Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Commitment

Gyanam Technologies, Inc. (“Gyanam”) has developed STEMergy with the sole goal of creating a safe and enjoyable experience for kids who are STEM Enthusiasts. Gyanam is committed to protecting the privacy of children/parents who use our sites and applications. This Privacy Policy explains our information collection, disclosure, and parental consent practices with respect to information provided by children under the age of 13. This policy is in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and outlines our practices regarding children’s personal information.

We respect the privacy rights of users of STEMergy and recognize the importance of protecting all information that our users may choose to share with us. Only registered users will have access to the STEMergy app.

When we say “Gyanam Technologies”, “Gyanam”, “our,” “we,” or “us,” or STEMergy we’re talking about Gyanam Technologies Inc and its App. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to all of our apps, services, features, software, and website (together, “Services”) unless specified otherwise.

To further this commitment, we have adopted this Privacy Policy to guide how we collect, use, and disclose the information you provide us. By accessing and/or using the website and/or mobile apps, you agree that information you have provided, or may provide in the future, including but not limited to personal information, may be used and disclosed as described below.

Please also read STEMergy’s Terms of Service (“Terms”), which describes the terms under which you use our Services.

About STEMergy

STEMergy is a private and secure social and educational media platform and Meet-Up scheduler designed for kids and Teenagers. STEMergy allows your children to interact online with their friends, conduct hands on STEM experiments, share the knowledge gained through their experiments, and plan Meet-Ups all within a safe and secured network environment.

For all users below 13 years, their parents are required to create an account for them. We take privacy & security serious. Gyanam is working to make STEMergy COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant.

Privacy Overview

STEMergy provides a safer social networking option for children to communicate, learn, & share content with others.

The Information We Collect From Parents, Children, How We Use It, and How and When We Communicate With Parents

STEMergy requires parental ID verification before allowing children under 13 to gain access. The following sections describe the information we collect from parents of users under 13, parents and teenagers, and how users information is used and shared, with consent. Parents or guardians are required to create an account for children under 13 years.

Registration Process for Teenagers

Teenagers can register for a STEMergy account by downloading the STEMergy App and following the registration process.

During the initial registration step, Information collected includes an email, first name, last name, and password.Once registered, user is directed to family profile screen to provide their Mobile Number, Gender, Date of Birth and STEM Area of Interests that the user is interested in. Teenagers can reset their passwords by selecting forgot my password on the login page and also from Settings screen.

Registration process for Guardians of Kids under the age of 13

STEMergy requires a parent or guardian to create their account before they can setup a profile for their child. During the initial registration step, information collected includes an email, first name, last name, and password. After submission, the parent will be directed to the Identity Verification section and will need to verify their identity using the One Time Password that is sent to your registered email address. Once submitted, STEMergy will grant you access to the app allowing you to set up your family profile and create accounts for your children.

Usernames & Passwords

Parents will need to use a valid email address as the username. Parents are required to set their password as part of the initial registration. Once registered, you will be required to create a unique username and password for your child. Usernames and passwords are required to successfully login to STEMergy App. Parents can reset their passwords by selecting forgot my password on the login page and also from Settings screen. To best protect your account, we recommend using a different password for STEMergy than that of other websites and apps you use.

Parents needs to create a Parental Authorization Code (referred to as PIN in this privacy policy) which is used to authenticate any action (send/accept friend request, Posts, group creation etc) performed from the child account.

We strongly recommend that you do not share your password and Parent Authorization Code (PIN) with your children. You are responsible for controlling access to your username and password (and those of your child) and you are responsible for any communications or actions taken through your usernames and/or passwords.

Some of the information requested from Parents/children are first name, last name, Stem based Area of interests, Profile picture, School, Date of Birth (used to help present STEM kits based on age), sex. This information will only be used so that your child can easily find their friends on the STEMergy network.

Your child’s personal information is securely stored using industry standard practices and will never be shared outside of the STEMergy network, except as may be provided for in this Privacy Policy.

By creating a child account, you are granting your child permission to use the STEMergy service and all of its features. This combined with your registration will be considered verified parent consent as described under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Under COPPA, you have the right to review, request the deletion of, or request that we stop collecting or using your child’s personal information at any time.

Deleting User data

If a parent deletes a child account, all the information associated with the child account will not be retained except for minimal information needed for audit purposes in terms of when the account was created, friends added/deleted, groups joined. Once the account has been deleted, other registered members will no longer be able to search for your username.

