Learning Bits, Inc.
|By accessing this website, you acknowledge and understand that you acquire the capacity of a user and where we refer to "user" herein we are also referring to you.
|Purposes of the data processing
Your data may be processed, as appropriate, for the following purposes:
If there is any other purpose not included in this list that is applicable in a specific case, you will be informed immediately and your consent will be requested, when appropriate.
The legal grounds that allow the company to process your data are, as appropriate, the following:
If other legal grounds are applicable to a specific case, you will be informed immediately.
|Categories of the data recipients.
The only recipients of your data will be the company, Science Bits, the other companies of the group if the user accepts this and the professionals who provide service to us by virtue of a contract as the data processors. In all cases, the personnel of these companies will have access to the data.
|Categories of personal data
Based on the specific case, we can collect the following types of user data:
|The source of the data
The user data that the company holds has been obtained either:
|International data transfer
We do not envision transferring data outside of the European Union.
|Data storage period
Your data will be stored the necessary amount of time to comply with the purpose for which said data was obtained unless you withdraw your consent beforehand, never exceeding the legally established limits. If required by law or by a legal order, we may process and store your personal data for a longer period consistent with the law or legal order or our contractual rights. For example, we may need to keep your personal data longer if necessary to fulfill obligations to preserve records under tax law or for accounting purposes, or if we are obligated to hold personal data because of a legal prohibition against removing or deleting it.
The data may later be stored with the mere purpose of providing a response to future requests from a competent authority.
- Users have the right to data information, access, rectification, limitation, objection, erasure/deletion and portability. Users also have the right to not be subjected to automated individual decisions.
- Users also have the right to withdraw their consent whenever they choose to do so for one, some or all of the purposes to which they consented, without this affecting the legality of the data processing carried out until that moment.
- Likewise, users are informed that they have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if Science Bits does not allow them to exercise their legitimate rights.
The privacy of those who visit this website is important to us. We support the goals and guidelines set forth by oversight laws and bodies such as:
- The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA)
- The Family Education Rights and Protection Act (FERPA)
- California AB 1584 (link)
- The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA)
- The Center for Media Education (CME)
- The Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus
- And other organizations devoted to providing online safety and privacy for children, house-holds, parents and schools.
How does Science Bits comply with AB 1584?
In order to ensure that Science Bits is compliant with AB 1584, where a contract is present with both local education authorities and third parties, each contract will contain certain provisions, including the following:
- Pupil records be the property of and under the control of the educational agency
- Pupils retain possession and control of their content
- Legal guardians or the pupils have the ability to review and/or correct personally identifiable information
- Where a contract exists, Science Bits will not retain pupil records beyond the terms of the contract
- Where a contract exists, third parties are not to use pupil record information for purposes beyond those specified in the contract
- Science Bits will not use personally identifiable pupil record information to engage in targeted advertising
- Science Bits will ensure the security and confidentiality of the records
- Science Bits will notify legal guardians or the pupil in the event of an unauthorized disclosure
- Science Bits will work together with local educational agencies to ensure compliance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
acquire the capacity of user.
Users are also informed that Science Bits will not use their data to take automated individual decisions or to create profiles.
Likewise, users are reminded that they can transfer the data requested in the contact form on the website of their own free will. However, it must be taken into account that the sections that appear with an asterisk (*) are mandatory if the user wants to contact us given that, based on the nature and type of service that Science Bits provides, this information is essential to be able to do it and so that the company can manage the query, application, service or demand you have sent.
Concerning the company contracts and licenses, users must take into account that they are free to provide the data requested, but by not doing so, our contractual relationship cannot be formalized nor can the license be used as the data must be provided for this purpose.
REMINDER: Minors, that is persons under 18 years old, cannot contract the services that our website offers. We would like to inform you that, in accordance with current legislation, minors, except those who have obtained legal emancipation, cannot enter into contracts. In the event that a contract is entered into with a minor, said contract would be rendered null and void except with the authorization of the parents or legal guardians.
Science Bits will not sell or market directly to minors and always seeks parental or legal guardian’s authorization whenever we identify that a minor attempts to purchase a Science Bits product or service or provide personally-identifiable information to us.
