THE COMMENT GENERATOR
Last updated: September 1, 2021
- The personal data we will collect;
- Use of collected data;
- Who has access to the data collected;
- The rights of Website users; and
For users in the European Union, we adhere to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"). For users in the United Kingdom, we adhere to the GDPR as enshrined in the Data Protection Act 2018.
We have not appointed a Data Protection Officer as we do not fall within the categories of controllers and processors required to appoint a Data Protection Officer under Article 37 of the GDPR.
When the legal basis for us processing your personal data is that you have provided your consent to that processing, you may withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent, it will not make the processing which we completed before you withdrew your consent unlawful.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting your account under the account page and ceasing to use the services provided by the Website.
Legal Basis for Processing
We collect and process personal data about users in the EU only when we have a legal basis for doing so under Article 6 of the GDPR.
We rely on the following legal basis to collect and process the personal data of users in the EU:
- Users have provided their consent to the processing of their data for one or more specific purposes.
Personal Data We Collect
Data Collected Automatically
When you visit and use our Website, we may automatically collect and store the following information:
- IP address;
- Location; and
- Hardware and software details.
Data Collected in a Non-Automatic Way
We may also collect the following data when you perform certain functions on our Website:
- First and last name;
- Email address; and
- School and School Board (optionally).
This data may be collected using the following methods:
- Creating an account;
- Logging into your account; and
- Updating your personal information.
How We Use Personal Data
The data we collect automatically is used for the following purposes:
The data we collect when the user performs certain functions may be used for the following purposes:
- Account Management; and
- Providing the service.
Who We Share Personal Data With
We will not sell or share your data with other third parties, except in the following cases:
- If the law requires it;
- If it is required for any legal proceeding;
- To prove or protect our legal rights; and
- To buyers or potential buyers of this company in the event that we seek to sell the company.
If you follow hyperlinks from our Website to another website, please note that we are not responsible for and have no control over their privacy policies and practices.
How Long We Store Personal Data
User data will be stored until the purpose the data was collected for has been achieved.
You will be notified if your data is kept for longer than this period.
Your Rights as a User
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights:
- Right to be informed;
- Right of access;
- Right to rectification;
- Right to erasure;
- Right to restrict processing;
- Right to data portability; and
- Right to object.
The minimum age to use our Website is 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or use personal data from children under 18 years of age. If we learn that we have collected personal data from a child under 18 years of age, the personal data will be deleted as soon as possible. If a child under 18 years of age has provided us with personal data their parent or guardian may contact us.
How to Access, Modify, Delete, or Challenge the Data Collected
You may access any data that we have collected about you by visiting the account page. If any personal information is incorrect, you may update/correct it by clicking on the account management button. In addition, at any time you may remove your personal information by deleting your account. In most cases, your personal details will be deleted immediately, however, in some cases, this may take up to 90 days.
Do Not Track Notice
Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. We do not track the users of our Website over time and across third-party Websites and therefore do not respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.
A cookie is a small file, stored on a user's hard drive by a Website. Its purpose is to collect data relating to the user's browsing habits. You can choose to be notified each time a cookie is transmitted. You can also choose to disable cookies entirely in your internet browser, but this will render the Website unusable.
We use the following types of cookies on our Website:
- Functional cookies: Functional cookies are used to remember the selections you make on our Website so that your selections are saved for your next visits. This includes cookies used to log you in and maintain your browsing session.