COOKIE POLICY

Last updated on July 5, 2019:


Invention Academy uses cookies to provide, protect and improve the invention.academy website, services and associated Invention Academy products (the Services).

This policy describes the cookies we use, why we use them and how we treat the information we collect. It also explains how cookies allow the invention.academy website to work properly and why you may not be able to take full advantage of the site's features if you disable the use of cookies. The invention.academy cookie policy should be read in conjunction with and in addition to our general terms of use and privacy policy.

By visiting our website without changing your settings, you agree to receive all cookies and other data collection tools. However, if you do not agree with the use of these cookies, you may change your cookie settings at any time by following the instructions below. 


1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?


The cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a particular web page. Cookies are then returned to the original web page on each subsequent visit, or to another web page that recognizes this cookie. Cookies are widely used to make the invention.academy website work or to make it more efficient, as well as to provide information to website owners.

The cookies perform many different tasks, for example, they allow you to navigate efficiently between pages, remember your preferences and generally improve the user experience. The cookies can, for example, tell us if you have already visited the invention.academy website or if you are a new visitor. They can also help to make the ads you see online more relevant to you and your interests.

There are two main categories of cookies:

  • First-party cookies, served directly by us on your computer or mobile device;

  • Third party cookies, which are served by a third party on our behalf. We may use third-party cookies for purposes of functionality, performance / analysis, advertising / tracking and social media.

The cookies may remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are session cookies, which means that they are only stored temporarily during a browsing session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies, which means that they are stored on your computer or mobile device for a specified period of time and are not deleted when you close your browser. They can be used by the invention.academy website to recognize your computer or mobile device when you open your browser and surf the Internet again.


2. WHY DO WE USE COOKIES?


We use cookies for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Activate, facilitate and streamline the operation and access to our website at invention.academy;

  • Track traffic flows and browsing patterns in relation to the invention.academy website;

  • Understand at all times the total number of visitors to our website and the types of web browsers (e. g. Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e. g. Windows or Mac OS) used by our visitors;

  • Monitor the performance of the invention.academy website and continuously improve it;

  • Personalize and improve your online experience.


3. WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?


The types of cookies used by us and third parties on the invention.academy website can be classified into one of the following five categories: "cookies necessary for the essential purposes of invention.academy", "functionality cookies", "performance and analysis cookies", "advertising and tracking cookies" and "social media cookies". We have provided additional information on each category and the purposes of cookies set by us and third parties below:

Cookies required for essential purposes: These cookies are essential to provide you with the invention.academy website and all the services available on the website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, the services you have requested, such as transactional pages and secure login accounts, would not be possible.

Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies record information about the choices you have made and allow us to customize the invention.academy website. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or return to the site, we can provide you with our services as you requested.

Performance and Analysis Cookies: We use performance/analysis cookies to analyze how the invention.academy website is accessed, used or performed in order to provide you with a better user experience and to maintain, operate and continuously improve the website.

Advertising and tracking cookies: We may allow third party companies, including advertising agencies (such as Facebook, Google, Twitter), to set cookies on our website. These cookies allow these companies to track your activity on different sites where they display ads and record your activities so that they can display ads that they consider relevant to you when you surf the Internet. These cookies store information about the content you are viewing, as well as an identifier linked to your device or IP address.

Social Media Cookies: On some pages of our website, third parties who provide applications through our website may set their own cookies to track the success of their applications or to customize them for you. For example, when you share content using a social network sharing button on our website (for example, Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus), the social network that created the button saves the result. Due to the functioning of cookies, we cannot access these cookies, nor can third parties access the data contained in the cookies we use. Some pages on our website may also contain embedded content, such as video content from YouTube, and these third-party sites may set their own cookies.  


4. HOW TO CONTROL OR DELETE COOKIES?


You have the right to accept or prevent the storage of cookies on your device at any time by changing your web browser settings to reflect your cookie preferences.

Please be aware that you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the website and/or online courses, services, products and content once cookies are disabled.

Most browsers provide instructions on how to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the "Options" or "Preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these parameters, the following links may be useful. If not, use the "Help" option of your browser for more details.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

Cookies settings in Firefox.

Cookie settings in Chrome.

Cookie settings in Safari.


5. CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE POLICY


We will occasionally update this cookie policy to reflect changes in our practices, services and products. When we post changes to this cookie policy, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this cookie policy. If we make significant changes to the way we collect, use and/or share information stored in cookies, we will notify you by prominently displaying the changes on the invention.academy website. We recommend that you visit this page from time to time to review any changes to this cookie policy or any of our other policies.  


6. COOKIES THAT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED IN THE PAST


If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use the information collected from cookies before you disable your web browser preferences. However, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect additional information.


7. CONTACT US


If you have any questions or comments about this cookie policy or about privacy issues in general, please contact us by email at privacy@invention.academy.