Privacy Policy

IJF ACADEMY PRIVACY POLICY

1. COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA.

The use of certain functionalities of the Platform requires that you register and provide IJF Academy and/or its partners with certain information about yourself, including personal data within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Law of June 19, 1992.

In general, You can visit the website without providing personal information. However, information is generally requested when you wish to take part in certain activities available on the Platform. In such cases, you may be invited or required to provide information about yourself such as full name, country of residence, nationality, photos, driver’s license, government issued identify document, home address, email address, and/or chosen password. By providing IJF Academy with your personal data, you expressly authorize IJF Academy, its partners, subcontractors and/or affiliates to collect and subsequently process such data in accordance with the terms defined herein.

You also agree that IJF Academy may implement an automatic tracking process gathering anonymous information, such as browser type, operating systems and the date and time of access when you use the Platform to help improve the content of the Platform, to customize the Platform for our visitors and to learn more about them and how they use the Platform.

2. USE OF COOKIES.

IJF Academy uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising and webpage content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is set (each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). However, you must enable cookies from IJF Academy in order to use most functions on the Platform. Please note that IJF Academy allows third party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the IJF Academy Privacy Policy.

3. RIGHT OF ACCESS.

At any time, you may request access to your personal data and to request a correction of any erroneous or incomplete data about you by contacting IJF Academy at the following address academy.ijf.org. You can also update your personal data at any time by accessing your user account. It is your responsibility to verify that your personal data is accurate and updated. In case, you notice that some of your personal data is inaccurate or obsolete, it is your responsibility to notify IJF Academy.

4. PURPOSE OF THE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA.

Pursuant to this Privacy Policy, IJF Academy will collect and process your personal data solely for the following purposes:

  1. registration for your use of the Platform;
  2. allowing your participation in the courses, exams and/or programs offered via the Platform;
  3. authenticating or verifying Your identity;
  4. allowing you to interact with other users of the Platform and post user-generated content on the Platform;
  5. maintaining and developing the Platform;
  6. compiling statistics in order to improve the quality of the services offered to users; and/or
  7. other purposes as defined from time to time.

5. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL PHOTOS

You hereby expressly acknowledge that, in order to complete courses and obtain certificates, You might be requested to allow the Platform’s software to access your webcam and take pictures of yourself in the act of taking aims, questionnaires and/or tests. This monitoring functionality is exclusively aimed at guaranteeing the integrity, credibility and security of your exams. The course instructors, teachers and/or other professionals have the right to access and check these photos in connection with your exams. IJF Academy will retain your photos only as long as necessary for the purposes stated above. 

6. HOSTING AND TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA.

IJF Academy is based in Switzerland and all personal data you submit to IJF Academy will be hosted in that State, or in a State of the European Union. As a matter of principle, IJF Academy will never transmit your personal data to third parties without your prior consent. By registering to the Platform, you accept that IJF Academy may transmit your personal data to its subcontractors, including outside Switzerland or the European Union, if IJF Academy deems it necessary for the purposes mentioned in Article 4. IJF Academy will take all necessary measures to ensure that the receiving entity has agreed to keep your data confidential and secure. If the level of privacy protection in a country does not comply with internationally recognized standards, IJF Academy will ensure that data transfers to databases in that country are equally protected and that a transfer of data to third parties in such countries does not occur. IJF Academy and its subcontractors reserve the right to release your personal data if required under law to do so, or based on the good-faith belief that such release is necessary to comply with applicable legislation.

 

7. DATA SECURITY.

IJF Academy is committed to ensure the best possible level of security of your personal data, and will take adequate technical and organizational measures to protect your data against the risks of damage, destruction, loss or unauthorized access.

However, You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information or other personal information.

8. DATA RETENTION.

IJF Academy will retain your personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes set forth under Article 4 above. Please note that data may be kept for a longer period of time exclusively for mere statistical purposes and IJF Academy shall use anonymous data wherever possible.

 9. SPAMMING

IJF Academy will not engage in spamming and will not authorize the use of your personal information for commercial or advertising purposes by third parties, except with your express consent. Where we believe that certain information about the IJF Academy is of importance to you, we inform you by e-mail whilst giving you the choice of opting out of such service.

10. AMENDMENT OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

IJF Academy reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the present Privacy Policy, at any time and in its sole discretion. When changes are made, the last updated version will be effective immediately upon posting on the Platform. Your continued use of the Platform following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. IJF Academy encourages you to review the Platform Terms of Use and Privacy Policy periodically to be informed of any change. If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact IJF Academy at: academy@ijf.org