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Information we collect and how we use it
We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide it to us. We do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party without your permission.
The form on our “Sign Up” page asks for information such as name, surname, e-mail address, and other personally identifiable information. To receive a certificate of completion, you need to register and create a user account, which requires us to collect and store your email address, password, and account settings. The legal basis for processing this information are performance of contract and legitimate interests (service provisioning, identity verification, fraud prevention and security, communication).
During the learning process, when you access content, we collect certain data including which part of the course you are on, quizzes you’ve started and completed, information for the completion certificate, and other items submitted to satisfy course and related content requirements. The legal basis for processing this information are performance of contract and legitimate interests (service provisioning, identity verification, fraud prevention and security, communication).
We may obtain certain information through your social media or other online accounts if you agree to use those accounts for registration on our website. If you log into Very Verified via Facebook or Google, we will ask for your permission to access certain information about your account on that platform. For example, depending on the platform or service, we may collect your name, account ID number, login email address, location, physical location of your access devices, gender, and birthday. Those platforms and services make information available to us through their APIs. The information we receive depends on your privacy settings on those platforms or what the platform or service decides to give us. If you access or use our website through a third-party platform or service, or click on any third-party links, the collection, use, and sharing of your data will also be subject to the privacy policies and other agreements of that third party. The legal basis for processing this information is legitimate interests (service provisioning, identity verification, fraud prevention and security, communication).
Internet Protocol (IP) address
IREX may track visitors’ computer IP addresses, while each user’s personal information remains completely anonymous. This can help us diagnose server problems, administer our website, and analyze user interest, which is information that we may use to enhance visitors’ experience.
There are different types of cookies, and they serve different purposes. Cookies collect system data, technical information about your device such as IP address, device type, operating system, browser, browser’s language, domain and other systems data, and platform types. The legal basis for processing this information are performance of contract and legitimate interests (service provisioning, identity verification, fraud prevention and security, communication).
Cookies collect information about your performance on the course. This includes usage statistics about your interactions with the website, including content accessed, time spent on pages or the unit, pages visited, features used, click data, date and time, referrer, quizzes filled in, and other data regarding your use of the website. The legal basis for processing this information is legitimate interests (service provisioning, identity verification, fraud prevention and security, communication).
Information provided by users of the Very Verified website is stored in a modern hosting facility providing industry-standard facility and data protection. However, users should be aware that no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure.
IREX stores information, including personal data on its own servers and also on servers of companies that IREX hires to provide services. Each Member also stores information, including Personal Information, on its own servers and/or on servers of companies that the Member hires to provide services. In each case, information may be stored in the United States and in other countries where edX or a Member operates, and in countries where edX and each Member’s respective service providers operate. If you are in the European Union, Switzerland, or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, you acknowledge that edX and each Member may transfer, process and store your personal information in the United States and other countries, the privacy laws of which may be considered less strict than those of your region.
Managing your data
You can access, update, or request to delete your personal data. To request a correction, update, or to delete your personal data please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you no longer want to receive e-mails from us, IREX will remove your contact information from our e-mail lists (or other lists) at any time upon request. E-mails to users who have submitted information through our website include instructions for removing that information from our database.
Policy about children
IREX respects the privacy interests of children and encourages parents or guardians to monitor their children’s online activities and interests. Depending on place of residence, there are different age limits under which individuals are not allowed to set up an online account by themselves. In US and EU this limit is 13 years of age, except Ireland where the limit is 16 years. Children under the required age of consent are not allowed to use the Very Verified online course without a parent or guardian’s permission and supervision. If we learn that we’ve collected personal data from a child under those ages, we will take all necessary steps to delete this data. Parents who believe that IREX may have collected personal data from a child under those ages can submit a request that it be removed to email@example.com.
IREX keeps your personal data for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which this data is collected and processed. The maximum length of time we retain your data is three years after the end of the program (www.veryverified.eu). Upon request that IREX deactivate your account and delete your information, we will follow the process described above, including and without limitation archiving your course data (in a manner and to the extent permitted under applicable law) to serve its mission to enable scientific research on cognitive science and education.