General Terms of Use

 (last updated: 1st December 2021)


Please read these terms of use carefully. By accessing and using the website you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use. If you do not accept these terms of use then you must not continue to use the website.




Our mission is to facilitate connections between course authors and learners in a user friendly platform.  We aim to connect learner and author in an efficient manner where geography is not a barrier.  We hope that our service will enable anyone to gain access to a variety of services at a time that suits them.


We will listen to you.  Our Platform is the product of what you (the users) prefer and find most convenient when using our service


We respect your opinions.  We provide uncensored accounts of your experiences and thus help you to contribute to the community feedback





These terms and conditions, as may be amended from time to time, apply to all our services directly or indirectly (through distributors) made available online, through any mobile device, by email or by telephone. By accessing, browsing and using our (mobile) website or any of our applications through whatever platform (hereafter collectively referred to as the "Platform") and/or by enrolling on an eCourse, you acknowledge and agree to have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions set out below (including the privacy statement).


These pages, the content and infrastructure of these pages, and the online enrolment service provided by us on these pages and through the website are owned, operated and provided by and are provided for your personal, non-commercial use only, subject to the terms and conditions set out below.  Commercial organisations / entities, are not precluded from using, but do require specific prior permission from us.  This is to ensure high quality, learner centred content, that will benefit the whole community.





"", "us", "we" or "our" means the group.  "Platform" means the (mobile) website / app on which the Service is made available, owned, controlled, managed, maintained and/or hosted by "Session" means the products and services offered by


"Author" means the creator of eCourse information / content (e.g. written information, videos, images, blog, discussion forum), and any other service or related product as is from time to time available on the Platform.


"Learner" means any individual or individuals or groups using to gain access to author content.


"User" comprises the groups of ‘Author’ and ‘Learner’ and thus comprises all those accessing the Platform.


"Enrolment" applies to any eCourse taken / booked through





Our mission is to facilitate connections between educators (authors) and learners, in a user friendly platform.  To fulfil our mission, we provide the products and services described below to you: 


4.1 Provide a tailored experience for you

You are in control of which eCourses you enrol on.  You can cancel your enrolment at any time.


4.2 Monitor your experience / progress

Because everyone’s experience is specific to them, you are able to track your progress in any of the quizzes taken, as well as accessing enrolment certificates for courses you are enrolled on.  This helps you see whether you are attaining the goals you want.  You are in control and can make changes that best suit you.


4.3 Help you discover content and services that interests

There are no adverts on but you can browse and search eCourses and authors to find a wide array of content. Because the eCourses are remote, you can try out various eCourses without having to invest the time and money to physically visit them.  You can also access the eCourses at a time that suits you.


4.4 Combat harmful conduct, and protect and support our users

We want to provide a safe environment for both learners and authors. If we learn of content or conduct that constitutes harmful or abusive conduct towards others, we will take appropriate action – for example, offering help, removing content, disabling an account or contacting law enforcement.


4.5 Research ways to make our services better

We engage in research to develop, test and improve our service. This includes analysing the data we have about our learners and authors and understanding how people use our services, for example by conducting surveys and testing and troubleshooting new features. Our policies explain how we use data to support this research for the purposes of developing and improving our services.


4.6 Be able to connect you with educators and organisations that you care about

We help you find and connect with eCourses that matter to you.  We may use the data that we have to make suggestions for you and others – for example, forums to join, eCourses to enrol on.  We believe that our services are most useful when people are connected to people, groups and organisations that they care about.





5.1 How our services are funded

We think it important that there are no costs to join Furthermore we consider it vital that you have a user friendly experience without being bombarded with advertisement.  Our services are free to individual authors and learners, however some commercial organisations who produce an online course may provide payment to help support the website for the benefit of all.


5.2 Enrolments

There is no charge to enrol on a course.





6.1 Who can use
When people stand behind their opinions and actions, our community is safer and more accountable. For this reason, you must: 

    • use the same name that you use in everyday life to sign-up (a nickname / username can be set);
    • provide accurate information about yourself;
    • not share your password, give access to your account to others, or transfer your account to anyone else (without our permission).


6.2 Who cannot use

We try to make broadly available to everyone, but you cannot use if: 

    • You are under 16 years old;
    • You are a convicted sex offender;
    • We've previously disabled your account for breaches of our Terms or Policies;
    • You are prohibited from receiving our products, services or software under applicable laws;
    • Commercial organisations, without the specific prior permission of


6.3 What you can share and do on
We want people to use to express themselves and to share content that is important to them, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others or the integrity of our community. You therefore agree not to engage in the conduct described below (or to facilitate or support others in doing so).


6.4 What you cannot share and do on
You may not use our services to do or share anything: 

  • That breaches these Terms, our Community Standards and any other terms and policies that apply to your use of
  • That is unlawful, misleading, discriminatory or fraudulent.
  • That infringes or breaches someone else's rights, including their intellectual property rights.
  • You may not upload viruses or malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the proper working or appearance of our services.
  • You may not access or collect data from our services using automated means (without our prior permission) or attempt to access data that you do not have permission to access.


