Privacy Policy

Last updated 18 February 2020

The Explorers Lab website is owned by The Explorers Lab. We understand that you are concerned about privacy, hence we have developed this ‘Privacy Policy’ to explain how we collect, use, and disclose information about ‘You’ (‘You’ refers to a ‘Visitor’ on this website or any successor URLs and registered direct customer of The Explorers Lab usually a ‘Parent’ or ‘School’) and your ‘End Users’ (Customers of ‘You’ who experience Services delivered by The Explorers Lab). This Privacy Policy also applies to information collected through the Website.

The term ‘Services’ used in this terms may include but is not limited to programs, products, services, sub-products that belong to The Explorers Lab and have been made available for usage to you as bound by these terms of use. ‘Certain areas in this website have been written in UPPER CASE either for ease of comprehension or to draw the attention of the reader, however, the meaning of the same will be equivalent to had it been written in a normal sentence case.

Different services owned or linked with The Explorers Lab may have different versions of this ‘Privacy Policy’ and shall be applicable on such webpages and screens where they may be located.

This policy clearly stipulates how we use and protect any information belonging to you, through your usage of this application. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this window. We recommend to check it frequently so that you are aware of any of the changes that take place, and whether it is acceptable to you.

The Privacy Policy is subject to and incorporates by reference our Terms of Use, including their limitation on liability. To review the Terms of Use, visit our Terms section.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS APPLICATION, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND YOU CONSENT TO OUR COLLECTION STORAGE, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION AS STIPULATED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU CHOOSE TO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICE. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means, including offline, or from other sources.

What is the information we collect about you?

Some of the data we collect about you may be termed as ‘personal’ which generally include the names, telephone numbers, addresses, email ids, and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual; for purposes of speedy registration of your account, with personalised and convenient access; and to deliver our Services. We are entitled to provide you complete access to the Service, only if you have completed the information required to sign-up.

The list of ‘personal data’ enlisted as above are in accordance with our terms of use. This document contains terms such as ‘your privacy’, ‘information about you’ and ‘personal information’ interchangeably.

While using the phrase ‘anonymous information’, we mean information that is not associated or linked with the personal information of an individual and does not facilitate contact with or identification of an individual, using such information.

What is our purpose of collecting your personal information?

We may use information about you for any of the purposes that are enlisted as below:

  • For purposes of registration on our Website and Programs, to administer our applications services, which in turn grant you complete access to our services including but not limited to Discussion Forums and Blogs,
  • To enable us to monitor, review and improve the application experience of our users,
  • Respond to requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems.
  • To remain accessible to our market, customers, products and services (including your opinions and to send out feedback forms to end users),
  • Maintenance of internal records and archives,
  • Tailor information for our customers,
  • To consider employing you, if you have submitted pursuant information for an application for a career opportunity with us,
  • For users and customers of this Website, your information is used for a commercial transaction on our website, to enable smooth and successful transition to the premium featured application,
  • Carrying out of marketing and promotional activities of our Services and that of third parties, although in the pursuit, we will not disclose your personal information. We allow such advertisers to analyse usage characteristics to create targeted advertisements in line with your likes, dislikes and we may use such non-personally identifiable attributes we have collected to select the appropriate audience for such advertisements,
  • To carry out market surveys, and/or to notify about prize competitions and promotions, when and if conducted,
  • To send newsletters, information which on our analysis may interest you, send notifications about upgrades, changes in any policies and terms as and when made available,
  • Market services and products to your End Users, in a manner as elucidated above,
  • To effectuate a binding transaction agreement with us,
  • To verify your compliance with our Terms, Policies and other agreements you have executed with us or licenses you have availed from us,
  • To provide our products and Services to Customers, including but not limited to generate aggregate analytics reports for You,
  • To connect and integrate our Services with Social Networking Sites and Third Party service providers, as required by The Explorers Lab and You, for smooth Service delivery and operation of Services to You.
  • To display your personal information You enter in your profile, should you choose to create an account with us, to become visible to other users via your profile.

We may also use personal information to create anonymous information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable.

How do we collect your information?

We collect your information through various methods, as explained below:

  • When you set up a user account with us. For users who make a purchase on the Website, the invoice details are also retained.
  • While filling up a ‘Contact Us’ or ‘Feedback’ form on our website or sending us error reports generated, if any.
  • When you telephone or e-mail us.

All the information collected above or through any other means of communication, or that is provided to us by third parties is combined. We may store the information in combined or separate databases; and retain information about you only for specific business purposes.

How does our relationship with Social Networking Sites (SNS) and Third Party Providers affect you?

