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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy, providing as follows:

itrainsec care about the confidentiality and security of your information. This Privacy Policy applies to information that itrainsec collects through the itrainsec Site when you interact with itrainsec.


Your information is received and controlled by itrainsec according to this Privacy Policy when you sign up for an itrainsec account or otherwise use the itrainsec Site.


itrainsec is solely and independently responsible for its own privacy practices. 


If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, then please do not access, browse, or register for the itrainsec Site or enroll in any courses. If you choose not to provide certain information required to provide you with various products and services offered on the itrainsec Site, then you may not be able to obtain those products or services.


Any version of this Privacy Policy in a language other than English is provided for convenience and you understand and agree that the English language version will control if there is any conflict.



itrainsec directly collects information when you:


  • enroll and participate in online courses;

  • purchase a product or service (for example, Verified Certificates);

  • send email messages to itrainsec;

  • itrainsec also indirectly collects usage information about your visit to the itrainsec Site, as explained in the section below titled Cookies and Tracking Technologies.


itrainsec does not itself collect or store financial account numbers or identification issued by a governmental entity, employer, or other authority. Instead, if you choose to make a purchase on the itrainsec Site you will be directed to itrainsec’s third-party payment processor and itrainsec’s third-party ID verification service provider. 


itrainsec requires your Personal Information limited circumstances when you:


  • purchase a training (so that itrainsec’s third-party vendor can authenticate your identity) or other product or service (so that itrainsec’s third-party vendor can process payment);

  • participate in remote course facilitation processes (so that itrainsec’s third-party vendor can monitor and assess the integrity of your course activity).

To the extent that itrainsec associates the information that itrainsec collects directly or indirectly with an individual (for example, you), the association is based on Personal Information in your account profile.


You may voluntarily choose to share additional Personal Information with itrainsec, for example:


  • when participating in a course, or other interactive experience.


itrainsec encourages you to use discretion before voluntarily sharing additional Personal Information.

Cookies And Tracking Technologies on the itrainsec Site

Like many companies, itrainsec uses Cookies and other common Tracking Technologies on the itrainsec Site and in email communications to help itrainsec better understand your use and needs of the itrainsec Site, current and future itrainsec-related products and services, and how itrainsec can improve. For example:


  • based on your cookie settings, itrainsec tracks information indicating, among other things, which pages of the itrainsec Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used;

  • itrainsec may log the IP address, operating system, and browser software (including mobile use and device type when you use itrainsec native mobile apps) you used when accessing the itrainsec Site, and itrainsec may be able to determine from an IP address your Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of your point of connectivity; and

  • itrainsec may track and collect information from emails that itrainsec sends to you, for example whether you opened the email or clicked on any links from the email.

  • itrainsec also partners with third parties to help us track and understand your activity on the itrainsec Site, how you interact with itrainsec’s social media, and how you find or may be referred to the itrainsec Site. 


itrainsec uses Cookies and other Tracking Technologies for the following purposes:


when necessary for system administration, security, and integrity to ensure the itrainsec Site works properly for you. Without these technologies, the itrainsec Site may not function correctly;

to enable analytics, performance and functionality, to help itrainsec gather information about how visitors use the itrainsec Site and monitor itrainsec Site performance, and to enhance your experience by recognizing and remembering whether you have visited the itrainsec Site before and may have any personal preferences;


You have some options for managing Cookies and other Tracking Technologies. These include:


Modifying your browser settings: You should be able to control how and whether your web browser accepts Cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to receive notification of new Cookies, and how to disable existing Cookies. If you reject itrainsec’s Cookies, many functions and conveniences of the itrainsec Site may not work properly.

Opting-out of certain third-party tracking and advertising: Some of the third parties used by itrainsec for Cookies and Tracking Technologies offer the ability to opt-out from their tracking by following processes described on their websites. 



itrainsec uses information, including Personal Information, to carry out the following purposes:


Operate and improve the itrainsec Site – This includes creating and improving features that support the itrainsec community and enable itrainsec Site usage at scale. This also includes personalizing the itrainsec Site, so your learning experience is tailored to your interests and needs.

Offer and improve products and services – This includes enabling you to navigate the itrainsec Site, to enroll and participate in courses and programs on the itrainsec Site, to learn effectively in such courses and programs, and to purchase or obtain products and services on the itrainsec Site.

Develop and maintain the security and performance of the itrainsec Site – This includes tracking itrainsec Site outages and creating software solutions, detecting violations of the Honor Code and Terms of Service, and monitoring uses, misuses, and potential misuses of the itrainsec Site.

Communicate with you – This includes answering your course and platform questions, notifying you of course and itrainsec Site maintenance and updates, marketing to you about course offerings, programs, news, and related products and services of itrainsec or itrainsec affiliates, and as permitted under applicable law, sending you communications about products or services of selected business partners that may be of interest to you.

