Last updated: February 24, 2023
ByteDeck Learning Society (“ByteDeck,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) prepared this Document to describe our privacy practices.
How we use your information depends on our relationship with you. We primarily provide our Products to Academic Institutions, such as K-12 schools and higher education, and Corporate Edu that use our Products to amplify teaching, elevate learning, provide professional development opportunities, and improve student outcomes.
We have provided the following summary to help you understand what we do with the information we process through our ByteDeck Learning Management Platform and the relationship between our users and the product.
Each instructor, institution, or company, which we refer to as the “deck owner”, receives their own instance of ByteDeck, called: A Deck. For example, if you have a deck for a specific instructor, Mr Bloggins, that deck might be called: bloggins.bytedeck.com.
A deck is created with the instructor’s user account set as the owner of the deck.
A deck is also created with a ByteDeck Administrator account. This is so that ByteDeck staff can provide support with the deck. The deck owner can delete the ByteDeck Administrator account so that only the owner has access to the deck’s data. This will prevent us from helping you with issues, but it also temporarily limits our ability to access your data. This is a trade off each owner will need to decide for themselves.
Your institution or organization (the deck owner) is in control of the information collected from your students or clientele. You can choose to have no personal information used by your clientele in the creation of their accounts in your deck.
By default, the following data is requested when students/clients create ByteDeck accounts:
As you can see, there are no items which require personal data.
We limit our collection and use of personal information only to those elements required to operate our service, or as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Notice. We do not engage in automatic decision making, advertising, or profiling.
If requested by the deck owner, we will use any of the following information to provide, analyze, and improve our service, including to:
When a Deck (ByteDeck Instance) is created for an instructor/institution (deck owner), the ByteDeck Administrator account is automatically added.
The ByteDeck Administrator account is currently accessible by two ByteDeck Board of Directors members, who provide technical and pedagogical support to deck owners.
If the deck owner prefers to not allow board member access to the Deck, then the ByteDeck Admin account can be removed from the deck by the deck owner to temporarily limit access to your data.
ByteDeck Learning Society uses two options for payment for service to provide flexibility and manage individual privacy concerns.
Institutions/Instructors may also pay using an invoicing option, where ByteDeck will send the Institution/Instructor an invoice (via email), for which payment can then be made via cheque. Note that this process can be quite slow and cumbersome, but it alleviates personal data being provided to a third-party payment service.
ByteDeck uses Amazon Web Services to host your ByteDeck Instance (Deck). The servers we use are:
Despite these measures, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security. Any content you post or input you provide while using our services is at your own risk.
We share information, and permit you to share information, only as described in this Privacy Notice.
ByteDeck Learning Society does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.
As required by law, in certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose information, including personal information, in order to:
A cookie is a small data file that is sent to a user’s browser when the user visits a website. Cookies can last only for the duration of a session (session cookies) or for several days, months, or years (persistent cookies). Cookies are browser specific which means that the cookie is attached to and stored in a specific browser.
Cookies are used by ByteDeck Learning Society in several ways:
RIGHTS. You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you. You have the right to request that we rectify or erase your personal data. You also have the right to request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal data. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to receive personal data about you that we store and transmit to another without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal data directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability; and where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing your personal data.
To exercise these rights, contact us at email@example.com to exercise your right to be forgotten. Please be aware that ByteDeck Learning Society may be unable to afford these rights to you under certain circumstances, such as if we are legally prevented from doing so. Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against us. To do so, contact the supervisory authority in your country of residence.
RETENTION. We will process and store your personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or as permitted by law. The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period or for certain marketing data for our services or other products. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of a contract or the initiation of a contract.
YOUR CHOICES REGARDING PERSONAL DATA. We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your personal data. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it will affect how our Site and services work for you.
USE OF YOUR DATA. ByteDeck Learning Society uses your personal data for lawful purposes only, including, but not limited to, the following purposes: to respond to your requests; to operate, maintain, and improve our Site, including for analytics purposes; to personalize and improve your experience; to send you administrative emails; to respond to your comments or inquiries; to send you surveys; to comply with the law and to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity; to solicit your feedback with your permission; or with your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time information is collected. We do not use automatic decision-making or engage in profiling.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.