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Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice provides you information on Stanford University’s collection and use of personal information when you log in and access the Coursera training tool, which is a third party learning and educational resource provided by Stanford in collaboration with Coursera.

Types of Personal Information Collected and Used

Personal information is any information related to an identified or identifiable individual. When using this tool, you provide to Coursera, and Coursera collects and uses, personal information as indicated in the Coursera Privacy Policy, which you must agree to before using the tool. Coursera also shares with Stanford University some of that personal information including: your name and email; your enrollment status, progress, performance, and activity in a course, specialization, project, or program; as well as any learner feedback that you provide directly.

Purpose and Use of your Personal Information

Stanford University will process your personal information shared by Coursera for the purpose of providing the most relevant professional development opportunities for Stanford employees, supporting their learning needs and growth, and providing insights into the learning experiences of Stanford users.

Stanford also processes your personal information in accordance with the Stanford University Online Privacy Policy where applicable and will use this personal information only for its intended purpose. Your consent will be requested before Stanford decides to process your personal information for any additional purposes not described in this Privacy Notice.

Data Transfer

By logging in and accessing the Coursera tool, you agree to provide Stanford University and Coursera access to your personal information. Except as described herein, Stanford will not disclose, share, or sell your personal information to any third parties unless we provide you appropriate notice and you have consented to this disclosure.

If you are located outside the United States (U.S.) and you access and use the Coursera tool, then your personal information is transferred to the U.S. Please refer to the Coursera Privacy Policy on how they protect your personal information and ensure lawful grounds are used for transferring of personal information to the U.S.

Control of Data

Stanford University is committed to facilitate exercising of your rights as granted by applicable data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please see the Stanford University Online Privacy Policy and the specific section on exercising your rights regarding personal information Stanford has of you. Please refer to the Coursera Privacy Policy on exercising your rights regarding personal information maintained by Coursera.


Stanford University is committed to processing your personal information in a secure manner and use of specific technical and organizational measures to prevent any personal information from accidental or deliberate compromise. Please refer to the Coursera Privacy Policy on the appropriate technical and security measures the Coursera tool has to protect personal information it collects and processes.[MDS4] [KT5] 


The Coursera tool is not intended to be used by persons under the age of 13. Stanford University does not knowingly collect personal information from such persons through this tool. If Stanford becomes aware that a person under the age of 13 has provided personal information, Stanford will take appropriate actions to stop processing and remove their personal information.

Contact Information

For more information on how Stanford University collects and processes your personal information, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact us at:

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using the Coursera tool and voluntarily providing your personal information, you agree to the collection and use of such personal information by Stanford University as set forth in this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice, or to Coursera’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please do not access or use the Coursera tool.

Effective Date

We reserve the right to modify, alter, or update this Privacy Notice at any time and any such changes will be effective upon posting. The time stamp you see on the Privacy Notice will indicate the last revision date. The effective date of this notice is January 1, 2023.