Track itrainsec Site usage against goals and mission – This includes performing analytics to evaluate access to and performance in courses and course-related products and services and to report aggregate usage information (not Personal Information) to business partners and external audiences.

Exercise, enforce, and comply with legal rights and obligations – This includes responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; and investigating, preventing, or taking action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of itrainsec, or others, and as otherwise required by applicable law.

itrainsec may also seek your consent for additional uses of information, including Personal Information, and will use it only for the purpose described to you. All use of Personal Information is subject to applicable law.



itrainsec shares information, including Personal Information, with third parties for the following purposes:


With service providers, contractors, and other third parties that help carry out the uses described above – itrainsec requires third parties to: (1) abide by this Privacy Policy and applicable law; (2) handle Personal Information in a confidential manner and maintain adequate security; and (3) use Personal Information only as needed to fulfill the relevant purpose(s). 


With other learners in courses that you take and with other visitors to the itrainsec Site, to create an interactive learning environment, support class participation, and share course information. This also includes providing opportunities for you to communicate with other users who may have similar interests or educational goals


With employers, government programs, institutions, or other enterprises that sponsor your enrollment in a course for training or other educational purposes – If an entity pays for or otherwise sponsors your course participation, itrainsec will share information with the entity as needed to confirm your enrollment, participation, progress, and completion status in that course.

With affiliates of itrainsec, or with successors in the event of a merger, acquisition, or reorganization, for their use consistent with this Privacy Policy.

itrainsec may also seek your consent for additional disclosures of information, including Personal Information, and will share it only as described to you. In addition, itrainsec may share with the public and with third parties, including but not limited to researchers and business partners, information and Personal Information that is de-identified or aggregated in a manner that does not personally identify you.



You can manage your Personal Information through requests to the itrainsec team. itrainsec will provide support to the extent required by applicable law. itrainsec will notify you in the event that itrainsec is unable to meet a request that is not legally required. 


Delete or modify Personal Information

To request deletion or modification of your itrainsec account and Personal Information, you should contact the itrainsec team, itrainsec may ask you to complete a process that aims to confirm your authority to manage the itrainsec account affected by your request.


These changes will be applied to data stores that are used for operation of the itrainsec Site and any courses you enrolled.




  • Deletion will not apply to historical activity logs or archives unless and until these logs and data naturally "age-off" the itrainsec system.

  • itrainsec does not track or index every time or every place on the itrainsec Site when or where a learner may volunteer Personal Information.

  • itrainsec will archive course data (in a manner and to the extent permitted under applicable law) to serve its mission to enable scientific research on cognitive science and education. 

  • itrainsec cannot always delete records of past interactions and transactions. For example, records relating to previous purchases on the itrainsec Site must be retained for financial reporting, audit, and compliance reasons.

  • itrainsec will retain and use Personal Information as necessary to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce its agreements, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.


Data retention

itrainsec will retain your Personal Information for as needed to provide you with services; to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting, audit, and compliance purposes; and to comply with itrainsec’s legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce its agreements, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law. Upon your request that itrainsec delete your information, itrainsec will follow the process described above, including without limitation archiving your course data (in a manner and to the extent permitted under applicable law).



itrainsec stores information, including Personal Information, on its own servers and also on servers of companies that itrainsec hires to provide services. In each case, information may be stored in the United States and in other countries where itrainsec operates. If you are in the European Union, Switzerland, or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, you acknowledge that itrainsec may transfer, process and store your personal information in the United States and other countries, the privacy laws of which may be considered less strict than those of your region.


itrainsec controls its own copy of information collected through the itrainsec Site and has an information security program designed to protect information in its possession or control. This is done through a variety of privacy and security policies, processes, and procedures. itrainsec uses administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information that it collects, receives, stores, or transmits. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure; and therefore, itrainsec cannot guarantee its absolute security. While itrainsec works hard to ensure the integrity and security of its network and systems, itrainsec cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent "hackers" or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining information.


If itrainsec learns of a security breach involving its copy of your Personal Information, itrainsec may attempt to notify you electronically so that you may take appropriate protective steps. By using the itrainsec Site or providing Personal Information to itrainsec, you agree that itrainsec can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the itrainsec Site. If a security systems breach occurs, itrainsec may post a notice on the itrainsec homepage ( or elsewhere on the itrainsec Site and may send an email to you at the email address associated with your itrainsec account. Depending on where you are located, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach, involving your Personal Information, in writing.


Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy will be reviewed and updated from time to time. When changes are made, the Privacy Policy will be labeled as "Revised (date)," indicating that you should review the new terms, which will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the itrainsec Site after any changes have been made, you accept the modified Privacy Policy and any changes contained therein. In case you miss the notification referenced above, be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.


Contact Information

If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the Personal Information that itrainsec maintains about you, please contact us at

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