Welcome to the ChallengeU interactive educational services (the “Services”) which may be accessed from our websites including but not limited to www.challengeu.com, and any and all subdomains and subpages thereof (the “Websites”). We hope you enjoy your visit to our Websites and / or use of the Services.
The Websites and Services are owned and operated by ChallengeU Inc. (“ChallengeU”), a duly-incorporated corporation located at 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, DE, 19808. Where this Policy refers to “ChallengeU” it may refer to ChallengeU Inc. and / or its affiliates, and / or their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, partners, principals, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively “Representatives”), depending on the context. Any reference to “we”, “our”, or “us” in this Policy shall also refer to ChallengeU and / or its Representatives. In this Policy, a Website visitor or Services user may be referred to as “you” or “your
If you have any questions about the Policy or if you wish to inquire about and / or access any Personal Information ChallengeU holds about you, please contact
ChallengeU Privacy Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
ChallengeU Privacy Officer
2920 W. Broad Street, Suite F4
Richmond, VA, 23230
ChallengeU takes your privacy and security of Personal Information very seriously. We have provided a secure environment and this strict Policy that describes the limited ways the information is used and the limited access to such information.
This Policy covers the treatment of personally-identifiable information, i.e. any information that identifies an individual, or can be used in conjunction with other information to identify an individual (“Personal Information”), when you voluntarily submit this information and other information gathered by ChallengeU when you are using or accessing the Websites or Services. This Policy also covers ChallengeU’s treatment of any Personal Information that ChallengeU may share with its business partners or other third parties under very limited circumstances.
This Policy does not apply to the general practices and treatment of information (whether personal or not) by third parties that ChallengeU does not own or control, including but not limited to any third-party websites or services that you elect to access through the Websites or Services or via a link from the Websites or Services (“Third-Party Services”), or to individuals that ChallengeU does not manage or employ. While we attempt to facilitate access or link only to those Third-Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third-Party Services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third-Party Services you access.
Finally, this Policy does not cover any Personal Information you send to ChallengeU via any non-secured mode of communications such as instant messenger, Facebook or Twitter, as communications via these methods may be subject to interception, loss, or alteration. While we welcome your comments and suggestions sent to us in this manner, we encourage you to carefully examine what Personal Information you send to ChallengeU via these methods.
When we collect Personal Information, we do not know the age of our users, and we would never knowingly collect Personal Information from someone under 13 years of age. If we discover we have inadvertently gathered Personal Information from a minor under 13 years of age, we will take the necessary measures to promptly delete such Personal Information from our records.
ChallengeU does not, as a matter of course, gather any of your Personal Information while you are visiting a Website or using the Services, unless you are asked to provide such information, for example by submitting your contact information or signing up for an account. Personal Information is only gathered with your informed consent. Where you have provided Personal Information, it will only be used for the stated purpose or use, as described in the next section of this Policy.
ChallengeU uses only industry best practices (physical, electronic and procedural) in keeping any data collected (including Personal Information) secure. We have implemented very strict technical and organisational procedures for ensuring that, by default, only Personal Information which are necessary for each specific purpose are used by us. These procedures prevent your Personal Information from being lost; or used or accessed in any unauthorised way. In addition, ChallengeU uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to host the Websites and run the Services, and these third parties have been selected for their high standards of security, both electronic and physical. For example, ChallengeU uses Amazon AWS, a recognized leader in secure data, for hosting of the Website and Services, and storage of information (including Personal Information). Please note that these third parties may not be located in your home jurisdiction – see the “Transfer of Personal Information Outside Your Home Jurisdiction” section further in this Policy for more information.
Except as provided in the next paragraph and the next three sections in this Policy, ChallengeU does not divulge any Personal Information gathered via the Websites or Services to third parties. Moreover, ChallengeU does not sell, rent, trade or license any Personal Information regarding its users to third parties. Only the Representatives and subcontractors of ChallengeU (or of ChallengeU’s affiliates’) are responsible for the management and development of the Websites and Services, and only these individuals have access to the information collected there. These Representatives and subcontractors all have been instructed to comply with the Policy and are under a contractual duty to do so.
ChallengeU currently uses MailChimp and/or Hubspot to send out and manage our newsletter, marketing emails and marketing communication related to our educational services. Personal Information is transferred to MailChimp and/or Hubspot in order for our communications to function properly. Your Personal Information is only used for the proper sending out of the communication such as email; MailChimp and Hubspot does not use this Personal Information for any other purpose and will not transfer or sell your Personal Information to any other third party. You may unsubscribe from receiving these emails or communication from us at any time by following the link at the bottom of any email and communication sent to you.
