Privacy & Terms

privacy policy

Codeucate (Codeucateweour, or us) is committed to protecting your privacy. Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect information about you or associated with you (personal information), and your choices about the collection and use of your information. This Privacy Policy applies to the online services offered by Codeucate such as our website at codeucate.org and any other online service location (collectively the Service) that makes this Privacy Policy available to you.

By using the Service, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure practices, and other activities as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree and consent, discontinue use of the Service.

Depending on where you are located or reside, you may be entitled to additional rights.

  1. If you are a data subject in the European Union, please see the “Additional Disclosures for People in Europe” section below;
  2. If you are a California resident please see the “Additional Disclosures for California Residents” section below; and
  3. If you are a Nevada resident please see the “Additional Disclosures for Nevada Residents” section below.
Updated: 6/26/2020

This section will discuss what type of information is collected. This includes categories of information that (1) you provide to us directly, (2) is collected by us automatically, and (3) we receive from third-party sources.

1. Information You Provide Directly to Us

You can browse our site without providing personal information, but you must register in order to access most of the features of Service. Certain personal information—such as a name, email address—are required to create an account. However, after you set up an account, you may choose what additional information may be shared through public profiles, including your name, location, website, links to your social media profiles, and other information that may be considered personal information. Similarly, should you choose to engage in messaging through the Service, the contents of such messages may be processed and saved by us. You may choose to voluntarily provide other information to us that we do not request, and, in such instances, you are solely responsible for such information.

The following are categories of information we collect and have collected directly from you:

  • Contact data, including your first and last name, email address, postal address, and phone number

  • Profile data, including your interests, inferences, preferences and favorites.

  • Content, including content within any messages you send to us (such as feedback and questions to customer support) or publicly post on the Service (such as in your public profile, in reviews, and comments) as well as any academic content that you generate and submit for grading. We also collect content within any messages you exchange with other users through the Service (such as if you use chat functionalities).

  • Personal contacts data, including the first and last name and email address of your personal contacts. We collect data about your contacts with your consent and in order to fulfill a request by you, such as finding your contacts on the Service or inviting your contacts to join the Service. Such functionality is only intended for U.S. residents. By using this functionality, you acknowledge and agree that both you and your contacts are based in the U.S. and that you have your contacts’ consent for us to use their contact information to fulfill your request.

  • Job applicant data, including your employment and education history, transcript, writing samples, and references as necessary to consider your job application for open positions.

You may choose to voluntarily provide other information to us, and, in such instances, you are solely responsible for such information.

2. Information Collected Automatically

In addition, we automatically collect information when you use the Service. The categories of information we automatically collect and have collected includes:

  • Service use data, including data about features you use, pages you visit, emails  you view, products and services you view, the time of day you browse, and your referring and exiting pages.

  • Device data, including data about the type of device or browser you use, your device’s operating software, your internet service provider, your device’s regional and language settings, and device identifiers such as IP address and Ad Id.

  • Location data, including imprecise location data (such as location derived from an IP address or data that indicates a city or postal code level)

We use various current – and later – developed tracking technologies to automatically collect information when you use the Service, including the following:

  • Log files, which are files that record events that occur in connection with your use of the Service.

  • Cookies, which are small data files stored on your device that act as a unique tag to identify your browser. We use two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our website and expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies help with personalizing your experience, remembering your preferences, and supporting security features. Persistent cookies may remain on your device for extended periods of time, and generally may be controlled through your browser settings.

  • Web beacons, which is code embedded in a website, video, email, or advertisement that sends information about your use to a server. There are various types of web beacons, including image web beacons (which are small graphic images) and JavaScript web beacons (which contains JavaScript code). When you access a website, video, email, or advertisement that contains a web beacon, the web beacon may permit us or a separate entity to drop or read cookies on your browser. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to track activity by a particular browser on a particular device. We may incorporate web beacons from separate entities that allow us to track our conversions, bring you advertising both on and off the Service, and provide you with additional functionality, such as the ability to connect our Service with your social media account.

  • Device fingerprinting, which is the process of analyzing and combining sets of data elements from your device’s browser, such as JavaScript objects and installed fonts, to create a “fingerprint” of your device and uniquely identify your browser and device.

  • Location-identifying technologies, which are technologies used to collect your location. For example, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth may be used to collect imprecise location data. Location data may be used for purposes such as verifying your device’s location and delivering or restricting relevant content and advertising based on that location.

For further information on how we use tracking technologies for analytics and advertising, and your rights and choices regarding them, see the “Analytics and Advertising” and “Your Rights and Choices” sections below.

