Credly is a company incorporated in the State of Delaware, with its primary place of business located at 404 5th Avenue, Suite 401, New York, NY 10018.
We will process your Personal Information for the purpose of permitting you to use the Service, including the Websites, as applicable. The basis for our processing of your Personal Information is your consent. No law requires you to provide us with your Personal Information. You may withdraw your consent for us to process your Personal Information at any time, but that may preclude you thereafter from using the Websites and the Service. We will delete your Personal Information following the withdrawal of your consent, however, such withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing prior to withdrawal.
Credly collects certain Personal Information through our Websites when you choose to submit it through e-mail, an online form, or other method. We also collect information about website users through cookies. For further information about cookies, please see our “Credly Use of ‘cookies’” section below.
Credly also maintains a log of certain information concerning visitors to our Websites, including but not limited to, internet protocol (“IP”) address (a computer's numerical Internet address), third party websites from which visitors access our Websites, type of web browsers used, and pages viewed. Such information may be treated as Personal Information.
Information collected by Electronic Communications Protocols and Web Beacons
We may collect information about you and your use of the Websites through electronic communications protocols, web beacons, cookies, embedded URLs, pixel tags and related devices or technologies.
As is true when you visit most websites, certain information is automatically generated and stored about your visits. Credly may automatically receive information from you as part of the communication connection between you and the Websites. Such information may include: network routing information (for example, where you came from); equipment information (for example, device type, operating system, browser type); IP address, and dates and times of your visits.
We may use your Personal Information to inform you about other Credly services that might interest you and to gather feedback from you.
THE CREDLY SERVICE
The Service is an internet-based, hosted platform designed to enable subscribers to the Service (“Issuing Organizations”) to issue Credentials to individuals who meet prescribed requirements, and for those individuals to display the Credentials online on the Service or on third party sites, as elected by each individual.
The Service permits authorized users to access and share information. If you decide to subscribe to our Service, we may use your Personal Information to provide the Service to you.
We may provide your information to trusted partners who work on behalf of, or with, Credly under confidentiality agreements to help Credly provide the Service. They may also assist Credly in communicating with you about the Service and about offers from Credly and our partners, where you have given us appropriate permissions.
Information about you that you give us
When registering for or using the Service, you may be prompted to give us information about yourself. When you configure your account settings, you may enter additional information about yourself. You may also select user configuration settings that determine how the Service looks and functions. You may, at times, also send us an e-mail which may contain not only your e-mail address, but other information about you, including home or business addresses, telephone numbers, or account details. The information you give us may also include statements you make on the Service or our Websites such as testimonials, services reviews, or other statements that may identify you personally.
Once your information has been entered into your profile, this information is added to the user list for the Service. You may receive certain e-mails relating to your use of the Service. Your contact information is also added to Credly's directory of current and former users of the Service. If you receive another Credential from other Issuing Organizations, your user ID will be authorized to access the Service, and your contact information will be added to the participant list for that Issuing Organization. Your contact information is also added to Credly's global directory of current and former users of the Service.
We may use your information to contact you regarding your use of the Service, for customer support purposes, and to inform you of updates, modifications and other matters relating to the Service, and information about others services that we offer in accordance with your subscription preferences. However, you may decline to receive mail or e-mail from us that does not relate directly to your access to or use of the Service by selecting the opt-out link contained in any such e-mail.
Credly also will maintain a history of your access to the Service, and certain actions taken by you while accessing the Service, a log of users' IP addresses, the third party websites from which users access the Service, the type of web browsers used to access the Service and the browser's settings that may affect Service performance (collectively, “Usage Log Information”). Usage Log Information may be treated as Personal Information about you. For purposes of maintaining and enhancing Service performance and security, Credly may use Usage Log Information, information about your browser, and other local computer settings. We also may use Usage Log Information to tailor our communications to you about the Service, and contact you in relation to providing support. We also may aggregate Usage Log Information to create or publish statistical analyses and reports about Service usage. We will not authorize the publication of Personal Information about any user without the prior written consent of such person.
