This privacy policy covers use of Hypothesis within a Learning Management System (LMS). For use of Hypothesis on the open web, see our companion privacy policy.

Hypothesis (“Hypothesis” or the “Services”) is an easy to add Learning Management System (“LMS”) tool that enables Users to have conversations in the margins of digital texts. We have established this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy” or “Policy“) to clearly articulate the Personal Information that we collect and how we protect, use, and share it. We collect information from students, teachers, staff, and contractors from our Partners who use Hypothesis (“Users“) to provide and improve the Services. We do not and will not sell or rent your Personal Information to third parties. We pride ourselves in ensuring that we collect, use, process and erase any Personal Information from our LMS Users in accordance with current applicable laws in the United States of America (USA) and the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR).

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Policy, please contact us at

Note about Children under 13: Our Services are intended for Users 13 years of age and older; we do not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

What Is This Policy?

We provide Hypothesis directly to schools, colleges, universities, school districts, and other institutions that enter into an agreement with us to use Hypothesis