3. Information From Other Sources

We also collect information from other sources. The categories of sources we collect information include:

  • Social networks when you engage with our content, reference our Service, or grant us permission to access information from the social networks.
  • Partners that offer co-branded services, sell or distribute our products, or engage in joint marketing activities.
  • Publicly-available sources, including data in the public domain.

This section discusses how collected information is used by Codeucate.

We collect this information for a number of business purposes including to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages.

The categories with respect to our business purposes for using information include:

  • Operate and manage our Service, including your registration and account.

  • Perform services requested by you, such as respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service.

  • Sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, information regarding changes to our policies, and support and administrative messages.

  • Preventing and addressing fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm.

  • Monitoring and analyzing trends, usage, and activities.

  • Conducting research, including focus groups and surveys.

  • Improving the Service or other Codeucate websites, apps, marketing efforts, products and services.

  • Developing and sending you direct marketing, including advertisements and communications about our and other entities’ products, offers, promotions, rewards, events, and services.

  • Conducting promotions, including verifying your eligibility and delivering prizes in connection with your entries.

  • Sending you advertising.

  • Fulfilling any other business or commercial purposes at your direction or with your notice and/or consent.

Notwithstanding the above, we may use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we use information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.

This section explains our sharing practices with respect to information collected.

We share information we collect in accordance with the practices described in this Privacy Policy. The categories of entities to whom we disclose and have shared information include the following:

  • Service providers. We share information with entities that process information on our behalf for our business purposes. Service providers assist us with services such as payment processing, chat functionality, data analytics, marketing and advertising, website hosting, and technical support. We may permit our service providers to use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law.
  • Other parties. We share information with organizations, which may act as our service providers, or in certain contexts, independently decide how to process your information. For more information on advertising and analytics, see the “Analytics and Advertising” section below.

  • School customers. We share information with our schools that purchase our Service in connection with us processing information on their behalf. For example, we share information with our school customers in order to facilitate your orders, maintain and administer your online accounts, provide feedback, academic content, and student performance data to account managers and instructors, respond to your questions and comments, provide support, comply with your requests, market and advertise to you, and otherwise comply with applicable law.

  • Partners. We share information with our partners in connection with offering co-branded services, selling or distributing our products, or engaging in joint marketing activities.

  • Promotions. When you voluntarily enter a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion, we share information as set out in the official rules that govern the promotion as well as for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering a promotion, you agree to the official rules that govern that promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other entities to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.

  • Public information. We share information you make public through the Service, such as information in your profile. Please think carefully before making information public as you are solely responsible for any information you make public. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information, subject to additional rights set out in the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.

  • Merger or acquisition. We share information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of our assets, or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another business.

  • Security and compelled disclosure. We share information to comply with the law or other legal process, and where required, in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We also share information to protect the rights, property, life, health, security and safety of us, the Service or anyone else.

  • Facilitating requests. We share information at your request or direction, such as when you choose to share information with a social network about your activities on the Service.

  • Consent. We share information with notice to you and your consent.

Notwithstanding the above, we may share information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we share information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.

We offer parts of our Service through websites, platforms, and services operated or controlled by separate entities. In addition, we integrate technologies operated or controlled by separate entities into parts of our Service. Some examples include:

  • Links. Our Service includes links that hyperlink to websites, platforms, and other services not operated or controlled by us. We may get a commission if you purchase a product after clicking on a link to an affiliate’s website.

  • Liking, sharing, and logging-in. We may embed a web beacon or SDK on our Service that allows you to “like” or “share” content on, or log-in to your account through social media. If you choose to engage with such integration, we may receive information from the social network that you have authorized to share with us. Please note that the social network may independently collect information about you through the integration.

  • Brand pages. We may offer our content through social media. Any information you provide to us when you engage with our content (such as through our brand page) is treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Also, if you publicly reference our Service on social media (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with Codeucate in a tweet or post), we may use your reference on or in connection with our Service.

Please note that when you interact with other entities, including when you leave our Service, those entities may independently collect information about you and solicit information from you. The information collected and stored by those entities remains subject to their own policies and practices, including what information they share with us, your rights and choices on their services and devices, and whether they store information in the U.S. or elsewhere. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.

We use analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand how users access and use the Service. As part of this process, we may incorporate tracking technologies into our own Service (including our website and emails). Some of these tracking technologies may track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating the different devices you use and/or other content to you (“Interest-based Advertising).

