Plain English summary:
The Design Ecademy is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used by us and we will never sell, barter, or rent any of your details (including your e-mail address) to any unauthorized third party. Period.
The Design Ecademy may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
- You or Your means you as a participant in or as a user of www.thedesignecademy.com website and the Online Learning Studio (only available to active registered students)
- We or Our or Us means The Design Ecademy
- Our site means www.thedesignecademy.com and the Online Learning Studio (OLS)
SECTION 1 – INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you request something from our site (such as a course prospectus) or to enrol on a course, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. This enables us to both fulfil and support the services and products you have requested.
When you browse our site, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system so we can better improve the experience for all our users.
Email marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about courses, free and premium content (i.e. blog posts, YouTube videos, reports/whitepapers, etc.), and special events.
SECTION 2 – CONSENT
When you provide us with personal information to enrol on a course, complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason (i.e. newsletter subscription and other messages), we will ask you directly for your expressed consent and provide you with an opportunity to withdraw your consent.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on an “unsubscribe” link which is offered at the bottom of every email we send.
You may also withdraw your consent anytime, by contacting us at [email protected] or mailing us at: The Design Ecademy, Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2PR, United Kingdom
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure that it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. Also, if our site is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that they may continue to support and market our courses and services.
IMPORTANT: We do not sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties, including but not limited to advertisers, strategic partners or vendors. Again, we take your privacy very seriously.
SECTION 4 – COOKIES
A cookie is defined as a small text file that is stored on your browser when you visit a website. We utilize cookies to create a more customized experience for our users and customers. We also use tracking pixels (i.e. Google Analytics) to aid in measuring and tracking where our website traffic is coming from and to track the performance of our site. Finally, we may use remarketing pixels from Facebook and Google to aid in customized, targeted follow-up advertising.
SECTION 5 - SECURITY
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
SECTION 6 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
Links: When you click on links on our website or Online Learning Studio, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
SECTION 7 – AGE OF CONSENT
By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at [email protected] or by mail at The Design Ecademy, Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2PR, United Kingdom