ETC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; the information we obtain will only be used in accordance set forth in the terms of this privacy statement.
When you register an account with Empowered Training Centre, LLC (referred to hereafter as ETC) in order to access and become a user on our websites mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com, we will collect the following information from you: First Name, Last Name, Email, Street Address, Phone Numbers (both mobile and home if applicable), Gender, and Age Group. If you are affiliated with an employer account, we will collect the following information from you: Employer Premium Name, Street Address, Contact Number, and Website Address.
If you are a premium and registering an account with us, in addition to the above information, we will also collect: Industry your company is in, Premium Name, and Location Information.
In order to connect with others on mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com websites, you may send invitations either to their ETC profiles or email addresses. The names and email addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your invitations and reminders as well as to allow ETC to help expand your network. Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another User, that User will have access to your email address because it is displayed in the invitation.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs, to provide you with better service, for internal record keeping purposes, and to help improve our services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information that we believe you may find useful by using the email address that you have provided. If you choose to opt-out of this service, please send us an email using the form provided under the Contact Us section.
Personal information you provide will be secured in accordance with industry standards and technology. Since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ETC. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, copied, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password, account information, and for controlling access to your email communications at all times.
Responding to legal requests and preventing harm
We may share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so or it is necessary to reveal such information in order to protect our rights or property. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves and you from violations of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.
To tailor our website operations to your needs by gathering and remembering information about your preferences, we analyze web traffic when you visit a particular site. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies; however, if you modify your browser setting to decline cookies it could prevent you from taking full advantage of all our website has to offer.
Using third-party services and visiting third-party sites
If you are logged into either the mycourseroom.com or empoweredtraining.com websites and visit a third-party site that embeds professional plugins, ETC will receive information that those pages have loaded in your web browser. ETC will use this information to customize your ETC experience, including providing you insights from your mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com website networks, allowing you to share information with your network, and serving you more relevant advertising.
To support the Services we provide at no cost to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we target and serve our own ads and third-party ads both on and off the site using ad networks. Ad networks include third-party ad servers, ad agencies, ad exchanges, ad technology vendors and research firms.
We use ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, anonymous ad network tags, and cookies to more effectively serve ads to our Users, as well as to collect anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Because your web browser requests advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
You may opt-out of ads served to you by turning off "Partner Advertising." If you opt-out you may lose certain functionality of the Services, as well as the potential benefit of receiving ads that are targeted to your educational interests which, in turn, may limit your ability to fully realize the benefits and educational opportunities ETC has to offer.
Sharing information with third parties
We only provide data to our advertising partners or customers after we have removed your name or any other personal identifiable information from it or have combined it with other people's data in a way that it is no longer associated with you. Similarly, when we receive data about you from our advertising partners or customers, we keep the data for 180 days. After that, we combine the data with other people's data in a way that it is no longer associated with you. The data we receive help us to continue providing you with top quality education and services from Empowered Training Centre, LLC, as well as help us deliver ads and understand online activity.
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide personal identifiable information to third parties without your consent except where it is necessary to carry out your instructions, such as processing your payment information. Also, we may share information with affiliates to provide more Services. We also provide you with the means to control whether or not your contact information is viewable to other Users through your profile.
We use the information you provide to:
Content distributed through ETC's sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your information outside of the ETC platform. For example, when you post content to a Group on the mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com websites that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor, may be displayed in search engine results. Or, if you have bound your ETC account to your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter accounts, or other social networking sites, you can easily share content into all these accounts.
Developers using ETC platform services
We collaborate with and use third parties to develop the ETC platform. These third parties, with whom we have negotiated an agreement to provide services, have agreed to our developer terms in order to build applications. Both the negotiated agreements and our API terms and conditions contain restrictions on access, storage and use of your information.
Also, despite our agreements and technical steps taken to restrict access to and avoid possible misuse of information, we may not screen or audit all Combined Services or Platform Applications. We also cannot guarantee that any Platform Developer will abide by our agreement. You agree that your use of Combined Services or Platform Applications is on an "as is" basis and without any warranty.
If you use any Combined Service or Platform Application, the Platform Developer may access and share certain information about you, such as non-public profile information and information visible only to your connections. However, unless you have used a Combined Service or Platform Application, it can only access the information about you that is otherwise visible to other ETC Users.
To revoke permission granted to a Combined Service or Platform Application at any time, please visit the settings page. Note, however, that even if you revoke the permission granted a third party, your connections, other members of your network, or other Users of ETC may still be using the Platform Application, so the Platform Application or Combined Service may still have access to certain information about you, just as those Users do. You may opt-out of providing information to third parties through others connected to you by accessing the "Turn on/off data sharing with third-party applications" control in the settings tab. To report any suspected misuse of information, contact ETC's customer service. ETC is not responsible for your use of or inability to use any Combined Service or Platform Application, including the content, accuracy, or reliability of applications and the privacy practices or other policies of Platform Developers.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com websites.
Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites of possible interest to you. However, if you use these links, once you leave our site, we have no control over third-party sites and therefore, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should look at the privacy statements of those individual websites as they may differ from ours and proceed accordingly.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
Children and minors
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use our Service.
We offer search services to help find information and learn more about other Users. ETC's search allows Users to find study partners and other Users with similar educational and professional goals, and that will help Users more effectively use ETC and expand their network. We use information from User profiles to inform and refine our search service.
Empowered Training Centre, LLC participates in the EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework as administered by the United States Department of Commerce as a data controller, and has self-certified our privacy practices as consistent with U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor principles: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Access and Accuracy, Security, Data Integrity and Enforcement.
Please note that by becoming a User on either or both mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com websites, you have given us your express and informed consent to transfer the data that you provide to us to the United States and to process it in the United States.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on ETC account is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com websites. To protect any data you store on our servers, ETC also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ETC. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users of mycourseroom.com and empoweredtraining.com websites are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
Spam, spyware or spoofing
We and our Users do not tolerate spam. If you receive spam or spoof emails, please report it to us.
You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would breach our User Agreement. We automatically scan and manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content. We may also store these messages for back-up purposes only.
Notice of changes
Change of control
As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as ETC:
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of ETC.
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