Effective Date: As of June 26, 2009


NBC Learn is a service offered to you by NBC News, a division of NBCUniversal Media, LLC. ("NBCU," "we" or "our" or "us"). NBC Learn (the "Service") is located at https://www.nbclearn.com/. NBC Learn is a Service designed for high school or college students, parents, teachers and school administrators. In order to operate the Service, we collect certain information. Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we collect, what we do with it, with whom we share it, and how you can correct or change such information. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy carefully, especially before providing any personal data through the Service. This Service is operated in and controlled from the United States of America. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, or if you wish to unsubscribe from services for which you have previously registered, please contact us at contactus@nbclearn.com or at the address at the end of this policy.


  1. Types of Information Collected
    • Personal Data
    • Aggregate and Anonymous Data
  2. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies
  3. Our Use of Your Information
  4. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
    • Disclosure to Affiliates
    • Disclosure to Third Parties
    • Disclosure to Others
  5. Third Party Advertising and Links to Other Sites
  6. Your Choice
  7. Access and Correction
  8. Children and Privacy
  9. Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Blogs and Other User Forums
  10. Data Security
  11. Exclusions
  12. Other Terms and Conditions
  13. Site Location
  14. Changes to this Privacy Policy
  15. Contacting NBC Learn Regarding Your Privacy
  1. 1. Types of Information Collected

    Personal Data: Personally Identifiable Information ("Personal Data") is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as your name, email address, home address, phone number and credit card information. This Service collects Personal Data when you interact with the Service for example when you register and as you interact with the various materials provided by the Service, create profiles or share information; take tests; respond to research related questions, polls or surveys; or seek help from our customer service department. The Service also may offer other chances to interact, including offering services or materials for purchase online or offline or wireless services via your cell phone or other wireless devices ("Other Services"). Because providing detailed information regarding our privacy policy when you register or provide information in connection with these Other Services often proves impractical, you may instead be provided with a short notice that reminds you to refer to this Privacy Policy and other relevant information from us. We may also obtain Personal Data from reputable third parties, including our research partners, and other people who interact with the Service, such as teachers or school administrators.

    Aggregate and Anonymous Data: Aggregate and anonymous data is information that does not identify you specifically including data collected automatically through the operation of the Service ("AA Data"). We may collect usage data (such as which pages of the Service you visit and in what sequence) through the use of various technologies. For example, we collect IP addresses from individuals who visit the Service. Your IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from a website, its servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to any Personal Data, so although your session will be logged, you will remain anonymous to us. We may also collect password information from you when you log in, as well as computer and connection information such as browser type or version. During some visits, we may use software tools, such as Javascript, to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, time spent on certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.

  2. 2. Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

    Like many providers of internet services, we use "cookies" or other similar technologies to collect AA Data. A cookie is a small data file that writes to your hard drive for record keeping purposes when you visit the Service. Cookies allow the Service to measure traffic activity on the Service and to improve your user experience, for example by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, allowing you to visit "member only" portions of the Service without re-registering, and tracking the progress and number of entries in activities that require registration or entry, such as sweepstakes. Similarly, if you have asked us to send you information about upcoming products and promotions, using cookies we collect information about which pages of the Service you have visited and in what order ("Clickstream Data") that may allow us to narrow or limit the materials provided to you based on your prior online activities or preferences. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent, but it is possible that some parts of the Service will not function properly if you do so.

    Cookies and similar tools may be used to relate your use of the Service and AA Data to Personal Data obtained from you. If any AA Data is linked with Personal Data, the linked AA Data will then be treated as Personal Data.

  3. 3. Our Use of Your Data

    Personal Data: We will use your Personal Data for the purposes for which it was provided, to provide you with the Service. We may also use your Personal Data to provide you with information about features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. If you have consented, we may share your Personal Data with partners who are doing research related to the Service. Under certain circumstances we may post your Personal Data. We will notify you of this possibility when you provide the Personal Data and, if possible, when the Personal Data is posted.

    Cookies and similar tools may be used to relate your use of the Service and AA Data to Personal Data obtained from you. If any AA Data is linked with Personal Data, the linked AA Data will then be treated as Personal Data.

    AA Data: We may also use Personal Data in aggregate form for purposes of research or analysis. In order to better understand and serve the users of the Service, NBCU often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on Personal Data we gather. Although this aggregated data may be based in part on Personal Data, it does not identify you personally. NBCU may share this type of AA Data with a variety of third parties, including its affiliates, agents, research partners and current and prospective business partners.

    We may use AA Data collected from the Service for administration, advertising and promotional purposes, and we may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. For example, IP addresses are used for the purposes of system administration and to provide AA Data to advertisers about the volume of use on the Service, and Clickstream Data and demographic AA Data may be shared with our advertisers and business partners. We may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess technology that allows the Service to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive. This data (including Clickstream Data about your activities on the Service) may be shared with these companies for this purpose.

