PRIVACY POLICY

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Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use Personal Information or Personal Data (“Personal Information”) that you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website and services (collectively, “teachfolk” or “Website”).

This Privacy Policy applies to the following websites, learning software applications and related subdomains, mobile applications, and media (our “website”) managed by Yreeka Pty Ltd. (“Teachfolk”, “we”, or “us”), and the online course creation platform that enables independent instructors (“Instructors”) to deliver live and recorded instruction, digital goods, and learning services as massive open online courses (“Courses”) to end-users (“Students”) through the Instructors’ schools (“Schools”). Our website, online course creation platform and related services are hereinafter collectively referred to as our “Services”.

By visiting or using any part of this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as they may be amended from time to time. We respect your privacy and are committed to maintaining and using any information we collect through your use of our Services responsibly.

Teachfolk is the data controller for the processing of personal data in relation to teachfolk accounts and in relation to the use of our website. Each individual account holder is the data controller for non-teachfolk accounts, teachers’ and students personal data and for any processing conducted in relation to the online courses provided by the account holder.

This Privacy Policy only concerns the processing for which Teachfolk is data controller. If you have any questions regarding processing for which a account holder is data controller, please contact the relevant account holder.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully prior to accessing or using our Services. If you have any questions, please contact us at: info@teachfolk.com.

The Information We May Collect

Our primary purpose in collecting information from or about you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Depending on the manner in which you use our Services, we collect information about you that we deem necessary for providing Services and features that optimize, secure, and ease your user experience.

Personal Information or Personal Data: Teachfolk may collect and process information that could be directly or indirectly associated with you; information such as your full name, company name where applicable, user name and password, phone number, email address, billing or mailing address, credit/debit card information and other information that you share with Teachfolk. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our Services because such information may be required in order for you to register for an account; purchase products or Services; participate in a contest, promotion or survey; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our website.

Payment Information: For the purposes of billing Teachfolk subscription fees and Teachfolk once off enrollment fees that are processed through Teachfolk’s payment gateways, we may request new account holders credit card and certain contact information, such as a billing address details. We retain credit card information internally for the purpose of all payment processing related to our Services. The payment information is necessary in order for you to use our Services and failure to provide such information may result in you not being able to use our Services.

Third Party Payment Processors: Payments processed via Custom Payment Gateways by third parties like PayPal and Stripe are subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of those payment gateways and are not accessible or controlled by Teachfolk. For payments processed via Teachfolk Payment and Custom Payment Gateways, we receive information related to the payment status of your account; this information includes your payment card type, a transaction ID, payment expiration date, and any email address associated with the payment type. For additional information, we recommend that you review the payment processor’s Privacy Policy.

Mobile Application: Teachfolk offer a mobile responsive experience, however this may, depending on your privacy settings, collect certain information about you and your devices when you access our Services through your mobile or other Internet connected devices. 

Information from Third Party Platforms: You may allow our Services to interact with one or more third party social networks or platforms, which will provide data about you to us (“Platform(s)”). The information you allow Teachfolk to access varies by Platform, and it is affected by the privacy settings you and those that you are connected with establish while using such Platforms. Platforms are operated, controlled, and maintained by third parties that are not operated, controlled, or maintained by Yreeka Pty Ltd (teachfolk). We recommend that you read the terms of use or service and privacy policies of those Platforms to understand how they collect and treat your data and what data they might share with us or other third parties.

Demographic and Usage Data: Teachfolk may collect information through the use of cookies, HTML5 local storage, and other similar technologies. “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your web browser on your hard drive. Teachfolk may set and access cookies on your computer or wireless device to track and store preferential information about you. We may gather anonymous information about Users through cookie technology on an individual and aggregate level. Such information is used within teachfolk internally and is only shared with third party advertisers, if any, on an aggregated or non-personally identifiable basis. You may delete cookies from our website. Note, however, that deleting cookies or directing your browser to refuse them may limit your ability to use certain portions of our website that require cookies to function. Teachfolk gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, operating system, and other usage information about the use of our website, including a history of the pages you view.

