Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 10, 2017


Shorelight Education, LLC, operator of Year.One, and its affiliates (“we”, “us” or “Year.One”) are committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe our practices regarding the personal information that may be collected from users of Year.One and other websites, mobile applications, and other online services that link or refer to it (collectively, the “SERVICES”). By submitting personal information through our Services, you expressly consent to the processing of your personal information in the U.S. in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


If you have access to the Services in connection with an account established by a partner school (“SCHOOL”) or other organization, please note that the organization may collect, use, and disclose personal information through the Services, and this Privacy Policy does not govern the organization’s practices. Please contact your organization to better understand your organization’s privacy practices. With respect to any School user information we collect in connection with the International Field Degree Program, Year.One will retain personal information we process on behalf of participating Schools for as long as needed to provide services and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Year.One uses de-identified and aggregated data for its own purposes.


We collect information from you, such as first and last name, gender, e-mail and mailing addresses, professional title, company name, and password when you create an account to log in to our network. We also may retain information on your behalf, such as files and messages that you store or post using your account. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail. When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information. We also collect other types of personal information and demographic information that you provide to us voluntarily.


To make our Services more useful to you, our servers collect information from you, including browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name, unique device identifiers, and information about how you use our Services. We also may collect information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and which you viewed. Like most Internet services, we automatically gather this data and store it in log files each time you visit our Services, or access your account on our network.

We, and third parties, may use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies to collect this information. See below for information about the choices you may have in connection with such tracking technologies “COOKIES” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from our Services with your browser settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it will affect how our Services work for you.

WEB BEACONS” are digital images we use to log information on our Services and in our emails. We use web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We also use web beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails. You may render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. If you choose to decline such cookies, certain features of the Services that placed the cookie may not function properly or at all as a result.

FLASH COOKIES” are used to store your preferences such as volume control or to display content based upon what you view on our websites to personalize your visit. Third party partners who provide certain features on our websites, such as videos, may place Flash cookies on your device. They may use Flash cookies to track your web browsing activity and to display personalized advertising. Flash cookies are different from other cookies because of the amount of, type of, and way in which data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser usually will not remove Flash cookies. To learn more about Flash cookies, who has placed Flash cookies on your device, and how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here. We do not control the privacy practices of the third parties who place or track Flash cookies and this Privacy Policy does not cover their practices. You should visit the privacy policies of companies who place Flash cookies to understand their practices.

ANALYTICS. We use analytics services to help analyze how users use the Services. These analytic services use cookies and scripts to collect and store information such as how users interact with our applications, errors users encounter when using our applications, device identifiers, how often users visit our website, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to our website. One of the analytics providers we use to collect information to improve our services is Google Analytics. You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.


Personal information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. Year.One uses your personal information in the
following ways: to create and maintain your account; to identify you as a user in our system; to operate, maintain, and improve our Services; to personalize and improve your experience; to respond to your comments or inquiries and send you surveys, administrative and promotional communications about our products and services, unless you have opted out of such promotional materials; to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity; and to make telephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit your feedback with your permission.


We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described as follows or with your express consent.

AFFILIATES. The operator of Year.One, Shorelight Education, LLC, may share some or all of your information with its parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and other
companies under a common control (collectively, “AFFILIATES”), to use consistent with this Privacy Policy.

THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. We may share your personal information with third party service providers for the purpose of providing you with the Services. For example, we may share data with service providers who host our websites or provide email services on our behalf.

FORUMS. Our Services offer community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them, and the information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for the host of our forums, Canvas (part of Instructure Inc.).

OTHER DISCLOSURES. Year.One may disclose information about you if it believes such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process; or (b) protect or defend the rights, safety, or property of Year.One, users of the Services, or any person including to enforce our agreements, policies, and
terms of use, or (c) in an emergency to protect the personal safety of any person (collectively, “a”, “b” and “c”, ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES”). We may also share information about you in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company. In these circumstances, we will only share information with a company that has agreed to data privacy standards no less stringent than our own. In the event that information is shared in this manner, notice will be posted through our Services. In addition to the sharing described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with others for their own uses whenever you consent to or direct such sharing We also may share other information with third parties in a manner that does not identify particular users, including, for example, aggregated information.


We may allow you to connect and share information with certain social networking platforms (“SOCIAL NETWORKING PLATFORMS”) (e.g., a Facebook application). By choosing to use these Social Networking Platforms, you allow Year.One to share information with the Social Networking Platform. For example, you might use an application to publish Year.One related notices on your Facebook wall. If you do not want us to continue to provide your information to the Social Networking Platform, you may change your privacy settings in the Social Networking Platform. You can also access certain features of our Services using Social Networking Platforms. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name, email address, and other personal information to pre-populate an application.

We do not control the privacy practices of the Social Networking Platforms and sign-in services you choose to use, and this Privacy Policy does not cover their practices. You should visit the privacy policies of any Social Networking Platform or sign-in service you choose to use to understand their practices.


We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in e-mails you receive from us. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from our Services with your browser settings, as described in “Data Collected Via Technology” hereof. If you remove or reject our cookies, it will affect how our Services work for you. You may opt out of tracking of certain information collected by Google Analytics on the Services, as discussed above. While we and others give you the choices described in this Privacy Policy, there are many ways web browser signals and other similar mechanisms can indicate your choice to disable tracking, and we may not be aware of or honor every mechanism.


You may change some of your personal information in your account by editing your profile within the Services. If you are a School user, you may also request changes or deletions through your School or by e-mailing us at the e-mail address set forth below. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements. We may be unable to delete information that resides in our archives.


We take steps to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Despite these measures, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any content you post while using the Services is at your own risk. If you have any questions about security on our Services, you can contact us at the contact information set forth below.


Year.One welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please e-mail us at or contact us at the following address or phone number:

Shorelight Education, LLC
2 Seaport Ln., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02210


Year.One may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this Policy, we will change the “Last Updated” date above. If such changes are material, a notice of the changes will be posted along with the revised Privacy Policy, prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to visit this page from time to time for the latest on our privacy practices.

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