Privacy principles

We know, privacy policies can be boring. But they are very important for protecting your personal data :) Read on to learn more.

  1. For Differ to work properly, we need relevant data. You agree that we can process data about you and how you use our Service.
  2. Differ uses 3rd party services to work, and we may share relevant data with these 3rd parties. Here is a list of our 3rd party data processors.
  3. We care about your privacy and have applied the following security measures to protect it.
Updated 2nd August, 2017 - 6 min read

Privacy policy

In the following paragraphs EdTech Foundry AS, the company developing Differ, is detailing for you, the user, how and to which extent your personal data will be collected by us and processed by us or third parties, and also, how we ensure that your personal data and information is protected. You must accept this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service to use Differ.

1. Who we are

Differ (the “Service”) is a service provided by EdTech Foundry AS (the “Company”). EdTech Foundry is a Norwegian company developing and providing educational products and services including but not limited to software, apps and bots. Contact: legal@edtechfoundry.com. Website: www.edtechfoundry.com. Current address: EdTech Foundry AS, Hoffsveien 6a, 0275 Oslo, Norway.

2. About your information

2.1 Why we collect your information

We need to collect data to provide our Service to our users and Customers, to learn about Service usage in order to improve the Service, and to develop services and products related to education and technology. Without processing personal data, we are unable to provide you with the services you expect when signing up to use the app.

2.2 How we collect your information

We collect personal data the following ways.

The data that you give us: When you sign up and use our Service you will provide us with information such as your email address, your name and your telephone number.

The data that we will get from your use of the Service: When you use our Service, we collect data from your usage, such as data about how you use the Service and messages and content you enter or upload.

If you use our Service as part of a third party organization such as a school or employer, or connect any 3rd party services to our Service, data about you may also be provided to us by these third parties.

2.3 What kind of information we collect

We collect different kind of information that are necessary for the use of our service.

2.3.1 Information about you

When you sign up to and use our Service, we may ask you to enter information about yourself, such as: Full name, Date of Birth, Email address, Phone number, School email address, profile picture, the school you are studying at, groups you are connected to and your device information.

2.3.2 Information about your use of the service

We will collect information from your use of our Service such as: Content, messages, information, text, graphics, videos, or other material shared by you in our Service, and information about how, when and where you are using the Service.

2.3.3 If you are our customer

If you are our customer, we will collect your billing, payment information, and any other information necessary for us to fulfill our obligation to you as a customer, according to the conditions in your customer agreement with us.

2.3.4 We use cookies

We use cookies on our websites and when you access the Service through a web-browser. We store cookies on your device so we can make it easier for you to log in and use our Services.

2.4 Disclosure of your information to 3rd parties

Your data may be accessed by personnel working at or affiliated with EdTech Foundry. Also, data may be disclosed to our 3rd party suppliers when necessary to provide our Services to you. And we may disclose data to other parties when such disclosure is necessary to comply with law, regulation or legal requests.

2.4.1 Public access as default for some of your information

We want to let you know that some of your information is by default public such as your profile picture, username and name, as well as information about your communities such as their names and cover photo. This information may be found by other people on Differ or online.

2.4.2 Sharing your data with other users

Since Differ is a communication app, you can share data with other users on the platform, such as through direct messages, group chats and communities. In doing so, you grant us the right to share this data with these users, whether this is with individuals, groups, communities or public to anyone using the service.

2.4.3 Sharing your data with third party suppliers

We work with 3rd party suppliers in order to operate our Service. You can find an updated list of our suppliers that process personal data on our behalf here. For suppliers outside the European Economic Area, data processing agreements based on EU’s Standard Model Clauses are used to ensure adequate security and protection of your data.

2.4.4 If you activate third party service integrations

If you activate third party service integrations when you use our Service, you grant us the right to transfer data to these third parties on your behalf. We are not responsible for how the third party integrations use the data, therefore we recommend checking their privacy policy before using third party integrations.

2.4.5 Compliance and disclosure to regulatory authorities

The law is the law; therefore if we receive a law enforcement to share or disclose information, we will do so. However where the law permits us to do so, we will provide prior notice to the subject of such a request.

3. How we protect your data

We care about your privacy, and provide security measures to protect it, both technical and legal. You will find those security measures detailed here.

4. Governing law and international transfers

Company’s data processing is governed by Norwegian law, and by Norway’s membership in the EEA, applicable EU Directives and Regulations. Company may transfer and access personal data across national borders. Data transfer to sub-processors outside the EU/EEA are regulated by data processing agreements based on EU’s Standard Model Clauses.

5. Age restriction

The Service is not intended for and should not be used by anyone under the age of thirteen. You represent that you are over the age of 13. If you are not over the age of 13, you may not access or use the Services for any purpose.

6. Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be changed from time to time. As a user of our Service you will be notified about these changes.