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Privacy Policy

Last updated: February 8, 2022

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use, sharing and disclosure of Your information when You use Our website, (the “Website”) and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You. We use Your Personal Data to provide and improve the Website. By using the Website, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Interpretation and Definitions

The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access the Website or parts of the Website.

  • Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to Debate Spaces, LTD, 10 Chauncy St, Apt 33.

  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Yourbrowsing history on that website among its many uses.

  • Country refers to: Massachusetts, United States

  • Device means any device that can access the Website such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to provide and to facilitate the operation of the Website, to perform services related to the Website or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Website is used.

  • Third-party Social Media Service refers to any website or any social network website through which a user can log in or create an account to use the Website.

  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Website or from the Website infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • You means the individual accessing or using the Website, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Website, as applicable.


Collection of Personal Data

Personal Data

While using the Website, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Website. Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the Website that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. When You access the Website by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit the Website or when You access the Website by or through a mobile device.


Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Company allows You to create an account and log in to use the Website through the following Third-party Social Media Services:

  • Google

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

If You decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, We may collect Personal Data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as Your name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with that account. You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the Company through Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If You choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, You are giving the Company permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.


Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on the Website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze the Website. The technologies We use may use include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, the Website may use Cookies.

  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of the Website may use local stored objects (or flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on the Website. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read “Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?” available here.

  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of the Website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

We use both “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. We use Session Cookies to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services. We use Persistent Cookies to identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website and to allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website. For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit Cookies: What Do They Do?.


Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Website, including to monitor the usage of the Website.

  • To manage Your account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Website. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Website that are available to You as a registered user.

  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Website.

  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.

  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about the Website users is among the assets transferred.

  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve the Website, products, services, marketing and your experience.


Disclosure of Your Personal Data

We may disclose Your Personal Data in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: To monitor and analyze the use of the Website, for payment processing, to contact You. These third-party vendors collect, store, use, process and transfer information about Your activity on the Website in accordance with their Privacy Policies.

  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your Personal Data in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

  • With Our affiliates: In which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.

  • With business partners: To offer You certain products, services or promotions.

  • With other users: When You share Personal Data or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such Personal Data may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.

  • To law enforcement: Under certain circumstances, We may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

  • For other legal requirements: We may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, protect and defend the rights or property of the Company, prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Website, protect the personal safety of users of the Website or the public or to protect against legal liability.

  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your Personal Data for any other purpose with Your consent.


Retention and Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. The Company will also retain usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of the Website, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.


Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information 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 than those from Your jurisdiction.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer. The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other Personal Data.


We may provide paid products and/or services within the Website. In that case, we may use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors). We will not store or collect Your payment card details. That information is provided directly to Our third-party payment processors whose use of Your Personal Data is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

Information Collected from Children Under the Age of 13

As a parent, you should know that through the Website children under the age of 13 may participate in activities that involve the collection or use of Personal Data. We use reasonable efforts to ensure that before we collect any Personal Data from a child, the child’s parent receives notice of and consents to our Personal Data practices. We may ask a user to verify its date of birth before collecting any Personal Data from them. If the user is under the age of 13, the Website will be either blocked or redirected to a parental consent process. We also may limit how We collect, use, and store some of the Personal Data of users between 13 and 18 years old. In some cases, this means We will be unable to provide certain functionality of the Website to these users. If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your Personal Data and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that Personal Data. The Company may collect and store persistent identifiers such as Cookies or IP addresses from children without parental consent for the purpose of supporting the internal operation of the Website. We may collect and store other Personal Data about children if this Personal Data is submitted by a child with prior parent consent or by the parent or guardian of the child. The Company may collect and store the following types of Personal Data about a child when submitted by a child with prior parental consent or by the parent or guardian of the child:

  • First and/or last name

  • Date of birth

  • Gender

  • Grade level

  • Email address

  • Telephone number

  • Parent’s or guardian’s name

  • Parent’s or guardian’s email address


A parent who has already given the Company permission to collect and use his child Personal Data can, at any time review, correct or delete the child’s Personal Data or discontinue further collection or use of the child’s Personal Data. To make such a request, You can write to Us using the contact information provided in this Privacy Policy.


For further details on the information We might collect, You can refer to the “Types of Data Collected” section of this Privacy Policy. We follow our standard Privacy Policy for the disclosure of Personal Data collected from and about children.

Links to Other Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.



The Debate Spaces Academy documents programs using photography and (on rare occasions) video, as well as quotes from students, for documentation, fundraising, promotional, and evaluation purposes. Video footage, still images and quotes may appear on Debate Spaces website as well as publicity, fundraising, and promotional materials. All video footage, still images and quotes used in public materials will appear without reference to the full names of specific students. I acknowledge that I am giving the staff of the Debate Spaces Academy and affiliates permission to videotape, photograph or interview my child while they participate in Debate Spaces Academy activities. I understand that these quotes, photographs and video footage may appear in Debate Spaces Academy’s publicity, outreach, or fundraising materials, which will be accessible to the public. I do not expect to receive any financial compensation in return for any footage/photographs/quotes, or for the display of the resulting images. Please reach out to us at if you would like to opt out of these permissions.
Debate Spaces Academy engages in ongoing evaluation and quality improvement efforts. Therefore. Your child may be asked to fill out a survey after the program. All data obtained from Your child will be kept confidential and will be used by staff to increase the quality of the program. All data analyzed through this system will highlight combined or group results. Staff within Debate Spaces Academy will have access to the data so that they can continue to improve the program and support Your child’s individual needs.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on the Website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

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