21Links.com Privacy Policy


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This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 20, 2017.

Any version of this Privacy Policy in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language will control if there is any conflict.

You are contracting with 21Links a located in Pune, Maharashtra, India (referred to as “us”, “our”, “we”, “Company”, “21links.com”). We respects Your rights regarding Your privacy and personal information, and We provide this Privacy Policy to help You understand how We collect, use, share, store and disclose information We obtain from or about You when You use the Services. This Privacy Policy applies to Your use of the Services. As used herein the term "use" shall mean use, access, install, sign into, connect with, download, visit or browse the Services. Additionally, any information relating to taking Courses, including, without limitation, interchanges with the Course instructors, other Students, answers, essays and other items submitted to satisfy the Course requirements, is referred to as "Course Information." 21Links allows You to enroll in and take online Courses on a variety of topics which are taught by Instructors where, among other things, You will see reviews for Courses by other Students of the Course.

This Privacy Policy also describes the choices available to You regarding the use of, Your access to and how to update and correct Your personal information.

THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND 21LINKS, AND BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. You should review this Privacy Policy in conjunction with Our Terms of Use and any other agreement or policy provided by Us that governs Your use of the Services.

You should not use the Services if You do not agree with this Privacy Policy, Our Terms of Use and any other agreement or policy that governs Your use of the Services.

Please read the information below:

  • 1 INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
  • 2 HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURE?
  • 3 HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
  • 4 DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
  • 5 PAYMENT INFORMATION
  • 6 COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
  • 7 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEB SITES AND ADVERTISERS
  • 8 CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
1 INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

We collect several types of information about visitors and/or users of our Services. We may collect this information either directly when you provide it to us or automatically as you navigate through the Websites or App.

(a) Personally Identifiable Information. ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ refers to information by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, email address, or school. We will collect and process such data about you when you register for a Service/create an account, subscribe to a newsletter, submit feedback, enter a contest, fill out a survey, or send us a communication. When ordering products or services on the Websites you may also be asked to provide a credit card number and other payment-related information. You may also provide information to be published or displayed (“posted”) on public areas of the Websites (such as blogs, forums, message boards, and the like), or transmitted to other users of the Websites using ‘sharing’ features (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted and transmitted to others at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Websites with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

We may also collect your Internet Protocol (‘IP’) address. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our Services and to gather demographic information.

(b) Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may collect, or our third party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information, that does not by itself identify a specific individual. Such information tells us about your equipment, browsing actions, the resources that you access and use through the Services, your operating system and browser type. Our third party ad servers will provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon at our Websites. The information that we collect automatically is ‘statistical’ in nature. It helps us to deliver a better and more personalized service to users, by enabling us to estimate usage patterns, customize our Services according to your individual preferences, and speed up your searches.

2 HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURE?

21links takes commercially reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to, or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of, sensitive data that You share and We collect and store. These security measures may include practices such as keeping Your sensitive data on a secured server behind a firewall, transmitting sensitive information (such as a credit card number) entered on Our Services using secure socket layer technology (SSL), internal reviews of Our data collection practices and platforms, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where We store Your information. Unfortunately, however, no system can be 100% secured, and We cannot guarantee that communications between You and 21links, the Services, or any information provided to Us in connection with the information We collect through the Services will be free from unauthorized access by third parties. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of User information at any time. Your password is an important component of Our security system. As such, it is Your responsibility to protect it. Do not share Your password with any third parties. If Your password has been compromised for any reason, You should change it immediately and contact support@21links.com with any concerns.

3 HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our Services is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or mobile device

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection If you pay for Services using a credit card, we will transmit your credit card data to the appropriate credit card company and/or credit card payment processing company

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services, when you choose to do so

To notify you about changes to our Services In any other way we may describe when you provide the information

If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.

If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.

If you use the Contact Us form on our site, we will respond to your inquiry and delete the information provided after your request has been fulfilled.

4 DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We will only share Your information (including personal information) with the following third parties or under the following circumstances or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

a. Safety, Security, Cooperation with Law Enforcement, & Compliance with Legal Obligations We may disclose Your information to third parties, including Your personal information, if We, in our sole discretion, have a good faith belief that disclosure is: (1) permitted or required by law; (2) requested in connection with or relevant to a judicial, governmental or legal inquiry, investigation, order, or proceeding; (3) required or reasonably necessary pursuant to a valid subpoena, warrant or other legally valid inquiry or request; (4) reasonably necessary to enforce Our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or any other legal agreements; (5) required to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, abuse, misuse, potential violations of law (or rule/regulation), and/or security or technical issues; or (6) required or reasonably necessary to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of 21links, Our Users, employees, any minors, members of the public and/or our Services. We may also disclose information about You to Our auditors or legal advisors in conjunction with accessing Our disclosure obligations and/or rights under this Policy.