We also use audience matching services to reach people (or people similar to people) who have visited our Service or are identified in one or more of our databases (“Matched Ads”). This is done by us uploading a customer list to a technology service or incorporating a web beacon from a technology service into our own Service, and the technology service matching common factors between our data and their data. For instance, we incorporate the Facebook web beacon on our Service and may share your email address with Facebook as part of our use of Facebook Custom Audiences. Some technology services may provide us with their own data, which is then uploaded into another technology service for matching common factors between those datasets.

As indicated above, third parties may act as our service providers, or in certain contexts, independently decide how to process your information. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.

For further information on the types of tracking technologies we use on the Service and your rights and choices regarding analytics, Interest-based Advertising, and Matched Ads, please see the “Information Collected Automatically” and “Your Rights and Choices” sections.

You have rights and choices with respect to information that relates to you, however such rights will vary depending on the category of information, and the subsequent use of such information. This section further describes your rights.

1. Account Information

You may access, update, or remove certain information that you have provided to us through your account by visiting your account settings. Please note that we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. European data subjects and California residents have additional rights as set forth in the sections entitled “Additional Disclosures for Data Subjects in Europe” and “Additional Disclosures for California Residents” below.

2. Tracking Technology Choices

  • Cookies and web beacons. Most browsers accept cookies by default. You can instruct your browser by changing its settings, to decline or delete cookies. If you use multiple browsers on your device, you will need to instruct each browser separately. Your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.

  • Do not track. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, unless and until the law is interpreted to require us to do so, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals. For more information on “Do Not Track”.

  • Location technologies. You can also reset your device Ad ID at any time through your device settings, which is designed to allow you to limit the use of information collected about you. 

Please be aware that if you disable or remove tracking technologies some parts of the Service may not function correctly.

3. Analytics and Interest-Based Advertising

Google provides tools to allow you to opt out of the use of certain information collected by Google Analytics and by Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network.

To opt out of us using your data for Matched Ads, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below and specify that you wish to opt out of matched ads. We will request that the applicable technology service not serve you matched ads based on information we provide to it. Alternatively, you may directly contact the applicable technology service to opt out.

You may also limit our use of information collected from or about your mobile device for purposes of serving targeted ads to you by going to your device settings and selecting “Limit Ad Tracking” (for iOS devices) or “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” (for Android devices).

Please note that if you opt out using any of these methods, the opt out will only apply to the specific browser or device from which you opt out. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any opt out options or programs, or the accuracy of any other entities’ statements regarding their opt out options or programs.

4. Communications

  • E-mails. You can opt-out of receiving promotional emails from us at any time by following the instructions as provided in emails to click on the unsubscribe link, or by contacting us as set out in the “Contact Us” section below. Please note that you cannot opt-out of non-promotional emails, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or our ongoing business relations.

Please note that your opt out is limited to the email address and device used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions.

In some circumstances, we may permit a school to register Students to our service for the purpose of providing educational services. Because Codeucate provides the Service to schools to benefit and enhance a School’s curriculum, Codeucate relies on the school to obtain and provide appropriate consent, if needed, to collect personal information of students. We do not “sell,” as that term is defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act, any personal information of users collected through school accounts.

Codeucate uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to investigate the situation, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations, and take other steps as appropriate. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to the Service, such as social networks. Codeucate is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

We are based in the U.S. and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. If you are accessing the Service from outside of the U.S., please be aware that information collected through the Service may be transferred to, processed, stored, and used in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Data protection laws in the U.S. and other jurisdictions may be different from those of your country of residence. Your use of the Service or provision of any information therefore constitutes your consent to the transfer to and from, processing, usage, sharing, and storage of information about you in the U.S. and other jurisdictions as set out in this Privacy Policy.

Codeucate reserves the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy we will reflect the ‘Updated’ date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

The Services may, from time to time, contain links to and from websites, platforms, and other services not operated or controlled by us. If you follow a link to any of these locations, please note that these locations have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to those locations.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our data practices, our compliance with applicable law, or the Service, please contact us by submitting a form through our Contact Us page.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the information here, please contact us through the Contact Us page.

These additional disclosures for California residents apply only to individuals who reside in California. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides additional rights to know, delete and opt out, and requires businesses collecting or disclosing personal information to provide notices and means to exercise rights.

1. Notice of Collection

We have collected the following categories of personal information enumerated in the CCPA:

  • Identifiers, including name, email address, name, IP address, and an ID or number assigned to your account.

  • Customer records, billing and shipping address, and credit or debit card information.

