Privacy Policy

Who We Are

At Easy Hard Science, found at https://learnwithdrscott.com and accessible from info@learnwithdrscott.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by us and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at info@learnwithdrscott.com.

In particular, our priority is adding protection for children on the internet. We encourage parents, guardians, and responsible adults to observe, participate in, and/or monitor the online activity of their respective children. At learnwithdrscott.com, we do not knowingly collect Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child might have provided such kind of information to us, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately. We will make the best efforts to promptly remove such data from our records.

Parents of users under 13 years of age, the federal law requires that you use the below Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Parental Consent Form before any learner under 13 years of age begins taking courses on this website.

OUR POLICY IS THAT ENROLLMENT OR BILLING INFORMATION NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY AN ADULT (18 OR OLDER). PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST HAVE AN ADULT COMPLETE ANY ENROLLMENT OR BILLING INFORMATION, EVEN IF THE COURSE IS FREE.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Log Files

The website learnwithdrscott.com follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, learnwithdrscott.com uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

Account Setup Data

Parents provide us with basic account information like a name, email address, and password to set up your account to enroll in any courses on learnwithdrscott.com. We may use this information to assist you with any account management problems, such as a lost password. Always use a parent email, never use a learner email! Be safe.

Use of the (optional) Course Progress feature will provide Usage Information within any free or paid courses, and this information is visible to both you and the web administrator.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Payment Transactions & Billing Information

If you choose to buy something from us, such as Lifetime Access for Single Courses or our monthly Membership plan, you will provide additional personal and payment information that is required to process the transaction and payment, such as your name, credit information, and contact information. All online credit card payments are handled securely using Stripe, and your financial data is never stored by us.

Comments and Contact Forms

If you choose to leave comments or use the contact forms on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments or contact form(s), and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name and email address in cookies that may last up to one year. You can always message us privately at info@learnwithdrscott.com.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Additionally, your comments and contact form messages may be checked by an automated spam detection service.

Email Collection Forms

The email collection forms on learnwithdrscott.com are linked to Mailchimp. (Their privacy policy can be found at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.) Data such as your first name and email will be stored by Mailchimp as you provide on the email collection forms. By joining this mailing list, you agree to give us permission to send you emails from info@learnwithdrscott.com, and you may cancel at any time simply by clicking the button on the bottom of any such email. We don’t put you on any of our mailing lists without your permission, and we never share or sell your personal information to other organizations. The email list is for parents only. Parents, be in the loop.

Embedded Content from other Websites

Embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We use vimeo.com for the videos embedded on this web site. You can find their privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy. You don’t need to have a Vimeo account to stream lesson videos here.

You may choose to participate in live online virtual meetings using Zoom. This may require registration and installation of the Zoom app. The privacy policy for Zoom can be found at: https://zoom.us/privacy. Zoom does not allow users under the age of 18 to create an account. You don’t need a Zoom account to use Zoom.

Analytics

To help maintain optimum user experience, we use third party services to conduct web site analytics. These services collect anonymous, aggregate site usage data that help us ensure that the web page operates properly and user experiences are smooth.

We use Google Analytics for the above stated purposes. This service uses cookies. For more information, please see the article “HOW GOOGLE USES INFORMATION FROM SITES OR APPS THAT USE OUR SERVICES” found at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

We use the “visitor action pixels” from Facebook Inc. on our web site. This allows the tracking of user behavior when being redirected to our web site upon clicking a Facebook advertisement. These data allow assessment of the effectiveness of advertising for statistical and market research purposes. These data are collected anonymously, and we don’t see any personal user information. These data are stored by Facebook, and we are informing you that Facebook may choose to link this information to your Facebook account. This service uses cookies. You can find their privacy policy in the Facebook Data Policy found here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Who we share your data with

We occasionally provide anonymous data to our partners at Google Ads and Facebook Inc. This information is used to help us run a minimal number of advertisements that help us run our business. Any data transmitted is in anonymous form such as a hashed (digitally anonymized) IP addresses or email addresses. You can find their respective privacy policies at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

We do not engage in “remarketing ads,” also known as retargeting ads or re-engagement ads. This means we never send ads to our website visitors. It’s just not polite. We occasionally run ads elsewhere on the internet to adults and adults only.

YOU MAY CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THIRD PARTY VENDORS’ USE OF COOKIES. Please visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page to opt out. You may also adjust your mobile device controls and settings for Google Ads personalization using the following article: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/1660762#mob. You may also adjust your Google ad personalization settings here: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


California Residents

The CalOPPA applies to California residents as pertaining to Do Not Track (DNT) settings in web browsers. This website does not respond to the DNT setting in your web browser, because we have no way to verify if our third party services would comply. Learn about CalOPPA here:
 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we store the provided information they provide in the user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their system-generated username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. You may request to have your data entirely and permanently deleted from our records at any time.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Exclusions and Consent

Our Privacy Policy at learnwithdrscott.com does not apply to any other web sites or any of our partners. We advise you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of any third-party services for the relevant information. You may find information about how to opt out of certain options therein.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities at learnwithdrscott.com. The policy is valid for our visitors with regards to shared or collected information. This Privacy Policy is not applicable to information collected offline or via channels other than this web site.

You may choose to disable cookies through your individual web browser options. We cannot guarantee that our web site features will work without cookies enabled. Consult the web site for your specific web browser for more information.

By using our web site, you hereby agree to the Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is effective August 1, 2020.