Updated: May 2018
We are committed to our users’ rights to privacy. We promise to share transparently all aspects of how DiscoverU product and website work in regards to privacy, terms, and personal data, and we are in full support of efforts to ensure your protection online.
The following is a collection of information and resources to help answer any questions you have about your experience with DiscoverU. We’re grateful for your interest and proud to have you as a part of our community!
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) take effect May 25, and we are fully behind the spirit of these regulations for a safe and secure Internet. We aspire to embrace privacy by design and, whenever possible, to not collect and store personally-identifiable information.
Overall, we aim for privacy by default: if data collection is not integral to the way our product works, then we won’t collect it. This approach has felt very much in line with the spirit of GDPR, and we’re fortunate that a lot of these data collection practices have been in place at DiscoverU for some time. As such, you may see few banners or forms requesting consent for us to collect personally-identifiable information for tracking or other purposes. We don’t deem this information necessary to provide DiscoverU’s service to you, and we choose not to engage in activities and strategies that make this data relevant.
At any time, you may request your information to be exported and sent to you for review, and we promptly honor any requests by you to have your information deleted and forgotten.
Here is our progress so far on GDPR compliance ahead of the May 25, 2018, deadline:
We are auditing all areas of DiscoverU to determine what personal data we collect and for what purpose. In a case where collecting personal data is not essential, we are removing that collection process.
We’re working with a legal consultant to ensure that our policy contains the proper language, that it’s easy to understand, and that it communicates clearly any instances of personal data collection.
Status: In progress
We will add a cookie notice to all marketing pages and blogs in order to comply with the E-Privacy Directive. We do not collect personally-identifiable information with our cookies, but we do want to acknowledge the use of cookie technology on our website.
A user has the right to request that we delete all of their personal data. Users who wish to inquire about the right to be forgotten will be able to reach out to us at any time.
Access / Portability
A user can request access to a copy of the personal data that we have collected. Users who wish to request portability can reach out to us at any time.
In DiscoverU, if a user asks to change their information, we can do so within our admin portal. If a user has a modification to make, they can reach out to us at [email protected]
Data Protection Agreement
We are creating a legal agreement that users and external parties can receive from us, promising the protection all personally identifiable information that we collect and store.
Within Section 7 of our DPA, we commit to displaying a list of all current sub-processors in use by DiscoverU. A sub-processor includes any third party that we share personally identifiable info with.
Here is that list:
- Google Apps
A: We primarily collect data when a user sign-up for DiscoverU services. Where data tracking is enabled we make sure that we do not collect any personally identifiable information.
Last updated: May 24, 2018
- Increased clarity on what sensitive information is collected and why
- Increased clarity on the storage and duration of sensitive information
Last updated: May 24, 2018
- Clarity on what registration for DiscoverU online/onsite program entails