Non-Personal Information: Web Beacons, also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs, (“Web Beacons”), are electronic images that allow a website to access cookies and help track marketing campaigns and general usage patterns of visitors to those websites. Web Beacons can recognize certain types of information, such as cookie numbers, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the Web Beacons are placed. NoPersonal Information or Personal Data about you is shared with third parties through the use of Web Beacons on our website. However, through Web Beacons, we may collect general information that will not personally identify you, such as: Internet browser, operating system, date of visit, time of visit and path taken through the website. Teachfolk may also collect other Non-Personal Information as visitors browse our website, such as the web traffic, what pages are visited, and from where visitors come. We may compile this Non-Personal Information to enable statistical analysis of our Services that would be used internally or with external assistance to make improvements to our website and Services.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  1. To operate and maintain the Website;

  2. To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;

  3. To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;

  4. To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;

  5. To respond to your comments or inquiries;

  6. To provide you with user support;

  7. To track and measure advertising on the Website;

  8. To process payment for purchases you make through the Website; or,

  9. To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

THIRD-PARTY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies. The Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Disclosure of your personal Information or Personal Data

Teachfolk provides to clients or account holders or admin users the following information about the Students enrolled in their respective Courses: (1) name, (2) email address, and (3) the teacher’s Course in which the Student has enrolled. Teachfolk does not disclose any other information about Students to teachers, and Students assume full responsibility for the disclosure and use of any other personal Information or Personal Data the Student chooses to disclose to any teacher, admin or other users, which at all times shall be subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Teachfolk may also disclose any of your information, which in some cases includes PII, in the following situations:

  1. With your consent. Teachfolk may transmit your personal Information or Personal Data to a third party when you give us express permission to do so. For example, this may occur when we complete a transaction on your behalf or at your request.

  2. With our authorized service providers. Teachfolk may share your personal Information or Personal Data with our authorized service providers that perform certain services and process personal Information or Personal Data on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, surveys and other features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to personal Information or Personal Data needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.

  3. Payment providers and your bank. For the purpose of administering payments within our Services, we may disclose your personal Information or Personal Data to third party payment providers and your bank. This service is used to serve our platform to offer the sale of online courses via once off or subscription payments.

  4. With our business partners. When you make purchases, reservations or engage in promotions offered through our website, we may share personal Information or Personal Data with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions and contests. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant’s offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant.

  5. Google Analytics – this service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

  6. In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business; a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale; or in the event of bankruptcy. If another company acquires Teachfolk, that company will take on all responsibility for the information we collect, including personal Information or Personal Data , and it will assume all rights and obligations with respect to that information. Should this happen, the acquiring company may implement its own policies with respect to your information.

  7. If we are required to disclose information by law. Teachfolk may be obligated to disclose a User’s personal information, if directed by a court of law or other governmental entity. Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to disclose such information where we have a good faith basis to believe that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, government and law enforcement agencies’ requests; (b) protect and defend Teachfolk’s or third party’s rights and property, or safety of Teachfolk, our users, our employees, or others; (c) prevent, detect, investigate and take measures against criminal activity, fraud and misuse or unauthorized use of our Services and/or to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements or policies; and/or (d) protect your personal safety or property or that of the public. In the event that your information is disclosed, we will comply with the law and make commercially reasonable efforts to notify you.

Teachfolk may also use and share Non-Personal Information we collect with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our website or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine Non-Personal Information we collect with additional Non-Personal Information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors. 

Please keep in mind that all of the information that you disclose or content that you post in your user profile, or other public portions of our website becomes public information. Because this information is publicly available, we cannot control how others treat it so we ask all Users to exercise care in deciding what information they chose to share.

Data Retention

We will save your personal Information or Personal Data until you erase or delete your account or otherwise exercise your right to erase your personal Information or Personal Data.

Access to Your Information and other rights

You are, at any time and free of charge, entitled to receive a copy of the personal Information or Personal Data that we hold about you and information about the processing thereof. Please note that Teachfolk needs to be able to determine your identity in order to be able to respond to your request.

