Our Privacy Statement
Épiculiste is a service that allows clients to register in online small-group classes, subscription programs and LIVE masterclasses. This Privacy Statement describes what personal information Épiculiste collects from registered clients of the Services, as well as how Épiculiste collects and uses personal information from visitors to our public website (collectively, “Sites”).
Information We Collect
When you visit our Site, we may collect information about you that, alone or in combination, could be used to identify you, your device, or household (“Personal Data”), as further described below:
Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you directly provide it to us, such as when you register for an Épiculiste account to use the Services. For example, we may collect the following Personal Data from you:
- Name or publicly posted name from a Facebook linked account
- Email address
- Phone number
- Postal and billing address
- Credit card or other payment information
We may collect age, month and year of birth, gender, preferred pronouns, marital status, and similar demographic details, such as when you voluntarily provide information in the “My Profile” section of your profile or communicate with us.
Parents or Clients may voluntarily provide sensitive information such as health or disability information included in forms or messages sent to the Teacher to aid with learning. Parents may also enroll children in special classes offered for children with disabilities. Teachers and Learners are otherwise not allowed to have discussions that may elicit or result in sharing of sensitive information.
Content and Files.
- Classes for which you have enrolled
- Video of your image and audio of your voice during classes which are automatically recorded
- Content and communications that you may include or upload like your profile photo or messages you share with the class
- Your voluntarily provided profile picture or your Facebook picture linked to your account
- Information voluntarily provided in the “my profile” section of your profile
- Information voluntarily provided through reviews
- Notes you provide to Teachers about yourself or your Learner when enrolling a Learner in a class.
Passively Collected Data: When you use or interact with us through our Site, we and our third-party partners may collect, receive, and store certain data automatically. For example,
Usage data. We collect usage data (such as login times, search terms you used, and pages you viewed), and other information about your device and browser.
Identifiers and device information. We collect IP Address, device identifiers such as cookie identifiers (more on cookies below), your device’s operating system type, and browser type. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track usage and device and system data, for example, the total number of visitors to our Sites, the number of visitors to each page of our website, and the domain names of your Internet service providers.
Inferred Data: We may infer new information from other data we collect, including using passive, automated means, to generate information about your likely interests (“inferences”). For example, we infer the class subjects your family may be interested in from searches you may perform. We may also infer your general geographic location (such as city, state, province, and country) based on your IP address.
Aggregated Personal Data: We may aggregate data, including Personal Data, and use such aggregated data for any purpose. This aggregate information does not identify you personally.
Required Personal Data: Some Personal Data is required such as credit card payment used by Parents to purchase classes and for verified parental consent. Teachers are also required to let us access Personal Data relating to background checks. Teachers are also required to have their cameras on while teaching a live class. Learners are required, subject to authorized exceptions, to have their video enabled at least at the start of class to verify their identity to protect the safety of other Learners. You may decline to provide certain Personal Data.
Sources of Personal Data
You are the main source of Personal Data we have about you. We may also obtain any of the above categories of information from third parties. These third-party sources include, for example:
- Third party partners. Third party applications and services, including social networks you choose to connect with or interact with through our services.
- Co-Branding/Joint Partners. Partners with which we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities.
- Service providers. Third parties that collect or provide data in connection with work they do on our behalf, for example companies that determine your device’s location based on its IP address.
- Publicly available sources. Public sources of information such as open government databases and background check services we used for Teachers.
Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information
We may use any of the above categories of your Personal Data to:
- provide and enhance the Épiculiste Sites, including troubleshooting, maintaining, improving, and personalizing the Sites;
- business operations, such as processing your payment for the Épiculiste Services, billing, accounting, improving our internal operations, securing our systems, detecting fraudulent or illegal activity, and meeting our legal obligations;
- send you emails or newsletters that you signed up for, including messages about new and recommended classes, events, and other marketing content we may send to Parents and Teachers;
- communicate with you to confirm registration and send updates, provide customers support and security alerts, and other administrative messages;
- conduct research and develop new services or features; analyze website usage and usage of the Site features, content, and pages; and
- conduct background checks if you are a Teacher.
