Last modified: June 25, 2018
Genius Inc (“Genius” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This policy applies to information we collect:
on our Website; and
in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our Website;
It does not apply to information collected by:
us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Genius or any third-party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or
any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from the Website.
2. Children Under the Age of 13
Our Websites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Websites. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on our Websites or on or through any of its features, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Data from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected]. Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Websites, specifically information (“Personal Data”):
by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, and credit card information (for payment processing);
that is about you but individually does not identify you, such as traffic data, location data, logs, referring/exit pages, date and time of your visit to our Website, error information, clickstream data, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website; and/or
about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.
We collect this information:
directly from you when you provide it to us;
automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies.
Information You Provide to Us:
The information we collect on or through our Websites are:
information that you provide by filling in forms on our Websites. This includes information provided at the time of enrolling in a course, posting material, or requesting further information. We may also ask you for information when you enter a promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a problem with our Websites;
records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us;
your responses to surveys and quizzes that we might ask you to complete for research purposes or as part of the course you enroll for;
details of courses that you enroll for on our Website. You may be required to provide financial information before enrolling in a course through our Website; and
your access to the subjects and materials for each course on the Website that you enroll in.
If you refuse to provide such Personal Data or withdraw your consent to our processing of Personal Data, then in some cases we may not be able to enroll you in a course or provide you access to it.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, specifically:
details of your visits to our Website, specifically traffic data, location data, logs, referring/exit pages, date and time of your visit to our Website, error information, clickstream data, and other communication data and the courses and materials that you access and use on the Website; and
Information about your computer and internet connection, specifically your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information we collect automatically may include Personal Data, or we may maintain it or associate it with Personal Data we collect in other ways. It helps us to keep track of your progress in a course and provide you a transcript. It also helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to:
estimate our audience size and usage patterns;
store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests; and
recognize you when you return to our Website.
4. How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Data:
to present our Website and their contents to you;
to provide you with courses that you enroll in;
to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it;
to provide you with notices about your enrollment;
to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
to notify you about changes to our Website or any courses and other services we offer or provide though them;
to allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website;
in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and
for any other purpose with your consent.
We may also use your information to contact you about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you wish to consent to this use, please contact us by sending us an email stating your request at [email protected] or by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email you receive from us. Disclosure of Your Information
to our subsidiaries and affiliates;
to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business, including, for example, our payment processor. Our payment processor’s privacy policies may be found at http://stripe.com/us/privacy;
to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Genius Inc’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Genius Inc about our Website’s users is among the assets transferred;
to third parties to market their products or services to you if you have not opted out of these disclosures;
to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us a social media login to post you’re your data on social media, we will use that information to post your data;
for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and
with your consent.
We may also disclose your Personal Data:
to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Genius Inc, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
6. Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We do not control the collection and use of your information collected by third parties. When possible, these organizations are under contractual obligations to use this data only for providing the services to us and to maintain this information strictly confidential. These third parties may, however, aggregate the information they collect with information from their other customers for their own purposes.
In addition, we strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Data you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with control over your Personal Data:
Promotional Offers from Genius. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by us to promote our own products or services, you can opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email that you receive from us or by sending us an email stating your request to [email protected]. This opt out does not apply to information provided to Genius as a result of course enrollment or other transactions.
7. Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can review and change your Personal Data by logging into the Websites and visiting your “Account” page. You may also notify us through the contact information below of any changes or errors in any Personal Data we have about you to ensure that it is complete, accurate, and as current as possible. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may also not be able to accommodate your request if we believe it would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
8. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (California’s “Shine the Light” law) permits users of our Websites that are California residents and who provide Personal Data in obtaining products and services for personal, family, or household use to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Data to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If applicable, this information would include the categories of Personal Data and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared your Personal Data with for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2018 will receive information regarding such activities in 2017). You may request this information once per calendar year. To make such a request, please send an email to suppor[email protected] or contact us at the contact information below.
California law permits minors under the age of 18 to request the removal of your User Contributions, subject to certain exceptions. If you are under the age of 18 in California, you may contact us using the contact information below (if you contact us via email, please use the subject “California Eraser Law Request”). We may not remove your User Contributions that we are required to retain under any federal or state law, or that have been provided to a third party. While we will do our best to remove a minor’s information upon a valid request, we cannot ensure the complete or comprehensive removal of your User Contributions from our Websites or any information that has been republished, copied, downloaded, or reposted by any third party, and we cannot guarantee that any such information may not be accessible to users of the Internet in the future. We do not advertise or market any of the products or services identified in California Business and Professionals Code Section 22580(i) to users who we have actual knowledge are under 18 years of age.
9. Do Not Track Signals
We do not track you over time and across third-party websites or other online services for any purpose. Some web browsers permit you to broadcast a signal to websites and online services indicating a preference that they “do not track” your online activities. At this time, we do not honor such signals and we do not modify what information we collect or how we use that information based upon whether such signal is broadcast or received.
10. Data Security
We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Data from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. Our payment processors use SSL encryption technology to encrypt any payment information.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Data is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
11. Consent to Processing of Personal Data in the United States
We do not actively offer our goods and services to individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) at this time and we have not endeavored to comply with privacy laws in the United States. If you are located in the EEA, in order to provide our Websites and courses we will send and store your Personal Data outside of the EEA, including to the United States. Accordingly, your Personal Data may be transferred outside the country where you reside or are located, including to countries that may not or do not provide an adequate level of protection for your Personal Data. If you are located in the EEA and choose to use our Website, you acknowledge and agree that you do so at your own risk and that we are under no obligation to provide you with certain rights that may be available under the laws of the EEA.
13. Contact Information
616 Druid Road East
Clearwater, FL 33756