PRIVACY POLICY
Publish Date: 07/01/2019
This privacy policy applies to all individuals who visit and/or use Early Code’s websites, services, and products that collect data and/or display these terms ("Early Code Sites & Services"). This privacy statement applies only to information collected through Early Code Sites & Services and not to information collected offline.
All references to "us," "we," or "our" refer to Early Code.
All references to "child" or "children" or “ward” refer to children under the age of 18.
By accessing or otherwise using any of our Early Code Sites & Services, you consent to the terms contained in this privacy statement, including the collection, use, and disclosure of data as described below.
I. Information We May Ask You To Provide
Through our Early Code Sites & Services, we collect information about you and/or your student when you choose to provide it to us. For example, we collect information from you so you can use Early Code Sites & Services, purchase products and services, register for and obtain an account, request information, apply for a job, register for one of our programs, or verify your age. In general, we may ask you to provide us with the following types of information about you and/your student:
Contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone numbers (note to parents/guardians of children: if we have actual knowledge that a user is under 18 years old, the child will be asked to have his or her parent or guardian continue the registration process); Month, day, and year of birth; Gender preference; Course interests; Billing information such as credit card number and billing address; User names to third-party systems (for example, Facebook); Information included in résumés and job applications; and Health, any participation limitations or needs, immunization and allergy information. Note to Parents/Guardians: We only collect the information described above, from someone we know to be a child, after the child's parent or guardian provides us with verifiable consent, unless one of the limited exceptions discussed below applies. For more information and/or to review these limited exceptions, please see the "Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy" section below.
II. Information Collected Automatically
Cookies and other Tracking Technologies We may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, Local Storage Objects, or other technologies to collect certain information about visitors to and users of Early Code Sites & Services, such as the date and time you visit Early Code Sites & Services, the areas or pages of Early Code Sites & Services that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing or using Early Code Sites & Services, the number of times you return to Early Code Sites & Services, other click-stream or usage data, and emails that you open, forward or click through to Early Code Sites & Services. For example, we may automatically collect certain information, such as the type of web browser and operating system you use, the name of your Internet Service Provider, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, software version, and the domain name from which you accessed our Early Code Sites & Services. We use this information to monitor and improve our Early Code Sites & Services, support the internal operations of our Early Code Sites & Services, personalize your online experience, verify e-signatures, and for internal analysis.
We do not use cookies or similar technologies to track your activities on non-Early Code Sites & Services or to serve you advertisements based on your browsing activities on non-Early Code Sites & Services. Early Code Sites & Services do not recognize “Do Not Track” headers or similar mechanisms. Our Sites & Services may use third-party plug-ins to provide additional services and benefits. These third parties may collect information about you as well. When we use a third-party plug-in we will identify the plug-in and provide a link to the third party’s privacy policy under which the information they collect is identified and controlled. We may also collect geolocation information from your device so we can customize your experience on our Early Code Sites & Services. In most cases, you are able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your device and/or through the settings in the applicable GPS application.
Social Media
You also can engage with our content, and other offerings, on or through social media services or other third-party platforms, such as Facebook, or other third-party social media plug-ins, integrations and applications. When you engage with our content on or through social media services or other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations or applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information in your profile. This may include your name, email address, photo, gender, birthday, location, an Early Code associated with the applicable third party platform or social media account user files, like photos and videos, your list of friends or connections, people you follow and/or who follow you, or your posts or "likes." For a description on how social media services and other third party platforms, plug-ins, integrations, or applications handle your information, please refer to their respective privacy policies and terms of use, which may permit you to modify your privacy settings. When we interact with you through our content on third party websites, applications, integrations or platforms, we may obtain any information regarding your interaction with that content, such as content you have viewed, and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on.
Information from Third Party Services
We may also obtain other information, including personal information, from third parties and combine that with information we collect through our Websites. For example, we may have access to certain information from a third party social media or authentication service if you log in to our Services through such a service or otherwise provide us with access to information from the service. Any access that we may have to such information from a third party social media or authentication service is in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by that service. If you authorize us to connect with a third party service, we will access and store your name, email address(es), current city, profile picture URL, and other personal information that the third party service makes available to us, and use and disclose it in accordance with this Policy. You should check your privacy settings on these third party services to understand and change the information sent to us through these services. For example, you can log in to the Services using single sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider.
III. Your Ability To Control Cookies And Similar Technologies
As noted, we may use cookies or similar technologies to monitor and improve Early Code Sites & Services, support the internal operations of Early Code Sites & Services, personalize your online experience, support the e-signature process, and/or for internal analysis. We use these technologies to keep track of how you are using our Early Code Sites & Services and to remember certain pieces of general information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Check the “Tools” or “Help” tab on your browser to learn how to change your cookie and other tracking preferences. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the functions of Early Code Sites & Services and/or some of our services will function improperly, in particular the inability to log in or manage items in your shopping cart. We do not share cookie data with any third parties.
