Welcome to Amesite!
Understanding Our Ecosystem
Our Platform is a dynamic environment where software, hardware, content, and technology collectively create an advanced and interactive user experience. As you explore and utilize the various products ("Product") and content ("Content") provided by Amesite and our partners ("Partner"), please know that your privacy and the security of your personal information are our top priorities.
Scope of Our Privacy Commitment
Your Privacy Rights
Amesite acknowledges the trust you place in us when sharing your personal information. As such, we are committed to:
2. DATA COLLECTION
At Amesite, we gather various types of information to enhance your experience and to support the functionality of our Platform. This section details the kinds of data we collect and the methods employed to collect it.
Types of Data Collected
Methods of Collection
Special Categories of Data
We handle special categories of data, such as information pertaining to minors or related to educational outcomes, with heightened care. Access to such data is strictly controlled, and we ensure compliance with educational privacy standards.
By using the Amesite Platform, you consent to the collection and use of your information as described in this section. We are dedicated to maintaining transparency in our data practices and providing you with the control to manage your personal information.
3. USE OF TECHNOLOGICAL TRACKING
In our commitment to delivering a personalized and efficient experience on the Amesite Platform, we employ various tracking technologies. This section describes these technologies, your choices regarding their use, and how we apply the data they collect.
Tracking Technologies Employed
Application of Tracking Data
4. DATA USE PRACTICES
Our approach to data use is to be transparent, responsible, and centered around the enhancement of user experience while strictly adhering to legal and ethical standards.
Utilization of Collected Data: The data collected through the Platform is utilized to:
Legal Basis for Data Processing: In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection laws, our legal basis for processing personal data includes:
Data Use for AI Services and Personalization: We employ artificial intelligence (AI) to provide tailored educational content and a personalized learning experience. This may include:
Commitment to Data Protection: Amesite is committed to the principles of data minimization and purpose limitation. We ensure that the data used for AI and personalization is relevant and necessary for the services provided. All data processing activities are conducted with the highest regard for privacy and security, and in line with applicable data protection laws.
5. USER RESPONSIBILITIES TO ASSURE PRIVACY OF THIRD PARTIES
Our Users may engage with various facets of information, some of which may pertain to third-party privacy. While our Platform is robust in providing educational and informational resources, it is not designed to hold, process, or protect Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) data or similar sensitive information governed by specific regulatory frameworks.
Respecting Boundaries of Usage: The Platform serves as an informational resource and is not intended for storing or managing Protected Health Information (PHI) or any other data that falls under regulatory compliances such as HIPAA. Users must acknowledge and respect these boundaries and refrain from transferring, storing, or processing such protected information within the Platform.
Sole Responsibility of Users: Users who have access to PHI or other sensitive data through their professional capacities or other platforms must act as compliant custodians of that data. It is the sole responsibility of the User to ensure adherence to all protocols, regulations, and privacy standards applicable to such information. This includes not utilizing the Amesite Platform for any activities where the security and privacy requirements of PHI are mandated.
Prohibited Actions: To maintain the integrity of the Platform and respect the privacy of all third parties, Users are expressly prohibited from:
Acknowledgment of Platform Limitations: By using the Amesite Platform, Users acknowledge that the Platform does not offer HIPAA compliance or similar regulatory assurances. The responsibility to secure and manage PHI or other regulated information appropriately, using compliant and designated tools and services, lies with the User.
Commitment to Third-Party Privacy: We trust our Users to uphold their professional and ethical obligations to third-party privacy. Our commitment to your privacy is mirrored in our expectations that you, as a User, will be an advocate for the privacy of others. Should there be any uncertainty regarding the handling of sensitive data, we encourage Users to seek clarification to ensure full compliance with all privacy obligations.
5. DATA SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We are committed to leveraging the data we collect to foster partnerships, enhance our offerings, and participate in market-driven opportunities. Here is how we may share and disclose data:
With Your Consent: We may share your data with third parties when we have obtained your explicit consent to do so. This may include sharing with partners who may offer products or services of interest to you.
For Legal Reasons: We will share personal data with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Amesite if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the data is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request.
Non-personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers, developers, or rights holders. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
Partner Relationships: We may also share your data with trusted partners in order to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about targeted advertising, including how you may be able to opt out, you may visit third-party resources like the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page.
Revenue-Generating Data Use: We actively explore avenues for utilizing the data we collect in ways that are beneficial to our users, partners, and our business model. This includes, but is not limited to, creating anonymized datasets for research, developing insights for industry analysis, or participating in data-sharing initiatives that may offer financial returns.
