Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of TheSophiaCodeFoundation.org website (this site), and all the services it provides. It explains what information we (The Sophia Code Foundation or the Corporation) collect, how we use that information, how we protect your privacy and the confidentiality of the collected information, and what you can do to opt-out of the information we’ve collected. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us using the following email, contact@thesophiacodefoundation.org.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our site. By accessing or using this site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this site after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that are not affiliated with The Sophia Code Foundation, but whose website, application or content can be accessed through this site. The privacy practices of those third parties are governed by their respective privacy policies.

Other Applicable Privacy Policies

The Corporation uses:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468496
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/help/privacy-policy-complete
Google Tag Manager: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=fr-CA
IngramSpark: http://www.ingramspark.com/privacy-policy
Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/help/instagram/155833707900388
MailChimp: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy
Stripe : https://stripe.com/fr/privacy#translation
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/privacy
WooCommerce: https://automattic.com/privacy/
WordPress: https://fr.wordpress.org/about/privacy/
YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy
DiscipleMedia: https://www.disciplemedia.com/privacy-policy/

Use of private information that you share with these processing vendors is governed by their respective privacy policies.

The site uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, which means that every time you view a page on the site, your browsers also send a request to Google, allowing Google to also collect cookies, pages viewed and computer information independent of our collection. Google’s use of this information is governed by its own privacy policy, https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

We have installed a Facebook tracking conversion pixel. For Facebook’s explanation of how this feature works, see https://www.facebook.com/business/a/online-sales/conversion-tracking. You may install a Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager opt-out browser add-on by going here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB and for users of the Google Chrome browser, you may choose this option as well: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-analytics-opt-out/fllaojicojecljbmefodhfapmkghcbnh?hl=en.

The site uses Zapier as a tool to help automate repetitive tasks between two or more apps without the use of code. When a particular event occurs in one app, Zapier tells another app to perform another action. https://zapier.com/help/account/data-management/data-privacy-at-zapier

The site uses QuickBooks Online, which has tools for accounting, inventory, payroll, tax filing, invoicing, account tracking and reconciliation, expense management, budgeting, payment processing, and accounts receivable /payable management. https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ph/privacy/

Information We Collect

We collect certain information automatically and store it in log files. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of our website, including a history of the pages you view. We use this information to help us design our site to better suit our users’ needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

In addition, we collect information directly from you when you provide it to us (e.g., through the contact form, by creating an account, when emailing us, etc.) and automatically as you navigate through the site such as information collected through cookies, search queries, and responses to surveys we might ask you to complete.

You may provide information to be published or displayed on public areas of the site or that is transmitted to other users of the site or third parties such as information shared during a live stream or other live broadcast (User Contributions). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and we cannot control the actions of other users of the site whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information: (i) to present our website and its contents to you; (ii) to provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us; (iii) to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it; (iv) to provide you with notices about your account; (v) to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection; (vi) to notify you about changes to our site or any products or services we offer or provide through it; (vii) to allow you to participate in interactive features on our site; and (viii) for any other purpose with your consent or as we may describe when you provide the information.

We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences.

When and How We Share Information with Others

Information about your purchases of The Sophia Code Foundation products and services are maintained in association with your membership or profile account. The personal information that the Corporation collects from you is stored in one or more databases hosted by third parties. These third parties do not use or have access to your personal information for any purpose other than cloud storage and retrieval. On occasion, we engage third parties to mail products or written materials that you may have purchased.

WE DO NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES.

Purchases and Billing Information

The Sophia Code Foundation has partnered with various ecommerce and other fulfillment platforms, as more fully set forth above in the Other Applicable Privacy Policies section, to enable you to safely and securely make payments for products and services purchased through this site. When you pay for a service, these e-commerce platforms require that you provide them with personally identifiable information (PII), which may include your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address. Where we receive this information, we may use it for lawful purposes, such as performance of our contractual obligations, legitimate commercial interests (e.g., marketing), and compliance with our legal obligations. We never directly receive or handle any of your credit card information, and we do not share your PII with any third parties.

Sharing or Disclosing Information

Information about our customers is an important part of our business. We do not otherwise reveal your personal data to non-Corporation persons or businesses for their independent use unless: (1) you request or authorize it; (2) it’s in connection with The Sophia Code Foundation-hosted and co-sponsored conferences; (3) the information is provided to comply with the law (for example, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena, or court order), enforce an agreement we have with you, or to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our employees or others; (4) the information is provided to our agents, vendors or service providers who perform functions on our behalf; (5) to address emergencies or acts of God; or (6) to address disputes, claims, or to persons demonstrating legal authority to act on your behalf. We may also gather aggregated data about our members and site visitors and disclose the results of such aggregated (but not personally identifiable) information to our partners, service providers, advertisers, and/or other third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.

The Corporation website uses interfaces with social media sites, including Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/policy.php; and Instagram, https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875. If you choose to “like” or share information from the The Sophia Code Foundation website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your site visit to your personal data.

Cookies, Pages Viewed and Computer Information

The Sophia Code Foundation may set and access cookies on your receiving device. We use cookies to improve your user experience on the site, if you configure your browser to ignore cookies it may affect the site’s functionality. The site uses session cookies, which are erased when you close your browser and do not collect information from your computer. These cookies typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify you. The site also uses persistent cookies, which are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e. based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them. These cookies are used to collect information about you, such as your Web surfing behavior or preferences for a particular site. In addition, every time you view a page on the site, your browser sends some information about the requested page, such as the address of the page, and the language and format in which you would prefer to receive it, as well as information about your computer, such as IP address, and the type and version of your browser and operating system. Please see our cookie notice for more specifics about the use of cookies on our site.

Security of your Information

To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of this Site, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees’ privacy responsibilities.

Data Storage and Retention

Your personal data is stored by the Corporation on its servers, and on the servers of the cloud-based database management services that the Corporation engages. Your data is retained for the duration of your business relationship with The Sophia Code Foundation, and for a period of time thereafter to allow you to recover accounts if you decide to renew, to analyze the data for the Corporation’s own operations, and for historical and archiving purposes. For more information on where and how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure and portability, please contact contact@thesophiacodefoundation.org.

Children

This site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. The Corporation does not knowingly solicit any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. In addition, we do not knowingly obtain, retain or use information from anyone who indicates that he or she is under the age of 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information form or about a child under 13, please contact us at contact@thesophiacodefoundation.org.

Choice of Law

If any disputes arise between us regarding your use of the site, such disputes shall be resolved according to the laws of the State of Arizona, USA, without regard to its choice-of-law provisions and the relevant state and federal courts with jurisdiction closest to Phoenix, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims arising under or related to this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

In order to serve you better, we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we change the policy, we will post the new policy at this same page address and we will clear our servers of any previously provided consent. You will be asked to opt-in and reaffirm your consent when you return to this website.

Last updated: April 15, 2024

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