Our mission at WeGoBusiness is to provide a free, world-class digital education for anyone, anywhere.
WeGoBusiness Privacy Principles
Our Privacy Notice is fueled by our commitment to the following Privacy Principles:
- We’re deeply committed to creating a safe and secure online environment for you.
- We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We established ourselves as a not-for-profit organization so that our mission of education and your trust will not be in conflict with a for-profit motive.
- We strive to provide you with access to and control over the information you give us, and we take the protection of your information very seriously.
- We take extra precautions for our younger learners under the age of 13, including restricting child accounts to automatically block features that would allow a child to post or disclose personal information.
- We do not advertise on WeGoBusiness. We use your information to provide you with a better learning experience, not to sell you products.
About WeGoBusiness and our Privacy Notice
WeGoBusiness, Inc. (“WeGoBusiness”, “us”, or “we”) feels strongly about protecting your privacy. We understand how important privacy is to you, and we are committed to creating a safe and secure environment for learners of all ages. This Privacy Notice applies to WeGoBusiness.com, our mobile application, our application programming interface (“API”), and online services (collectively, our “Properties”), which are all owned and operated by WeGoBusiness. This Privacy Notice describes how WeGoBusiness collects and uses the information you provide on our Properties, and describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.
As a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, we use the data we collect to provide you with a better experience and fulfill our mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We established ourselves as a not-for-profit organization so that a for-profit motive will not interfere with our mission of providing a trusted educational resource.
Our Privacy Notice describes what information we gather from our members and others who visit and use our Properties, how we use that information, and what we do to protect it. By visiting or using our Properties, you consent to the information handling practices described in this Privacy Notice.
Your use of our Properties and any information you provide on our Properties are subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice, which is incorporated into and subject to our Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms used but not defined within this Privacy Notice have the meaning given to them in our Terms of Service.
How we collect and use data
We take the information you provide to us very seriously, and we strive to put you in control of decisions around your information.
WeGoBusiness collects the following information about you and your use of our Properties:
When you register for, browse and use our Properties, you may provide to WeGoBusiness what is generally called “personally identifiable information” or “personal data” (such as your full name, email address, or a photograph of yourself) that can be used to identify you. At WeGoBusiness, we call this data “Personal Information”.
Information from Integrated Services like Facebook or Google.
If you decide to register through or otherwise grant access to a third-party social networking or integrated service (what we call an “Integrated Service”), such as Facebook Connect or Google, WeGoBusiness may also collect Personal Information that is already associated with your Integrated Service account. You may also have the option of sharing additional information with WeGoBusiness through an Integrated Service. If you choose to provide such information, during registration or otherwise, you are giving WeGoBusiness the permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice.
Information about your use of our Properties and other User-provided Information.
We may collect usage information about your use of certain features on our Properties, such as the number of problems you have attempted, the number of videos you have viewed, and the amount of time spent to complete a problem. This enables us to better tailor educational experiences that are most appropriate for you.
Information obtained from other Users.
We make available certain features on our Properties that allow other Users to provide us information about you. This information may include Personal Information. Generally, this occurs when parents or teachers provide information relating to a Child User. For example, a parent may register an account for their child and provide us with certain information, such as the Child’s User name and birthday.
We may collect and use information about your location (such as your country) to provide you with tailored educational experiences for your region, but we don’t collect the precise geolocation of you or your device. You may be able to change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent it from providing us with any location information.
Information from Other Sources.
In certain situations, we may obtain information, including Personal Information, from third parties or sources other than our Properties. For example, if you donate to WeGoBusiness via PayPal, we may obtain your name and mailing address to send a thank you note, or if you apply for a job with WeGoBusiness via an online recruiting site, we will obtain the information you provide in your application for that purpose. If we combine or associate information from other sources with Personal Information that we collect through our Properties, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
WeGoBusiness uses this information in the following ways:
To enhance our Properties and the services we provide.
WeGoBusiness uses the information you provide or that we collect to enhance our relationship with you and to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on our Properties. WeGoBusiness, for instance, remembers your recent activity so we can recommend the most appropriate content for you on your next visit. If you have given WeGoBusiness consent, we may use your Personal Information to provide you with information about WeGoBusiness’s features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. Under certain circumstances and if we obtain your consent (for example, if you submit a testimonial and agree to make it public), we may post your Personal Information on our Properties.
To understand how you and other Users use our Properties.
WeGoBusiness uses all of the information that you provide or that we collect from Users to understand and analyze the usage trends, learning behaviors, and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the Properties work and look, and to create new features and functionality. For more information, please see the “Technologies” section, below.
To enable your participation in WeGoBusiness partnership arrangements.
WeGoBusiness will not share Personal Information with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in. You can grant us permission to share your Personal Information with authorized partners, not-for-profit organizations, and other entities that are not affiliated with WeGoBusiness. In these cases, we will only provide to these third parties the information you have authorized or asked us to share to these third parties.
If you participate in special programs, WeGoBusiness may collect personal information from you to facilitate those programs. For example, LearnStorm participants may be asked to provide information related to event logistics and prize awarding and processing (e.g., contact information, dietary restrictions, shirt sizes, etc.), and College Board program participants may provide information regarding study habits and test scores (e.g., the number of hours studied, modules or tests taken, scores earned, etc.). This information may be shared with our program partners for research or evaluation purposes or as otherwise permitted under this Privacy Notice.