If you believe that any personal Information or Personal Data we are holding is incorrect or incomplete please send an email with your specific request to info@teachfolk.com. We will work with you to make any corrections deemed necessary. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. Additionally, note that registered Admin, Teacher and Student users may change visibility of their respective personal information throughout our website teachfolk by editing their personal profiles.

You have the right to request that Teachfolk restricts the processing of your personal Information or Personal Data under certain conditions. For example, if you contest the accuracy of the personal Information or Personal Data, the processing may be restricted for a period enabling Teachfolk to verify the accuracy of the personal Information or Personal Data or if Teachfolk no longer needs the personal Information or Personal Data for the purposes of the processing but you require the PII for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

You have the right to have your personal Information or Personal Data deleted without undue delay and Teachfolk is obliged to delete your personal Information or Personal Data without undue delay if, for example, the personal Information or Personal Data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was collected or otherwise processed. Please note that Teachfolk is not obliged to delete the personal Information or Personal Data  if Teachfolk can show that the processing is necessary, for example, for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim.

If you provide your email address to Teachfolk, you will always have the opportunity to opt out of receiving email newsletters and promotions through the unsubscribe link in the email communications or by logging into and changing the preferences for your user account. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that changing information in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email communications will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (such as a credit card processing partner) before you changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to Teachfolk’s processing of your personal Information or Personal Data if the processing is based on, for example, legitimate interests. If you object to such processing, Teachfolk will no longer be entitled to process your personal Information or Personal Data based on such legal basis, unless Teachfolk can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which overrides your interests, rights, and freedom or if it is conducted for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim.

You have, under certain conditions, the right to receive the personal Information or Personal Data concerning you and which you have provided to Teachfolk, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit such personal Information or Personal Data to another data controller without Teachfolk trying to prevent this, where Teachfolk’s processing of your personal Information or Personal Data is based on a contract or consent and the processing is carried out by automated means. In such case you have the right to request that the personal Information or Personal Data shall be transmitted from Teachfolk directly to another data controller, where technically feasible.

You also have the right to withdraw your consent, if applicable. If you withdraw your consent, please note that this does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal and that Teachfolk may, under certain circumstances, have another legal ground for the processing and therefore may be entitled to continue the processing.

If you would like to exercise your rights, you may contact us on the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

If you are unhappy with our processing of your personal Information or Personal Data or of an alleged infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation or other applicable data privacy laws, you may lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority, for example in the country of your habitual residence or place of work.

Our Policy Concerning Children

As stated in our Terms of Use, our website, applications and Services are offered and available only to you if are 18 years or older, or if you are between 13 and 18 years old and have obtained the consent of a parent or legal guardian prior to accessing the website, registering an account, or using the Services. If you do not meet this eligibility requirement, you may not use our website or Services. Teachfolk does not knowingly collect or store any personal information from or about children under the age of 13. We will delete such information if we become aware that it has been submitted through our website. Parents or legal guardians who believe that Teachfolk might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13 may submit a request to info@teachfolk.com and request that such information be removed.

Securing Your Information

Teachfolk takes a range of security measures designed to protect your PII and keep it confidential (unless it is non-confidential by nature) and free from any unauthorized alteration. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption in the transmission of financial information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. As the safety and security of your information also depends on the precautions you take, we ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Third Parties and Other Information Collectors

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties through our website, whether between Teacher and Student or other Users or individuals, different rules may apply to their use, collection, and disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. Since we do not control the information use, collection, or disclosure policies of third parties, you are subject to their privacy policies.

Our website may include links to third party websites. Once you have used these links to leave our website, you should note that we do not have any control over third party websites. We are not responsible for the content of such websites or the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites. Third-party websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policies applicable to the websites in question.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may review and update this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. As such, your continued use of the Services after receipt of notification of changes to this Privacy Policy is deemed to be acceptance of those changes.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Teachfolk’s processing of your personal Information or Personal Data or if you would like to exercise your rights described in this Privacy Policy you may contact us at:

Yreeka Pty Ltd

9 Spartan Road

Aeroport

Kempton Park

1619

South Africa