Blockscad Privacy Policy

 

The BlocksCAD Privacy Policy was last updated: November 27, 2018

BlocksCAD knows that privacy is important to you - it's important to us, too. We wrote this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our website (www.blockscad3d.com) (the "Site"), how we use, process, and share it, and what we're doing to keep it safe. It also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your information, and how you can contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR SCHOOL USERS
If you are using BlocksCAD or have a BlocksCAD account in connection with a school you are affiliated with, this Privacy Policy does not govern how your school might collect, use, or disclose student information. Please consult with your school for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, student information may be shared with the school or school district. Your school may choose to share, and we may share at their request, student information with new administrators or teachers. We are not responsible for your school's collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information or information shared at your school's request. Please contact your school to better understand your school's privacy practices.

 

What personal information does BlocksCAD collect?


For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual. We obtain Personal Information relating to you from various sources described below.

Account Information
In order to save projects, use BlocksCAD for Education Activities, share projects, or post comments, you need a BlocksCAD account. During account creation, we ask you for a username (or display name for Google Sign In accounts), your country, birth month and year, gender, and your email address (or your parent or guardian's email address if you are under 14 years old). We ask that you select a username (or display name) that does not disclose your real name or other information that could identify you. Other users can see your username (or display name) and country, but not your age, gender, or email address.  If your account was generated by your school, we collect the information from your school, district and/or their administrators.

User-generated Content
We collect any information that you provide to us when you create BlocksCAD projects (including unshared projects), write comments, or post on our forums.

Communications
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, when you contact Customer Support, we may receive your name, email address, phone number, the contents of a message or attachments that you may send to us, and other information you choose to provide.

Personal Information We Collect Automatically From Your Use of the Site
When you use BlocksCAD, we and our third-party service providers collect information about you and your device through automated means, such as cookies and web server logs. By using BlocksCAD, you consent to the placement of cookies and similar technologies in your browser in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The information collected in this manner includes your IP address, network location, what browser you are using, device IDs and characteristics, operating system version, language preferences, referring URLs, and information about the usage of our site.
We use this information, for example, to ensure that the site functions properly, to determine how many users have visited certain pages, or to prevent fraud. We use IP address information to derive your approximate location. We also work with analytics providers, such as Google Analytics, which use cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about use of the site and report on activities and trends. These services may also collect information about the use of other websites, apps, and online resources. You can learn more about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular site. You may also wish to refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html. If, however, you do not accept cookies, you will notice inconveniences related to using BlocksCAD functions, particularly with regard to staying logged in.


How does BlocksCAD use my personal information?


Internal and Service-Related Usage
We use Personal Information for internal and Site-related purposes, including to operate, provide, and maintain the Site.


Analytics and Improving the Site
We and our service providers use Personal Information that we collect on the Site, such as your location and your activities on the Site, to monitor and analyze usage of the Site and to improve and enhance the Site.


Communications
We may send emails to an email address you provide to us for customer-service or technical-support purposes, to send you information about topics or content that we think may interest you, or updates about the latest developments or features on the Site. 


Aggregate Data
We may de-identify and aggregate information collected through the Site for statistical analysis and other lawful purpose, including research to improve our understanding of how people learn with BlocksCAD. The results of this research may shared with educators and researchers through conferences, journals, and other publications.


Legal
We may use your Personal Information to enforce our Terms of Use, to defend our legal rights, and to comply with our legal obligations and internal policies. 

If you are located in the European Economic Area, we only process your Personal Information based on a valid legal ground, including when:
You have consented to the use of your Personal Information;
We need your Personal Information to provide our services, including for account registration, to respond to your inquiries, or for customer support;
We have a legal obligation to use your Personal Information; or
We or a third party have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Information. In particular, we have a legitimate interest in using your Personal Information to personalize our services and provide you with tailored content, conduct business analytics, and otherwise improve the safety, security, and performance of our Site. We only rely on our or a third party’s legitimate interests to process your Personal Information when these interests are not overridden by your rights and interests.

 

How Does BlocksCAD Share my Personal Information?


