Privacy Policy

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TechScholar Website and TechScholar App

Updated Privacy Policy – EU Standards

Last Updated:  June 30, 2018

TechScholar LLC (“TechScholar”) is committed to protecting the privacy of your information and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes our Website privacy practices. Please note that this Privacy Policy covers all of our Websites including our applications and sites displaying the “Powered By TechScholar” logo and/or reference, described below.

 

  1. Websites Covered

This Privacy Policy covers the information practices of TechScholar LLC in its role as a data controller on its Websites: https://www.TechScholar.com; (collectively referred to as “TechScholar’s Websites”).

 TechScholar’s Websites may contain links to third party sites that are not owned or controlled by TechScholar. Additionally, TechScholar’s services are sometimes used by customers to deliver video presentations that are embedded and linked within their own Websites and third-party sites. TechScholar is not responsible for the information practices or content of its customers or third-party sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies only to information collected by this Website.

 

  1. Information Collected

TechScholar, LLC offers a variety of applications and services that are collectively referred to as the “Services.” TechScholar collects information from individuals who visit the TechScholar’s Websites (“Visitors”) and individuals who register to use the Services (“Customers”). Customers should also refer to TechScholar’s Terms and Conditions for the appropriate offering.

 

The types of information TechScholar collects (“Personal Information”) may include:

Information you provide to TechScholar – When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services or registering to use the Services, TechScholar may require you to provide personal contact information, such as your name, your company name, your job title or role, your address, your phone number, and your email address.

Website navigational information – TechScholar uses commonly used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons, to collect information as you navigate TechScholar’s Websites (“Website Navigational Information”). This Website Information includes standard information from your Web browser (such as browser type, version, and language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on TechScholar’s Websites (such as, pages viewed, links clicked).

Information you publish to TechScholar blogs or public portals – TechScholar’s Websites include public blogs and portals that allow Visitors to submit and publish comments.

Billing information – For certain editions of our Services that are purchased using a credit card, TechScholar requires you to provide billing information, such as your billing name and address, and your credit card number.

Information you provide to TechScholar Customers and Clients– A capability of the Services allows Customers to request registration information from viewers of their content and information presented, including video presentation content. TechScholar is not responsible for the information practices of its Customers and does not access this information except with Customer’s permission to provide Support and assistance.

  1. Use of Information Collected

TechScholar uses data about Visitors and Customers to perform the following actions:

 To respond to your request – such as to create a TechScholar account, provide login information for a webinar for which you have registered or provide technical support.

For marketing purposes – TechScholar may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information regarding TechScholar or its Services.

To improve TechScholar’s Websites and products – TechScholar may use Website Navigational Information to provide Visitors and Customers with relevant content and in the aggregate to identify trends and usage patterns.

To deliver messages that help you use the Service – As part of helping its Customers use the Service effectively, TechScholar communicates with its visitors, registered users, and Customers about new features and product releases, best practices, scheduled site maintenance notifications, customer events, and more. To increase the relevancy of this information, this may be customized to your designated user role within the application (for example: administrator, author, visitor, registered user), products or editions you have specifically licensed, or your usage of the application.

In the event that a payment is required TechScholar uses credit card information solely to process payment for Services for which the Customer has provided that information.

To deliver the features of the Service – Customers use the Service to Create, Share, and Track online and mobile content and video presentations. As part of the Sharing features, Customers and Viewers may provide the email of the person to Share the content with, and this information is used only to perform the Share function. Tracking information includes the date and time that a presentation and/or content was viewed, IP address and location, what portion(s) of the content were viewed and in what order, and responses to interactive questions or surveys. Individual information may be associated with this tracking information, either through information you provide to the Customer or by a unique identifier that the Customer has associated with an individual and has passed to a personalized presentation URL. Reporting and Notification features enable Customers to receive tracking information via emailed reports or to pass data to their other systems. TechScholar does not use or access individual information in the use of the Services except with permission in providing Support and assistance. TechScholar does not sell this information.

  1. Sharing of Information Collected

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. Unless described in this Privacy Policy, TechScholar does not share, sell, rent, or trade any information collected through its Website or Services with third parties for their promotional purposes.

 TechScholar occasionally partners with third parties who co-sponsor events with TechScholar (such as webinars and other live events). In these cases, both parties may share Personal Information that you provide when registering for the co-sponsored event to allow them to contact you regarding products, programs, services and promotions that they believe may be of interest to you. While TechScholar chooses to partner with reputable third parties that respect your information, TechScholar is not responsible for the information practices of its third-party partners.

 In certain situations, TechScholar may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

 We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.

