Effective date: 24th of May, 2021
There are three general scenarios when Socratic collects and processes your personal information:
We call this personal information Customer Account Data.
Data protection or privacy laws in certain jurisdictions, like the European Economic Area (EEA), differentiate between “Controllers” and “Processors” of personal information. A Controller decides why and how to process personal information. A Processor processes personal information on behalf of a Controller based on the Controller’s instructions.When Socratic processes your Customer Account Data, Socratic is acting as a Controller. Broadly speaking, we use Customer Account Data to further our legitimate interests to:
When you visit our website or request more information about Socratic, we collect information automatically using tracking technologies, like cookies, and through web forms where you type in your information. We collect this information to fulfill request made through the web forms, to learn more about who is interested in our Products, and to improve the navigation experience and content of our web properties.
Information You Share Directly
Socratic’s public-facing websites allow you to fill out and submit web forms to express interest in our product, ask to be contacted by our Sales Team, sign up for our blog or newsletter, register for an event, or take a survey. The specific personal information requested on these forms will vary based on the purpose of the form. We will ask you for the information necessary for us to complete the request made via the form (for example, we will ask you for your email address if you want to sign up for an email newsletter and for your phone number if you want our Sales Team to call you). We may also ask you for additional information to help us understand you better as a customer like your company name, company size, or your role at your company. If you sign up to receive ongoing product or marketing communications from Socratic, like a blog or newsletter, you can always choose to opt-out of further communications using the preferences/unsubscribe link included on any marketing email you receive from Socratic. Alternatively, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate your choice to opt-out.
Information We Collect Automatically
You may share personal information, like your contact details, with a member of our Sales or Customer Support Team when you communicate with them. We keep a record of this interaction.
If you contact our Sales or Customer Support Teams, those teams keep a record of that communication, including your contact details and other information you share during the course of the communication. We store this information to help us keep track of the inquiries we receive from you so we can improve our Products and quality of support, and to provide training to team members. This information also helps our teams manage our ongoing relationships with our customers.
Because we store a record of these communications, please be thoughtful about what information you share with our Sales and Customer Support Teams. While we will take appropriate measures to protect any sensitive information you share with us, it is best to avoid sharing any personal or other sensitive information in these communications not necessary for these teams to assist you.
When your company requests a Socratic account, we ask for certain information like your contact details and billing information so we can communicate with you and so you can pay for our products and services. Your company also provides user names and roles so we can grant product access to the correct individuals. We additionally collect some information automatically, like your IP address and user name, when you log in to your account and use the product. We use this to understand who is using the Products and how, and to detect, prevent and investigate security incidents.
Information You Share Directly: When your company requests a pilot or decides to become a customer, you’ll be asked to give us your name, job title, email address, phone number, your company name and physical address. We collect this information so we know who you are, we can communicate with you about your account(s), and we can recognize you when you communicate with us for questions, support or otherwise.
We also use your email address to send you information about the product, or other Socratic services or events in which we think you may be interested. You can opt out of further marketing communications through the preferences/unsubscribe link included on any marketing email you receive from Socratic. Or, you can contact email@example.com to communicate your choice to opt-out.
When you decide to become a paying customer, we’ll ask you to provide your billing address and other relevant payment details. We store this information so we can bill you for your use of our products and services. Your billing address may also be used by Socratic for tax calculation and audit purposes.
While the data collection technologies we use may change from time to time, they generally fall into the following categories:
Although most browsers and devices accept Cookies and other data collection technologies by default, their settings usually allow you to clear or decline Cookies. If you disable Cookies, some of the features of our Products may not be available or function properly.
We store data locally on your device to enhance the user experience on our Products. For example, browser local storage allows us to save the state of your current page so that when you return at a later time or refresh the browser, the page will remain the same. We may also use browser local storage to mark once a user has seen content like notifications, new feature announcements or the onboarding flow so that the user only sees the content one time.
