PRIVACY POLICY

The UnSchool 

The UnSchool is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We process data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR. 

This Policy explains what we do with your personal data after we collect it, when and why you will be require to you give us personal information and what we use it for. We also explain under what conditions we need to disclose it to others your personal information and how we keep it secure. 

We change this policy from time time, to stay compliant with relevant laws in Europe and to make sure we are on top of our game. By using our website and services you are agreeing to be bound by this policy. 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or how we use your data please contact us here or via email hello@unschools.co. 

Who are we?

The UnSchool Association is a registered not for profit association in Portugal. We also run programs at the CO Project Farm and receive donations from those activities. We are affiliated with Disrupt Design, a US based Limited Liability Company who manages the UnSchool Online services. 

Why we need to collect information from you?

We offer online services and run programs face to face so we need to collect enough information about you to keep your account secure, make sure we compile with all regulations and to design the best fit programs for your needs. In accordance with the Portuguese Alojamento Local laws we must collect some specific data to share with the Portuguese authorities. 

Where do we collect information? 

We only collect information that you agree to give us when you are on our website through our contact us or registration forms along with any applications you complete, when you purchase a product, make a donation or sign up for our newsletter we collect information. We also collect information when signing agreements for program attendance. 

What type of information is collected and how? 

The general personal information that we collect when you sign up to our online services or purchase a product includes your name, email, phone, address and credit card information. 

Online classes: When you enroll as a student or subscriber to our online learning site or related courses, as part of the enrolling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name and email address. We use a third party service provided by Thinkific Labs Inc. They provide us with the online course creation platform that allow us to sell our product/services to you. Your data is stored through Thinkific’s data storage, databases and the general Thinkific application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. For more insight, you may also want to read Thinkific’s Terms of Service here >>  or Privacy Statement here >> .

Email marketing: we may send you emails about our site and related course(s), registration, course content, your course progress or other updates. We may also use your email to inform you about changes to the course, survey you about your usage, or collect your opinion. 

We cannot provide you with our services or host your attendance at one of our programs without the requested personal information. 

How do we process payments?

We do not store your credit card information, we use a third party service called Stripe which you can view the privacy information for here

Payments are encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. 

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our site and related courses and its service providers.

 

How is this information used?

  • To design our programs

  • To communicate with you regarding our services 

  • To process orders

How do we protect your privacy and data?

  • We will never sell or share your data with other organizations that are not needed to provide you with the services we offer.

  • We will take all measures possible to protect your data from external abuse or access.

  • Individuals have the right to access their personal data and any such requests made to the charity shall be dealt with in a timely manner.

  • When we send you communications such as newsletter we will always give you the option to opt out and unsubscribe from the service.

  • We will give you the option to request use to delete all your data by contacting us here  

 

What about Third Party Services? 

In general, the third-party providers that we use 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 some 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. We have listed the ones we use and provided links to their policies in this document. 

We recommend you also read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

Certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in 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.

For example you may be located in Europe but out payment gateway is in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

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.

Web Analysis Tools

We may use web analysis tool to measure and collect anonymous session information.

What is the GDPR?

Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;

  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

  • kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organizational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and

  • processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures.


Changes to this privacy policy

Company has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.