 In the event that TechScholar is a party to a merger, acquisition by another company, or its assets are entirely or substantially acquired, your personal identifiable information will be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email and/or prominent notice on our Website for thirty (30) days or the time frame as defined and required by statute and/or regulation of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information; information concerning deletion and/or removal of your personal information or any changes that you wish to make to your personal information will be made available at that time.

 

  1. Communications Preferences

TechScholar partners with a third party to display advertising on our website or to manage our advertising on other sites. The third-party partner may use cookies or similar technologies in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising contact privacy@techscholar.com. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.

 TechScholar offers Customers and Visitors who provide contact information a means to choose how TechScholar uses the information provided. Visitors and any recipients of marketing messages from TechScholar may click on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of the TechScholar’s marketing emails.

 Some email communications are part of the Service(s), such as the ability to receive reports or view notifications via email. For help in managing these emails, contact support@TechScholar.com.

 Customers do not have the option to cancel receiving transactional emails related to their account with TechScholar or the Service(s).

  

  1. Public Blogs, Portals, and Customer Articles

TechScholar’s Websites can include public blogs, portals, and customer articles that allow Visitors to submit and post comments.

 Any Personal Information you choose to submit in these forums may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these sites. TechScholar is not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit to public sites for posting. If you do not want information to be public, please do not post it to these sites. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, portals, or customer articles contact us at support@TechScholar.com. In some cases, TechScholar may not be able to remove your personal information, but we will notify you via email if we are unable to do so and briefly explain the reasons.

 Our blog is also managed by a third-party application that may require you to register to post a comment. We do not have access or control of the information posted to the blog managed by that third-party application. You will need to contact or login into the third-party application if you want the personal information that was posted to the comments section removed. To learn how the third-party application uses your information, please review their privacy policy.

 

  1. Transfer of Information

Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your state, province, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to provide Personal Information to us, TechScholar transfers the information to the United States and processes it there.

 

 8. Passive Collection

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.

9. Tracking Technologies

TechScholar and its partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website or service.

10. Childrens’ Privacy

TechScholar’s Websites and the Services are not directed to Visitors under 18. As TechScholar provides Services to businesses and business professionals, TechScholar does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 16. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided TechScholar with Personal Information, he or she should contact us at support@TechScholar.com. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected such information through our Site, please notify us at the contact address below so that we may immediately delete the information from our servers.

11. Security

To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, to allow only the appropriate exercise of users’ Personal Information while also protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of users’ Personal Information, TechScholar employs a variety of industry standard security technologies. Security is provided on the data, application, and hosting level. The security infrastructure includes a physically secure data center, proven firewall protection, intrusion prevention measures, role-based authorization, and additional proprietary security measures. Additional security of Customer login and presentation content is provided as part of TechScholar’s Services.

TechScholar limits access to users’ Personal Information and data to those TechScholar and third-party persons who have a specific business purpose for maintaining and processing such information. TechScholar employees and third-party persons who have access to users’ Personal Information are made aware of their responsibilities to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of that information and have been provided training and/or instructions on how to do so.

 If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at support@TechScholar.com.

12. Data Subjects’ Rights

Upon request, TechScholar will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information. To request this information please contact us at support@TechScholar.com.

 You may access, correct, or request deletion of your personal information contacting us at privacy@TechScholar.com. In certain circumstances we may be required by law to retain your personal information or may need to retain your personal information to continue providing a service.

 We will respond to these requests within a reasonable timeframe.

13. Right to lodge a complaint

If you believe that TechScholar is not processing your Personal Data in accordance with the requirements set out herein or applicable EEA data protection laws, you can at any time lodge a complaint with the data protection authority of the EEA country in which you live.

14. Additional Important Information

Sharing with Service Providers

 We may share your information with third parties who provide services on our behalf to help with our business activities. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

 These services may include:

  •  Payment processing
  • Providing customer service
  • Sending marketing communications

TechScholar reserves the right to use or disclose information provided if required by judicial inquiry, court order, law, or regulation and/or Terms and Conditions or if TechScholar reasonably believes that use or disclosure is necessary to protect TechScholar’s rights.

15. Social Media Widgets

TechScholar’s website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These Features may collect your Internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.

16. Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy periodically to reflect changes to the information practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a written notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

17. Contacting Us

Contact info@TechScholar.com for questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the information practices of TechScholar’s Websites.

 If you are a Customer and would like help managing your communication preferences, please contact support@TechScholar.com.

 TechScholar’s data protection officer is William Breslow (privacy@TechScholar.com)

 TechScholar LLC

257 Kitchawan Road

South Salem, NY 10590

 

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