We can remove or block content that is in breach of these provisions.  We can also block users / learners / authors who have breached our terms.  If we decide to block you as an author, your course material may still be visible to those people who have enrolled on your courses for a period of up to 12months, although new learners will not be able to enrol.


If we remove content that you have shared for breach of our Community Standards, we'll let you know and explain any options that you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly breach these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, or systems; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons. 


To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe breaches your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies. You can report concerns by using the ‘Report concerns about this eCourse’ button, or by contacting us using our ‘Contact’ page.





We need certain permissions from you to provide our services.  These are outlined below.


7.1 Permission to use content that you create and share

Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws.


You own the intellectual property rights (things such as copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.  However, to provide our services, we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘licence') to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our services.  Specifically, when you share, post or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free and worldwide licence to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate and create derivative works of your content. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on, you give us permission to store, copy and share it with others, such as service providers that support our service.  This licence will end when your content is deleted from our systems.


7.2 Permission to remove content

You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account.  When you delete content, it may still be visible to users who have enrolled on your eCourses.  Once the enrolment finishes it will no longer be visible to other users, however, it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:

  • Immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations (if you are concerned that content may breach copyright or have other reasons that content needs to be urgently removed then please get in contact with Atlantic Courses on the contact provided); 
  • Your content has been used by others in accordance with this licence and they have not deleted it (in which case, this licence will continue to apply until that content is deleted); or
  • Where immediate deletion would restrict our ability to:
    • Investigate or identify illegal activity or breaches of our Terms and Policies (for example, to identify or investigate misuse of our Products or systems);
    • Comply with a legal obligation, such as the preservation of evidence; or 
    • Comply with a request of a judicial or administrative authority, law enforcement or a government agency; in which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis). 


7.3 Permission to use your name, profile picture and information about your actions with ads and sponsored content

You give us permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions that you have taken on next to or in connection with ads, offers and other sponsored content that we display, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show a new eCourse that you have created.


7.4 Limits on using our intellectual property
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Services (for example, images, designs, videos or sounds that we provide, which you add to content that you create or share on, we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or similar marks) as expressly permitted by with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source licence) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us. 





8.1 Inappropriate content

While it is important that Authors are free to create an information resource for their Learners, and for Learners to be able to share their experiences and views, it is also important that is a safe and enjoyable community.


8.1.1 Hate speech

Hate speech is not allowed on because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion, and in some cases, may promote real-world violence. 


We define hate speech as a direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics – race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity and serious disease or disability. We also provide some protections for immigration status. We define "attack" as violent or dehumanising speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation.


Sometimes people share content containing someone else's hate speech for the purpose of raising awareness or educating others. In some cases, words or terms that might otherwise violate our standards are used self-referentially or in an empowering way.  In all of these cases, we allow the content but expect people to clearly indicate their intent, which helps us better understand why they shared it. Where the intention is unclear, we may remove the content.


We allow humour and social commentary related to these topics. In addition, we believe that people are more responsible when they share this kind of commentary using their authentic identity.


8.1.2 Violence and graphic content.

We remove content that glorifies violence or celebrates the suffering or humiliation of others because it may create an environment that discourages participation. We allow graphic content (with some limitations) to help people raise awareness about issues. We know that people value the ability to discuss important issues such as human rights abuses or acts of terrorism. We also know that people have different sensitivities with regard to graphic and violent content. For that reason, we ask eCourse Authors to add a warning to especially graphic or violent content (e.g. graphic surgical procedures) so that people are aware of the graphic or violent nature before they click to see it.


8.2 Permission, licences, copyright

Providers are responsible for all content they display, including obtaining any permissions, licences, and relevant copyright for third-party material used. is not responsible or liable for any third party content or for the accuracy of any content displayed by Authors or comments made by Learners. is further not responsible or liable for any injury or other adverse event caused to users through advice or information given to them by Authors or other Users.


8.3 Intellectual property rights

Unless stated otherwise, the software required for our services, or available at or used by our Platform, and the intellectual property rights (including the copyrights) of the contents and information of and material on, our Platform are owned by or it’s eCourse Authors. exclusively retains ownership of all rights, title and interest in and to (all intellectual property rights of) the look and feel (including infrastructure) of the Platform on which the service is made available (including the guest reviews and translated content) and you are not entitled to copy, scrape, (hyper- /deep) link to, publish, promote, market, integrate, utilise, combine or otherwise use the content (including any translations thereof and the guest reviews) or our brand without our express written permission. To the extent that you would (wholly or partly) use or combine our (translated) content (including guest reviews) or would otherwise own any intellectual property rights in the Platform or any (translated) content or guest reviews, you hereby assign, transfer and set over all such intellectual property rights to Any unlawful use or any of the aforementioned actions or behaviour will constitute a material infringement of our intellectual property rights (including copyright and database right).


eCourse authors retain copyright over their material.  They have control over their content, although where learners are enrolled on eCourses, the eCourse cannot be removed until the enrolment period is over.  Authors can however prevent further learners from enrolling.


