Hyperlink (this site, <https://hyperlink.academy>) is run by Learning Futures, Inc. (referred to here as "we" or "us" or "Hyperlink").
Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:
We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate by creating or enrolling in courses, reading and writing on the forum, and perform other activities on the site.
When registering on Hyperlink, you'll be asked to enter your name and email address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your email address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the email address.
We may retain server logs and collect non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, in order to better understand how our visitors use Hyperlink.
We may also with trusted third-party service providers to assist us with things like sending email updates and processing payments. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
The information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
The security of your personal information is important to us, and we do our best to ensure it remains secure. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
However we advise you to remember that no method of information transmission or storage is 100% secure. While we strive to do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
At any time, you may request a copy of all your personal data we store, including your account info and forum posts. You may also request that we correct any inaccurate or incomplete data we have about you, or that we delete all your personal data from our systems. To make any of these requests, please email us and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
If you are located in certain parts of the world, including California and countries that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (aka the “GDPR”), you may have certain rights regarding your personal information, like the right to request access to or deletion of your data.
If you are located in a country that falls under the scope of the GDPR, data protection laws give you certain rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) requires us to provide California residents with some additional information about the categories of personal information we collect and share, where we get that personal information, and how and why we use it.
The CCPA also requires us to provide a list of the “categories” of personal information we collect, as that term is defined in the law, so, here it is. In the last 12 months, we collected the following categories of personal information from California residents, depending on the Services used:
We collect personal information for the business and commercial purposes described in the How We Use Information section.
If you are a California resident, you have additional rights under the CCPA, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the right to:
You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to or you’d like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to the Contact Us section.
When you contact us about one of your rights under this section, we’ll need to verify that you are the right person before we disclose or delete anything. For example, if you are a user, we will need you to contact us from the email address associated with your account. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf by giving us written authorization. We may still require you to verify your identity with us.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We may occasionally link to third party products or services from our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites, and we advise you to read the Privacy Policies and Terms and Conditions of each site you visit. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We take all privacy concerns very seriously and will respond appropriately and quickly.
This document is made available under a Creative Commons BY-SA License. Thanks to Automattic and Discourse for their examples.
November 11, 2023 – Initial version published