Last updated 10/21/2010
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All learning opportunities at GCFLearnFree.org—tutorials, classes, articles, videos modules, and interactive lessons—are completely free to all users, and no user should ever have to create an account with an outside agency or pay a fee to use our site.
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Accounts. A GCFLearnFree.org account must be created in order to register for online classes and view related class history and transcripts. Only one account should be created; we cannot combine information from multiple accounts. Please do not share your user name and password with others or use another user's account to sign in. Once an account is created, it cannot be deleted if you have earned CEUs (we are obligated by IACET to maintain CEU transcripts for up to seven years). We reserve the right to deactivate a user's account for violating the terms of this website or for any reason we deem appropriate.
Privacy. Privacy protection is important at GCFLearnFree.org, and we want you to know that we make sure your personal information remains confidential. GCFLearnFree.org will not release individual records to outside agencies for any reason. Users have access to their own class records and are responsible for their release. Learner records are stored in a secure database for a minimum of seven years.
Class communication. Class communication includes the message center, class assignments, and any other communication between you and the GCFLearnFree.org staff. All class communication should be limited to information related to class material or the GCFLearnFree.org website. We ask that you not intentionally post information that is false, harmful, obscene, or that violates a person's right to privacy; any applicable local, state, national, or international law; or that is inappropriate or irrelevant to our training. The GCFLearnFree.org staff does not tolerate inappropriate comments and reserves the right to determine what constitutes inappropriate language. If information of this nature is posted, GCFLearnFree.org has the right to drop a learner from a class and/or suspend a learner's account. By registering and participating in a GCFLearnFree.org class, you are consenting to these terms.
To enable people—regardless of disability—to access the content on GCFLearnFree.org, we have designed the website to meet the current U.S. federal guidelines on accessibility as stated in Section 508. Where interactive content is used on the website to convey concepts that are inherently visual or auditory, we provide alternate content in an accessible format where possible.