Unizin Engage - PP

Last updated: August 27, 2019

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices of the Unizin, Ltd (“We,” “Us,” or “Unizin”) relating to your use and access of digital versions of certain textbooks and course materials ("Digital Course Materials") provided to you via the Unizin Engage Platform software (collectively the "Engage Platform" or "Platform"). By using and accessing the Engage Platform, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not use the Engage Platform.

Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy shall have the same meaning as in the Engage Platform End User License Agreement ("EULA").

Information Collection & Use

We collect information from you when you use the Engage Platform. Examples of our data collection practices are provided below:

  • The Engage Platform integrates with your University or Institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) and Student Information System (SIS) to retrieve information about you, such as your name and email address.

  • We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Engage Platform. Your IP address is used to gather geographic information about the location of our users.

  • The Engage Platform uses cookies and web beacons to monitor the pages that are visited, the duration of each visit and to obtain other information about the activities on the Platform. Please check your browser to determine how to delete cookies.

  • The Engage Platform collects and stores statistics and other information about the online activities of our users on an aggregated (collected) basis. For example, we track the number of people who view each page, access frequency and duration, the order in which pages are viewed, and other information. We use this information for performance monitoring, sales and marketing purposes, and research purposes.

  • The Engage Platform may also collect analytics data, or use third party analytics tools to measure traffic and usage trends.

The above list provides an example of the types of information that may be collected on the Engage Platform and some of the manner in which it may be used.

Use of Information Collected

We use the Information that we collect about you or that you provide to us in many ways, including but not limited to:

  • Provide you with use of the Engage Platform and Digital Course Materials, and any other information, products or services that you request from us;

  • Send you notifications via text, SMS or email;

  • Identify you when you enter information on the Engage Platform;

  • Give you notice about your account or subscription, such as renewal notice or updates to the software;

  • Complete a transaction or service requested by you, such as printing content from the Digital Course Materials; and

  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights pertaining to any agreements entered into between you and Unizin.

Information Sharing

Although this is not an exhaustive list, we may share or disclose your information in the following instances:

  • To members of Unizin and Unizin, including but not limited to schools and educational institutions, for research, administrative, internal business purposes, and/or development of the Engage Platform.

  • To our affiliates, strategic partners, agents, service providers, agents or independent contractors who help us maintain the Engage Platform and provide other administrative services to us (including, but not limited to, maintaining and analyzing data, sending customer communications on our behalf, credit card processing services, providing customer service).

  • To our Publishers (as defined in the Engage Platform EULA) for research, administrative, educational purposes, including but not limited to using your information to improve your experience with Digital Course Materials. We may, from time to time, receive information from your educational institution about students with disabilities and their need for or use of Digital Course Materals. Such information is de-identified information that we share with Publishers.

  • To fulfill a request made by you.

  • To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property, or the rights and property of our affiliates, or to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users, our systems, or the Engage Platform.

  • To third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process or joint venture including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, and sales, assignments or licenses of some, all or substantially all of our assets. To track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties.

  • To protect against potential fraud, we may verify with third parties the information collected from the Engage Platform. In the course of such verification, we may receive personally identifiable information about you from such services.

Processing Payments

We use a third party, PayPal, to process any payments made via the Engage Platform. We do not have access to your credit card or financial information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or any acts or omissions of PayPal. Information you provide to PayPal and any dealings you have with PayPal will be governed by its privacy policy.

Children’s Privacy

The Engage Platform is not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13 unless and until a school or educational institution has provided appropriate consent and authorization for a student under 13 to use the Engage Platform. Please contact us at privacy@unizin.org if you believe we have collected personal information from anyone under the age 13 without proper consent.

We also strongly encourage parents and guardians to supervise their children’s online activities and to consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personally identifiable information without parental permission.

Forums and Other Posting Areas


International Transfer of Information

Please note that we may transfer the information collected via the Engage Platform to affiliates and subsidiaries or to other third parties, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your information to the United States which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and by providing your information you consent to:

  1. The use of your information for the uses identified above in accordance with this Privacy Policy; and

  2. The transfer of your information to the United States as indicated above.

Third-Party Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Engage Platform and Unizin. The Engage Platform may contain links to other apps or websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, or the content of these other apps or websites, any acts or omissions of any third party websites. Information you provide to the third party and any dealings you have with third parties will be governed by the privacy policy and other policies of that third party.


The Engage Platform has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. For example, our database servers incorporate network, server, and data tier access control features such as security groups and role-based authentication and authorization.

Transmissions over the Internet, however, are never completely secure or error free. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Engage Platform.

Updates to This Policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will update the "Last Updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy and additional terms posted for the Engage Platform. Your continued use of the Engage Platform following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement to such changes.

Your California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Disclosures

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make identifiable information requests, please contact us at privacy@unizin.org.

Student Data Collected During the Course of Providing Services to Educational Institutions

The Engage Platform provides services to schools and other educational institutions to improve student learning outcomes and as such, collects personally identifiable information from or about students ("Student Data"). Our collection, use and sharing of Student Data is governed by our contracts with the educational institutions, in the U.S. by the provisions of any applicable federal and state laws. If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting personal information of a student, please contact your educational institution directly.


In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the information that we collected from you.

Access & Contact Information

Please contact us at privacy@unizin.org if you have any questions, including questions about your personally identifiable information or if you would like to otherwise access or make a change to such information.

Last updated


Copyright © 2023, Unizin, Ltd.