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Privacy Policy

Who we are

LoopandLearn is an Online Community of users of the DIY Loop.  Our website address is: https://www.loopandlearn.org. We are a supplemental document storage site for the FaceBook group Loop and Learn. We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy rights of our Users and Visitors, and we created this Privacy Policy to give you notice of how your private information will (and will not) be used by us. This Privacy Policy provides information on our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from (1) Users who download and use the websites created by users (“Users”), and (2) visitors who simply browse the Site or Apps (“Visitors”).  By using or accessing the Online Community in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent that we will collect, use, and share your information in the following ways.

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Site. You are advised to consult this policy regularly for any changes.

What personal data do we collect?

Personal Data

While using our Online Community, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the Online Community is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Online Community that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Online Community and we hold certain information. If you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.  An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Online Community.  You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Online Community.

You can remove cookies stored on your computer via your browser settings. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox; or Apple Safari). Alternatively, you can control some third-party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings of the Online Community. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Online Community.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Loopandlearn uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Online Community
  • To notify you about changes to our Online Community
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Online Community when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Online Community
  • To monitor the usage of our Online Community
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, Online Community and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA) and certain other jurisdictions, Loopandlearn’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

Loopandlearn may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
  • To comply with the law

Retention of Data

Loopandlearn will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Loopandlearn will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Online Community, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.  If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.  Loopandlearn will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Loopandlearn may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Loopandlearn
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Online Community
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Online Community or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

What are your data protection rights?

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) and certain other jurisdictions, you have certain data protection rights. Loopandlearn aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.  If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.  In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at admin@loopandlearn.org to be removed from our mailing list.
  • Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to admin@loopandlearn.org.
  • Amend – You may contact us at admin@loopandlearn.org to amend or update your personal information.
  • Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to admin@loopandlearn.org.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Online Community (“Service Providers”) and assist us in analyzing how our Online Community is used.  These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Online Community.

  • Google Analytics Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Online Community. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Online Community available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Links to Other Sites

Our Online Community may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.  We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Online Community does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 years of age (“Children”).  If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us at admin@loopandlearn.org . If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.  We will let you know via email if we have your address, and/or a prominent notice on our Online Community, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.  You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

 

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