Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the collection of information or data about you when you use https://getiSmart.com.

iSmart Ltd (“we”) operate the portal https://getiSmart.com (“Portal”) and other domains that point to the same website. This is not limited to http://ismart.education, http://ismart.io, http://ismart.school, http://ismart.support, http://ismart.technology.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information that we receive from users when navigating the above-mentioned websites.

Your Personal Information

The only personal information that is collected through this website is the personal information that you choose to provide to us. For example when:

  • you make a purchase;
  • you register with us;
  • you request, register for or purchase a specific product or service or setting up an account with us;
  • you request further information about a product or service through this website;
  • you contact us with an enquiry or complaint;
  • you submit a job application;
  • you respond to a competition or survey;
  • your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used;

Your personal information will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it. Where we would also like to use that information to contact you about new products and services, we let you know and ask your permission first.

By using the Application or Portal, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information and any data gathered about you, your school, teachers, parents and students in accordance with the provisions below.

Student Privacy: The iSmart Application and Portal contains information related to your child/student, which is described in the above section. Other information regarding the student may also be collected such as the type of learning difficulty, age and notes made by the Support Teacher to the parent/teacher.

We are committed to protect the privacy of the child/student. This data will NOT be shared with third parties, but will be used solely for the purposes of providing the iSmart support to your child/student, and for the continuous improvement of the Application and Portal in aggregate format.

Log/Usage Data

We collect usage information whenever you visit the Portal or use the Application. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of the Portal that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

The level of usage per class is being logged, including the time and type of activities performed. This usage information will only be used by us in anonymous and aggregate form, summarised at the class or school level (never per group or student). We will log the number of owned and shared files used by the Student and the number of messages sent. For parents, usage of homework support at the Portal will be logged in the same manner, again summarised only at the class and school levels.

Online Purchases

The information that you provide should you choose to purchase a product or service online, will be used for the following purposes:

  • To confirm your use of a valid credit card for your purchase;
  • To confirm your use of a valid Paypal account for your purchase;
  • To send you the goods and services that you have purchased;
  • To keep you informed about new products and services unless you object to receiving our marketing messages upon registration.

Content/ Data

Our Service allows for the uploading of data related to your school and/or your child/student. Uploading of any content is strictly your responsibility. Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:

  • republish material from our website (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from our website;
  • show any material from our website in public;
  • exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
  • redistribute material from our website.

Credit Vetting

The information that you provide should you choose to purchase a product or service online from us, will be used for the following purposes:

The personal information that you provide when you apply for a product license your name, address and other personal details will be used to verify your identity with us. This is to protect your account from identity theft.

We will share your details with law enforcement agencies to protect you and us from fraud and theft, or other criminal activity in the case we are required to do so by law enforcement agencies.

Any information we hold about your account may also be used for debt tracing and claims assessments.

Marketing

We use the following methods to inform our customers about new products, services, pricing and promotions − post, telephone, email, text and other forms of electronic communication.

However, we understand that you may not wish to receive marketing by all these channels all the time, we allow you to tailor how we might communicate with you. When we collect contact information from you that we think we might use to send you marketing messages, we will notify you of your marketing choices and offer you the opportunity to indicate your objections.

We offer a range of ways in which you can inform us about your marketing preferences from time to time:

  • All email messages and email newsletters will contain information on how you can stop us sending you email marketing;
  • At any time you can call our call centre +356 21224900 and advise them that you would like to change your marketing preferences;
  • You can contact the iSmart Data Protection Officer on [email protected]
  • Explaining which marketing messages you would like to receive and/or which you object to.

Don’t forget to provide our Data Protection Officer with your login credentials so that they can find your details and log your marketing preferences quickly.

We do not − generally − rent, sell or disclose your contact details to third parties so that they can carry out their own marketing campaigns. However, in highly rare and exceptional circumstances, where we are providing specific service or specific content with another company, we may share your contact information with that company in order that they might contact you about their products and services. In these highly rare and exceptional circumstances, we will ensure that you are given clear notice about this and we will provide you with information on how you can object to that happening.