We may offer you interfaces that allow you to connect with social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter (‘SNS’) through our website and/or Service. Our systems connect with SNS’ application programming interface (also known as their Developer API) in a way that allows you to authorize us to access your account on that SNS on your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, you will not provide us with your user ID or password to the SNS, but you will need to log-in to that SNS directly through our website and/or Service. Once authorized by you, the SNS will provide us a token that allows the SNS to recognize us when we ask, on your behalf, for access to your account information or to post information. You will be able to revoke The Explorers Lab’s access to any SNS at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SNS, though such revocation may limit the Services we are able to provide you. In addition to accessing your SNS accounts through Developer APIs, we may also offer interfaces that allow Developers to connect with APIs for SNS as well as other third party data providers in a manner that allows a Developer to retrieve data from such third parties, for example Google Maps (collectively, “Third Party Data Providers”). We may connect Apps to such APIs using the token method discussed above or we may require that a Developer provide us the applicable API key, user name, password or other method of authentication (‘Third Party API Access Protocols’). The Third Party API Access Protocols will be disclosed and used in the same manner as personal information, with the understanding that they will not be used to market any products or services.

Is any kind of anonymous information collected?

Our Website is designed to automatically collect non-personally identifying technical information from you when you are using the application. An example would be the domain name of another website or another application which linked to our application. This information is collected by us to know the preferences in browsing of our customers. This information is used strictly for internal purposes, so that we can study your choices, interests and behaviours; and perform statistical analysis, work on inter. Any anonymous information collected in this fashion from which you may not be personally identified, may not be classified as ‘personal data’, and hence is out of scope of this policy. We reserve the right to use anonymous information without restriction.

We reserve the right to disclose anonymous information publicly without restriction, including to third party vendors who may help us enhance or provide the website or Services or to third parties.

The anonymous information collected may include but not be limited to:

  • URLs
  • Cookies
    • Persistent
    • Session
  • Navigational Data
  • IP Address
  • Online Business:
    • Web beacons
    • Clear GIFs

IP Address

An IP address or an Internet protocol address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet access provider when you use the Internet. In some cases, your IP address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP address probably varies from session to session. We track IP addresses, at instances, for purposes including but not limited to, usage in conjunction with session cookies to analyse our web page flow, and/or to capture and store such information for activities that may appear suspicious.

Cookies

We (or our third party service providers) use cookies to track visitor activity on this website. A cookie is a text file that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The Explorers Lab cookies assign a random, unique number to each visitor’s computer. They do not contain information that would personally identify the visitor, although we can associate a cookie with any identifying information that is or has been provided by You while visiting our Website. We may use both Session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and Persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. These cookies record clickstream information (data reporting the URLs, or names of the pages, on our website that have been visited). Most browsers allow users to refuse cookies, but doing so may impede the functionality of some portions of our Website.

Web Beacons

Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Web beacons are embedded invisibly on webpages and may not be disabled or controlled through your browser.

Analytics

Disclosure, as mentioned in this Policy, allows us to engage with third parties, to track and analyse website and Service activity on our behalf. To do so, these third parties may place cookies or web beacons to track user activity on our Site. We use the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and improve the quality of this website and/or Service and to analyse usage of this website and/or Service.

To whom do we disclose your information?

We will share your information (in some cases personal information) with third parties in the following circumstances: 

Your Personal Usage

The Explorers Lab will display your personal information on your Profile Page and elsewhere on other interfaces based on the preferences you choose to set through your account rights. Users are advised to remain cautious with regards to the amount of information you wish to disclose. You can review and revise any content on your Profile page at any time at your convenience.
You acknowledge that any information that you submit into any environment that is visible to others results in such information being published in a like manner. You must take common sense precautions with the information you provide in such environments and acknowledge that your information is published in such a way for others to see.
For instance, you may be allowed to use our forums and blogs where you would be allowed to post, and will be visible to other users and visitors. If you choose to share your personal information in such posts which include but are not limited to comments, replies, and personal messaging services, you do so at your sole discretion and responsibility.
We may also share and transmit information at times with your consent.

Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers

Information shall be provided to third party companies to perform specialised services on our behalf, which may include but not limited to e-mail delivery, hosting services, data analysis, cloud services, payment processing, customer service and to assist us in our marketing efforts. We shall not be responsible and cannot restrict third parties by this Privacy Policy and disclosure restriction, as we do not control them.

Third party disclosure may also take place in an instance when, to provide a specific service to an End User, you request us via your Account, e-mail or written communication for such disclosure which may be necessary to allow integration of a third party service into your software and/or application. You understand that when you use this website or Services, certain information you post or provide through the Website, such as your name, photographs, and comments, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of the Site or the Service.

You may have multiple End-Users, and all such End User may be separately bound by Your Privacy Policy and Terms, as they may deem necessary for the conduction of their software and/or application, and The Explorers Lab is not responsible for such Policies and Terms that End Users may have to comply with.

Advertising of Third-Party Products and Services

We do not actively share personal information with third party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes unless you give us your consent. If we wish to share in this fashion, we will ask for your consent. Advertisers, however, may obtain public information about you from your profile or other public sources. 

We may use and share with third parties, certain technical information (including IP addresses, and anonymous information discussed in this Privacy Policy) or aggregated information to show general demographic and preference information among The Explorers Lab users. 