Minors may not use this website without parental consent. If we learn that any personal information about any minor has been collected without parental consent, then we will take reasonable steps to delete any such information.
A note to parents of kids under 18: In compliance with COPPA, Science Bits requires that schools and districts provide verifiable consent from parents before we collect and use any information from students.
A note to kids under 18: Please get permission from your parents/legal guardians before using the Science Bits website or sending any e-mail to us or to anyone on the Internet. If you wish to subscribe to the Science Bits website, your parents/legal guardians need to complete the subscription form for you.
A note to educators: Please get permission from the minors’ parents/legal guardians before allowing minors to use the Science Bits website or to send any e-mail to us or to anyone on the Internet.
When we collect your personal data
If a user interacts through our website or if a user registers through our social network, we will process their demographic data, their operating system, their cell phone data (if the user accesses the website through this device) and, in general, information about sessions, number of visitors, number of pages visited, number of pages that each visitor visits in each session, the average duration of the session, the bounce rate and the percentage of new sessions.
a) Means through which your data and information is collected
We will process user data whenever a user:
- Visits our website.
- Interacts with or contacts us.
- Links with our website through social networks.
- Uses any of our electronic communication services.
- Sends us an email or uses our contact form.
- Uses our messaging service.
The personal data that the user provides us will be incorporated in our files.
b) The different times in which we collect user data are:
- When a person accesses the website as a user or when a person requests information about any publication or information, we can collect their name(s) and surname(s), email address and the message they have written. This is considered identifying data.
- We can collect information about the use that users make of our services: website, technical information, when and how they use our services, and so on, as indicated above.
- Technical information about the user's device and Internet connection
Through logs and other tools we register information about the device and their Internet connection, including the operating system used and other unique identifiers. This type of information is generally used in aggregate form to analyze how our website and the services offered through it are used, and to be able to make improvements to our service.
- Information about the use of our services
We register the activity that is carried out in the account, as well as the visits made to the website for the purposes of, among others, preventing fraud, improving our services and providing personalized services, recommendations and advertising.
- Location information
By using our services, users will have the possibility to use geolocation services that will allow us to better tailor the services that we offer.
For more information on this matter, consult our COOKIES POLICY.
Data collection purposes
The personal data that users provide us by accessing their account or by using our services will be used for the management, administration, provision, expansion and improvement of our services, specifically those to which the user has registered or used, as well as to keep users up-to-date about improvements and news of the services that we offer or any other related purpose. This is also applicable for the other purposes detailed previously.
In certain cases part of their information will be published and indexed by web browsers. If a user does not want this information to be public, they must re-edit their data through the user menu.
Third-party personal data
If a user has included personal data from other people, the other person or persons must be informed of our policy and conditions, as well as the use that we make of the data, and must have given their prior consent.
Users have the right to request from us the access to any personal data that we have about the user and ask that we update, correct or delete the data, that we no longer use it, and to object to data processing, as well as to limit the portability of their data, limit their processing and withdraw their consent if the user so requests.
If a user wants to exercise their rights, they should write an email to [email protected] or to enabled links in our emails or publications.
Remember that the user must provide the most detailed information possible: name(s) and surname(s), ID document, and email address.
Account closure and withdrawal procedure
Any user may withdraw as a user from the website by going to their user area. By withdrawing, the information and data that may be in the account will be lost, as well as the right to enjoy any benefits that the fact of being a user may provide them.
In the case of withdrawal, we can maintain all the users' personal data during the period of time necessary to be able to ensure the exercise of our processes and legal obligations and to resolve possible disputes.
All the user's personal data will be processed and saved to the strictly necessary measure to comply with the law or with the purposes that we have described. When the user's data are no longer pertinent for the purposes for which they have been collected, the data will be deleted.
With whom we share user data
- Public Agencies.
Science Bits guarantees the confidentiality of the user's personal data. However, Science Bits can disclose them to the competent authorities when we are required to do so in accordance with the applicable legal and regulatory provisions in each case. This is for the purpose of preventing abuses of services or fraudulent activities in the services that we may provide through our website.