8.4 Content security

Atlantic courses takes precautions to prevent the loss of data uploaded onto (for example images, documents, audio files, video links, and slideshow files) and created on (for example quizzes, profile content, course description content, questions & answers), or by (for example ratings, questions, past quiz scores) the site.  However Atlantic courses takes no responsibility for loss of such data and it is up to the user / learner / author to ensure suitable back-ups are available in the event that data is lost or corrupted on the website servers.





9.1. Sign-up

Users are required to agree to the terms and conditions of in order to sign-up.  Once signed up, Users can gain access to Author content through enrolment on courses.


9.2 Account suspension or termination

We want to be a place where people feel welcome and safe. 


If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons. 


Where we take such action, we'll let you know and explain any options you have to request a review, unless doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons. 


If you think that we have disabled your account by mistake then please get ion contact with us using the ‘Contact’ page of


If you delete, or we disable your account, content you have created may still be visible as outlined above. is entitled to terminate their relationship with Users for whatever reason.


Users may terminate their relationship with by deleting their account


Course Authors may terminate their relationship with by deleting their account once the Learners enrolled on their courses has reached zero. Course authors can stop additional Learners enrolling at any time.


9.3 Deactivation

Users may delete their account at any point.  On doing so they will no longer have access to their account information, or any saved progress or other information saved to their account.  Their enrolments will terminate with immediate effect.  It will not be possible to reinstate their account but they may create a new account provided account deactivation was not connected to any inappropriate account use.


Course authors may deactivate their account once they have no users enrolled.  If they deactivate their account while users are still enrolled on their eCourses, then those eCourses with enrolled users will remain open until enrolment finishes at 12months or less from the time of enrolment.





The default setting of the ranking of providers on our Platform is created through a complex ever changing and evolving system (algorithm) that considers a multitude of criteria in order to match searchers and eCourses in an optimal way. The actual ranking will be different for each eCourse / Author and for each search as there are many criteria included, for example the eCourse content, or specific Author attributes.


eCourse star rating displayed on is not determined by The Learners determine the eCourse star rating.  Only Learners enrolled on a course will be invited by to comment on their experience. The completed review (including submitted rating) may be (a) uploaded onto the relevant Course information page on our Platform for the sole purpose of informing (future) Users of their opinion of the service, and (b) (wholly or partly) used and placed by at its sole discretion (e.g. for marketing, promotion, or improvement of our service) on our Platform or such social media platforms, newsletters, special promotions, apps, or other channels owned, hosted, used, or controlled by and our business partners. In order to offer and maintain recent (and therefore relevant) reviews, we may enable reviews to only be submitted within a limited period of time after enrolment and it may be that each review is only available for a limited period of time after posting. The default ranking of the reviews is by date of submission relative to a few additional criteria (e.g. language, reviews with comments). does allow the eCourse Author to respond to a review. We reserve the right to adjust, refuse, or remove reviews at our sole discretion insofar as it violates our review policy. does not compensate or otherwise reward a customer for completing a review. The Learner review should be regarded as a survey and does not include any (further commercial) offers, invitations, or incentives whatsoever. undertakes to use its best efforts to monitor and remove reviews that include obscenities or other inappropriate content. will not accept reviews which include:

  • Profanity, sexually explicit, hate speech, discriminatory, threats, violence, personal attack towards the staff
  • Promotion of illegal activities (e.g. drugs, prostitution)
  • Sites, emails and addresses, phone numbers, cc details
  • Politically sensitive comments





We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between users and between users and us. If a dispute does arise, then please do get in contact with us as soon as possible using the 'Contact' page of the website so that we can help resolve it. 




We use your personal data, such as information about your activity and interests, to improve our service.


We do not sell your personal data.


We don't share information that directly identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us specific permission.





13.1 Updating our Terms
We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. We will only make changes if the provisions are no longer appropriate or if they are incomplete, and only if the changes are reasonable and take due account of your interests. 


We will notify you (for example, by email or through our Products and Services) at least 30 days before we make changes to these Terms and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect, unless the changes are required by law. Once any updated Terms are in effect, you will be bound by them if you continue to use our Products. 


We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be part of the community, you can delete your account at any time. 


13.2 Limits on liability
Nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit our liability for death, personal injury or fraudulent misrepresentation caused by our negligence, or to affect your statutory rights. 


We will exercise professional diligence in providing our Products and Services to you and in keeping a safe, secure and error-free environment. Provided that we have acted with professional diligence, we do not accept responsibility for losses caused by users breaching our Terms; losses that are not reasonably foreseeable by you and us at the time of entering into these Terms; and events beyond our reasonable control. 


13.3 Other
These Terms make up the entire agreement between you and regarding your use of our Platform. They supersede any prior agreements.


If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect. If we fail to enforce any of these Terms, it will not be considered a waiver. Any amendment to or waiver of these Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.


You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else without our consent.


You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name that you use in everyday life). We will inform you in advance if we have to do this and explain why.


We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our Platform. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.


Cookie policy

(last updated: 1st December 2021)



1. INTRODUCTION uses cookies and similar technologies to help provide, protect, and improve the Platform. This policy explains how and why we use these technologies and the choices you have.


A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your device (e.g. your phone or your computer). For example, a cookie could allow us to recognise your browser, while another could store your preferences. There are two types of cookies used on the Platform: (1) “session cookies” and (2) “persistent cookies.” Session cookies normally expire when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser, and can be used again the next time you access the Platform.


