PRIVACY POLICY

First Quadrant Eduventures (Hereafter referred as “First Quadrant”, “First Quadrant Eduventures”, “FDE”, “Company” or “We”) takes your privacy seriously. As electronic commerce over the Internet increases and the volume of data transmission over networks steadily rises, maintaining the trust of users necessitates vigilant and responsible privacy protections.

Please read the following to learn more about how we collect, use and safeguard the information provided by you via this site/App.

This Privacy Statement is incorporated into and subject to the Schoolmate terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not provide us with any information and do not use it.

ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to Schoolmate Terms of Use. If users do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy Statement, please do not provide Company with any information and do not use it. By using Schoolmate and voluntarily providing personally identifiable information and on/for Schoolmate, users consent to the collection and use of such personally identifiable and information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

MODIFICATION OF TERMS OF USE

Company reserves the right to modify any provision hereof from time to time, and such modification shall be effective immediately upon its posting and made public. You agree to be bound to any changes to this “terms of use” if you continue to use this Schoolmate after any such modification is posted or made public. Users of Schoolmate have an affirmative duty, to keep themselves informed of changes.

INFORMATION COLLECTED ON SCHOOLMATE

Users agree to provide accurate and complete registration information. Users is/may be required to provide certain information which includes your name, address, phone number, and email address collectively referred as “User profile content “ User upon registration on Schoolmate, Users are assigned login IDs and passwords that will enable Users to access Schoolmate. Users shall take reasonable precautions to protect against theft, loss or fraudulent use of such IDs and passwords, and Users are solely responsible for any losses arising from another party's use of such IDs and passwords, either with or without User’s knowledge.

The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent or provide notice before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. Company does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from a child under 13, except in the following circumstances:

  • Company may collect a child’s name (first name, middle name and last name), date of birth, email address or telephone number, and the child’s parent’s email address and phone number for the purpose of providing the Services through Schoolmate for which their school/teacher/organizer has signed up for. Company may collect personal information through the Services from a child under 13 where that student’s school, district, and/or teacher has agreed to obtain parental consent for that child to use the Services and disclose personal information to Company, for the use and benefit of providing services through Schoolmate.
  • If you are a School/teacher, you represent and warrant that you have permission and authorization from your school and/or district to use the Services, and for purposes of COPPA compliance, you represent and warrant that you are entering into these Terms on behalf of your school and/or district.
  • You may be required to provide valid credentials and a valid email address to verify your identity in order to access and use certain features of the Services.

If Company comes to know if any personal information have been collected from a student under 13 other than pursuant to the above, or if Company learns that a student under 13 has provided personal information beyond what Company requests from he or she, Company will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a student under 13 may have provided Company personal information in violation of this paragraph, please contact First Quadrant Eduventures at admin@theschoolmate.com

Company receives and stores any information you knowingly enter on the Services of Schoolmate, whether via computer, mobile phone, other wireless device, or that you provide to Company in any other way. This information may include Personal Information such as your name, phone number, email address, photograph, and, in certain circumstances, your school affiliation, which is used to provide notifications to users via the Services of Schoolmate from a teacher, school, and/or district ("alerts"), and any other information necessary for Company to provide Schoolmate services.

USE OF INFORMATION

User profile content shall be retained by Company only as custodian of such information and data. That such information and data shall only be used by specific Users and not by Company.

In order to facilitate interaction among Users of Schoolmate, other Users may share information with Users, or Users may be allowed to access certain information about other Users of Schoolmate. By entering into this Agreement, Users agree to treat information about other Users of Schoolmate strictly in accordance with the Agreement

DATA INTEGRITY

Company does not share, sell or rent users personally identifiable information to third parties. Company will not share or distribute any user information with third parties except as provided below

  • When required to do so by law or regulation, or in response to a request from a law enforcement or governmental agency or authority or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • In order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Company terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • If Company is acquired by or merged with another entity. In this event, we will notify user about such merger and users being subjected to any different privacy policy

DATA PROTECTION

Company has adopted reasonable industry standard practices to ensure that there are adequate safeguards and techniques to protect the data of the user against any unauthorized or unlawful disclosure. Company will not store, copy, disclose or use the data of the user except as necessary for the performance by Company of its obligations under this Agreement.

Company employs physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the information we receive from users from unauthorized disclosure. Company limits access to personal information about user to employees of Company who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide services to users or in order to do their jobs. Users should not share their password with anyone. In addition, if user suspect unauthorized access to its information, it is user’s responsibility to contact Company at given email Id admin@theschoolmate.com immediately. Company will never ask user to divulge its password in written or electronic communications. Please be aware that Internet data transmission is not always secure and Company cannot warrant that information user transmit utilizing this site is secure, however, Company will always make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of the data provided on Schoolmate. However, we cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

DELETION OF INFORMATION OR DATA

Once User provides relevant information, data on this website for creating its profile, the same can be unsubscribed by providing request to following email id admin@theschoolmate.com

Please note that certain information may remain in Company records, server logs and archives after deletion of your account. Company retains this information for purposes such as diagnosing problems with the service and for auditing legal investigations, but reserves the right to delete this information in accordance with its standard business practices in effect from time to time. Further, information and other content you have provided may remain visible elsewhere to the extent such content was copied or stored by other users.

For under age users with an account that is inactive for twelve months or more (meaning the account has not received a message through the Services in that time), Company policy is to disable access to Personal Information associated with that account.

If yours or your child’s personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our Service, wish to refuse further contact by Company with your child, you may review, correct, update, delete inaccuracies, request deletion of your child’s information, or amend it by contacting us at admin@theschoolmate.com . We will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Company will retain yours or your child’s information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide Services. If you wish to cancel yours or your child’s account or request that we no longer use the information to provide Services, contact us at admin@theschoolmate.com.

Note Company will retain and use information, for example, to comply with our audit and legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.

To the best of Company knowledge, all material published by Company on Schoolmate is done with the full agreement of the copyright owners (be that Company or another party). If you come across a situation where you suspect that this may not be the case, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or if you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy we ask that you contact:

DETAILS FOR CONTACTING

Phone: +91 22 28214850 Email: admin@theschoolmate.com