Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before accessing or using the Website.

About CodeSpark.ng

CodeSpark.ng® is a nonprofit dedicated to sparking interest and expanding participation in computer science by making it more accessible and available in schools and charities and increasing participation by girls.

CodeSpark.ng Privacy Principles

Our Privacy Policy is fueled by our commitment to the following Privacy Principles:

  1. We’re deeply committed to creating a safe and secure learning environment for our students and teachers. We take the protection of this information seriously.
  2. We do not require you to provide any Personal Information in order to try our courses, most of which are accessible without a User account. However, learning progress won’t be saved without creating an account.
  3. The only reason we collect any data from Students or Teachers is to better succeed in our mission of providing a great computer science education for every student in every school.
  4. We do not sell your Personal Information or exploit it for financial gain; we do not sell ads. We are a charitable nonprofit and our revenue comes from donations. We established ourselves as a nonprofit so our mission and your trust will not be in conflict with a for-profit motive.
  5. Any student academic data provided by us or by our school district partners to third-party evaluators for the purpose of evaluating our courses in meeting our mission will be de-identified (per standard industry practice).
  6. We strive to provide you with access to and control over the information you give us (as detailed below), and we take the protection of your information very seriously.
  7. When student Personal Information is provided to CodeSpark.ng by a school or school district, CodeSpark.ng agrees to retain such information as directed by the school or school district.
  8. We hold our partners to privacy and security practices no less stringent than our own.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to creating a safe and secure environment for learners of all ages on our websites located at https://codespark.ng, https://club.codespark.ng, and online services (collectively, our “Website”). Visitors and users of the Website and participants in our education programs are referred to individually as “User” and collectively as “Users”. Any User that creates a student account is referred to as “Student” even if they are using the CodeSpark.ng Website outside of a school setting. Similarly, any User that creates a teacher account is referred to as “Teacher.” As a not-for-profit, organization, we use the data we receive only insofar as it helps our mission of providing a great computer science education for every student in every school. We established ourselves as a not-for-profit organization so that a for-profit motive will not interfere with our mission of providing a trusted educational resource.

Our Privacy Policy describes what information we gather from our Users, how we use that information, and what we do to protect it. Your use of the Website and any information you provide on the Website are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and subject to our Terms of Service. Any capitalized terms used but not defined within this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in our Terms of Service. By visiting or using our Website, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this Privacy Policy.

From time to time our Privacy Policy will change. CodeSpark.ng will notify Users of any change to our Privacy Policy by posting the revised Privacy Policy with an updated date of revision on our Website. If we make any significant changes to the policy these will be called out with a short notice of the revision conspicuously posted on the Website homepage. We may also contact Users and notify them of the changes if required by law. We stand behind the promises we make, and will not change how we use any Personal Information we have already collected from Users in any material way without also providing notice of the change via email, through this Website, or through other means, and obtaining consent via your continued use to any new policies. We take the protection of the Personal Information you provide to us very seriously, and we strive to put you in control of decisions around your Personal Information.

Collection and Use of Your Information

The sections below describe the ways CodeSpark.ng collects and uses the name, display name, email address, school name and address, telephone number, etc. from Users (“Personal Information”), persistent cookies or IP addresses (“Persistent Identifiers”), as well as some of the non-Personal Information and technical information (described below) we collect. We collectively refer to any of this data we collect from Students, along with any Student information, Student records, and Student-generated content as “Student Data.”

Our collection, use, and disclosure of Student Data are governed by our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use and applicable state laws that relate to the collection of Student Data. CodeSpark.ng shall not use Student Data for any purposes other than those authorized pursuant to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Information from Authentication Services like Facebook or Google

If you decide to register for a Code.org account through an Authentication Service (such as Facebook Connect or Google Accounts), you give Code.org the permission to store and use information already associated with your Authentication Service consistent with this Privacy Policy and the table above.

You may revoke Code.org’s access to your account on any Authentication Service at any time by updating the appropriate settings in the account preferences of the respective Authentication Service. You should check your privacy settings on each Authentication Service to understand and change the information sent to us through each Authentication Service. Please review each Authentication Service’s terms of use and privacy policies carefully before using their services and connecting to our Website.

Information from Other Sources

In certain situations, we may obtain information, including Personal Information, from third parties or sources other than the Website. For example, if you donate to Code.org via Paystack, we may obtain your name and mailing address to send a thank you note. If we combine or associate information from other sources with Personal Information that we collect through the Website, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your sharing of Personal Information with those third parties will also be subject to their privacy policies.