Privacy Policy

The following privacy policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site (“Site”) and the Services accessible on the Site. This Site provides access to publicly available curricular materials and Services which consist of registration for instructors to access additional curricular materials (“Services”).

1. What personal information is gathered about you?

The Service only collects information from Instructors. Non-instructors, including, but not limited to, students are not permitted to register an account with the Services.

Account registration information: When registering for a user account in order to use the Services, you are asked for your name and email address. The only Personally Identifiable Information (PII) we collect from this Site and the Services are your name, email address, institution name, and role at your institution. Providing this information is voluntary, but it is required if you want to use the Services. If you choose not to provide user account information, you will not be able to use the Services. 

Site use information: Information on your access to the Site is gathered automatically when you access and use the Site. This information includes IP address, information on your browser and operating system version, your choices, session time, click path analysis, and time spent on pages, and details on your page requests. Collection of this information is automatic, so we cannot stop it from being collected. 

Realizeit form information: If you would like more information about courses offered by our technology partner Realizeit, you may voluntarily choose to complete a form available on our Site which collects your first name, last name, institution, digital courses of interest, and preferred method of digital course delivery. 

 "Data" as referred to in this policy include account registration information and site use information. We are authorized to store your Data by your consent. If you do not want us to store your Data, do not use this Site or Services, and do not register a user account. 

2. How do we use the personal information we collect?

The Services only collects Data necessary to fulfill our duties and provide the Services. Data may also be used to study ways to improve the Services.

Your user account information (name, email address, institution name, and role at your institution) is used solely to provide the Service to you. We may also use your user account information to contact you for the purpose of providing customer support.

Site use information is used for monitoring materials access, and diagnosis of user-reported issues. 

Realizeit form information is collected if you choose to voluntarily complete the form available on our Site for the purpose of providing your information to Realizeit so they can provide you more information on digital courses.

We may use de-identified Data for product development or improvement, research or other purposes. De-identified Data will have all personal identifiers removed, including name and email address. We do not attempt to re-identify de-identified information.

3. With whom is your information shared?

We do not disclose any account registration information to any third party without your consent, except when necessary to provide the Services or if required by law, regulation, government request, or other legal process like a subpoena or public records act request. 

We share site use information with our subcontractors (e.g., an external vendor providing a service used to deliver the Site), who are required to comply with the confidentiality provisions of this policy, and the Terms of Service. WestEd will share the names of subcontractors with users upon request.

Realizeit form information will be shared with Realizeit. Realizeit may then use the information you voluntarily submit on the form on our Site to create an instructor account on Realizeit, which would allow you to access and configure a digital course. Realizeit is a Third Party Site. WestEd assumes no responsibility for services or applications that may be accessed by way of links on the Services to sites hosted by third parties that are outside of WestEd's control ("Third-Party Sites"). WestEd does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Third Party Site or Third Party Content and disclaims all liability for any errors, omissions, violation of third-party rights or illegal conduct arising from such content or sites. The inclusion of a link to any Third Party Site in the Services does not imply that the owners of such Third-Party Sites have sponsored or endorsed the Services. Access and use of Reference Sites and Third Party Content, including the information, materials, products and services on or available through such sites is solely at your own risk. WestEd is not responsible for the accessibility of Third- Party Sites.

We may disclose any Data (including, but not limited to, personal information or private electronic communication transmitted on the Service): (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, government request, or other legal process; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary to provide the Service; or (iii) to protect the data security, rights, or property of WestEd or its  sponsors, providers, or licensors. 

4. Do the California Consumer Privacy Act and California Privacy Rights Act apply to WestEd?

As a California Joint Power Authority, the California Consumer Privacy Act and California Privacy Rights Act do not apply to WestEd. However, WestEd takes data privacy very seriously and is careful to build data security provisions into its agreements. WestEd does not sell the personal information of its Site users. If you have questions about WestEd’s privacy policy, please email

5. How can you access your Data or update or correct inaccuracies?

You have a right to access the records containing personal information about you that we maintain. Upon request, at, we will give you a  copy of your user account information, the only personal information we collect from you. You may also request to modify, correct, change, or update your user account information or request that your user account information be removed from our database by emailing us at We will only send your user account information to the email address on file for the user account associated with it.

6. What about other sites linked from the Services?

Please be aware that when you are on the Site, you can be directed to other sites that we do not control. These other sites may send their own cookies,* collect data, or solicit personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party sites. If students or instructors choose to access Realizeit, Realizeit’s privacy policy and terms of use govern the information gathering and dissemination practices for their site. 

* “Cookies” are text files sent from a site’s server and stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow sites to personalize and save preferences. Cookies can be used to collect anonymous data and serve the user with specifically targeted ads. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually configure your browser to prevent that.

7. How is information stored?

WestEd stores and processes Data in a secure computing environment that follows industry standards for data security including appropriate and reasonable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, and use. We maintain a written data security plan.

Your Agreement

By clicking accept on the pop up box when you visit the Site or register an account on the Site, you acknowledge and agree to this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change, add, or remove all or part of our privacy policy at any time by posting the changes on this page. Clicking agree following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept such changes. If you do not agree to this policy, do not use the Site or Services available on the Site. 

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about our privacy policy, please contact WestEd at 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, California 94107 or (415) 565-3000 or email us at Upon request, Lewis Hosie, may inform you regarding the location of your records and the categories of any person who uses the information in those records.