Information Learnstream collects from usersThere are three main types of information Learnstream collects from users:
Site usage information. Learnstream maintains information regarding the usage of the site by each user, including but not limited to which web pages are viewed by a user, which links were clicked by a user, the time spent on Learnstream by each user and other usage statistics (such as number of reviews, comments, shares, etc, by each user), the IP address for each user, cookies that may help Learnstream determine repeat users, and other non-personal data that is aggregated and used by Learnstream to improve the usability and effectiveness of the site.
Reviews, ratings, and posts. Learnstream maintains reviews, ratings, posts, and other information that is submitted by a user as part of their interaction with the site. This information is typically shown publicly to other users on the site (and, as mentioned below, potentially elsewhere) and includes an author tag that uniquely identifies the Learnstream user that contributed the information. Learnstream has been designed such that each user can create their own unique author tag that need not include any personally identifiable information (please see our FAQ for how this can be done).
User profile information. Learnstream maintains a user profile for each user that contains information about the user (including a profile image, their email address, and other submitted personal information) and which courses the user has taken, reviewed, is interested in, has in one of their collections, and other information that is provided by the user and displayed on the user’s profile page. Each user controls which parts of their user profile can be viewed by other users and may choose to have their entire profile private (again, please see our FAQ for how to control the user profile privacy settings).
How Learnstream uses the information it collectsSite usage information. Learnstream analyzes aggregate statistics of site usage information to improve its services and usefulness (e.g. by determining which areas of the site are most frequently visited and focusing improvements on these areas). This information may also be used for other business purposes.
Reviews, ratings, and posts. Learnstream reserves the right to reuse and re-publish any reviews, ratings, posts, or other author-tagged information submitted by a user at Learnstream’s discretion, including, but not limited to, via extensions of the Learnstream platform (e.g. mobile applications) and in advertisements, marketing efforts, and other business purposes. In all reuse cases, Learnstream will abide by the privacy settings selected by the user.
User profile information. Learnstream may use user profile information to communicate with the user and provide updates and other information that Learnstream believes may be of interest to the user. As with reviews, ratings, and other author-tagged information, Learnstream reserves the right to reuse and re-publish user profiles at Learnstream’s discretion, including, but not limited to, via extensions of the Learnstream platform and in advertisements, marketing efforts, and other business purposes. In all reuse cases, Learnstream will abide by the privacy settings selected by the user. In particular, if a user has selected their profile to be private, Learnstream will keep their profile private in any reuse case. At no point will any user information that has been selected as private by the user be made public. However, Learnstream may anonymize the profile information for a user and provide the anonymized information to a business partner for the purposes of providing services to the user.
User communications with Learnstream. When a user communicates with Learnstream (e.g. via email), Learnstream may use the information provided by the user to respond to their communication and any issue brought up by the user, and may store this information for future communication.
Government Authorities, Legal Rights and Actions. Learnstream may share any and all information it has regarding a user with various government authorities in response to court orders, subpoenas, or other legal process; to establish, exercise, or protect Learnstream’s property or legal rights; to defend Learnstream against any legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. This information may also be shared in the case of suspected illegal activities or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Learnstream, its users, customers, or business partners, and in connection with our Terms and other agreements.