Privacy Policy

Contact Information

Our company name is Simple Useful Tools, LLC, dba Mastering Instructional Design.Our website address is: Our email address is Our postal address is: Simple Useful Tools, LLC., PO Box 1623, Frederick, MD 21702.

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 18 years of age. Simple Useful Tools, LLC is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

The Information We Collect

We use cookies, as do most companies, to make the Mastering Instructional Design website easier to use and to improve our services. These place small amounts of information on your computer and cookies are used by most major websites and by data processors such as Google Analytics. We do not ourselves see or process that information other than through Google Analytics. You may refuse these cookies in your browser, but this might disrupt the functioning of some services or features.

When subscribing to Mastering Instructional Design or other dedicated email lists related to courses or notifications, you submit to us your email address, which is stored by AWeber Communications, our email platform, in accordance with our agreement with them. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time and your information will be erased.

By subscribing to Mastering Instructional Design you consent to our storage and use of the personal data which concerns you and that you have willingly and voluntarily transmitted to us. Mastering Instructional Design collects and stores only your email, your selected username and the personal name which you submitted during signup and account creation. For information on payment information, see the “Payments” section below.

What Personal Data We Collect and Why

Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymized data. We may process the following categories of personal data about you:


Disclosures Made within the Mastering Instructional Design Forums

Users of the forums available on Mastering Instructional Design should be aware that any personally identifiable information submitted there can be read, collected or used by other users of these forums. Simple Useful Tools, LLC dba Mastering Instructional Design is not responsible for the potential misuse by third parties of any personally identifiable information that you choose to submit in our forums.

If you believe your personal information has been transmitted by Simple Useful Tools, LLC dba Mastering Instructional Design to a third party in violation of this agreement, please notify us immediately and we will take action to resolve the matter in a timely fashion.

Sensitive Data

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offense.

We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this please email us at In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law. We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

Contact Forms

Our support form collects only your email address and username, if applicable.

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 the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not provide or sell your data to advertisers. In the course of doing business or in situations where we need legal assistance, we may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

What rights you have over your data

All members users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional Information

How we protect your data

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorization. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to do so.

Third-party websites

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


We collect information about you during the signup process as well as some basic activities such as login to the site. This site itself does not store your credit card information. We accept payments through Stripe and PayPal. When processing payments, your data will be passed to Stripe and PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy or PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.