Privacy Policy (Last Updated: 02 November 2021)

Introduction

This Privacy Policy relates to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data, including special or sensitive personal data, by AcadsTech.com and AcadTech. ("Acadstech", "Acadtech", "we", or "our"). Personal Data is information relating to an individual ("you" or "your") as more fully defined hereinbelow. Acadstech is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that you have a secured experience on our website and while using our products and services (collectively, “Products“).

This policy covers the Acadstech website and all the subdomains under Acadstech.com . Please refer to the following link to read our terms of service Terms of service.

This policy outlines Acadstech's, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies handling practices and how we collect and use the information you provide in the course of your use or access of our systems through online interfaces (e.g. website, mobile applications etc.) (collectively “Company Systems“). In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” means any information that can be used to individually identify a person and may include, but is not limited to, name, email address, postal or other physical addresses, title, and other personally identifiable information. By using our services or products, it will be deemed that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by this policy detailed hereunder

We will be the processor of the Personal Data that is provided, collected and/or processed pursuant to this policy, except where otherwise expressly stated.

Applicability of the Policy

  • This policy shall apply to all information we collect through the Company Systems and/or in the course of your use of the services of AcadsTech.

  • This policy does not apply to, nor does AcadsTech take any responsibility for, any information that is collected by any third party either using Company Systems or through any links on the Company Systems or through any of the advertisements or through BOTS.

Information We Collect

We will only collect information which you share with us. You can choose what information you want to share with us. We will collect your information only if you choose to share it through the Company Systems. We will collect the following information about you or related to your use of the Company’s Systems:

  • Any personal or PII that you may submit or may be required to submit for registration and continued use of the Company Systems or receive the services by AcadsTech;

  • Your name, title, gender, date of birth, email address, telephone number (Home/work/mobile telephonic number), profile/display picture, login name, screen name, nickname, or handle, country/state/postcode or city of residence, postal or other physical address, name(s) of the school/university (including grades and graduation year), name(s) of the workplace, job position/designation (including salary), resume/CV, information related to social profiles, such as Facebook, Google, GitHub, etc., IP addresses and other information collected passively (as further detailed in the “Passive Collection” section below), may be collected; and

  • Any other information you may choose to further provide us, without limitation, any information to update your account and profile, if required, to fill out any forms, provide your feedback to surveys, write any articles on the Company Systems, or to use any features of Company Systems.

We collect and/or process your Personal Data as a part of the following activities related to our Products:

  • Account registration, use of certain Product features, creating or taking tests, generating reports based on information collected from the use of our Products.

  • Requesting service and support for our Products and providing such support, registering for an event, participating in an online survey, participating in discussion groups or forums.

  • Registering for newsletter subscriptions, customizing the content you see as per relevance.

Please do not include any personal information, personally identifiable information, or sensitive personal information unless specifically requested by AcadsTech as part of the registration or other applicable processes. If AcadsTech determines that any information you have provided or uploaded violates the terms of this policy, AcadsTech shall have the right, in its absolute discretion, to delete such information without incurring any liability.

We may also periodically use your information received from your affiliated entities, business partners, and other third-party sources and combine it with your account information. For example: if you access or login to our Company Systems via a third-party source like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, we may receive your registration information, updated information and combine that with information we collect through our Company Systems or add it to your account information on our Company Systems.

If You are governed by the United States laws, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, we may obtain reports from public records of credit history checks, criminal databases checks including National Criminal Database and county courts in each state, the national government restricted lists, sex offender registrations. If you are outside of the United States, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, AcadsTech may obtain reports of the respective criminal background or registered sex offender checks. To obtain such reports as stated herein, we may use your information, like your full name and date of birth.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to give EU citizens more control over their data. It aims to use an all-encompassing privacy and security law to safeguard Personal Data. Irrespective of their location, GDPR applies to all the relevant controllers or processors who deal with the Personal Data of EU citizens.

For more information, please refer to GDPR.

Processing your Personal Data

We will use your Personal Data only in accordance with this policy. To enable us to fulfill the contract between us for the services you have requested, we need to process your Personal Data for purposes including the following:

  • Account registration.

  • Use of our website.

  • Creating or taking online tests.

  • Generating reports based on information collected from the use of our Products.

  • Requesting service and support for our Products and providing such support.

  • Registering for hackathons.

  • Participating in discussion groups or forums.

  • Customizing the content you see as per relevance.

  • Refer your profile to relevant job opportunities.

We process Personal Data for purposes such as:

  • Providing reports based on information collected from the use of our Products.

  • Keeping you up-to-date about the latest Product announcements, software updates, software upgrades, system enhancements, special offers, and other information.

  • Providing support and assistance for our Products.

  • Providing the ability to create a personal profile.

  • Providing the ability to contact you, if required.

  • Providing customer feedback and support.

  • Providing and administering opt-in events or other marketing or promotional activities on AcadsTech.

  • Being able to conduct questionnaires and surveys in order to provide you with better products and services.

  • Supporting recruitment inquiries.

  • Personalize marketing communication and website content based on your preferences, such as in response to your request for specific information on products and services that may be of interest to you.

  • Meeting contract or legal obligations.

We may allow employers to view your anonymized profile and contact you for a relevant job opportunity. We provide them with a channel to contact you for a relevant job opportunity. We share your PII with employers only with your explicit consent, or when you reply back to the conversation channel. If you wish to opt-out of this feature, please send us an email to support@AcadsTech.com.

