LAST UPDATED: August 9th, 2016
YOU GIVE US CONSENT
PERSONAL INFORMATION v. ANONYMOUS INFORMATION
We collect both Personal Information and Anonymous Information, each as defined below, in connection with your use of the Ponddy Service.
“Personal Information” is information that allows someone to identify or contact you, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing, and can include, for example, an individual's first and last name, phone number, and e-mail address.
“Anonymous Information” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons.
PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
When you register an account with the Ponddy Service, you are required to provide us Personal Information. We collect and store the following Personal Information in connection with the registration of an account: your first and last name, email, year of birth, gender, phone number, state and country of residence, and name of school (if applicable).
We may use the Personal Information you submit during the registration process to send you services-related communications. We may also use such Personal Information to send you electronic newsletters or promotional e-mails, unless you have requested not to receive such promotional communications from us as described below.
You may provide information to customize or enhance your user account, such as, full date of birth, additional contact information, and your hobbies and interests. We collect and store this information in your user account.
Payment and Billing Information
When you submit payment for access and use of the Ponddy Service our third party payment processor will collect, on our behalf, your name, billing address, and complete credit card information, or your bank account information, that enables us to receive your payment.
Our payment processing service provider will retain this information to process your payments to us for the Pucks or the Ponddy Service, as applicable.
Feedback and Communications
If you provide us Feedback or contact us via e-mail or participate in our surveys, we will collect your first and last name and e-mail address, any information requested in our Feedback or polling forms, as well as any other content included in the e-mail or Feedback and polling forms you send to us. Any Feedback you provide will be governed by the Terms.
We may use Personal Information submitted in your communications to contact and respond to you and otherwise in the same manner as described above for registration information.
Log File Information
When you register an account with or access the Ponddy Service, our service provider may collect, and share with us, information such as your web request, IP address, access times, and other browsing information.
This information is used to provide you the Ponddy Service and other services requested by you, improve the Ponddy Service and other services provided to you by us, customize the content and layout for each individual user, notify user about updates to the Ponddy Service, and contact you for our own internal marketing purposes.
Pages within the Ponddy Service (including, the Ponddy Website) and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs. pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain content and verifying system and server integrity). This information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and improve the Ponddy Service. We do not use web beacons to store or link to Personal Information.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that would otherwise make such data personally identifiable to you. We may use Anonymous Information at our discretion and for any purpose. We may share Anonymous Information with the public or partners, for example, by providing or conducting research about fitness and health. When we provide or use this information, we employ procedures so that the data does not identify you and we contractually prohibit recipients of the data from manipulating the data in a way that would re-identify it back to you.
We may provide certain additional services and/or communications if you select such additional services and/or communications by opting-in to such additional services and/or communications using certain buttons provided in the user interface of our services. We will collect your name, e-mail address and telephone number (if provided) and any other information we specify in the user interface of our services where you opt-in by clicking on such buttons. We may use such Personal Information to send you the corresponding additional services and/or communications.
Collection by Third Party Tools
Information You Provide to Us
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Ponddy Service, or transmitted to other users of the Ponddy Service or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Ponddy Service with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We may provide your information to third party service providers (such as, but not limited to, our cloud service provider) who need the information to perform services for us. These third party service providers are required not to use your Personal Information other than to provide the services requested by Ponddy.
We may provide your credit card and related billing and payment information to third party service providers engaged on Ponddy’s behalf, including payment processors, for the purposes of effecting payment and servicing your account.
Changes and Deletion of your Data
If your Personal Information changes, or if you no longer desire to use or access the Ponddy Service, you may correct, update, amend, delete or request deletion by making the change in your registered account settings page, or by contacting us at service(at)ponddy-edu(dot)com. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. Please note that even if you have asked us to delete your account or any associated data as described above, we may be required to keep certain of your information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. In any event, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our Ponddy Service or to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at service(at)ponddy-edu(dot)com.
Ponddy employs technical and administrative control and maintain the security of information collected through the Ponddy Service. Although we follow generally accepted standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and no company, including Ponddy, can completely or effectively eliminate the risks connected to handling information on the Internet. You acknowledge and agree that you provide your Personal Information at your own risk. If you have any questions regarding our security measures please contact service(at)ponddy-edu(dot)com.
Ponddy does not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information from or about children under the age of thirteen (13) and the Ponddy Service is not intended to be used by persons under thirteen (13). If you are under the age of thirteen (13), please do not use the Ponddy Service at any time nor in any manner If we learn that Personal Information of persons under thirteen (13) years of age has been collected on the Ponddy Service, then we may deactivate the account and/or make the user content inaccessible. If you find that we have personal information about anyone below thirteen (13) years of age, please inform us at service(at)ponddy-edu(dot)com.
QUESTIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Ponddy Education, Inc.
1550 The Alameda #310
San Jose,CA 95126