Privacy Plolicy

Bayaan Academy is a virtual school for grades 3 to 12 based in Maryland, US. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information when you visit our website or use our services. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

What information do we collect?

We may collect personal information from you when you:

– Register for an account on our website or enroll in our courses

– Provide feedback or participate in surveys, contests, or promotions

– Contact us via email, phone, or other means

– Use our website or services

The personal information we collect may include:

– Your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and other contact details

– Your date of birth, gender, grade level, and other demographic information

– Your academic records, transcripts, test scores, and other educational information

– Your payment information, such as credit card number, billing address, and transaction history

– Your preferences, interests, feedback, and opinions

– Your IP address, browser type, device type, operating system, and other technical information

– Your browsing history, pages viewed, links clicked, and other usage data

How do we use your information?

We may use your personal information for various purposes, such as:

– To provide you with our website and services and to improve their quality and functionality

– To communicate with you about your account, courses, updates, offers, and newsletters

– To process your payments and transactions and to prevent fraud and abuse

– To personalize your experience and to tailor our content and advertising to your interests

– To conduct research and analysis and to measure our performance and effectiveness

– To comply with our legal obligations and to protect our rights and interests

How do we share your information?

– To our teachers, staff and service providers who need access to personal information to perform their duties and responsibilities in relation to our Services.

– To third-party partners who provide educational content, tools, resources or services that are integrated with our Services or that we use to enhance our Services. These partners may have their own privacy policies that govern how they use personal information that we share with them.

– To other schools or educational institutions that you transfer to or enroll in after leaving Bayaan Academy. We may share your education records with these entities upon your request or with your parent/guardian’s consent.

– To authorized representatives of federal or state agencies that have legal authority to access education records for audit, evaluation or enforcement purposes.

– To other parties as required by law or court order or as necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of Bayaan Academy, our users or others.

We transfer personal information to various locations where we operate or where our service providers are located. Some of these locations may be outside of your state or country and may have different data protection laws than your jurisdiction. We take appropriate measures to ensure that personal information is transferred securely and in compliance with applicable laws.

We store personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it. We take reasonable steps to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure,

modification or destruction using physical,

technical and administrative safeguards.

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it or as required.. We take reasonable steps to delete or de-identify personal information when it is no longer needed.

No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

How do we protect your information?

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We use encryption technology to secure your data in transit and at rest. We limit access to your data to only those employees or agents who need it to perform their duties. We also educate our staff on data security best practices and policies.

However, no method of transmission or storage is completely secure and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account credentials and for notifying us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized activity on your account.

How do we respect your choices?

We respect your choices regarding your personal information. You may:

– Access, update, correct, or delete your personal information by logging into your account or contacting us

– Opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by following the unsubscribe link in the email or contacting us

– Adjust your browser settings to block or delete cookies or other tracking technologies

– Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices

How do we update this Privacy Policy?

We collect personal information from our users only for the purposes of providing and improving our online education services, such as registering for courses, accessing course materials, participating in online activities, communicating with instructors and peers, receiving feedback and support, and obtaining certificates of completion. We do not sell, rent or share our users’ personal information with third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.

We use reasonable security measures to protect our users’ personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or loss. We encrypt our users’ data in transit and at rest, use secure servers and firewalls, limit access to authorized personnel only, and conduct regular security audits and reviews. We also require our users to create strong passwords and keep them confidential.

We respect our users’ choices and rights regarding their personal information. We provide our users with access to their personal information and allow them to update, correct or delete it as needed. We also honor our users’ requests to opt out of receiving promotional communications from us or to withdraw their consent to our collection and use of their personal information.

We may update this policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or in the applicable laws and regulations. We will notify our users of any material changes by posting a notice on our website or by sending an email to the address provided by the user. We encourage our users to review this policy periodically to stay informed about how we protect their personal information.

How do you contact us?

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at:  [email protected]