We may also use other technologies with similar functionality to cookies, such as web beacons, pixels, mobile identifiers, and tracking URLs, to obtain Log Data.


Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings.





We use these technologies for a number of purposes, such as:

  • To enable you to use and access the Platform and enrolment services.
  • To enable, facilitate and streamline the functioning of and your access to the Platform.
  • To better understand how you navigate through and interact with the Platform and to improve the Platform.
  • To serve you tailored information and / or advertising,
  • To have the option of showing you content (e.g. advertisements) that is more relevant to you.
  • To monitor and analyse the performance, operation, and effectiveness of the Platform and services.
  • To enforce legal agreements that govern use of the Platform.
  • For fraud detection and prevention, trust and safety, and investigations.
  • For purposes of our own customer support, analytics, research, product development, and regulatory compliance.





When you visit our websites we place cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser. Cookies allow us to recognise you when you return. They also help us provide a customised experience and can enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud.


In many cases you can manage cookie preferences and opt-out of having cookies and other data collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your browser. All browsers are different so visit the “help” section of your browser to learn about cookie preferences and other privacy settings that may be available. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies or clear local storage this could affect the features, availability, and functionality of our website.





We may use Flash Cookies, also known as Local Stored Objects, and similar technologies to personalise and enhance your online experience. A Flash cookie is a small data file placed on a computer using Adobe Flash technology. The Adobe Flash Player is an application that allows rapid development of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation.


We may use Flash cookies to personalise and enhance your online experience and to deliver content for Flash players. We may also use Flash cookies for security purposes, to gather certain website metrics and to help remember settings and preferences. Flash cookies are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. To manage Flash cookies, please visit Adobe’s website.


If you disable Flash cookies or other similar technologies, please note that you may not have access to certain content and product features such as your device remembering an eCourse that you viewed during a previous visit.





Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images and small blocks of code placed on website pages, ads, or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you performed a specific action. When you access these pages, or when you open an email, the pixel tags and web beacons let us know you have accessed the web page or opened the email. These tools help us measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.





We collect many different types of information from server logs and other technologies. For example, we collect information about the device you use to access our website, your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located. Our server logs may also record the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices require to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to our website and the website you visit after you leave our site. These tools help us improve user experience and deliver our services.





We may use device-related information to authenticate users. For example, we may use your IP address, browser information, or other data provided by your browser or device to identify the device being used to access our platform. We may also use these device-related techniques for associating you with different devices that you may use to access our content including for fraud-protection purposes and to better target advertising.





We may also allow certain business partners to place these technologies on the Platform. These partners use these technologies to (1) help us analyse how you use the Platform, such as by noting the third party services from which you arrived, (2) market and advertise services to you on the Platform and third party websites, (3) help us detect or prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments, or (4) collect information about your activities on the Platform, other sites, and/or the ads you have clicked on. For example, to help us better understand how people use the Platform, we work with a number of analytics partners, including Google Analytics. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser.


Third parties may also use such tracking technologies to serve ads that they believe are most likely to be of interest to you and measure the effectiveness of their ads both on the Platform and on other websites and online services. Targeting and advertising cookies we use may include Google, and other advertising networks and services we use from time to time. For more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can opt out, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt- out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customise Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. To the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Platform and you opt-out of tailored advertising, you may still receive advertising content. In that case, the advertising content will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of these opt-out links and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of these mechanisms. is not responsible for the Privacy Policies or practices of third party websites accessed through links on our site.





The Platform may use social plugins provided and operated by third parties, such as Facebook’s Like Button. As a result of this, you may send to the third party the information that you are viewing on a certain part of the Platform. If you are not logged into your account with the third party, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are logged in to your account with the third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with the Platform to your account with them. Please refer to the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.





Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar.


Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit the Adobe website and make changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel.


Your mobile device may allow you to control cookies through its settings function. Refer to your device manufacturer’s instructions for more information.


If you choose to decline cookies, some parts of the Platform may not work as intended or may not work at all.





Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated by contacting us using the 'Contact' page on





If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy or our treatment of your personal data, please contact us using the 'Contact' page on


Data Policy

(last updated: 1st December 2021)


This policy describes the information that is collected and processed to support the efficient running of the Platform.






For the efficient and safe running of the Platform, we must process information about you.  This includes:


1.1 Information and content you provide

We collect the content, communications and other information you provide when you use our Products, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content that you provide (e.g. metadata), such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created.


1.2 Networks and connections.

We may collect information about the people, pages, accounts, and groups that you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as authors or eCourses to which you enrol, or groups that you are part of. We may use this data to help you and others find eCourses of interest.


1.3 Your usage.

We collect information about how you use our Platform, such as the types of content that you view or engage with, the features you use, the actions you take, the people or accounts you interact with and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we may log when you're using and have last used our Platform, and what content you view. We also collect information about how you use features within our Platform.


1.4 Things others do and information they provide about you.

We may also receive and analyse content, communications and information that other people provide when they use our Platform. This can include information about feedback on a course, or questions / answers posted.


