PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Starting Date: 1st April 2022 This Privacy Policy informs you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from visitors and registered users of TechSkillsIT.com (this “Site”). This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you provide to us through this Site and explains in plain language what we do with that information, how we share it, and how we handle the content you place. It also explains your rights and the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, and we will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Site at Privacy policy and revising the “Effective Starting” date at the top of this policy. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you use this “Site” to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. If you disagree with any changes to this Privacy Policy, you will need to stop using this “Site” and deactivate your account(s), as outlined below. This Privacy Policy applies to the information that we obtain through your use of “Site” via a “Device” or when you otherwise interact with TechSkills. A “Device” is any computer used to access the “Site”, including without limitation a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device. “Site” includes the TechSkills web site but does not include any other own or third party products or services for which a separate privacy policy is provided. These are third party products or services that you may choose to integrate with TechSkills services. You should always review the policies of third party products and services to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they collect and use your information. By accessing and using this Site, you confirm that you have read and fully understood this Privacy Policy, that you agree to the collection and the usage of your own and others’ personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy and that you have the authority to provide us with all information submitted by you via the Site, including but not limited to personal information of third parties. By registering for or using TechSkills Services and accepting the Terms of Service you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses described in this Privacy Policy. 1.Who We Are TechSkills: TechSkills is a Learning service. By accessing TechSkills through a set of subscription packages, our customers (“Customers”) can train their personnel or any other group of people they wish or provide distance eLearning services. Customers access the TechSkills service by means of a unique combination of a user identifier and secure password. By gaining access to the service through this combination, the Customers are allocated a specific domain that is owned and managed exclusively by them. The Customer specifies, customizes and provides access to the service to the authorized users (“Users”) of his domain, consisting of course Instructors and Learners. Additionally, the Customer may specify custom User roles for his domain. The course Instructors specify and manage the content of the courses, which may include text documents, video and audio files, images, presentations. Learners attend the courses and are subject to tests, for which they are graded; Learners have access to their own grades through the service. Each Learner can view his grades and extract reports, by means of supplying the reporting criteria through the respective service interface, regarding his own performance and his overall use of the service. Each Instructor can extract reports for the activity of his courses. The Customer owns his domain data and can extract reports for the total activity of his domain, including all its Users. 2.Collection: The Personally Identifiable Information We Collect Visitors and Users: In the course of using this Site, you may provide us with personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, and information on your use of and activities at our Site that may be connected with you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information that we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name and email address. When you visit the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your Internet Protocol address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to our Site and information you search for on our Site. Like many websites, we may also use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file stored by your browser at your Device’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use “session ID cookies” in order to support login and main service functionality. We may also store cookies of third-party providers. In particular, Google stores a Google Analytics cookie in order to be able to differentiate between users and be able to show us how many times people visit the website on average (not individually) and information on what pages they’ve seen, how long the duration was, and so on; we do not identify who the visitor was, or what is his TechSkills account (if any). We also use Google AdWords and Facebook Pixel cookies for running advertising campaigns over audiences that may be interested in our services; our ads will only start working when the audience is big enough so no third party can use this information to personally identify the users. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Site or all functionality of our services. In some cases another User (such as an administrator) may create an account on your behalf and may provide your information, including Personal Information (most commonly when your company requests that you use our service). We collect Information under the direction of our Customers and often have no direct relationship with the individuals whose Personal Information we process. If you are an employee of one of our Customers and would no longer like us to process your information, please contact your employer and us at the contact information below. Customers: In addition to the data we collect about all Users, we also collect data that are required for your contract with us, such as your company affiliation, invoicing data and also service usage data that prove that the service is used in accordance to your subscription terms. We also collect service usage data in aggregate form (i.e. demographics) to improve our service. We may also acquire additional data through our Customers’ support requests to the extent this is required for us to resolve a technical issue or respond to a request or complaint. When you register to the service, we collect information about your industry and your position in the company to adjust the service to the needs of your industry and make TechSkills more functional for your industry. We also collect certain information about Customer’s use of service (this applies only to account owners and not learners or instructors) to email to our Customers newsletters, announcements regarding TechSkills and our products, or marketing material. If you are a Customer and no longer wish to receive such emails you can remove yourself from the recipients list at any time by selecting the “unsubscribe” link provided within the e-mail footer. Third-party intergrations in TechSkills: You may access third-party services via TechSkills. These services may include access to content, such as courses or You Tube, Twitter or Facebook by linking your account in TechSkills with an account on the third-party service or by clicking on third-party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons), which you have created subject to the third party’s Terms of Use. TechSkills may also contain links to third-party websites. Linked websites and third-party services are not under our control, and we are not responsible for their content. Third-party integrations may also enable access to functionalities, such as videoconferencing (Microsoft Teams, Zoom), helpdesk (Zendesk). Use of these third-party services is optional, and you may have access to them by linking your account in TechSkills with an account on the third-party service, which you have created subject to the third party’s Terms of Use. By using one of the above third-party integrations (offering content or functionality), you agree that such third parties may process Personal Information you provide them by using their services. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we are not responsible for any third-party service’s use of Customer’s exported information. Credit Cards: We do not store your credit card information in our systems. All credit card transactions are processed using secure encryption – the same level of encryption used by leading banks. Card information is transmitted, stored, and processed securely at gateways on a PCI-compliant network. Content: We collect and store Content that you create, input, submit, post, upload, transmit, store or display in the process of using our “Site”. Such Content includes any Personal Information or other sensitive information that you choose to include (“incidentally-collected Personal Information”). Other submissions: We collect other data that you submit to our “Site” or as you participate in any interactive features of the TechSkills Services, participate in a survey, contest, activity or event, request Customer support, or otherwise communicate with us. 3.How We Use, Process and Retain Personal Information Personal Information is or may be used for the following purposes:
  • to provide and improve our Site, services, features and content,
  • to administer your use of our Site,
  • to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the Site,
  • to better understand your needs and interests,
  • to fulfill requests you may make,
  • to personalize your experience,
  • to provide or offer software updates and product announcements, and
  • to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional.
