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Privacy Policy - The Design Ecademy

The Design Ecademy is serious about protecting your online privacy. This Privacy Statement explains our views and practices concerning privacy, and how they may pertain to you as a user of our website. This privacy policy sets out how The Design Ecademy uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

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.

The full Privacy Policy is detailed below if you wish to read it in its entirety.

Definitions:

  • You or Your means you as a participant in or as a user of www.thedesignecademy.com websites, subdomains and the Online Learning Studio (only available to active registered students)
  • We or Our or Us means The Design Ecademy
  • Our sitemeans thedesignecademy.com, all subdomains 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.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

 

SECTION 2 – HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
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]

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 – ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018 (this information will be originally supplied by you upon application only). If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to [email protected]. A small fee will be payable. If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

SECTION 5 – COOKIES
The websites of The Design Ecademy use cookies in order to deliver online services through our websites. A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website can send to a visitor’s computer’s browser so that this computer will be recognised by the site on their return.Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses and can only be read within the domain that issued the cookie. In your browser settings you have the option to decline cookies, however, this will inhibit the online services available through our website. If you continue to use our website and its online services, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

In line with European GDPR requirements we have published a separate cookie policy which you can read here: http://www.thedesignecademy.com/policy-cookie/

 

SECTION 6 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES & LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
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. 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.

Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

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.

 

SECTION 8 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. The effective date will be displayed at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

 

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]