We use web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, or web bugs) along with cookies to gather data about use of the Products and interaction with emails from us. Web beacons are clear electronic images embedded in web pages that can recognize certain types of data on your computer, like cookies, when you view a particular website tied to the web beacon. For example, we may put web beacons in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to the Socratic website. We use web beacons to operate and improve our website and email communications.
We may collect information about you, as our customer or potential customer, from publicly-available sources so we can understand our customer and market base better.
We may use publicly-available information about you through services like LinkedIn, or we may obtain information about your company from third party providers to help us understand our customer base better, such as your industry, the size of your company, and your company’s website URL.
Socratic will store your Customer Account Data as long as needed to provide you with our services and to operate our business. If you ask Socratic to delete specific personal information from your Customer Account Data (see ‘How To Make Choices About Your Customer Account Data’ below), we will honor this request unless deleting that information prevents us from carrying out necessary business functions, like billing for our services, investigating claims, incidents, or potential fraud, calculating taxes, conducting required audits, or as otherwise required by law.
To request closure or deletion of your Socratic account, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You should know that closure and/or deletion of your Socratic account will result in you permanently losing access to your account and data in the account. Please note that certain information associated with your account may nonetheless remain on Socratic’s servers in an aggregated form that does not identify you. Similarly, data, including personal information, associated with your account that we are required to maintain for legal purposes or for necessary business operations (see “How Long We Store Your Customer Account Data” section above) will be retained after account closure until no longer needed.
You can choose not to receive promotional emails from Socratic by following the unsubscribe/preferences instructions in those emails. You can also opt-out by contacting email@example.com. Please note that even if you opt out of promotional communications, we may still send you non-promotional messages relating to things like updates to our terms of service or privacy notices, security alerts, and other notices relating to your access to or use of our Products.
The opt-out tools listed in the last three bullets are provided by third parties, not Socratic. We do not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools.
In addition, you can express other choices about your Customer Account Data (i.e., accessing it, deleting it, restricting its use, or withdrawing consent for its use) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not sell or allow your Customer Account Data to be used by third parties for their own marketing purposes, unless you ask us to do so. Further, we do not sell your Source System Data, and we do not share it with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
We may share your Personal Information for the reason(s) disclosed to you at the time we collect it, with your consent, as well as in the following ways:
We use reasonable organizational and technical security measures designed to preserve the security of your Personal Data, including without limitation, encryption technologies and authentication tools. Note, however, that no data transmitted over the Internet is 100% secure and any information disclosed online can potentially be collected and used by parties other than the intended recipient. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our Products.
We manage our Products through our teams in the United States. We acknowledge that the data protection laws may be different from country to country, and may not provide the same level of protection. If you visit our Products or contact us from outside of the United States, please be advised:
We respect the privacy of children. Our Products are not designed to attract an audience younger than 18, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 18. Please contact email@example.com if you believe we may have collected information from a person who is underage, and we will work to promptly delete it.
Under California laws, California residents can request information from us whether we have disclosed Personal Data to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. We will not sell or share your personal information with third-party companies for their direct marketing purposes. California residents desiring to request further information about our compliance with these laws or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We provide links to third party websites operated by organizations not affiliated with Socratic. We do not disclose your Personal Data to organizations operating such linked third-party websites. We do not review or endorse, and are not responsible for, the privacy practices of these organizations. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you visit. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by Socratic through the Products.
We may change our Privacy Statement from time to time. If we make changes we’ll revise the “Effective” date at the top of this statement, and we may provide additional notice such as on the Socratic website homepage, by notification within the Products, or via the email address we have on file for you. We may also ask you to affirmatively consent to the changes at the time of your next login to the Products. By continuing to use the Products after such notice and/or consent, you agree to be bound by Privacy Statement as modified. If you do not agree with our changes to Privacy Statement, your sole and exclusive remedy will be to discontinue use of the Products.
We welcome your questions and comments about this Privacy Statement or our privacy practices. You can also contact support at email@example.com to exercise your privacy rights under applicable law.