Privacy Policy

PED Digital Learning Hub

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Privacy Policy

1. The Mission

Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online. Advance teaching and learning through research.

2. Our story

PED Digital Learning Hub is a trusted platform for education and learning. It is a legally registered educational consulting and advisory company in Ghana with the mission and vision of providing an online world-class practically oriented education that is tailor-made to enhance academic and professional capabilities inherent in everyone. The platform is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world, and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, PED Digital learning hub is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location, and access. Fulfilling the demand for people to learn on their terms, PED Digital Learning Hub is reimagining the possibilities of education, providing the highest-quality, stackable learning experiences including the groundbreaking MicroMasters® programs. Supporting learners at every stage, whether entering the job market, changing fields, seeking promotion, or exploring new interests, PED Digital Learning Hub delivers courses for curious minds on topics ranging from data and computer science and IT to development, software, and communications. PED Digital Learning Hub is where you go to learn.

3. Our Global Learning Community

Our students come from every country in the world! Whether you are interested in IT, Development, Software, Business, or marketing, we have the course for you!

4. Our Difference

We were founded by and continue to be governed by colleges and universities. We are the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source. Open PED Digital Learning Hub is the open-source platform that powers online courses and is freely available. With Open PED Digital Learning Hub, educators and technologists can build learning tools and contribute new features to the platform, creating innovative solutions to benefit students everywhere.

5. Our Impact

We are proud to reflect on the impact that PED Digital Learning Hub and our partner institutions have had on education and learning since our founding in 2020.

Follow along on our journey and see where our movement is going next.

6. How to Become an Instructor or Teach On PED Digital Learning Hub

Top instructors from around the world teach millions of students on PED Digital Learning Hub. We provide the tools and skills to teach what you love.

7. This Privacy

The policy describes the data protection practices of PED Digital Learning Hub

(“PED Digital Learning Hub,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect and use about you when you access or use the website, mobile application, or other online or mobile service that links to or otherwise presents this Privacy Policy to you. We refer to these products and services collectively as the “Services.” Our Policy

8. Information We Collect

We collect information about you through the means discussed below. Please note that we need certain types of information so that we can provide the Services to you. If you do not provide us with such information, or ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use our Services.

(I) Information You Provide to Us

We collect a variety of information that you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information from you through:

The Services you use or processing your orders;

Requests or questions you submit to us via online forms, email, or otherwise;

Your participation in sweepstakes, contests, or surveys;

Any reviews that you submit about the Services;

Account registration and administration of your account;

Uploads or posts to the Services;

Requests for customer support and technical assistance.

Information about you: While parts of the Services may not require you to provide any information that can directly identify you by name (such as if you choose to browse the website without logging in), the specific types of information we collect will depend upon the Services you use, how you use them, and the information you choose to provide. The types of data we collect directly from you include:

Email address

Name, if you choose to provide it

Log-in credentials, if you create an PED Digital Learning Hub account

Billing information, such as shipping address of a gift card recipient, credit or debit card number, verification number, and expiration date

Information about purchases or other transactions with us.

Information about your customer service interactions with us.

Demographic information such as your gender or other information you choose to provide as part of your PED Digital Learning Hub profile.

User-generated content you provide to us, such as when you comment on content on the Services, respond to a survey request, review a class, or participate in the public forums.

Classes in which you enroll

Any other information you choose to directly provide to us in connection with your use of the Services

Information about others: If you request that your purchase be provided to someone other than yourself (such as a gift recipient), we use the information you provide about the other person to fulfill the shipment.

(II) Information We Collect Through Automated Means

When you use our Services, we collect certain information as described in this Section. As discussed further below, we and our service providers (which are third-party companies that work on our behalf) may use a variety of technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.

Websites: When you use our website, we collect and analyze information such as your IP address, browser types, browser language, operating system, software and hardware attributes (including device IDs) referring and exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, pages viewed, and the order of those pages, date and time of use, content watched, total minutes watched error logs, and other similar information about how you use the website.