We combine data we collect from different sources to achieve these purposes and to give you a more seamless, consistent, and personalized experience.
Épiculiste Teachers may access recordings of their classes and may use the recordings to improve their curriculum and classes and may provide the recording to Parents and Learners to view. Épiculiste may also use class recordings to provide feedback to Teachers, for customer support, and for compliance purposes.
Épiculiste will obtain additional parental consent before we use any class recordings for promotional or other purposes.
If you are a Parent or Teacher, Épiculiste may use your contact data for marketing purposes, including to tell you about services and opportunities we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each promotional email we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future promotional information. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your contact information included in our opt-out lists, please contact us at info@Épiculiste.com. Please note that we will continue to contact you via email to respond to requests and provide our services.
Storage and Transfer of Personal Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those in your region. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information
We may share your Personal Data with certain third parties with your consent or authorization and with whom you have intentionally interacted. We may share your Personal Data as necessary to complete your transactions and provide the services you have requested or authorized. For example, we use third parties to process credit card payments.
We may also share data as set forth below:
Teachers and Teacher Organizations: When Parents sign up they agree that Teachers may receive certain Personal Data about the Parents and their Learners including classes their Learner has taken. Teachers are not our employees, agents, or service providers, but we do issue guidance and restrictions on what they can do with Personal Data. We act as limited agents for our Teachers to process payments from Parents for Classes. Please note that in some cases, classes are taught by a “Teacher” that is actually an organization, group, or team of instructors (“Teacher Organization”). In such cases, class recordings may be accessed by the entire Teacher Organization, and access would not necessarily be limited to a single individual Teacher.
Business Transfers: If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be transferred to a successor or affiliate alone or as part of that transaction along with other assets.
Service Providers: We engage third party service providers to perform certain functions on our behalf (such as payment processing). These third parties may have access to your Personal Data for the purpose of helping us market, provide and/or improve the Sites.
Legal Requirements: Épiculiste may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or when we believe that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Épiculiste, Teachers, Learners, and Parents, (iii) operate and maintain the security of our Sites, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks, (iv) to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (v) protect against legal liability. Teachers are required to report to Épiculiste any suspected case of child abuse or neglect they become aware of during their work with Learners. Teachers may also be required to report suspected abuse or neglect to local authorities, and Épiculiste expects all Teachers to comply with their individual reporting responsibilities. Épiculiste itself may report instances of suspected abuse or neglect.
Third Party Analytics and Advertising Companies: Third party analytics and advertising vendors also collect Personal Data through our Site including, general location data, usage data, and inferences associated with identifiers and device information (such as cookie IDs and IP address) as described in the Cookies section of this statement. Except for data collected from Learners on the Services in Learner Space, these third-party vendors may combine this data across multiple sites to improve analytics for their own purpose and others. For example, we use Google Analytics on our Site to help us understand how users interact with our Site; you can learn how Google collects and uses information at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
Please note that our Site includes references or links to or suggestions to engage with third parties whose privacy practices differ from ours. Teachers may also suggest third party resources for Parents and Learners. If you provide Personal Data to any of those third parties, or allow us to share Personal Data with them, that data is governed by their privacy statements.
Publicly Posted Information
You may be able to share Personal Data, including communications, with third parties, including with the general public, through use of our Site. When you do so we ask that you avoid sharing Personal Data and do not share sensitive Personal Data.
We expect everyone to respect the privacy of others and follow our community standards, and other guidelines and restrictions on posting and sharing activities, such as sharing private materials, communications, or information, or sharing other Personal Data about others that may cause harm, embarrassment, or conflict. You should not encourage your Learners or other Learners to reveal any Personal Data about Learners or their families.
