Website Visitors

Like most website operators, HackerYou collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HackerYou’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HackerYou’s visitors use our website. From time to time, HackerYou may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

HackerYou may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. HackerYou does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to HackerYou’s websites choose to interact with HackerYou in ways that require HackerYou to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HackerYou gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask course participants who use our online forums to provide an email address. In each case, HackerYou collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HackerYou. HackerYou does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

HackerYou may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, HackerYou does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

HackerYou discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on HackerYou’s behalf or to provide services available at HackerYou’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HackerYou’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HackerYou will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, HackerYou discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when HackerYou believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HackerYou, third parties, or the public at large. If you have supplied your email address to HackerYou by opting in, HackerYou may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HackerYou and our services. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. HackerYou takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. HackerYou may use cookies to help HackerYou identify and track visitors, their usage of HackerYou’s website, and their website access preferences. HackerYou visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using HackerYou’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of HackerYou’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, HackerYou may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in HackerYou’s sole discretion. HackerYou encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.