Privacy policy

You agree to this privacy policy

By continuing to use this website, you agree to the following privacy policy.

Updates and changes

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy, posting changes to the website. Your continued use of the website constitutes consent to these changes.

Furthermore, by using any part of the website, you consent to our use of your personal information according to the privacy policy outlined below.

Collecting personal information

We collect personal information from you as follows:

1. Using our services. We use personal information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you use when you engage or communicate with us or third parties in connection with our services or otherwise access or use any part of our services. Such information may include:

  • identifying information such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
  • geographic or location data, which may be precise or imprecise;
  • content of your communications via the services;
  • information relating to the performance of the services you experience; and
  • information you provide in any communications with us.

2. Automatic collection. When you use our services, we may automatically gather information about how you’re using them, as well as information about your devices, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, device ID, physical location, browser and operating system type, resolution of your screen, language settings in your browser, referring URLs, and other technical information. This information is necessary for providing personalized and location-based content and services, as well as for analyzing web traffic, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving services.

3. Third-party data. We may obtain data from third parties. We protect that data according to the practices described in this policy, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data and applicable laws. These third-party data sources vary over time, but may include data brokers from which we may purchase demographic data to supplement the data we collect, service providers that help us determine a location based on your IP address in order to customize certain offerings to your location, and any partners with whom we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities.

Using personal information

You consent to our using personal information we collect on you:

  • to deliver our services to you;
  • to improve our services in order to better serve you;
  • to appropriately respond to your communications;
  • to provide you with a personalized experience when using our services;
  • to provide targeted advertising to you (presuming you’ve already agreed to receive promotional messages or emails from us);
  • to contact you about new and enhanced informational services (again, presuming you’ve already agreed to receive promotional messages or emails from us);
  • for internal statistical, marketing or operational purposes, including measuring and understanding demographics, user interest, and other trends among our users; and
  • to detect, prevent, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities or security issues.

Disclosing personal information

General privacy policy. We do not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information, except for in the following limited circumstances.

  1. Service providers. We will provide your personal information to third parties who provide services to help us with our business activities and the provision of the services. For example, we use carrier services to send a physical package to you. Further, we may use third-party service providers to help us analyze usage of our services, provide personalized advertising, track the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and communications, assist with the prevention and investigation of potentially illegal acts or violations of our terms of use or this privacy policy, collect and process error and crash reports, and host web servers and store data. These third parties are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
  2. Business reorganization. We may also disclose or transfer your personal information to an affiliate or a third party in the event of a proposed reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or equity, including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding. In connection with same, your consent to our terms of use and this privacy policy is deemed transferable to the benefit of that third party and its assigns, without notice to you.
  3. Legal disclosure. Subject to applicable laws in your jurisdiction, we may also disclose personal information about you to others as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law or regulation, including laws or regulations outside your country of residence, (b) to comply with legal process, respond to legal claims, (c) to respond to requests from public authorities and law enforcement officials, including officials outside your country of residence, (d) to assist or support theft investigations involving our services or property, (e) to enforce our terms of use and this privacy policy, (f) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates, (g) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of People’s, its affiliates, you and others, or (h) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
  4. International transfer and storage. Your information may cross international borders in order to facilitate the services. By using the services, you consent to the use of your Information to countries outside your country of residence, which may have different data-protection rules than in your country and therefore may be available to government authorities under lawful orders and laws applicable there. However, our practices regarding your information will at all times continue to be governed by this privacy policy.

Securing personal information

We take steps to ensure that your personal information is only accessed by those employees whose job requires it. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of personal information in our custody. We have personal information retention processes designed to keep our customers’ personal information for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above.

ofCourse follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and receipt. No method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, however, so we cannot 100% guarantee its security.

Personal information rights

You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in personal information we have in our custody by emailing us at the contact information set out below. We will request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

Under the GDPR, you may be entitled to specific rights, including: (a) the right to access your personal information and certain other supplementary information, under certain conditions, (b) the right to object to unlawful data processing, under certain conditions, (c) the right to erasure of personal information about you, under certain conditions, (d) the right to demand that we restrict processing of your personal information, (e) the right to data portability of personal data concerning you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, under certain conditions, (f) the right to object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you, under certain conditions, and (g) the right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities. If you want to learn more about your rights under the GDPR, you can visit the European Commission’s page on data protection.

Retaining and deleting personal information

ofCourse retains personal information as necessary to provide services, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes and enforcing our agreements. These needs vary, so actual retention periods vary significantly.

Once it’s no longer necessary for us to keep your personal information, we dispose of it securely, according to our data retention and deletion policies. We are not responsible for any liability or loss you experience as a result of our disposal of personal information.

Withdrawing consent

You may withdraw your consent for our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information at any time. If you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us. This will affect your ability to access or use the services. Your access to the services will be revoked if you withdraw consent, and if you continue to use the services thereafter, your consent to this privacy policy is deemed unconditionally renewed.

Cookies

We may use cookies, web beacons, or other similar tools in our services to help personalize your experience. We may also engage one or more third-party service providers to issue online advertisements on our behalf. We may use, or authorize the use of these or other similar technologies to collect information about your visits to the services, and we may use that information to send you targeted advertisements.

If you do not wish to accept cookies, you have the option to block or disable them. Your computer or device lets you clear all stored cookies, should you wish to do so. However, please be aware that you may be unable to access certain parts of the services if you block or disable our cookies.

Third-party policies

This privacy policy addresses only the use of personal information we collect from you. If you disclose your personal information to others, or if you engage any third-party sites or services, those third party privacy practices will apply. We encourage you to evaluate the privacy and security policies of each third party before any such engagement or disclosure.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy please contact privacy@ofcourse.org.