• When you access and use this service, certain details about you, such as your name, user name, password, employee organization, email address, address you have provided, any picture you have uploaded to your profile, country, language preferences, marketing preferences, security verification questions (and responses) you have selected, areas of interest you have indicated, job or role, courses accessed and completion information (as applicable) (your “Personal Data”) will be used as described in our Privacy Policy: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/privacy-policy/#EUResidents for the following purposes:


    • to administer your usage of 3M Academy
    • to manage, analyse use of, and improve 3M Academy content
    • if you opted-in to receiving marketing communications, newsletters, advertisements, surveys and information about promotions and offers, to send our communications, notify you of courses that may be of interest to you and to send reminders of courses that you may be required to complete
    • to confirm course attendance and course completion to your employer

    3M Company (of St. Paul, Minnesota, USA), and the 3M entity relevant for your Country of residence (find a list at https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/select-location) will be the data controllers of your Personal Data.

    Who your Personal Data may be disclosed to:

    - Thought Industries, Inc., a service provider based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA (www.thoughtindustries.com), 3M is partnering with to bring you 3M Academy. Your Personal Data will be transferred to, stored and/or processed in the USA, which may have different data protection rules than your country. In those circumstances, 3M has in place contractual safeguards relating to international data transfers.

    - Other 3M Group companies.

    - Third parties hired by 3M to perform support for this service, including (i) Thought Industries, Inc. and (ii) in the event that you opted-in to receive marketing communications from 3M as part of your 3M User Profile, 3M’s third-parties marketing partners. Those third parties are required to respect the confidentiality of your Personal Data and use it only where necessary to provide you the relevant service.

    - Your employer, based on its documented request, if allowed by local laws and if your course at 3M Academy was booked or requested by your employer, for the purpose of ensuring course completion.

    Your right to access data

    You may have the following rights with respect to your Personal Data, which apply differently depending on the jurisdiction and circumstances: right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing, right to data portability and right to object to processing. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information, including how you can exercise your rights: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/privacy-policy/#EUResidents

    How long your data is stored for

    Your Personal Data will be stored for no longer than is necessary in connection with your usage of 3M Academy.

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    Your personal data required to register with 3M will be kept confidential and will be used solely for the purpose of sharing and managing your access to the information you request. Unless otherwise required by law, 3M will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent unless it is a 3M provider that supports the 3M systems and services. 3M will not trade or sell your personal information for the purposes of use by another company without your consent

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    Your data is stored at 3M in the United States. Your profile data will be preserved for the duration of your use of the secured 3M resources. If you do not activate your account within ninety (90) days, your profile information will be deleted. Your account will be deactivated if you do not use the secured 3M resource for thirteen (13) consecutive months. Your account will be erased if you do not use the secured 3M resource for sixteen (16) consecutive months.

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