Yokibu Privacy Disclosures
Last Updated: March 1, 2012
The Team ('We', 'us', 'our') at Yokibu, a service owned by Pasonet Technologies Pvt Ltd ('Pasonet'), care about the information you exchange with us and commits to protect your privacy at all times. Your use of the Yokibu's services that include our website ('Site'), mobile website ('Mobile Site') and Tablet/Mobile applications ('Mobile Apps') installable via Apple App Store and Android Marketplace (collectively called 'Services'), is subject to this Privacy Policy and the associated Terms of Use at all times and from any location.
If you have any concerns or questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policies and practices, please send us an email to support@yokibu.com, call us at 044 48500534 or write to us at Pasonet Technologies Private Limited, Workafella Business Centre, Level 4, Tower-A, Rattha Tek Meadows, 51, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Sholinganallur, Chennai 600 119.
This Privacy Policy is not applicable to websites or companies that Pasonet does not own or control, or to any individual that Pasonet does not employ or manage including vendors, providers of services (digital or physical, offline or online) and software publishers.
Information Collection
  • Yokibu collects information that you enter when using our Site, Mobile Site, Mobile Apps or our Services through any connected device that you may use to access our Services. This may include (but without limitation) personally identifiable information such as Your Name, date of birth, email, mobile, address/location, profile pictures, educational qualifications, profession, billing and payment information and any other information required for us to provide the Services requested for.
  • If you are a student/child below the legal age, usually below 18 ('Minor') set for entering into a binding contract in your jurisdiction, you will use our Services only with express consent of your parent or guardian or authorized staff members of your school after reviewing and understanding our Privacy Policies and Terms of Use with the help of anyone of them. We collect personal information from a student through the Services, only with the express consent of the parent or guardian or school to use our Services for the benefit of the student's collective learning experience. If you are a Minor, you will access our Services only by registering with us the Security Code given to you through your parent or guardian or school.
  • If you are a Minor, we request you not to share with us any personal information other than what we request for providing the relevant Services. If you are a Minor and If we learn or if it is brought to our notice that you have shared personally identifiable information beyond what we requested or not in connection with the Service, then we reserve the right to remove the information as early as possible.
  • If you are a Minor, you understand that all information including (but without limitation) messages exchanged with you or posted by you, assignments, reports, grades, all information associated with your account can be viewed by your parent or guardian or authorized school staff members.
  • If you are a Teacher or a School Admin or a Parent, your email address will be used as your login identification and your details will be pre-registered on Yokibu through the school and you will be sent an email invitation to sign up and you will have to agree to the Terms of Use of our Services at the time of Signing up on the Site or through the Mobile Apps. You may also update your profile following successful sign up.
Information collected automatically
Yokibu collects certain types of information automatically either using analytics software or directly, whenever you use the Services, and that may include (but without limitation) your frequency of visits, IP address you visit us from, browser/OS/device information, the Services Used or pages visited, screens and events in case of Mobile Apps, and aggregated and performance related data. Please note that these are not personally identifiable information and are used for better understanding of the performance of our Services and help us improve the Services for the benefit of the Users.
Use of Information
How is your information used to personalize the service for you?
Depending upon the type of user you are registered as or logged in as, you will be auto-placed in certain groups and certain types of relationships are auto-formed for you. For example, if you are a parent and you are pre-registered through your child's school, then you will be automatically placed in your child's classes and groups as one of the class parents of those classes and groups. This will allow you to instantly send messages through different features and as allowed by the functionality of the Services. And you may also manually establish friendships with other class parents from the groups you belong to. It also allows restricted or full view of your profile depending on your relationship with the viewer. For example, your personal contact information is visible only to your friends and other class parents can view only the basic details. Similarly, based on the User Type, Groups and Relationships are also auto-formed for Teachers and Students and messages are exchanged as per the functionality of the Services and User Type and Relationships.
  • If you are a parent or a teacher or a school admin, your email address is used as your login identification and we will send email notifications of important messages that may include (but without limitation) alerts from the school, Service Notifications and Message Alerts from other users.
  • Students of age 13 and above, may register their email address and the email notifications may be sent for important messages that may include (but without limitation) assignment notifications, test alerts etc.
  • If you are a parent or a teacher or a school admin, your mobile number may be used for authentication at the time of registration and we may send SMS alerts of important messages that may include (but without limitation) emergency messages.
  • If you are a student, your parent's or guardian's registered mobile number may be used for authentication at the time of registration.
Information Sharing
Personally Identifiable Information
  • We DO NOT Share any personally identifiable information including that of the Minor, with third parties.
  • For services that require third party assistance, for example, online payment or sending email/sms, we may share with such legitimate service providers the necessary information to ensure the requested services are rendered.
  • For any transaction on Yokibu Store, Personally Identifiable Information may be shared with the Vendors or Service Providers or Software Publishers (collectively called 'Partners') involved to ensure the goods or services are delivered as the case may be. However, the information is shared only after you register/pay for a service or good and on successful completion of the registration/transaction online.
  • A cookie is a short digital identifier that we store on your computer or device to recognize the computer or device when you access our Site or Services. We use Session Cookies to customize and personalize the service after your login and these Session Cookies are valid only until your logout. However, we do not store any personally identifiable information in the Session Cookies. While most of the browsers allow you to turn off the cookies, we recommend that you keep the cookies activated as otherwise you may not be able to login and use the services. If you access our services through browsers, we recommend that you make it a practice to logout of our Site after use, especially from a public computer, as this will ensure that your Session Cookies are expired. We use Cookies to store your login credentials for auto-login if you choose to use auto-login. This may be useful if the computer or device is for private use only and no other person has access to the computer or device.
  • Our Partners may also store cookies on your computer or device to provide you personalized and optimized experience; For example, a software publisher of a game or app from Yokibu Store, may store cookies on your computer or device to track your level in the game or app. However, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the use of cookies by any such third parties or Partners or businesses/individuals that Pasonet does not own or control.
Third Party Sites and Partner Services
Our Site and Services may contain links to other sites and Apps that are not owned or controlled by Pasonet. You understand and acknowledge that we at Pasonet are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the such third parties and Partners. We recommend you to be aware when you use a third party site or Partner App and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site or app that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our Site and Services.
Push Notifications
If you use our Mobile Apps, we may send Mobile Notifications to your mobile device to inform you of important events or activities relevant to your account. For example, when a Teacher sends a message regarding homework for the day.
News Letters
We send certain types of emails known as newsletters. These are periodic emails that we will send to keep you informed of latest and valuable information on subjects of your interest. However, we respect your privacy and so we present the option not to receive these types of communication. Please send us an email to support@yokibu.com with the subject "Unsubscribe"and the type of the Newsletter you do not wish to receive. If possible, write in the body the reason for not accepting our newsletters, to opt-out of such messages as that would help us provide the most relevant information to our users.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our business.
Business Transition
In the event Pasonet Technologies Private Limited goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred.
How secure is my information?
  • The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
  • If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send us an email support@yokibu.com.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
  • If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
  • We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will place a notice on our home page and in certain cases we may notify you by email.