User Profile: As a user of our Services, you will have a user profile that will be publicly available to all users of the Services (the “User Profile”). You are not required to include any Personal Data on your User Profile. But you will have the option to include a variety of types of Personal Data in your User Profile, which may include your first name, last name, biographical information, geographical location, and avatar or personal photograph.
We do not systematically monitor the content of information that is published on your user profile. Any information published in your User Profile becomes available to the public. After publishing, we have no control over how such information is used or its further dissemination. We urge you to think carefully about what, if any, Personal Data you include in your User Profile.
Online Classrooms and Pages: If you are Teachers or Learners attending our online classes, you may publicly display and share your video and photographic image, name and/or username and certain other information, such as your profile, demographic data, content and files, or imprecise location data.
Public Forums: Our Services provide you the opportunity to share information on a variety of topics with other Épiculiste Users through public forums (the “Public Forums”). Use of the Public Forums is entirely voluntary. But please be aware that any information you include in the Public Forums will become available to all Épiculiste Users without restriction.
We do not systematically monitor the content of information that is published in the Public Forums. Any information published in Public Forums becomes available to the public.
Messages: Learners can message Teachers, Parents can message each other, and Parents and Teachers can message each other using the Service. Parents have access to messages between their Learners and Teachers.
After publishing, posting, or messaging, we have no control over how such information is used or its further dissemination. We urge you to think carefully about what, if any, Personal Data you share with others on our Service.
Social Media: Parents and Teachers may log into the Service using a Facebook account. When you login, we will receive your name, profile picture and email address from Facebook, and Facebook will record when we access this data. You will provide your Facebook login information directly to Facebook (and not to Épiculiste). How Facebook uses, stores, and discloses your information is governed by the policies of Facebook; Épiculiste does not have responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of Facebook.
We take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be fully secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any content or information you provide to us. You are also responsible for helping to protect the security of your account credentials. For instance, never give out your password, and safeguard your username, password and personal credentials used to access the Services, so that other people will not have access to your Personal Data. And do not use the username and password you use on our Services with any other services.
Do Not Track
Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser. While we do not currently support Do Not Track signals, we treat the data of everyone who comes to our site in accordance with this Privacy Statement, whatever their Do Not Track setting.
Access and Accuracy; Correcting Personal Data.
We use reasonable efforts to keep your Personal Data accurate and up-to-date, and we will provide you with mechanisms to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data. As appropriate, this amended Personal Data will be transmitted to those parties to which we are permitted to disclose your information. Having accurate Personal Data about you enables us to give you the best possible service.
Children’s Privacy Notice
This section explains our information collection, disclosure, parental consent practices and parental choice procedures with respect to information provided by children under the age of 13 (“Child” or “Children”). This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and outlines our practices in the United States regarding Children’s Personal Data. For more information about COPPA and general tips about protecting Children’s online privacy, please visit OnGuard Online.
Collection: Épiculiste collects Personal Data about Children directly from Parents and, when we have verified parental consent of Parents, directly from Children. Children are expected to use and select children’s mode which we call Learner Space when they use our Services and must be in Learner Space to attend class. Children cannot enroll in classes through the Learner Space. We may allow Children to mark classes they like or want to attend, which Parents can see, but can only attend classes if their Parents enroll them. Parents provide us with the Child’s name and age. Parents may additionally provide us with descriptions of the type of schooling their Child attends, local time zone, and additional notes for the Teacher. In addition, Children may share information about themselves during online classes. The Épiculiste class sessions take place over online videos in which video images and audio of the Children are recorded. We may collect other Personal Data about Children in Learner Space, including passively collected data, as described in our general Privacy Notice, with the exception that we do not collect payment information from Children or allow third parties to use Personal Data collected through analytics cookies for their own purposes. We also do not condition participation in our Services for Children on the collection of more Personal Data than is reasonably necessary.
Use and Disclosure: Once we obtain verified parental consent, we may use and share Personal Data collected from Children for many of the same purposes described in the general Privacy Notice. We recommend classes to Parents based on Childrens’ activities on our Site, such as when they mark classes or are enrolled in classes. We do not, however, send promotional emails to Children or allow third party analytics providers to collect Personal Data for their own uses through Learner Space.
