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Learn more about certain rights and practices we describe in our Lynda.com Privacy Policy

Introduction – Cross-border Data Transfers

The Lynda.com Services require data to flow from the European Union (EU) to the United States (US) and back. To help ensure an adequate level of protection for EU personal data when it is transferred outside the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation mandate that such transfers take place using certain legal mechanisms described in this EU Data Protection Unit FAQ.

We use European Commission-approved Standard Contractual Clauses as a legal mechanism for data transfers from the EU. Learn more about the Standard Contractual Clauses adopted by the EU Commission. As explained in the EU Data Protection Unit FAQ, these clauses are contractual commitments between companies transferring personal data (for example, from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company or its customers to LinkedIn Corporation), binding them to protect the privacy and security of the data. LinkedIn companies accordingly adopted Standard Contractual Clauses so that the data flows necessary to provide, maintain, and develop our services take place legally

Note: Lynda.com's data centers storing personal data are currently located in the US.

Section 6 – Lynda.com Deletion Practices

The following are Lynda.com’s current practices regarding deletion of consumer account data.

  • If your Lynda.com subscription lapses (you stop paying for it), we will keep your personal data for up to two years after the subscription term ends (subject to some exceptions set forth in the Lynda.com Privacy Policy and potential sunseting of lynda.com described below). If you decide to re-subscribe during this period your data is retained, you may be able to pick up where you left off and see your learning course viewing history (subject to potential sunseting of lynda.com described below).
  • If you choose to close your Lynda.com account (which is different than ending a subscription), we will delete your personal data after cancellation (subject to some exceptions set forth in the Lynda.com Privacy Policy), usually within sixty days.
  • If (and when) we sunset Lynda.com, we plan to delete your learning history and other data for your privacy, and you will no longer have access to your learning history and other data once deleted. However, during the sunset process, your data may be retained beyond the standard periods to extend your access prior to deletion.

Section 8 – Lawful Bases for Processing Data

Where we process data based on consent, we will ask for your explicit consent. Where we rely on contract, we will ask that you agree to the processing of personal data that is necessary for entering into or the performance of your contract with us.

We may process your personal data for the purposes of our legitimate interests or for the legitimate interests of third parties (e.g., your employer or company), provided that such processing shall not outweigh your rights and freedoms. For example, we may process your personal data to:

  • Protect you, us or others from threats (such as security threats or fraud);
  • Comply with laws that apply to us;
  • Enable or administer our business, such as for quality control, consolidated reporting, and customer service;
  • Manage corporate transactions, such as mergers or acquisitions;
  • Understand and improve our business or customer relationships generally.
  • Notify you of changes in the Service.

Section 16 – Additional Rights of Residents in Designated Countries

If you are a resident of one of the Designated Countries you have the right to file a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, whose contact details can be found here.

Lynda.com California Consumer Privacy Act Notice

Effective January 1, 2020

This notice describes the rights of Californians under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA requires businesses like Lynda.com, that receive information from more than fifty thousand California consumers, to provide certain information to them. We fully describe our practices regarding Lynda.com in our Lynda.com Privacy Policy, but use this separate notice to ensure that we meet the CCPA’s requirements. This notice contains the following four parts: 

  • We Do Not Sell Your Personal Information
  • Your CCPA Rights  
  • The CCPA Categories of Personal Information We Collect and the Sources
  • The CCPA Categories of Personal Information We Share for a “Business Purpose”

1. We Do Not Sell Your Personal Information


The CCPA requires us to disclose whether we sell your personal information. We do not sell your personal information. 

 
2. Your Rights Under the CCPA


The CCPA provides Californians with the following rights: 

2.1 Requests for Information

You (or your authorized agent) can request a copy of your personal information by submitting a ticket to our support team here. Under the CCPA, you can also request that we disclose how we have collected, used, and shared your personal information over the past 12 months, including the categories of personal information we collected and our purposes for doing so; the categories of sources for that information; the categories of third parties with whom we shared it for a business purpose and our purposes for doing so. Companies that sell personal information (we do not) must make additional disclosures.

 

2.2 Your Right to Opt Out of Sales

We do not sell personal information, so we don’t have an opt out.

 

2.3 Your Right to Notification

Under the CCPA, a business like Lynda.com cannot collect new categories of personal information or use them for materially different purposes without first notifying you. 

 

2.4 Nondiscrimination for exercising your CCPA Rights

The CCPA prohibits businesses from discriminating against you for exercising your rights under the law. Such discrimination may include denying services, charging different prices or rates for services, providing a different level or quality of services, or suggesting that you will receive a different level or quality of goods or services as a result of exercising your rights.  

 

2.5 Your Right to Delete Personal Information 

Like all of our members, you can request that we delete your personal information by closing your Lynda.com account. You also can request that we delete specific categories of personal information by submitting a ticket to our support team here. We honor such requests, unless an exception applies, such as when the information is necessary to complete the transaction or contract for which it was collected or when it is being used to detect, prevent, or investigate security incidents, comply with laws, identify and repair bugs or ensure another consumer’s ability to exercise their free speech rights or other rights provided by law.

 
3. The CCPA Categories of Personal Information We Collect and the Sources 


Our
Privacy Policy describes the information we collect and its sources. This notice organizes that information around the personal information categories set forth in the CCPA.

CCPA Personal Information Category

Sources of this Information

Identifiers (e.g., real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers) 

Information you provide to us directly or through your interactions with our Services (as defined in our Privacy Policy)


Information from our customers

Commercial information (e.g., information regarding products or services purchased, obtained, or considered) 

Information you provide to us (e.g., to pay for a subscription)



Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interactions with our Services) 

Your interactions with our Services (e.g., learning activity)



Geolocation Data

Information you provide to us directly or, to the extent that IP addresses may be considered geo-location data, through your interactions with our Services, as explained in Section 1 of the Privacy Policy

Professional or Employment Related Information

Information you provide to us directly


Information from our customers 

Inferences 

Information you provide to us directly or through your interactions with our Services (e.g., categories of courses you may be interested in)

Personal information described in Cal. Civ. Code §1798.80(e) (such as name, address, telephone number,  education, employment history, credit card or debit card number) 

Information you provide to us directly


Information from our customers

 

We use this personal information for the purposes outlined in Section 3 of our Privacy Policy. 

4. The CCPA Categories of Personal Information We Share for a “Business Purpose”


While we do not sell your personal information, we may share it to support our own operational purposes in providing Services to you, as described in our
Privacy Policy. These operational purposes, known as “business purposes” under the CCPA, are described below. In addition, we may share personal information at your direction.

4.1 Auditing Interactions 

We may share the types of personal information listed in Section 3 with partners, service providers and related companies, in order to audit interactions and transactions, such as information used for instructor royalty calculation. 

4.2 Security Purposes

In order to secure our Services, including to detect, prevent and investigate security incidents or violations of our policies or applicable laws, we may share the types of personal information listed in Section 3 with with our partners, service providers, law enforcement and related companies.

4.3 Service Improvements

In order to improve our Services (such as to identify bugs, repair errors or ensure that services function as intended) or conduct internal research and analysis to improve our technology, we may share the types of personal information listed in Section 3 with our partners, service providers and related companies.

4.4 Service Providers and Other Notified Purposes

We may share the types of personal information listed in Section 3 with Service Providers, as defined by the CCPA, in order to have them perform services specified by a written contract or with others for a notified purpose permitted by the CCPA (e.g., to respond to law enforcement requests).

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