Platform Privacy Policy

According to the European law on personal data protection – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – we would like to inform you that your Personal Data, which you have to provide to get access to the e-learning courses included in the START IN  platform, is used for administrational purposes only.

At START IN platform one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by START IN platform and how we use it.

Whenever the following Privacy Policy mentions “service”, it means the e-learning platform created within the project START IN (project number 2017-1-TR01-KA201-046635) funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme, and available under http://startinproject.com/

 

Personal Data

In order to use the service, you are required to provide some Personal Data (first and last name, e-mail address and optionally data that can be additionally provided in the profile). In case you do not provide this information, we will not be able to provide you the access to the service.

It is important to note that consent from third parties is required in the event that any third party Personal Data is being disclosed to the platform. All Personal Data provided shall be valid, accurate, up-to-date, and all changes should be introduced as soon as possible.

 

Log Files

START IN platform follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

 

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, START IN platform uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites: What Are Cookies Policy.

 

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in START IN platform. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this platform.

 

Purpose of information use

The collection of Personal Data is aimed at providing Users with safe, trouble-free and tailored access to the service. Moreover, the Personal Data is used in order to register the User and to give the access to the service. Personal Data, or parts of it, could also be shared with other users of the service, depending on the settings of the user’s profile.

START IN platform collects and processes User Personal Data in the extent which is allowed or necessary to provide the User with service and assistance in problem solving, compare information in order to assure its accuracy, solve dispute, verify the User’s identity, adjust, analyse and improve the service, to protect the interests of the User and to prevent and fight fraud. The Personal Data delivered may be also used to provide technical support, to develop new functionalities based on the service rendered and also to improve them in order to increase the ease with which the service is used.

 

Data Retention and Backup Policy

All the production systems of START IN platform are secured by daily backups to react quickly in case of unexpected events such as for example hardware failures. This means that once a request for Personal Data removal is received, it is removed without unnecessary delay from the production systems but is still present in the backups. The Personal Data is finally removed entirely after a full backup cycle which is up to 60 calendar days.

 

Account deactivation

After a request to delete Personal Data is received the Personal Data in question will be locked without unnecessary delay and access to the service will no longer be possible. The Personal Data is going to be stored for up to 30 calendar days making it possible to be recovered in case the account deactivation request was made by mistake. After 30 calendar days, the restoration of Personal Data will no longer be possible.

To preserve ongoing activities, and to prevent confusion for other users, certain content will not be deleted. This includes all the information provided and entered to date to the service (such as for example messages or files). Following the account deactivation, this information will be labelled as “Deactivated User”. Prior to account deactivation request, the abovementioned content can be manually deleted.

 

Consent

By using START IN platform, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

 

Contact

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us using our contact form, via email (startinprojectlearning@gmail.com), or in writing to the following address:

Manisa Provincial Directorate of National Education

Nişancıpaşa Mah. Atatürk Blv. No 36/A 45010 Şehzadeler/Manisa TURKEY