Privacy Policy

We strive for privacy in our designs, but there are always some risks.  Let's acknowledge those risks together.


Terms of Service

We offer many of our services for free, but we hope you will treat our content and hard work with respect.


Research Participation

We are trying to improve the way the world uses technology to learn.  So we ask that you let us learn from how you use our services.


Data Deletion Requests

In accordance with the GDPR, we will take requests to have your data deleted.


Community Code of Conduct

Our set of community standards is always evolving with our community.

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Privacy Policy

Effective date: August 16, 2018

Together Learning ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website and the Together Learning mobile application (the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection And Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected
Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
* Email address
* Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data").
This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
* Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
* Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
* Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data
Together Learning uses the collected data for various purposes:
* To provide and maintain the Service
* To notify you about changes to our Service
* To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
* To provide customer care and support
* To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
* To monitor the usage of the Service
* To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Japan and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Japan and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Together Learning will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data
Legal Requirements
Together Learning may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
* To comply with a legal obligation
* To protect and defend the rights or property of Together Learning
* To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
* To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
* To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
* Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
* For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links To Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.
You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:
contact @ togetherlearning.com


Terms of Service

1. Binding Terms and Changes
By becoming a registered user of the Site, by clicking the "I Accept" button on this registration page, and by using the Training, You acknowledge that You have read and understood this Agreement, and You agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. TOGETHER LEARNING may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time. Any changes to this Agreement will be posted on the Site and will become effective and be binding on You immediately upon posting. TOGETHER LEARNING may also change the terms by notifying you by any other reasonable form of notification, effective immediately upon notice being provided. Your continued use of the Training following such notice constitutes Your acceptance of those changes.

2. Password Use and Security
By entering into this Agreement, You acknowledge that the Training is for Your exclusive use only. Use or sharing of Your User Name and Password by another user is not permitted and is cause for immediate termination of this Agreement without notice to You.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your User Name and Password and for all activities that occur under Your User Name and Password. You agree to immediately notify our Customer Service Department if You become aware of or have reason to believe that there is any unauthorized use of Your account or any other breach of security. You also agree to take all reasonable steps to stop such unauthorized use and to cooperate with TOGETHER LEARNING in any investigation of such unauthorized uses or of infringements of TOGETHER LEARNING’s intellectual property rights in the Training. TOGETHER LEARNING shall have the sole right, at its expense, to bring any action on account of such infringements or unauthorized uses. TOGETHER LEARNING is in no way liable for any claims related to the use or misuse of Your User Name and Password due to the activities of any third party outside of our control or due to Your failure to maintain their confidentiality and security.

3. Use of the e-Learning Course, e-Learning Express Courses, e-Learning Seminars, e-Institute, and other e-Learning offerings
TOGETHER LEARNING grants to its registered users a non-transferable, non-exclusive and revocable license to the Participant to use the Training for the registration term specific to each program type as stated in the program descriptions from date of purchase according to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. Training is solely for Participant’s personal, noncommercial use; you may not use the Training in any way in exchange for monetary consideration. Individuals other than the Participant may not access or view this electronic file or use supporting materials, whether electronically or in print. The Participant is permitted online access to the Training and may download, save, or print one hard copy of discreet sections of the text, search results, or other information from the Training solely for the personal, noncommerical use of the Participant, provided the Participant includes all copyright and other proprietary rights notices that appear on the original and that you include a customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title, the TOGETHER LEARNING e-Learning program, and the URL www.Together Learning.org. You may not disseminate any portion of the training through electronic means, including emails lists or bulletin boards, without the prior consent of TOGETHER LEARNING.
The Participant may only use this online access in a way that conforms to all applicable laws and regulations. Except as expressly granted by this Agreement, You acquire no right, title or license in the Training or the content or other data or materials incorporated in the Training and may not sublicense, sell, or resell the whole or any part of the Training or its contents. Except as expressed granted by this Agreement, You may not reproduce, transmit, distribute, or use the Training or the content or other data or materials incorporated in the Training without TOGETHER LEARNING’s permission. You may not commingle any portion of the Training with any other information and shall not edit, modify, or alter any portion. For permission to copy beyond what is expressly provided herein, and/or to reprint articles or any other content offered via the Training, contact the Copyright Clearance Center.
Any violation of this Agreement or abuse of the policies of the Training will result in the immediate and permanent cessation of access to all TOGETHER LEARNING servers and services and of your license to use the Training and will be pursued to the fullest extent permitted under all applicable laws, treaties, and conventions.

