Last Modified: March 14, 2016
Our Commitment To Privacy
Information You Provide
Except for information automatically collected, 2U collects information from you when you choose to provide it to us. This may include when you request or agree to receive information from us about the Program and programs offered at other schools, provide your information on the Site, or otherwise contact us.
The information we collect may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, your prior education background information (such as your GPA range, level of education, name of prior institution attended and degree earned, if any), and the content of any communications to us.
Information Automatically Collected
We also may collect information about your use of the Site, including the times and dates you access the Site; the areas or pages of the Site that you visit; the amount of time you spend using the Site; the number of times you return to the Site; and whether you open, forward, or click-through emails.
Combination of Information
We may combine the information we receive from and about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through our Site, as well as information collected offline and/or from third party sources, to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve the Site.
In our capacity as a technology service provider to the School, 2U may use the information we collect from and about you:
- To provide information about the Program to you;
- To personalize your experience on the Site (your information helps us better respond to your individual needs);
- To improve the Site (we continually strive to improve the Site based on the information and feedback we receive from you);
- To process specific inquiries that you make of us;
- To send you promotional emails and other updates;
- To protect the security of the Site; and
- As described at the point of collection.
In addition, outside of our capacity as a service provider to the School, 2U may use the information we collect from and about you to provide you with information about online programs we think may be of interest to you.
2U may also share aggregate or anonymous non-personal information with third parties for their marketing or analytics uses.
We contract with third parties to perform functions related to the Site (“Service Providers”). We only provide these Service Providers access to your information to the extent necessary to process your information and/or provide services to 2U. We do not permit Service Providers to use or share your information for other purposes.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of the information we collect from and about Site visitors and users, we have put what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures into place to safeguard and secure that information. The accuracy, safety, and security of your information also depend on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you not share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee our security measures. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.
Links To Other Websites
We may link to or offer some of our services in connection with third party websites or applications, which may have different privacy practices. We are not responsible for the practices of such sites or applications, and we encourage you to read and fully understand their privacy policies.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children under the age of 13 is especially important to us. For that reason, we do not direct the Site to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under 13.
If you do not want 2U to disclose your personal information to third parties (including affiliated third parties which may not share the 2U name) for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt out of such disclosure by contacting us at privacy@2U.com. Please be aware that any limitations that you may place on the disclosure of your personal information may restrict your ability to use the Site in its entirety.
Accessing And Updating Personal Information
We make every effort to provide you with the ability to request that we correct your personal information stored by 2U if it is inaccurate, or delete such information. You may make such a request by emailing us at privacy@2U.com.
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