Like most website operators, ThinkingSchool.ch collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ThinkingSchool.ch’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ThinkingSchool.ch’s visitors use its website. From time to time, ThinkingSchool.ch may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
ThinkingSchool.ch also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. ThinkingSchool.ch does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to ThinkingSchool.ch choose to interact with ThinkingSchool.ch in ways that require ThinkingSchool.ch to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that ThinkingSchool.ch gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our forums to provide a username and email address.
In each case, ThinkingSchool.ch collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with ThinkingSchool.ch. ThinkingSchool.ch does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities, like purchasing a course.
All of the information that is collected on ThinkingSchool.ch will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
ThinkingSchool.ch discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on ThinkingSchool.ch’s behalf or to provide services available through ThinkingSchool.ch, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using ThinkingSchool.ch, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
ThinkingSchool.ch will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, ThinkingSchool.ch discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when ThinkingSchool.ch believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of ThinkingSchool.ch, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of a ThinkingSchool.ch website and have supplied your email address, ThinkingSchool.ch may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with ThinkingSchool.ch and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. ThinkingSchool.ch takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Use of personal information
We use the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, use certain other services
We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We would like to send you email marketing communication that may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Legal grounds for processing personal information
We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:
|●||our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;|
|●||explicit consent that you have given;|
Retention of personal information
We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to, the programs that support ThinkingSchool.ch. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you so that we may honor your request.
ThinkingSchool.ch will not delete personal data from logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archives.
When deletion is requested or otherwise required, we will anonymize the data of data subjects and/or remove their information from publicly accessible sites if the deletion of data would break essential systems or damage the logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archival records.
Rights in relation to your information
You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:
|●||request a copy of personal information we hold about you;|
|●||ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct|
|such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;|
|●||ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict|
|the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from|
|archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);|
|●||object to our processing of your personal information; and/or|
|●||withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such|
|processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).|
If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy statement.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Third Party Links
ThinkingSchool.ch may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, ThinkingSchool.ch does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.