4. Copyright
TOGETHER LEARNING e-Learning Programs are copyrighted © 2010 by TOGETHER LEARNING: Association of International Educators Published in the United States of America. All rights reserved. While TOGETHER LEARNING grants You the nonexclusive and limited right to use the Training as set forth in this Agreement, You acknowledge that TOGETHER LEARNING is the sole and exclusive owner of the entire copyright and other proprietary rights in and to the Training and in and to the content and other data and materials incorporated in the Training. All uses of the Training are subject to TOGETHER LEARNING’s copyright and other intellectual property rights.

5. Fees and Payments for Course Registration
TOGETHER LEARNING will charge registration (subscription) fees for access to Training Program content and may change the fees charged at any time. When fees are changed, TOGETHER LEARNING will notify You by e-mail, by posting a notice on the Site, or by any other reasonable form of notification. The fee options available to You will be presented within the program descriptions and at the point of registration. Access to the training will be available for the registration term specific to each program type as stated in the program descriptions following completed payment for the training. Your access to the course will be terminated at the end of the term in effect.
You agree to pay all registration fees and other charges that may be incurred in connection with Your User Name and Password (including any applicable taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred.
All fees and charges incurred in connection with Your User Name and Password are your responsibility and will be billed to You.
You also are responsible for any charges incurred to access the Training, such as telephone and other equipment charges, and fees charged by an Internet access provider or other third-party service.

6. Limitation of Liability
You agree that the liability of TOGETHER LEARNING, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) in any way connected with the service or the content therein shall not exceed the amount you paid to TOGETHER LEARNING for this service during the 6-week period registration term for the specific program preceding any claim or notification of damages.
TOGETHER LEARNING shall not be liable for any amounts billed to your credit card by a third party that were not authorized by you.
In no event shall TOGETHER LEARNING, its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and licensors be liable to you or to any third party for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential, or punitive damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability (whether in contract, tort or otherwise), arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the training or the content therein.
The service is provided "as is," and you rely on the training and its contents at your own risk. There are no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to: No representations or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose; no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the service; and no representations or warranties that the service or anything else provided pursuant to this agreement will not infringe proprietary rights of third parties.
Participant understands that TOGETHER LEARNING e-Learning is for educational purposes only.
Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications does not imply endorsement of that product or publication.
TOGETHER LEARNING e-Learning programs are continually under development and changes may be made to the programs at any time.

7. Term and Termination
This Agreement will become effective upon Your acceptance of the terms of this Agreement by Your clicking on the “I ACCEPT” button and, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, will remain in effect while the Participant maintains a current, fully paid online registration to the program, or until terminated by TOGETHER LEARNING. TOGETHER LEARNING may discontinue or change the program, or its availability to You, at any time without notice. The program registration, once purchased, is not returnable.

8. No Assignment
This agreement is personal to You, and You may not assign Your rights or obligations to anyone.

9. No Waiver
Neither failure or delay on the part of any party to exercise any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder nor course of dealing between the parties shall operate as a waiver thereof, or of the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege. No term of this Agreement shall be deemed waived, and no breach consented to, unless such waiver or consent shall be in writing and signed by the party claimed to have waived or consented. No waiver of any rights or consent to any breaches shall constitute a waiver of any other rights or consent to any other breach.

10. Severability
If any provision in this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect, and the Agreement shall be deemed reformed by replacing such invalidated or unenforceable provision with a valid and enforceable provision that corresponds as closely as possible to the intentions of the parties as expressed by the invalidated or unenforceable provision.
11. Governing Law and Venue
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to conflicts of law principles and without regard to any presumption or rule requiring construction or interpretation against the party drafting or causing any instrument to be drafted. You hereby submit to and agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any actions that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts located in the District of Columbia. This Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

12. Entire Agreement
As stated above, the Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and any additional guidelines, rules and/or disclaimers posted on the Site or on notices provided to you are incorporated into this Agreement by reference as if fully restated herein. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between You and TOGETHER LEARNING governing Your use of our Web site and supersedes any prior agreements, if any, between You and TOGETHER LEARNING relating to any matter dealt with in this Agreement. You may also be subject to additional terms that apply when You deal with advertisers or use links.


Research Participation

Together Learning Research Team

You are being asked to take part in a research study. Before you decide to participate in this study, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please read the following information carefully. Please ask the researcher if there is anything that is not clear or if you need more information.
The purpose of this study is to improve the use of technology in education.

All interactions and data collected at togetherlearning.com and its associated applications are tracked to gain insights for these studies.

There is no extra risk than the use of most other online websites. The data collected is anonymized and kept as secure as possible. Please read our privacy policy to learn more about data collection.

Your data will be anonymized.
Participant data will be kept confidential except in cases where the researcher is legally obligated to report specific incidents. These incidents include, but may not be limited to, incidents of abuse and suicide risk.

