YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

This Statement of Privacy applies to the www.couragion.com website and web applications (the “Products”) and governs how we collect, use, and share personally identifiable information about you (“PII”).  “PII” is information that would allow someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your full name, address, telephone number, or email address. The Products are owned and operated by Couragion Corporation ("Couragion"). By using our Products, you explicitly accept the collection, use, and sharing of data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Couragion provides online career literacy and work-based learning tools that enable students to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The collection of information from our users is inherent in the experience we provide. Couragion is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and strives to provide a safe, secure user experience.

To revoke your consent, please click here to contact us. If you do revoke your consent, your PII will be deleted, although we may maintain any information necessary for our record keeping purposes.

Couragion’s products and services do not use behavioral information to provide targeted advertising to students. We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties except as outlined herein. We implement reasonable and appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards designed to protect your information.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We also receive and collect the information you provide to us when you register for, or otherwise use site or Products, such as your name, email address, phone number, address, and any feedback, questions, or recommendations you provide.  If you provide information directly to us in other ways, such as by sending us an email, we may retain that information and add it with the other information we have collected from you. We may receive information about you from other sources, such as our business partners or from third parties who refer you to us.  We may add this information to other information we collect from you.

If you are a student or educator, and depending on the Products used, Couragion also collects:

  • Contact information such as name and email address.

  • Demographic’s such as gender and ethnicity.

  • Profile of desired work characteristics and values.

  • Career-related preferences and interests as they explore careers.

  • Intention-motivation-confidence levels regarding career exploration.

  • Career goals and other open-ended comments about perceptions and preferences.

  • Career “best-fits” generated from career-related preferences and desired work characteristics/values profiles.

  • Scores of virtual, work-based learning challenges.

We may receive and store certain types of information from you each time you use the Products. For example, we may automatically log your browser type, language preference, the date and time of your visit to the site, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the website you visited before our Site. In addition, we may receive and store information about your use of the Product. The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies: Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Product. and improve your experience on our Site and within our Service. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but that may prevent us from providing you with the full range of services we offer. Also, please be aware that if you visit other websites you may be required to accept cookies. The use of cookies by third parties is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies.

  • Web Beacons: Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our site or in our emails. We use web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

  • Other: We may also use clear gifs or other data files or identifiers to collect information for statistical purposes and to improve and develop the services we provide. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are placed on a hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages.

 

HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Couragion provides an education product. Student information is used for educational purposes which includes the following: the operation and maintenance of the educational service, as well as for analyzing user data and the use of systems resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, improving our current and future educational products and services, and performing and disseminating educational research. 

Once a student profile is created, the information is used in the student experience for the following educational purposes:

  • Providing students with career exploration experiential Quests and Challenges.

  • Fueling the “best-fit” career algorithm.

  • Recommending personalized next steps for post-secondary readiness in order to build out individual learning plans.

We may share your information:

  • To third-party contractors that provide services to us and are contractually bound to safeguard your personal information (i.e. credit card processors);

  • To third parties in connection with any merger, acquisition, reorganization, change in capital structure or sale of all or substantially all the assets of Couragion;

  • To third parties designated by you with your express consent;

  • When we have a good faith believe that disclosure is necessary to comply with law, protect or defend our rights or the rights of other users of our Site or products or services, or act in an emergency to protect someone’s safety; or

  • Otherwise with your express consent.

  • We may create non-personally identifying anonymous or aggregate data from the information we collect. We may use that anonymous or aggregate data for our own purposes or disclose it to third parties in our own discretion.

Our policy is to share student data with third parties who have privacy, security, and data retention principles consistent with ours.

SECURITY

In order to help secure PII, access to data on Couragion is designed to be password-protected, and sensitive data is designed to be protected by encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. To protect any data stored on our servers, Couragion regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. 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.

 

COMPLIANCE WITH THE CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (“COPPA”)

Couragion uses its best efforts to comply with its required obligations under COPPA. Our policy is to obtain verifiable consent in accordance with Federal Trade Commission guidelines before collecting any personal information. If under the age of thirteen, a parent / guardian / educator has reviewed this policy and has given their verifiable consent. As a parent / guardian / educator, you have the right to control what PII is collected from your children who are under age thirteen.

We will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary. However, the collection of personal information is inherent to our Products. If you do not consent to our collection and use of your child’s personal information, then do not use our Products.

As a parent / guardian / educator, you have the right to review your Child’s personal information, direct us to delete it, and refuse to allow us to collect any additional personal information. If you refuse or revoke your consent, your child’s account will be deleted, and they will not be able to access our Products. If you would like to review or delete your child’s personal information or if you believe consent has been given without your authorization, simply contact us using the information below:

Couragion Corporation, Attn: COPPA Request
649 N. Marion Street, Denver, CO, 80218

 

RESTRICTIONS

The Products, website, and the databases, software, hardware and other technology used by or on behalf of Couragion to operate the Products, and the structure, organization, and underlying data, information, content, images, photos, videos, and software code thereof (collectively, the “Technology”), constitute valuable trade secrets of Couragion or its licensors. You may only use the Technology for your personal non-commercial use.  You will not, and will not permit any third party to: (a) access or attempt to access the Technology except as expressly provided in this Agreement; (b) use the Technology in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Technology; (c) use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Technology; (d) alter, modify, reproduce, create derivative works of the Technology; (e) distribute, sell, resell, lend, loan, lease, license, sublicense or transfer any of Your rights to access or use the Technology or otherwise make the Technology available to any third party; (f) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or otherwise attempt to derive the method of operation of the Technology; (g) attempt to circumvent or overcome any technological protection measures intended to restrict access to any portion of the Technology; (h) monitor the availability, performance or functionality of the Technology; or (i) interfere with the operation or hosting of the Technology; or (j) use the Technology to creating a competing product or service.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without advance notice. In the event there are significant or material changes in the way we treat your PII, or in the Privacy Policy document itself, we will notify and request consent from clients via email. If you object to any of the changes to our terms, and you no longer wish to use Couragion, you may close your account.

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Couragion Corporation
649 N. Marion Street, Denver, CO, 80218
 

Last revised on October 16, 2019