Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

1. About us

LEARN drives translational research on digital education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Translational research refers to the development of innovations through a process that transforms research results into concrete impact on education.

To achieve this goal LEARN promotes the integration of several research and deployment actions such as:

Over 40’000 Thymio robots which are used in schools to enable kids to acquire computation thinking skills.

The Learning Companion which lets students assess their study skills and receive advice, based on data from all students.

The EPFL Extension School which brings applied digital skills to everyone, expanding EPFL’s leadership in online education.

The Swiss edTech Collider and its 70 associated startups which make tech transfer a reality in education.

DUAL-T, a SBFI funded leading house, which develops and studies augmented reality and social platforms for dual vocational education systems.

Go-Lab, a FP7 and H2020 initiative which promotes the co-creation of STEM open education resources by teachers and inquiry learning with online labs at school in Europe and beyond.

2. 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 exactly the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, integrate additional third-party tracking, and track your interaction with them, including tracking your interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to those websites.

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to us. This privacy statement describes the Center LEARN’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through its website. It applies to

3. What information does LEARN collect?

Normal web site usage

In general, you can browse the Center LEARN website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register for a newsletter, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.

This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various Center LEARN databases and mailing lists. 

Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non- LEARN employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.

4. What does LEARN do with the information it collects?

Normal web site usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the “” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the LEARN website and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information
LEARN may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications etc. to you;
  • Manage and process your job application;
  • Statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the LEARN site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the LEARN site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as registering for a newsletter or applying for a job.

Opting out and changing your information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us at for further information.

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the LEARN site to any third party. Any information provided to LEARN by users of the LEARN website is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site- specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. LEARN employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.
The LEARN website contains links to sites external to the domain. LEARN is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at


A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles.
It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by LEARN sites by changing your browser settings. Different websites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.
You can choose not to have cookies delivered by LEARN website by changing your browser settings. Different websites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.