DOGOnews Library Edition - Privacy Policy

DOGO Media is a proud signatory of the Student Data Privacy Pledge.

Welcome to DOGO Media's websites. We respect and protect the privacy of our users and intend our websites to be a safe place for everyone who visits and corresponds with us. Our information practices are designed to comply with the United States Federal Trade Commission's Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (GDPR) for users from the European Union and the United Kingdom.

DOGO Media, Inc. (collectively, “DOGO,” “we,” “us,” “our”) understand that Internet privacy is important to you, so we are providing this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, and disclose personal information and personal data in clear, easy-to-understand language. This Privacy Policy applies to all of our websites, apps, mobile experiences, our application programming interface (“API”) and digital content that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “DOGO websites”) and outlines how DOGO as a data controller collects, processes, uses and discloses the information you provide by using DOGO websites. We will use your personal data only for the purposes and in the manner set forth below, which describes the steps we take to ensure our processing of your personal data is in compliance with the GDPR.

  1. Information Collection
  2. Processing Grounds
  3. Data Retention and Information Security
  4. California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Disclosure
  5. International Visitors
  6. EU Personal Data and Your Rights under GDPR
  7. Links to Third Party Sites, Services, and Content
  8. Updates

1. Information Collection

The DOGOnews Library Edition websites generally require no collection of personal information and you can use the services without providing any personal data, provided your are authenticated by your school or library.

However, we may collect certain information automatically when users visit the DOGO websites. To provide a personalized and high-quality user experience, we use various cookies that gather and store certain technical information from your browser or device, including standard log files. This technical information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, device or browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, clickstream data, operating system, and the dates and times that you visit the DOGO websites. This information is aggregated and stored. It is only used for DOGO’s internal purposes, and will not be used to contact any teacher, student or visitor. For complete details about our use of cookies, please read our Cookie Policy.

Our websites offer a share content via email button which asks for both the recipient’s and sender’s email address. These emails are discarded once the share email is sent

2. Processing Grounds

For users from the European Union and the United Kingdom (“EU users”) we will only use your Personal Data if we have a lawful basis for doing so. Lawful bases for processing include consent, contractual necessity, and our “legitimate interests” or the legitimate interest of others, as described below.

Purpose(s) for Processing

Lawful Basis for Processing

• To create and maintain a user account.

• To provision premium services.
• To provide software as a service.
• To provide help and support.

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or to enter into such a contract with you.

• To provide newsletters or email updates.

• To enable you to watch videos.

• To gather audience data and improve our website experience.

• To deliver and measure advertising.

Your consent – which you can withdraw at any time.

• To manage and operate our websites – to keep our websites secure.

• To ensure that content on the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or mobile device.
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
• To allow you to participate in interactive features of the Website, when you choose to do so.
• To notify you about any changes to the Website, policies, products and services.

The processing is necessary to support our legitimate business interests in managing our business provided such interests are not overridden by your interests and rights. We have carried out a balancing test to ensure that your interests do not override this legitimate business interest of ours. Please note that you have a right to object to processing of your personal data where that processing is carried on for our legitimate interest.

You have the right to object at any time.

• For the prevention and detection of fraud, money laundering or other crimes or for the purpose of responding to a binding request from a public authority or court.

The processing is necessary to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.

Unless we receive a deletion request, we will retain your information for as long as you have an account or as is necessary to deliver our service to you.

The security and confidentiality of your child’s information is extremely important to us, and we take a number of steps to help safeguard any personal information that your child provides to us. In particular:

  1. We continually develop and implement features to keep your personal information safe
  2. When you enter any information anywhere on DOGO websites we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL/TLS/HTTPD encryption)
  3. The database where we store personal information is encrypted at rest, which converts all personal information stored in the database to an unintelligible form
  4. We ensure passwords are stored and transferred securely using encryption and salted hashing. User passwords are not visible to DOGO administrators or employees
  5. We restrict access to personal information to authorized employees only
  6. Other security safeguards include but are not limited to data encryption, firewalls, and physical access controls to files

However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.

If we know or have reason to know of a systems security breach by an unauthorized party of user data where that data is being or is likely to be used for an unauthorized purpose, we will promptly notify you so that you can take appropriate steps.

4. California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Disclosure

If you are under the age of 18, or the parent of a user under the age of 18, residing in California, you are entitled to request removal of content or information you have posted on DOGO websites. To request removal of your or your child’s content or information, please email us at help@dogonews.com for assistance, or you can delete specific information (or delete your or your child’s account) directly. Please note that removal of your content or information does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal, as there may be de-identified or recoverable elements of your content or information on our servers in some form. Additionally, we will not remove content or information that we may be required to retain under applicable federal and state laws.

Currently, various browsers offer a “Do Not Track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to Web sites visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. DOGO does not track users over time and across third-party websites and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. For more information on “do not track”, please visit www.allaboutdnt.org.

We do not share information that we collect through the DOGO websites with third parties for the third party’s direct marketing purposes.

5. International visitors

DOGO websites are operated and managed on servers located within the United States. If you use DOGO websites from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that differ from U.S. law, then you acknowledge and agree that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of those regions to the United States and that, by providing your Personal Information on DOGO websites, you consent to that transfer.

6. EU Personal Data and Your Rights under GDPR

DOGO is committed to providing you control over and visibility to your Personal Data. If you are located in the EU, United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you may have additional rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") related to your Personal Data, as described below.

We may limit or reject your request in certain cases, such as if it is frivolous or extremely impractical, if it jeopardizes the rights of others, if it is not required by law, or if the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy in the case in question. In some cases, we may also need you to provide us with additional information, which may include Personal Data, to verify your identity and the nature of your request. If you are an Account holder (iDOGO or Teacher account), you can accomplish most of the following by logging into your account.

Access: You can request a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you.

Rectification: If you believe that any Personal Data we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that we correct or supplement such data.

Erasure: You can request that we erase some or all of your Personal Data from our systems. Note that if you request the deletion of information required to provide the Service to you, your User Account will be deactivated and you will lose access to the Service.

Portability: You can ask for a copy of your Personal Data in a machine-readable format. You can also request that we transmit the data to another controller where technically feasible.

For the following, please email us at privacy@dogonews.com:

Withdrawal of Consent: If we are processing your Personal Data based on your consent (as indicated at the time of collection of such data), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that if you exercise this right, you may have to then provide express consent on a case-by-case basis for the use or disclosure of certain of your Personal Data, if such use or disclosure is necessary to enable you to utilize some or all of our Service.

Objection: You can contact us to let us know that you object to the further use or disclosure of your Personal Data for certain purposes, such as for marketing purposes.

Restriction of Processing: You can ask us to restrict further processing of your Personal Data.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint about DOGO's practices with respect to your Personal Data with the supervisory authority of your country or EU Member State.

8. Updates

Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy, which may be revised at our sole discretion. If we change this Privacy Policy, we will make it available through the DOGO websites, and indicate the date of the latest revision. In the event that the changes materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder we will make reasonable efforts to notify you by email, if we have one on file or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the websites for the first time after such material changes are made. You may be asked to reconfirm your consent to the Policy in order to continue use of our website(s) after the date we have updated such policies.

Your continued use of the Services following the effective date of such update constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy.

If you don't agree with any future changes to the Privacy Policy, please contact us to terminate your account.