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Privacy Policy

CourseMerit.com has established this privacy policy to explain how your information is protected, collected and used. This document may be updated from time to time and CourseMerit will provide notice of any changes to this privacy policy by messaging its users and/or posting notice on the site.
 
1. What data does CourseMerit collect and process?
 
CourseMerit Profile:
If you want to upload or download Study documents through the Platform, you are required to create a Profile. When you are creating a Profile, you will be asked to disclose certain data about yourself. You are not obliged to disclose all data, but the following data is required:
 
Upload:
a valid email address, username and password, your name.
 
Download:
a valid email address.
 
You can also choose to log in using your Facebook profile. You will have to allow CourseMerit one-time only access to a limited number of data from your Facebook profile, namely, your email address, first and last name. You may amend the data you have disclosed in the Profile at all times.
 
If you no longer want your personal data to be used for this purpose, you can withdraw your consent by sending a message to privacy@coursemerit.com.
 
Newsletters:
CourseMerit may keep you posted about special offers it organises by means of its newsletter. The newsletter is sent on a regular basis. If you have subscribed to the newsletter, CourseMerit will use the email address you have submitted to send the newsletter. CourseMerit may also use your name and/or gender to personalise the newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can opt out by unticking 'Newsletter' in your Profile. Also, each separate newsletter contains the option to opt out. If you do decide to opt out, CourseMerit advises you to keep an eye on the Platform to see whether there are any new special offers.
 
CourseMerit processes your email address for direct-marketing purposes based on its legitimate interest in order to be able to send you the newsletter.
 
Email Notifications. You will receive emails;
               a. A copy of the purchased solution(s) in your registered mailbox
               b. When you sign-up
               c. When someone posts a Solution to your Request
               d. When someone buys a Solution
               e. When you affiliate purchases any solution on our site
               f. When a user sends you a message
               g. Other emails sent by the system to keep you updated
 
Personal offers:
Based on the personal data CourseMerit collects, CourseMerit may make personalised offers to you by means of emails or by drawing your attention to the personal offer in the Portal.
 
To do this, we use:
- the products you buy and the amounts you spend;
- your browsing behaviour on the website; and
- data we collect using cookies.
Your personal data will only be used in this way if you have given your consent for it. If you no longer want your personal data to be used for this purpose, you can withdraw your consent by sending a message to support@coursemerit.com or by changing your email settings in your Profile.
 
2. What are cookies and how does CourseMerit use them?
 
In providing the Platform, CourseMerit uses cookies which your browser saves on your computer or device ("Device"). Cookies are small pieces of data that CourseMerit's server transmits to your browser; the idea is that this data is then transmitted back to CourseMerit's server on your next visit. By using cookies, our Platform is able to recognise you when you revisit it, and the Platform can be personalised to your needs. Cookies therefore help you save time. Cookies cannot spread viruses.
 
Functional cookies:
CourseMerit uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to provide you with the services and features you have requested. For example, functional cookies enable you to log in to the Platform just once and ensure that you are not asked to log in again on every page you visit. It is not possible to disable functional cookies.
 
Analytic cookies:
To collect web statistics on the use of and visits to the Platform, CourseMerit uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics installs a persistent cookie on your Device. This cookie records your use of the Platform. That data is then analysed by Google and it subsequently sends the results to CourseMerit. In this way, CourseMerit develops an understanding of the manner in which the Platform is used and can then adjust the Platform and/or its services based on that data. Google may disclose this data to third parties if it is statutorily required to do so and/or if third parties process the data on Google's behalf. Google may not use the data for other services offered by Google.
 
Social plug-ins:
The Platform provides access to various social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Using these "social plug-ins", you can share information with or recommend information on the Platform to other people. When you visit a web page that has the social plug-ins of these social media, third parties will install cookies on your Device. These cookies will collect, among other things, data about your browser and the websites you have visited with your IP address.
 
The use of the cookies that are installed on the Platform via the social plug-ins is subject to further third-party terms and conditions. CourseMerit does not assume any responsibility or liability for those third-party terms and conditions. CourseMerit refers you to the terms and conditions of those parties.
 
Deleting cookies:
You are at all times entitled to withdraw the consent you have given to CourseMerit to install and read cookies. To do so, you will need to change your browser settings so that it no longer accepts cookies and/or you will need to disable all the cookies that have already been installed on your browser. In such event, however, you may no longer be able to use or fully use all the features of the Platform or you may be denied access to the Platform or sections of it. For more information on enabling or disabling cookies, go to your browser's Help menu.
 
If you have enabled cookies and you are on a publicly accessible computer, CourseMerit advises you to log out when you leave the computer unattended, in order to maintain the confidentiality of your password and username.
 

3. Disclosure to third parties

 

Without your explicit consent, CourseMerit will not disclose your personal data to third parties for direct-marketing purposes (e.g. to send promotional material).
 
The Platform may contain hyperlinks that lead you away from the Platform and take you to third-party websites. CourseMerit has no control over the third-party websites to which its website is linked. This means that the use of these third-party websites may be governed by different privacy policies. This Privacy Statement relates solely to personal data obtained through the Platform. CourseMerit does not assume any responsibility or liability for the operation and/or contents of third-party websites.
 

4. How does CourseMerit protect personal data?

 
CourseMerit has implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss or any form of unlawful processing.
 
For example, the Platform is protected in such a way that it cannot be accessed without login codes. Your personal data is protected against unwanted use by means of a username and a password. Furthermore, communications with the Platform itself are protected as well. This security is evidenced by the inclusion of 'https' in the browser's URL (the web address bar).
 
5 Retention of data
 
CourseMerit will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the personal data has been collected.If you want to delete yout personal data then you can request us by sending a message to privacy@coursemerit.com.
 

6. Is this Privacy Statement subject to change?

 

This Privacy Statement is subject to change. Any changes will be communicated through the Platform. The Privacy Statement was last updated on Sep 07th, 2021.
 

7. Questions or complaints?

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please send an email to support@coursemerit.com.