  • Demographics, such as your age or gender. This category includes data that may qualify as protected classifications under other California or federal laws.

  • Commercial information, including purchases, you subscription and engagement with the Services.

  • Internet activity, including your interactions with our Service, your academic content, and performance data.

  • Audio or visual data, including pictures or videos you post on our Service.

  • Geolocation data, including location enabled services such as WiFi and GPS.

  • Employment and education data, including information you provide when you apply for a job with us.

  • Inferences, including information about your interests, preferences and favorites.

For more details on information we collect, including the sources we receive information from, review the Information Collection section. We collect and use these categories of personal information for the business purposes described in the Use of Information section, including to provide and manage our Services.

Codeucate does not generally sell information as the term “sell” is traditionally understood. However, to the extent “sale” under the CCPA is interpreted to include advertising technology activities such as those disclosed in the Analytics and Advertising section as a “sale,” we will comply with applicable law as to such activity. We discloses the following categories of personal information for commercial purposes: identifiers, demographic information, commercial information, internet activity, geolocation data and inferences. We use and partner with different types of entities to assist with our daily operations and manage our Service. Please review the Sharing of Information section for more detail about the parties we have shared information with.

2. Right to Know and Delete

If you are a California resident, you have the right to delete the personal information we have collected from you and the right to know certain information about our data practices. In particular, you have the right to request the following from us:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
  • The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;
  • The categories of personal information about you we disclosed for a business purpose or sold;
  • The categories of third parties to whom the personal information was disclosed for a business purpose or sold;
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information; and
  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

To exercise any of these rights, please submit a form through our Contact Us page. In the request, please specify which right you are seeking to exercise and the scope of the request. We will confirm receipt of your request within 10 days. We may require specific information from you to help us verify your identity and process your request. If we are unable to verify your identity, we may deny your request to know or delete.

If personal information about you has been processed by us as a service provider on behalf of a school customer and you wish to exercise any rights you have with such personal information, please inquire with our school customer directly. If you wish to make your request directly to us, please provide the name of the school customer on whose behalf we processed your personal information. We will refer your request to that school customer, and will support them to the extent required by applicable law in responding to your request.

3. Right to Opt-Out

To the extent Codeucate sells your personal information as the term “sell” is defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information by us to third parties at any time. You may submit a request to opt-out through the Contact Us page.

4. Authorized Agent

You can designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.

5. Right to Non-Discrimination

You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any of your rights.

6. Shine the Light

Customers who are residents of California may request (i) a list of the categories of personal information disclosed by us to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year for those third parties’ own direct marketing purposes; and (ii) a list of the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such information. To exercise a request, please submit a request through the Contact Us page specify that you are making a “California Shine the Light Request.” We may require additional information from you to allow us to verify your identity and are only required to respond to requests once during any calendar year.

Nevada consumers may submit requests directing businesses not to sell certain kinds of personal information that the business has collected or will collect about the consumer. A sale under Nevada law is the exchange of personal information for monetary consideration by the business to a third party for the third party to license or sell the personal information to other third parties. If you are a Nevada consumer and wish to obtain information about our compliance with Nevada law, please contact us through our Contact Us page.

1. Role

Data protection laws in Europe distinguish between organizations that process personal data for their own purposes (known as “controllers”) and organizations that process personal data on behalf of other organizations (known as “processors”). Codeucate acts as a controller with respect to personal data collected as you interact with our websites, emails, and advertisements.

2. Legal Basis for Processing

In the European Union (“EU”), the purposes for which we process your personal data are:

  1. Where you have given consent to the processing for one or more specific purposes, either to us or to our service providers or partners;
  2. Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you for the Service;
  3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests; and
  4. Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation in the EU.

We have set out in Annex 1 below, found here, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. Please contact by submitting a form through our Contact Us page if you need details about the specific legal basis we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one legal basis has been set out.

3. Data Transfer

If your data is collected in Europe, we will transfer your personal data subject to appropriate safeguards, such as Standard Contractual Clauses.

4. Your Data Subject Rights

If you are located in the EU or Switzerland, you have the following rights in respect of your personal data that we hold:

  • Right of access. The right to obtain access to your personal data.
  • Right to rectification. The right to obtain rectification of your personal data without undue delay where that personal data is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erasure. The right to obtain the erasure of your personal data without undue delay in certain circumstances, such as where the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
  • Right to restriction. The right to obtain the restriction of the processing undertaken by us on your personal data in certain circumstances, such as where the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of that personal data.
  • Right to portability. The right to portability allows you to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one organization to another.
  • Right to object. You have a right to object to processing based on legitimate interests and direct marketing.

