Privacy Policy & Data Protection Statement

Last Updated : 30/11/2016

Apps for Good strives to protect the welfare and safety of all the people that it works with and attempts to create an environment where Educators, Students and volunteer Experts feel safe, secure, respected and valued. Apps for Good is committed to protecting your information when you use our service or get involved with our work. This Privacy Policy explains how Apps for Good uses the personal information we collect about you.

Any personal information we collect will be in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable laws. The Data Protection Act 1998 ( DPA ) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people. It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK.

Apps for Good is registered in England and Wales at 5 Bath Street, London, EC1V 9LB, United Kingdom Company Registration Number 6560779
UK Registered Charity Number 1133656

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and service to help you participate in what Apps for Good has to offer and help us achieve our mission.

We collect certain kinds of information about our users for the following reasons:

  1. To provide personalised services unique to individual users
  2. To help us monitor and improve the services we offer
  3. With your consent, to market new content or services to individual users

Visitors should be aware that each time they visit a website two general levels of information about their visit can be retained. The first level comprises statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the site and the second is information that is personal or particular to a specific visitor who knowingly chooses to provide that information.


Apps for Good works with third party business partners and analytics providers in collecting analytical information about your activities when you visit our website. This information may include the content you view, the date and time that you viewed this content, the services you accessed, or your location information associated with your IP address.

We use the information held about you in the following ways:



It is policy of this website to respect and protect the privacy of our Educators, Students, and volunteer Experts (referred to henceforth as ‘Customers’) and never wilfully disclose individually identifiable information about its Customers to any third party without first receiving that Customer's permission.

We may, however, occasionally email you with information or queries about your registration or accounts, for instance to request permissions or advise you of changes.

Throughout this website you may have an opportunity to send us information relating to you such as through the "help” or “contact us" pages or any other area where you may register, send e-mails, request services, enter contests or respond to any promotions. By choosing to participate in these, you will be providing us with some level of personal information relating to you. This information will only be used by Apps for Good for:

The minimum information you need to register with and use Apps for Good is name, email address, school information, birth year (for students) and a password. In addition to registration data we also collect demographic information about school classes (class size, age ranges, gender and delivery model) as well as recording learning progress and expert request time and expertise area information. Optional entry to the Apps for Good Awards collects the information related the the specific awards entry questions each year - none of which is personal data.

The data that we collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") in the United States of America. It will also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for one of our suppliers. This includes staff engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Cookies

For more information on cookies and their use on this website please refer to our Cookie Policy .

Use of children’s data

We do not knowingly collect personal data from any child under 13 years old. If you are under 13 years of age, please contact your Apps for Good teacher to get a code that allows you limited access to the site or ask your parent to get in contact with us.

Government and Regulatory Bodies

We may pass your data onto government agencies, law enforcement agencies, courts and regulatory bodies when we are legally obliged to. Particularly when it comes to protecting and ensuring the safety of young people.

Apps for Good are part of a wider system designed to keep children and young people safe. All organisations that come into contact with children are required to have specific safeguarding policies and procedures in place. In instances where there are safeguarding concerns, where a child benefit will from coordinated support from more than one agency, any necessary information will be passed on in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

Request a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy for more details. Email data-controller@appsforgood.org or write to us at the following address: Data Controller, Apps for Good, 5 Bath Street, London, EC1V 9LB

Other Companies

We will never trade, sell or rent your personal information with others. However, from time to time we may disclose information to other third parties e.g. business partners, sub-contractors and service providers in order to improve our website and education platform.

Security

Apps for Good are committed to making sure that your information is secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the Personal Data from any unauthorised and unlawful processing, accidental loss, damage, alteration or disclosure.

Technical measures may include firewalls, encryption systems and devices to detect and prevent intrusion attempts.

Organisational measures include relevant policies and procedures, collecting only the minimum data we need to provide you with our full service, and staff data protection training.

We will do our very best to avoid a breach but sometimes they occur in spite of best efforts. We promise that if there is a breach we’ll do everything we can to make sure that you are affected as little as possible. Transmission of information via the internet is not 100% secure and though we do everything possible to make sure your information is secure, Customers are responsible for keeping his or her own password confidential.

Marketing

We would like to email you general news and information about new products, promotions, prizes, event, competitions, leaderboards and other information relating to Apps for Good and trusted partner charities closely associated with Apps for Good.

We shall only send you marketing communications based on your preferences. You can update your preferences at any time by logging into our dashboard and changing your settings, or by emailing us at data-controller@appsforgood.org . Or you may just click the “unsubscribe” link on any email we send you.

Third Party Links

We include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site's policy towards visitor privacy and we cannot be responsible for their data protection while you visit such sites. You should always review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Access to Your Information

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like to find out more about the information we have stored, seek advice, or request a copy of some or all of your personal information to review and/or request deletion, please contact our Data Controller at data-controller@appsforgood.org or write to us at the following address: Data Controller, Apps for Good, 5 Bath Street, London, EC1V 9LB

Changes to This Policy

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time. When we make changes, we shall update the version number of the Privacy Policy and publish the latest version on the site. Please read this Privacy Policy whenever you visit the site. If you do not want your data to be used in the way the updated Privacy Policy sets out please do not use the site or submit personal data to us through it.

Data Controller
Apps for Good
5 Bath Street
London
EC1V 9LB
data-controller@appsforgood.org