b. Third Party Business Partners, Service Providers, Contractors or Agents We may share Your information with third party companies that perform services on Our behalf, including payment processing, order fulfillment, data analysis, marketing services, e-mail campaigns, hosting services, and customer service. While providing the services for Us, these companies may access Your personal information, and are required to use it solely as directed by Us for the purpose of Our requested service. We may also share Your information with third party companies that we partner with to provide certain services to You in connection with the Services, including but not limited to Estacio, Benesse or other similar partners.

c. Business Transfers, Sales, Mergers, or Divestitures In the event that 21links undergoes a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, corporate divestiture or dissolution (including bankruptcy), or a sale of all or a portion of its assets, We may share, disclose or transfer all of Your information, including personal information, to the successor organization in such transition.

d. Promotions We may share Your information in connection with any promotion You enter on or through the Services, as necessary to administer, market, sponsor, or fulfill the promotion or as required by applicable laws, rules or regulations (for example, to provide winners' lists or make required filings as appropriate) or in accordance with the applicable rules of the promotion/sweepstakes You enter.

e. With Your Permission Additionally, if You opt-in or otherwise agree to have Your information shared with a third party for marketing purposes, We will share Your information with the third party (or third parties) in which case the third party's use of Your information is subject to the third party's own privacy policy.

f. Advertising of Third Party Products/Services While we do not currently offer advertising on the Services, if we do offer advertising in the future, we may use and share with third party advertisers (and other third parties) certain Technical Information and/or Aggregate Information to show general demographic and preference information among our Users. We may also allow advertisers to collect Technical Information or Aggregate Information, which they may share with Us, through the use of tracking technologies like cookies and web beacons. The information collected may be used to offer You targeted ad-selection and delivery in order to personalize Your User experience by increasing the likelihood that advertisements for products and services You see will appeal to You, a practice known as behavioral advertising, and to undertake web analytics (i.e. to analyze traffic and other end User activity to improve Your experience). To learn more about behavioral advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising for participating ad networks, You can visit the Network Advertising Initiative website. If You are located in the European Union and would like to opt- out, please visit, this page. Please note this does not opt You out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.

g. Social Media Features Our Web site may include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button. These features may collect Your IP address, which page You are visiting when using Our Services, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly through the use of Our Services. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

5 PAYMENT INFORMATION

If You make any purchases through our Services, such as Courses, We may collect certain information regarding Your purchase (such as Your name and zip code) as necessary to process Your order, and You will be required to provide certain payment and billing information directly to our payment processing partners, including but not limited to Your name, credit card information, billing address and zip code. We do not directly access, store or collect Your credit card information, and We will not use the payment information We collect except as needed to fulfill Your purchase and/or communicate with You regarding Your transaction.

Communications, Support Requests, Potential Abuse: If You contact Us for assistance, or to report a problem, concern, potential abuse or other issues regarding the Services or Users, We may collect and store Your contact information, communication, and/or other information about You, including but not limited to Your name, e-mail address, location, operating system, IP address or activity, and We reserve the right to conduct further research and obtain further information as necessary. We will use the information to respond to You, research Your request/communication, all in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

6 COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

When you use our Websites we may use cookies and other technologies in order to facilitate and customize your use of our Services.

What is a cookie? A cookie is a small data text file, which a website stores on your computer or mobile device (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us.

Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our Websites. The cookies make your use of the Websites easier, make the Websites run more smoothly, and save your logged-in state so that you do not have to log in each time that you visit the Websites.

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company and service providers, is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, and service providers, use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use the shopping cart, etc.

You can disable and/or delete all types of cookies by using your browser settings. Cookies are generally easy to disable and/or delete but how you do so varies from browser to browser. The “help” function within your browser should tell you how to do it. The best way may be to close your browser and then search for “cookie folder” or “cookie manager” or simply “cookie”. Please also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for more information about cookies and how to disable them. If you do disable cookies, our Websites will not recognize you and you may not have access to all portions of the Websites.

We partner with third party ad networks to manage our advertising on other sites. As part of their service, they use cookies. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personally Identifiable Information or information about your purchases. We and our third party ad server will collect and use your IP address and certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you, such as your browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server and whether you responded to a particular advertisement. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

7 LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEB SITES AND ADVERTISERS

Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Our Websites may contain hyperlinks to other third-party web sites, which may collect and disclose information in a manner that is different from our Websites. We are not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these third-party web sites, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability related to such collection, use, or disclosure. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of the other web sites you visit. Additionally, other companies that place advertising on our Websites may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

8 CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page (with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated on the home pages of the Websites). If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ information, we will notify you by e-mail to the primary e-mail address specified in your account and through a notice on the home pages of the Websites. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our Websites and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes. Your continued use of the Services after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.