Privacy Policy

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Last Modified: October 27, 2022

Trilogy Education Services is a trading name for the UK Skills Bootcamp of edX Boot Camps (UK) Limited.  edX Boot Camps (UK) Limited (edX Boot Camps or Trilogy) is an affiliate of edX LLC (edX).  edX Boot Camps and edX are both wholly owned and operated by 2U, Inc.  This privacy policy applies only to personal information collected by edX Boot Camps to provide this boot camp.  Please visit the edX Privacy Policy and edX Terms of Use, for more information about data practices that apply to courses and programs offered by edX on edx.org.

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how edX Boot Camps (UK) Limited, trading as Trilogy Education Services, with its registered address at 40 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5DS (“Trilogy,” “we,” or “us”), collects, uses, and discloses information from and about you when you visit and use skillsforlife.edx.org (the “Website”), as well as your ability to control certain uses of that information. It also describes certain data protection rights which apply, subject to applicable law, including a right to object to some of the processing which Trilogy carries out. More information about your rights, and how to exercise them, is set out in  Accessing and Managing Your Personal Information below. If you are a resident of the European Union, United Kingdom or South Africa, you may have additional rights to access, delete and restrict use of your data, as described in this Privacy Policy.

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Trilogy respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy. By accessing or otherwise using the Website, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into the Boot Camp Terms, and to Trilogy’s collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, where such agreement is permitted by applicable law. 

Trilogy provides educational programs (each, a “Program”). If you choose to apply or enroll in the Program, use of your personal information, including your education records, if applicable, will be governed by the Learning Management System Privacy Policy.

We regularly review our compliance with this Privacy Policy. Whenever we receive a formal complaint, we make best efforts to contact the person who made the complaint to attempt to resolve their concerns. If you have any questions about the use of your information, or the contents of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@trilogyed.com.

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Collection of Information

Information You Provide

Trilogy collects information from you when you choose to provide it to us. For example, we collect your information when you submit a webform requesting information about Trilogy-powered Programs, or otherwise contact us or provide information to us through the Website. The information we collect includes personal information – such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the content of any communications that we exchange – as well as non-personal information when you:

Information Automatically Collected

When you visit the Website or interact with emails that we send to you, we passively collect information from you, including your internet protocol address (“IP address”), browser type, operating system, device identifier, device model, software version, or mobile or ISP carrier information. We and our third-party partners use cookies and other technologies to collect information about your visit to the Website, such as the date and time of your visit, the information you searched to find the Website, your activity on the Website, and your clicks on our ads. “Cookies” are small files which may be stored on your computer during your use of the Website and contain data about your use of the Website. We use session cookies (which expire when you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them or after a specified expiry date) to understand more about your activity on the Website. 

Please see Trilogy’s Cookie Policy for details about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies and how you can control the cookies set on your browser. 

Tracking Options and Do Not Track Disclosures 

You may adjust your browser or operating system settings to limit tracking or to decline cookies. If you choose to limit tracking or decline cookies, however, you may be unable to access certain areas of the Website. Check the “Help” or “Settings” menu of your browser or operating system to learn how to change your tracking settings or Cookie preferences. Learn more about the use of cookies or other tracking technologies and your choices regarding the use of information collected this way by certain Service Providers (as defined below). On your mobile device, you can adjust your privacy and advertising settings to limit tracking for advertising or to control whether you receive more relevant advertising. Note that our systems may not recognize Do Not Track headers or requests from some or all browsers. Please see our Cookie Policy for more information or to opt out.

Information Collected from Other Sources

Where permitted by law, we collect or receive information about you from your employer, companies to which you indicate that you would like to learn more about the Program, Trilogy’s parent company, 2U, Inc., or other entities within the 2U family of companies (collectively “Other Sources”) in order to update or supplement the information that you provide or that we collect automatically, as described above in Information Automatically Collected. We use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services or other offers that may be of interest to you, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.

Our Combination of Your Information

We combine the information we receive from and about you via the Website and from Other Sources to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve the Website.

Failure to Provide Personal Information

Failure to provide certain information may make it difficult or impossible for you to access some services through the Website. You should ensure that personal information submitted to us is accurate and up-to-date. For example, we need a current email address to communicate with you about the Program.

Children’s Privacy

We do not direct the Boot Camp Service to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under the age of 16.

How We Use Your Information

Purposes for Collecting and Processing Personal Information

We process personal information under the following legal bases:

We conduct balancing tests for the data processing we carry out on the basis of our legitimate interests described above. For more details on the balancing tests we have carried out, please contact us at privacy@trilogyed.com. You may also have the right to object to our use of your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests as described at the outset of this policy.

Processing Information at the Direction of the School

In some instances, Trilogy may collect and process your personal information at the direction of the School, for instance processing certain of your application materials or applicable loan documentation from the School.

Use of De-identified, Aggregate or Anonymized Information

We use de-identified, aggregate or anonymized information to help us analyze the use of the Website. Where permitted by law, this Privacy Policy does not limit our use or disclosure of de-identified, aggregate, pseudonymous or anonymous information, and we reserve the right to use and disclose such information to our partners, advertisers, and other third parties at our discretion.