If you wish to exercise one of these rights, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions.

Please note that we retain information as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, and may continue to retain and use information even after a data subject request for purposes of our legitimate interests, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.

If your personal data has been processed by us on behalf of a business customer and you wish to exercise any rights you have with such personal data, please inquire with our customer directly. If you wish to make your request directly to us, please provide the name of our customer on whose behalf we processed your personal data. We will refer your request to that customer, and will support them to the extent required by applicable law in responding to your request.

5. Complaints

If you have a complaint about our use of your personal data or response to your requests regarding your personal data, you may submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns before you approach a data protection regulator, and would welcome you directing an inquiry first to us. In addition to the contact information above, please contact us through the Contact Us page.

Legal basis for processing in the EU

Category of personal informationPurpose/ActivityLawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
Contact information and basic personal details such as your first name, last name, e-mail address and date of birth.We use this information to operate, maintain and provide to you the features of the Service.The processing is necessary for: the performance of a contract and to take steps prior to entering into a contract; and our legitimate interests, namely administering the Service, for marketing purposes and communicating with users.
 We use this information to communicate with you, including sending Service-related communications (such as invoices and information about updates to the Service, and any news, alerts and marketing communications (in line with your settings and options)).The processing is necessary for: the performance of the contract and to take steps prior to entering into a contract; and our legitimate interests, namely administering the Service, for marketing purposes and communicating with users.
 We use this information to deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Service.The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely administering the Service, for marketing purposes and communicating with users.
   
Information about how you access and use the Service including, for example, how frequently you access the Service, the time you access the Service and how long you use the Service for, whether you access the Service from multiple devices, the website from which you came and the website to which you go when you leave the Service, and other actions you take on the Service.We use this information to present the Service to you on your device.The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely to tailor the Service to the user and improve the Service generally.
 We use this information to administer the Service for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes, and to help us develop new products and services.The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely communicating with users and responding to queries, complaints, and concerns, and for developing and improving the Service.
 We use this information to detect and prevent fraud.The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely the detection and prevention of fraud.
   
Content you post to the Service including any content you provide through messages, chat, or other functionality.We use this information to operate, maintain and provide to you the features of the Service.The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely administering the Service.
 We use this information to improve the Service.The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely for developing and improving the Service.
   
Location: When you use the Service, we will collect and process location data. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS and other sensors that may, for example, provide Codeucate with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and mobile towers.We use this information to operate, maintain and provide to you the features of the Service.The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely administering the Service.
   
Information provided by social networks when you connect to the Service. The features and functionality of the Service connects social networks, to our Service. In this case, we collect personal information from the social network in accordance with your privacy settings on that social network. The connected social network may provide us with information, such as your name, profile picture, gender, username, userID, age or age range, language, country, connections and any other information you have agreed it can share or that the social network provides to us.We will use the personal information provided to allow you to log in to the Service, to help create a public profile for you, and where we provide the functionality, we will also use the information provided to assist you in sharing the content you create, or your experiences on the Service with your contacts on the connected social network.The processing is necessary for: the performance of the contract and to take steps prior to entering into a contract; and our legitimate interests, namely administering the Service, for marketing purposes and communicating with users.

 

children's privacy policy

Codeucate is committed to protecting the privacy of children who use our sites and applications. This Children’s Privacy Policy explains our information collection, disclosure, and parental consent practices with respect to information provided by children under the age of 13 (“child” or “children”). This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and outlines our practices in the United States regarding children’s personal information. For more information about COPPA and general tips about protecting children’s online privacy, please visit Federal Trade Commission Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online.

If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us as set out in the “Contact Us” section.

Updated: 6/25/2020

Codeucate offers to its users sites and services, some of which are primarily targeted at children, and others that are intended for users of any age. Our sites and services offer a variety of activities, including activities that may collect information from children. Below we summarize potential instances of collection and outline how and when we will provide parental notice and/or seek parental consent. In any instance that we collect personal information from a child, we will retain that information only so long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the activity request or allow the child to continue to participate in the activity, and ensure the security of our users and our services, or as required by law. In the event we discover we have collected information from a child in a manner inconsistent with COPPA’s requirements, we will either delete the information or immediately seek the parent’s consent for that collection.

Registration

Children can, in many cases, register on our site to participate in computer science courses. During the registration process, we may ask the child to provide certain information for notification and security purposes, including a parent or guardian’s email address, the child’s name, and the child’s grade. We will not require a child to provide more information than is reasonably necessary in order to participate in a computer science course.

