Last modified: July 27, 2016
Except for information automatically collected, 2U collects information from you when you choose to provide it to us. This may include when you register for the Programs, create or update your account profile, upload content, or otherwise contact us.
The information we collect may include your name, address (e.g., city and state), email address, telephone number, birthday, uploaded content (such as academic coursework), and the content of any communications to us.
We also may collect information about your use of the Website, including the times and dates you access the Website; the areas or pages of the Website that you visit; the amount of time you spend using the Website; the number of times you return to the Website; whether and when you add a contact, join a group, write a post, share a link, post a picture or video, add notes, and/or upload content; and whether you open, forward, or click-through emails.
We may obtain information about you from other sources, including those that you may use to connect to the Website. This information may include your Google account credentials. Any Google account information provided will be stored in a secure and encrypted format.
We may combine the information we receive from and about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through our Website, as well as information collected offline or from third party sources, to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve the Website.
In its capacity as a technology service provider to the School, 2U may use the information it collects from and about you:
You are responsible for the content you upload and submit to the Website.THE CONTENT YOU UPLOAD OR SUBMIT SHALL NOT INCLUDE PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION (“PHI”) OR PERSONAL INFORMATION (“PI”) OF PATIENTS, SUCH AS PATIENT NAMES. BEFORE YOU UPLOAD OR SUBMIT ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE REVIEW AND REDACT ANY PHI OR PI OF PATIENTS.
You acknowledge and agree that 2U has no obligation to pre-screen the information that you submit to 2U. By transmitting or submitting any information you affirm, represent and warrant that such transmission or submission does not contain PHI or PI of patients.
The term “Personal Information” means any information which can be used to identify a person including, but not limited to, name, date of birth, mailing address, home phone number, cell phone number, e-mail address, credit card information, and/or Social Security number. “Protected Health Information” means any information of a person related to health or medical status, including, but not limited to, names of doctors, health conditions, medicines, and/or prescription information and history, paired with Personal Information.
2U may also share aggregate or anonymous non-personal information with third parties for their marketing or analytics uses.
You have specific rights relating to the disclosure of any personal information that you provide to us and/or records that we may create about you under the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (“FERPA”). You also have specific rights related to accessing and/or updating your personal information. For more information related to the applicability of FERPA and your rights under it, please contact us at privacy@2U.com or the appropriate party at the School.
We contract with third parties to perform functions related to the Website (“Service Providers”). These Service Providers are only provided access to your information to the extent necessary to process your information and/or provide services to 2U. Service Providers may not use or share your information for other purposes.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of the information we collect from and about Website visitors and users, we have put appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures into place to safeguard and secure that information.
The accuracy, safety, and security of your information also depend on you. You are responsible for keeping your Website account password confidential. We ask that you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee our security measures. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.
We may link to or offer some of our services in connection with third party websites or applications, which may have different privacy practices. We are not responsible for the practices of such sites or applications, and we encourage you to read and fully understand their privacy policies.
Protecting the privacy of children under the age of 13 is especially important to us. For that reason, we do not direct the Website to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under 13.
You may access and/or update your personal information through your user profile. If you are unable to access and/or edit your personal information through your user profile, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.