California Consumer Privacy Act Notice
Effective: January 1, 2020.
Personal Information Collection and Purposes
We collect and use personal information regarding California residents for the purposes described below including:
- run, grow and develop our business;
- operate our Site and provide our Services;
- select appropriately skilled and qualified suppliers;
- build relationships with partners and academic institutions;
- carry out research and statistical analysis;
- carry out marketing and business development; and
- for internal administrative and auditing purposes.
We do not sell your personal information. We may share it to support our operational needs in providing our Site and Services to you, as described in our Privacy Notice. These operational needs, known as “business purposes” under the CCPA, are described below. In addition, we may share personal information at your direction.
We may share personal information with Service Providers, as defined by the CCPA, in order to have them perform services specified by a written contract or with others for a purpose permitted by the CCPA, such as responding to a law enforcement request.
We may share personal information with partners and service providers in order to audit interactions and transactions.
We may share personal information with our partners and service providers in order to improve our Site and Services, such as to identify bugs, repair errors, or ensure that services function as intended, or conduct internal research and analysis to improve our technology.
Personal Information Categories
Our Privacy Notices covers our personal information collection and usage more fully. The chart below organizes personal information into the categories specified by the CCPA.
|Personal Information Category||Sources|
|Personal information described in Cal. Civ. Code §1798.80(e)(such as name, address, telephone number, education, employment history, credit card or debit card number)||Information you provide directly or through your interactions with our Services Information from our partners or customers|
|Characteristics of protected classifications under California or Federal law (e.g., your gender or age) (“Characteristics of Protected Classifications”)||Information you provide to us directly|
|Commercial information (e.g., information regarding products or services purchased, obtained, or considered)||Information you provide to us directly, such as purchasing a standalone course or subscription Your interactions with our Site and Services Information from our partners and customers|
|Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information (e.g., browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interactions with our Services)||Your interactions with our Site and Services|
|Geolocation Data||Information you provide to us directly or through your interactions with our Site and Services|
|Professional or Employment-Related Information||Information you provide to us directly Information from our customers, partners, or your employer|
|Inferences||Information you provide to us directly or through your interactions with our Site and Services Information from our partners and customers|
|Audio, electronic, visual or similar information||Information you provide directly or through your interactions with our Services, customers or partners|
We use this personal information for the purposes outlined in our Privacy Notice.
California Residents' Privacy Rights
California residents have rights to request access to or deletion of their personal information and may not be discriminated against because they exercise any of their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act in violation of Cal. Civ. Code §1798.125. They can make requests as follows: (1) use our self-serve access and deletion tools available in your account settings or (2) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your specific request. California residents also have the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information; Coursera does not provide this option as we do not sell your personal information. Coursera will not collect new categories of personal information or use previously collected personal information for materially different purposes without first notifying you.