PRIVACY POLICY

 

Thank you for using our website at http://echelonprep.com/ (the “Site”). For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, “Echelon”, “we”, “our” or “us” shall refer to Echelon Tech Pte. Ltd.

 

Echelon is an online education platform that connects students (“Students” and each a “Student”) to top tutors and admissions consultants (“Tutors” and each a “Tutor”) from the world’s best universities (the “Service”). Echelon uses a high quality online virtual classroom technology to provide a complete and comprehensive learning experience.

 

By accessing and using any part of the Site, you shall be deemed to have accepted and be legally bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy without limitation or qualification. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not access or use the Site. Any continued access or use of the Site (whether this time or in future) will imply that you have accepted the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

We take your privacy seriously and are committed to providing a safe online experience.  We believe in being transparent about our practices, which is why we have provided this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use and disclose your information.



  1. COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

If you are only browsing this Site or using the search function, we do not capture data that allows us to identify you individually. This Site automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the page(s) requested.

 

By providing your personal information to us, whether or not through the Site, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

We may collect, use and/or disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

 

  1. setting up your registered user account and profile on the Site, either as a Student or a Tutor;

 

  1. to provide and improve the Service;

 

  1. to verify your credentials and education history if you wish to sign up as a Tutor on the Site;

 

  1. to process payments from Students via online payment gateways or major credit cards;

 

  1. to process payment to Tutors via Paypal or any other gateways;

 

  1. to send to you emails which are specific to your account and which are necessary for the normal functioning of the Service, including one or more welcome emails which help inform new users about various features of the Service;

 

  1. for targeted online marketing;

 

  1. to contact you regarding any complaints, feedback, queries or requests;

 

  1. handling any issues which have come to our attention;

 

  1. to facilitate investigations into any suspicious or illegal activity on the Site;

 

  1. for internal administrative and management purposes;

 

  1. where required by any act, statute, law, or regulation, or by the order of a government authority or a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction;

 

  1. such other purposes consented by you for which your personal information is collected; and

 

  1. any other purpose reasonably related to the aforesaid.



We may disclose your personal information to our partners, agents, or affiliates whom we have engaged to provide the Service, to maintain this Site or to protect the security or integrity of this Site and our databases. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that such partners, agents or affiliates do not use your personal information for a purpose other than the purposes for which the personal information were originally given.



  1. CONFIDENTIALITY

 

Save where expressly provided herein, we will not reveal to any person, firm or company any personal information which may come to our knowledge hereunder and shall keep with complete secrecy the personal information provided by you and shall not use or attempt to use any such personal information in any manner without your permission. These restrictions shall cease to apply to information or knowledge which may come into the public domain other than as a result of any act or breach of this Privacy Policy by us.



  1. CHANGING OR DELETING YOUR INFORMATION

 

    You may review and change your personal information in your account settings. We will not be responsible for any modification of your personal information specified in your account.



  1. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

        The security of your personal information is important to us. Your account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using the Service.  

 

        Where appropriate, we use available technology to protect the security of communications made through the Site. However, as no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk. We do not accept liability for the security, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of any transaction and other communications made through the Site.

 

        Internet communications may be susceptible to interference or interception by third parties. Despite our best efforts, we make no warranties that the Site is free of viruses or other unauthorised software.

 

        You should take appropriate steps to keep your information, software and equipment secure. This includes clearing your Internet browser cookies and cache before and after using the Service on the Site.

 

 

  1. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

 

The Site may contain hyperlinks to and from other Internet websites. These websites may have different privacy practices from the ones described here. Since this Privacy Policy applies solely to this Site, please read the privacy statements of the other websites you visit.



  1. APPLICABLE LAW

 

The terms in this Privacy Policy are governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore.



  1. MODIFICATION

 

The terms of this Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time. All changes will be posted on this page, and your access or use of the Site after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Privacy Policy and all of the changes. You should therefore read this page carefully each time you visit the Site.



  1. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

By accessing or using the Site, you are deemed to have also accepted our Terms and Conditions at www.echelonprep.com.



Effective Date: 1 April 2016.