We think it’s important for you to understand how cookies and other similar technologies are used by HubLearn and our Vendors. These technologies help HubLearn function, allow us to understand how you use the Services, and have a number of purposes (beyond just advertising) that you can read about in this policy.
In this policy, we’ll refer to HubLearn.com as the “Site” and HL’s mobile applications as the “Apps.” We’ll refer to the Site, the Apps, HL Payments, and our other services collectively as the “Services.” We’ll refer to cookies and similar technologies collectively as “Cookie Technologies.”
Cookies are small data files sent from a server to your web browser. They are stored in your browser’s cache and allow a website or a third party to recognize your browser. There are three primary types of cookies:
Cookies store data about your use, but they are helpful because they allow us to help function and customize your experience. You can configure your desktop or mobile browser’s settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies.
In addition to cookies, there are other similar technologies used by HL and elsewhere on the web or in mobile ecosystems.
HL uses Cookie Technologies to recognize your logged-in state on HL, to understand what purchases members and visitors are interested in, to make HL’s Sites function for you, and to help your browsing experience and use of the Site, Services, and Apps feel more customized. More generally, HL uses Cookie Technologies for the following.
Some cookie and similar technology functions are necessary and vital to ensuring that HL works properly for visitors and members, such as maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the Site, authentication and logging into HL (including remembering permissions and consents you have granted), and ensuring the ability to securely complete transactions.
Some technologies are used to remember your account and preferences over time, such as keeping yourself logged in when returning to HL, maintaining your choices on HL features and how you want HL to appear (including keeping track of your preferred language and country), and customizing content based on how you use HL.
Social networks may also work with HL or with you for analytics or for marketing purposes, as discussed below. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences for these social networks and their tools and widgets via your account with the social network.
Some technologies help provide performance data on how the Services are functioning in order to improve HL and the Services, including, for example, data on site and app functionality and speed to help us optimize HL, how the Services are used to help us improve your experience on HL, and detecting and gathering reporting on bugs to help make HL work better.
In addition, HL may employ transient technologies, including cookies or local stored objects, for site performance, experiments, form information, and interactions with the site, and may use temporary, short-term cookies for limited-time site events such as sales and promotions.
The Site employs Google Analytics to help understand how HL is used by its community. For some of the advertising features listed below, like re targeting, data from Google Analytics may be combined with HL’s first-party data and third-party cookies (like Google’s advertising cookies) as permitted by Google’s and HL’s respective policies.
HL partners with third-party service providers that may use various Cookie Technologies to permit us and them to learn about which ads you see and click when you visit HL, the Apps, and affiliated sites or to show you ads on and off HL. These may include things such as:
Some third-party service providers may provide information like demographics, cross-device information, or interest categories from a combination of sources that, while not identifying you personally, permit us to provide you with more relevant and useful advertising. In some cases, this information may have non-marketing performance analytics uses as well.
These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer, mobile device or network device (like an IoT device such as a voice-activated assistant or smart TV), each time you visit HL or other websites and mobile applications based on data like a cookie, your IP address, or device ID, but do not allow access to other personal information from HL. However, these technologies may allow us or a third party to recognize you, either from a single device or across devices, over time. These third parties are required to follow applicable laws, self-regulatory programs, and HL’s data protection rules where applicable. HL does not have control over these third parties, who each have their own privacy policies and privacy practices. HL adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance‘s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.
For audience targeting, HL may share hashed identifiers that represent an email address or name with partners Google and/or Facebook so they can provide HL with audiences interested in specific types of products and services. Google and/or Facebook will only provide this information, and can only identify you, based on their separate policies and agreements with their users. More information is provided in HL’s Cookies and Similar Technologies Disclosures.
The Apps may include third-party application software development kits (“SDKs”) that provide mobile performance and analytics data, bug reporting features, and application program interfaces (“APIs”) to third parties that help provide the Services, for social media functionality, and for marketing and advertising.
Certain Cookie Technologies are employed to make the Site function for its intended purpose, and are provided based on contractual necessity based on your agreement with HL to perform the services you have requested. These include the functions strictly necessary to the service noted above.
You have the ability to control the use of certain Cookie Technologies. You can opt out of third party marketing cookies and similar technologies via the Privacy Settings link available at the bottom of most HL site pages, or via the GDPR Preferences link for users in the European Union and EEA. As noted previously, information on third party privacy policies.
In addition, when you use HL via a browser, you can change your web browser’s settings to reflect your cookie preferences. Each browser is a little different, but usually these settings are under the “options” or “preferences” menu. The links below provide information about cookie settings for the browsers supported by HL:
If you do not wish to have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based advertisements, in addition you may decline to receive interest based ads through TrustE/TrustArc’s preferences manager (or if you are located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not stop you from being served advertisements. You will continue to receive generic advertisements. If you reject or block all cookies in your browser settings, you will not be able to take advantage of HL’s Services as some cookies are necessary for the Site to function properly.
You can learn more about managing your preferences for ads online, particularly for many third-party advertising networks, through resources made available by the Digital Advertising Alliance at https://www.aboutads.info or the Network Advertising Initiative at https://optout.networkadvertising.org.
For Google Analytics Advertising Features, you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.
Both Google and Facebook provide tools to control use of advertising on their respective platforms, including advertising on and with HL. More information can be found in your account settings on the respective platforms, including in Google’s Privacy Center and in Facebook’s Ad Settings.
If you access HL through the Apps, you may also control interest-based advertising on an iOS or Android device by selecting the “Limit Ad Tracking” option in the privacy section of the Settings App on iOS or via advertising preferences on Android-based devices (usually in the Google Settings app). This will not prevent you from seeing advertisements but will limit the use of device advertising identifiers to personalize ads based on your interests.
For third party IoT devices such as voice activated assistants or smart TVs, consult with the manufacturer and/or service provider for the opt out mechanism for their respective devices and services.