Mobile Applications: When you use an PED Digital Learning Hub mobile application or software (“app”), we automatically receive certain information about the mobile phone, tablet, or computer used to access the app, including device identifiers, IP address, operating system, version, Internet service provider, browser type, domain name, and other similar information, whether and when you update the app, date and time of use, content watched, total minutes watched error logs and other similar information about how you use the app.

Location Information: When you use the Services, we and our service providers may automatically collect general location information (e.g., IP address, city/state, and or postal code associated with an IP address) from your computer or mobile device.

(III) Information We Collect From Social Media and Other Content Platforms

If you access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in (e.g., through a social network like Facebook or Twitter), you may allow us to have access to and store certain information from your social network profile. This can include your name, gender, profile picture, your “likes” and check-ins, and your list of friends, depending on your settings on such services. If you do not wish to have this information shared, do not use a social networking connection to access the Services. For a description of how social networking sites handle your information, please refer to their privacy policies and terms of use, which may permit you to modify your privacy settings. You may also have the option of posting your Services activities to Social Networking Services when you access content through the Services (for example, you may post to Facebook that you enrolled in a class on the Service); you acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers, and subscribers on any Social Networking Services you have enabled will be able to view such activity.

(IV). Information We Collect from Others

We may receive additional information such as demographic and statistical information from third parties, such as business partners, marketers, researchers, analysts, and other parties that we may attribute to you based on your assignment to certain statistical groups. We use this information to supplement the information that we collect directly from you to derive your possible interests and to provide more relevant experiences for you and improve our products, analytics, and advertising.

9. How We Use Your Information

i) We, or our service providers, use your information for various purposes depending on the types of information we have collected from and about you to:

ii) Complete a purchase or provide the Services you have requested, including invoicing and accounting

iii) Respond to your request for information and provide you with more effective and efficient customer service

iv) Provides you with updates and information about classes in which you have enrolled

v) Contact you by email, postal mail, or phone regarding PED Digital Learning Hub and third-party products, services, surveys, research studies, promotions, special events and other subjects that we think may be of interest to you

vi) Customize the advertising and content you see on the Services

vii) Help us better understand your interests and needs, and improve the Services, including through research and reports, and test and create new products, features, and services

viii) Secure our websites and applications, and resolve app crashes and other issues being reported

ix) Comply with any procedures, laws, and regulations which apply to us where it is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others

x) Establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights where it is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others

Combined Information.

For the purposes discussed in this Privacy Policy, we may combine the information that we collect through the Services with information that we receive from other sources, both online and offline, and use such combined information per this Privacy Policy.

Aggregate/Anonymous Data.

We may aggregate and/or anonymize any information collected through the Services so that such information can no longer be linked to you or your device. We may use such information for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes, and may also share such data with any third parties, including advertisers, promotional partners, and sponsors.

10. Cookies and Similar Technologies

To collect the information in the “Information We Collect through Automated Means” section above, we and our service providers use Internet server logs, cookies, tracking pixels, and other similar tracking technologies. We use these technologies to offer you a more tailored experience in the future, by understanding and remembering your particular browsing preferences. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site that enable us to: (i) recognize your computer; (ii) store your preferences and settings; (iii) understand the web pages of the Services you have visited; (iv) enhance your user experience by delivering and measuring the effectiveness of content and advertising tailored to your interests; (v) perform searches and analytics; and (vi) assist with security and administrative functions. Some cookies are placed in your browser cache while those associated with Flash technologies are stored with your Adobe Flash Player files.

As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather information through other methods. Please note that you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox; or Apple Safari). You can also manage the use of Flash technologies, including flash cookies and local storage objects, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website. Please note that by blocking, disabling, or managing any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings of the Services. For more information about our use of cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

11. Online Analytics and Advertising

  • Analytics

We may use third-party web analytics services (such as those of Google Analytics) on our Services to collect and analyze usage information through cookies and similar tools; engage in auditing, research, or reporting; assist with fraud prevention, and provide certain features to you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here.

