Privacy Policy

HW Inc & Affiliates
Privacy Statement
Revised January 15, 2015
 

HW Inc & Affiliates (collectively “HW” or "we") are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Privacy Statement may be updated at any time without notice by posting a revised statement on the healthworldeducation.org  web site (the "Site"). Because HW gathers certain types of information about the users of the Site and the various services available on the Site or separately ("Services"), we believe you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the use of the information we collect. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Site and the HW Learning Environment (a collaborative, web-based application for supporting teaching-learning processes for schools and groups). Please review the following statement to understand how the information you provide to HW through our Site or otherwise will be treated. In addition, this Site may contain links to other web sites. HW is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other web sites. We recommend you refer to each such other web site's privacy policy before giving out any personal information. HW has two kinds of relationships covered by this Privacy Statement: a) Institutions (called Educational Partners) that use the SkillNet, LLC (f/k/a SchoolTown) platform to create and deliver courses or content for such courses (the "SkillNet, LLC Learning Environment "), which are covered by specific contracts; and b) Individuals visiting and using the Site and Education Partner web sites. HW has no control over the use of information collected separately by Educational Partners.

Why We Collect Information

HW and the SkillNet, LLC platform collects personal information from its users for several reasons. When providing online educational services using the SkillNet, LLC platform, SkillNet, LLC electronically collects the student, teacher, parent, and administrator information required by educational institutions from those taking or teaching courses at the physical institution. SkillNet, LLC stores this information on its servers and makes the information available to the institution. In an online medium, detailed affirmation of users' identities and their actions while using SkillNet, LLC products is necessary to verify that course participants and permitted users are legitimate. The information provided during registration, such as e-mail address, institution affiliation, and zip code, may be used to create personalized content. SkillNet, LLC is dedicated to the integrity of its customer base so the law is not unknowingly broken through its member population. SkillNet, LLC must handle personal information of our users and must know who each member is, have proof of that member's identity, know how to contact that member, and occasionally verify how the member is using the SkillNet, LLC Learning Environment or Site. Demographic information about our member base allows SkillNet, LLC to provide products that meet the needs of its users. Understanding our user base means marketing activities will be relevant to the user. SkillNet, LLC and third party licensees may use non-personally identifiable profile information to generate aggregate reports and market research in the form of statistics. This information is not capable of being matched with your personally identifiable information. SkillNet, LLC surveys and reviews the demographic nature of our users on a regular basis in an attempt to improve our products and enhance the online learning for our users.

How We Collect Information

HW is powered by SkillNet, LLC, which gathers personal information primarily through registration screens. We use cookie technology to enable certain functionality within the SkillNet, LLC products. Cookies are packets of information sent by a web server to a browser, stored temporarily by that browser, and then sent back by the browser upon the server's request. You must accept browser cookies to access SkillNet, LLC member areas. SkillNet, LLC cookies are used only for authentication and session state information. When you quit your browser, the cookie will be erased from memory. SkillNet, LLC does not use cookies to gather personal information about you. We use cookie technology to gather non-personal usage data only. This information helps us to continually improve the usefulness of the information we provide at the Site. In addition providers of content to SkillNet, LLC provide SkillNet, LLC with student information for authentication and course information.

What We Do With the Information We Collect

HW’s e-learning is available on the SkillNet, LLC platform. Should educators decide to utilize the features of SkillNet, LLC, the UserID you select during registration must be used to log in and participate in the SkillNet, LLC System. Once you log in, you will be identified to the instructor and other students by your full name in areas such as discussion forums, email lists, and other places where names appear. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes available to the instructor and other students in that course, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. SkillNet, LLC makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available from time to time. Please remember that any information in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. The personal information you supply to SkillNet, LLC will not be given, sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed to any third parties outside of SkillNet, LLC, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process, (ii) enforce the Terms of Use, (iii) respond to claims that any content on schooltown.net violates the rights of third parties, or (iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SkillNet, LLC, its users, or the public. SkillNet, LLC may use aggregated personal information to determine the demographics of our users and to distribute statistics and general marketplace information about SkillNet, LLC. These demographics will always represent aggregate information and will never identify a specific user. Certain non-personal information regarding users is recorded by the standard operation of the Internet servers hosting the Site. This information is primarily used to provide visitors to the Site with an enhanced online experience. SkillNet, LLC may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe the service to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. Some features of Schooltown.net may be offered in conjunction with a partner. In order to provide these features, it may be necessary for either you or us to share your personal information with this partner. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular feature. Also, please be aware that advertisers or Web sites that are linked to Schooltown.net may collect personally identifiable information about you. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those Web sites linked to schooltown.net and SkillNet, LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Privacy of Children

HW and SkillNet, LLC are COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant. Children under 13 do not register with SkillNet, LLC or provide personal information to SkillNet, LLC without parental or guardian permission. SkillNet, LLC 's policy is to limit the collection of personal information from children. If at any time after a parent gives permission, the parent desires to review the child's personal information, requests that it be deleted or refuses to allow any further collection of the child's information, the parent may contact SkillNet, LLC by email at customerservice@skillnet.net , in writing to the attention of Customer Service, 899 Skokie Blvd, Suite 512, Northbrook, IL 60062 or by phone at (888)450-6665 or contact@healthworldeducation.org.   or by phone at 877-805-6580. HW and SkillNet, LLC do not: collect more information from children than is reasonably necessary for their participation; entice children to provide personal information by offering the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, seek more information than is necessary to participate in the activity; or share any personal information about children with third parties.

