Privacy Policy

Kodeclik Privacy Policy

Kodeclik Inc. offers online courses, summer camps, workshops, and other events teaching coding and programming fundamentals to young aspiring children of different ages. This document outlines our privacy policy.

We at Kodeclik Inc. (hereinafter referred to variously as “Kodeclik”, “we”, “us”, “our”) take the privacy of our customers (hereinafter referred to variously as “you”, “your”) seriously. By accessing our site and using our services provided either here or offline, you consent to the policies outlined in this privacy document, including the collection, use, analysis, and disclosure of data as described below.

1. Information requested from you

In the process of registration, information requested from parents includes (but is not limited to): i) name, email address, postal address, phone numbers, and other contact information for the parent, ii) names, ages, and genders of the children, iii) billing information such as credit card number, expiration date, and address associated with a credit card, iv) user names to third-party websites (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google) and permissions to access credentialed information through such sites.  Note: Children may not directly create accounts and we only allow the creation of child accounts through a parent’s login access to our site.

2. Information collected from your interactions

As a parent or child interacts with Kodeclik courses either online or in person, information through such interactions will be gathered. Such information includes (but is not limited to): i) type of computer, operating system, ISP, IP address, web address through which the access happens, ii) sequence of courses, video lectures, quizzes, assignments, and projects participated in, iii) programs, code blocks, animations, games either coded in an environment or emailed to us in separate communications.

To personalize your online user experience, Kodeclik might also gather information collected through cookies or similar technologies. You have the option to decline the use of cookies by adjusting the settings in your browser. If you choose to do so, you might not experience the full personalized experience that Kodeclik offers and some functionality such as registering for courses and maintaining session persistence might not work as intended. Our third party partners might also forward cookies through your interactions with Kodeclik when you click on pages and links on our site. We will ensure that these cookies and ads do not contain any behaviorally targeted ads aimed at children.

If you contact us by email, we keep a record of the email interaction.

We might send surveys to you but these are opt-in.

3. What we do with information gathered

Information gathered by Kodeclik Inc. can or will be used to i) verify that you have the appropriate credentials to access our site and services through password-reset and verification emails ii) personalize your interactions and customize your user experience, iii) recommend other Kodeclik Inc. products and services such as courses and video lessons, iv) support improved e-learning, debugging, and enhanced information delivery. We might also use the contact information provided to send you promotional offers or inform you of new services and offerings that are available from Kodeclik. You might also receive email confirmations and updates on your progress as you proceed through Kodeclik courses and lessons.

4. Who we might share this information with

We will not share, rent, or sell the information collected either explicitly from you or through your interactions with third parties.  We may disclose your personal information to law enforcement organizations or for judicial review if we are required by law to do so or if you or your interactions violate our Terms of Service.

5. How we ensure security of your information 

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. Kodeclik is hosted on a cloud computing platform with numerous security features such as multi-factor authentication, access control lists, virtual private clouds, and subnets. If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards. As industry standards evolve, Kodeclik strives to ensure that our security precautions and procedures are updated to reflect industry best practices.

Because access to Kodeclik for both parents and children is through password-protected accounts, responsibility for maintaining secure access also involves your cooperation. You are encouraged to follow best practices such as secure passwords and not sharing passwords with other(s). Please do not share your Kodeclik access beyond your children. Please report blog or forum posts that contain this kind of access information and, where applicable, please remind authors of the dangers of doing so.

6. Our commitment to chidren’s privacy

We are steadfastly committed to the privacy of children who access Kodeclik’s services. Children cannot directly register for or access our courses and videos without a parent first creating child accounts and providing access to the account to their children. Through the parent login, access to the site’s services for children can be controlled or curtailed as necessary. Children are not directly targeted through ads or other means since no direct contact information is collected for the children. The site also does not have abilities for children to directly communicate with each other and so the potential for situations such as cyber-bullying is not present. Coding products submitted by one child might be, with the express initiation of the child/parent, shared on the Kodeclik site to foster a sense of community and engagement. When such contributions are shared, no personally identifiable information for the child will be provided alongside the content. Parents are cautioned however that if the child’s login resembles their login on a third party website (Facebook), then one has the ability to link their activity on Kodeclik with the activity on such third party websites.

7. Links

When you click on links on our site, they may direct you away from our site to a third-party website or application. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

8. Third parties

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as the Stripe payment gateway have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Other forms of third parties involve the software that you install on your computer based on instructions in our lessons and courses. Such third party software includes software libraries, software executables, interactive development environments (IDEs), game building environments, animators, programming language implementations, and in general any software that can be used for educational purposes. While Kodeclik takes care to feature only verified and safe third-party software, we are not responsible for malware or other forms of cyber-attacks that originate due to the installation and use of such third party software.

9. Updates to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If Kodeclik is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell services to you.

For more information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information about our privacy policy, contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at privacy@kodeclik.com.

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Kodeclik is an online coding academy for kids and teens to learn real world programming. Kids are introduced to coding in a fun and exciting way and are challeged to higher levels with engaging, high quality content.

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