Information about You Received from Issuing Organizations
Issuing Organizations may provide Personal Information to us for use on the Service, including credential requirements, and information about you to confirm that you have fulfilled any such requirements and qualified to receive the applicable Credential.
If you are an Issuing Organization, by using the Websites or Services, you confirm that you have obtained prior, specific, and informed consent to provide Personal Information to us. We may request a copy or evidence of such consent.
Information about You Received from Third-Party Services or Other Users
If you log into the Service using credentials associated with your account at third-party services such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter (collectively, “Third-Party Service”), you thereby authorize Credly to access certain information associated with your account with the Third-Party Service, based on the privacy settings you establish at the Third-Party Service. Please review the privacy policies of any Third-Party Services from which you access the Service (please see Third-Party Sites Section below regarding use of those Third-Party Services).
If you utilize a Third-Party Service to log into the Service, other users to whom you may be connected through such Third-Party Service may able to see that you are a user of the Service or may view or follow information about you on the Service. Other users of the Service may also make statements about you on the Service, including the Websites, such as testimonials, services reviews, or other statements that may include information that identifies you personally.
Additional Uses of Service Information
In addition to the uses described above of the Information received in connection with your use of the Service, Credly uses and, where specified, shares your information:
- To issue, process, and display Credentials. Credly may use your information to determine whether you meet the criteria for receipt of a Credential, to confirm your identity, or to display Credentials that you receive on the Service or on Third-Party Services, embeds that you make on the Service or third parties’ websites, or on social network services you link to your account.
- To provide support or other services that you have requested, and to respond to your inquiries.
- To engage in transactions with you, including contacting you about your account or transactions.
- To process transactions, Credly may use financial, credit card and payment information that you provide. Credly may need to share some of this information with suppliers, delivery services, credit card clearing houses and other third parties to complete the transactions.
- To interact with Third-Party Services. If you log in to the Service using an account from a Third-Party Service, Credly may contact you via an e-mail address associated with your account at the Third-Party Service and post status updates, notes, photos, videos, and other materials to the Third-Party Service on your behalf pursuant to the permissions that you grant.
- To notify you of relevant opportunities such as new product releases and service developments, related facts or programming that may be relevant to you, or to serve advertisements that may interest you.
- To respond directly to your requests for information.
- To provide online forums and social networks. The Service allows users to participate in interactive discussions and post comments and other content. Note that any information you share may become publicly accessible.
- To improve quality and facilitate use of the Service.
- To comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our rights or protect our operations or users or others.
The device you use to access the Websites or Service may provide your location to us. This information may be shared with Issuing Organizations in connection with the issuance of Credentials, where location is relevant to completion of the achievement recognized by the Credential.
The Service may provide tools for you to customize the information about yourself that is made accessible to others. You may set global values that apply generally, or you may customize selections to fine tune your preferences. When you establish an account, the Service applies default settings that apply unless you change them. Default settings also apply when the Service introduces new features. Although all Credentials initially issued to you will be accessible only by you, you may elect to opt-out of the “public” setting for any Credential. If you do not opt-out of the public setting, you may subsequently activate a privacy setting such that the Credential will no longer be publicly accessed. Until you terminate your use of the Service, the fact that you are such a user, as indicated by the public display of your full name, is available to others on the Service, and your use of the Service indicates your acceptance of these settings. You should review your privacy settings regularly to ensure that they match your preferences.
We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software or other encryption technology, which encrypts information you input. Wherever appropriate, we obfuscate and/or encrypt information in our systems and/or during information transfer. Credly regularly reviews the cryptographic protocols it uses to protect the privacy and security of your Personal Information.
Because of the nature of internet and for other reasons, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information, so you should take precautions to protect it when you are on the internet, such as changing passwords often, using a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, using a secure browser and being sure to log off the Service when finished using a shared computer.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you reside in California, under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, a California resident with a business relationship with Credly that is primarily for personal, family or household purposes, may request certain data regarding Credly’s disclosure, if any, of Personal Information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line. You may make such a request once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you a list of the categories of Personal Information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties' names and addresses. Not all Personal Information sharing is covered by Section 1798.83.
