Your privacy is critically important to us. At Your Agora we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
It is Your Agora’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website and the two Your Agora mobile applications.
Like most website operators, Your Agora collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Your Agora’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Your Agora’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Your Agora may release nonpersonally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Your Agora also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Your Agora does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Your Agora’s website choose to interact with Your Agora in ways that require Your Agora to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Your Agora gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Your Agora to provide a username, date of birth, and email address. Those who engage in financial transactions with Your Agora are asked to provide additional information, such as name and credit card number. In each case, Your Agora collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Your Agora. Your Agora does not disclose personallyidentifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally- identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
When you download and use our Services, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use, operating system version, and the device identifier (or “UDID”).
Safety on Your Agora
Your Agora may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website and mobile applications. For instance, Your Agora may monitor the most popular word sets on the Your Agora site. Your Agora may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Your Agora does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
How We Handle Personally Identifiable Information
Your Agora discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Your Agora’s behalf or to provide services available at Your Agora’s website and mobile applications, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Your Agora’s website and mobile applications, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Your Agora will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Your Agora discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or when Your Agora believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Your Agora, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Your Agora website or mobile application and have supplied your email address, Your Agora may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Your Agora and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Your Agora takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. You may choose to stop receiving our email by updating your email settings within your profile or you can contact us at youragora.com/feedback.
Certain activity on Your Agora may be displayed to other users, such as posts to Your Agora discussion boards or our blog, or the information on your Your Agora Profile. This information includes, but is not limited to class names, and statistics. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from these areas, contact us at youragora.com/feedback. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Our Web pages contain third-party web beacons (electronic images sometimes called singlepixel gifs) which are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used.
We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our mobile software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the mobile app.
How to Update your Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may review, edit, or delete it on your Profile page. Parents may remove, delete or update an account or any information posted on Your Agora by contacting us at youragora.com/feedback
Facebook Connect and Google Login
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect and Google Login. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at youragora.com/feedback.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at youragora.com/feedback. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Your Agora reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we change how we use your personally identifiable information, we will notify, by email, and/or by means of a notice on our Web site prior to the change becoming effective.