to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce its agreements, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law. Upon your request that Data Science Dojo deactivate your account and delete your information, Data Science Dojo will follow the process described above, including without limitation archiving your course data (in a manner and to the extent permitted under applicable law) to serve its mission to enable scientific research on cognitive science and education. These archives will be used to produce encrypted research data packages for Members, and each such Member may also keep and use course data for scientific research.

Data Science Dojo stores information, including Personal Information, on its own servers and also on servers of companies that Data Science Dojo hires to provide services. Each Member also stores information, including Personal Information, on its own servers and/or on servers of companies that the Member hires to provide services. In each case, information may be stored in the United States and in other countries where Data Science Dojo or a Member operates, and in countries where Data Science Dojo and each Member’s respective service providers operate. If you are in the European Union, Switzerland, or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, you acknowledge that Data Science Dojo and each Member may transfer, process and store your personal information in the United States and other countries, the privacy laws of which may be considered less strict than those of your region.

Data Science Dojo controls its own copy of information collected through the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and has an information security program designed to protect information in its possession or control. This is done through a variety of privacy and security policies, processes, and procedures. Data Science Dojo uses administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information that it collects, receives, stores, or transmits. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure; and therefore, Data Science Dojo cannot guarantee its absolute security. While Data Science Dojo works hard to ensure the integrity and security of its network and systems, Data Science Dojo cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining information.

If Data Science Dojo learns of a security breach involving its copy of your Personal Information, Data Science Dojo may attempt to notify you electronically so that you may take appropriate protective steps. By using the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal or providing Personal Information to Data Science Dojo, you agree that Data Science Dojo can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal. If a security systems breach occurs, Data Science Dojo may post a notice on the Data Science Dojo homepage (www.datasciencedojo.com) or elsewhere on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and may send an email to you at the email address associated with your Data Science Dojo account. Depending on where you are located, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach, involving your Personal Information, in writing.

If a Member learns of a security breach involving that Member’s copy of your Personal Information, the Member may attempt to notify you electronically so that you may take appropriate protective steps. By enrolling in a Member’s course on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal or providing Personal Information to the Member, you agree that the Member can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your course enrollment and participation. If a security systems breach occurs, the affected Member may post a notice on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal and/or send an email to you at the email address associated with your enrollment in the Member’s course on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal. Depending on where you are located, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach, involving your Personal Information, in writing.

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed and updated from time to time. When changes are made, the Privacy Policy will be labeled as "Revised (date)," indicating that you should review the new terms, which will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal after any changes have been made, you accept the modified Privacy Policy and any changes contained therein. In case you miss the notification referenced above, be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the Personal Information that Data Science Dojo maintains about you, please contact us at privacy@datasciencedojo.com. You may also write to us at: ATTN: PRIVACY, Data Science Dojo LLC, 2205 152nd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052 USA. If your request involves a Member, Data Science Dojo will notify the appropriate Member of your request.

Cookies are unique identifiers usually in the form of small data files placed on your device that send certain information about your activity on the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal or p>in an email communication back to Data Science Dojo or the authorized third party that served the cookie. Data Science Dojo or third parties may also use Flash cookies.

Data Science Dojo Learning Portal consists of all content and pages located within the Data Science Dojo web domain and all Data Science Dojo mobile applications.

Member is each educational institution or other leading global institution or entity that provides courses through the Data Science Dojo Learning Portal.

Personal Information is information that specifically identifies you or that, when combined with other information, could be used to identify you.

Tracking Technologies are web beacons, clear gifs, pixels, and similar technologies that are also unique identifiers used to track your online activity but are not stored on your device.

Verified Certificate is a virtual certificate that shows that you have successfully completed your Data Science Dojo course or program.

Effective Date: September 16, 2019