Who we are

Orsch is owned and operated by Orsch, LLC. When used herein, Orsch refers to the website hosted at www.orsch.net. By accessing and using Orsch and entering your personal data, you confirm that you accept Orsch’s use, storage, and processing of your personal data in accordance with this Policy and Orsch’s Terms of Use.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal data we collect from children in our platform:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Date of birth
  • Display name
  • Profile image
  • Video image and voice from video submissions and/or virtual meetings
  • Parent email address to send notice and seek consent (for members under 13 years of age)
  • User Generated Content such as comments, images, and submitted products

Personal data we collect from parents of children under 13 only when we seek full verifiable parental consent for the child’s use of the platform:

  • First name
  • Last name

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years old without their parent’s/legal guardian’s permission. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, then you may alert us.

Orsch aims to celebrate student achievements and accomplishments by sharing their successes on our website, on social media platforms, and in print. 

It is our belief that celebrating and presenting student created products and images (quotes, projects, artwork, videos, photos, essays, poetry, interviews, etc) is a motivating and encouraging practice. As such, sharing student success is a cornerstone of Orsch’s platform. Many of our students aim to utilize Orsch’s awards and Showcase as portfolio pieces or official honors in resumes or college applications. 

Orsch will occasionally record and/or video student discussion during classes, workshops, or virtual gatherings. Often these clips are worth sharing to inspire others and facilitate an atmosphere of inclusion and the appreciation of student voice. As such, you grant Orsch, its employees, representatives, and authorized media organizations permission to use your/your child’s image, voice, video, work, and full name on Orsch’s website, Orsch’s social media platforms, and any other news or informative media. You further release and relieve Orsch, its employees, and other representatives from any liabilities, known or unknown, arising out of the use of this material. 

Parental Control

Parents can request closure of an account, to review their child’s information, and to have all personal data deleted at any time by contacting us here: [email protected]

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

Orsch uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser on your hard drive. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Orsch will use aggregated statistics or any other resources on the data in order to assess how Orsch is used and to improve its functionality and performance.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third-Party Service Providers used in our platform

Occasionally we work with third parties. These third parties are used to support the operation of the platform and improve the experience. We do not share individual user data with any other third parties except as necessary to manage and improve our platform.

 

We work with Google Analytics to better understand use of the platform and to improve your experience. For more information on Google Analytics for Firebase please see their privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

User interaction on Orsch is moderated. In addition to AI tools, Orsch employs professional moderators to oversee posting and communication by users. 

 

Content Retention

We keep your personal data for as long as necessary to maintain your account. If you close your account we delete your personal data from our records within 2 days. If you fail to verify the account we delete all personal data within 90 days. 

 

Tools and Surveys

Responses to tools and surveys may be collected and stored anonymously for aggregate data analyses and research. Individual users data collected at the website is associated with a user ID and stored separately from email addresses. Email addresses are never directly connected to any of the research data ensuring the privacy of individual data. Email addresses will never be used without explicit permission from the participant and will never be disclosed or shared with any third-party.

Personal Information we collect on our Website for Parents

We collect an email address if you submit a request through our customer service portal. If you choose to provide us with personal information through such methods we will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information or services you have requested.

We collect this information only to provide technical support and we do not share it with any other third-parties.

Our website allows you to share to social media.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

Data Security

Orsch takes the security of personal data very seriously and employs security technology, to safeguard information. Orsch uses third parties to ensure that our systems are protected against unauthorized access.

We use the information to help to verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on Orsch, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.

Disclosure of Information

Orsch may disclose information about you or your child, in a manner that is not aggregated or anonymous, if we believe it is legally necessary to do so, for example:

  • in response to a court order or civil subpoena, or to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose Orsch to legal liability;
  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

If we are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by it about its customers and website users will be one of the transferred assets.

Policy Amendments

Privacy laws and practices are continually developing and Orsch aims to meet high standards. Our policies and procedures are therefore under continual review. We may, from time to time, update this Privacy Policy and suggest that you check this page periodically to review our latest version. If we make a material change to this policy then we will contact you before we make the changes so that you can choose to opt-out.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the treatment of personal data, please contact us at [email protected]

Orsch 8100 E Union Avenue, Unit 1204, Denver, CO 80237