We may also process your personal data where it is in our legitimate interests to seek professional advice, including, in connection with any legal proceedings (including any prospective legal proceedings), for obtaining legal advice or for establishing, exercising, or defending legal rights.

Consent

Your decision to provide Personal Data to AcadsTech is at your sole discretion and is deemed obtained when you register and create your account on our Company Systems. Please note that you may not be able to access certain options, offers, and services if they require Personal Data that you have not provided. You can sign-up, and therefore consent, to receive email or newsletter communication from us. If you would like to discontinue receiving this communication, you can update your preferences by using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the end of such emails or by contacting us through email on support@AcadsTech.com.

How do we use your information?

AcadsTech will use your Personal Data only in accordance with this policy. If you do not wish us to continue using your Personal Data in this manner you can request for deactivation of your account from account settings.

We will only process your Personal Data if we have a lawful basis for doing so, which includes but is not limited to the following:

consent, contractual necessity (i.e. processing that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, such as your user agreement with us that allows us to provide you with the Products), and our legitimate interests or the legitimate interest of others (e.g. our users) such as:

  • Provide you with the websites and services, together with any support you may request.

  • Respond to your inquiries or fulfill your requests.

  • Diagnose Website and Service technical problems.

  • Send you information that we believe may be of interest to you, such as Service.

  • Announcements, newsletters, educational materials, and event information.

  • Send you administrative information such as notices related to the Services or policy changes.

  • Understand how the Websites and Services are being used in order to enhance and optimize them.

  • Prevent, detect, mitigate, and investigate fraudulent or illegal activity.

  • As described to you at the point of collection of the information.

  • Complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes with users, enforcing our agreements.

  • Protecting, investigating, and deterring against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, or illegal activity.

How do we organize & store your data?

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with an online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases, and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.  All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

Your Rights:

Rights: You have certain rights with respect to your Personal Data as mentioned below.

  • Access: You can request more information about the Personal Data we hold about you. You can also request a copy of the Personal Data.

  • Correction: If you believe that any Personal Data we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that we correct or supplement such data. You can also correct some of this information directly through your user profile or profile/account settings after logging into AcadsTech. Please contact us as soon as possible upon noticing any inaccuracies or incompleteness.

  • Objection: You can contact us to let us know that you object to the collection or use of your Personal Data for certain purposes.

  • Erasure: You can request that we delete some or all of your Personal Data from our systems. While this will be done immediately, residual data may be saved in certain logs and this will be purged within a year after deleting your data. Once your data is deleted, you will no longer have an account with AcadsTech.

  • Restrictions: You can always request us to deactivate your AcadsTech account to restrict further processing of your Personal Data

  • Portability: You have the right to ask for a copy of your Personal Data in a machine-readable format.

  • Withdrawal of consent: If we are processing your Personal Data based on your consent (as indicated at the time of collection of such data), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that if you exercise this right, you may have to then provide express consent on a case-by-case basis for the use or disclosure of certain of your Personal Data, if such use or disclosure is necessary to enable you to utilize some or all of our Products.

Retention

Your data is retained with AcadsTech as long as you have an active account on the Company Systems. You can request that we delete some or all of your Personal Data from our systems. While this will be done within thirty (30) days from the date of such request, residual data may be saved in certain logs and this will be purged within a year after deleting your data. Once your data is deleted, you will no longer have an account with AcadsTech.

Please contact info@AcadsTech.com for any data or account delete requests.

Passive Data collection:

AcadsTech might automatically collect some data about you when you are using any of our products, using methods like cookies and other tracking technologies. Information automatically collected includes cookies, page views, geolocation data, IP(internet protocol) addresses, browser and OS(Operating System) type, ISP (Internet Service Provider), files viewed and downloaded from our websites, referral, and exit pages, and clickstream data. Such data does not have an expiry date and we do not delete this data. This data is stored in the form of logs or in third-party tracking and analytics software like Google Analytics, Linkedin Insights, etc.

Anonymized Information:

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this policy, AcadsTech may use any information provided to AcadsTech in relation to or as part of the services in providing services to its other clients and to develop and create reports, statistical analysis, and benchmarking analyses for its clients provided that such reports contain only anonymous, aggregated dataand do not identify you by name.

Age Restrictions:

You explicitly agree you are 18 years of age or older, unless represented by a parent or legal guardian. If you are not of the requisite age you must not provide any information to AcadsTech directly or by way of usage of the Company Systems. If AcadsTech determines that it is in possession of any information belonging to an individual below 18 years of age which is submitted, collected or generated in breach of the terms of this Policy, it will delete the same without any notice to the individual to whom such information belongs to.

Update:

This policy may be updated from time-to-time so we recommend that you regularly review this policy each time you return to our website.

Grievance:

If you have any issue or grievance with respect to our policy or with the manner in which we collect or store your information, or in any respect related to your personal information provided to us, please contact hello@AcadsTech.com. We will do everything we reasonably can to ensure that your grievance is attended to and addressed within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of Your grievance.

Contact:

If you have any questions about our policy or related dealings with us or would like further information about our services and practices, you can contact us at support@AcadsTech.com.

This policy must be read in conjunction with the other agreements you may enter into with AcadsTech and the ToS as published by AcadsTech on AcadsTech's website. By accepting the policy, you expressly consent to AcadsTech's use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.