1.5 Device information.

As described below, we may collect information from and about the computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Platform, and we may combine this information across different devices that you use. For example, we may use information collected about your use of our Platform on your phone to better personalise the content (including advertisements) or features that you see when you use our Products on another device, such as your laptop or tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad that we showed you on your phone on a different device. Information that we may obtain from these devices includes: 

  • Device attributes: information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins.
  • Device operations: information about operations and behaviours performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, or mouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).
  • Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts that you use, and Family Device IDs (or other identifiers).
  • Device signals: Bluetooth signals, information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons and mobile phone masts.
  • Data from device settings: information that you allow us to receive through device settings that you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.
  • Network and connections: information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed and, in some cases, information about other devices that are nearby or on your network, so we can do things such as help you stream a video from your phone to your TV.
  • Cookie data: data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings.


1.6 Information from partners.

Partners receive your data when you visit or use their services, or through third parties that they work with. Partners may pass on some of this information in order to better help to provide the best service to you as possible.  We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing us with any data.





We use the information that we have (subject to choices you make) as described below, and to provide and support the Platform.  We may use the information we have to deliver and improve our service, including to personalise features and content and make suggestions for you (for example eCourses that you may be interested in).


Location-related information: We may use location-related information such as your current location, and where you live to provide, personalise and improve our Products, including advertisements, for you and others. Location-related information can be based on things such as precise device location (if you've allowed us to collect it), IP addresses and information from your and others' profiles


Product research and development: We may use the information we have to develop, test and improve our Products, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features.


Ads and other sponsored content: We may use the information we have about you – including information about your interests, actions and connections – to select and personalise ads, offers and other sponsored content that we show you.


Provide measurement, analytics and other business services: We may use the information we have (including your activity off our Products, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps and services. 


Promote safety, integrity and security: We may use the information that we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Platform, and promote safety and security on and off the Platform. For example, we may use data that we have to investigate suspicious activity or breaches of our Terms or Policies.


Communicate with you: We may use the information that we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Products and let you know about our Policies and Terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.


Research and innovate for social good: We may use the information we have (including from research partners we collaborate with) to conduct and support research and innovation.





Your information is shared with others in the following ways: 


3.1 Sharing / posting questions and replying to them

When you share / post questions or respond to them (answers), other will be able to see what you post.  Such information will be attributed to you.  eCourse authors will also be able to reply to questions.  In some cases only others who have enrolled on a course will see what you have posted, but in other cases such information will be open to anyone using the Platform.  This information may also be seen, accessed, re-shared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Platform.


3.2 Sharing / posting reviews and replying to them

For those Users who are enrolled on an eCourse they will have the opportunity to provide a review rating as well as comments.  eCourse authors will be able to reply to such comments.  This information will be seen by anyone, on or off our Platform, including if they don't have an account. This information may also be seen, accessed, re-shared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Platform.


3.3 Apps, websites and third-party integrations on or using our Products.

When you choose to use third-party apps, websites or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Products, they can receive information about what you post or share.  Information collected by these third-party services is subject to their own terms and policies, not this one. 


3.4 New owner.

If the ownership or control of all or part of our Products or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner. 


3.5 Sharing with third-party partners

We may work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve our Platform but will not sell any of your information to anyone.


We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests.





We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide our services or until your account is deleted – whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things such as the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs.


When you delete your account, we delete your profile, including, elements of any eCourses you have created and any eCourses that you have taken, and you won't be able to recover this information later. Information that exists on others pages such as reviews that you have made, or questions you have posted isn't part of your account and so will not usually be deleted.  Even if you delete your account, information, including eCourses which you have authored will remain visible until those Learners who are enrolled complete their enrolment period.  This is usually 6-12months form time of enrolment.





Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, rectify, port and erase your data. You also have the right to object to and restrict certain processing of your data. This includes: 


  • The right to object to our processing of your data for direct marketing, which you can exercise by contacting us through the 'Contact' page on the Platform.
  • The right to object to our processing of your data where we are performing a task in the public interest or pursuing our legitimate interests or those of a third party.





We will notify you before we make changes to this Policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised Policy before you choose to continue using our Platform. 

Privacy Policy

(last updated: 1st December 2021)




Thank you for using  Your trust is important to us and we’re committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. The information that is shared with us helps us to provide the best possible experience with We are committed to protecting all the personal information we collect and helping ensure that personal information is handled properly.


This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, process, and disclose your personal information, in conjunction with your access to and use of the Platform. This privacy policy describes our privacy practices for the platforms and services.  For additional services which link to it, please read the privacy policy on the applicable site.


When this policy mentions “,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to the group that is responsible for your information under this Privacy Policy (the “Data Controller”).


"Author" means the creator of eCourse information / content (e.g. written information, videos, images, blog, discussion forum), and any other service or related product as is from time to time available on the Platform.


"Learner" means any individual or individuals or groups using to gain access to author content.


‘User’ refers to all those using the website, and includes eCourse Authors and Learners.





There are four general categories of information we collect.


2.1 Information you give to us.

Information that is necessary for the use of the Platform.


