Privacy Policy

Information You Provide Through Your Account

This is information that you provide to us through text fields, such as your name, payment information and benefits.
  • First and Last Name
  • Email Address
  • State and Country of Residence
  • Username
  • Password
You may also sign up using a Facebook or Google account. We will ask permission to access basic information from your Facebook or Google account, such as your name, email, and profile picture. You can choose to stop sharing that information with us at any time by going to Facebook or Google to remove ByteSize Learning’s access to that account and your ability to log in.

Registration for a Course

You may also sign up using a Facebook or Google account. We will ask permission to access basic information from your Facebook or Google account, such as your name, email, and profile picture. You can choose to stop sharing that information with us at any time by going to Facebook or Google to remove ByteSize Learning’s access to that account and your ability to log in. Anyone who signs up for a course with ByteSize Learning must provide their payment information to our payment processors. You can see the privacy policy for these payment processors on the PayPal, Stripe, and Checkout sites. ByteSize Learning does not receive your full card number. Payment processors provide us with a token that represents your account, your card’s expiration date, card type and the last four digits of your card number. If you are required to provide your name and email address to the payment processor, then they also provide us with that information.We also collect and process information about the courses you sign up for as well as the number of them.  You will also provide your shipping information, including phone number, so that we can ship you the certificate of course completion, and enable our instructors to provide updates related to course material.

Instructors

An instructor is someone who is an active employee of ByteSize learning to educate their students. To become an instructor, you can always visit our application portal at the bottom of the website. To receive payouts you have to create an account with one of our payment partners: PayPal, Stripe. We may also require your bank account information to process payouts. You must also provide us with additional information for tax purposes. Depending on your location you may have to fill out a form with some combination of your:
  • First and Last Name
  • Address
  • Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number
  • Country of Citizenship
  • Foreign Tax Identification Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Your Nonprofit Registration Number,  if you are a nonprofit business
  • Bank Account Information for Payouts
  • Phone Number

Additional Information We Collect

Automatically Collected Information

We collect information automatically as you navigate the site or through our third party analytics providers. We may store usage information such as the type of device you use to access ByteSize Learning, your operating system, browser type, IP address, and device ID, the pages you visit or request, links clicked, referring sites, user interactions and your search terms. We also derive your location from your self-disclosed country, your IP address, and from your payment card.

User Surveys

From time to time, we may solicit your participation in user surveys. We may ask you demographic information, including information related to your gender, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, earnings, and accessibility to better understand and serve our user base which you may elect to share or not. We collect such information to ensure we provide fair and equal access to our services, and to showcase our courses for greater discoverability. To the extent that you participate, we will store your survey responses.

Event Information

At online events, we may request information from you. This is done to better tailor the event experience to those in attendance. This information may include your name, email address, payment details, mobile phone number, demographic information, social media and other online accounts you maintain, details around the types of works you create, and survey or feedback responses.

Information Collected by Third Parties

Cookies

We use Cookies on our website that collect information to allow us and third parties to understand your use of ByteSize Learning. Please see our cookie policy for more information on our use of cookies on ByteSize Learning.

Social Media Features and Widgets

We use social media features, including the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the Share button or similar interactive mini-programs that run on ByteSize Learning. If you provide your social media information to us, we may use it to interact with you on these social networks. These features may collect your IP address and other personal data including which page you are visiting on our site and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on ByteSize Learning. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it. For more information on the technologies used by these social networks, please refer to their specific privacy notices. We have provided links to the most used social networks below for easy reference:

How We Use Your Information

We process your information to:
  • verify your identity to comply with US federal, state, and international lawsallow you to sign in to your accountallow you to register and access your coursesprocess registered payments and payoutssend certificates of completion to your shipping addresssend you emails relevant to your usage, as controlled by your email preferencesreply to your questionsprovide to you existing and enhanced services related to your accountmarket ByteSize learning products and services to you or to audiences similar to you based on your networks  and common factors that others have with you, unless you opt out, as controlled by your email preferencesunderstand how you use the service, and create better tools for our instructors to serve their studentsconduct research and development to improve ByteSize Learning and develop future productsprevent fraud and abuse on ByteSize Learningprovide you with reasonable accommodation, if you notify us of a disability
  • allow you to sign in to your account
  • allow you to register and access your courses
  • process registered payments and payouts
  • send certificates of completion to your shipping address
  • send you emails relevant to your usage, as controlled by your email preferences
  • reply to your questions
  • provide to you existing and enhanced services related to your account
  • market ByteSize learning products and services to you or to audiences similar to you based on your networks and common factors that others have with you, unless you opt out, as controlled by your email preferences
  • understand how you use the service, and create better tools for our instructors to serve their students
  • conduct research and development to improve ByteSize Learning and develop future products
  • prevent fraud and abuse on ByteSize Learning
  • provide you with reasonable accommodation, if you notify us of a disability

Information We Share with Instructors

By registering for a course, you agree to have the following information shared with your instructor:
  • your name and email address, and other profile information you’ve provided
  • your physical address, city, state, and country
  • your phone number