Users may opt out of receiving future promotional mailings by sending an e-mail with their name to unsubscribe@skillnet.net or contact@healthworldeducation.org. HW and SkillNet, LLC reserve the right to send users email related to its business practices and operations, such as outage notifications and warnings, even if the user has opted out.

Access to Your Information

SkillNet, LLC offers users the ability to correct or change the information collected during registration. Users may change this information at any time and as necessary by choosing the "edit my profile" option offered by the Service.

Security

All of your personal information is stored on servers at a location designed specifically to ensure that no unauthorized individuals have access to the server or its data.

Contacting the Web Site

Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of the user's personal information and given access to that information. Any individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site or SkillNet, LLC , you can contact SkillNet, LLC at the support web site or at the following address: 899 Skokie Blvd, Suite 512, Northbrook, IL 60062 or by phone at (888)450-6665 or contact@healthworldeducation.org  or by phone at 877-805-6580.

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HW Inc and Affiliates

 

Terms of Use

HW Inc and Affiliates
Powered by SkillNet, LLCTM 
Revised: January 15, 2015

Welcome! We are excited that you are taking advantage of HW’s e-learning powered by SkillNet, LLCTM . By accessing HW’s curriculum, powered by SkillNet, LLCTM , you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Use").

1. Acceptance of Terms

HW and SkillNet, LLC provide  services to you subject to the following Terms of Use ("TOU"). If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, please do not use these sites. It is your responsibility to regularly review these TOU. They may be updated from time to time without notice to you, and those updates become effective when posted. If you continue to use the site after we have posted changes to these TOU, it means you have accepted those terms. If you have questions and would like to contact us with regard to this, please email us at support@skillnet.net.

2. Privacy Notice

HW and SkillNet, LLC are very concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children of age 13 or under. Your account information and other information we collect about you are subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, please review our Privacy Policy in its entirety.

3. User Conduct and Content

You understand that all information, data, text, comments, graphics, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not HW Inc or SkillNet, LLC, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service.

4. You agree to not use the Service to:

    1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
    2. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
    3. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
    4. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
    5. harm minors in any way;
    6. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
    7. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
    8. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
    9. provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
    10. collect or store personal data about other users.

You acknowledge that HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC may or may not pre-screen Content, but that HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC or submitted to the Service, including without limitation information in comments, and in all other parts of the Service.

5. Disclosure of Content and Personal Information

You acknowledge, consent and agree that HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC may access, preserve, and disclose your Content and any personal information if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SkillNet, LLC, the users of the Service and the public.

6. No Control Over Content

HW and SkillNet, LLC does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will HW and SkillNet, LLC be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

7. Information Rights

HW and SkillNet, LLC does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, in order to provide you the Service and maintain the Service, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service, including without limitation page content and comments you post to the Service, you grant SkillNet, LLC world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive, fully sub-licensable license(s) to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, display, and translate, such Content (in whole or in part) solely in connection with the provision of the Service.

6. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another.

7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

a. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SKILLNET, LLCEXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

b. HW Inc AND SKILLNET, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ( i ) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED, (vi) OR THAT THIS WEB SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVERS ON WHICH THE WEB SITE AND CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

c. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

d. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM HW Inc OR SKILLNET, LLC OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF SERVICE.

e. INFORMATION CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT YOU MAY ACCESS ON THE SITE OR THROUGH LINKS IS NOT ADOPTED OR ENDORSED BY SKILLNET, LLC AND REMAINS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT HW Inc AND SKILLNET, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SKILLNET, LLCHAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: ( i ) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

9. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 8 AND 9 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

10. Modifications to Service

HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC may change, add or remove any part of this Agreement, or any other terms associated with the use of the site, at any time, by posting a notice of such changes to the Terms of Service page of the web site. Any changes shall become part of the Agreement and shall apply as soon as such a notice is posted. By continuing to use the Service after the notice is posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes.

11. Severability

If any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, the provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in force.

12. Refusal or Discontinuance of Service

HW Inc and SkillNet, LLC reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to any user for non-compliance with these Terms of Service.

13. Headings for Convenience Only

The section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

14. Choice of Law and Forum

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Any dispute arising from the terms of this agreement or breach of this agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois and you agree to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts sitting in Chicago, Illinois. The parties hereby expressly waive trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim brought by either of the parties against the other on any matters whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with these Terms and Conditions and agree to submit to binding arbitration.

15. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information, see our full DMCA notice.

Our Address

SkillNet, LLC 
899 Skokie Blvd, Suite 512
Northbrook, IL 60062
 
HW Inc and Affiliates                                                         
2400 E. Main Street Ste #103-305                                                
St. Charles, IL   60174