We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy.
What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?
Information We Receive
Information about yourself. When you register with Skoola you provide us with your First name, Last name and email.
In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you.
Once you register you can provide other information about yourself for example, your current city, Gender, Birthday, picture, Interests, books, interests, Music and movies.
You can also provide personal information about yourself, such as your Address, Phone, Country, Website and Education details (High School, University/college and course).
One of the primary reasons people use Skoola is to share content with others. Examples include when you update your status, ask a question, answer a question, upload a tutorial, upload a news, upload a photo, upload a gist, create a group, make a comment, comment on someone’s status, upload a test, chat or send someone a message. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on Skoola (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.
Information we collect when you interact with Skoola:
Site activity information.
We keep track of some of the actions you take on Skoola, such as adding connections (including joining a Class group or adding a friend), creating a tutorial, commend a comment (thumb up or down), taking a quiz. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you upload a news/gist, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact that you shared it.
Access Device and Browser Information.
When you access Skoola from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make Skoola easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Skoola. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to Skoola. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into Skoola. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Skoola
Information we receive from third parties:
Information from other websites.
We may institute adverts with advertising partners and other websites in which they share information with us:
• We may ask advertisers to tell us how our users responded to the ads we showed them (and for comparison purposes, how other users who didn’t see the ads acted on their site). This data sharing, commonly known as “conversion tracking,” helps us measure our advertising effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements you see.
• We may receive information about whether or not you’ve seen or interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads.
Sharing information on Skoola.
This section explains how your privacy settings work, and how your information is shared on Skoola. You should always consider your privacy settings before sharing information on Skoola.
Name and Profile Picture.
Skoola is designed to make it easy for you to find and connect with others. For this reason, your name and profile picture do not have privacy settings. If you are uncomfortable with sharing your profile picture, you should delete it (or not add one).
Your contact information such as your email and phone number(s) can be seen by your friends. Remember that none of this information is required except for your email address, and you do not have to share your email address with anyone.
Your personal information such as your Like & Interests and Educational details can be seen by your friends. Remember that none of this information is required except for your email address, and you do not have to share your email address with anyone.
Posts by Me.
Posts you made on Classes or News/Gists section are open to the public except in such cases where you create/ join a closed group its open only the group members.
You Status posts are open to members and your friends can equally comment on them.
Gender and Birth Date.
In addition to name and email address, we you to provide your gender and birth date during the registration process. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 13 or older, and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate. Because your date of birth and gender are required, you cannot delete them. You can, however, edit your profile to hide all (or part) of such fields from other users.
Here are some other things to remember:
• Some of the content you share and the actions you take will show up on your friends or class members’ home pages and other pages they visit.
• Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.
• You understand that information might be reshared or copied by other users.
• Certain types of communications that you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.
• When you post information on another user’s profile or comment on another user’s post, that information will be subject to the other user’s privacy settings.
• If you use an external source to publish information to Skoola (such as a mobile application or a Connect site), you should check the privacy setting for that post, as it is set by that external source.
“Everyone” Information. Some Information like your name, gist/news posts, tutorials and questions and answer is publicly available information. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Skoola), be indexed by third party search engines, and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. Such information may also be associated with you, including your name and profile picture, even outside of Skoola, such as on public search engines and when you visit other sites on the internet. If you delete “everyone” content that you posted on Skoola, we will remove it from your Skoola profile, but have no control over its use outside of Skoola.
We reserve the right to add special protections for minors (such as to provide them with an age-appropriate experience) and place restrictions on the ability of adults to share and connect with minors, recognizing this may provide minors a more limited experience on Skoola.
Sometimes the advertisers who present ads on Skoola use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. You use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks.
When you click on links on Skoola you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
5. How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient, and customized experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:
To manage the service.
We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
To contact you.
We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. You may opt out of all communications except essential updates on your account notifications page. We may include content you see on Skoola in the emails we send to you.
To help your friends find you.
We allow other users to use contact information they have about you, such as your email address, to find you, including through contact importers and search.
If we are notified that a user is deceased, we may memorialize the user’s account. In such cases we restrict profile access to confirmed friends, and allow friends and family to write on the user’s Wall in remembrance. We may close an account if we receive a formal request from the user’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
6. How We Share Information
Skoola is about sharing information with others — friends and people in your communities — while providing you with privacy settings that you can use to restrict other users from accessing some of your information. We share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:
When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join Skoola, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name. The invitation may also contain information about other users your friend might know. We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name.
To help your friends find you. By default, we make certain information you have posted to your profile available in search results on Skoola to help your friends find you. However, you can control who can see some of this information, as well as who can find you in searches, through your privacy settings. We also partner with email and instant messaging providers to help their users identify which of their contacts are Skoola users, so that we can promote Skoola to those users.
To give search engines access to publicly available information. We generally limit search engines’ access to our site. We may allow them to access information set to the “everyone” setting (along with your name and profile picture) and your profile information that is visible to everyone. You can change the visibility of some of your profile information using the customize section of your privacy settings.
To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.
To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about Skoola, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.
To advertise our services. We may ask advertisers outside of Skoola to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the advertiser.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the Nigeria where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our terms. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
How You Can Change or Remove Information
Editing your profile. You may change or remove your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and clicking “Edit My Profile.” Information will be updated immediately.
Deleting Posts: You use our can only delete posts (questions or tutorials) or comments on classes when no other member has replied to it. Posts on News and Gists can be deleted on request. By contacting us through email.
Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Skoola will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on Skoola. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us on this contact page.
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