Safety, Security and Compliance with Law

Your information, and the contents of your private online communications, may be accessed and disclosed, (i) in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); (ii) when we have a good faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process; (iii) in other circumstances in which The Explorers Lab believes that the Its Services or website is being used in the commission of a crime (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction); (iv) when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of You or another person; and (v) when necessary either to protect the rights or property of The Explorers Lab including to enforce our Terms of Service or for us to render the service you have requested. 

Others entitled to information disclosure

Your information, and the contents of your private online communications, may be accessed and disclosed, (i) in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); (ii) when we have a good faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process; (iii) in other circumstances in which The Explorers Lab believes that the Its Services or website is being used in the commission of a crime (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction); (iv) when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of You or another person; and (v) when necessary either to protect the rights or property of The Explorers Lab including to enforce our Terms of Service or for us to render the service you have requested. 

The following are allowed to access your personal information, other than those explained above:

  • To The Explorers Lab’s partner or subsidiary company,
  • Where it is necessary to enable any of our staff, employees, agents, contractors, suppliers or commercial partners to provide a Service to us or to perform a function on your behalf (including providing marketing assistance, market research or customer services; and administering your registration, supplying products or services that we provide to you now or in the future, or any free prize draws, prize competitions or promotions),
  • To our professional advisors,
  • In the event of sale, bankruptcy, of The Explorers Lab or any of its affiliates,
  • To the purchaser or potential purchaser of our rights and obligations relating to this Website and our organisation,

We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that our staff and employees who have access to information about you have received adequate training to ensure that they process that information only in accordance with this policy and with our obligations. We may take disciplinary action against our staff and employees in the event of non-compliance, should we consider this to be appropriate.

Marketing and Administrative Communications

We may use your Personal Data to provide you with information about products, promotions, and other such information developed by The Explorers Lab which we believe may be of interest to you, if you select to receive such information by email or post when you complete the registration process.

You can change your mind about your preferences regarding direct marketing, you are free to drop us a mail regarding the discontinuation of the service. If you do so, we do not remove your ‘Personal Data’ from our databases, but we do note your changed preferences as soon as reasonably possible.

You may however not be allowed to opt out of Administrative mails which may include communications related to the smooth operation of your Account with us, and your availing of the Services.

How do we protect and keep your information secure?

The security of your information is important to us. The Explorers Lab implements reasonable security measures to protect the security of your information both online and offline, and we are committed to the protection of customer information. 

The following methods are currently in place:

  • Encryption where appropriate.
  • Password protection where appropriate.
  • Limiting access to your information (for example, only our staff or employees who need access to it for the purposes described above have access to it).
  • Whenever you log into your account or enter sensitive payment information (such as credit card or debit card information), our we and third-party vendors encrypt the transmission of that information to the servers via Secure Socket Layer Technology (SSL) technology

The Explorers Lab has successfully integrated commercially reasonable managerial, physical, electronic, administrative and technical safeguards to protect against possible security breaches of our websites, Services, software and customer databases; and no records, however, no website or internet connection is completely secure, and we cannot warrant that hacking, data loss, unauthorized access, or other breaches will never occur. We make every possible effort to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data while it is being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we have procedures and security features in place to try to prevent features in place to try to prevent unauthorized access. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your account password) and to log out of your account after use.

Linking to other websites and third party services

Our site may contain links to third party websites, content or services, which may not be owned or controlled by us, but may be integrated for your usage of certain of our Services. Whilst we try to ensure that we link only to websites that share our privacy and security standards, once you have left this website we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide to other websites. When you click on such link which may take you on a third party interface, they may ask you to agree to their Terms and Privacy Policies, to provide you an uninterrupted service; however, if they do not, we expect you not to assume this to be the only binding Policy. You should exercise caution, and review the privacy statement applicable to the website, software and service in question.

User Feedback

If you provide feedback to us, we may use such feedback and treat personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Updating and controlling your personal information

If you have an account with us, you may be allowed to submit your personal information to The Explorers Lab. Should you delete your account, and request deletion of your personal information we may be required (by law or otherwise, such as to prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, or enforce our Services Agreement) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time) in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements.

When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives and we may also retain anonymous Information about your use of our Services. Once we disclose some of your personal information to third parties, we cannot access that personal information any longer and cannot force the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to revision from time-to-time at the sole discretion The Explorers Lab. Should such a change be published, you will be notified by e-mail based on the latest email id submitted by you or the id submitted by you at the time of registering for your Account. Post such a change in this Policy, IF YOU CHOOSE TO DISAGREE YOU MUST DISCONTINUE USAGE OF THE EXPLORERS LAB WEBSITE IN NO MORE THAN 7 DAYS. Your continued usage, will be considered as an acknowledgement and agreement to be bound by the he terms and conditions of such changes.

How to Contact Us

You may have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, to address which you may drop us a line at explore@theexplorerslab.com.