We ask for and collect the following personal information about you when you use the Platform. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us and to allow us to comply with our legal obligations. Without it, we may not be able to provide you with all the requested services.


Account information: When you sign up for an Account, we require certain information such as your first name, last name, email address, and date of birth.


Profile and listing information: To use certain features of the Platform (such as enrolling or creating an eCourse listing), we may ask you to provide additional information, which may include your phone number, and a profile picture.


Identity Verification Information: To help create and maintain a trusted environment, we may collect identity verification information (such as images of your government issued ID, passport, national ID card, or driving licence, as permitted by applicable laws) or other authentication information.


Communications with and other Members: When you communicate with or use the Platform to communicate with other Users, we collect information about your communication and any information you choose to provide.


2.2 Information you choose to give us.

You may choose to provide us with additional personal information in order to obtain a better user experience when using Platform. This additional information will be processed based on our legitimate interest or when applicable, your consent.


You may choose to provide additional information as part of your profile (such as gender, location, and a personal description). Some of this information as indicated in your Account settings is part of your public profile page, and will be publicly visible to others.


You may otherwise choose to provide us information when you fill in a form, update or add information to your account, respond to surveys, post to community forums, participate in promotions, communicate with our customer care team, share your experience with us (such as providing feedback), or use other features of the Platform.


2.3 Information we automatically collect from your use of the Platform

When you use the Platform, we automatically collect personal information about the services you use and how you use them. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, to enable us to comply with legal obligations and given our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve the functionalities of the Platform.


Geo-location Information: When you use certain features of the Platform, we may collect information about your precise or approximate location as determined through data such as your IP address or mobile device’s GPS to offer you an improved user experience. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable the use of location services for applications in the device’s settings menu. may also collect this information even when you are not using the app if this connection is enabled through your settings or device permissions.


Usage Information: We collect information about your interactions with the Platform such as the pages or content you view, your searches for Listings, bookings you have made, and other actions on the Platform.


Log Data and Device Information: We automatically collect log data and device information when you access and use the Platform, even if you have not created an Account or logged in. That information includes, among other things: details about how you’ve used the Platform (including if you clicked on links to third party applications), IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information, device event information, unique identifiers, crash data, cookie data, and the pages you’ve viewed or engaged with before or after using the Platform.


Cookies and Similar Technologies: We use cookies and other similar technologies when you use our platform, use our mobile app, or engage with our online ads or email communications. We may collect certain information by automated means using technologies such as cookies, web beacons, pixels, browser analysis tools, server logs, and mobile identifiers. In many cases the information we collect using cookies and other tools is only used in a non-identifiable without reference to personal information. For example, we may use information we collect to better understand website traffic patterns and to optimise our website experience. In some cases we associate the information we collect using cookies and other technology with your personal information. Our business partners may also use these tracking technologies on the Platform or engage others to track your behaviour on our behalf.


Pixels and SDKs: Third parties, including Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our websites and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. For apps, that third parties, including Facebook, may collect or receive information from your app and other apps and use that information to provide measurement services and targeted ads. Users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by updating their Facebook account ad settings.


Do Not Track Signals: While you may disable the usage of cookies through your browser settings, the Platform may not run correctly.


2.4 Information we collect from third parties. may collect information, including personal information, that others provide about you when they use the, or obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the We do not control, supervise or respond for how the third parties providing your information process your Personal Information, and any information request regarding the disclosure of your personal information to us should be directed to such third parties.


Third Party Services: If you link, connect, or login to your account with a third party service (e.g. Google, Facebook, WeChat), the third party service may send us information such as your registration, friends list, and profile information from that service. This information varies and is controlled by that service or as authorised by you via your privacy settings at that service.


Background Information: For users in the United States, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, may obtain reports from public records of criminal convictions or sex offender registrations. For users outside of the United States, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and with your consent where required, may obtain the local version of police, background or registered sex offender checks. We may use your information, including your full name and date of birth, to obtain such reports.


Referrals: If you are invited to, the person who invited you may submit personal information about you such as your email address or other contact information.


Other Sources: To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data or information to help detect fraud and safety issues, from third party service providers and/or partners, and combine it with information we have about you. For example, we may receive background check results (with your consent where required) or fraud warnings from service providers like identity verification services for our fraud prevention and risk assessment reports. We may receive information about you and your activities on and off the Platform through partnerships, or about your experiences and interactions from our partner ad networks.


2.5 Children’s data.

Our websites and applications are not directed to children under 16 and we do not knowingly collect any personal information directly from children under 16. If you believe that we processing the personal information pertaining to a child inappropriately, we take this very seriously and urge you to contact us using the ‘Contact’ page on the website.





We may use, store, and process personal information to (1) provide, understand, improve, and develop the Platform, (2) create and maintain a trusted and safer environment (such as to comply with our legal obligations and ensure compliance with Policies) and (3) provide, personalise, measure, and improve our advertising and marketing.


