PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

We at Coursebirdie Education Private Limited and Coursebirdie, Inc. (A Delaware Corporation and subsidiary of Coursebirdie Education Private Limited) (“Coursebirdie,” “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our”) know that our users (“you,” “your”) care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By visiting or using the coursebirdie.com site (the “Website”) or any related services offered by the Company (the “Services”) in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent that we will collect, use, and share your information in the following ways.

1. WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY POLICY COVER

Some of our Website’s functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though, for features or services related to the online classes, talks, crossover, projects, events, teaching personal information is required. If you do not use these specific features or services on the Website, then the only information we collect will be “Non-Personal Information” (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify you). Non-Personal Information includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed. In order to access certain features and benefits on our Website, you may need to submit “Personally Identifiable Information” (i.e., information that can be used to identify you). Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name and email address, among other things. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to Coursebirdie. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Website, the information you receive when using the Website, and our ability to contact you.

2. WHAT YOU CONSENT TO BY USING OUR WEBSITE

Please understand that by submitting any Personally Identifiable Information to us, you consent and agree that we may collect, use, disclose and retain such Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, and as permitted or required by law. If you do not agree with these terms, then please do not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to us. If you refuse or withdraw your consent, or if you choose not to provide us with any required Personally Identifiable Information, we may not be able to provide you with the services that can be offered on our Website.

3. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We gather two types of information about users through the Website:

NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use Non-Personal Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behaviour of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Website.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
This Privacy Policy serves as notice that we collect Personally Identifiable Information in the manners described herein. Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, Coursebirdie will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information we gather from you on the Website. In addition to the other uses set forth in this Privacy Policy, we may disclose and otherwise use Personally Identifiable Information as described below.

UPDATES
We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the messages in connection with the Website or an online class or talks. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.

FORUMS
We use Personally Identifiable Information collected during your use of the Forums to facilitate your use of the Forums. In addition, we may publish this information either on the Website and/or in other publications. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s).

PARTICIPATION IN ONLINE CLASSES
We use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you participate in an online class through the Website for managing and processing purposes, including but not limited to tracking progress and completion of an online class. As part of our management and processing of the online class, we will use certain Personally Identifiable Information to administer projects and other assessments for the online class. We may share Personally Identifiable Information that we collect from you when you participate in an online class with the particular educational partner (e.g., such as a university or company) that developed or offered the online class and the instructor(s) who taught, managed or otherwise oversaw the class. For example, if you are taking a class through an institution, we may share Personally Identifiable Information about you and your performance with the institution to report on your progress in the class. In another example, if you are taking a class sponsored or paid for by your employer, we may share your progress in the class with your employer and other Personally Identifiable Information. This information may be shared at any time during the class or afterwards. Personally Identifiable Information shared with our educational partners will be subject to the privacy policies and procedures of such partners. Also, we may archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.

COMMUNICATIONS WITH COURSEBIRDIE
When you send us an email message or otherwise contact us, we may use the information provided by you to respond to your communication and/or as described in this Privacy Policy. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.

PROVIDING SERVICES TO YOU
We use Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide services to you, such as services that you request in conjunction with the online classes. We may use your Personally Identifiable Information in order to provide such services to you and for quality control purposes, and we may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you. We may share certain information and materials with third parties in order to provide you services that you have requested. For example, we may submit your data to potential employers.

PURCHASES
We use Personally Identifiable Information collected during the purchasing process to fulfil the order or request and provide the product or service to you (either directly or through our providers). Billing Information may be archived by us or our providers. We may archive Personally Identifiable Information other than Billing Information and/or use it for future communications with you.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We use the Personally Identifiable Information collected from third party websites for internal purposes. To the extent such Personally Identifiable Information contains images of you, you grant Coursebirdie a limited, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of or publicly display such images and/or your likeness for fundraising.

DISCLOSURE TO OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS
Coursebirdie may share Personally Identifiable Information with third party business partners, such as companies that may be offering products or services or other opportunities that may be of interest to you, but only after obtaining your consent.

DISCLOSURE TO COURSEBIRDIE SERVICE PROVIDERS
Our operations and maintenance contractors and other service providers may have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services (e.g., learning management platform provider), and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Website or the online class. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.

GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES, LEGAL RIGHTS, AND ACTIONS
Coursebirdie may share your Personally Identifiable Information with various government authorities in response to subpoenas, court orders, or Other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights or to protect our property; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. We also may share your Personally Identifiable Information when we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Coursebirdie, the Website, our users, customers, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Use and other agreements.

DISCLOSURE TO ACQUIRERS
Coursebirdie may disclose and/or transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to an acquirer, assignee or other successor entity in connection with a sale, merger, or reorganisation of all or substantially all of the equity, business or assets of Coursebirdie to which your Personally Identifiable Information relates.

4. THIRD PARTY TRACKING

Third parties, including linked sites and applications (e.g., Facebook and YouTube), customer support services and data analytics services, may collect information about you in connection with your use of the Website (e.g., usage information). Such third parties may use tracking technologies in connection with the Website, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. In some cases, third party tracking tools may only collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Website. However, in other cases, such third parties may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you as they engage in these activities (e.g., customer support services may obtain your name and email address in conjunction with their support activities).

We do not monitor or take any action with respect to Web browser signals or other mechanisms for the expression of choice regarding the collection of information about an individual over time and across third-party websites or online services (e.g., Web browser “do not track” signals).

5. EXTERNAL LINKS

For your convenience, we may provide links to websites operated by companies other than Coursebirdie (“Third Party Sites”) that we believe may be of interest to you. We do not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to these Third Party Sites without obtaining your consent. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Sites. If you choose to click on a link to one of these Third Party Sites, you should review the privacy policy posted on the other website to understand how that Third Party Site collects and uses your Personally Identifiable Information.

6. CONFIDENTIALITY, SECURITY AND RETENTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We consider the confidentiality and security of your information to be of the utmost importance. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to keep your Personally Identifiable Information private and will not share it with third parties, except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, or unless we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in special cases, such as a physical threat to you or others. Coursebirdie takes reasonable measures to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from disclosure to or access by third parties. Please note that we do not guarantee the security of Personally Identifiable Information, and there is some risk that an unauthorised third party may find a way to circumvent our security systems or that transmission of your information over the Internet will be intercepted. Also, note that we may retain and store your information in our databases and systems even after your Coursebirdie account is deactivated.

7. UPDATING OR DELETING YOUR PERSONAL IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personally Identifiable Information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.

You may unsubscribe from certain email communications by going to “https://www.coursebirdie.com/newsletter/unsubscribe”. You may also update your Personally Identifiable Information by logging into the Website and visiting your user account page. Keep in mind, however, that even after updates to your Personally Identifiable Information, we may maintain and store older versions of such information within our databases, access logs, and other records.

If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact us at hello@coursebirdie.com

8. PROTECTING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Coursebirdie strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Website is directed to persons under 13 years of age, except Coding for Kids program. You would find terms of use and privacy policy of Coding for Kids on a different website.

If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Website at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Website without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such Personally Identifiable Information.

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time and that these practices are subject to change. Any change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our Website. We will take reasonable steps to notify you of any material changes or modifications to this Privacy Policy. We will also change the effective date of this Privacy Policy (located at the bottom of this page). Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

10. QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to hello@coursebirdie.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

Our Privacy Policy was last updated July 17, 2016.