If you receive an email from us, we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs to capture data such as when you open our message or click on any links or banners our email contains. This data allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and marketing campaigns.

  • Online Advertising

The Services may integrate third-party advertising technologies that allow for the delivery of relevant content and advertising on the Services, as well as on other websites you visit and other applications you use. The ads may be based on various factors such as the content of the page you are visiting, the information you enter such as your age and gender, your searches, demographic data, user-generated content, and other information we collect from you. These ads may be based on your current activity or your activity over time and across other websites and online services and may be tailored to your interests.

Third parties may also place cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other devices to collect information about you as discussed above. These third parties (e.g., ad networks and ad servers such as Google Analytics, DoubleClick, and others) may also serve tailored ads to you as you use the Internet and Internet-connected applications, and access their cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other devices you use to access the Services to assist in this activity.

We neither have access to nor does this Privacy Policy govern the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on your device you use to access the Services by such non-affiliated third parties. If you are interested in more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, or Your Online Choices to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, visit the Google Ads Settings page. We do not control these opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs. We are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.

Please note that if you exercise the choices above, you will still see advertising when you use the Services, but it will not be tailored to you based on your online behavior over time

  • Notice Concerning Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our website for third-party purposes, and that is why we provide the variety of opt-out mechanisms listed above. However, we do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals. To learn more about Do Not Track, you can do so here.

12. How We Share and Disclose Your Information

PED Digital Learning Hub will share your information in the following ways:

  • Affiliates and Subsidiaries.

We may share information we collect within the Yanka Industries family of companies to deliver products and services to you, ensure a consistent level of service, and enhance our products, services, and customer experience.

  • Service Providers.

We provide access to or share your information with select third parties who perform services on our behalf. They have access to perform these services but are prohibited from using your information for other purposes. They provide a variety of services to us, including billing, sales, marketing, product content and features, advertising, analytics, research, customer service, data storage, security, fraud prevention, payment processing, and legal services.

  • Protection of PED Digital Learning Hub and Others.

By using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that we may access, retain and disclose the information we collect and maintain about you if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, retention, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with legal process (e.g. a subpoena or court order); (b) enforce our Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, or other contracts with you, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; and/or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of PED Digital Learning Hub, its agents and affiliates, its users and/or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, and spam/malware prevention, and similar purposes.

  • Business Transfers.

As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, merge, or partner with other companies. In such transactions (including in contemplation of such transactions), user information may be among the transferred assets. If a portion or all of our assets are sold or transferred to a third-party, customer information (including your email address) would likely be one of the transferred business assets. If such transfer is subject to additional mandatory restrictions under applicable laws, we will comply with such restrictions.

  • Public Forums.

Certain features of our Services make it possible for you to share comments publicly with other users. Any information that you submit through such features is not confidential, and we may use it for any purpose (including in testimonials or other marketing materials). Any information you post openly in these ways will be available to the public at large and potentially accessible through third-party search engines. Accordingly, please take care when using these features.

  • Aggregate/Anonymous Information.

From time to time, we may share Aggregate/Anonymous Information about the use of the Services, such as by publishing a report on usage trends. The sharing of such data is unrestricted.

13. Retention of Your Information

We keep your information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. The length of time for which we retain information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws.

14. How We Protect Your Information

PED Digital Learning Hub takes technical and organizational security measures to protect the information provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any information to PED Digital Learning Hub via the Internet

15. Third-Party Links and Features

The Services contain links to third-party websites such as social media sites, and also contain third-party plug-ins (such as the Facebook “like” button and Twitter “follow” button). If you choose to use these sites or features, you may disclose your information not just to those third-parties, but also to their users and the public more generally depending on how their services function. We are not responsible for the content or practices of those websites or services. The collection, use, and disclosure of your information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third-party websites or services, and not this Privacy Policy. We urge you to read the privacy and security policies of these third-parties

16. Children Privacy

The Services are intended for general audiences and not for children under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have inadvertently collected “personal information from children under the age of 18 without valid parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as possible. We do not knowingly process data of other African residents under the age of 18 without parental consent. If we become aware that we have collected data from other African residents under the age referred to as a minor under their laws without parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as possible. We also comply with other age restrictions and requirements under applicable international laws

17. Data Subject Right and Choices

Depending on your jurisdiction of residence, you may have certain rights for your information.

