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Privacy Policy for ZERO TO THREE Learning Center

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The following Privacy Policy relates specifically to the ZERO TO THREE Learning Center. For the full ZERO TO THREE privacy policy, please visit www.zerotothree.org/privacy.



Effective May 21, 2018

ZERO TO THREE: NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS & FAMILIES (“ZERO TO THREE”) has created this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within ZERO TO THREE’S websites (collectively, the “Websites”). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Websites located at the following URLs: www.zerotothree.org; partner Websites; www.rallyforbabies.org and www.babiesonthehomefront.org; as well as subdomains: annualconference.zerotothree.org, careercenter.zerotothree.org, learningcenter.zerotothree.org, knowledgeonline.zerotothree.org, memberconnect.zerotothree.org, stc.zerotothree.org, rsvp.zerotothree.org, www.thinkbabies.org, and promo.zerotothree.org. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to by sending an email to gdpr@zerotothree.org. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

How We Collect and Use Your Personal Information

Registration and Purchase Information

When you purchase a product or service from us or register for membership, events, courses, or one of the other services we provide, our purchase and registration forms require users to give us personally identifiable information and personal data (collectively, “PII”) that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), mailing and billing addresses, telephone number, interests, and similar information. If you choose to complete the purchase or registration form, and in doing so provide personal information about yourself, ZERO TO THREE may use that information to fulfill your purchase, process your registration, provide you with customer service, track and analyze your engagement in ZERO TO THREE activities, and market products and services to you.

Payment Information

We do not request or store commercially sensitive/high-risk information from our visitors, such as credit card or Social Security numbers. In addition, we do not view or store payment card information you provide to us on our website. If you choose to pay for a product or service with a credit card or other bank information on our website, Stripe, a third-party payment processor, will process this information so that we can provide you with the product or service you request from us.

Special Categories of Information

We do not request information related to your political opinions, philosophical or religious beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, or biometric data. From time to time, we may request information on your ethnicity/race or data concerning health. Providing this information is always voluntary and we will obtain your consent before processing this data.

Your User Profile/Account

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords associated with your ZERO TO THREE account, and monitoring all activity under your account. You assume full responsibility for all activities that occur under your account (unless ZERO TO THREE is the direct cause of a security breach).

Communicating with Us

When you interact with ZERO TO THREE by email, telephone or in person, we may collect PII, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address and contact preferences; and information about your membership and the products you own and services you receive. We keep a record of your correspondence or comments, including Personal Information, in a file specific to you. We may use this information to help us provide you with better service in the event that you contact us again.


If users elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about ZERO TO THREE’s Websites, you confirm that you have consent from the relevant friend to provide ZERO TO THREE with your friend’s name and email address. ZERO TO THREE automatically will send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Websites. ZERO TO THREE stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

How We Disclose Your Personal Information

ZERO TO THREE will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose your PII to third parties unless such disclosure is necessary for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, by law or a policy or notice contained or associated with a specific ZERO TO THREE product or service. Unless you give us permission to do so, we will not share your PII with third parties other than as specified in this Privacy Policy.

Disclosures to Third Parties Assisting In Our Operations. We may share your PII under confidentiality agreements and any legally required data processing agreements with other companies that work with, or on behalf of, ZERO TO THREE to provide products and services, such as those who are providing email solutions, providing cloud hosting services, analyzing data and usage of the Websites, fulfilling bookstore orders, providing event registration support, hosting online content (such as online courses, webinars, podcasts, or e-books), providing community chat functionality, processing continuing education assessment, or providing support and maintenance services for the Website, as well as legal, regulatory, audit and other professional advisors. These companies may use your PII to assist us in our operations or for our legitimate business interests. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances. We may provide information about you, including PII, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal processes or governmental regulations or inquiries, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.