Therefore, we can make the users' data available to administrative and legal authorities.
- Service Providers.
Science Bits may have different contracted services. Some of them require access to the data that we process to provide a service to us. All the providers with access to the data have signed a contract as sub-processors in which a specific clause is included concerning personal data protection. This clause ensures that they will maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of any information that may come to their knowledge by virtue of our contractual relationship with them.
Veracity of the data and responsible use
The fact of having an account or being a user of Science Bits implies that the user must ensure the veracity of the information provided, and that it is up-to-date, and that it belongs to them. For this reason, users are responsible for ensuring that their data are correct and of suitable quality.
Therefore, we reserve the right to verify this information at any time, requesting an official certification document or equivalent procedure and to disable or delete their account if we find any irregularity.
Science Bits ensures the security and confidentiality of user data and for this reason we adopt the technical security measures to prevent their loss, undue use or access to unauthorized individuals. However, we shall not be held liable for the information that you decide to share with other users.
We are committed to acting quickly and responsibly in the case that the security of user data is affected and informing users if deemed relevant.
Use of plug-ins or social complements
When a user uses our website, the user accesses our social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn, through an incorporated social plug-in.
If a user chooses to share information through a social plug-in, we do not have any involvement with the information that social networks collect through the use of plug-ins, but it must be taken into account that your browser will transfer the following data to said social network.
(a) Date and time of visit.
(b) The Internet address or URL for the address that the user is temporarily visiting.
(c) The user's IP address.
(d) The browser the user is using.
(e) The operating system the user is using.
(f) The user name and password of the social network and, if it is a registered user, the name(s) and surname(s).
(g) The information for which the user has used this specific plug-in.
Special or third-party privacy policies
a) Special privacy policies
b) Third-party privacy policies
Concerning the data collection and processing that third parties may make through the interaction with our website, these third parties have their own privacy policies and Science Bits has no connection with said policies.
Science Bits has implemented the necessary security measures to guarantee that the data are used and processed effectively, that it protects the intimacy, privacy and confidentiality of these data, complying with the requisites set forth in the current legislation, employing the necessary means to prevent the processing, alteration or loss of user data or the unauthorized access thereof, according to the state of the technology at any given time, as well as the scope of Science Bits' control.
You may have implemented a "do-not-track" signal through your browser. As there currently is no fixed standard for do-not-track signals, we currently do not respond to do-not-track signals from your web browser.
When we operate as a "service provider" (as defined under the CCPA) for our customers and they provide us with your personal information for business purposes under a service contract, the CCPA applies primarily to those customers, not to us. In such cases, we will direct any requests you send us to exercise your rights under the CCPA to the applicable customer.
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AS A BUSINESS
We collect the following categories of personal information as defined under the CCPA:
Type of information
Collected by Us
|Information specified in California Consumer Records statute
|Protected classifications under California or federal law
|Age, race, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, health status
|Records of personal property, products, services purchased or purchasing histories
|Genetic, physical, behavioral or biological characteristics, such as fingerprints, iris scans, voiceprints, health/exercise or sleep data
|Internet and similar network activity
|Physical locations and/or movements
|Audio, visual, or similar data related to physical characteristics
|Professional or employment-related information
|Current employment or job history
|Non-public educational information
|Educational records protected under federal law
|Inferences drawn from other personal information
|Profiling of preferences, personal characteristics, behavior, attitudes or aptitudes
Personal information does not include: (i) information publicly available from government records, (ii) deidentified or aggregated information, or (iii) information addressed by certain state and federal data privacy laws.
2. CATEGORIES OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
3. OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
4. OUR DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
5. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The CCPA gives certain rights to California residents regarding their personal information. We summarize below what those rights are and how you may exercise them. You do not need to have an account with us to exercise these rights.
The CCPA also gives California residents the right to opt out of (or for minors under 16, the ability to opt in to) sales of their personal information. However, we do not and will not sell your personal information. If, in the future, we decide to sell personal information, we will provide you with notice and the right to opt-out of (or for minors, opt-in to) such sales.
