INTERNET CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY OF THE DO SCHOOL INNOVATION LAB GMBH
The DO School is aware that you may wish to be informed about how your personally identifying data and information, such as name, address, telephone and fax numbers or e-mail address etc. (“data”) that you send via the Internet to the DO School’s website is treated. Accordingly, we have developed this Confidentiality Policy (“Policy”) to explain our use of your data as well as all our reasonable precautions to keep your data confidential and secure. By accessing to our website and submitting your application, you are consenting to the data collection and use practices described in this Policy, as modified from time to time by us. If we decide to modify our Policy, we will post a new Policy on our website changing the date in the last paragraph of such Policy. Therefore, we invite you to consult this Policy from time to time in order to familiarise yourself with any changes. The terms of this Policy are without prejudice to any contractual terms you may enter into with us, which shall prevail over the terms of this Policy.
1. Pledge on Privacy:
The DO School does not collect and process your data except when specifically, voluntarily, and knowingly provided by you. We ensure compliance by our staff with strict standards of security and confidentiality and in processing your data we pledge to fully comply with internationally recognized standards of privacy protection.
2. Intended Use of data:
Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our website without telling us who you are. However, some services may require registration. When you register with us, you may need to complete certain fields (some are required, some are optional) as well as chose a username and password. In these situations, if you chose to withhold any data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of our website and for us to respond to your queries. The DO School collects and processes data only for specific and limited purposes which we inform you about when you wish to use certain services offered on our website. For example, we may collect and use data to provide you with our activities, to market activities we believe might be of interest to you, to receive news releases, to communicate with you for other purposes or to process your application. In addition, we may use your data to evaluate the effectiveness of and improve our communication to our visitors, for our own internal statistical and operational purposes, to evaluate visitors’ interest and to better determine activities development and strategies. By submitting your data, you expressly consent to such use. The DO School keeps your data only for as long as is reasonably needed for such purposes and in accordance with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
3. Non-Disclosure of Information:
The DO School shall never sell, rent, share, or otherwise distribute or make available your data to third parties, except when required to do so for legal or regulatory purposes. However, data may occasionally be transferred to third parties, who act for or on behalf of the DO School, or to other partners of the DO School, for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which your data were originally collected. When disclosure of data to third parties is likely or necessary for whatever reason, the DO School shall endeavour to ensure that such third parties provide the same level of protection as the DO School, and, where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes authorised by you and on a confidential and secure basis.
4. Right of Access:
You have the right to access and update your data or to require its deletion. We endeavour to ensure that your data is up to date, accurate, and complete.
5. Security / Confidentiality:
To ensure the security and confidentiality of data that the DO School collects online, we use data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewalls, and password protection. We undertake to take all reasonable steps in order not to allow your data to be seen by third parties other than those who act for or on behalf of the DO School or other than partners of the DO School and have agreed to treat your data confidential and secure. Access to data is restricted to our employees on a need to know basis and only those who have been trained to observe strict standards of confidentiality in handling your data. Although, we have tried to create a secure, reliable and trustworthy website for our visitors, please be aware that the Internet is generally not regarded as a complete secure environment, and that therefore the confidentiality of the data provided by you or material transmitted via our website or by e-mail cannot be guaranteed by the DO School. Thus, we can not be responsible or liable for the security of your data while in transit via the Internet to us.
6. Data Transfer Abroad:
The DO School undertakes international contractual relationships and may transfer your data to its partners, who have agreed to keep your data confidential and secure, outside of your country of residence. If the level of privacy protection in a country does not comply with internationally recognized standards, we will ensure that data transfers to our databases in that country are equally protected and that a transfer of data to third parties in such countries does not occur. By submitting your data to our website, you expressly agree to its possible transfer to partners of the DO School and to this end to its trans-border transmission.
7. Anonymous data / “Cookie” Technology:
Most of the information we collect from our website is anonymous information. When you visit our website, we do not collect any personal data from you unless specifically, voluntarily, and knowingly provided by you. Anonymous information is processed by the DO School to help improve the content of our website, to customise our website for our visitors and to learn more about them and how they use our website. In doing so, the DO School may use tracking technology (cookies) to gather anonymous information, such as browser type, operating systems and the date and time of access. “Cookies” by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A “cookie” is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer hard drive.
The DO School does not conduct “spamming”. Spamming is defined as sending unsolicited e-mails, usually of commercial nature, in large numbers and repeatedly to individuals with whom the sender has had no previous contact or who have declined to receive such communications. On the contrary, if we believe that one of our projects or information is of importance to you, we inform you by e-mail and give you the choice of opting out of such service.
9. Data and Children:
Our website is a general audience site that is not designed nor intended to collect data from children under the age of 18. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the laws designed to protect children, children under the age of 18 should not provide any data to this website. We ask that parents supervise their children while online. The DO School will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose data from a minor under the age of 18, without obtaining prior consent from a person with parental responsibility (parent, guardian).
10. Links to other websites:
As a service to our visitors, our website may provide hyperlinks to other websites that are not operated or controlled by the DO School. Therefore, the DO School can not be responsible or liable for the content of such websites or the privacy practices of such other parties. Please note that these privacy practises may differ from our Policy. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with personal information.
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