Other Parties with Your Consent or At Your Direction. In addition to the disclosures described in this Privacy Policy, we may share information about you with third parties when you consent to or request such sharing. Business Transfers. We may share your PII with other business entities in connection with the sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of all or a portion of ZERO TO THREE’s business to such business entity. We will require any such successor business entity to honor the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Automatically Collected Information and Anonymous Information Each time you visit a Website, ZERO TO THREE collects some information to improve the overall quality of your online experience.

Aggregated Data. ZERO TO THREE collects aggregate queries for internal reporting and also counts, tracks, and aggregates the visitor’s activity into ZERO TO THREE’s analysis of general traffic-flow at the Websites. To these ends, ZERO TO THREE may merge information about you into aggregated group data. In some cases, ZERO TO THREE may remove personal identifiers from PII and maintain it in aggregate form that may later be combined with other information to generate fully anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Such anonymous, group data may be shared on an aggregated basis with ZERO TO THREE’s affiliates, business partners, service providers and/or vendors; if it does so, ZERO TO THREE will not disclose your individual identity.

Web Server Logs and IP Addresses. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that automatically identifies the computer or device you have used to access the Internet. The IP address enables our server to send you the web pages that you want to visit, and it may disclose the server owned by your Internet Service Provider. ZERO TO THREE may use IP addresses to conduct Website analyses and performance reviews and to administer the Website, although it will not combine traffic data with user accounts.

Cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a user’s computer for purposes of storing information about a user’s preferences. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s computer. Many websites use cookies as a standard practice to provide useful features when a user visits the website and most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. ZERO TO THREE uses cookies to improve your online experience when visiting the Website. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, but some portions of a Website or our product or service checkout process may not work properly if you refuse cookies. A session cookie is one that exists for the time period that your browser is open. A persistent cookie is one that is saved on your device/computer even after the browser is closed. Like many websites, we may use both session cookies and persistent cookies.

Web Beacons. Some of the Websites’ web pages may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about Website usage. A web beacon is an electronic image (also referred to as an “action tag,” “single-pixel,” or “clear GIF”) that is commonly used to track the traffic patterns of users from one web page to another in order to maximize web traffic flow and to otherwise analyze the effectiveness of the Website. Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.

Analytics Data. ZERO TO THREE uses analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our Websites. Site visitors may opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or they may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines, Policies, and Restrictions.

Response to “Do Not Track” Signals Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates, although web browsers incorporate and activate this functionality in different ways, and it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted. There currently is disagreement, including among participants in the leading Internet standards-setting organization, concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals. ZERO TO THREE currently does not take action in response to these signals, but, if and when a standard is established and accepted, we may reassess how to respond to these signals.

Children’s Privacy Protection

Under Age 16. ZERO TO THREE does not knowingly collect or retain personally identifiable information about persons under 16 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to ZERO TO THREE via a Website represents that they are 16 years of age or older. The Websites do not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifiable information online from children under the age of 16 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we learn that a child under the age of 16 (or such legally required higher age) has submitted personally identifiable information online without parental consent, we will take all reasonable measures to delete such information from our databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required or allowed by law). If you become aware of any personally identifiable information we have collected from children under 16, please contact us at gdpr@zerotothree.org.

Under Age 18. Minors under 18 years of age may have the PII that they have provided to us through the Websites deleted by contacting us at GDPR@zerotothree.org and requesting deletion. Please note that, while we make reasonable efforts to comply with such requests, deletion of your personal information does not ensure complete and comprehensive removal of that data from all our systems and back-up systems.


ZERO TO THREE understands that storing our data in a secure manner is essential. ZERO TO THREE stores PII and other data using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification. All information that you transmit to ZERO TO THREE through the Websites is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption. We protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Websites that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of ZERO TO THREE. Please note, however, that while ZERO TO THREE has endeavored to create secure and reliable websites for users, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Website or via e-mail cannot be guaranteed.


The Websites may contain links to other websites. ZERO TO THREE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites. Users should be aware of this when they leave our Website, and review the privacy statements of each third-party website. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Website. ZERO TO THREE maintains accounts on third-party websites, such as social media sites, as tools to better interact with the public. The security and privacy policies of third-party websites apply to your activity on those sites.