Friend Connections

Parents/Guardians will need to approve a “send friend” request or an “accept friend” request using their PIN for users under 13 years. User can remove their friends by deleting them from the friends connection. If user is under 13 years of Age, delete Friend request must be approved by the parent.

Group Creation

Users under 13 years of age will be prompted to request their parents to authorize the request when they try to send, accept or decline “Join Group” requests with other users. Parents will need to enter the previously set PIN to approve the request. After you accept a “Join Group” request, you now become member of the group.

Chat

Users can only chat with their friends who are part of STEMergy. Chat history is stored securely on the Gyanam servers and can be requested by parents if needed. Kids under 13 will need Parental Authorization to add new friends.

Photos

All users have the ability to upload photos or videos, take a picture or video from within the STEMergy App. Photos or Videos get uploaded on to Private Gyanam Network and is NOT accessible by non-registered users. Kid under age of 13 will need the parent to enter their PIN to upload photos or videos on to WALL. Photos can be displayed as a profile picture or posted on their WALL (seen by their friends).

Gyanam also reserves the right to block/delete a user account who posts inappropriate photos or videos.

Removing previously posted content

User can delete Photos or Videos uploaded by them. Photos, videos and other comments that any user POSTS are viewable by other registered STEMergy users that are a connected friend to the current user. If you would like to remove Photo, Video or comment that you created, you may do so by accessing that post or comment and Select the delete function with in STEMergy App.

Commenting to a post

STEMergy App provides the ability for users to comment on others post. Curse words and other inappropriate content may be filtered or flagged and are not to be used. Any registered user can report in appropriate content by selecting function Report Issue. Issue gets reported to support@stemergy.net for further action.STEMergy reserves the right to delete a user who uses inappropriate content on a post.

Demographic information collected

STEMergy collects demographic information such as gender and date of birth. This information is anonymous information that cannot be used alone to directly identify and contact you.STEMergy uses your demographic information to connect you with other registered STEM Enthusiasts matching your profile.

If demographic information is collected at the same time as your personal information, we combine the demographic information with your personal information. Demographic information is not considered personal information unless it is linked to personal information about a specific user. If you choose not to provide certain demographic information, you will not be able to successfully register an account.

Meet Up Scheduling

STEMergy’s Meet Up scheduler allows children to use our proprietary scheduling system to coordinate virtual or physical Meet Up’s with their connected friends and or group members.STEMergy encourages children to schedule Meet Up’s to demonstrate their STEM Experiments and learn more about the Science behind it. This is recommended to enhance their Presentation Skills.

After the demonstration at the meet up, group member will exchange their experimental kit with other group members.STEMergy encourages parents to record their Kid’s demonstration and upload Photos on Videos onto STEMergy Channel.

Scheduling Meet Up’s for kids under 13 years of age is restricted and can be created or edited only after obtaining Parental Authorization. Parent agrees by entering PIN with in the STEMergy App. STEMergy takes no responsibility for the actions or events that occur before, during, or after a scheduled Meet Up. We advise that parents communicate with each other to finalize actual Meet UP activities. STEMergy takes no responsibility for any activities that occur during a physical playdate. We are only a scheduling system to help facilitate the coordination of a Meet Up event between group members.

STEMergy Channel

STEMergy App includes the STEMergy Channel also referred as “My Channel”. This channel provides collection of safe, regulated, kid-approved STEM videos. All videos can be liked, shared to a user’s friend, and saved as a favorite. Parents and users over 13 years of age can share the video on to their Facebook. Videos cannot be viewed outside of the STEMergy Application and there are no external links that could re-direct a user to another website or application.STEMergy does not claim ownership of any of the videos or video content.

Geolocation Information

When a user launches the STEMergy App for the first time, we will request that you allow Geolocation to be accessed from your device. You can change this setting at any time within your device settings. During initial registration process, STEMergy application captures only your current location information (City, State, Country) from your device.

Gyanam does NOT share your Geolocation information to any 3rd party entities and is used only to connect user with other STEM Enthusiasts in your neighborhood.

Notifications

When a user launches the STEMergy App for the first time, we will request that you allow push messages to be delivered. You can change this setting at any time within your device settings.

Email we Send

Gyanam does NOT share or sell email addresses. And, we are careful about the email we send to our users. In general, there are two types of email we will send: Alerts and security notifications are sent from support@Gyanam.net. News and informational messages are sent from info@stemergy.net

Please do not block the support@stemergy.com and info@stemergy.net address since we will only send important account related notifications from that address.

Advertisements

STEMergy is ad-free for both children and parents.

Gyanam reserves the right to incorporate STEM related advertisements within the STEMergy App in the future.

