Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 1 2023

This Privacy Policy explains how (“we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and protects the personal information of users (“you” or “your”) who download and use our mobile application (“App”) available on the App Store and Google Play. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of all users, and particularly young children, and we are committed to complying with applicable privacy laws. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal information.

  1. Information We Collect

1.1 Personal Information: We do not collect any personal information from users of our App.

1.2 Non-Personal Information: We may collect certain non-personal information that does not directly identify you, such as device information, usage data, and anonymized analytics.

  1. How We Use Collected Information

2.1 Non-Personal Information: We may use non-personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve and optimize the App’s functionality and performance.
  • To analyze usage trends and patterns to enhance user experience.
  • To understand how users interact with the App and develop new features and services.
  • To troubleshoot technical issues and ensure the App’s stability and security.
  1. Third-Party Services

3.1 Analytics: We may use third-party analytics tools to collect, analyze, and report non-personal information about the usage of our App. These tools may helps us to understand how users engage with our App.

  1. Data Sharing and Disclosure

4.1 We do not share or disclose with third parties any non-personal information collected through our App , except as described in this Privacy Policy.

4.2 Legal Requirements: We may disclose information if required by law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.

  1. Data Security

5.1 We implement reasonable security measures to protect the third-party information collected through our App from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

  1. Links to Third-Party Websites

6.1 Our App may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites before providing any personal information.

  1. Children’s Privacy

7.1 Our App is intended for educational purposes only. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or adults. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child has provided personal information to us, please contact us immediately at [email protected], and we will take the necessary steps to delete such information.

  1. Changes to This Privacy Policy

8.1 We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by updating the “Effective Date” at the top of this policy. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any updates.

  1. Contact Us

9.1 If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at at [email protected].

By downloading and using our App, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

George Canine Privacy Notice

Last Updated: June 1 2023

Our mission at Learn to Read George Canine is to provide an opportunity for anyone, anywhere, to become literate in English. Learn to Read George Canine is a proud supporter of the Student Privacy Pledge to safeguard student privacy.

George Canine Pty Ltd Privacy Principles

Our Privacy Notice is inspired by our commitment to the following Privacy Principles:

1. We’re committed to creating a safe and secure online environment for you. 2. Learn To Read George Canine is a free download app that does not require registration. Hence, we do not obtain any personal information about you from your use of the mobile application.3. We strive to provide you with access to, and control over the information you volunteer on our website or in mobile application reviews, and we take the protection of your information very seriously. 4. We do not advertise on Learn to Read with George Canine.

About George Canine Pty Ltd and our Privacy Notice

George Canine, Pty Ltd. (“George Canine”, “us”, or “we”) understands how important privacy is to you, and we are committed to creating a safe and secure environment for our students. This Privacy Notice applies to the Learn to Read George Canine website and the Learn to Read George Canine mobile application (collectively, our “Properties”), which are all owned and operated by George Canine. George Canine does not collect any personal information about you. To fulfill our mission of providing a literacy opportunity for anyone, anywhere, we may collect only aggregate data to help improve our app and the student’s experience.

By visiting or using our Properties, you consent to the information handling practices described in this Privacy Notice. Your use of our Properties and any information you provide on our Properties are subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice, which is incorporated into and subject to our Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms used but not defined within this Privacy Notice have the meaning given to them in our Terms of Service.

How we collect and use data

We take the information you provide to us very seriously, and we strive to put you in control of decisions around the information that you volunteer.

Personal Information.

When you browse and use our Properties, you do not  provide to George Canine any “personally identifiable information” or “personal data” that can be used to identify you.

Information from Integrated Services like Facebook or Google

There is no option to share additional information with George Canine through an Integrated Service.

Information about your use of our Properties and other User-provided Information

We are unable to collect personal usage information about your use of certain features on our Properties, such as how much time is spent to complete a game.

Information obtained from other Users

We do not make available any features on our Properties that allow other Users to provide us with information about you.

Location Information

We unable to collect or use information about your location (such as your country).

Information from Other Sources

In certain situations, we may obtain information, including Personal Information, from third parties or sources other than our Properties. For example, if you apply for a job with George Canine via an online recruitment agency. We will treat the information as Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

George Canine uses only aggregate information:

To enhance our Properties and the services we provide 

George Canine may use non-personal aggregate data to understand and analyze usage trends in order to improve the way the Properties work and look, and to create new features and functionality. George Canine will not share Personal Information, for example, mobile application reviews, with other third-party organizations for their marketing or promotional means. You may grant us permission to share your voluntary Personal Information with authorized partners, not-for-profit organizations, and other entities that are not affiliated with George Canine. In these cases, we will only provide to these third parties the information you have authorized.

Data Retention

We do not acquire or retain any data that relates to Personal Information.

Technical Information

We do not use any technologies that automatically record technical information from your browser or device, including standard log files, web beacons, or pixel tags. We do not collect technical information that includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device or browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, clickstream data, operating system, and the dates and times that you visit the Website.

Like most websites, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website and enable us to provide you with a more personalized learning experience. George Canine may use session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears automatically after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. You can, however, remove a persistent cookie at any time. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.

George Canine uses a variety of third-party service providers, such as YouTube to host our videos or Google Analytics to understand our Website usage. We do not allow third-party service providers to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information through the Website. This information is collected directly and automatically by these third parties, and George Canine does not participate in these data transmissions. George Canine will, wherever feasible, contractually obligate third-party service providers to abide by the terms of this Privacy Notice.

