Amesite Privacy Policy

Last Updated September 26, 2018

Your privacy is important to Amesite. We have developed a Privacy Policy that lets you know how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your data on the Amesite Portal, whether by use of web-based access or mobile applications.

Please review our Privacy Policy and contact us if you have any questions.

Collection and Use of Personal Information and Personal Performance Information through the Amesite Portal

  • Personal Information are data that can be used to identify or contact you.
  • Personal Performance Information are data collected from your use of the Amesite Portal.
  • Amesite and your educational institution may share Personal Information and Personal Performance Information according to this Privacy Policy.
  • Amesite may use your Personal Information and Personal Performance Information along with other information to provide and improve our products, services and content.
  • Amesite will not provide your Personal Information or your Personal Performance Information to commercial third-parties.
  • Amesite will not provide your Personal Information or your Personal Performance Information to non-commercial third-parties, without your express consent.

Here are some examples of the types of Personal Information and Personal Performance Information Amesite may collect and how we may use it:

What Personal Information and Personal Performance Information we collect

  • When you enroll in an on-line course from your educational institution, your educational institution may share Personal Information including your educational credentials (e.g. Student ID number, e-mail address, name, phone number, IP address) with Amesite.  Additionally, you may provide additional Personal Information to us directly, such as photographs, social network usernames, resumes, and the like.
  • When you take on-line courses, Amesite may collect Personal Performance Information including: course identifiers, your course performance data (e.g. test and assignment grades; when / where / how you study course materials); your communications through the Amesite portal, third-party articles / searches performed and web links you view through the Amesite portal; or other types of information on your habits or choices. This information is associated with your Personal Information.
  • The Personal Information we collect allows us to keep you posted on course-related data including: lecture and event reminders, homework deadline schedules, testing schedules, tutorial and group study sessions, communication notices, course and lecture tips, suggestions of additional resources, and provide advice to you on how to improve your course performance. If you do not want such notices, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences on the Amesite Portal.

How we use your Personal Information and Personal Performance Information

  • From time to time, we may use your Personal Information: to send important notices, such as communications about Amesite Portal service issues, changes to our Terms and Conditions of Service and Privacy Policy, educational institution notices; to investigate and take action regarding activities contrary to our Terms and Conditions of Service, and activities that are illegal or fraudulent; and to promote and review performance of the Amesite Portal services; to customize your experience; and for other business activities related to our business. Because such information is important, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
  • The Personal Performance Information we collect are for Amesite business purposes such as auditing, data analysis, learner modeling and research to improve the Amesite Portal and services, and for purposes such as providing you with tips and suggestions related to your course performance and studying habits, and to use in the aggregate with other data to improve the effectiveness and engagement with our learning platform.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information and Non-Personal Performance Information

Non-Personal Information and Non-Personal Performance Information are data that collected from your use of the Amesite Portal that are not associated with your Personal Information and cannot be used by third-parties to directly or indirectly identify you or any other specific learner.

Here are some examples of the types of Non-Personal Information and Non-Personal Performance Information Amesite may collect and how we may use it:

What Non-Personal Information and Non-Personal Performance Information we collect.

  • Non-Personal Information may include: number of learners for a course, learning institution data including major / class / enrollment data, your residential geographic region (e.g. town name, zip code, area code), your demographic data, and other information provided to us.
  • Non-Personal Performance Information may include: anonymous course / assignment / test grades and grade distribution data; anonymous data regarding when / where / how Amesite Portal services are accessed; non-identifiable learner modeling data; third-party articles / searches results and website links followed by learners; learner device data and other data provided to us.

How we use Non-Personal Information and Non-Personal Performance Information

  • Amesite may use Non-Personal Information and Non-Personal Performance Information so that we can better understand learners’ behaviors, to help us provide more useful information to learners including studying suggestions and tips, and to help us understand which parts of our Amesite Portal and services are of most interest, require improvement, or require further development.

Disclosure to Third Parties

  • Amesite will not provide Personal Information or Personal Performance Information to any commercial third parties.
  • Amesite will not provide Personal Information or Personal Performance Information to any non-commercial third parties without your express consent.
  • It may be necessary under the law, arbitration, litigation, or by request from governmental authorities within or outside your city, state or country of residence, for Amesite to disclose your Personal Information or Personal Performance Information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is appropriate or required for purposes of national security, law enforcement, public or private safety, or court order to protect the property rights of Amesite or a third party.
  • We may also disclose Personal Information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions or protect our operations or learners.
  • In the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer your Personal Information and Personal Performance Information the appropriate third party in accordance to applicable privacy laws.

Protection of Personal Information

  • Amesite takes the security of your Personal Information and Personal Performance Information seriously. Amesite Portal protects your information by utilizing in transit encryption such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) provided through your learning institution.
  • Personal Information and Personal Performance Information personal is stored in encrypted form by Amesite utilizing industry-leading third-party cloud-based storage.
  • When you use communication functionality of the Amesite Portal, including forum posts, chat rooms, or social networking services, your Personal Information and content you post may be visible to other learners and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for selecting what types of personal information you choose to share.
  • Even though Amesite has taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, we cannot fully eliminate secured risks associated with Personal Information.

Cookies and Other Technologies

  • Amesite’s Portal and online services may use "cookies" and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand learner behavior, tell us which parts of our Amesite Portal learners have visited, and help us facilitate and measure the effectiveness of our services. Amesite treats the information collected by cookies and other technologies as Non‑Personal Performance Information. However, if a local jurisdiction considers an Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers as personal information, Amesite will treat these identifiers as Personal Performance Information.
  • If you want to disable cookies and you’re using the Safari web browser, go to Safari preferences and then to the privacy pane to manage your preferences. On IOS devices, go to Settings, then Safari, scroll down to the Privacy & Security section, and tap on “Block Cookies” to manage your preferences. For other browsers, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the Amesite Portal will not be available once cookies are disabled.
  • We gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser, language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.

Retention of Personal Information, Personal Performance Information, Non-Personal Information, and Non-Personal Performance Information

  • Amesite will retain your Personal Information and Personal Performance Information as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is legally required or permitted.
  • Non-Personal Information and Non-Personal Performance Information may be retained by Amesite to enable Amesite to improve its products and services.

Location-Based Services

  • To provide location-based services on the Amesite Portal, Amesite may collect and use location data of your computer or smart device. Location-based services may utilize GPS, Bluetooth, your IP Address, Wi-Fi hotspot or beacons, cell tower locations, and other technologies to determine your location data. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you.

Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy

  • To make sure your Personal Information and Personal Performance Information is secure, we communicate our Privacy Policy and security guidelines to Amesite employees and contractors and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within Amesite.

Questions

  • If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: privacy@Amesite.com.
  • Amesite may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. Notice of updates to Amesite’s Privacy Policy, as well as the updated Privacy Policy will be posted on our website.