Data protection and privacy statement
To the visitors of our website:
To ensure that you feel safe, secure, and comfortable when visiting our website, we have put together the information below regarding how your data are handled.
The party responsible for collection, processing, and use of personal data that are collected when this website is visited is Course Dot Ltd., 2 Struma Str, floor 2, ap.14, 1505 Sofia, Bulgaria
When you visit our website, we store what are known as “use data” temporarily based on Article 6(1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. We use these use data for statistical purposes, to improve the quality of our website, and for security purposes. We also use this information to make it possible to access our website, to monitor and administer our systems, and to improve the design of the website. These purposes also represent legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The data set consists of the following:
- the page from which the file was requested
- the name of the file
- the date and time of the query
- the volume of data transmitted
- the access status (file transferred, file not found)
- the description of the type of Web browser used
- the IP address of the computer that issued the query
The Course Dot Marketplace is an offer to you to obtain continuing education about tech-related topics and adjacent soft skills. It is a marketplace for training sessions, e-learning, online training, books and other training materials.
In case you want to use a white-labeled portal, easier checkout and/or receive newsletter updates from us, registration is required.
As part of the registration process, we need the following required information:
- Email address
- First and last name
We need this information in order to create your account and address you personally.
We use data that you transmit to us within the scope of registration for legal purposes (issue of contracts, payment documents and similar), customer administration, and technical support. You can modify your profile within the account at any time. If you wish to delete your account, all you need to do is write us an email stating your explicit desire to delete your account. Once deleted an account, all data related to it will be removed from our system, with the exclusion of previous purchases and contact form requests.
Disclosure to third parties
Based on Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation, your data will only be disclosed to third parties if this is necessary in order to participate in a course or fulfill a contract. If you purchase an online course from our portfolio that is delivered by one of our partners in their own platform we will disclose your email address, first name, last name and any other relevant information for a separate registration, so that you will be able to consume the video materials you have purchased. Similarly, if you purchase a course led by one of our partners we will disclose to them any required information that might be required in order for you to enroll in the course. The disclosure of data is necessary in order to be able to conduct a smooth on-site training event with you and so that your order can be processed.
Use of Google Analytics
To ensure that our website is designed in line with demand, we create pseudonymous use profiles using Google Analytics based on Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is a product of Google Inc. (“Google”), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies,” meaning text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is typically transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Since we have activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will, however, be truncated beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in isolated cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the United States and only truncated there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website for us, compile reports on website activity, and provide us with further services associated with website use and Internet use. These purposes also represent legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
You can object to the creation of the pseudonymous use profiles at any time. There are several ways to do this:
1. One way of objecting to Web analytics using Google Analytics is to place an opt-out cookie on your computer that tells Google not to store or use your data for purposes of Web analytics. Please note that in the case of this solution, Web analytics will be blocked only as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by your browser. If you want to place the opt-out cookie now, please click here.
2. You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser settings accordingly.
3. Depending on the browser you use, you can install a browser plugin that prevents tracking. To do this, please click here and install the browser plugin accessible there.
You can contact us by email or phone. Your data that arise in this context will only be used to answer your inquiry. Disclosure to third parties will take place only if this is necessary to handle your question or concern. The legal basis for the use of your data generated in the process is Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Course Dot Ltd. has a legitimate interest in being in contact with the users of the website and, where applicable, answering questions that are asked and transmitting information.
Duration of data storage
We will only store your data as long as they are necessary to provide our services and there are no mandatory storage periods that conflict with deletion thereof.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
On our website, you will find links to the social media services Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
If you click these links, you will be taken to the corporate site of Course Dot Ltd. with the relevant social media service. Please note that activating a link means that certain data may be transferred to the provider of the social media service. Examples include:
- Address of the website where the activated link is located
- Date and time of access to the website and/or activation of the link
- Information on the browser and operating system used
- IP address
If you are already logged into the relevant social media service at the time when the link is activated, the provider of the social media service may also be able to determine your username and possibly even your real name from the data transmitted. These data may also be processed in countries outside the European Union by the provider of the social media service. We have no influence over the scope, nature, and purpose of the processing of data by the provider of the social media service.
Please note that with the data mentioned above, the provider of the social media service is able to generate pseudonymized or even individualized use profiles.
The servers of the social media services might be located in the United States and other countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to data protection and privacy rules that generally do not protect personal data to the same degree as is the case in the Member States of the European Union. For further information regarding the use of your data by the social media services integrated into our website, please see the data protection and privacy statements of the respective social media service.
Use of other service providers
Course Dot Ltd. uses service providers to perform certain services and to process some of your data, including for website analysis. These service providers have been selected carefully and the data collected by them is available only to Course Dot Ltd.
To protect your data against undesired access, we use an encryption process on our pages. In this process, your information is transmitted between your computer and our server and vice versa via the Internet using SHA-256 with RSA encryption and 4096 bytes key size. You know this is the case if the lock symbol in your browser’s status bar is closed and the address line starts with https://. We use this encryption on every page of our website.
Your rights as a user
As a user, you have the right to request information on which data regarding you are stored within our organization and to what end this storage takes place. Beyond this, you can correct incorrect data or have data deleted if storing them is not permissible or is no longer required. You have the right to data portability. You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority regarding the data processing that is taking place. The authority with jurisdiction over Course Dot Ltd. is the Commission for Personal Data Protection, 2, Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov blvd. Sofia 1592.