3.1 Provide, improve, and develop the Platform.

We may use the personal information to provide, improve, and develop the Platform such as to:

  • enable you to access and use the Platform;
  • enable you to communicate with other Users;
  • operate, protect, improve, and optimise the Platform and experience, such as by performing analytics and conducting research;
  • provide customer service;
  • send you service or support messages, updates, security alerts, and account notifications;
  • if you provide us with your contacts’ information, we may process this information: (i) to facilitate your referral invitations, (ii) send your requests for references, (iii) for fraud detection and prevention, and (iv) for any purpose you authorise at the time of collection,
  • to operate, protect, improve, and optimise the Platform and experience, and personalise and customise your experience;
  • we may conduct profiling based on your interactions with the Platform, your search and enrolment history, your profile information and preferences, and other content you submit to the Platform


We process this personal information for these purposes given our legitimate interest in improving the Platform and our Users’ experience with it, and where it is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract with you.


3.2 Create and Maintain a Trusted and Safer Environment.

We may use the personal information to create and maintain a trusted and safer environment such as to:

  • detect and prevent fraud, spam, abuse, security incidents, and other harmful activity;
  • conduct security investigations and risk assessments;
  • verify or authenticate information or identifications provided by you;
  • conduct checks against databases and other information sources, including background or police checks, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and with your consent where required;
  • comply with our legal obligations;
  • resolve any disputes with any of our Users and enforce our agreements with third parties;
  • enforce our Terms of Use and other policies;
  • in connection with the activities above, we may conduct profiling based on your interactions with the Platform, your profile information and other content you submit to the Platform, and information obtained from third parties. In limited cases, automated processes may restrict or suspend access to the Platform if such processes detect activity that we think poses a safety or other risk to the Platform, our community, or third parties. If you challenge the decisioning based on the automated process, please contact us using the 'Contact' page on the website.


We process this personal information for these purposes given our legitimate interest in protecting the Platform, to measure the adequate performance of our contract with you, and to comply with applicable laws.


3.3 Provide, Personalise, Measure, and Improve our Advertising and Marketing.

We may use the personal information to provide, personalise, measure, and improve our advertising and marketing such as to:


  • Send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising, and other information that may be of interest to you based on your preferences (including information about or partner campaigns and services) and social media advertising through social media platforms such as Facebook or Google);
  • Personalise, measure, and improve our advertising;
  • Administer referral programs, rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by or its third party partners;
  • Conduct profiling on your characteristics and preferences (based on the information you provide to us, your interactions with the Platform, information obtained from third parties, and your search and enrolment history) to send you promotional messages, marketing, advertising and other information that we think may be of interest to you.


We will process your personal information for the purposes listed in this section given our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may be of your interest.





4.1 Advertising and social media; sharing with your consent.


Where you have provided consent, we share your information, including personal information, as described at the time of consent, such as when you authorise a third party application or website to access your Account or when you participate in promotional activities conducted by partners or third parties.


Where permissible according to applicable law we may use certain limited personal information about you, such as your email address, to hash it and to share it with social media platforms, such as Facebook or Google, to generate leads, drive traffic to our websites or otherwise promote our products and services or the Platform. These processing activities are based on our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may be if your interest.


The social media platforms with which we may share your personal information are not controlled or supervised by Therefore, any questions regarding how your social media platform service provider processes your personal information should be directed to such provider.


Please note that you may, at any time ask to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes.


4.2 Sharing between Users.

To help facilitate interactions between Users, we may need to share certain information, including personal information, as it is necessary for the adequate performance and function of


4.3 Profiles, listings, and other public information.

The Platform lets you publish information, including personal information, that is visible to the general public.


Based on our legitimate interest to promote the Platform we may display parts of the Platform (e.g. your eCourse page, or your Author profile page).


4.4 Compliance with law, responding to legal requests, preventing harm and protection of our rights. may disclose your information, including personal information, to courts, law enforcement, governmental authorities, tax authorities, or authorised third parties, if and to the extent we are required or permitted to do so by law or if such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with our legal obligations, (ii) to comply with a valid legal request or to respond to claims asserted against, (iii) to respond to a valid legal request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other of our Users to legal liability, (iv) to enforce and administer our Terms of Use, or other agreements with Users, or (v) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of, its employees, its Users, or members of the public. For example, if permitted due to the forgoing circumstances, tax information may be shared with tax authorities or other governmental agencies.


These disclosures may be necessary to comply with our legal obligations, for the protection of your or another person's vital interests or for the purposes of our or a third party’s legitimate interest in keeping the Platform secure, preventing harm or crime, enforcing or defending legal rights, facilitating the collection of taxes and prevention of tax fraud or preventing damage.


Where appropriate, we may notify Users about legal requests unless: (i) providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself, by court order we receive, or by applicable law, or (ii) we believe that providing notice would be futile, ineffective, create a risk of injury or bodily harm to an individual or group, or create or increase a risk of fraud upon’s property, its Users and the Platform. In instances where we comply with legal requests without notice for these reasons, we may attempt to notify that User about the request after the fact where appropriate and where we determine in good faith that we are no longer prevented from doing so.


4.5 Service Providers. uses a variety of third-party service providers to help us provide services related to the Platform. Service providers may be located inside or outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”).