IV. How We May Use Your Information
We may use the information we collect from and about you and/or your student for any of the following purposes: Allow you to register yourself or your student with Early Code Sites & Services, or to otherwise register and open an account with us; Allow you and/or your student to use Early Code Sites & Services; Fulfill orders, process payments, and prevent transactional fraud; Respond to your or your student’s requests or inquiries; Provide you or your student with information about our products and services; Consider you for employment or a volunteer opportunity; Register you or your student in one of our programs; Verify your student's age; Monitor and improve Early Code Sites & Services, support the internal operations of Early Code Sites & Services, personalize your online experience, and for internal analysis; Protect the security or integrity of Early Code Sites & Services and our business; Facilitate the sale or potential sale of our business or any of our assets; or As required by law.
V. How We Share Information
We do not sell or otherwise share your or your student’s information with any third parties, except for the limited purposes described below.
1. Service Providers
Information collected through Early Code Sites & Services may be transferred, disclosed, or shared with third parties engaged by us to handle and deliver certain activities, such as housing, meals, payment processing, mail/email distribution, software providers, and to perform other technical and processing functions, such as maintaining data integrity, programming operations, user services, or technology services. We may provide these third parties information collected as needed to perform their functions, but they are prohibited from using it for other purposes and specifically agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information. Some of these providers, such as payment processors, may request additional information during the course of offering their services. Before you provide additional information to third party providers, we encourage you to review their privacy policies and information collection practices.
2. Business Transfer
During the normal course of our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity may acquire and/or acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information provided through our Early Code Sites & Services in a manner that is consistent with this privacy statement.
VI. Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is paramount. We understand that users and visitors of our Early Code Sites & Services who are under 18 years of age need special safeguards and privacy protection. It is our intent to fully comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our Early Code Sites & Services are intended for general audiences. We do not knowingly permit anyone under 18 years of age to provide us with personal information without obtaining a parent's or guardian’s verifiable consent, except where: the sole purpose of collecting the name or online contact information of a parent or child is to provide notice and obtain parental consent; the purpose of collecting a parent’s online contact information is to provide voluntary notice to, and subsequently update the parent about, the child’s participation in our Early Code Sites & Services that do not otherwise collect, use, or disclose childrens' personal information; the sole purpose of collecting online contact information from a child is to respond directly on a one-time basis to a specific request from the child, and where such information is not used to re-contact the child or for any other purpose, is not disclosed, and is deleted by us promptly after responding to the child’s request; the purpose of collecting a child’s and a parent’s online contact information is to respond directly more than once to the child’s specific request, and where such information is not used for any other purpose, disclosed, or combined with any other information collected from the child; the purpose of collecting a child’s and a parent’s name and online contact information, is to protect the safety of a child, and where such information is not used or disclosed for any purpose unrelated to the child’s safety; we collect a persistent identifier and no other personal information and such identifier is used for the sole purpose of providing support for the internal operations of Early Code Sites & Services.
VII. Parental/Guardian Rights
If you are a parent or guardian, you can review or have deleted your child's personal information, and refuse to permit further collection or use of your child's information. To exercise any of these rights, please email us at joseph.ogbu@earlycode.net
VIII. Links And Third Parties
At our discretion, we may include or offer third-party websites, products, and services on Early Code Sites & Services. These third-party sites, products, and services have separate and independent privacy policies. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third parties. We have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of linked sites, products, or services. Our Early Code Sites & Services may contain links to other third-party websites or other resources that we provide for your convenience. These sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content available on other sites. Such links do not imply any endorsement of material on our part and we expressly disclaim all liability with regard to your access to such sites. Access to any other websites linked to from Early Code Sites & Services is at your own risk.
IX. Data Security Commitment
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
X. How You Can Access, Request A Copy, Correct, Or Ask For Information To Be Deleted
Access to certain personal Information that is collected from our Services and that we maintain may be available to you. For example, if you created a password-protected account within our Service, you can access that account to review the information you provided. You may also send an email or letter to the following email or call the number provided to ask for a copy, correct, or ask us to delete your personal Information. Please include your registration information for such services, such as first name, last name, phone and email address in the request. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.
Email: joseph.ogbu@earlycode.net
Phone: +2348121224859
XI. How To Contact Us/Opting Out Of Electronic Communications
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or if you have provided your email and/or address, and prefer not to receive marketing information, please contact us via email or call at the number provided below. Make sure you provide your name as well as the email(s) and address(es) you wish to have removed. If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may call or email us at the address provided below. Please provide your name, account email, and the number(s) you want removed.
Email: joseph.ogbu@earlycode.net
Phone: +2348121224859
XII. Privacy Statement Changes
We will occasionally amend this privacy statement. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this statement at any time. If we materially change our use of your personal information, we will announce such a change on relevant Early Code Sites & Services, and will also note it in this privacy statement. The effective date of this privacy statement is documented at the beginning of the statement. If you have any questions about our privacy statement, please contact us in writing at joseph.ogbu@earlycode.net
XIII. Indemnification:
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold iD Tech, its officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with: (i) your access to or use of social networking sites, their services, Early Code content, registrations and member submissions.