Information We Share with Third Parties

We never sell your information to third parties. We will only share data with third parties, other than with creators, under the following circumstances:
  • with your consent, to ship packages to you. You should read these service providers’ privacy policies to see how they use and share your data.
  • with our service providers, who are companies that are contractually engaged with us to provide us with services, such as order fulfillment, email management, analyzing data trends, credit card processing, multi currency settlement solutions,  increasing our brand awareness and user engagement with marketing initiatives, and fraud detection and prevention. These companies may have access to your data to perform their services, and are obligated by contract to safeguard any of your data they receive from us to the same extent that ByteSize Learning protects it.
  • to protect the security or integrity of ByteSize Learning, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of ByteSize Learning, its employees, users, or others, if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or other valid legal process (e.g., subpoenas or warrants served on ByteSize Learning). If we are going to release your data, we will do our best to provide you promptly with notice by email, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so.
  • in connection with the sale, merger, bankruptcy, sale of assets or reorganization of our company. We will notify you if a different company receives your data. The promises in this privacy policy apply to any data transferred to a new entity.

Your Preferences and Rights over Data

Choosing Your Preferences

The Settings link is located by clicking on your avatar or profile at the top right hand of your screen, after your log into your account. Settings lets you see your account preferences. You can see and adjust your settings by viewing your preferences and, if you wish, by changing your selections.

Marketing Activities

By agreeing to our terms of use, you expressly agree that ByteSize Learning may:
  • provide you with information about your service, service enhancements, or new ByteSize Learning courses, while you are on our website.
  • send you messages regarding your existing service, or enhancements related to your existing service, when you are off our platform, via email, or via text, if you have signed up for a service or event notification that uses text messages.
  • send you messages related to services we provide which are separate from your existing service via email, from which you may opt out.
  • market ByteSize Learning to you and audiences similar to you based on your networks and common factors  that others have with you, unless you opt out.
  • send you marketing emails or texts if you don’t have a ByteSize Learning account but have consented to receiving such messages, from which you may opt out.
  • ship physical items to you via mail as part of a promotional activity.

Opting out of Marketing

You may object to the use of your data for marketing purposes at any time, free of charge, when we collect your personal information and in every marketing communication. You may also object to the use of your data for marketing upon creation of your account or anytime thereafter, by opting out here.

Opting out will stop marketing emails. Please allow up to 30 days for your opt-out request to be processed.  If you have an account with ByteSize Learning, you will continue to receive service-related emails, and texts, if you have opted into receiving texts. You will also continue to receive service-related shipments of benefits to the designated delivery address.

We will never sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes without your prior consent.

Accessing, Updating or Exporting the Information in Your Account

You can access and update certain information associated with your account on the settings pages. Additionally, you can delete your account or export your personal information.

Deleting Your Account

You may self-initiate a deletion of your account directly at privacy.ByteSize Learning.com, clicking on the Take Control button, and submitting an “Erase” request. Please be aware that this is a final act and cannot be reversed. If you would like to transport your data, please be sure to download your data first, before you delete your account.

Turning off Email Notifications

You can change your email notifications in your email settings. While this allows you to stop many notification emails, we will still send some critical service emails.

Verification of Requests

Users maintain password protected accounts with ByteSize Learning. If you submit a request to exercise your privacy rights, you will be asked to verify the request by logging into your ByteSize Learning account.

If we are unable to verify your request, then for your protection, we reserve the right to deny the request.

Exercising Your Data Rights

Users in certain locations may have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding data that ByteSize Learning controls as a Data Controller as defined under the GDPR, including:
  • the right of access to their personal data,
  • the right to correct or rectify any inaccurate personal data,
  • the right to restrict or oppose the processing of personal data,
  • the right to erase or delete their personal data,
  • the right to personal data portability, and
  • the right to opt-out of the sale of personal information.
Users in certain locations may have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding data that ByteSize Learning controls as a Data Controller as defined under the GDPR, including:
If you are unable to log into your account, and are unable to recover your account with a password reset in order to lodge your privacy request, then you may reach out to admin@bytesizelearning.org. We reserve the right to decline you access to or recovery of your account, at our discretion, to prevent an unauthorized takeover of your account.

Establishing an Authorized Agent

You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government ID, and the authorized agent’s valid government ID. Please contact admin@bytesizelearning.org with your request. To protect your information from account takeover, we may decline access to or recovery of your account at our discretion.

Prohibition against Discrimination

We do not discriminate against users who exercise their privacy rights.

Our Data Retention Period

We retain your account information for ten years after your account is last active, unless you delete, or you request us to delete, your account. We may continue to retain some information, even after you delete your account if we are required to do so in order to comply with various laws.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us and we follow industry standards to protect it.

Changes

We may sometimes make changes to this policy. If we make material changes that adversely affect your rights under this policy, we will let you know by posting an announcement on the site or sending you an email in advance of the changes coming into effect. Continuing to use ByteSize Learning after a change to this policy means you accept the new policy. If you have any questions, please email admin@bytesizelearning.org

Effective immediately for existing users and users joining ByteSize Learning on or after January 1, 2021.