AcceleratED, a member of the Africa Digital Media Group, is committed to protecting your privacy.
Categories of personal information
We collect the following categories of Personal Information:
Identity Data: Information we use to identify you, authenticate you as an authorized user of the Site, communicate with you, and record any transactions you make. This includes your name, title, date of birth and gender. Identity data may also include your image if you participate in a course, class, workshop, or event that is recorded and you appear in the recording, or if you provide us with a picture of yourself and consent to our use of your picture on our Site.
Contact Data: Includes billing address, postal address, email address, telephone number, and mobile phone number.
Technical Data: Includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access our Site.
Usage Data: Includes information about how you use the Site.
Transaction Data: Includes details of the Services for which you have previously registered and/or in which you have been enrolled.
Profile Data: Includes, if applicable and, in most cases, only when you choose to provide such information to us as part of the Services, your interests; preferences; social media account(s); demographic information, including but not limited to age, gender, race; education level; resume information; professional portfolio link; economic information or employment status; and feedback and survey responses. Profile Data may also include information that you provide to us voluntarily throughout your journey at AcceleratED.
Marketing and Communications Data: Includes your preferences with respect to receiving marketing from us and/or our third-party partners and your communication preferences.
De-identified data: We also collect, use, and share de-identified data such as statistical or demographic data for various purposes. We may use this type of data to analyze trends with respect to skills, jobs, employment, and the workforce generally; to administer, analyze, and improve the content and functionality of the Site; for marketing; and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We utilize unstructured machine learning technologies to understand user behaviors and to provide user-specific recommendations and other personalization of the Site or Services experience.
How AcceleratED collects information
We collect information from you directly, from the devices you use to interact with us, and from third parties. We may combine information from the Site, Platform, and Services together and with our business records. We may use and share information that we de-identify at our discretion.
We collect your Personal Information when you:
- Create an account on the Site or register to use the Services;
- Register or apply for a Course, Class, Workshop, or any other Services on the Site, through any of the Services or via a third-party website;
- Participate in our surveys, promotions, and competitions;
- Interact with us on various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
- Post information to the Site or Services that includes Personal Information, for example, by posting in a chat room or on a blog post;
- Communicate with us, for example, by submitting queries regarding the Site or the Services, interacting with our customer support, marketing, or sales teams, or requesting additional information from us, including newsletters or other marketing materials; and
- Sign up, in person or online, for events or programs run by us or by the third-party organizations with which we partner.
- Submit information to inquire about or apply for a job with us.
We may also receive Personal Information about you from various third parties and public sources.
Similar to other commercial websites, the Site utilizes standard technology called “cookies” and Web server logs to collect information about how the Site is used. Cookies are a feature of Web browser software that allows Web servers to recognize the computer used to access a Web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s Web browser on the user’s hard drive. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our websiteite, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our website. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. You can disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser. However, it is possible that some parts of our Web Site will not operate correctly if you disable cookies. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.
Third Party Services
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of our website and other online properties, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data Google Tag Manager (Google Inc.) Google Tag Manager is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.
How Do We Use The Information We Collect?
We use your personally identifiable information to provide you with the information or content that you have requested, and, in some cases, to contact you about our programs. If you no longer wish to receive press releases or any other type of information from us, you may send us an email through our “Contact Us” link or use email us to change your preferences; or follow the “unsubscribe” link provided in the e-mail that you receive.
We use non-identifying information collected on the Site in the aggregate to better understand your use of the Site and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of the Site or to analyze the programs and services that we offer.
We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Our employees, agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect the information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.
We may provide access to your personally identifiable information when legally required to do so, to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site, to limit our legal liability and protect our rights, or to protect the rights and safety of visitors to the Site or the public. In those instances, the information is provided only for that limited purpose.
We will not share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
How Do You Access and/or Modify Your Information or Choices?
If you visit the Site and volunteer personally identifiable information, you may modify, update or delete such information or update your preferences regarding what information you want to receive from us, or by clicking on the “Contact Us” link and sending us an e-mail. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to immediately or completely remove or modify information in our databases.
We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.
The Site contains links to third party sites as well as to other sites owned and/or operated by Dalberg. Please be aware that Dalberg is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third-party sites.
Use of the Site by Children
Our Site is not specifically targeted to children, we do not actively solicit information from children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children without proper parental consent.
To Stop Receiving Messages From Us
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