LATEST UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2018
Privacy Policy
WHO WE ARE
Codewards Innovation LLC offers an educational product for children and teachers that facilitates learning of the programming basics for kids age 7+ in schools worldwide through its website: https://codewards.org. References to Codewards products in this statement include Codewards services, websites, applications, software, servers, and training.

We place the utmost importance on the confidentiality of your information. This privacy statement explains what personal data Codewards processes, how Codewards processes it, and for what purposes.

Please read the product-specific details in this privacy statement for more details. This statement applies to the interactions between Codewards and yourself, the Codewards products listed below, and other Codewards products that result in the posting of this statement.
THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
Codewards collects data that you provide to it as part of its interactions with you and through its products.

You provide some of this information directly (your email address, surname / first name / pseudonym, your school name / number, your age / class, your language of communication with Codewards) and we obtain others by collecting data how you interact with our products, how to use them and how to appreciate them. The data collected varies depending on the context of your interactions with Codewards, the choices you make (especially regarding your privacy settings), the products, and the features you use.
Contact form
When you write to us using the contact form on our site, we collect your email address and your name / surname or pseudonym that you have chosen. We use this information to answer your question or to offer you our service. The information you have provided is recorded and processed in our Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) system and can be used by our customer service or marketing department. The data remains in our system for 6 months before being permanently deleted if you have not adhered to the use of our product.

If you post a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. It's only for your comfort so you do not have to enter this information if you post another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.

If you have an account and log on to this site, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.

When you sign in, we'll set up a number of cookies to save your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check "remember me", your cookie will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.

By modifying or publishing a publication, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the publication you just edited. It expires after one day.
Codewards Accounts
With a Codewards account, you can connect to Codewards products and select Codewards partner services. The personal information associated with your Codewards account includes usernames, a name and contact information, payment details, device data and usage, information about your Codewards activities.

There are two types of Codewards account:

  • When you create your own Codewards account linked to your personal email address, we call this account a student personal account.
  • When you or your organization (for example, an employer or school) creates your Codewards account linked to the email address provided to you by that organization, we call that account a personal teacher account.

Collection of data according to your type of account:

Teacher's personal account:
Your name / surname, the name or number of your school, city, country, language of use, your email address and possibly your contact number.

Student personal account:
Your pseudonym or surname / first name; the name or number of your school, city, country, language of use contact email.

When we ask you to provide personal data, you may refuse. However, the use of our products requires some personal data because they allow us to offer you a service. If you choose not to provide the necessary data to enable us to offer you a product or feature, you will not be able to use the product or feature. Likewise, if we collect personal data in accordance with the law or to conclude or conclude a contract with you, and you do not provide it, we will not be able to conclude the contract in question; for the same reasons, if it concerns an existing product that you use, we may have to suspend or cancel your use of it. If this is the case, we will let you know when the time comes. If the provision of data is optional and you choose not to share your personal data, you will not be able to access certain features that use them, such as the customization of your certificates.
Embedded content from other sites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (eg videos, images, articles ...). The content integrated from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor went to this other site.

These websites can collect data about you, use cookies, embed third party monitoring tools, track your interactions with others. these embedded contents if you have an account connected to their website.
THE PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
Codewards uses the collected data in order to offer you rich, interactive and educational experiences. In particular, we use the data to:
  • provide our products, which includes updating, securing, troubleshooting, and providing support; it also includes data sharing, when it is necessary to provide the service or to complete the transactions you request,
  • improve and develop our products,
  • customize our products and make recommendations,
  • contact us advertising and marketing communications, which includes sending you promotional communications, targeted advertising and offering presentations that may be of interest to you.
We also use the data to conduct our business, including analyzing our performance, complying with our legal obligations, develop our working methods and carry out research. For these purposes, we combine the data we collect in different contexts (for example, from your use of our product) or that we obtain from third parties to give you a more consistent, consistent and personalized experience, to make informed decisions and for other legitimate purposes.

When a customer tries a product, buys it, uses it, subscribes to it, or receives assistance or services professionals for this product, Codewards collects data in order to provide the service (including usage compatible with the provision of the service), provide the best experience for our products, conduct our business and communicate with the customer.

