Privacy & cookies policy

Learn the Web’s privacy & cookie policies. Read and understand the information Learn the Web collects & tracks.

By using Learn the Web, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Definitions

We’re going to use some shorthand to make this easier to read. When we say “site” or “website”, we mean learn-the-web.algonquindesign.ca and the services offered through that site. When we say “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean Learn the Web (Thomas J Bradley), an Ontario business.


Country of origin

Recognize that is website is run by an entity within Canada and that much of the content & data is stored outside of Canadian borders.


Personal information

We do not collect personal information or use any personal information.

Feedback forms

We have two feedback forms: an anonymous course feedback form & a team project reflection form. Both forms are submitted using Formspree.

The anonymous course feedback form collects no personal information. This anonymous information is transmitted for Formspree’s servers and forwarded to our email accounts. This information may be kept in our email accounts for an unknown period of time.

The team reflection feedback form collects only names of you and your team members. This information is transmitted to Formspree servers and forwarded to our email accounts. This information will be retained until final grades for the term are submitted, about two weeks after term end, at which point the information will be deleted from our email accounts.


Security

All communication with the site is sent over HTTPS.

Teacher & TA area

User login information will be provided by one of our administrators. No personal information will be tracked or stored for access to the secure area beyond a username & password.

  • NearlyFreeSpeech — hosts the secure area and the user access information is protected by the host.

  • KeyCDN — holds the downloadable solutions and only allows access with an encryption key provided by the application hosted on NearlyFreeSpeech.


Cookies

We do not store cookies on your computer nor track your movements with analytics.

Third-party cookies

Some external service providers, used by the website, will create cookies on your computer:

These cookies cannot be opted out of and are required for operation of the website.


Analytics

We do not record any analytics about page views or track your movements across pages on a localized server.

Hosting provider server logs

Some of our hosting providers track pieces of data when you access pages:

  • The country the request was received from,
  • The page you requested,
  • The date & time of the request.

These analytics cannot be opted out of and are required by our service providers for operation of the website.

Hosting providers


Stored data

We store information on your computer to track your progress, e.g. remember which pages you visited. This information isn’t transmitted or stored on a server—it’s only available on your own machine.

On your computer only, we store:

  • The topic pages you’ve visited,
  • The statistics on how much you’ve watched the video playlists,
  • Whether to load the custom web fonts or not,
  • Cached versions of the assignments loaded from GitHub.

Clearing your local & session storage will completely remove the information.


Changes to this privacy policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page.

We advise you to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


Contact information

If you have any comments, questions, ideas, or criticism of this document you may contact us.

Thomas J Bradley
bradlet@algonquincollege.com
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Or better yet, you can contribute a commit on GitHub!


Effective date: August 31, 2018