This General Data Protection Regulation Policy (GDPR Policy) will explain how our Wayside Publishing (we or us) uses personal data and certain other information in connection with our Learning. This GDPR Policy supplements other privacy policies and privacy notices that we publish and various privacy and data protection-related agreements between us and our customers and product users.

Terms used in this GDPR Policy that have defined meanings in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have the meanings defined in regulation. In this GDPR Policy, “you” means the individual user of the Service


  1. What data do we collect?

    Wayside Publishing collects the following data:

    • Course grade

    • Class forums (not email or blogs) that are monitored by instructors/teachers

    • Student school enrollment

    • Student scheduled courses

    • Email address

    • Local (School District) ID number (if rostering or integrating)

    • Transcript of enrolled course(s) only

  2. How do we collect your data?

    Directly from you when you provide it to us.

    Automatically as you navigate through the Service. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.

    From third parties, for example, our business partners.

  3. How will we use your data?

    Under the GDPR principles of data processing, personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject. Data is collected for a specified, explicit, and legitimate purpose and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.

  4. How do we store your data?

    Wayside Publishing's Service follows Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) requirements. Data is stored using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and encrypted at rest using no less than 256-bit AES. District passwords and data transmitted through web browsers are encrypted in transit using TLS 1.2 protocol when requested, by default we use TLS 1.3. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website.

  5. Marketing

    We may sometimes use your personal data to contact you. At any time, you may opt out of receiving such contacts, except as applicable laws require.

  6. What are your data protection rights?

    • The Right of Access

      You have the right to request that we provide you copies of your personal data. We generally do not charge any fees for this service but may do so in come cases where our costs of providing copies are significant.

    • The Right to have Details Corrected and Amended

      You may request that we correct any personal data about you that you believe is inaccurate. You may also request that we complete personal data about you that you believe is incomplete.

    • The Right to be Forgotten (also called the Right to Erasure)

      You may request that we delete personal data about you, subject to our legal obligations and our agreements with third parties such as schools and school districts.

    • Right to Object to the Processing of Data

      You may object to our processing of personal data about you under certain conditions

  7. What are cookies?

    Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit or use the Service, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies.

    In general, there are three diverse ways to classify cookies: what purpose they serve, how long they endure, and their provenance.

    • Duration

      Session cookies – These cookies are temporary and expire once you close your browser (or once your session ends).

      Persistent cookies — This category encompasses all cookies that remain on your hard drive until you erase them, or your browser does, depending on the cookie’s expiration date. All persistent cookies have an expiration date written into their code, but their duration can vary. You generally have the option to delete cookies manually by using the settings and tools on the device or devices that you use to access the Service

    • Purpose

      Strictly necessary cookies — These cookies are essential for you to browse the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Cookies that allow web shops to hold your items in your cart while you are shopping online are an example of strictly necessary cookies. These cookies will be first-party session cookies. While it is not required to obtain consent for these cookies, what they do and why they are necessary should be explained to the user.

      Preferences cookies — Also known as “functionality cookies,” these cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer, what region you would like weather reports for, or what your username and password are so you can automatically log in.

      Statistics cookies — Also known as “performance cookies,” these cookies collect information about how you use a website, like which pages you visited, and which links you clicked on. None of this information can be used to identify you. It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions. This includes cookies from third-party analytics services if the cookies are for the exclusive use of the owner of the website visited.

      Marketing cookies — These cookies track your online activity to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising or to limit how many times you see an ad. These cookies can share that information with other organizations or advertisers. These are persistent cookies and always of third-party provenance.

  8. How do we use cookies?

    Wayside Publishing allow users to access our service even if they refuse to allow the use of certain cookies

  9. What types of cookies do we use?

    Those that are strictly necessary, or which facilitate or improve the Service.

  10. How to Manage Cookies

    You may set your browser not to accept cookies. In some cases, some of our Service features may not function as a result.

  11. Privacy policies and practices of other websites

    Wayside Publishing’s Service contains links to other sites. Our GDPR Policy and our other privacy policies, private notices, and privacy and data protection agreements apply only to Wayside Publishing. If you are taken to another website, or product, your use of that website or product will be subject to that third party’s own privacy and data practices.

  12. How to contact us

    If you have any questions about this GDPR Policy or, the data we collect about you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us at; we will respond to such requests to exercise those rights within one month.

  13. Changes to our GDPR Policy

    We update our GDPR Policy from time to time and may update it at any time in the future. This GDPR Policy was last updated on January 30, 2023.