Consistent with the requirements of COPPA, on any child-targeted site or application, or in any instance where we ask for age and determine the user is age 12 or under, we will ask for a parent or guardian email address before we collect any personal information from the child. If you believe your child is participating in an activity that collects personal information and you or another parent/guardian have NOT received an email providing notice or seeking your consent, please feel free to contact us at wecodeucate@gmail.com.

High-Level Consent

In the event Codeucate collects personal information from a child that will be posted publicly, we will seek a higher level of consent than email consent. Such “high-level” methods of consent include but are not limited to requiring a signed consent form by mail or email attachment.

Teacher Consent in Lieu of a Parent

With regard to participation in courses offered in a partnership with an organization, COPPA allows teachers and administrators to act in the stead of parents to provide consent for the collection of personal information from children. Organizations should always notify parents about these activities. For more information on parental rights with respect to a child’s educational record under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), please visit the FERPA site.

Chat

Courses to children allow users to communicate directly with other users by means of a chat system. We may employ live moderation and/or encourage other users to flag inappropriate communications. We strongly encourage children who use the chat feature never to provide personal information about themselves or any third party, and certainly never to attempt to circumvent our moderation. We also recommend that parents carefully supervise their children when the children participate in online activities.

Email Contact with a Child

On occasion, in order to respond to a question or request from a child, Codeucate may need to ask for the child’s online contact information, such as an email address. Codeucate will delete this information immediately after responding to the question or request. 

To notify students about courses, we may collect a child’s online contact information, such as an email address, in order to communicate with the child more than once. In such instances we will retain the child’s online contact information to honor the request and for no other purpose such as marketing. Whenever we collect a child’s online contact information for ongoing communications, we will simultaneously require a parent email address in order to notify the parent about the collection and use of the child’s information, as well as to provide the parent an opportunity to prevent further contact with the child.

Persistent Identifiers

When children interact with us, certain information may automatically be collected, both to make our sites and applications more interesting and useful to children and for various purposes related to our organization. Examples include the type of computer operating system, the child’s IP address or mobile device identifier, the web browser, the frequency with which the child visits various parts of our site, and information regarding the online or mobile service provider. This information is collected using technologies such as cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons. This information may be collected by Codeucate or by a third party. This data is principally used for internal purposes only, in order to:

  • provide children with access to our courses
  • customize content and improve our sites and applications
  • conduct research and analysis to address the performance of our sites and applications
  • generate anonymous reporting for use by Codeucate

In the event we collect (or allow others to collect) such information from children on our sites and applications for other purposes, we will notify parents and obtain consent prior to such collection.

Please contact us at the mailing address, email, or phone number below with questions about the privacy policies and collection and use practices:

Chicago, IL, United States of America

Phone: (847) 477-3818
Email: wecodeucate@gmail.com

In addition to those rare instances where a child’s personal information is posted publicly (after receiving high-level parental consent), we also may share or disclose personal information collected from children in a limited number of instances, including the following:

  • We may share information with our service providers if necessary for them to perform a business, professional, or technology support function for us.
  • We may disclose personal information if permitted or required by law. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we also may disclose personal information collected from children (i) in response to a law enforcement or public agency’s (including schools or children services) request; (ii) if we believe disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate an investigation related to public safety or protect the safety of a child using our sites or services; (iii) to protect the security or integrity of our sites, applications, and other technology, as well as the technology of our service providers; or (iv) enable us to take precautions against liability.
 

At any time, parents can refuse to permit us to collect further personal information from their children, and can request that we delete from our records the personal information we have collected. Please keep in mind that a request to delete records may lead to a termination of our services for the child.

We allow parents to access, change, or delete the personally identifiable information that we have collected from their children. Parents can contact Codeucate to request access to, change, or delete their child’s personal information by sending an email to us at wecodeucate@gmail.com. A valid request to delete personal information will be accommodated within a reasonable time.

Any other inquiries may be directed to:

Codeucate, Chicago, IL, United States of America
Phone: (847) 477-3818
Email: wecodeucate@gmail.com

In any correspondence such as e-mail or mail, please include the child’s name and the parent’s email address and telephone number. To protect children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify a parent’s identity before granting access to any personal information.

Terms and Conditions

By using any Codeucate applications, including this website, signing up to be a volunteer, participating in our courses, you agree to the Terms and Conditions.

Updated: 8/3/2020