Épiculiste shares, or allows you to share, the name, age, postal address, local time zone, and any notes Parents have provided about their Child to the class Teacher to allow the Teacher to provide classes and deliver supplies to Children. Children can also privately message Teachers of the classes they’re enrolled in. Parents will get notices of and copies of these messages. Children’s video image and voice audio and potentially background images of their home and family members are shared with the Teacher and the rest of the Class as they participate in classes. Children may also share information about themselves with the Teacher and the rest of their class during the Class session voluntarily, including content, images, and videos they may upload and share with their class. While Épiculiste expects Teachers and all other Users to abide by our standards of conduct and we take reasonable steps to monitor certain communications and posts, please note that we are not able to control or monitor all Personal Data your Child may share with Teachers or other classmates, nor what those third parties ultimately do with that information.
At times, we may allow Children and Parents to submit content, including photos and artwork, along with other information about the Child (like age, first name or initials and city, state, and country) that you may allow us to display publicly. Parents should review Children’s submissions and avoid uploading any private information in the Content about the Children, family members, or others. Épiculiste is not responsible for what other third parties do with information you choose to share publicly.
Some Teachers may ask Child Learners and their Parents to use third party sites and services. Parents should review the privacy notices for those third party sites and services to understand their privacy practices. We are not responsible for nor do we systematically monitor those third party sites and services.
Class Video Recordings: As described above, Épiculiste records video of Children and Teachers during Épiculiste classes (“Class Recordings”). The Class Recordings are made available by Épiculiste to the Teacher of the class and may be shared by the Teacher for the entire class (and their Parents) to view (the “Permitted Recipients”).
Please note that in some cases, classes are taught by a “Teacher” that is actually an organization, group, or team of instructors (“Teacher Organization”). In such cases, Class Recordings may be accessed by the entire Teacher Organization, and access would not necessarily be limited to a single individual instructor. Épiculiste may also use Class Recordings to provide feedback to Teachers, for customer support, and for compliance purposes.
Épiculiste will obtain additional parental consent before we use any Class Recordings for promotional or other purposes. We request that our Teachers refrain from creating copies of the Class Recordings or from sharing the Class Recordings with anyone aside from Permitted Recipients, and also request that Permitted Recipients not download or re-share the Class Recordings. While we expect Teachers and Permitted Recipients to abide by our standards of conduct, please note that we cannot control or monitor what such third parties ultimately do with Class Recordings.
Parental Consent: Épiculiste sends a direct notice with these privacy disclosures and obtains verifiable parental consent before collecting, using, and sharing Personal Data from your Child. Épiculiste requires that you provide your credit card information to verify you and to register your Child for and pay for an Épiculiste Class. If you do not consent or withdraw consent, then we will not collect, use, or disclose any Personal Data about your Child, and your Child will not be allowed to use the Services in any way. If you do not provide consent within a reasonable time from the date the direct notice was sent, and are not using our services for any other purposes, such as for teen children, we will also delete your online contact information from our records.
Parental Choices and Controls: At any time, you can review and refuse to permit us to collect further Personal Data from your Children in association with your account. You can also request that we delete from our records the Personal Data we have collected in connection with that account. Please keep in mind that a request to delete records may lead to a termination of an account, membership, or other service. You may review and update certain of your Child’s information by logging onto your account. In your account, you can review topics of interest we have inferred based on your Child’s likes and past classes. You can choose to opt-out of recommendations based on your Child’s activities and instead choose the learning topics you want to hear about. You can contact Épiculiste to request access to, change, or delete your Child’s Personal Data, or revoke consent for our collection, use, and sharing of Personal Data, by sending an email to us at privacy@Épiculiste.com. A valid request to delete Personal Data will be accommodated within a reasonable time. In addition to the foregoing, we will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to delete Personal Data collected from Children when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected.