Welcome to VarsityScape Ltd (“VarsityScape”, “we”, “us”), an online community platform for universities, creatives, and career professionals. We are headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. This policy explains what data we collect from you, how and why we collect data from you (“you” and “your”), and where we send your data. 

By using our website, mobile applications, online services, platform, features, and other products that the company may provide now or in the future, you agree to the processing of your data by VarsityScape.

Table of Contents

  1. What Data We Collect
  2. How We Collect Data from You
  3. Why We Collect Your Data
  4. Who We Share Your Data With
  5. What Rights You Have Over Your Data
  6. Securing Your Data
  7. How Long We Retain Your Data
  8. Updates To This Policy

What Data We Collect

We collect data for the smooth functioning of VarsityScape and to ensure that you have personalized user interaction. Depending on how you utilize our Service, we may collect some data from you directly or using automated technologies. These include but are not limited to;

Your account and profile data. Data like your email, password, and username are required to sign up for the Service. While these data are stored on our database, passwords are always encrypted.

More so, a profile type “Student” is assigned upon registration. You can choose to change this or leave it as it is. Other data you fill in your profile fields, including text and image entries are optional and only help other members in our community find you faster in searches and filters.

You can also edit who is allowed to view your data. By default, this is set as public.

Your interaction with the Service. On VarsityScape, you will be able to post and like updates, comments, pictures, questions, and messages. You can also enroll in courses and as a result generate data based on the type of courses you take, the completion level of these courses, quizzes you take, and the likes. 

Linked Accounts. By linking your social accounts to VarsityScape, you allow us to view the basic details required for signing up.

Payment Data. In the event that you want to purchase anything on the Service, you have to option to provide login details in your profile under the “Store” section. These details can only be viewed by you and can be removed at any time. 

System and Usage Data. VarsityScape may temporarily collect information about your login dates, location, devices, and IPs. We also collect statistics about your use including pages visited, features used, and other activity on the Service.

How We Collect Data From You

In order to collect data from you, we use tools and technologies like cookies, web beacons, scripts, tags, customized links, browsers, or device fingerprints. We collect these data directly or through third-party agents like Google Analytics. 

To learn more about cookies and how we use them, please see our Cookie Policy.

Why We Collect Your Data

We collect your data to ensure that you have a smooth experience on the Service. We use the data to improve the quality of service that we can deliver via diagnostic tools, communication channels, security tools, and so on.

Who We Share Your Data With

Firstly, the data you set as publicly viewable can be viewed by everyone on the Service. When you sign to a course or an event, data may be shared with the instructors or event organizers respectively.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data

Well, you have rights to our use and collection of your data. You can modify and delete your user data at any point in time as you deem fit. 

Securing Your Data

VarsityScape will try at all costs to prevent unauthorized and unsolicited access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of the data that we collect. However, we do not guarantee that a third party cannot gain access to the data. More so, it is your responsibility to protect your login details and access to your account, giving special attention to your password. It is your responsibility to set a strong password and keep it safe from third parties. Change your password from time to time.

How Long We Retain Your Data

Log data gathered purely for diagnosis and security are retained for no longer than a year. Other data you provide yourself, including but not limited to posts, comments, likes, profile details, activity on the Service are retained indefinitely till you either take them off or request that they be taken down. You can request an export of your data in the Account Settings tab if you want to know what current data we have on you. You can also delete your accounts from your Settings tab or request a complete erase of your data as you deem fit.

However, some data for statistical purposes that give no clue to your personality may be retained indefinitely even in the event of account deletion. For example, we may include the number of page views that you had in general statistics.

Updates To This Policy

This policy can be updated at any time as we deem fit. However, you will be notified of the change in the Service or as required by law. Using the Service after an update signifies that you have reviewed and agree to be bound to the content of the policy.

If you have any questions about this policy, feel free to write to us at [email protected] and we will be glad to help.

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