Professional Development Academy


Effective Date: May 23, 2018

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") explains how the Professional Development Academy collects and uses information that you provide via our websites (the "Sites") or in connection with other products or services we provide where we collect information from you and this Policy is referenced. These products and services and the Sites are collectively referred to as the “Services” in this Policy.

Please read this Policy before you submit any information to us. By using our Services, you consent to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this Policy. If you do not agree with the content of this Policy, you should refrain from using our Services.


The Professional Development Academy gathers the following types of information about users:

  1. Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to register information, receive our electronic notifications, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys, or other functionality offered through the Sites.
  2. Personal and non-personal information about you, like updated contact information or additional demographic information, obtained from our affiliates and other third parties.

In order to facilitate your logging into the Sites, we place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal information although it will enable us to relate your use of our Sites to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided as well as information about you we have in our database. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Cookies are required to use our Sites.


The Professional Development Academy reserves the right to use the information we collect to enforce the legal terms that govern the use of our Services.


The Professional Development Academy may share your information with third parties in the following instances:

  1. For legitimate business purposes connected with the provision of the Services. FoWhere information is shared with a third party for a legitimate business purpose, we will seek reasonable assurances from that third party that the personal information will be processed for legitimate reasons and appropriately protected.
  2. To comply with applicable law or valid legal process, establish or exercise our legal rights, or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.
  3. To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect the rights, property or safety of the Professional Development Academy, our affiliates, our users or the public; and in connection with our Terms of Service and other agreements.
  4. In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, sale of all or some of our assets, or bankruptcy.
  5. If you consent to such sharing.


The Professional Development Academy uses a variety of security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or disclosure or destruction of your personal information. These measures vary based on the sensitivity of the information that The Professional Development Academy collects. Transmission of login credentials are protected through a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate. Other content interactions on the Sites, including messaging, posting content and making a comment may or may not be protected by the SSL certificate. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be entirely secure, so please use caution when transmitting personal information on our Sites.


We give users options wherever necessary and practical.


Links to third-party websites, applications and other services may be made available through the Services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party services. Any information you provide via those services is subject to the applicable privacy policies and is not covered by this Policy.


The Services are operated in the United States and are governed by United States law. If you are a resident of the European Union or other location outside the United States, please be advised that any information you provide through the Services will be transferred to the United States or other designated locations outside of the United States for certain processing/hosting operations. By using the Services, you consent to this transfer and to the use of your information as described herein.


Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. We do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working toward defining exactly what DNT means, what it means to comply with DNT, and a common approach to responding to DNT. To learn more about Do Not Track, you can do so here.


California Law permits visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to