If you have questions at any time about this study, or you experience adverse effects as the result of participating in this study, you may contact the researcher whose contact information is provided on the first page. If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, or if problems arise which you do not feel you can discuss with the Primary Investigator, please contact Together Learning – info@togetherlearning.com

By creating an account at Together Learning you understand the provided information and have had the opportunity to ask questions and you voluntarily agree to take part in these studies.


Data Deletion Requests

You are entitled to request us to erase any personal data we hold about you under EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will do our best to respond promptly and in any event within one month of the following:

Our receipt of your written request; or
Our receipt of any further information we may ask you to provide to enable us to comply with your request, whichever happens to be later.
The information you supply in this form will only be used for the purposes of identifying the personal data you are requesting that we erase and responding to your request. You are not obliged to complete this form to make a request, but doing so will make it easier for us to process your request quickly.

SECTION 1: Details of the person requesting information

Full name:
Contact telephone number:
Email address:

SECTION 2: Are you the data subject?

Please tick the appropriate box and read the instructions which follow it.

YES: I am the data subject. I enclose proof of my identity (see below). (Please go to Section 4)
NO: I am acting on behalf of the data subject. I have enclosed the data subject’s written authority and proof of the data subject’s identity and my own identity (see below). (Please go to Section 3)

To ensure we are erasing data of the right person we require you to provide us with proof of your identity and of your address. Please supply us with a photocopy or scanned image (do not send the originals) of one or both of the following:

1) Proof of Identity
Passport, photo driver’s license, national identity card, birth certificate.

2) Proof of Address
Utility bill, bank statement, credit card statement (no more than 3 months old); current driver’s license;

If we are not satisfied you are who you claim to be, we reserve the right to refuse to grant your request.

SECTION 3: Details of the data subject (if different from section 1)

Full name:
Contact telephone number:
Email address:

SECTION 4: Reason for erasure request

Given the sensitive nature of erasing personal data, GDPR Article 17(1) requires certain conditions to be met before a request may be considered. Please supply us with the reason you wish your data to be erased and please attach any justifying documents to this one.

Please tick the appropriate box:

You feel your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
You no longer consent to our processing of your personal data.
You object to our processing of your personal data as is your right under Article 21 of the GDPR.
You feel your personal data has been unlawfully processed.
You feel we are subject to a legal obligation of the EU or Member State that requires the erasure of your personal data.
You are a child, you represent a child, or you were a child at the time of the data processing and you feel your personal data was used to offer you information society services.

SECTION 5: What information do you wish to erase?

Please describe the information you wish to erase. Please provide any relevant details you think will help us to identify the information. Providing the URL for each link you wish to be removed would be helpful.

Also, please explain, if it is not abundantly clear, why the linked page is about you or the person you are representing on this form.

Please note that. In certain circumstances, where erasure would adversely affect the freedom of expression, contradict a legal obligation, act against the public interest in the area of public health, act against the public interest in the area of scientific or historical research, or prohibit the establishment of a legal defense or exercise of other legal claims, we may not be able to erase the information you requested in accordance with article 17(3) of the GDPR. In such cases you will be informed promptly and given full reasons for that decision.

While in most cases we will be happy to erase the personal data you request, we nevertheless reserve the right, in accordance with Article 12(5) of the GDPR, to charge a fee or refuse the request if it is considered to be “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” However we will make every effort to provide you with the erasure of your personal data if suitable.

SECTION 6: Declaration

Please note that any attempt to mislead may result in prosecution.

I confirm that I have read and understood the terms of this subject access form and certify that the information given in this application to ______________ is true. I understand that it is necessary for ________________ to confirm my/the data subject’s identity and it may be necessary to obtain more detailed information in order to locate the correct personal data.

Signed: ………………………………………… Date: ……………..

Documents which must accompany this application:

Evidence of your identity (see section 2)
Evidence of the data subject’s identity (if different from above)
Authorization from the data subject to act on their behalf (if applicable)
Justification for erasure of data (see section 4)

Send your data deletion requests to:
contact @ togetherlearning .com


Community Code of Conduct

We are a diverse group of researchers who are passionate about exploring and furthering research related to augmenting learning processes with emerging technology.
We respect and celebrate our diversity, in fact we see it as one of our biggest strengths. We believe everyone deserves a safe, respectful, inclusive, and aggression-free environment. But creating such an environment takes effort and an awareness of self and others. So while we expect differences in opinion and points of view, especially with regard to our research, we strive to have a community of critical yet respectful voices. In conducting research in technologies that will likely have high impact in shaping how we perceive the world and interact with others, we feel we must continually strive to a high level of mindfulness of how we interact with each other.

We want to empower our community members to speak up and out, and with the goal of learning of each other, cultivate a culture that finds value is different points of view.


Together Learning was founded by Eric Hawkinson, a learning futurist based in Japan.

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