Privacy Policy

Education 4.0, Inc. (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through compliance with this Privacy Policy (“Policy”). We do not collect any Personal Information (as defined below) about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We also do not give, share, sell, or transfer any Personal Information to a third party.

This Policy describes the type of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit or use: our website, educationfour.com (including the functionality of the website and services offered or provided through the website), any current and future online, digital and mobile platform, including any third-party software or platform embedded into the Company’s website or platform or otherwise used by the Company (such as Mindstone Learning Limited’s platform), applications, social media platforms, pages, collaborative platforms, and networks owned by Company (collectively, the “Platform”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. This Policy applies only to data gathered on this Platform and from direct communication between you and the Platform, including through email communications. It does not apply to any other information we collect through other channels, such as information that we collect offline or from any third-party website. This Policy also does not apply to any data or information that may be collected by any third-parties, including third-party vendors or platform hosts, such as Mindstone Learning Limited, so please refer to their respective privacy policies and data practices.    

Please read this Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Platform. By accessing or using this Platform, you expressly and affirmatively agree to the terms of this Policy and consent to the collection, processing, and disclosure of your information, and consent to receive communications from us, which include, but are not limited to, emails and text messages as described below.

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is any information that may, directly or indirectly, identify, relate to, or describe you through particular reference to a unique identifier, including name, postal address, email address, telephone number, location data, online identifier, or to one or more factors that are specific to your physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity. Personal Information also includes inferences drawn from any of the information collected to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.

The Company will not collect any Personal Information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.      

If you connect to the Platform using Facebook, Instagram, Google, or another social networking site (each a “Social Networking Site”), we may      receive information that you authorize the Social Networking Site to share with us, which may include public profile information, birthday, current city, work, school, and email address. This information constitutes Personal Information and is therefore subject to this Policy. Any information that we collect from your Social Networking Site account may depend on the privacy settings you have set with the Social Networking Site, so please consult the Social Networking Site’s privacy and data practices. You have the ability to disconnect your Social Networking Site account from your Company account by adapting the privacy settings in your Social Networking Site account. If you come to the Platform through a Social Networking Site, from another website, or with devices that enable third parties to collect information from or about you, such third parties receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.

Automatic Data Collection

The Company’s operating system may automatically record some general information about your visit to the Platform. For example, the Company may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns including, but not limited to, computer and internet connection, computer and server IP address, operating system, browser type, browser versions, details of your visits to our Platform such as duration and time of visit, traffic data, location data, and logs. The Company may automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Platform. If you permit the Platform to access location services on your mobile device, the Company may also collect the precise location of your device when the Platform is running in the foreground or background.

The Company may use cookies, flash cookies, web beacons, log file information or other similar technology in connection with automatic data collection for the purpose of storing your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Platform; providing custom, personalized content and information; and monitoring aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. You can voluntarily opt-out of cookie collection by the Company by altering the settings of your web browser.  Most Internet browsers enable you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please be aware, however, that some the Company features, or services may not function properly without cookies.

Use of Personal Information

The Company will not collect any Personal Information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. If you do choose to provide any Personal Information to us, the Company will use it to customize the Platform to provide a better user experience and to enhance or maintain Platform security. For example, the Company may use the Personal Information to present our Platform and its contents to you; to provide you with information, services, or membership that you request, purchase, or otherwise obtain from us; to carry out our business purpose; to facilitate data-sharing amongst our customers and/or Platform users; to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any transactions or contracts between you and the Company, including the Company’s Membership Agreement with its customers (the “Membership Agreement”); to notify you about changes to our Platform or any products, services, or membership plans or options we offer or provide through it; and to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide Personal Information.

The Company also may use your Personal Information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests (such as certain of our or third-parties’ goods and services) or provide administrative notices or communications applicable to your use of the Platform. We may also send you promotional emails about the products, services, or membership plans or options we offer or any news about us. By accessing the Platform, you expressly agree to receive this information via email, text, or by any other mode of communication provided by you. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of any further receipt by following the opt out provisions provided in each such communication.

The Company may also aggregate certain non-personally identifiable information about its users and use such anonymous information to prepare reports that it provides to its users. Personal Information may also be disclosed to third parties in order to evaluate a possible business transaction such as a merger or sale of the company; provided, however, that the recipient of Personal Information will be required to maintain such Personal Information in confidence. The Company may disclose your Personal Information to our subsidiaries and affiliates as deemed necessary in the general course of business. The Company may also disclose specific Personal Information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to cooperate with or seek assistance from law enforcement, or to protect the interests or safety of the Company or other users of the Platform. The Company may use your Personal Information to enforce or apply our Terms of Use or other Company policy.  By using the Platform, you hereby authorize such use of your Personal Information as described in this section.

The Company will not sell any of your Personal Information to a third party. You may expressly direct the Company to keep your Personal Information private and to not sell any of your Personal Information by writing to the Company at the information provided in the “Contact Us” section.  

Personal Information Storage; Retention Period

The Company collects and stores Personal Information that you provide to the Company on its internal data platform. The Company reserves the right to retain your Personal Information and non-personally identifiable information indefinitely except where prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Data Security

The Company employs commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security and privacy of the data and information the Company collects online and maintains on the Platform. Unfortunately, however, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% effective as the Internet is not a completely secure medium. Therefore, although the Company is committed to protecting your privacy, the Company cannot and does not guarantee, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information, private communications, and User Content (as defined in the Terms of Use) will always remain private. To protect your privacy, please do not use the Platform to communicate information that you want kept confidential. The Company will not be responsible for any damages you or others may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such information.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Platform like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Platform.

As a user of the Platform, you understand and agree that you assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the Platform, the Content and Third-Party Materials (as defined in the Terms of Use), the Internet generally, and the documents and/or material you access on the Platform, and for your conduct on the Platform. Further, you are responsible for restricting access to your computer or mobile device through which you access the Platform.

