The Alliance for Self-Directed Education, ASDE, has defined specific information about how you can use this site. Here you will find information on how this site was designed to be accessible to anyone.
1. General Terms and Conditions for Use of the Website
The www.self-directed.org site is owned and managed by the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Accessing the site and using its content indicates that you accept the general terms of access and use detailed below.
2. The right to intellectual property
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is considered to be the author of www.self-directed.org. The images and texts embedded in this site are the property of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education or third parties who have authorized the Alliance for Self-Directed Education to use them.
Digital or paper reproduction by the Alliance of content submitted is permitted without any constraint unless otherwise agreed upon. Digital or paper reproduction of Alliance content is permitted without any constraint for non-commercial uses. If the information on self-directed.org is used for commercial purposes or for public presentation (seminars, training courses, conferences etc.) then the source should be mentioned. (Recommended syntax: „Information taken from the website of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education at www.self-directed.org”).
3. Changes to site content
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education reserves the right to modify content on the site without any prior notice. The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is not responsible for the use of the site’s content or the implications that may arise from its use.
4. Links to other sites
The self-directed.org website contains links to other sites. These links have only been included to serve your information interests. The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is not responsible for content, products, services, etc. available on these sites.
5. Changes in General Terms and Conditions
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education reserves the right to modify, add or withdraw the general terms and conditions of use of the site at any time and without prior notice. Any use of the site after changing these terms implies that you agree to the changes that occurred.
When visiting the The Alliance for Self-Directed Education website, you may be asked for personal information (such as your name, e-mail address) to access certain services we provide. These services may include newsletters, online enrollment in events, or periodic alerts.
In order to respect your right to privacy, the information you provide us will only be used by The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. We do not rent, sell or alienate our subscriber’s data in any way except as required by law or at the request of authorized state bodies.
In order to improve our services, we may collect data related to the interests of our site users on certain topics. Unless confidentiality is claimed when requesting data, the The Alliance for Self-Directed Education reserves the right to use or publish it in the context of studies or educational applications.
7. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is committed to the protection of personal data. Your trust in our services and staff is one of our main concerns. In this, in order to provide you with the best possible experience, we seek to continually improve our understanding and ability to protect user data. The Alliance for Self-Directed Education understands the importance of your personal data and is committed to protecting its privacy and security. It is therefore important for us to provide you your personal data processing information under these Terms and Conditions.
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is a registered 501c3 education non-profit registered in the United States whose main object of activity is to inform parents, students, educators, policymakers, and social change agents about the intellectual, social, and emotional benefits of allowing children and adolescents to direct their own education; to provide information about schools, learning centers, cooperatives, and homeschooling styles that support self-directed education (SDE); and to support projects aimed at removing barriers and increasing access to SDE for everyone. The Alliance for Self-Directed Education is headquartered in the US state of Massachusetts, and is legally represented by the members of its Board of Directors. The Alliance for Self-Directed Education respects the privacy of all our users and the privacy of all visitors to our website and treats / processes our personal data with great care under the appropriate technical and organizational security conditions.
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education processes personal data received directly from you, or indirectly from participants’ engagement in projects and activities organized by us.
Personal data are collected only with your consent, if they are knowingly offered voluntarily, on your own initiative or at the request of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education, for example through one of the on-line forms used for subscribing to the newsletter (of course, only after you have chosen to receive this newsletter).
Your use of this website is subject to these provisions.
If you do not agree to any of the terms of these terms and conditions, do not use our website or provide us with your personal information.
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education will only process your personal data to the extent that this is necessary for the purposes mentioned below, in compliance with legal security and confidentiality measures.
What personal data does The Alliance for Self-Directed Education process?
Personal data processing is any operation or set of operations that takes place on your personal data by automated or non-automatic means such as: collecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, adapting or modifying, extracting, consulting , use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination , restriction , blocking , deletion , destruction, and archiving.
To access the www.self-directed.org website, you do not need to provide us with any personal data. For direct communication, submission of presentations and content to the organization, and enabling access to events and projects the Alliance organizes, as well as in the context of the fulfillment of legal obligations, we may request some personal data. For such purposes, The Alliance for Self-Directed Education will process, interalia, the following personal data: first and last name, telephone number, home address / residence, e-mail, profession, job, etc.
Who are the target persons?
Individuals (target) whose data can be processed by The Alliance for Self-Directed Education solely for the purposes mentioned below are visitors (users) of the website.
You may refuse to process your personal data at any time or withdraw your previous consent, with the refusal having effects for the future. For example, individuals may withdraw their consent to data processing for the purpose of sending the newsletter at any time, and without the need to indicate a reason. After the request for withdrawal of the consent has been resolved, the person concerned will no longer receive email notifications.
What are the purposes of collecting personal data?
We only use your personal data for communication purposes (such as sending bulletins). The Alliance for Self-Directed Education will consider all such information collected from you as confidential and will not share it with third parties without your express and prior consent.
Who is the recipient of your personal data?
The recipient of the data is The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Recipients of the data may also be: central and local public authorities, judicial authorities, police, prosecutors (within the limits of legal provisions and / or as a result of express requests made. The privacy of personal data will be provided by The Alliance for Self-Directed Education and will not be provided to third parties other than those mentioned in this document. When you want to no longer receive newsletters or newsletters from The Alliance for Self-Directed Education, you can unsubscribe using the „Unsubscribe” or „Unsubscribe” button.
In relation to The Alliance for Self-Directed Education, you are entitled to the following rights under the applicable law: right of access, right to rectification, right to delete data, right to restriction of processing, right to data portability, right to opposition and automated individual process.
The duration of processing of personal data:
In order to achieve this goal, The Alliance for Self-Directed Education will process your personal data throughout the Alliance’s activities until you exercise your right of opposition / deletion (unless The Alliance for Self-Directed Education processes the data on the basis of a legal obligation or justifies a legitimate interest).
What safety measures are used to protect your data?
To avoid misuse of personal data and possible abuse, we use security methods and technologies, along with appropriate policies and procedures, to protect personal data collected.
The full security of data transmitted over the Internet can never be guaranteed. While The Alliance for Self-Directed Education makes every effort to protect your personal data, we can not guarantee absolutely the security of the data transmitted to the Alliance for Self-Directed Education website. Any data transmission is at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we will use strict security procedures and measures against unauthorized, unlawful use, destruction, accidental loss or disclosure of personal data.
What are your rights?
By reading this document, you have been informed of the rights you are entitled to under the applicable legal provisions, namely: right of access, right to rectification, right to delete data, right to restrict the processing, right to data portability, right to opposition and the automated individual process. You have the right to oppose at any time, free of charge and without any justification, the processing of your personal information for information purposes, using, where applicable, the unsubscribing function included in the information materials.
If you exercise your rights above in a manner manifestly unfounded, unreasonable or excessive, particularly because of its repetitive nature, The Alliance for Self-Directed Education may:
• to levy a reasonable charge taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information or communication or of taking the required measures;
• or refuse to comply with the request. You are also granted the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority and to bring legal action.
How can you exercise your rights?
To exercise these rights, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. These provisions may be subject to occasional modifications / updates. We encourage you to check these guidelines each time you use the website, so that you are always informed about them. By accessing the www.self-directed.org website, after the changes, the new provisions will be considered accepted. This set of Terms and Conditions was updated on 24.03.2021