Automatically Collected Information

Usage and Log Information.

We collect service-related, diagnostic, and performance information. This includes information about your activity (such as how you use our Services, how you interact with others using our Services, and the like), log files, and diagnostic, crash, website, and performance logs and reports.

Use of Information

In addition to any uses of your information described above, Gyanam may use your information for internal purposes such as to enhance STEMergy App. We do not transmit or disclose information to our service providers unless it is necessary for them to perform a business or technology function in support of our service.

A few examples are listed below.

We use third party analytics services to track usage and events in our system. For example, we track aggregate statistics for each stage of our registration process to identify areas that need improvement. When we transmit analytics data, we may include a persistent identifier such as an auto-incrementing integer that represents your account.

We do not include usernames, email addresses, or other personal information that can be used to discover your identity.

We also use third party services to track and resolve bugs and other errors in our software. When an error occurs, our applications send a description of the error to a third party server. The error may include your device information, operating system, IP address, and other persistent identifiers but we do not include your name or other personal information.

Information may be collected by us or by our service providers who provide internet hosting for the website. We may combine information you give us with other information from that we receive from other sources, transactions and communications. We may also combine information that you provide with data that is publicly available and data from third parties.

We may disclose personal information if required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information if we determine that disclosure is necessary to enforce our terms of service or protect other users. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. However, this does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information for commercial purposes in a way that is contrary to the commitments made in this Privacy Policy.

In the event of a reorganization, merger or sale (including in connection with bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings). Following such transfer the successor entity and its affiliates may use your personal information under the terms of their own privacy policies which may differ from the terms in this Privacy Policy.

Gyanam does not and would not share personal information regarding its parent or child users with independent third party companies for marketing related purposes.

Information Security

Information security is important to us. We rely on Mobile Backend ass a Service(MBaaS) provider to meet our App requirement. The MbaaS provider that Gyanam uses is well reported and already hosts several large Gaming, Social Media and Entertainment clients in USA and other countries.

However, like other companies, Gyanam cannot guarantee 100% the security or confidentiality of the information you provide to us. Consequently, while we endeavor to safeguard your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, we do not warrant or guarantee the absolute security of any personal information you transmit to, from or through the website or mobile apps.

If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your personal information.

In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your personal information, we will notify you as required by law, if reasonably possible and as reasonably necessary so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may notify you under such circumstances using the e-mail address we have on record for you or through alternative means. You should also take care with how you handle and disclose your personally identifiable information. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Third Party Privacy Policies

This Privacy Policy applies to your interactions with the Gyanam website and mobile apps only. Any third party websites to which you link via the Gyanam website or mobile apps may contain privacy policies that differ from this one. The terms of any such third party privacy policy will apply to your use of their website. This includes with respect to any third party that we contract with in connection with providing services to you.

Additional Terms

Our operations are conducted within the United States. Regardless of where you live, you consent to have your personal information transferred, processed and stored in the United States, and allow Gyanam to use and collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Please note that our website and mobile apps are not intended for use by a person in any state or country where such use would be contrary to local laws or regulations.

International Users: If you access the Gyanam website or mobile apps from outside the United States, your connection may be through and to servers located in your country or the United States. Any personal information you provide may be processed and maintained in the United States on servers and/or other network systems operated by or for our benefit. IF THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED OR YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN HAS LAWS OR REGULATIONS WHICH REQUIRE THAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION BE RECEIVED, USED, SAVED, TRANSFERRED AND/OR OTHERWISE HANDLED IN A MANNER DIFFERENT THAN AS STATED IN THESE THIS PRIVACY POLICY, THEN YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO UTILIZE THE SERVICES.

Contact Information

We hope this document is a helpful resource for you when evaluating our service and protecting your family’s private information. If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at support@stemergy.net or the address below.

Gyanam Technologies Inc

3006 Luminoso LN E,
Round Rock,
TX 78681, USA

We will respond to your requests within 10 business days. We reserve the right to ask for information verifying your identity prior to disclosing to you or correcting any information you have shared with us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make changes, we will post them here and update the effective date at the top of this policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information, we will first notify more prominently, and if necessary, obtain the prior verifiable consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Governing Law

The Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and all disputes shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts serving Williamson Count, TX.

The parties agree to waive all right to a jury trial in connection with disputes arising under this Privacy Policy. In no event shall Gyanam Technologies ever be liable to you for indirect, consequential, or punitive damages and our maximum liability to you in connection with this Privacy Policy shall be $100. The laws of some jurisdictions may make the foregoing inapplicable to you.