Aggregated and Anonymized Data: We may also use aggregated or anonymized data to improve our services, develop new products, and to analyze and enhance the user experience. This data does not identify you individually but may be derived from your personal data.
We are committed to balancing the commercial use of data with respect for individual privacy. We ensure that all data sharing and disclosure activities comply with applicable data protection laws and our own high standards of privacy.
7. DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY
Our data protection and security policies are designed to safeguard the information you trust us with. Here are the ways we protect your data:
Robust Security Measures: We employ state-of-the-art security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These include advanced encryption technology, secure network configurations, and regular security assessments conducted by experts.
Payment Information Security: We understand the sensitivity of payment information and take extra precautions. Our payment security strategy includes compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and the use of secure payment processing services.
Proactive Incident Response: In the unlikely event of a data breach, we have an incident response plan ready to mitigate risks and promptly inform affected users. We work closely with cybersecurity experts to resolve any issues efficiently and minimize any potential impact on our users and their data.
Ongoing Training and Awareness: Our staff is regularly trained on the importance of data security and privacy. We foster a culture of security awareness within our organization to ensure that every team member understands their role in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of user data.
Continuous Improvement: Data security is not a one-time task but a continuous endeavor. We constantly update our security practices in response to new threats and evolving industry standards to ensure that our users' data remains protected.
8. USER RIGHTS AND CHOICES
We recognize the critical importance of your privacy rights and the choices available to you regarding your personal data. Our practices are designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and other relevant privacy laws, ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of data privacy.
Your Privacy Rights Under Law:
Managing Your Personal Information:
Exercising Your Rights:
By proactively safeguarding your rights and providing straightforward methods for you to manage your personal information, we reinforce our commitment to your privacy and autonomy. We encourage you to utilize these provisions to maintain control over your personal data and to contact us whenever you need assistance or have questions about your rights and choices.
9. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
We are a global entity engaging in various activities that may involve the cross-border transfer of personal information. We understand the significance of protecting personal data when it is transferred internationally, and we are committed to handling such data with the utmost care and in accordance with all applicable legal frameworks.
Cross-Border Data Transfer and Storage:
Compliance with International Privacy Frameworks:
Through our comprehensive international data transfer policies, robust safeguards, and strict adherence to international privacy frameworks, we strive to maintain the trust of our users by ensuring that their personal data is always protected, no matter where it goes. We are dedicated to transparency and are available to answer any questions regarding the journey and safety of your personal data.
10. DATA RETENTION
We aim to balance user privacy rights with the need to retain data for legitimate business and security purposes. We specify the duration for which we hold personal data, applying criteria to determine retention periods that reflect our commitment to handling your information with the utmost respect and care.
Duration of Data Retention
The length of time for which we retain personal data varies depending on the type of information and the reasons for which we need it. We design our retention policies to ensure that we do not keep personal data for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or for which it is to be further processed.
Criteria for Determining Retention Period
The criteria used to determine the retention periods include:
Process for Data Deletion and De-Identification
When data is no longer needed, or when a user exercises their right to have their data deleted, we follow a structured deletion and de-identification process:
While we take reasonable measures to ensure that any third-party service providers who handle personal data on our behalf adopt similar data retention practices and deletion/de-identification processes to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of your personal information, we disclaim responsibility for any failure on their part. However, we endeavor to partner with entities that uphold equivalent standards of data protection, offering you peace of mind that your privacy is respected throughout our extensive ecosystem.
11. UPDATES, CONTACT, AND FEEDBACK
We recognize the importance of maintaining a transparent and evolving relationship with our users. Hence, it is the User's responsibility to remain informed about our policies, which are subject to change at any time.
Updates and Acceptance of Changes
We strive to keep you updated on any amendments, understanding that such changes may impact your consent. Rest assured, we will endeavor to notify you of these changes in a timely and clear manner, but we encourage you to review our policies frequently to stay informed. Your continued use of our services is a positive affirmation of your acceptance of any changes to the policies. By choosing to use our services, you acknowledge and agree to any updated terms.
Input and Feedback
We welcome your input and value your privacy concerns. Should you have any questions, or wish to provide feedback about our privacy practices, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated customer support team is readily available to assist with any inquiries you might have.
Remember, your voice matters to us. Your feedback is crucial in shaping the way we protect and manage your privacy. Together, we can ensure a secure and trustworthy experience.