Privacy Policy

General Overview

Our business in to teach the principles of computer science, in an easy and practical way, through the disciplines of web development and computer programming.  It is not to sell the personal information of our users in any way.

Therefore, we do not sell your email address, phone, etc. or any information we gain about you to anyone.

We use the information we gain to analyze the ways in which our site is used, to communicate with you as needed, to conduct any transactions you participate in, and to deliver the services and products we offer.  

Also, some of the content and services we deliver or display may be facilitated by third parties such as videos from YouTube, payment processing through Stripe or PayPal, etc.

The privacy policies of those third parties come into play when you interact with those services.


Cookies

We use cookies to help facilitate some of the processes we mentioned above.

Analytics

We use cookies to help identify the most popular pages in our website, where users are referred from when they visit our site, what part of the world our users come from, what operating systems our users use, what times of the day our users visit, what days of the week users visit, and what items are viewed if a purchase is considered.

This data may require the gathering of IP addresses, browser information, information about operating systems, location (i.e., city, state and country) and any information that allows us to analyze our site’s data.

To remove cookies from your computer, go to your browser’s settings to remove website data or any instructions that apply to cookies for your browser. 

Third Parties

Third parties are used to deliver or display some of the services or content on our website.  Their privacy policies come into play when you interact with their services.

These sites may collect data about you (based on their privacy policies), use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with embedded content or services, in addition to other activities…please see their privacy policies.

YouTube—some of our videos may be displayed using YouTube’s embedding functionality.  Please visit YouTube’s privacy policy for more information.

Stripe-One of our payment processors is Stripe.  Stripe allows you to check out of our store over a secure connection, using your credit card.  Our store does not receive your actual credit card information, rather we receive a confirmation code, that confirms that payment has been processed.  This allows for an added feature of security by not allowing us, or any unnecessary party, to view your payment information.  Please see Stripe’s privacy policy for more information.

PayPal—You can also use PayPal to checkout on our store.  If you choose PayPal, you are governed by their policies and, of course, we do not keep, or even see, your payment information.  See PayPal for more information.

Apple Pay—Some of our services or products offer Apple Pay as an option for checkout.  When you use Apple Pay you are governed by their terms and conditions, per the account you have set up with them for their service.  We do not see your credit card information when you use Apple Pay.  See Apple for their terms and conditions.


Payment Information and Purchases

If you decide to purchase one of our items or services, we only retain the information necessary to complete the transaction.

For digital products we only need your email address, payment address and information (that information is required for the payment processor to complete the transaction—we do not get or receive credit card information), your name and phone number as needed.

For physical products we need shipping address, email address for confirmations, payment address and information (that information is required by the payment processors to complete the transaction—we do not get or receive your credit card information), your name and phone number, as needed.

For services we offer we need your email address, payment address and information (that information is required by the payment processor to complete the transaction—we do not get or receive your credit card information), your name and phone number, as needed.

We only have access to the information we need to complete and confirm the request and/or provide ongoing support for your transaction.  Any information that we have access to is not shared outside of the appropriate members of our organization—payment processors retain the information necessary to complete the transaction.  See “Third Parties”.


Communications with You

When you submit an inquiry, or fill out a form to contact us on our website, your email address and name are typically a part of the inquiry.  

We retain the information submitted in the email or form, for the purposes of communicating with you and determining the ways is which users reach out to us.  This applies to direct email communications and forms submitted on our website.


In Summary

We take your privacy seriously.  Our approach to the use of information is to simply help support the marketing, use and sell of the products and services we offer.