Your Privacy

Last updated: March 16, 2021

Gradient Learning (“we, us, and our“) recognizes and values your privacy, and we are dedicated to sharing our methods and approach to protecting your personal information with you in this policy (“Privacy Policy”).

Our Privacy Policy describes the personal information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us on this website (“Website“) and may be used or shared by Gradient Learning to provide you with information, experiences or services.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to clearly state our policies and procedures regarding collection of your personal information and how we use it. Please read the following with care, because by using or accessing our Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time  and your ongoing use of this Website is judged to be acceptance of such changes, so please check this Privacy Policy regularly for updates.

What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?

We collect information about our users in three ways: directly from the user, from our Web server logs and through cookies. We use the information primarily to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. We don’t share any of the information you provide with others, unless we say so in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

User-supplied information: If you fill out the contact form on this Website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as email address, name, phone number and state). We only require that you provide an email address on the contact form. Further, if chat is available through this site, you may be asked to provide information if you participate in an online chat. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.

Information that you provide to us through the contact form will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

Web server logs: When you visit our Website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our sites. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:

  • your unique Internet protocol address;
  • the name of your unique Internet service provider;
  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
  • the kind of browser or computer you use;
  • the number of links you click within the site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the web page from which you arrived to our site;
  • the pages you viewed on the site; and
  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website(s).
  • The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use and improve the user’s experience.

Cookies: In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service, our Website and applications may use cookies to store and help track information about you. Cookies are simply small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits. Cookies allow us to save passwords and preferences for you so you won’t have to re-enter them each time you visit.

The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. However, if you prefer, you can set your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that some features of our Website may not function properly if you don’t accept cookies.

Pixels: We also use pixels: a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking certain activity, such as views of a website or when an email is opened. Pixels are often used in combination with cookies. 

Click-through URLs: If you receive newsletters, updates, or other information from us, our emails may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on our sites. When you click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our sites. We use this click-through data to help us understand how recipients respond to, or interact with, our emails. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, please do not click text or graphic links in emails you receive from us.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us in the following ways:

  • Collect anonymous traffic data and geographic location, derived from your IP address, and perform web analytics by using software and cookies.

To communicate with you (for example, to respond to an email or submission from you).

How is personal information protected?

We take certain appropriate, industry best practice security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. 

Who has access to the information?

We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:

  • to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;
  • as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another organization or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

How can I correct, amend or delete my personal information and/or opt out of future communications?

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact privacy@gradientlearning.org to:

  • see what data we have about you, if any;
  • change/correct any data we have about you;
  • ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or
  • opt out of future communications from us.
  • If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact privacy@gradientlearning.org. If our information practices change within our privacy policy in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

Information for California Residents

While the CCPA does not apply to nonprofit organizations like Gradient Learning, we take privacy seriously and have chosen to inform our practices with the CCPA. Specifically, this means the below. 

The Right to Request Information

The CCPA gives consumers who are residents of California the right to request the following information about the personal information that a business has collected in the past 12 months:

  • Information about Data Collection 
    • The categories of personal information that have been collected
    • The specific pieces of personal information that have been collected about you
    • The categories of sources from which we have collected personal information
    • The business purpose for which we have collected personal information.
  • Information about Data Disclosure
    • The categories of third parties with whom personal information has been shared
    • The categories of personal information that we have disclosed for a business purpose

      To request any of the above information, email privacy@gradientlearning.org. Please include in your request sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information. Please note that we do not sell your personal data, and that Gradient Learning will not discriminate against you in any way based on your exercise of these rights.

Additional Disclosure

We have described in fuller detail in this Privacy Policy the personal information that we collect, how we use and disclose it, but provide the following additional disclosure:

  • Information we collect. We have collected the following categories of personal information within the past 12 months: (1) identifiers; (2) internet or other similar network activity; and (3) geolocation data.
  • Sources of information. We obtain these categories of personal information directly and indirectly as described in this Privacy Policy.

Purposes of disclosure. We disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes: (1) to provide you with the Services; (2) to operate, de-bug and improve our Services and contents as described in more detail in this Privacy Policy; (3) to protect against malicious or fraudulent activity on our Services and prevent security incidents; (4) to undertake activities to verify or maintain the quality and safety of the Services; and (5) to undertake internal research for technological development.