Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 19, 2019


About Scatter

Scatter (“us”, or “we”) is a project by Denver Institute for Faith & Work (“DIFW”). DIFW is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization. We understand how important your privacy is, and are committed to creating a safe and secure environment for learners of all ages. This Privacy Policy applies to the scatter.org website and related online services (collectively, our “Service”), which are all owned and operated by DIFW. This Privacy Policy describes how Scatter collects and uses the information you provide on our Service.

By visiting or using our Service, you consent to the information handling practices described in this Privacy Policy. Your use of our Service and any information you provide on our Service are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and subject to our Terms of Service.

1. Information Collection

You may browse and preview many  features of the Service without registering for an account or providing any other personal information. If you create an account on the Scatter Service, communicate with Scatter, or provide us your information by other means, you provide to Scatter what is generally called “Personal Information” or “Personal Data,” such as your full name, gender, email address, or other information that can be used to identify you.

Contact and Profile

When you create an account on the Scatter Service, or communicate with us, we may collect personal information including your name and email address. During or after creating an account, you may also choose to provide additional information in your profile, such as your occupation, gender, location (city), and other personal or demographic information. In addition, we may ask you for personal information at other times, such as when you contact our technical support team, send us an email, complete a user survey, or otherwise communicate with Scatter.

Service Usage

We may collect usage information about your use of our Service, such as the number of Courses you have taken, your completion rate for each Course, the number of videos you have viewed, and the amount of time you spend taking Scatter Courses. This enables us to better tailor learning experiences that are most appropriate for you.

Location

We may collect and use information about your location (such as your country) or infer your approximate location based on your IP address in order to provide you with tailored experiences for your region, but we don’t collect the precise geolocation of you or your device.

Usage and Devices

To provide a personalized learning and high-quality experience for our users, we may use various technologies that automatically record certain technical information from your browser or device when you visit our website, read our emails, use our Service or otherwise engage with us. This information is typically collected through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, Flash objects, log files, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). We may collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users.

We may use the data collected through tracking technologies to better display our website, to save you time, to provide better technical support, for promotional or marketing purposes, and to track website usage. We and our third-party partners may also use cookies and tracking technologies for advertising purposes.

2. Information Usage

This section outlines how we use the information collected.

Service Enhancement

Scatter uses the information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features of our Service.

Personalization

We use the information to personalize your experience while using the Service. For example, the information we collect may be used to provide personalized Course recommendations.

Communication

We use your information to communicate with you about your account and respond to inquiries. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with information about Scatter’s features, services, newly published Courses, and other offerings that may be of interest to you.

Analytics

Scatter uses all of the information collected to understand and analyze the usage trends, learning behaviors, and preferences of our users, to improve the way the Service works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.

3. Data Sharing

Scatter does not rent or sell Personal Information that we collect from users with third parties. We may disclose personal information when you post content which is visible to others on the Service, when you consent or instruct us to share your personal information with third parties, or when we have a legitimate business or legal need to share your information. Scatter may share information with DIFW employees and trusted vendors, third party service providers and other individuals to provide services or products for us or on our behalf, which could include analytics, content creation, marketing and similar services. Scatter may release Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (d) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Scatter, DIFW, our users, or the public; or (f) as required or permitted by law.

4. Online Advertising

Interest Based Advertising

Scatter may participate in interest-based advertising and use third party advertising companies to serve you targeted advertisements on other websites, apps or services, including on Facebook and other social networks, or on other devices you may use. These third party ad networks use tracking technologies to recognize your browser or device and to collect information about your visit to our Service to provide you customized content, advertising and commercial messages which may be more relevant to your interests, as well as to provide advertising-related services such as reporting, attribution, analytics and market research.

Video Delivery Services

Scatter uses Vimeo, and in some cases YouTube, to display video content on the Service. These video delivery services incorporate tracking technologies, which may be present in the videos embedded on the Service, which may collect information from your browser when you view the video on the Service, including device identifiers and/or cookie IDs. This information is collected directly and automatically, and Scatter does not participate in these data transmissions. Scatter does not provide any Personal Information, such as user names, to Vimeo or YouTube.

5. Updating Your Personal Information

If you create an account on Scatter and provide Personal Information, you may update your information at any time by logging in and then visiting your Account Settings page.

6. International Visitors

Our Service is operated and managed on servers located within the United States. If you choose to use our Service from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that differ from United States law, then you acknowledge that Scatter will transfer your personal information to the United States for the purpose of performing the Service according to our contract (e.g., our Terms of Service).

7. European Union Data Protection

Residents in the European Union are entitled to certain rights with respect to personal information that we hold about them:

  • Right of access and portability. The right to obtain access to your personal information, along with certain related information, and to receive that information in a commonly used format and to have it transferred to another data controller;
  • Right to rectification. The right to obtain rectification of your personal information without undue delay where that personal information is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • Right to erasure. The right to obtain the erasure of your personal information without undue delay in certain circumstances, such as where the personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed;
  • Right to restriction. The right to obtain the restriction of the processing undertaken by us on your personal information in certain circumstances, such as where the accuracy of the personal information is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of that personal information; and
  • Right to object. The right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal information, and to object to processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, to the extent it is related to such direct marketing.

You may also have the right to make a complaint to the relevant Supervisory Authority. A list of Supervisory Authorities is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm. If you need further assistance regarding your rights, please contact us using the contact information provided below and we will consider your request in accordance with applicable law. In some cases our ability to uphold these rights for you may depend upon our obligations to process personal information for security, safety, fraud prevention reasons, compliance with regulatory or legal requirements, or because processing is necessary to deliver the services you have requested. Where this is the case, we will inform you of specific details in response to your request.

8. Links to other sites

The Service may link to and may be linked by websites operated by other entities or individuals. Some of these websites may be co-branded with our name or logo. This Privacy Policy 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.

9. Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy

We may modify or revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify users of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the revised Privacy Policy with an updated date of revision on our Service. Your continued use of the Services following the effective date of such update constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy.

10. Contacting Us

By email: [email protected]

By mail: Denver Institute for Faith and Work, ℅ Scatter, 600 N Grant St, #722, Denver, CO 80203