Privacy Policy

Revised: July, 1, 2019

Digital Media Academy Certified Schools –  Privacy Policy

Privacy is a top priority at Digital Media Academy and we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all stakeholders. We follow strict privacy practices in regards to how we collect, use, and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in relation to information that we collect through websites operated by us (the “Websites”), through the software applications made available by us for use on or through computers and mobile devices (the “Apps”), and through HTML-formatted email messages (collectively, including the Websites and Apps, the “Services”). By providing Personal Information to us, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

WHAT IS DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY CERTIFIED SCHOOLS?

Digital Media Academy Certified Schools is a learning platform that provides K-12 schools with a solution to integrate core content area teaching and learning with rich technology skills and concepts. 

ACCOUNT TYPES

In order to be able to become a “Certified School,” a user (“accountholder”) must create an account at https://schools.digitalmediaacademy.org.
An accountholder is required to choose between two types: Free and Paid.
If an accountholder chooses a Free Subscription, he or she becomes a “Free Trial”.
If an accountholder chooses a Paid Subscription, he or she becomes a “Pilot” or a “Certified School”.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

“Personal Information” is information that identifies an individual or relates to an identifiable person. Our information practices are different with respect to the account type. 

We do not collect any Personal Information from a person who views our platform and is not an “accountholder”.

Personal information we collect from accountholders may include

  • Name and Last Name
  • Title
  • Organization Name
  • Organization Type
  • Website address
  • City
  • Country of residence
  • Email address
  • Paid Subscriptions information

We may collect and process Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you, or because we are legally required to do so. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the requested Services.

If you submit any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How we may collect personal information

We and our service providers may collect Personal Information from accountholders in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through the Services: We may collect Personal Information through the Services, e.g., when you create an account, register your credit card information and other financial data that we/our payment processors need to provide the Services, or populate your profile.
  • Offline: We may collect Personal Information from you offline, such as when you contact customer service.
  • From Other Sources: We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as Google or Microsoft (if you choose to register using your Google or Microsoft account), public databases, joint marketing partners and other third parties.

How we may use personal information from accountholders

We and our service providers may use Personal Information for business purposes, including the following:

  • For login purposes.
  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests.
  • To send administrative information to you, such as information regarding the Services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • To send you marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you, subject to your consent if required by applicable law.
  • For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring,  and prevention, developing new products, enhancing, improving or modifying our Services, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and operating and expanding business activities.
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
  • To process your payments for the Services.

How personal information may be disclosed

The Personal Information of accountholders may be disclosed:

  • To our third-party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, information technology, and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, payment processing, and other services.
  • To identify you to anyone with whom you share space through the Services.
  • By you, on profile pages and other services to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services may be available to other users and the general public. We urge you to be careful when deciding to disclose any information.
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

THIRD PARTY SERVICES

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or our affiliates.

In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Apple, Google, Microsoft, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to these or other organizations.

SECURITY

We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interactions with us are no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of your account has been compromised), please immediately notify us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below.

CHOICES AND ACCESS

Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information

We give accountholders choices regarding our use and disclosure of their Personal Information for marketing purposes. You may opt-out from receiving marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis by clicking the unsubscribe link in any such email.

We try to comply with request(s) as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important information regarding your account, terms and policy, and administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

RETENTION PERIOD

We keep your personal information for as long as needed or permitted for the purpose(s) for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include (i) for as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide you Services; (ii) as required by a legal obligation to which we are subject to; (iii) or as advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).

CROSS-BORDER TRANSFER

Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Services you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have data protection rules that are different from those of your country.

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”): Some of the non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards (the full list of these countries is available at http://ec.europa.eu). For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, such as standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission to protect your Personal Information. You may obtain a copy of these measures by contacting us (see below under Contacting Us).

SENSITIVE INFORMATION

We ask that you do not send us or disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Services or otherwise to us.

UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may change this Privacy Policy. The “REVISED” legend at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Services. Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions, please contact us at certification@certifiedschools.com or

Digital Media Academy – Certified Schools
105 Cooper Court
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include sensitive information in your emails.