Privacy Settings/Opt Out/Changes/Access

If you would like your PII removed from our database, changed or updated, you can contact us at gdpr@zerotothree.org. If requested, we will promptly verify and delete your account and you will no longer receive emails from ZERO TO THREE. Your removal from the mailing list or database will not remove records of past transactions or delete information stored in our data backups and archives where we are required to keep your data for legitimate business or legal requirements. Data on past transactions and data stored in backups and archives will be deleted in the normal course of our business. You have the right to access or, if required by applicable laws, receive a copy of your PII held by us by making a written request by sending an email to gdpr@zerotothree.org.

Website Visitors from Outside the United States

ZERO TO THREE, its servers, and many of its data processors are located in the United States and are subject to the applicable laws of the United States (where data privacy laws are less stringent than in the European Union and some other jurisdictions). If you choose to access or use the Websites and our related products and services, you consent to the transfer, use and disclosure of information to the United States (or any other jurisdiction (as appropriate) that have been deemed not to provide an adequate level of protection for PII by the European Commission), in accordance with this Privacy Policy and subject to such applicable laws.
We will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to adequately protect the PII you provide to us, including by implementing appropriate technical and organizational security measures as well as appropriate contractual measures with data processors and other recipients of data to secure data transfers in the form of standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission from time to time or such equivalent data transfer agreements or arrangements in compliance with the applicable law.

EU Data Protection (EU General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR)

To the extent ZERO TO THREE receives or processes personal data directly from an individual located in the European Union (“EU”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”) through this Website, or through electronic or regular mail from such individual, the following additional principles and disclosures pursuant to Article 13, General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) upon its application shall apply:
a) Identity and the contact details of the data controller: ZERO TO THREE, 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037.
b) Contact details of the privacy officer: see the “Contact” section below.
c) Purposes of the processing for which the personal data are intended:

To fulfill our contractual obligations by providing you with the services and products you request from ZERO TO THREE (e.g., fulfill your purchase; process your registration; send data-driven communications with new resources or information regarding child development, your membership, our organization, or activities you for which you are registered; provide you with customer service; etc.).

To pursue our legitimate interests in improving our services and your experience with ZERO TO THREE (e.g., tracking and analyzing engagement in ZERO TO THREE activities; direct marketing of products and services to you).

To learn more about the populations we serve and their needs through the use of consent-based surveys. d) The recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data: employees and consultants of ZERO TO THREE who respond to your inquiries and requests for products and services and third-party service providers who facilitate the services and products offered by ZERO TO THREE. We may share your personal data under confidentiality agreements and any legally required data processing agreements with other companies that work with, or on behalf of, ZERO TO THREE to provide products and services. These include, but are not limited to:

BrightKey, USA
Corporate Communications Group, USA
Meeting Management Services, USA
HigherLogic, USA
BlueToad, Inc., USA, UK
Naylor Association Solutions, USA
Nimble AMS, USA
Act-On Software, Inc., USA, UK
Widgix, LLC (dba SurveyGizmo), USA
Insight, USA
Authorize.Net, USA, UK
Navision Serenic Software, USA
SalesForce, USA
SalsaLabs, USA
Amazon AWS, USA, UK (Apps)
Convex, USA
Survey Monkey
Native iOS/Android Applications

e) The personal data will be stored by ZERO TO THREE for an indefinite period of time and may be used in all of some of the following ways to: fulfill your purchase; process your registration; provide you with customer service; track and analyze your engagement in ZERO TO THREE activities; and market products and services to you.
f) The individual has the right at any time to request from ZERO TO THREE access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the individual or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. In these cases, please send your email request to ZERO TO THREE’s Privacy Officer at the address provided in the “Contact” section.
g) The individual has right to withdraw his/her consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal, by sending an email to the Privacy Officer at the address provided in the “Contact” section.
h) The individual has the right to lodge a complaint with his/her data protection authority against the data processing.
i) The individual is obliged to provide his/her personal data to ZERO TO THREE (such as name and contact) so that ZERO TO THREE can respond to the inquiry.
j) ZERO TO THREE will not use the personal data of the individual for automated decision-making, including profiling.
k) Where ZERO TO THREE intends to further process the personal data for a purpose other than that for which the personal data were collected, ZERO TO THREE will provide the individual prior to that further processing with information on that other purpose and with any relevant further information, insofar as the individual does not already have the information.