  4. 4. Disclosure of Personal Data

    Disclosure to Third Parties: NBC Learn will disclose your personal data to the following third parties:

    • For business related functions: NBC Learn, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf such as hosting specific portions of the Service, maintaining databases, administering contests, providing wireless services, mailing information and processing payments. When we employ a third party to perform these functions, that third party will only be provided with the particular Personal Data it needs to perform its function, and is required to protect the Personal Data.
    • With Teachers and Research Partners: NBC Learn works in collaboration with teachers and schools. If you have signed up with NBC Learn through your school, teachers and administrators from that school will have access to Personal Data about you, including the results of tests or scores that are taken on NBC Learn. NBC Learn also conducts research with MIT to measure NBC Learn's results and improve the Service. If you have agreed to participate in the study, solely for the purposes of that research, Personal Data regarding you is shared with MIT. In the future, NBC Learn may enter into agreements with other research partners relating to the Service. If we do, we will seek your consent to share Personal Data with those research partners at that time.
    • Promotional Offers: With your consent, we may also share Personal Data with pre-screened third parties for their marketing or promotional purposes. We will provide you with an opportunity to elect or decline these services or opportunities (see "Your Choices" below). In the event you have elected to "unsubscribe" from any of our services, we will share your Personal Data with third parties with whom we jointly offer such services solely to the extent necessary to ensure that your request not to receive such communications is honored. In addition, for third-party sponsored sweepstakes, contests or promotions, we may request Personal Data from you that may be shared with the sponsor upon request.

    Disclosure to Others: In addition, we may disclose Personal Data without providing you with a choice under the following limited circumstances to: (1) protect the legal rights, privacy or safety of NBCU or its subsidiaries, affiliates or its or their employees, agents and contractors; (2) protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites or other properties; (3) protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes; (4) respond to inquiries or requests from public authorities; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; (6) enforce our Terms of Service; or (7) comply with the law or legal process.

    If NBCU sells all or part of this Service or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may, in our sole discretion, transfer, sell or assign your Personal Data to a third party as part of or in connection with that transaction. Upon such transfer, the Privacy Policy of the acquiring entity will govern the further use of your Personal Data.

  5. 5. Third-Party Advertising and Links to Other Sites

    This Service may include third-party advertising. These third parties' websites and advertisers, or the Internet advertising companies that work on their behalf, may use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on the Service directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, Javascript, Pixel Tags and other technologies to deliver advertisements, collect information about the effectiveness of their advertisements, and to collect anonymous information about your visits to the Site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other Personal Data). For more information about these specialized cookies and other technologies, and how to "opt out" of information collection by these companies, we suggest you visit https://doubleclick.net/privacy_policy or https://networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.

    Please note that this Service may contain links to other sites that will not follow the same Privacy Policy as the Service. For instance, clicking on an advertisement or on links or other elements on the Service may take you to an entirely different site. Links to other sites may use our Service logo or style as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you and may collect data and make use of that data in ways that this Service would not. Once you've left this Service, this Privacy Policy will no longer apply to Personal Data or any other data collected from or provided by you. You should check the applicable privacy policy to determine how that site will handle such data.

  6. 6. Your Choice

    If you have previously provided Personal Data to the Service and are receiving emails or other communications from the Service and you do not want to receive such emails, please discontinue your subscriptions by selecting the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any message, visiting the "Settings" section of the Service or contacting us at: contactus@nbclearn.com. If you ask that we stop using your Personal Data, we will honor that request. However, you may not be able to continue to utilize some or all of the Service. If you unsubscribe from the Service, we will retain records of your Personal Data as needed in order to comply with applicable federal, state, or local law.

  7. 7. Access and Correction

    If you would like to review, correct or change the Personal Data that you have previously provided us, please go to "Settings" section of the Service and follow the appropriate instructions or contact us at contactus@nbclearn.com. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession.

  8. 8. Children and Privacy

    We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. At various places on the Service or Other Services, we may ask users for their age. By using the Service or Other Services you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age. Children under the age of 13 years of age are expressly prohibited from registering, submitting or posting any Personal Data on the Service or Other Services.

  9. 9. Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Blogs and Other User Forums

    Please remember that information posted to message boards, chat rooms, blogs and other user forums becomes public information. Use caution when posting. Individuals under the age of 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifiable information when participating in any area of the Site where postings might become public. Please see our Terms of Service for the standards of behavior that must be followed when using these portions of the Site or Other Services.

  10. 10. Data Security Disclaimer

    NBCU takes reasonable security precautions to secure the Personal Data that you choose to provide against the loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access of such information. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of NBCU to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Data you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem by contacting us at contactus@nbclearn.com.

  11. 11. Exclusions

    This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to NBC Learn on or through this Service or Other Services. Please see our Terms of Service for our policies regarding such Unsolicited Information. All such Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and NBC Learn shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.

  12. 12. Other Terms and Conditions

    Your access to and use of this Service or Other Services is subject to the Terms of Service.

  13. 13. Applicable Law

    We control and operate this Service from the United States. The Service is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Please note that we do not represent or warrant that the Service is appropriate for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Service do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.

  14. 14. Changes to this Privacy Policy

    From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives, changes in the law or technology, or changes in our practices regarding information collection and use. If we make revisions to the way we collect or use Personal Data, we may provide notice of those changes by either: (1) announcing the change on the home page of the Service or (2) taking such other action as we deem appropriate under the circumstances, including without limitation, posting the revised draft of this Privacy Policy on the Service. You can determine when this Privacy Policy was last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend at the top of this page. Any changes to this policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Internet, accessible through the Service. By continuing to use the Service following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, in whole or in part, please do not continue using this Service.

  15. 15. Contacting NBC Learn Regarding Your Privacy

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, Personal Data gathered by this Service or Other Services, or about the operation of this Service or Other Services, or if you wish to unsubscribe from the Service or Other Services, please contact us at contactus@nbclearn.com, or at the address listed below.

    NBC Learn Customer Service
    c/o NBC News Administration
    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10112