For example, service providers may help us: (i) verify your identity or authenticate your identification documents, (ii) check information against public databases, (iii) conduct background or police checks, fraud prevention, and risk assessment, (iv) perform product development, maintenance and debugging, (v) allow the provision of the services through third party platforms and software tools (e.g. through the integration with our APIs), (vi) provide customer service, advertising, or payments services, or (vii) process, handle or assess insurance claims or other similar claims.  These providers have limited access to your personal information to perform these tasks on our behalf, and are contractually bound to protect the personal information and only use the personal information in accordance with our instructions. will need to share your information, including personal information, in order to ensure the adequate performance of our contract with you.


4.6 Business transfers.

If undertakes or is involved in any merger, acquisition, reorganisation, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or insolvency event, then we may sell, transfer or share some or all of our assets, including your information in connection with such transaction or in contemplation of such transaction (e.g. due diligence). In this event, we will notify you before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.


4.7 Aggregated Data.

We may also share aggregated information (information about our dsers that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual User) and other anonymised information for regulatory compliance, industry and market analysis, research, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.





5.1 Analysing your communications.

We may review, scan, or analyse your communications on the Platform for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research, analytics, and customer support purposes. For example, as part of fraud prevention reports, we may scan and analyse messages to mask contact information and references to other websites. In some cases, we may also scan, review, or analyse messages to debug, improve, and expand product offerings. We may use automated methods where reasonably possible. However, occasionally we may need to manually review some communications, such as for fraud investigations and customer support, or to assess and improve the functionality of these automated tools. We will not review, scan, or analyse your messaging communications to send third party marketing messages to you, and we will not sell reviews or analyses of these communications.


These activities are carried out based on’s legitimate interest in ensuring compliance with applicable laws and our Terms, preventing fraud, promoting safety, and improving and ensuring the adequate performance of our services.


5.2 Third party partners & integrations

The Platform may contain links to third party websites or services. does not own or control these Third Party Partners and when you interact with them, you may be providing information directly to the Third Party Partner,, or both. These Third Party Partners will have their own rules about the collection, use, and disclosure of information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of the other websites you visit.


Parts of the Platform may use third party services such as Google Maps/Earth services, including the Google Maps API(s).  Use of these respective services is subject to their privacy policies such as Google Maps/Earth Additional Terms of Use, and the Google Privacy Policy.





Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity and request before taking further action on your request.


6.1 Managing your information.

You may access and update some of your information through your Account settings. If available, you have chosen to connect your Account to a third-party application, like Facebook or Google, you can change your settings and remove permission for the app by changing your Account settings. You are responsible for keeping your personal information up-to-date.


6.2 Rectification of inaccurate or incomplete information.

You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information about you (and which you cannot update yourself within your Account).


6.3 Data access and portability.

In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request certain copies of your personal information held by us. You may also be entitled to request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine- readable format and/or request us to transmit this information to another service provider (where technically feasible).


6.4 Data retention and erasure.

We generally retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us and to comply with our legal obligations. In certain jurisdictions, you can request to have all your personal information deleted entirely.


Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information:

  • We may retain some of your personal information as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. For example, if we suspend an Account for fraud or safety reasons, we may retain certain information from that Account to prevent that User from opening a new Account in the future.
  • We may retain and use your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, may keep some of your information for tax, legal reporting and auditing obligations.
  • Information you have shared with others (e.g. Reviews, forum postings) may continue to be publicly visible on the Platform, even after your Account is deleted. However, attribution of such information to you may be removed. Additionally, some copies of your information (e.g. log records) may remain in our database, but are disassociated from personal identifiers.
  • Because we maintain the Platform to protect from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your personal information may not be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.


6.5 Withdrawing consent and restriction of processing.

If we are processing your personal information based on your consent you may withdraw your consent at any time by changing your Account settings or by sending a communication to specifying which consent you are withdrawing. Please note that the withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of any processing activities based on such consent before its withdrawal. Additionally, in some jurisdictions, applicable law may give you the right to limit the ways in which we use your personal information, in particular where (i) you contest the accuracy of your personal information; (ii) the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal information; (iii) we no longer need your personal information for the purposes of the processing, but you require the information for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to the processing pursuant to Section 6.6 and pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of override your own.


6.6 Objection to processing.

In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to require not to process your personal information for certain specific purposes (including profiling) where such processing is based on legitimate interest. If you object to such processing will no longer process your personal information for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing or such processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.


Where your personal information is processed for direct marketing purposes, you may, at any time ask to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by contacting us using the 'Contact' page on the website.


Where Users object to the processing of their data, may elect to delete the User account in order comply rather than impose processing limitations and / or restrictions. 


6.7 Lodging complaints.

You have the right to lodge complaints about our data processing activities by filling a complaint with, or with a supervisory authority





We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information against unauthorised access, loss, destruction, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use to protect your information are firewalls and data encryption, and information access controls. If you know or have reason to believe that your Account credentials have been lost, stolen, misappropriated, or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorised use of your Account, please contact



8. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with this provision. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy on the Platform and update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We will also provide you with notice of the modification before the date they become effective. If you disagree with the revised Privacy Policy, you may cancel your Account. If you do not cancel your Account before the date the revised Privacy Policy becomes effective, your continued access to or use of the Platform will be subject to the revised Privacy Policy.





If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy or’s information handling practices, you may contact us using the 'Contact' page on the website.