Accessing Your Personal Information

The Company will not collect any Personal Information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. If you do choose to provide any Personal Information to us, you have the following rights with respect to your Personal Information: (i) the right to request copies of your Personal Information, (ii) the right to request that the Company correct any Personal Information that you believe is inaccurate or incomplete; (iii) the right to request that the Company erase your Personal Information; (iv) the right to request the Company restrict its processing of your Personal Information; (v) the right to request that the Company transfer your Personal Information to another organization or directly to you. You acknowledge that any requests made pursuant to this section must be in writing and provided to the Company at at the information provided in the “Contact Us” section.

You can review and change your Personal Information by logging into the Platform and visiting your account profile page. You may also send us an email at at the information provided in the “Contact Us” section to request access to, correct or delete any Personal Information that you have provided to us. Please note that we may not be able to delete your Personal Information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change Personal Information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the Personal Information to be incorrect.

Additional Privacy Rights

Certain jurisdictions may provide you with certain privacy rights under applicable data protection or privacy laws regarding the Personal Information you provide to the Company. In particular:

If you are a resident of the EU, EEA, UK, or Switzerland whose personal data is subject to EU data protection law (“GDPR”) or the UK Data Protection Act 2018, you have certain privacy rights to: be informed, request access to your Personal Information, request correction of any Personal Information that is inaccurate, request erasure of your Personal Information, restrict or suppress your Personal Information, object to the processing of your Personal Information, request the transfer of your Personal Information to you or to a third party, and object to how your Personal Information is used in automated decision making, if applicable. If you wish to enact your rights, please contact the Company by emailing us at the information provided in the “Contact Us” section. By continuing to use this Platform without “opting out” from any of the above rights, you expressly and affirmatively agree and consent to the collection, processing, and disclosure of your Personal Information as set forth herein and in any other published Company policy.

California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) Company’s Platform users, that are California residents, to request certain information pertaining to Company’s disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact the Company by emailing us at the information provided in the “Contact Us’ section.

Please note that we do not currently sell data triggering certain jurisdictions’ opt-out requirements.

The Company will not collect any Personal Information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. If you do choose to provide your email address to us, the Company may send you emails and other messages with personalized offers and information, including information about products, services, membership plans or options, webinar invitations, notices for new project initiatives, and we may use Personal Information for online advertising on the Platform, other websites, and other online services. The Company provides you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from the Company and the Company partners and gives you the option to remove your information from the Company’s database, and to not receive future marketing communications.

If the Company processes your Personal Information in reliance upon your consent, you can contact the Company at any time to withdraw your consent.

The Company will respond to such requests in accordance with the requirements of applicable data protection laws. Please note that in order to fulfill your request, the Company may need you to provide certain information to verify your identity. Depending upon applicable data protection and privacy law, individuals may also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on their behalf.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to update, change, modify, amend, add, or remove portions of this Policy from time to time without notice. No amendment, modification, extension, limitation, waiver, or termination of this Policy by you shall be valid except with the written consent of the Company. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on the Company’s privacy practices. Your continued use of the Platform is subject to the most current effective version of this Policy. If you object to the Policy after it becomes effective for you, you may no longer use the Platform.

Release

By using the Platform, you hereby agree to release, defend and hold harmless the Company and its owners, stockholders, directors, officers, agents, representatives, insurers, employees, related and affiliated entities, successors and assigns, from any and all loss, damage, judgments, suits, expense or cost (including attorneys’ fees and disbursements attendant thereto) arising out of or in any way connected with the Company’s: (i) collection, use, processing, maintenance, storage, retention, sharing, disposal, sale, lease, transfer or disclosure of your Personal Information, or by any third-party vendor or service provider engaged by the Company; (ii) mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance including any claims you might have under laws protecting intellectual property and personal privacy.

Assignment

If the Company sells or transfers all or substantially all of its assets or undergoes any other change in management or ownership control of the Company, Personal Information may be among those assets that are transferred. The Company will ensure that the security measures set forth herein remain throughout the transition.

Dispute Resolution

By using the Platform, you agree to promptly notify the Company in writing of any disputes or claims arising out of or relating to the Platform or the Personal Information that is collected, processed, stored, retained, shared, transferred, or disposed of by the Company, and agree to work with the Company in good faith to promptly resolve such dispute or claim on reasonable terms. To the extent you and the Company are unable to resolve such dispute, you and the Company hereby agree that such dispute shall submitted to a neutral third-party mediator located in the Commonwealth of Virginia before the commencement of any legal action.

Target Audience

The Company will not collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 16 and no part of the Platform is designed to attract children under the age of 16. The Company is designed and intended to be used by adults, which may include parents or guardians. Anyone under the age of 16 is not permitted to use the Platform, register or create an account with the Company, or provide Personal Information to the Company. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under the age of 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 16, please contact us. Our contact information is included in the last section titled “Contact Us”

California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their Personal Information.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue

This Policy and its validity, construction, enforcement, and interpretation shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without reference to choice of law rules. You agree that any action concerning the terms of this Policy, which are not resolved through the dispute resolution procedure set forth above, shall be brought exclusively in the Courts of Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, and you agree to accept service of process pursuant to the Virginia Rules and procedures.

Waiver of Jury Trial

YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY FOR ANY DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THIS POLICY OR YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM.

Rights You Agree To Give Up

If either you or we choose to litigate any claim, then you and we agree to waive the following rights: RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR A CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST THE COMPANY WHETHER IN COURT OR IN ARBITRATION.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, please write to the Company at:

Education 4.0

20250 Kentucky Oaks Ct.

Ashburn, VA 20147

USA

hello@educationfour.com