How We Disclose Your Information

Trilogy shares your information with other entities or individuals in the following limited circumstances:

  1. The 2U Family of Companies: Where you have expressed interest or given your consent, we share your information with 2U, Inc, and the 2U family of companies to provide you with information about other educational programs.
  2. Service Providers: We share your information with third parties that provide business, professional, or technical support functions for us. In particular, we use third-party providers for website hosting, maintenance, marketing services, courier services, certification services, business operations, payment services, and identity verification services (“Service Providers”). These Service Providers are only given access to your information to the extent necessary to process your information and/or provide services to Trilogy, and they are prohibited from using or sharing your information for any other purposes. Where permitted by law, Trilogy discloses limited information about you to Service Providers to serve relevant advertising on third party platforms to you or to other audiences.
  3. Your Employer or Sponsor: We share your information with your employer or sponsor, in the event that such third party is paying for your Program. Information disclosed in this case shall include Program performance information, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing with Trilogy.
  4. Potential Employers: Where you choose to work with our career services team, we will share your information with potential employers. Information disclosed in this case shall include your resume, employer-ready materials that you prepare (e.g., your portfolio), your LinkedIn profile, or other information that you make available to Trilogy.
  5. Legal Matters; Safety: We access or share your information to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety; as permitted by law; or otherwise as required by law. We disclose your information to protect the security of the Program, the Website, servers, network systems, and databases. We also disclose your information, as necessary, if we believe that there has been a violation of our Boot Camp Terms (including investigation of potential violations thereof), any other legal document or contract related to the Boot Camp Service, or the rights of any third party.
  6. Fraud; Security: We access and disclose your information to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or other technical issues.
  7. Consent; Other: We share information with third parties when we have your consent or otherwise as described to you at the point of collection.
  8. Sale or Transfer of Business or Assets: Trilogy may sell or purchase assets during the normal course of our business. If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use your information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.
  9. International Transfers: We transfer personal information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to other countries, including the United Kingdom, United States and South Africa. Where information is transferred outside the EEA to a third party in a country that is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, data is adequately protected by Standard Contractual Clauses or a Service Provider’s Binding Corporate Rules. A copy of the relevant mechanism can be provided for your review on request to privacy@trilogyed.com.


Information Security and Data Retention

We are committed to protecting the security of your information. We maintain what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your information and to prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy, and ensure appropriate use of your information. The accuracy, safety, and security of your information also depend on you. Where we have given you – or where you have chosen – a password for access to any parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you not share your password with anyone. Even though we do our best to protect your information, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee our security measures. We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to or acquisition of your information. 

We retain your personal information for as long as we have a relationship with you. We also may retain your personal information for longer period of time which enables us to: 

Accessing and Managing Your Personal Information

If you have created a profile after enrolling in a Program, you may access your personal information through your user profile. 

In some instances, you may be eligible to (a) ask us for a copy of your personal information; (b) correct, delete, or restrict processing of your personal information; and/or (c) obtain the personal information you provide to us in a structured, machine readable format. In addition, you may have the right under applicable law to object to the processing of your personal information in some circumstances. 

Your rights regarding your personal information may be limited, for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal personal information about another person or would infringe the rights of a third party (including our rights), or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping. We will inform you of the relevant exemption upon which we rely when responding to any request you make. 

Our use of certain personal information is necessary for us to provide information to you about the Program or to provide services to you through the Website or otherwise. If you choose not to provide this personal information or request that Trilogy delete or restrict the processing of this personal information, you may not be able to participate in the Program, and we may not be able to provide you with other services, including those provided through the Website or advertised about the Program. 

If you wish to access or delete your information as described in this section, please fill out Trilogy’s Data Request Form.  If you believe your rights regarding your personal information have been infringed upon, please contact us privacy@trilogyed.com. For individuals located in the United Kingdom, EEA or Switzerland who have unresolved concerns, you also have a right to lodge a complaint with your applicable Data Protection Authority.


Additional Information

Public Forums; Publicly Available Content

Any information you may disclose through the Website on message boards, in chat rooms, or on other public areas, such as on webinars that you may attend about the Program, may be viewed by others, including your classmates and learning facilitators. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these public areas. If you do not want Trilogy to store metadata associated with your content, please remove the metadata before uploading your content. 

Third-Party Content 

The Website may also offer you the ability to interact with content provided by third parties not affiliated with Trilogy (“Third-Party Content”). Third-Party Content linked to or embedded on this Website is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties. Your use of Third-Party Content is subject to each site’s privacy policy, which may be different from ours. We have no control over the information that is collected, stored, or used by Third Party Content.

Questions or Concerns About this Privacy Policy 

You may direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy to us at privacy@trilogyed.com. You can also contact our EU representative (identified below). We review this Privacy Policy from time to time and reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. If we do make material changes, we will give notice via the Website or by otherwise notifying you.

You also have the right to file a complaint with the data protection regulator in the country where our “data controller” is located, where our EU representative is located (if you live in the EU), or the country where you live (e.g., if you live in Europe, the European Data Protection Authority where you live, or if you live in South Africa, the information regulator). A list of Trilogy data controllers can be found here

If you reside in the EU, you can contact our EU representative at DataRep, 12 Northbrook Road, Dublin, D06 E8W5, Ireland, datarequest@datarep.com. If you reside in the UK, you can contact our UK representative at 2U Group (UK) Ltd, c/o Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, 40 Bank Street Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom, E14 5DS, +44 20 3457 5774.

To make a request to delete or access personal data, or for more information about the personal data Trilogy has about you, use Trilogy’s Data Request Form.