Privacy Policy

Our mission at Nousium in developing the Resource University® service is to help individuals to be more productive and successful in their education endeavors. Our registered users (“Members”) share their identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge, post and view relevant content. Content on some of our services is also visible to unregistered viewers (“Visitors”). We believe that our services allow our Members to effectively compete and achieve their full potential. The cornerstone of our business is to focus on our Members first.

We adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Resource University, our Members and Visitors, and the public.

This Privacy Policy applies to ResourceUniversity.com and all other Nousium, LLC websites, apps, developer platforms and other products and services (collectively the “Services”). We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, and if we make material changes to it, we will provide notice through our Service, or by other means so that you may review the changes before you continue to use our Services. If you object to any changes, you may close your account. Continuing to use our Services after we publish or communicate a notice about any changes to this Privacy Policy means that you are consenting to the changes.

If you have any concern about providing information to us or having such information displayed on our Services or otherwise used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, you should not become a Member, visit our websites, apps or otherwise use our Services. If you have already registered, you can close your accounts.

Information we collect:

We collect your personal information in the following ways:

1.1. Registration

To create an account on ResourceUniversity.com, you must provide us with at least your name, email address, and a password and agree to our Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, which governs how we treat your information. You may provide additional information during the registration flow (for example, your postal code, college, and major) to help you build your profile and to provide you more customized services (for example: course-specific content). You understand that, by creating an account, we and others will be able to identify you by your ResourceUniversity profile.

1.2. Customer Service

When you contact our customer support services (e.g. on our Help Center), we may have to access your InMails and other contributions to our Services and collect the information we need to categorize your question, respond to it, and, if applicable, investigate any breach of our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to better serve you.

1.3. Using Resource University Sites and Applications

We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) our websites, applications, or other Services. For example, we collect information when you perform a search, download a file, view content, and post reviews. If you are logged in on ResourceUnviersity.com, one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data, such as your IP address, will be associated by us with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.

1.4. Cookies

We use cookies and similar technologies, including mobile application identifiers, to help us recognize you across different Services, learn about your interests both on and off our Services, improve your experience, increase security, measure use and effectiveness of our Services, and serve advertising. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. By visiting our Services, you consent to the placement of cookies and beacons in your browser and HTML-based emails in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.5. Log Files, IP Addresses, and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device

When you visit or leave our Services (whether as a Member or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a third-party site that includes our plugin or cookies (or similar technology), we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing ResourceUniversity using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to us, and of course we will honor your settings.

1.6. Other

Our Services are a dynamic, innovative environment, which means we are always seeking to improve the Services we offer you. We often introduce new features, some of which may result in the collection of new information. Furthermore, new partnerships or corporate acquisitions may result in new features, and we may potentially collect new types of information. If we start collecting substantially new types of personal information and materially change how we handle your data, we will modify this Privacy Policy and notify you.

Our Use of your information

2.1. Consent to Processing Information About You

The personal information that you provide to us may reveal or allow others to identify aspects of your life that are not expressly stated on your profile (for example, your picture or your name may reveal your gender). By providing personal information to us when you create or update your account and profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of our Terms of Use and freely accepting and agreeing to our processing of your personal information in ways set out by this Privacy Policy. Supplying to us any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law is entirely voluntary on your part. You can withdraw or modify your consent to our collection and processing of the information you provide at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, by changing your account settings or your profile on ResourceUniversity.com, or by closing your ResourceUniversity.com account.

2.2. Resource University Communications

We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Resource University websites or apps, messages to your ResourceUniversity inbox, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications - informing you about how to best use our Services, new features, updates about other Members you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) service communications - these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of our Services; (3) promotional communications - these include both email and InMail messages, and may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your Resource University email settings. You can also opt out of promotional messages by sending a request to Resource University Help Center.

Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.

2.3. User Communications

Many communications that you initiate through our Services (for example, a message sent to another Member) will list your name and primary email address in the header of the message. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the initiation message, your contact information will be shared with that individual.

2.4. Service Development; Customized Experience

We use the information and content you provide to us to conduct research and development and to customize your experience and try to make it relevant and useful to you.

2.5. Sharing Information with Affiliates

We share your information with our affiliates and across our different Services, among companies in the Nousium family, as reasonably necessary to provide the Services. You are consenting to this sharing.

2.6. Sharing Information with Third Parties

We don’t provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or unless we have a good faith belief that disclosure is permitted by law or is reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties; (4) respond to Member service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or safety of Resource University, our Services, our Members, Visitors, or the public.

2.7. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our Terms of Use or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the Terms of Use, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Nousium, our Members, personnel, or others.

2.8 Data Processing Outside Your Country

We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence, wherever Nousium, its affiliates and service providers operate.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, or to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you on the Services or by some other means, such as email. Please review the changes carefully. If you agree to the changes, simply continue to use our Services. If you object to any of the changes to our terms and you no longer wish to use our Services, you may close your account(s). Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. Using our Services after a notice of changes has been communicated to you or published on our Services shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.

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