Last Updated: February 7, 2019
Thank you for visiting the McGraw-Hill Education (“MHE”) Privacy Center. The MHE Privacy Office is tasked with ensuring the appropriate collection, use, sharing, and handling of your personally identifiable information and personal data (collectively “PII”). At MHE, we take the privacy and security of PII seriously. We've created this Privacy Center in order to offer you the details you require around the PII we collect about you, no matter what your relationship is with us.
MHE's products are intended for the use by and in conjunction with parents, educators and students. Since this includes students in the K-12 range, and due to the increasing focus on the security and protection of personal and student information, MHE is committed to complying with regulations applicable to the collection and use of the PII of minors, such as COPPA and FERPA. Additionally, MHE recognizes and acknowledges current data protection laws in the European Union (General Data Protection Regulation), Switzerland, and around the world.
If you are an educator, parent, or student, and MHE is a service provider to your school or organization, please reach out to the appropriate representative at your school or organization with questions or inquiries. If you are a customer, please reach out to the Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided below.
These notices do not cover other organizations' sites that may be accessible via links on our sites. These sites have their own privacy notices and we encourage you to read them.
For more detailed information, please click on either the Customers, Educators, Parents, or Students tab below based on your relationship with MHE. Please note that depending on the nature of the relationship or services you receive from MHE, you may need to review more than one tab. Translations and PDF versions of each notice are available under the Files and Translations tab.
MHE may, from time to time, modify any of the notices in the Privacy Center to reflect legal, technological and other developments. In that event, the changes will appear at this location and you may be notified directly as required by local law.
Any questions or complaints regarding anything contained in the Privacy Center or the collection, use, disclosure, or transfer of PII covered in the notices, should be directed to the Data Protection Officer by emailing email@example.com or calling +1-646-766-3199. You may also contact McGraw-Hill Education's Local Privacy Official.
For more detailed information, please click the appropriate link below based on your relationship with McGraw-Hill Education.
Please note that this notice applies to individuals who visit McGraw-Hill Education (“MHE”) commercial web sites or otherwise interact with us as customers via our web sites, social media, or at events. As a customer, you may also be an end user. Please be sure to review our End User Privacy Notice regarding our privacy practices for end user PII. Our commercial web sites, such as mheducation.com, are not intended for use by minors below the age of 13. Privacy information for users of our digital learning systems, including those under the age of 13, can be found under the appropriate tabs (End User and Parents).
McGraw-Hill Education is a global organization. We follow privacy laws and regulations that are applicable to our company and our services in the areas where we do business. By accessing our web sites or otherwise providing your personal information to McGraw-Hill Education, you acknowledge that we will process your PII in accordance with this notice.
Any questions or complaints regarding this notice or the collection, use, disclosure, or transfer of PII (as defined below) covered by this notice should be directed to the McGraw-Hill Education Data Protection Officer. Please direct any questions or complaints to the Data Protection Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +1-646-766-3199. If applicable, you may choose to lodge a complaint with your national data protection authority at any time. For local privacy contact information, please contact McGraw-Hill Education’s Local Privacy Official.
Effective May 9, 2018
Personally Identifiable Information, or PII, shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject") including personal data as defined under applicable local law. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
We collect PII, such as contact information, education details, or payment information, in order to provide you with the product and/or service requested.
We, or our service providers on our behalf, collect PII and other information when you access and/or submit PII on one of our web sites or interact with us at an event. You are not required to provide PII; however, in order to use certain services, we may need to collect certain PII for that service to function properly (e.g., to finalize your purchase) or for us to provide you with requested information.
Depending on the service or transaction, the PII we collect includes information from the following categories:
We automatically collect computer metadata and content to provide, improve, and maintain our products and services.
Third parties also collect information automatically from you across websites and over time through the use of their own cookies, web beacons, and tracking mechanisms. This information is used to enable the functions of the site, as well as customize, maintain, and improve our web sites. You may disable cookies via your browser or third party mechanisms. However, some features of our services may not function properly without them. Third party cookies we use include:
You can change your Web browser's Internet preferences to disable or delete cookies, although that may affect certain functions on this site. To learn how to manage your cookies, please follow the instructions for your specific browser. If you wish to opt out of the use of data collected on our site to send you targeted advertising during your visits to other websites, you should adjust your browser preferences to not accept cookies. As an alternative, the following websites will allow you to opt out of the multi-site cookies http://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://youronlinechoices.eu/.
We will use PII to provide the requested service or to process transactions such as information requests or purchases in order to meet our contractual obligations to you.
Except as described in this notice, we limit the use, collection, and disclosure of your PII to deliver the service or information requested by you. We do not collect, use, or disclose PII that is not reasonably related to the purposes described within this notice without prior notification. Your information may be combined in an aggregate and de-identified manner in order to maintain and/or improve our services.
Where we are permitted by law to do so, we will send electronic marketing communications to you as a customer, depending on your location, however you always have the option to change your marketing preferences.
Depending on your location, where legally permissible, MHE uses your PII to provide you with materials that we believe are of interest. This includes information from the platforms on which you choose to communicate with us including email, social media accounts, mobile devices and apps, MHE websites including text/chat functions, and your shopping cart.
In some locations, such as the European Union, we will only send electronic marketing communications to consumers if you provide your consent, however such communications may still be sent directly to businesses without consent. In all instances, you may choose to change your marketing preferences at any time by completing our Data Request Form, clicking the unsubscribe button in any marketing email you receive from us, or by contacting McGraw-Hill Education's Local Privacy Official.
McGraw-Hill Education shares your information with third parties to provide you with marketing from us, however we will not share your PII with third parties for them to market to you on their own behalf.
Please note, whatever preferences you select for marketing, you may still receive some transactional emails related to the services or products you purchase or use.
In general, we only share your PII in order to provide, maintain, or improve our products or services, or respond to legal requests.
MHE reserves the right to disclose to third parties non-personally identifiable information about our users and their use of the MHE websites and related services. For example, MHE may disclose aggregate data about the overall patterns or demographics of the users of the MHE websites to third parties.
You have the rights to access, export, be informed about, rectify, object to the further processing of, restrict the processing of, and withdraw consent to the processing of, and erase your PII.
Our IT security team has established industry standard security measures to protect your PII from unauthorized access and use.
MHE takes reasonable precautions to protect your information. When you submit personal information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. MHE utilizes reasonable security measures to protect the security and confidentiality of your PII from unauthorized access and use.
We will retain your data for the minimum amount of time necessary to accomplish the purpose for which it was collected, and thereafter no longer than is permitted under MHE’s data retention policies. We will retain and use your data as necessary to comply with our obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements.
For information on the retention period that applies, reach out to the Privacy Office by emailing email@example.com or calling +1-646-766-3199.
McGraw-Hill Education is a global organization. Depending on your location, and the product or service, your information may be stored and processed within secure data centers at one or many of our locations. MHE has committed to meeting the requirements of local data protection laws, including EU law, to the extent required. If your data is stored locally, then your local laws prevail.
We recognize and acknowledge current data protection laws in the European Union, Switzerland, and around the world. To comply with privacy laws in the European Union, we have implemented appropriate contracts for the international transfer of PII, on the basis of the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and other international models as required by local law, to provide a legal mechanism for transferring data to MHE locations globally. For more information on the aforementioned model contracts and how to obtain a copy of the contract, please contact the Privacy Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-646-766-3199.