General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR is a European regulation designed to:

  • unify privacy rights across the countries of the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • strengthen individual data subjects’ rights for EEA residents

This includes your ability to correct, delete, and transport personal data on Coursera.

Because of the GDPR, you may see a page on Coursera and get an email asking you to agree to our policy updates. You may get the policy update email but not see the page on Coursera if you are in the EU and using a VPN to access Coursera, or if you've accessed Coursera while in EU and non-EU countries.

Age restrictions

In accordance with GDPR, we have changed the age of consent for EEA residents use of our services. If you are an EEA learner, please check our page on age restrictions to learn more.

Policies & procedures

Coursera has implemented a series of changes to bring our policies and procedures into GDPR compliance. We’ve updated our Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, and Cookies Policy to be more transparent about how we use your data.

Product features & third-party vendors

We have worked to build product features that give learners more control over their data. We have also contracted with third-party vendors to perform certain specialized tasks, including processing personal data.

These vendors fall into the following categories:

  • Hosting. Our platform is hosted on third-party servers.
  • Analytics/Marketing. To improve Coursera and the content we offer, we use various third-party analytics and marketing tools to refine our offerings, understand learner habits, optimize the platform, and tailor our marketing efforts.
  • Customer Support/Communication. To provide customer support, we use third-party tools and services to communicate and respond to questions promptly.

 To learn more about the GDPR, click here.

This page is provided as a source of general information. It is not and should not be treated as legal advice.

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