- Right to Know About the Collection, Use, Disclosure, and Sale of Personal Information
- Upon providing us with a verified consumer request, you may ask us to disclose certain types of your personal information we have collected and used over the 12-month period prior to the date of your request. You may make this request only twice within any 12-month period. You may request:
- The categories of personal information we collected about you;
- The categories of sources of the personal information we collected about you;
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting that personal information;
- The categories of third parties with whom we shared that information;
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you (except to the extent prohibited under the CCPA including, for example, disclosure of Social Security numbers or other government, health insurance or medical identification numbers, account passwords); or
- If we disclosed your personal information for a business purpose, a list identifying the personal information we disclosed to each category of recipient.
- Right to Request Deletion of Personal Information
- You have the right to submit a verified consumer request at any time that we delete any of your personal information collected and retained by us, unless an exception under the CCPA applies.
- If no exception applies, and if we have been able to verify your consumer request, we will delete, aggregate, or de-identify your personal information from our records in accordance with the CCPA. We will also direct third parties to whom we have disclosed your personal information to delete it, although we cannot guarantee that such third parties will comply with our direction. If no exception applies, and if we have been able to verify your consumer request, we will delete, aggregate, or de-identify your personal information from our records in accordance with the CCPA. We will also direct third parties to whom we have disclosed your personal information to delete it, although we cannot guarantee that such third parties will comply with our direction.
Please note that we may deny your deletion request based on certain provisions of the CCPA, including where it is necessary for us or our service providers to carry out certain business functions, comply with laws or to engage in other internal and lawful uses of the information within the context in which you provided it to us.
6. MAKING A VERIFIED CONSUMER REQUEST TO US
To make a request to exercise your rights under the CCPA as described above, please submit a verifiable request to us by sending an email to us at [email protected] and include the phrase "CCPA Request" within the header of your email.
A verifiable consumer request must be made by you or a person registered with the California Secretary of State whom you have authorized to make the request on your behalf. (A representative must be authorized by you in writing or have a valid power of attorney under California probate law.) You may also make a verifiable request to us on behalf of your minor child.
To be considered a proper verified request, your request must:
- (1) provide us with sufficient information allowing us to reasonably verify that you are the same person about whom we collected the personal information or the authorized representative, and
- (2) describe your request in reasonable detail so we can correctly understand, evaluate, and respond to the request.
We may ask you for additional information, if needed, in order to verify your request, but if we do, we will use such additional information only to verify your identity (or the authority of the representative) and for security and fraud-prevention purposes.
We may also ask you to separately confirm any request to delete personal information via your website account or through another means.
7. RESPONDING TO YOUR VERIFIABLE CONSUMER REQUEST
We will use reasonable efforts to respond to your verifiable consumer request within 45 days of receiving it. In some cases, we may require more time (up to 90 days). If that is the case, we will communicate to you in writing (by postal mail or electronically, at your option) the reason and the length of anticipated delay. We will not be able to fulfill your request if we cannot verify your identity (or the authority of your representative) and confirm that the personal information subject to the request relates to you.
Disclosures we provide in response to a verified consumer request will cover only the 12-month period before we received the request. If your request involves the porting of your personal information, we will use a format that is reasonably designed to allow you to transmit the information to another entity. If we deny part or all of a verified consumer request, we will provide a reasonable explanation for the denial.
We do not charge fees for responding to verifiable consumer requests unless they are excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that a fee is appropriate, we will provide you with an explanation and a cost estimate before we complete your request.
We will keep records of consumer requests and our responses as required under the CCPA.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA. This means that, except where permitted under the CCPA, if you make a request for disclosure or to delete your personal information, we will not (i) deny you goods or services, (ii) charge you different prices for goods or services (e.g., through penalties or withholding of otherwise available discounts), (iii) giving you a different level of goods or services, or (iv) suggesting to you that we will take any of the actions in (i) through (iii).
9. HOW TO CONTACT US TO EXERCISE YOUR CALIFORNIA RIGHTS
This Supplement was last updated on September 21, 2021