Last updated on September 17, 2018

Privacy Policy

Hi. You’re finally here. The most important page on this site.

The privacy policy.

Real talk though, this is actually a very important page because it’s about protecting your rights. We take your privacy seriously, partly because we’re legally required to do so but mostly because we care. You should read through this before submitting any forms. There’s no evil small text, we just prefer being on the up-and-up.

Changes to this policy

We can update this privacy policy at any time — benefits of using a headless CMS! If it’s something small, like a spelling mistake or a grammatical error (which we really don’t like), we’ll just update it quietly. If it’s something big like deciding to print all your data out, making paper planes from them and throwing them from the tallest building we can find… then we’ll add a notice to the homepage telling you about it. If you’re not happy with our privacy policy, then au revoir et bonne chance, mon ami (goodbye and good luck, my friend). Unfortunately it’s kind of a “our way or the highway” type deal. If you continue using our site, it means you’re okay with our privacy policy.

The core concept

Here below, we (“Erudito”) will explain to you (“You”), our esteemed visitor from the internet, how we (“Erudito”) treat the personal information (“Personal Information”) we collect from visitors (“Visitors”). A Visitor is someone who visits our “website” (that one didn’t need quotation marks but we’re kind of into it now), like You. Personal Information is information that is not publicly available (or at least, you’d hope so) such as your name, address, email address, phone number and things of that nature.

What we do with your information

Generally, we use your Personal Information for these things:

  • to improve our service (if we know what you like and don’t like, we can adjust our website accordingly… but you do like it, right?)
  • to respond to inquiries (if you contact us via a form on our site, we ask for some identifying information so we can get back to you… it’s pretty worthless otherwise)
  • to customise our user’s experience of our sites (if you’ve visited our site before, we might show you something different on the homepage to keep things interesting)

What we definitely don’t do with your information is rent, sell or share it with other people, non-affiliated companies or supervillians except:

  • if disclosure is reasonably necessary to investigate, or prevent, illegal action
  • if disclosure is necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or to enforce the Erudito Terms of Service (if any)
  • if you specifically request we share the Personal Information you have provided
  • if Erudito merges or is acquired by another company

When reasonable, we will make reasonable efforts to notify of such disclosure before it happens.

How we protect your information

Once we have it, we treat it as confidential. Only authorised Erudito employees can use it for authorised purposes. Lots of authorisation. But seriously — we never share it with anyone who isn’t supposed to have it or use it for something it’s not meant to be used for. While we’re primarily based in Australia (on’ya mate), most of our servers are located in the United States but can be based elsewhere. That means that when you submit Personal Information to us, it may be transmitted within Australia or to other countries outside your country of residence. These countries may not have privacy and data protection laws as comprehensive as those in your country of residence. Regardless, your Personal Information will at all times remain governed by this Privacy Policy.

What we collect (and how!)

Basically we collect two types of information from you:

  • the first is information you send us through forms on our site (name, email address, etc)
  • the second is information your computer and browser tells us (your IP address, software and hardware attributes, pages you request and cookies)

No, not that type of cookie. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user's computer by the user's web browser while the user is browsing, to identify that browser during interaction on websites. Cookies may be used to store things like identifiers and user preferences. A website may set a cookie to the browser if the browser's preferences allow it. If you don’t want Erudito to use cookies you may change your browser settings to prevent receiving them. We use them to keep track of preferences and yeah, sometimes we may use them to deliver ads to you (though not the standard member-enhancing or lively locals in your area type, more like stuff related to our company and services).

Third-party services

We use a range of third-party services to help us analyse and measure the effectiveness of our website and our interactions with you. This includes services like Google Analytics and Mixpanel. We also use social media platforms, advertising services and other websites and applications. We tie all these together with a data integration platform called Segment. While using these services is not an endorsement or representation of affiliation, we encourage you to read their privacy policies to learn more about how they use your Personal Information.

That’s it! If you have any questions or issues regarding our privacy policy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on the Contact page. Thanks for reading!

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