WeGoBusiness may send information or offers to you on behalf of these third parties. For example, if we partner with a not-for-profit organization running a contest in your region and send you an email notifying you of the partnership, we will only share your information with the third party if you opt-in to participate in the contest, and if so, the information we would share would be limited to that needed to facilitate your participation in the contest and enable you to redeem your prize.
Unless we receive a deletion request, we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as is reasonably useful for operational purposes.
To provide a personalized learning and high-quality experience for our Users, we may use various technologies that automatically record certain technical information from your browser or device, including standard log files, web beacons, or pixel tags. This technical information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device or browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, clickstream data, operating system, and the dates and times that you visit the Website. We do this to better understand how our Users are using our Website so we can improve site functionality and the services we offer you.
Like most websites, whether or not you are a registered member, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website and enable us to provide you with a more personalized learning experience. WeGoBusiness may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears automatically after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. You can, however, remove a persistent cookie at any time. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. However, without cookies you will not have access to certain services and features on the Website.
WeGoBusiness uses a variety of third-party service providers, such as YouTube to host our videos or Google Analytics to understand our Website usage. We may allow third-party service providers to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information through the Website. This information is collected directly and automatically by these third parties, and WeGoBusiness does not participate in these data transmissions. WeGoBusiness will, wherever feasible, contractually obligate our third-party service providers to abide by the terms of this Privacy Notice.
WeGoBusiness also uses Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site may use LSOs such as HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. Please consult your browser’s “Help” function to learn more.
How we share or transfer data
WeGoBusiness takes great care to protect the information you provide us. We do not rent or sell Personal Information that we collect from Users with third parties. We also take great measures to restrict any collection or disclosure of Personal Information from children less than 13 years of age.
WeGoBusiness will disclose User information only as described below:
If you want information shared with other Users, we’ll share it for you.
We provide certain features that may allow you to share information with other Users. For example, you may choose to populate your profile with your name, short biography, and location. Or you may ask questions that are visible to other Users of WeGoBusiness. Whenever you share information with other Users of our Properties, any Personal Information that you choose to include in, or is associated with, such User Postings will be accessible by such Users. As with most online services, once you make your Personal Information available to others in any of these ways, it may be collected and used by the recipients without restriction.
We may share data with social networks at your request.
Some of our Users choose to connect their WeGoBusiness account with social networks. This functionality is entirely optional. If you have explicitly agreed that we may do so, WeGoBusiness may disclose your Personal Information through a social network or similar service (like Facebook or Google). To control the information that you share, you have the option of modifying your WeGoBusiness or social network settings or disconnecting your social network account from your WeGoBusiness account.
We may share data with third-party applications that you authorize.
Third-party application developers and service providers (commonly known as “App Developers“) may build complementary services for our platform, such as a mobile application for visually-impaired learners to access our resources. You may request we share your information with App Developers by connecting to the application or service and approving access to your WeGoBusiness account. WeGoBusiness has taken steps to try to ensure the safety of information accessed by App Developers and requires App Developers to comply with our API Terms of Service and this Privacy Notice.
We may share data in connection with special programs you participate in.
If you participate in special programs where WeGoBusiness partners with third parties, WeGoBusiness may share data collected from or about you with its third party partners to facilitate the program or services being offered. For instance, if you participate in WeGoBusiness’s program with College Board, WeGoBusiness may share information regarding your study habits, tests taken, and test scores with College Board.
We may share anonymous or aggregate data to improve our services and learn more about our Users.
In certain occasions, WeGoBusiness may work with business partners to improve our services or offerings. We may disclose automatically collected and other aggregate non-Personal Information to authorized business partners to conduct research on online education or assist in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, promotions, and/or functionality on our Properties.
We will share data when required by law.
WeGoBusiness may also disclose User information if required to do so by law, or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with local, state, federal, international, or other applicable laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant, or administrative request. In some cases, we may make such disclosures without first providing notice to Users.
We may share data in the context of a change of business, including a merger or acquisition.
In the event that WeGoBusiness is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we may transfer or assign the information that we have collected from Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
We may share data when necessary or appropriate to protect WeGoBusiness or others.
WeGoBusiness may disclose information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; to protect WeGoBusiness from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of our Properties; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of WeGoBusiness, our Users, or others.
Limitations on Access to your Personal Information by Employees and Authorized Parties.
WeGoBusiness’s employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to access Personal Information you provide to WeGoBusiness. We may share your Personal Information with third-party service providers, including outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities, but they may only use your Personal Information to provide us with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Where feasible, WeGoBusiness will require our third-party service providers to comply with this Privacy Notice.
Your choice and options in our data collection, use, and transfer
You can choose to not provide us with Personal Information.
You may always decline to share your Personal Information with WeGoBusiness. Registration is not required to access most of our course content and curriculum. If you decline to register, however, WeGoBusiness will not be able to provide to you certain features and functionalities found on our Properties. You may later enable or access those features by providing WeGoBusiness with the necessary Personal Information.
You can edit or delete Personal Information in our records.
We want you to have access to your information, so that you can help keep it as accurate as possible., If you register and provide WeGoBusiness with Personal Information, you may update, correct, or delete your account and information at any time by reviewing your profile information and preferences on your account settings page. Parents can modify or delete Child User accounts. If you experience any difficulties in this process, please contact us as described below.
You can disconnect us from Integrated Services.