Our goal is to offer the best, adventurous STEAM learning experience to you. For that we need to keep learning and inventing, just like how you improve your skills everyday using this app. Therefore, we collect some information about you and how you learn with the app to identify areas we should improve.
Since it's about your privacy, it is our responsibility to let you know what, when and why we collect your information. This document unfolds those details to you. Keep in mind that we respect your privacy in the same way your right to learn. So, if you believe we have inadvertently collected any information, or want to opt-out from our platform, please contact us and let us know, so we can promptly remove the information.
We may collect information such as your name, email address, phone number, school name, grade, city and your age in different stages as they are required to offer some features in the app. We may also collect your learning preferences such as subjects, topics you are interested to learn and time you spend to engage with them.
We may also collect details of other interactions that you have with us, together with any other information that you choose to provide us with, for example, through your interactions with our customer and technical support teams. We do not however collect any unnecessary personal information from you (for instance, information about religious beliefs).
The app requires BLE to work with the ESP32 development board. Some Android OS versions require you to give the app location permission alongside bluetooth permission for this to work. But we do not collect/transfer/store your location information unless otherwise specified.
Some widgets provided within the app, for example Weather Data Collector widget, will require your location for the widget to perform its expected operation. In such scenarios, you will be notified within the app that your location data is being collected.
In the case of the Weather Data Collector widget which is in relation to the Weather Station project within the app and is used to download weather data stored in the ESP32 development board, location of the weather station is necessary to associate the collected weather data so that it would be meaningful. Since the widget requires you to be near the weather station to download data, your location at that time will be collected as the location of the Weather Station. This collection happens only when you are using the widget and not anywhere else within the app.
By all means, the information we collect will be used to enhance the app, unless otherwise specified, and thus to improve your learning experience which includes,
In the case of Weather Data Collector widget, we collect your location data as mentioned in section above and transfer it to the third party data.akamutu.org/weather aka Data එකමුතු organization. They are a non-profit organization focused on crowdsourcing data on various aspects of Sri Lanka for scientific and research purposes. We do not permanently store your location data with us and only transfers it along with your downloaded weather data to the specified third party.
We protect your personal information against unauthorized access, unlawful use, accidental loss, corruption or destruction. We use technical measures such as encryption and password protection to protect your information and the systems they are held in. We also use operational measures to protect the information, for example by limiting the number of people who have access to the databases.
We keep these security measures under review and refer to industry security standards to keep up to date with current best practices.
None of your information will be shared with any third party partners working with Gavesha Labs to improve your learning experience unless you provide to them outside this app such as in telephone conversation. In any case if it is necessary for your data to be shared with a thirdy party for a specific service of the app, you will be notified appropriately within the app and you may opt out of using the service if you disagree.
Date of Last Revision: August 14,2021