Last Updated: 04/13/2018
If you access information on Andela websites, the following basic information is automatically collected from you by our servers or to that of our third parties:
Any pages you visit, including the information you request:
The information collected by accessing our site is not used to track the individuals, their browsing, or their access to our site. The information is collected and used only for technical improvements and statistical analysis of our site. We may, as necessary, disclose this information or any other information that may identify you to state and local authorities or law enforcement as required under law or by court order.
Use or access to our website does not require you to provide any personal information. If you chose to provide us with any personal information through email, filling out any form and submitting it through our site, links through our sites to partner sites, or through any links for partnership or employment opportunities, we will use the information provided to respond to your request.
Andela stores, maintains, processes, and/or handles PII data as necessary to perform its business functions for our employees. We also receive personal information from our Partners (Clients) to perform services for them. Any PII used for such purposes will be limited to access by only those who require it given their job function at Andela, and except as otherwise provided herein, we only share the PII back with our respective Partners.
If you wish to access, correct, amend, or delete PII you have provided directly to us, please contact our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an Andela employee, please work directly with your HR professional. We respond to requests within forty-five (45) days. If you wish to access, correct, amend, or delete PII you have provided to our Partners, please contact those Partners directly. Alternatively, you may contact our Privacy Officer at email@example.com and we will pass your request along to our Partners.
When any Partner requests Andela to remove any Partner data that Andela may have on its systems, Andela will respond as soon as practicably as possible, and no more than forty-five (45) days after such receipt from our Partner. If you wish to no longer have your PII used or disclosed by our Partners, or by us in connection with our work for our Partners, please contact the Partner that you interact with directly. Alternatively, you may contact our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org we will pass your request along to our Partners.
In some instances, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit or email to us electronically by law, court order, law enforcement request or other purposes to protect our sites or other sites due to security threats.
Andela actively engages third-party resources, applications, and websites. These services provided by third-parties are established to enhance user experience, provide ease of navigation through Andela’s sites, and to promote the access to information.
Please note that Andela does not control, moderate, or endorse any comments or opinions provided by visitors on third-party websites. The use and creation of official Andela accounts may cause PII to become available or accessible to Andela. Such information may become available to Andela when a user provides, submits, communicates, links, posts, or associates information with designated Andela accounts on social media (i.e: by using “hashtags”, “liking”, “friending”, “tweeting”, commenting on any content or media on our designated accounts). At times, Andela, through its employees, officers, directors, agents and assignees, may respond publicly to content or media made available though “share,” “retweet,” “friend,” “follow,” or similar activities, or respond publicly on content made on designated and official Andela accounts. Andela may disseminate any of such information or PII to law enforcement officials, as required by law or court order.
Andela processes PII we receive from our Partners to fulfill our services to them. If we forward PII to any third parties vendors acting as our agents, we will ensure that such information will be: (1) limited data for specific purposes; (2) based on proper determination that: (i) the recipient shall adhere to Privacy Shield principles; (ii) notify Andela if they determine at any subsequent they will not adhere to such principles; and (iii) to stop and remediate any unauthorized processing; and (3) based on contractually established privacy terms with the recipient of such information that can be either: (i) shared with you; or (ii) reasonably summarized for you.
Other than as described above, Andela does not process, store, maintain, or disclose PII received from its Partners.
Andela does store and maintain PII of its employees, and such transfers are consistent with our internal privacy practices and as disclosed on our employee handbook. Andela does not, however, buy or sell PII for business practices or purposes. Andela may transfer data due to an acquisition of business assets by another entity, in the ordinary course of business due to expansions or fund-raising, or as otherwise prescribed by this policy. In the course of any change of ownership, employees PII, and PII of any other parties as impacted by Partner relationships, Andela shall notify such parties in writing of any transfer of your PII information.
All transfers of such information will be: (1) limited data for specific purposes; (2) based on proper determination that: (i) the recipient shall adhere to Privacy Shield principles; (ii) notify Andela if they determine at any subsequent they will not adhere to such principles; and (iii) to stop and remediate any unauthorized processing; and (3) based on contractually established privacy terms with the recipient of such information that can be either: (i) shared with you; or (ii) reasonably summarized for you.
Andela is responsible and liable for the processing of PII it receives and transfers to a third party acting on Andela’s behalf. Andela complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of PII from the EU including liability provisions of such onward transfer.
Our websites may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public or private organizations. We provide these links as a service to our visitors. Please note that when you follow a link to an external site, you will be leaving Andela’s sites and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the site to which you are visiting.
Andela takes administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of information collected on this site or from our Partners so that we may provide services for them.
However, no website, service, mobile application, database or system is completely secure or “hacker proof.” You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse.
Andela is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. Our sites do not intend to solicit or collect information from children under 13. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information about a child under the age of 13. If an Andela website intends to collect information about children under 13 years old, instructions and information pertain to COOPA will be provided by the specific web page that collects information about the child. The website, page or link will specify exactly what information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept.
Andela is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. Our sites are not directed to children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from Children under the age of 13.
℅ Privacy Officer
129 West 29th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Andela commits to responding to requests timely as provided above. However, if you have not received a timely or satisfactory response from Andela to your question, complaint, or request, please contact our alternative dispute resolution provider based in the United States: https://www.jamsadr.com/eu-us-privacy-shield.
You may invoke binding arbitration if your complaint remains unremedied following our dispute resolution process described above. More information is available on the Privacy Shield website: https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint
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