Privacy Policy

Private Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.learnrobotics.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

Learn Robotics uses Ninja Forms, Cognito Forms, ContactForm7 to collect user information. These plugins DO NOT store your form entries on their site. Form entries are stored in our WordPress database. We have required consent checkboxes on each of our forms to ensure compliance with the GDPR.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how visitors use this site. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. Note the deliberate emphasis of anonymous, as no personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information on this website. The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to Google – not Learn Robotics. This information is processed to compile statistical reports on website activity for this site only. Learn Robotics uses these reports to evaluate aggregate visitor usage so that we can optimize the content, and its marketing, to better meet your needs. This is essential for us to operate this website as a free to use service.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We also use third-party software to manage certain data.

How we protect your data

Learn Robotics is built on WordPress, which as of WordPress 4.9.6, the WordPress core software is GDPR compliant. WordPress core team has added several GDPR enhancements to make sure that WordPress is GDPR compliant. It’s important to note that when we talk about WordPress, we’re talking about self-hosted WordPress.org (see the difference: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org).

Giveaways

When running giveaways, we are collecting your email address so you can collect entries and grow your chance of winning. Email that are saved are also distributed to a 3rd party service: MailChimp. We are using MailChimp to keep your email in one place and contact you after winning or losing.

Third-Party Software used on our website

Email Lists

Email that are saved are also distributed to a 3rd party service: MailChimp. We are using MailChimp to keep your email in one place and contact you after winning or losing.

Event Registrations

We use Event Espresso to collect registrations for events. Data collected by Event Espresso may include but isn’t limited to:

Event Registration Data

We collect information about you during event registration. This information may include but is not limited to:
  • Your names
  • Billing address
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Location and traffic data (including partial IP address and browser type)
  • Any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of processing your registration or ticket purchase
Handling this data also allows us to:
  • Send you important account/purchase/service information.
  • Respond to your queries, refund requests, or complaints.
  • Process payments and prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
  • Set up and administer your account, provide technical and customer support, and to verify your identity.

Billing Information

In order to process payments, we collect billing information on-site. Sensitive billing information is not stored on our server, but may be handled while in-transit to the payment processing server. Please see the privacy policy of Stripe. Masked billing information may be stored on our servers (eg only the last 4 digits of credit card numbers are stored: **** **** **** 1234).

Payment Logging

Site administrators may keep a log of communications with the payment processors in order to verify payments are being processed correctly. These logs are automatically deleted after a week.

Event Registration Cookies

When you begin registering for an event and select a ticket quantity, a cookie will be used to track your registration. This cookie lasts 1 hour.

Email History Data

We keep a record of the emails sent to you. This is to ensure communication is successfully sent and its information is accurate.

Event Check-In Record

When you attend an event, an event manager may record the time you check in or out of the event.

Event Registration Data Retention

Personal data is stored at least until the date of the event, and may be kept indefinitely in case of future registrations.

Event Registration Data Erasure and Export

You have the right to request your personal data be sent to you electronically, and the right to request your registration data be erased after the event. To do so, please contact the event manager or site administrator.

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please email us at privacy@learnrobotics.org or write to us at the following address: Learn Robotics, LLC Attn: Privacy/Legal Department 6361 Talokas Lne STE C140 PMB 149 Columbus, GA 31909 USA Contact information for our Data Protection Officer: Liz Miller, Education Consultant privacy (at) learnrobotics (dot) org