ChallengeU also uses a third party, Postmark, to send out transactional emails that are required to use the Services. Again, your Personal Information is only used for the proper sending out of the emails; Postmark does not use this Personal Information for any other purpose and will not transfer or sell your Personal Information to any other third party.
ChallengeU’s practices with regards to its email practices are designed to be compliant with anti-spam laws, specifically the law unofficially called “CASL”, or Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, as well as the American CAN-SPAM Act. If you believe you have received email in violation of these laws, please contact us using the contact information further up in this Policy.
ChallengeU automatically collects certain information using third-party analytics programs including Google Analytics to help us understand how our users use the Websites and Services, but none of this information identifies you personally. For example, each time you visit a Website or use the Services, we automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type, access times, the web page from which you came, and the web page(s) you access (as applicable). We use information collected in this manner only to better understand your needs and the needs of the Websites and Services and their users in the aggregate. ChallengeU also makes use of information gathered for statistical purposes to keep track of the number of visits to the Websites and Services and the specific pages on the Websites and Services with a view to introducing improvements.
Your IP address and other relevant information may be used in order to trace any fraudulent or criminal activity, or any activity in violation of any Terms of Service or any other agreement signed with ChallengeU.
In addition to the information collected by the analytics programs as described in the previous section, we may also generate, use and disclose aggregated and / or anonymized information and statistics about the Services and Services users for the purposes described in this section. No user of the Services will be individually identifiable from these aggregated and / or anonymized information and statistics.
You have the right to: (i) verify what Personal Information ChallengeU holds about you; (ii) ask for your Personal Information to be corrected or updated; and (iii) withdraw your consent to the use by ChallengeU of your Personal Information and have it deleted from our records. If you wish to inquire about and verify and / or correct Personal Information ChallengeU holds about you, or if you wish to have all your Personal Information permanently deleted from our records, please contact us using the contact information further up in this Policy. Please note that deletion of your Personal Information may make it impossible for you to use the Services, or certain portions thereof. If you request deletion of your Personal Information, ChallengeU reserves the right to retain some of your Personal Information for a reasonable time in order to satisfy our legal obligations, or where we reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.
Services users may access certain of the Services from any country in the world. However, the Services are not intended for users in the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Anyone using the Services from the EEA does so at their own risk, and the risk to their Personal Information.
ChallengeU and its third-party vendors, including service providers and hosting partners, are located in Canada and the United States. You acknowledge that ChallengeU and our third-party vendors may be located in jurisdictions or countries where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your home country, state, province or other governmental jurisdiction, and consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to such countries.
Services users in Canada will have their Personal Information Stored in Canada, while Services users in the United States will have their personal Information stored in the United States.
Despite ChallengeU’s best efforts to ensure that third parties will not access or obtain your Personal Information, complete confidentiality and security cannot currently be guaranteed on the Internet. Communication via the Internet is subject to interception, loss, or alteration. You acknowledge and agree that ChallengeU cannot be held responsible for damages resulting from the transmission of confidential information or Personal Information over the Internet and that such communications are at your own risk.
Users of certain Services may post, submit and exchange content and information on areas of the Services that are accessible to other users, if they decide to do so. You should exercise caution if you choose to disclose Personal Information in a publicly accessible area. You are solely responsible for any Personal Information that you disclose and disseminate on publicly accessible areas of the Services.
This Policy and ChallengeU’s practices in general are designed to be in compliance with USA Children’s Online PRivacy Protection, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”, S.C. 2000, c. 5) and Quebec’s An Act Respecting the Protection Of Personal Information in the Private Sector (R.S.Q. c. P-39.1) and other Federal and state Privacy laws. If you have any questions regarding this compliance, please contact us using the contact information further up in this Policy.
ChallengeU reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to modify or replace any of the Policy. Any changes to the Policy can be found at this URL. It is your responsibility to check the Policy periodically for changes. Your use of a Website or the Services following the posting of any changes to the Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes. If we make any substantial changes to the Policy that materially affect the way we treat your Personal Information, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you by posting a prominent notice when you log in to the Services for the first time following those changes and / or posting a prominent notice on the Websites.