Effective January 1, 2019
WorkforceXL® is a web-based college and career readiness and sentiment platform owned and operated by H2T Digital Co., LLC (“H2TDigital”). WorkforceXL helps high school and college students, as well as adults find the appropriate career path through assessments and on-line curriculum.
H2TDigital® is committed to protecting the information of those who use WorkforceXL. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect, use and protect information in WorkforceXL.
Information provided by Educational Institutions:
Schools, school districts, and colleges (“Educational Institutions”) provide only the minimally-necessary directory information of its students to H2T Digital in order for its students to create an account profile with WorkforceXL. This information is most often limited to a student’s name, a student identification number (not social security number), and the current grade level of the student.
Information provided by individual users:
Adults can provide their own personal identifying information, such as name, telephone, number, address, and email address. Adults can also provide their educational background information.
Subject to contract limitations with Educational Institutions, students have the option of providing their email address, telephone number, and educational information such as last grade completed, grade point average, and scores on aptitude tests, such as the ACT.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides parameters for what is permissible when sharing student information. H2T Digital is authorized by schools and school districts under FERPA’s “School Official ” exception to receive and use educational data to provide educational services. This data has significant educational value that enables students with the opportunity to access their sentiment for different occupations and allows the students and schools to track the student’s growth through the student’s progress through the educational curriculum and assessments.
H2T Digital Co.’s Collection of Website data and Cookies:
When using WorkforceXL, H2T Digital’s servers automatically collect the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address associated with the user’s computer. We may also collect additional information such as login timestamp, the browser type and version, and the operating system of the computer. This information is logged to help us to diagnose technical problems and to administer Workforce XL.
H2T Digital’s Collection of User information:
Individuals who have an account with WorkforceXL (“Users”) have the option of taking on-line assessments and to take part in on-line educational and career development curriculums. H2T Digital keeps User’s data, such as scores, assessment results, and curriculum progress, on a cloud-based server. H2T Digital takes reasonable steps to ensure that the User data is protected. The User data is kept for a minimum of five (5) years. A User can access his/her information either on-line or can request a physical transcript by contacting H2T Digital. If the
User is a minor, then a parent or legal guardian may review any educational data collected pertaining to their children. Upon request, and after verifying identity, H2T Digital will provide parents and legal guardians access to this data within 45 days of a request. A User may also request that all of his/her personal information be removed from H2T Digital’s databases upon sending a written request to H2T Digital.
How H2T Digital Co. Uses and Discloses Information:
User’s personal information is not made available to any third-party absent the User’s consent. For any User under the age of eighteen (18) that consent must come from a parent or guardian. Educational Institutions, who are not third parties, are entitled to all of the data collected by H2T Digital for their students’ usage of WorkforceXL.
H2T Digital also may disclose the aggregate data to third-parties who purchase that information for research purposes. The data provided to the third-parties is scrubbed and does not include any personal identification information. No individualized data is provided.
H2T Digital may use information internally for the following purposes:
- To resolve a problem or support issue on behalf of a User or Education Institution.
- To investigate a suspected violation of the Terms of Service.
- As may be required by law or as ordered by a court, in which event we shall notify a User or
Education Institution and shall work that person or entity to seek to limit the scope of the required disclosure.
H2T Digital may use non-personal information, including aggregated, de-identified data for a variety of purposes subject to applicable law, including:
- to improve our educational products for adaptive learning purposes and for customizing the student experience
- to demonstrate the effectiveness of H2T Digital and its programs, including in our marketing materials
- to develop and improve our products.
Data Security and Quality:
H2T Digital is committed to data security and the data integrity of the information provided for and collected in Workforce XL. H2T Digital has taken precautions to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, or alteration. Visitors should be aware, however, that even though protections are in place, H2T Digital cannot guarantee against the occurrence of hardware failure, unauthorized intrusion, or other technical problems.
Updates to This Policy:
You can contact us about this privacy statement by writing or email us at the address below:
H2T Digital Co. LLC 3000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 665 Birmingham, Alabama 35244 United States.