Privacy Policy

Effective date: April 2nd, 2022

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and disclose personal data, and what choices you have with respect to your data.

By using “we”, “our” and “us” in this context, we refer to the entity EdTech Foundry AS, the Norwegian company with registration number NO998716454 (the “Company”), that operates the Differ Services and acts as the controller or processor of your data as explained in more detail below.

Applicability of this privacy policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the Company’s online tools and platforms, including the associated Differ mobile and desktop applications (collectively, the “Services”), Differ.chat and other Company websites (collectively, the “Websites”) and other interactions (e.g., customer service inquiries etc.) you may have with the Company. If you do not agree with the terms, do not access or use the Services, Websites or any other aspect of the Company’s business.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third party applications or software that integrate with the Services (“Third Party Services”), or any other third party products, services or businesses.

Why we process Data

We collect and process personal data in furtherance of our legitimate interests in operating our Services, Websites and business. More specifically, we process data to provide, update, maintain, protect and improve our Services, Websites and business. This includes use of personal data to:

  1. Provide our Services to you
  2. Support delivery of the Services under a Customer Agreement
  3. Prevent or address service errors, security or technical issues, analyze and monitor usage, trends and other activities
  4. Communicate with you respond to your requests, comments and questions, or send you relevant information
  5. Improve our Services by updating existing features and/or developing new features
  6. Perform billing and account administration
  7. Comply with applicable law, legal processes and regulation

If data is aggregated or de-identified so it is no longer reasonably associated with an identified or identifiable natural person, Company may use it for any business purpose. To the extent data is associated with an identified or identifiable natural person and is protected as personal data under applicable data protection law, it is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Personal Data.”

The Personal Data we collect and receive

Company may collect and receive different categories of Personal Data in a variety of ways (collectively, the “Data”)

Account details. To create or update your account, you or your institution (e.g., your university or employer) supply Company with data such as phone number, email address, password, profile photo and/or similar account details. In addition, Customers that purchase a paid version of the Services provide Company (or its payment processors) with billing details such as credit card information, banking information and/or a billing address.

User content. When using the Services, you may create/enter/upload data such as text messages, photos, files, links, voice recordings, video calls, conversations, communities and/or other user generated content, and share this with other users of the Services, and/or publicly online.

Usage data. When using the Services, the Services logs activities such as user sessions, navigation, messages sent, files uploaded, conversations created, communities created and/or similar log data. In relation to this activity, the Services may also store and process metadata such as date and time, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser information, device information, location information and/or similar.

Cookie information. We may use cookies and similar technologies in our Websites and Services that help us collect Data. See our cookie policy for more information.

Third party data. You or the admins of your conversations, communities and institutions may choose to permit or restrict Third Party Services for your accounts, conversations, communities, institutions or similar. Typically, Third Party Services are software that integrate with our Services. Once enabled, Company is authorized to connect and access Data made available by the Third Party Service to facilitate the integration.

Contact information. In accordance with the consent process provided by your device, any contact information that you choose to import (such as an address book from a device) is collected when using the Services.

Additional Information provided to Company. We may receive Data when submitted to our Websites or if you participate in user research, contests, events, apply for a job, request support, interact with our social media accounts or otherwise communicate with Company.

Generally, no one is under a statutory or contractual obligation to provide any Data. However, certain Data is collected automatically and, if some Data, such as account details, is not provided, we may be unable to provide the Services.