We disclose information that we collect through the Site to third parties in the following circumstances:

With your school or school district at their request (school users only).
To third-party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provisions, email delivery, purchase processors, and other services.
We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission, which can be sought in various ways, including "opt-in" prompts on the Site to access certain services.
In connection with, or during negotiation of, any merger, sale, joint venture, bankruptcy, transfer, or other disposition of all or any portion of our organization or assets, user information could transfer to another entity.  You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the new entity’s planned processing of your information differs materially from that set forth in this Privacy Policy.
If required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, such as school, school districts, and law enforcement, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
We will not share your personal information in any way other than in connection with providing Site services, as directed by a teacher, parent/legal guardian, school, or upon obtaining your consent. We will not disclose your personal information to any third party for that third party's own marketing purposes. Additionally, we will not knowingly use or disclose user information (whether personal information or otherwise) for behavioral targeting of advertisements. We do not sell user personal information.

Your Rights and Choices


Updating Your Information
You can update your password, email address, and country through the My Profile page. You cannot change your username, but you can make a new account and manually copy your projects to the new account.
If you want to delete your account, login to BlocksCAD, and then click your username in the top right-hand corner. Select "My Profile," then click the "Delete Account" button at the bottom left of the page. Deleting your account removes your Account Information from our system, but some user created project data will still remain on our servers (hidden from public view) for some time.  If you want to have all of your information removed from our servers, please contact info@blockscad3d.com  for assistance.


Marketing Communications
If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. You may also opt out from receiving email from us by sending your request to us by email at info@blockscad3d.com. Please be aware that, even after you opt out from receiving marketing communications from us, you may continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding the Site.


Your Data Protection Rights (EEA)
In certain jurisdictions, you have the right to request access and receive information about the Personal Information we maintain about you, to update and correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information, to restrict or object to the processing of your Personal Information, to have the information blocked, anonymized, or deleted, as appropriate, or to exercise your right to data portability to easily transfer your Personal Information to another company. Those rights may be limited in some circumstances by local law requirements. In addition to the above-mentioned rights, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority subject to applicable law.
Where required by law, we obtain your consent for the processing of certain Personal Information collected by cookies or similar technologies, or used to send you direct marketing communications, or when we carry out other processing activities for which consent may be required. If we rely on consent for the processing of your Personal Information, you have the right to withdraw it at any time and free of charge. When you do so, this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent withdrawal.
To update your information, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists, or submit a request to exercise your rights under applicable law, please contact us as specified in the “How to Contact Us” section below.  

Data Retention


We take measures to delete your Personal Information or keep it in a form that does not allow you to be identified when this information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we process it, unless we are required by law to keep this information for a longer period. When determining the retention period, we take into account various criteria, such as the type of services requested by or provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, possible re-enrolment with our services, the impact on the services we provide to you if we delete some information from or about you, mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.

 

How does BlocksCAD protect my personal information?


BlocksCAD uses a combination of administrative, physical, and technical procedures in order to protect the information we collect on the BlocksCAD website against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Information in our possession.  Despite all our efforts, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot completely guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Notifications of changes to the Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy is periodically reviewed, and we may modify our policies as appropriate. If we make material changes, we will notify you through the Site or by sending you an email or other communication. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis. The “Last Updated” date at the top of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Your continued use of the Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

 

International Cross-Border Data Transfer


BlocksCAD is based in the United States. Personal Information that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, any of our affiliates, partners, or service providers which may be inside or outside the European Economic Area, including the United States. By submitting your personal data, you agree to such transfers.

What can I do to help protect privacy on BlocksCAD?


Please do not share personal contact information (such as your name, physical address, email address, or phone number) in projects, comments, or forum posts. It is also important that you maintain the security and control of your account credentials, and not share your password with anyone.

 

Contact Us


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to exercise your rights to your Personal Information, you may contact us at info@blockscad3d.com or via mail at:

BlocksCAD, Inc.
ATTN: Privacy Policy
25 Adams Street, 
Burlington MA 01803