Privacy Policy

Who we are

Excel University, Inc ... our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Form Submissions

If you submit a form, the information you submit in the form along with your IP address is stored. We collect this so that we can respond to your form submission and may opt to use it for marketing or promotional purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics, and Google may collect information.

Who we share your data with

We don't sell your data to third parties, however, depending on your actions on our platform (eg, blog opt-in, course enrollment, webinar registration, contact form, etc) we do share your data with third parties as required in the operation of the Excel University platform, for example, our ecommerce partner (Course Merchant), merchant processor (, integration partner (Zapier), email processor (MailParser), accounting provider (Intuit), analytics provider (Google), affiliate partner (iDev), email campaign partner (Active Campaign), LMS partner (Blackboard), and hosting provider (SiteGround).

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Depending on your actions on our platform, we may send your data to specific partners that enable us to provide the requested service.

Your contact information

Your contact information is used by us so that we can follow up with you.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We do not store your data anywhere in our local network, it is stored by our partners including for example, our hosting provider.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We do not store your web data on our network, but if a partner had a data breach, we would seek to notify affected users of the partner's status.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from third parties that help us provide webinars, for example, GoToWebinar.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data