This policy explains what information we collect when you use Wings Educations’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
Wings Educations doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Wings Educations is to make our product work as well as possible. This includes basic product functions like allowing our metered paywall to work and key features like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Wings Educations, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Wings Educations, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (like Save to Wings Educations, highlights, follows, and applause). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).
We use this information to:
- provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
- fight spam and other forms of abuse
- generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services
When you create your Wings Educations account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.
Wings Educations won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice.
Search engines may index your Wings Educations user profile page, public interactions (such as claps or highlights), and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
Wings Educations uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Wings Educations. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using the Services, you authorize Wings Educations to transfer, store, and use your information in the India and any other country where we operate.
Some of the content that you see displayed on Wings Educations is not hosted by Wings Educations. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a Wings Educations page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code snippets, or Scribd documents that appear within a Wings Educations post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Wings Educations post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to Wings Educations’s basic functionality.
Wings Educations saves data about the URLs you Save to Wings Educations (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off Wings Educations Services. We track your interactions within the Wings Educations Services (which encompasses Wings Educations.com, custom domains hosted by Wings Educations, and your interactions with our mobile application).
Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information
If you have a Wings Educations account, you can access, modify or export your personal information.
To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). Wings Educations may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Email from Wings Educations
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s Settings page.
When you interact with an email sent from Wings Educations (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please forward it to us at info@Wings Educations.com so we can investigate.
Changes to this Policy
Wings Educations may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.
2. Data Protection Statement for Users
Description of Processing Activity
Wings Educations collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.
Purposes of Processing
- Provide, test, promote, and improve the Services
- Gather usage statistics of services
- Provide customized reading experience
- Publish and distribute user-generated content
- Provide access to paid content
- Pay authors in Partnership Program for certain content
- Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services
In order to provide the Services, Wings Educations collects and stores personal data about its users to fulfill its contractual obligations to users as described in our Terms of Service and to Members as described in our Membership Terms of Service.
Wings Educations also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the Services, as outlined above, as well as to ensure that new users trying out the free member preview do not exceed their maximum limit of free articles per month before a paid subscription is required to read further. These legitimate interests are not outweighed by (nor do they violate) our users’ privacy interests because we collect minimal user data for these purposes and we are fully transparent about these activities.
Where Wings Educations collects and stores personal data about non-users mentioned in user-generated content, it does so under performance of contract obligations to users who use the Services to publish content on web sites hosted by Wings Educations. In such cases, users authoring such user-generated content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Wings Educations will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.
Public Nature of Personal Data
Logged-in users may choose to interact publicly with the Services in the form of clapping for a post, highlighting parts of a post, following other user accounts, sharing links on connected social media accounts, or writing original posts. Where such personal data may reveal special category protected data, it is processed on the basis that it is manifestly made public by the user. Additional information on potential consequences of such processing can be found below. If you do not agree to this public usage, do not create an account or use these features of the Services.
Categories of Personal Data Collected
Logged out users:
- Reading history
- IP address
- Browser information
- DNT status
Logged in users:
- Display name
- Avatar image
- Email address (non-public)
- Session activity (security)
- Linked social media accounts (optional)
- IP address
- Browser information
- Reading history (on Wings Educations Services only)
- Meta-data about URLs saved by using the optional feature Save to Wings Educations
- Network interactions (recommends, follows, etc.)
- Posts, responses, or series published by user
- Billing information and history
- Bank account for payments
- Business information, if applicable
Categories of Recipients
Wings Educations shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:
- Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrastructure
- Communication & Support
- Payment Processors
Wings Educations provides Services in conjunction with several payment processors, including: PayPal, Google Play, and Apple Pay, through which users may pay for Wings Educations services or courses or learning materials or receive payment based on participation in our Partner program. Those companies acting as payment processors may collect and store personal data related to your billing information and history in order to provide their services, and may collect and store personal data and business data to prevent fraud and other abuse.
Use of Algorithms to Personalize User Experience
Wings Educations collects and stores personal data about its users to customize their reading experience by displaying content tailored to the preferences and interests indicated by the users (including through their reading history and Services interactions). Wings Educations also moderates content for the purposes of fighting and preventing spam, fraud, and other forms of abuse, and may rely on algorithms as part of doing so.
Potential Consequences of Processing
By creating and using an account on Wings Educations, users may make certain personal data about themselves public and accessible to others on their profile and through network interactions. This may in some cases constitute special category protected data which is considered manifestly made public by the user.
Due to the public nature of information posted to Wings Educations, it may be possible for third parties to derive identifying personal data from posts, whether by reading, inference, supplemental research, or automated extraction and analysis.
Users are free to use their real name and information, or a pseudonym of their choosing, for their account. Users may also choose to use the service without posting data or engaging in network interactions. However, if you do not agree with and accept the risks of such usage, you may not use the Services.
Wings Educations is hosted in the India. By using the Services, you authorize Wings Educations to transfer, store, and use your information in the India and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.
Wings Educations retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account.