PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The personal information we collect depends on how you interact with our Services.
Information You Provide to Us
Account Information. When you create a CodeGeek account, we collect the personal information you provide to us, such as your name, email address, personal website, and picture. If you enable phone based two-factor authentication, we collect a phone number.
Payment Information. Where we sell products and services through the Services, we use third-party applications, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play App Store, Amazon App Store, and/or services such as Stripe to process your payments. These third-party applications will collect information from you to process a payment on behalf of CodeGeek, including your name, email address, mailing address, payment card information, and other billing information. CodeGeek does not receive or store your payment information, but it may receive and store information associated with your payment information (e.g., the fact that you have paid, the last four digits or your credit card information, and your country of origin).
Communication Information. We collect personal information from you such as email address, phone number, mailing address, and marketing preferences when you request information about the Services, register for our newsletter, or otherwise communicate with us.
Service Use Information. We collect information you provide to the Services for the purpose of providing the Services to you, which may include personal information such as information about your interactions with other users.
Customer Service Information (including Training and Quality Assurance). If you call or otherwise interact with CodeGeek sales, customer service or support personnel, we collect the information you provide to our representatives. In addition, we may record telephone calls or video conferences between you and our representatives for training or quality assurance purposes.
Automatic Data Collection. We collect certain information automatically when you use the Services. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, details about your browser, operating system or device, location information (inferred from your IP address), internet service provider, pages that you visit before, during and after using the Services, information about the links you click, and information about how you interact with and use the Services.
With your permission, we may also collect information about your operating system’s installed fonts in connection with providing the Services to you.
Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers to store their preferences. For more information about how to control what data are collected by cookies, see below in the “Your Choices” section.
Information from Other Sources
CodeGeek If you use our Services on behalf of, or in collaboration with, an organization (e.g., your employer), that organization may provide us with information about you so that we can provision your account.
Third Party Services and Organizations. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including from third party services and organizations. For example, if you access our Services through a third-party service, we may collect information about you from that third-party service that you have made available via your privacy settings.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION AND OUR LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING
In this section we describe all the ways we use your personal data, and the legal bases we rely on to do so.
In certain situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which is reasonable for you to expect as part of running our business and which does not materially affect your rights and freedoms. We have identified below what our legitimate interests are.
We use your personal information for a variety of business purposes, including:
- account creation;
- managing your information and account;
- responding to questions, comments, and other requests;
- processing payment card and/or other financial information to facilitate your use of the Services;
- managing payments and recovery of debts due to us;
- providing access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Services, including the sharing of content with friends, colleagues and other users;
- answering requests for customer or technical support; and
- responding to requests in relation to personal data processed about the individual.
This includes: the processing of all categories of information except for Candidate Information.
Legal Basis: Performance of the contract with you. Necessary for our legitimate interests to recover debts due to us. Necessary for our legitimate interests to respond to and communicate with you (where we do not have a contractual relationship or legal obligation to do so). Necessary to comply with a legal obligation (including national data protection and consumer protection laws, for example to respond to requests in relation to personal data processed about the individual)
Legal Basis: Performance of the contract with you. Necessary to comply with a legal obligation (including national data protection and consumer protection laws).
Administering and protecting our business and Services (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting, internal quality control and safety and hosting of data).
This includes: the processing of your Account Information, Communication Information, Technical Information, Service Use Information, Student Account Information and Customer Service Information
Legal Basis: Performance of the contract with you. Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganization or group restructuring exercise). Necessary to comply with a legal obligation (including national data protection and information security laws)
Using data analytics to improve our website, products/Services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.
This includes: the processing of your Technical Information, Service Use Information, and Customer Service Information.
Legal Basis: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and Services, to keep our Services updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy).
Enabling you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey.
This includes: the processing of your Sweepstakes, Contests, Surveys and Events Information and Communications Information.
Legal Basis: Performance of a contract with you. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, and to develop them and grow our business).
Carrying out surveys for user research and analyzing your feedback.
This includes: the processing of your Surveys and Events Information and Account Information, Student Account Information, Communications Information, and Use of Services Information.
Legal Basis: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, and to develop them and grow our business).
Make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you.
This includes: the processing of your Account Information, Student Account Information, Communications Information, Service Use Information, and Technical Information.
Legal Basis: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business) (where consent is not required by marketing laws – in which case consent shall be relied upon).
Contacting customers and prospective customers about products, services, developments and events we think may be of interest to you.
This includes: the processing of your Account Information, Student Account Information, and Communication Information.
Legal Basis: In certain situations, we seek consent before sending marketing materials to individuals and in such cases consent is our lawful basis for sending marketing to you.
Where we do not obtain consent, we rely on our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business) as our lawful basis for sending marketing materials to you.
Delivering relevant content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you.
Legal Basis: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy). If required by marketing laws, we seek consent before serving advertisements to individuals and in such cases consent is our lawful basis for sending marketing to you.
Collecting information through the device-based settings which you have enabled, and cross device tracking.
This includes: the processing of User Content (if provided by a user), including media that you choose to share.
Legal Basis: Consent
Enforcing our agreements, and complying with our legal obligations including to share information with law enforcement, the courts and other authorities.
This could include any personal data we process about you.
Legal Basis: Necessary to comply with a legal obligation (including national data protection, cyber security and surveillance laws). Necessary for our legitimate interests (to enforce our agreements, to seek professional advice, or to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim).
Recruiting and hiring, including considering your candidacy for employment.
This includes: the processing of Candidate Information and Communication Information.
Legal Basis: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to screen candidates and consider your suitability for a position). Entry into a contract with you.
De-identifying data and creating aggregated information.
This could include any personal data we process about you.
Legal Basis: Necessary for our legitimate interests (to use personal information to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, and information about the device from which you access our Services. De-identified and/or aggregated information is used for several purposes, including research, industry analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes.)
DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
We may share any personal information we collect with the following categories of third parties:
Other Users of CodeGeek Services. When you use the Services to collaborate or interact with others, we will share certain information with your collaborators.
Third-Party Platforms and Services. We will share your personal information with third-party platforms and/or services if you have expressly consented or requested that we do so. Please note we do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for, the practices or conduct of such third-party services.
Advertising Partners. Through our Services, we allow third-party advertising partners to set Technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners use this information (and similar information collected from other websites) for purposes of delivering targeted advertisements to you when you visit third-party services within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “personalized advertising.” If you prefer not to share your personal information with third-party advertising partners, you may follow the instructions under the Your Choices heading below.
Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We will access, preserve, and disclose information we have associated with you to competent law enforcement bodies, regulatory and government agencies, courts or other third parties if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (i) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) protect your, our or others’ rights, property, or safety; (iii) enforce CodeGeek policies and contracts; (iv) collect amounts owed to us; (v) prevent financial loss or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (vi) if we, in good faith, believe that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable.
Disclosure in the Event of Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfer. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred in accordance with our legitimate interests in administering our business as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.
General. You have the right to opt out of certain uses of your personal information.
Email. If you receive an unwanted marketing email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt out of receiving future marketing emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Services, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding the Services or updates to our Terms of Service or this