Last Updated: March 26th, 2015
Data You Provide to Us.
We collect information from you, such as first and last name, gender, e-mail and mailing addresses, professional title, company name, and password when you create an account to log in to our network.
If you order Services on our website or apps, you provide us or our third party payment processor with information necessary to complete the transaction, which may include your name, credit card information, billing information, and shipping information. We also may retain information on your behalf, such as files and messages that you store using your account. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail. When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information. We also collect other types of personal information and demographic information that you provide to us voluntarily.
Data Collected via Technology.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our websites.
“Web beacons” are digital images we use to log information on our websites and in our emails. We use web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We also use web beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails.
“Targeting and Advertising Cookies” are cookies used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
Your cookie choices
- Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from our site via your browser settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it will affect how our Services work.
- You may also render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, certain features of the Services that placed the cookie may not function properly or at all as a result.
- If you do not wish us to track emails we send you, some email services allow you to adjust your display to turn off HTML or disable download of images which should effectively disable our email tracking, or you may unsubscribe from our marketing emails as described above.
- You may opt out of tracking of certain information collected by Google Analytics, one of our analytics providers as discussed above, on the websites by clicking here.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our websites in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use of Your Data
Personal information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. Instructure uses your personal information in the following ways: to create and maintain your account; to identify you as a user in our system; to notate and assign support tickets that you may initiate; to operate, maintain, and improve our Services; to personalize and improve your experience; to send you administrative e-mail; to respond to your comments or inquiries; to send you surveys, promotional communications about our products and services with your permission; to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity; and to make telephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit your feedback with your permission. We may use data which has been de-identified and aggregated data for additional purposes.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described as follows or with your express consent.
U.S—E.U and U.S—Swiss Safe Harbor. Instructure, Inc. complies with the U.S.—E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S.—Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Instructure, Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Instructure’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Dispute Resolution. Instructure, Inc. participates in the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce. As part of our participation in the safe harbor, we have agreed to TRUSTe dispute resolution for disputes relating to our compliance with the Safe Harbor Privacy Framework. If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with the Safe Harbor you should first contact us (as provided above). If contacting us does not resolve your complaint, you may raise your complaint with TRUSTe by Internet here. Please click here for fax and postal mail information. TRUSTe's Dispute Resolution process is only available in English. For human resources data we have agreed to cooperate with Data Protection Authorities.
Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal information with third party service providers for the sole purpose of providing you with the Services that we offer you through our websites. For example, we may share data with service providers who host our websites or provide email services on our behalf.
Educational institution or other Course Provider
We will share your information with the educational institution or organization which is linked to your use of the Services. For example, this would apply:
- If your educational institution uses our Services as a learning management platform and has given you access to the Services; or
- If you are taking a course via the Services, where we will share your registration data and coursework data with the course provider.
We may also share de-identified and aggregated data with others for their own uses.
Social Networking Platforms.
We may allow you to connect and share information with certain social networking platforms (“Social Networking Platforms”) (e.g., a Facebook application). By choosing to use these Social Networking Platforms, you allow Instructure to share information with the Social Networking Platform. For example, you might use an application to publish Instructure related notices on your Facebook wall. If you do not want us to continue to provide your information to the Social Networking Platform, you may change your privacy settings in the Social Networking Platform.
You can also access certain features of our websites using Social Networking Platforms. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name, email address, and other personal information to pre-populate an application.
Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
Changes to Personal Information. You may change some of your personal information in your account by editing your profile within the Service. You can choose to delete your account (and so cancel the Service) through the Services. You may also request changes or deletions by e-mailing us at the e-mail address set forth below. We will respond to your request, when permitted by law, within 30 days. We will take all reasonable steps to correct your personal information. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Security of Your Personal Information. Instructure takes reasonable steps to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, you should know that Instructure cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any content you post while using the Services is at your own risk. If you have any questions about security on our websites or apps, you can contact us at the contact information set forth below.