For example:
  • When a customer contacts a Codewards merchant, we collect their name, contact information, and organization information to ensure that the communication goes smoothly • When a customer interacts with a Codewards Support Professional, we collect device or usage data or error reports to diagnose and resolve problems
  • When a customer purchases products, we collect contact and payment data to process payment
  • When Codewards sends communications to a customer, we use data to personalize the content of communications
  • When a customer contacts Codewards for professional services, we collect the name and contact information of the customer's designated point of contact and use the information provided by the client to perform the services requested by him.
PRODUCTS PROVIDED BY YOUR ORGANIZATION - NOTICE TO END USERS
If you are using a Codewards product or an email address to access Codewards products and that product or email address has been provided by an organization to which you are an affiliate, an employer, or an educational institution, this organization can:
  • Control and administer your product and your Codewards product account, including controlling the privacy settings of the product or product account.
  • Accessing your data and process them, including interaction data, diagnostic data and the contents of your communications and files associated with your product and product accounts.
If you lose access to your work or school account (for example, if you change your business), you may lose access to the products and content associated with those products, including those you acquired for your own account, if you used your professional or school account to connect to these products. Codewards products are designed for use by organizations, such as businesses or schools. If your organization allows you to access Codewards products, your use of Codewards products is subject to your organization's policies, if applicable. You must send your privacy requests, including requests to exercise your data protection rights, to your organization's administrator. Codewards is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of our customers, which may differ from those set forth in this privacy statement.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
Codewards adheres to the principles of the EU-US and Swiss-US Personal Data Protection Shield.

Your personal information is contained in secure networks and is only accessible by a limited number of people who have special rights of access to such systems and who are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information. All financial transactions are processed through a secure gateway provider, without any sensitive financial information stored or processed on our servers.

Codewards takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or unauthorized destruction of your personal information. These measures include, but are not limited to, SSL, strong encryption, de-identification, pseudonymization, limited access controls, regular testing, as well as minimal data collection and retention.

Codewards is compliant with SOPIPA These include:

We do not use any of the data collected through the service to target student ads,
We do not create student ad profiles,
We do not sell student information,
We do not disclose no personal information except as required by law or as part of the maintenance and development of the service
We use good information security, including data encryption and other standard practices
We delete data we have collected from school students when requested by school
We share information only with educational researchers or educational agencies performing a function for the school;
We safely innovate without compromising student privacy, using only anonymized and aggregated data to develop and improve the service.

Codewards can process personal data related to users of the school. EU if one of the following applies:

1. EU users have given their consent for one or more specific objectives.
2. The provision of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract with the user and / or his pre-contractual obligations;
3. Processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which Codewards is subject;
4. The salary is related to a task that is performed in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority vested in the Codewards;
5 The processing is necessary for the legitimate interests defended by Codewards or by a third party.

In any case, Codewards will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular if the provision of personal data is a legal or contractual requirement, or a requirement to conclude a contract.
Embedded content from other sites
The personal data of EU users are processed on Codewards servers based in Germany and at Codewards offices in Moscow. This requires cross-border data transfer to Russia, a country for which the EU does not consider privacy legislation as adequate data protection. Because Codewards does not yet have the necessary Privacy Shield certification to ensure its suitability, EU users can either explicitly consent to such a transfer or refrain from giving their consent when creating a Codewards account. At any time, this consent may be withdrawn by deleting your Codewards account or contacting us to request deletion. All data processors that can receive personal data have adequate data protection protections, such as Privacy Shield certification or standard EU-approved contractual terms.
Data retention period
Personal data must be processed and stored for as long as the data is stored. require the purposes for which they were collected.

Therefore:

Personal data collected for purposes related to the execution of a contract between Codewards and an EU user will be retained until the execution of the contract and until the user has determined that no other contract will be necessary. Personal data collected for the purposes of the legitimate interests of Codewards must be kept as long as necessary to achieve these objectives. EU users can find specific information about the legitimate interests of the Codewards in the relevant sections of this document or by contacting us.

Codewards may be authorized to retain personal data for a longer period when an EU user has given consent to such processing, provided that such consent is not withdrawn. In addition, Codewards may be required to retain personal data for a longer period of time when required to fulfill a legal obligation or by order of an authority.

More specifically, Codewards will retain the server log files. for up to 30 days and inactive and unpaid EU user accounts for up to two years. Once the retention period has expired, personal data will be deleted. Therefore, the right of access, the right to erase, the right of rectification and the right to portability of the data can no longer be applied after the expiry of the retention period.
TRANSMISSION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Codewards is assisted by the following GDPR compliant data processors and data controllers, some of which will be disabled by enabling the Do not track option in your browser or, in the EU, by disabling cookies:

MailChimp: nicknames / names and addresses emails from registered users, to send users, if they are subscribed, ads on products and services. MailChimp Privacy Policy. MailChimp Privacy Shield.

Pipedrive: nicknames / names / first names, email addresses, phone numbers and other information needed to communicate with users. Pipedrive Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics: We use the Google Analytics service to improve our web service. Head to the Google site to learn more Privacy Policy.
CONTACT INFORMATION
For any question about privacy, any complaints or questions to the Privacy Officer / Data Protection Officer at Codewards, please contact us via hi@codewards.org