Data Retention

ZERO TO THREE will retain your PII in accordance with its data retention policy. For the purposes of this section, we keep your data indefinitely so that we can continue to provide you with new offers, services, or information, where applicable, and so that we can communicate with you regarding past services, memberships, and products. In order to be completely removed from our database, you must submit a request to be forgotten to gdpr@zerotothree.org.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve. If we update the Privacy Policy, we will let you know about our changes we consider material by email with notification of the updated Privacy Policy. By accessing or using the Website or our services after we have placed such a notice, you consent to the new practice(s) identified in the update. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will always be available on the website at www.zerotothree.org/privacy. You can check the “effective date” posted at the top to see when the Privacy Policy was last updated. Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of these Websites, or your dealings with any of these Websites, you can contact:

Data Privacy Officer
1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20037

You can also send an email to: gdpr@zerotothree.org



Effective May 25, 2018

By registering on the ZERO TO THREE Learning Center (the “Service”), you agree to abide by the ZERO TO THREE Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) and the Learning Center Supplemental Terms of Service (the “Supplemental Terms of Service”) set forth herein.

ZERO TO THREE: NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS & FAMILIES (“ZERO TO THREE”) provides the Service to you subject to the Supplemental Terms of Service. In order to use the Service, you must agree to the Supplemental Terms of Service. We may amend these terms at any time by posting the amended Supplemental Terms of Service on this website. Amendments are effective 7 days after posting. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read our Terms of Use as well as our Privacy Policy located at the top of this webpage, if you have not done so already.

Acceptable Use

You agree to not to use the Service to: Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any information that:
(i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(ii) harm minors in any way;
(iii) impersonates any person or entity, whether actual or fictitious;

Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available:
(i) any information that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; or
(ii) any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation;
Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service.

Engage in any unlawful or unauthorized activity, or for any unlawful or unauthorized purpose, including any activity or purpose that is in violation of U.S. laws or the laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

Registration and Passcode

By registering with the Service, you will create and/or be provided with a single User Identification (“ID”) and password to log in to your account with the Service (“Account”). Your ID and Account may only be used by you. A single ID and Account cannot be shared by multiple persons. You are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of your ID and password, which includes not sharing your ID and password with other individuals. You shall be responsible for all uses of your Account, whether or not authorized by you.

You agree to immediately notify ZERO TO THREE of any unauthorized use of your Account. You also agree to:
(i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as submitted to the Service, and
(ii) maintain and promptly update your Account’s profile information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if ZERO TO THREE has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, then ZERO TO THREE has the right to immediately suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service or related products and services (or any portion thereof).


You agree to indemnify and hold ZERO TO THREE and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of information you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of our Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Supplemental Terms of Service, and/or your violation of any rights of another.

Disclaimer of Warranties

ZERO TO THREE makes no warranty that: the Service will meet your requirements or the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free. Any materials downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such materials. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the Service shall create warranty not expressly stated in the Terms of Use or these Supplemental Terms of Service.

Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Service is subject to the Limitation of Liability set forth in the Terms of Use.

Account Suspension and Termination

ZERO TO THREE, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service at any time and without prior notice in case of:
a) fraudulent, criminal, grossly negligent, willful, or otherwise intentional misconduct, or violation of any law or regulation, in connection with the performance of your obligations hereunder;
b) demonstrated usage negatively impacting the performance of the Service; and/or
c) breach of the Supplemental Terms of Service. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all content in your Account or any other similar action deemed appropriate.

Billing Refund Policy

The Service is billed in advance and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrading or downgrading of Accounts, or months that an open Account is not used. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made to this policy.


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