The purpose of this document (“Data Protection Policy”) is to inform you of how Tutorplus manages Personal Data which is subject to the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (2014) (“the Act”). Please take a moment to read this Data Protection Policy so that you know and understand the purposes for which we collect, use and disclose your Personal Data.
When you register with us and become a Tutorplus tutor, when you choose to take up an assignment, we will ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you. This includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address.
Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) establishes a data protection law that governs the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data. The PDPA also provides for the establishment of a national Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. The DNC Registry allows individuals to register their Singapore telephone numbers to opt out of receiving marketing phone calls, mobile text messages such as SMS or MMS, and faxes from organisations.
Tutorplus respects your privacy and recognises that your personal data is important to you. Tutorplus collects, uses and discloses your personal data for the purposes of providing products and services to you, to enhance and improve your customer experience with us.
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users for any reason. Your profile pages are typically publicly available, although you have the ability to change the settings to limit access to these areas. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information via these or any other public venues.
For example, if you choose to register to become a tutor at Tutorplus, you may have a Profile page on the site, containing your Full Name and some basic information including your location and bio. You may also add additional optional information to your Profile. You may control what type of Profile information is shown to other through your Account Settings. Any information you choose to provide as part of your profile should reflect how much you want other Tutorplus users to know about you. You can review and revise your profile information at any time.
Third Party Advertising
We may use third-party advertising companies in the future to serve ads when you visit the Service. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on the Service and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, third-party advertisers may also place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser, or use other technologies such as Java scripts or web beacons.
As discussed above, we may give your personal information to the tutors for lessons that you sign up for so that they can coordinate their lessons. As part of our Terms & Conditions, tutors on TutorPlus agree not to abuse other users’ personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than lesson instruction. However, please understand that these tutors and organizations are not our employees and that we are not party to any transaction between you and the tutors. As a result, we cannot control their actions and cannot be held liable for any actions that they may take.
In the event that we are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.