George Canine uses Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site may use LSOs such as HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. Please consult your browser’s “Help” function to learn more.

How we share or transfer data

George Canine takes great care to protect the information you provide us. We do not automatically acquire, rent or sell Personal Information. We also take great measures to restrict any collection or disclosure of Personal Information from children less than 13 years of age.

George Canine will disclose User information only as described below:

If you want information shared with other Users.

You may post questions to our website that are visible to other Users of George Canine. Whenever you share information with other Users of our Properties, any Personal Information that you choose to include, or is associated with, such User Postings will be accessible by such Users. As with most online services, once you make your Personal Information available to others in any of these ways, it may be collected and used by the recipients without restriction.

We may share data with social networks at your request.

Some of our Users may choose to discuss or connect George Canine content on their social networks. This functionality is entirely optional. George Canine will not disclose your Personal Information through a social network or similar service (like Meta or Google). To control the information that you share, you have the option of modifying your social network settings.

We do not acquire and share data with third-party applications.

Third-party application developers and service providers (commonly known as “App Developers“) may build complementary services for our platform, such as a mobile application for visually-impaired learners to access our resources. George Canine has endevoured to ensure the safety of information accessed by App Developers and requires App Developers to comply with our API Terms of Service and this Privacy Notice.

We will not share data in connection with special programs you participate in.

If you at some stage participate in special programs where George Canine partners with third parties, George Canine will not share data collected from or about you with its third party partners.

We may share anonymous or non-personal aggregate data to improve our services and learn more about our Users.

On certain occasions, George Canine may work with App Developers to improve our services or offerings. We may disclose automatically collected and other aggregate non-Personal Information to authorized business partners to conduct research on online education, or to assist in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, promotions, and/or functionality on our Properties.

We will share data when required by law.

George Canine may disclose available aggregate information if required to do so by law, if such action is necessary to comply with local, state, federal, international, or other applicable laws (such as Australian Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant, or administrative request.

We may share data in the context of a change of business, including a merger or acquisition.

In the event that George Canine is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we may transfer or assign the non-personal aggregate information that we have as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

We may share data when necessary or appropriate to protect George Canine Pty Ltd or others.

George Canine may disclose information that is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; to protect George Canine from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of our Properties; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of George Canine, our Users, or others.

Limitations on Access to your Personal Information by Employees and Authorized Parties

George Canine’s employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to access any information provided to George Canine. We will not share volunteered Personal Information with third-party service providers, including outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities.

Registration is not required and the personal data is not collected, used or transferred. 

Neither registration nor payment are  required to access our mobile app course content.

You can edit or delete a User download.

Parents can delete Child User downloads. If you experience any difficulties in this process, please contact us as described above.

Child Users

George Canine is committed to children’s privacy.Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to George Canine. If George Canine learns that any Personal Information of a Child user has been collected on our Properties without parental consent, then George Canine will take appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian (“Parent”) and discover that your child under the age of 13 has accessed our Properties without your consent, please alert George Canine at [email protected], and request that we delete that any  personal information from our systems.

There is no registration for the use our Properties.

Restrictions on Child Users

Some features of our Properties may permit a Child User to enter free-form text through which the Child User could enter Personal Information that would be visible to other Users, for example, the mobile application’s Review function. If you are the Parent of a Child User, please advise your Child User of the risks of posting Personal information on our Properties or any other online services, as information posted may be used by others without restriction.

As a Parent, you can choose to share information about your child as you deem appropriate. George Canine does not collect information about your child’s progress.

As a Parent, you have the ability to control information about your Child User. You can delete your Child User’s mobile application download or contact us at [email protected].

Children’s Privacy Rights

If you are under the age of 18, or the parent of a User and you would like to request removal of your or your child’s content or information, please email us at [email protected] for assistance, or, if possible,  you can delete specific information (or uninstall your or your child’s download) directly. Please note that removal of your content or information does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal, as there may be deidentified or recoverable elements of your content or information on our servers in some form. Additionally, we will not remove content or information that we may be required to retain under applicable federal and state laws.

Our approach to Data Security

Data security is important to you, and to us. We do not require or collect any information about your identity. We try to ensure that our Properties and information sent to us are safe, but no security measures are perfect.

George Canine uses certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards designed to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information and other information we maintain in connection with our Properties. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any or all the information you transmit to George Canine. You do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, George Canine makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

We will notify you electronically or via the Properties if George Canine experiences a data security incident that could affect you. If we learn of a data security incident that compromises or appears to compromise your Personal Information, then we will attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may also post a notice on our Properties if a data security incident occurs.

How we maintain data integrity

At George Canine we do not collect Personal Information relating to you. If you discover that Personal Information or other data pertaining to you has been collected and/or is inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date, please contact us as outlined above.

Links to other sites

The Properties may link to and may be linked by websites operated by other entities or individuals. This Privacy Notice does not apply to, and we cannot always control the activities of, such other third-party websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of those third-party websites.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

George Canine may modify or revise this Privacy Notice from time to time. George Canine will notify Users of any changes to our Privacy Notice by posting the revised Privacy Notice with an updated date of revision on our Properties, along with a short notice of the revision posted on our homepage. We will not change how we use any Personal Information in any material way without also providing notice of the change (or in the case of a Child User, to your Parent).

Contacting George Canine

Please contact George Canine with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, our third-party disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email at [email protected]

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