What information we collect and why we collect it
Types of Information We Collect
On our website, we collect two types of information about you: (1) information that you may choose to voluntarily provide us while using the Site (described below under “Information You Provide to Us” and (2) information collected automatically as a result of your use of the Site (described below under “Information Collected Automatically”. We may also receive information about you from third-party sources as described below under Information Received from Third-Party Sources
Information You Provide to UsYou may choose to voluntarily provide certain personal information to us — such as name, telephone number, or email address in order to access certain features of our Site or request information from us. For example, the Site allows you to request information about the DSchool product; register for publicationsd, participate in surveys and contests; and to submit an application for employment. To support these activities, DSchool will ask for information about you and / or the company for which you work.
When you send us a message using the "Contact Us" page or via email, we retain the content of the message, your email address, and any information you provide to us such as your name, phone number, your company, experience with our service, your contact preferences, and the response we send back to you. This helps us manage any follow-up questions you may have, measure how effectively we address your concerns and improve the Site. Any information retained would be used to assure the delivery of the services or information you requested and to optimize your experience and enhance the quality of the time you spend with us online. When you send us a message using the "Contact Us" page or via email, the email addresses and phone numbers collected are not further used to market to the individual beyond providing the services requested or responding to the requests.
This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, for our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve the Site, and to allow us to comply with our legal obligations. Without it, we may not be able to provide you with all the requested services. Information Collected Automatically
To provide a personalized and high-quality experience for our users, we (or our service providers) may use various technologies that automatically record or collect certain information from your browser or your device when you use the Site, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the contract between you and us, to enable us to comply with legal obligations and given our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve the Site. For example, this could include the frequency and duration of your visits to the Site.
The technologies and information we automatically collect include:
Local storage: We may also use, collect, and store information and preferences locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser-based web storage, including HTTP cookies and HTML5, and application data caches or plug-in based local storage such as Flash Cookies. Like many services, DSchool uses these technologies to analyze trends, gather demographic information, understand your engagement with the Sites, administer the Sites, tailor the Sites for you, and to help the Sites work better for you - for example, by remembering your language preferences. Third-parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Sites or to display advertising based on your web browsing also may use HTML5 or other local storage to collect and store information. or
Device Information: We collect device-specific information such as your device type, device brand, operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and unique device identifiers. This helps us measure how Sites are performing and improve the Sites for you on your particular device.
Location Information: When you use our Site, we may collect and process information about your geographic location, for example through IP address, GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals. We collect coarse (i.e., city-level) location data. We never collect precise geolocation data from students using our Service. We will not store or track your device location on an ongoing basis or without your permission. We do not share precise geolocation data with third parties, other than our service providers as necessary to provide the Site. If you no longer wish to allow us to track your location information, you may opt-out at any time by turning it off at the device level.
ServerLogInformation: Like most online services, when you use our Site, we automatically collect and store certain information in our server log files. Examples include:
Details of how you used our service, such as your activity on the Site, and the frequency and duration of your visits to the Site
Device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL
This information helps us make decisions about what we should work on next - for example, by showing which features are most (or least) popular. We may use your IP address and share it with third-parties to help diagnose problems with our servers, for security purposes, to manage the Site, to enhance the Site and services based on usage pattern data, for analytics and for advertising.
Cross-Device Collection: To provide users with a seamless online experience, we may link your identifiers on different browsers and environments you are using to provide a seamless experience across multiple devices.