Credly Use of "cookies"
A cookie is a small piece of information, sent by a web server to a web browser, that is stored on your computer so that it can later be read, allowing the server to uniquely identify the browser. Our main purpose in using cookies is to facilitate and enhance communications and interactions between you and the Websites, but cookies can be used for other purposes. Cookies for the Service may collect a unique identifier, user configuration settings and profile information.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies required for the operation of our Websites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Websites.
- Analytical/performance cookies that collect information about how you use our Websites. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Websites. This helps us to improve the way our Websites work. These cookies are sometimes placed by third party providers of web traffic analysis services, such as Google Analytics.
- Functionality cookies that remember choices you make and recognize you when you return. This enables us to personalize our content, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies that collect information about your browsing habits such as the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We use this information to make our Websites more relevant to your interests, and, if we enable advertising, to make advertising more relevant to you, as well as to limit the number of times you see an ad. These cookies are usually placed by third-party advertising networks. They remember the other websites that you visit and this information is shared with third-party organizations, for example advertisers.
We use Google Analytics. For information on how Google processes and collects your information regarding this product and how you can opt-out, please see https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Most internet browsers accept cookies by default. However, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to reject all or some cookies. The help and support area on your internet browser has instructions on how to block or delete cookies.
Credly and its service providers, vendors and partners, may use cross-device/cross-context tracking. For example, you might use multiple browsers on a single device, or use various devices (such as desktops, smartphones, and tablets), which can result in your having multiple accounts or profiles across these various contexts and devices. Cross-device/cross-context technology may be used to connect these various accounts or profiles and the corresponding data from the different contexts and devices.
Third-Party Cookies and Functions
For more information on managing cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org, or visit www.youronlinechoices.com which has further information about behavioral advertising and online privacy.
Your European Data Protection Rights
If you reside in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), subject to certain exceptions, you have a right to:
- Learn whether we are processing your Personal Information and, if so, to gain access to it and certain information about it.
- Have inaccurate Personal Information corrected or removed, and to have incomplete Personal Information completed.
- Have your Personal Information erased when:
- It is no longer necessary for the purposes collected;
- You withdraw consent to process it;
- We have processed it unlawfully; or
- EU or Member State law to which we are subject requires erasure.
- Restrict our processing of your Personal Information when:
- You contest its accuracy (for a period necessary to verify it);
- The processing is unlawful and you prefer restriction of use to erasure; or
- We no longer need the data, but you need it in connection with legal claims.
- Obtain in usable form the Personal Information you gave us and, if technically feasible, require its transmittal directly to another controller that you designate.
- Lodge a complaint with a Member State data protection supervisory authority.
If you reside in the EEA, Credly will process your Personal Information in accordance with all applicable data protection legislation.
Do not send us any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers or other national identifiers, or information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life or sexual orientation, genetic or biometric information, criminal background, or trade union membership).
Retention and Deletion
Viewing of Data for Support
For the purpose of providing support, Credly may view your Personal Information, stored in servers in the EEA, from nations outside the EEA that are deemed by the EU to have non-adequate data protection laws, including the United States. Credly may process your Personal Information in providing support from such nations.
No Use by Minors
The Service is intended for use by adults only. In connection with the Service, Credly does not promote online to children and does not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13).
Credly may provide our investors, partners, and others with aggregated information (i.e., information that does not identify users personally) concerning users of the Service. In addition, Credly may disclose your Personal Information to a successor or acquiring entity as part of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or other transaction involving all or substantially all of Credly’s assets or shares, or the business to which the Service relates.
- Credly, Inc.
- 404 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
- New York, NY 10018
- Attention: General Counsel
- Data Protection Officer
- 404 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
- New York, NY 10018