Effective from December 1, 2018.
Swivl is a Privacy Pledge Signatory and works to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information.
This site is a service intended for users in educational settings with policies aimed to protect children and student data. The policies are separate and unique from our website Swivl. The main purpose of Swivl.com is marketing. It is not intended for use or by users in educational settings and thus does not gather student data. When you click on a link from Swivl cloud to one of our other sites, you are going to a separate site and your use will be governed by the terms of that site and no longer be governed by the terms of this site. Please refer to the posted policies of each site for more information.
Table of Contents
- How we Collect, Use and Disclose Non- Personal Information
- Personal Information We Collect.
- How we Use and Disclose Personal Information.
- How We Protect Children’s Privacy.
- Retention of Data
- How to Access Your Information
- Other Situations That May Require Sharing Data
- Information for Residents of the European Economic Area or Switzerland and outside USA
- How we Approach Security
- Sharing Guidelines
- Internal Policies for Managing Your Data.
- California Rights
- Contact Us
Additional Terms for Authorized Users of Swivl cloud ™ Services:
How we Collect, Use and Disclose Non- Personal Information.
For each visitor to our websites, we collect non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, preferences, technical session information, browser type (“non-personal information”). If you arrived at our website via a link from another webpage, we also may receive aggregate or otherwise anonymous statistical information about your visit to our site. We also use information collected from cookies and other anonymous identifiers to improve your user experience and the quality of our services. If you give us personal information, we may remove the identifiers and aggregate it, in which case it also becomes non-personal information. We may use non-personal information to manage the site, track site usage and improve overall site performance. We will not use non-personal information for any reason other than the purpose for which it was collected or authorized for use. We may use or share aggregate non-personal information for any reason.
What Personal Information We Collect.
How We Use and Disclose Personal Information
We only use or process personal information in a way that is compatible with and relevant for the purpose for which it was collected or authorized for use. We may use personal information we collect to provide the service or transaction you requested, and importantly, to maintain and improve the services we provide, including for example by providing you with a better user experience when accessing our services. We may use your personal information to respond to your requests. Our use of information other than for the purpose of completing a requested transaction or service is on an opt-in basis. This means that you will not receive communications from us regarding, for example, specials, new products or new services, unless you have given us affirmative permission to receive such communications.
How We Protect Children’s Privacy.
Children under the age of sixteen can use the Swivl cloud services with parental consent using Student accounts. A Teacher can also provide consent and assume responsibility for obtaining the appropriate parental consent. Swivl does not knowingly accept, collect, maintain or use any information from any child under the age of sixteen without the appropriate consent. If a child whom Swivl knows or suspects to be under the age of sixteen sends personal information to us online without appropriate consent, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, notify the parents, or seek parental or other appropriate consent. Parents can at any time request deletion of data or of the entire account.
Retention of Data and Authorized Data Processors
We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers (sub-processors) that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service, performing business analysis and supporting our website functionality or other services that are necessary to operate the site. We do not disclose any personal information to authorized service providers from Student Account holders beyond what is necessary to operate the site. See our List of Sub-processors.
These sub-processors have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
In cases of onward transfer to sub-processors of Personal Information received, Swivl is potentially liable.
If you chose to opt out from your Personal Information shared with Swivl sub-processors or be used by Swivl, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your account disabled and all Personal Information erased.
We do not disclose any personal information from student account holders with our business partners. We may share personal information of non-student users with the businesses with which we partner to offer certain products and services. When you elect to engage in a particular offer or program from a third party (for example, through any link that may appear on our website), you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that third party.
How To Access and Control Your Information
You, and parents of users under the age of sixteen have the right to request a copy of your information, to object to our use of your information, to request the deletion of your information, or to request your information in a structured, electronic format. Below, we describe the tools and processes for making these requests. For all other requests, you may contact us as provided in the Contact Us section below to request assistance.
Your request and choices may be limited in certain cases: for example, if fulfilling your request would reveal information about another person, or if you ask to delete information which we are permitted by law or have compelling legitimate interests to keep. If you have unresolved concerns, you may have the right to complain to a data protection authority in the country where you live, where you work or where you feel your rights were infringed.
You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by using the unsubscribe link within each email or by contacting us as provided below to have your contact information removed from our promotional email list or registration database.
Other Situations That Require Sharing Data
-In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us, in our sole discretion.
– When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, report or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our Legal Terms or other agreements or policies.
– In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Information for Residents of the European Economic Area or Switzerland and outside USA
Swivl’s services are hosted and operated entirely within the United States of America, and any information you submit to us is presumed to be hosted on servers located within the USA. By submitting information to us you consent to this transfer of your personal information to the United States.
Customers who purchased Swivl Team Cloud accounts are able to specify EU, Australia, Canada, Singapore, or US as the preferred content storage location.
European Union customers should review Data Processing Addendum. which reflects the parties’ agreement with respect to the Processing of Personal Data in connection with the requirements of Data Protection Laws.
When we transfer your personal data from the European Union or Switzerland to the United States, we comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States, respectively. Swivl has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit privacyshield.gov
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Swivl commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Swivl at email@example.com or by mail at Swivl Inc, 1450 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94050
Swivl has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU and Switzerland.
Please note that, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield panel.
Swivl is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
How we Approach Security
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. We will use our reasonable efforts to limit access to your personal information to our authorized personnel and third party vendors, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal information.
Sharing & Social Media Guidelines
The Swivl uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account. Your use of these platforms is governed by their respective privacy policies and terms.
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Terms for Authorized Users of Swivl cloud ™ Services
This section applies to you if you are an Authorized User of our Swivl cloud™ services (“Swivl cloud services”). An “Authorized User” means an educator, student, parent or other person associated with a customer who has purchased a subscription to our Services (the “Subscriber”). Your right of access to Swivl cloud services as an Authorized User is conditioned on your continued association with the Subscriber, and if you are no longer associated with the Subscriber, you will no longer have access to these Swivl cloud services.
The Swivl cloud services may include a communications service, such as the ability to forward Educational Content to others. If you use the Swivl cloud services to post information about yourself or others, or communicate with others; upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.); and post comments or reviews of content, such postings are governed by our Legal Terms. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information.
In addition, the Swivl cloud services and information stored on the Swivl cloud services are not private or confidential as between you and the Subscriber, and you should have no expectation of privacy in any part of them. Although each user has an individual password to access the Swivl cloud services, the Swivl cloud services and all account information created through or hosted on the Swivl cloud services belongs to the Subscriber and/or Swivl, and all parts of the Swivl cloud services are accessible by the Subscriber and Swivl management and other personnel as described below in the section on Swivl Policies. The Subscriber has the right to monitor the Swivl cloud services and your usage at their discretion.
If you are accessing the Swivl cloud services through an institutional Subscriber, please note that the Subscriber may authorize one more Swivl cloud Institutional Account Administrators who will have additional visibility to your data.
Retention of Educational Records
Users are responsible for determining the duration necessary to retain content for educational purposes. When the educational purpose is complete, it is recommended that users delete the content. Note that content deleted by the user is retained for 30 days for recovery purposes due to accidental deletion (per user request) and then removed permanently from the Swivl cloud storage servers. In addition, if a users account is inactive for more than a calendar year, content will be automatically deleted using the same procedure. This insures that data is not retained any longer than is required for educational purposes.
Access to Information Posted by Swivl cloud services Users.