We use information we obtain by technical means (such as the logging performed by our servers or through the use of cookies) for the above purposes and in order to monitor and analyze use of the Site and our services, for the Site’s technical administration, to increase our Site’s functionality and user-friendliness, to better tailor it to your needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and website use behavior, and to verify that visitors to the Site meet the criteria required to process their requests. We collect and process personal data in a transparent manner, to the extent necessary for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes, and do not process it further in a manner incompatible with those purposes. We take care that the data we collect are accurate and, when necessary, updated. We take all reasonable steps to immediately delete or rectify personal data, if inaccurate. We process data in a way that guarantees their security, including their protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and accidental loss, destruction or degradation, using appropriate technical or organizational measures. We are ready to prove at any moment how we adhere to the above principles. We take the appropriate technical and organizational measures for the security, confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data. We expressly declare that these measures ensure that, by definition, personal data are not made accessible without the intervention of the natural person to an indeterminate number of natural persons. Each domain’s data are retained for as long as the Customer’s paid subscription to the service or free plan lasts. If Customer elects not to renew a Subscription, Customer’s account is downgraded to the free version of the Services. If Customer has a free version account and does not log into an account for more than 365 days, that account is permanently deleted. We will provide reminder notifications before deleting Customer’s account. 4.Information Sharing and Disclosure Users: We will display your Personal Information in your profile page and elsewhere on the Site according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other TechSkills Users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information, and we encourage you to think carefully about what information you disclose in your profile pages. You can review and revise your profile information at any time. You should be aware that the administrator, as well as specially designated support personnel in order to provide support for technical issues you may face, may be able to: access information in and about your account; access communications history, including file attachments, for your account; disclose, restrict, or access information that you have provided or that is made available to you when using your account, including your Content; and control how your account may be accessed or deleted. Third Parties: We do not sell your Personal Information or Content and will not share or disclose any of your Personal Information or Content with third parties except as described in this policy. We do not share Personal Information about you with third parties for their marketing purposes (including direct marketing purposes). Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement: TechSkills cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of TechSkills or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable. Children: Our services are not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children. If we become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at the contact information below. Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your Information (including your Personal Information) in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company. You will be notified on any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information. 5.Your Rights The service has all the necessary features to enable our Customers to protect the rights of the data subjects on their behalf. For example, the service provides the ability to obtain and manage consent, and to implement strict and secure password policies as well as to exercise the right to be forgotten. A synopsis of your rights as a data subject is provided below. You may also refer to the TechSkills GDPR page for detailed step-by-step instructions on how you can exercise these rights by means of invoking TechSkills service features. Transparency, information and answers to requests: For any question regarding this policy you may contact us at privacy at TechSkills dot com. We will respond without delay and in any case within one month upon receipt of the request. Rectification: You have the right to require the rectification of inaccurate data relating to you without undue delay, as well as to fill in incomplete data if necessary for processing. If you have an account on our Site you can update your account data through your profile by selecting “My information” from the options menu at the top of the screen. Right to Object: You may oppose the processing of personal data which takes place without your consent. If you receive promotional emails, you can remove yourself from the recipients list by selecting the “unsubscribe” link within the e-mail content. You may also oppose processing at any time by contacting us at the email provided at the end of this Policy. Complaint to Supervisory Authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes Data Privacy Laws. Right to opt out and right to Non-Discrimination: If you are a resident, you should be specifically aware that you have the right to direct a business that sells (or may in the future sell) your Personal Information to stop selling your Personal Information and to refrain from doing so in the future. We do not sell your Personal Information to any other party. 6. Security TechSkills is very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ reasonable measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. 7. Data Ownership TechSkills owns the code, databases, and all rights, Customers retain ownership, control and all rights to their records and data which are their property. 8. Contacting Us If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: infotb@TechSkillsit.com.