From time to time, we may run joint advertising campaigns with carefully selected partners with whom we may have specially negotiated offers and discounts for our customers. Because we understand the concerns that you might have about your information being shared with others, when this happens, we remain in control of your customer information and will not allow those third parties to use those details for their own purposes in future.

Cookies

We may use cookies and other interactive techniques such as web beacons to collect non−personal information about how you interact with our website, and web−related products and services, to:

  • Assist you in making a purchase;
  • Understand what you like and use about our website;
  • Understand what you do not like and do not use on our website;
  • Provide a more enjoyable, customised service and experience, and
  • Help us develop and deliver better products and services tailored to our customers’ interests and needs.

We may use a persistent cookie to record details such as a unique user identity and general registration details on your PC. This helps us recognise you on subsequent visits to this website so that you don’t have to re−enter your registration details each time you visit us and allows us to carry out the activities mentioned above.

Most browser technology (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari etc.) allows you to choose whether to accept cookies or not − you can either refuse all cookies or you can set your browser to alert you each time that a website tries to set a cookie.

More information about cookies

Please note that if you refuse our cookie or delete it at a later date, you will have to enter your user credentials each time you visit this site or wish to use one of our web−related services or products.

Security

iSmart recognises that its customers are increasingly concerned about how companies protect personal information from misuse and abuse. iSmart constantly reviews and enhances our technical, physical and managerial procedures and rules to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, accidental loss and/or destruction.

Please be aware that communications over the Internet, such as emails/webmails, are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may route through a number of countries before being delivered − this is the nature of the World Wide Web/Internet. iSmart cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.

Our servers are backed up on a frequent basis, however we cannot ensure any loss of data done by the users of the Service. Shall you wish us to take care of your backups, you are requested to request this service separately by emailing us on [email protected].

Payment transactions are always encrypted. Please always check the privacy policy of third party applications such as PayPal.com. View PayPal privacy policy here.

Overseas Transfer

Transferring your information outside of the European Economic Area*

It may be necessary to transfer your personal information to other companies or service providers located in countries outside of the EEA. This may happen where our servers or suppliers and service providers are based outside of the EEA or where you use our services and products while visiting countries outside of the EEA.

Where the data protection and other laws of these countries may not be as comprehensive as those in Malta or the EU, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights are respected to the extent possible. To do this we take the following steps:

  • Define the specific security measures that we require from them to protect our personal information;
  • Require them to sign a contract guaranteeing to comply with those security requirements and agreeing that we can audit them to ensure that they do comply with those security requirements;
  • Where they are based outside of the EEA, our fraud, risk and security team may require a security audit to be carried out before they are provided with personal information;
  • During the lifetime of the contract we will monitor for ongoing compliance with the defined security measures.

*The European Economic Area (EEA) currently comprises the Member states of the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

How can you obtain a copy of your personal information?

You can write to us at any time to obtain details of the personal information we may hold about you. It would be helpful if you could provide a brief description of the information that you would like from us

Please write to:
Data Protection Officer
72, Gateway Centre, Kappillan Mifsud Street, Hamrun, HMR1856, Malta

Your request should include:

Your username, and full name and surname.
Proof of identity (e.g. a copy of your passport)

Enquiries of Complaints

Here is how you can exercise your data protection rights:

  • To object to receiving marketing messages from iSmart;
  • To be provided with a copy of your personal information;
  • To have your personal information amended. If you have requested a copy of your personal information (see second bullet point above) and believe that there is something inaccurate in your information, you should write to the Data Protection Officer at the address below setting out what information you believe to be inaccurate, why you believe it to be inaccurate and provide what evidence you can to support your argument;
  • To have your personal information deleted where that personal information is no longer required for our legitimate business purposes. Where this right applies, you should put your request in writing to the Data Protection Officer at the address below;
  • If you believe that iSmart is in breach of Maltese data protection law, you should put your complaint in writing to the Data Protection Officer at the address below, setting out your case.

If you have any enquiries about iSmart´s data protection or privacy practices, you should put your enquiry in writing to the Data Protection Officer at the address below or to [email protected] / 72, Gateway Centre, Kappillan Mifsud Street, Hamrun, HMR 1856, Malta

Changes to this Privacy Policy

iSmart may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the Portal. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Privacy Policy last modified on 28th November 2016.