  • Your Legal Rights

If you would like further information concerning your legal rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below at any time. Your local laws may permit you to request that we:

Provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we hold about you;

Prevent the processing of your information for direct marketing purposes (including any direct marketing processing based on profiling);

Update information that is out of date or incorrect;

Delete certain information which we are holding about you;

Restrict the way that we process and disclose certain of your information;

Transfer your information to a third party provider of services;

Revoke your consent for the processing of your information

We will consider all requests and provide our response within the period stated by applicable law. Please note, however, that certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. We may request you provide us with the information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to your request.

  • Marketing Communications and Sharing

You may instruct us not to use your contact information to contact you by email, postal mail, or phone regarding products, services, promotions, and special events that might appeal to your interests by contacting us using the information below. In commercial email messages, you can also opt-out by following the instructions located at the bottom of such emails. Please note that, regardless of your request, we may still use and share certain information as permitted by applicable law. For example, you may not opt-out of certain operational emails, such as those reflecting our relationship or transactions with you, or important notifications regarding classes in which you are enrolled.

18. International Transfer and Privacy Shield

The information discussed in this Policy is processed in the United States by PED Digital Learning Hub, whose principal office at HN.24 Anum Street. Adenta West. Accra, Ghana

PED Digital Learning Hub complies with all local and international Privacy Shield Framework and the local and international Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the law regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from all persons, respectively. PED Digital Learning Hub has certified to adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, and Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

In compliance with the local and international Privacy Shield, PED Digital Learning Hub commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your data. Local and International citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact PED Digital Learning Hub at contact.expertips@gmail.com PED Digital Learning Hub has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the AU-Ghana and local and international Privacy Shield Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by PED Digital Learning Hub, please visit contact.expertips@gmail.com for more information and to file a complaint. Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel. PED Digital Learning Hub is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the laws of Ghana concerning its compliance with the provisions of the local and international Privacy Shield.

If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from local and international law, please note that you are transferring information to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. As described above, we also may subcontract the processing of your data to, or otherwise share your data with, other members within the PED Digital Learning Hub group of companies, service providers, and business partners in countries other than your country of residence, including Ghana, under applicable law. Such third parties maybe engaged in, among other things, the provision of Services to you, the processing of transactions, and/or the provision of support services. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any such transfer, storage, or use. PED Digital Learning Hub will take reasonable and appropriate steps necessary to ensure that any third party who is acting as a “data processor” under EU and Swiss terminology is processing the personal data we entrust to them in a manner that is consistent with the local and international Privacy Shield Principles. Local and international are potentially liable in cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of local and international individuals received according to the local and international Privacy Shield, respectively.

If applicable, you may make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority in the country where you reside. Alternatively, you may seek a remedy

19. Privacy Notice for Residents

Some Local and international provide state residents with additional privacy rights. Please click here to learn more about such state privacy rules and whether they apply to you

20. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection, and use practices, the features of our Services, or advances in technology. We will make the revised Privacy Policy accessible through the Services, so you should review the Privacy Policy periodically. You can know if the Privacy Policy has changed since the last time you reviewed it by checking the “Date of Last Revision” included at the beginning of the document. If we make a material change to the Policy, you will be provided with appropriate notice following legal requirements. By continuing to use the Services, you are confirming that you have read and understood the latest version of this Privacy Policy

21. Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about PED Digital Learning Hub Privacy Policy or the information practices of the Services.

You may contact us as follows:

HN.24. Annum Street.

Adenta West. Accra Ghana