OYOclass Privacy Policy

We made OYOclass so people like you could create or join teaching / learning communities. To make this happen, we collect some information for our users. The OYOclass Team understands how important privacy is to our communities, especially kids and parents. We wrote this privacy policy to explain what information we collect, how we use it, and what we're doing to keep it safe. If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you can contact us.

Please do not share personal contact information, such as your name, physical address, email address, phone number, or anything else that can be used to make contact outside of the OYOclass website. Please report projects, comments, or forum posts that contain this kind of information so the OYOclass team can remove it, and please remind the author of our policy.

What information does OYOclass collect about me?

Account Information: In order to create or join a community, you need to make an account. During account creation, we ask you for a username, birth day, month and year, and your email address (or your parent or guardian's email address if you are under 13 years old). We ask that you select a username that does not disclose your real name or other information that could identify you. Other users can see your username, but not your age or email address.

If you subscribe to a mailing list of a community which is built with OYOclass, your email for subscription can be viewed by the creator (owner) of that community, this information is necessary for the community owner to keep you updated. If you are community owner, you are responsible for using subscribers emails, including not leaking them or spamming them.

User-generated Content:

For all OYOclass users, your profile including the portait, your display user name, skills, bio and tutoring information are stored on the OYOclass servers, and can be viewed by others;

For community creators, all of your community data, including your community name, events, blogs, email campaigns, courses, discussion posts are also stored on the OYOclass servers. Other users can view your published blogs, events, forum posts, courses, along with your community name.

For community members, your joined communities, membership, joined events, discussion posts are stored on the OYOclass servers, and can be viewed by others.

Because the OYOclass Team is responsible for moderation, we have access to all content stored on the OYOclass servers, including unpublished content.

Usage Information: When you use OYOclass, our servers will automatically store a limited amount of information about how you use the website. This information includes a number that identifies your computer (the IP address), which pages you visited, and what browser you are using.

Google Analytics: We also collect some data on where you click and which parts of the site you visit using Google Analytics. This "click data" helps us figure out ways to improve the website. Information collected and processed by Google Analytics includes the user's IP address, network location, and geographic location. Google Analytics acquires all its information directly from the user, by installing a cookie (see below) on your computer, if you have enabled JavaScript. OYOclass does not share any information it collects with Google, and Google does not collect any personal identifying information about you.

Cookies: When you sign in, the OYOclass website or OYOclass generated commuity website asks your browser to put an http "cookie" on your computer. The cookie is actually a small text file that our site can send to your browser for storage on your computer. This allows the website to remember that you are logged in when you go to a different page.

How does OYOclass use my information?

We collect age and gender data so that we know who is using our website.

We will use your email address to respond to messages you send us or to communicate with you about OYOclass service or your account.

If we detect repeated abusive behavior from your account or IP address, we may share your account name, IP address, and the time and content of the abusive behavior with the IP address owner (such as a school or internet service provided).

We may use de-identified location, age, gender, and usage data in research studies intended to improve our understanding of how people learn with OYOclass. The results of this research are shared with educators and researchers through conferences, journals, and other publications. You can find out more on our Research page.

We may disclose certain of the information we collect to third-party service providers that help us manage communications to and from OYOclass website and improve website performance. We are satisfied that these service providers have privacy policies that restrict them from further disclosing any of your information.

How can I update my personal information?

You can update your password, email address, and country through the Account Settings page. You can also reset your password through the Password Reset page. You cannot change your login username, but you can change your display name.

How does OYOclass protect my information?

OYOclass has in place physical and electronic procedures to protect the information we collect on OYOclass website. We strictly limit individual access to the OYOclass servers and the data we store on them. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot completely guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Notifications of Changes to the Privacy Policy

We review our security measures and Privacy Policy on a periodic basis, and we may modify our policies as appropriate. We may also change or update our Privacy Policy if we add new services or features. If we make any changes to our privacy practices, we will amend this Privacy Policy accordingly and post the amended policy on OYOclass website. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis.