Learn about how we protect, store and use data here at Atomi
There are many different ways you can use our services – to view and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating an Atomi Account, we can make those services even better – to show you relevant content, to help you keep track of where you’re up to or to make working with your school easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear on how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with technical terms like cookies, IP addresses and browsers, we’ve explained some of the key terms at the bottom of this document. Your privacy matters to us so whether you are new to Atomi or a long-time user, we want you to be comfortable with our practices – so if you have any questions contact us.
We collect information to provide you with the best user experience. This information helps us show you content relevant to what you’re studying, tailor content to your level of understanding and to better understand how we can improve Atomi services in the future. We collect information in the following ways:
Information we collect when you are signed in to Atomi may be associated with your Atomi Account. When information is associated with your Atomi Account, we treat it as personal information. For more information about how you can access, manage or delete information that is associated with your Atomi Account, visit the Transparency and choice section of this policy.
We use the information we collect from all of our services to maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Atomi and its users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like displaying only content for the subjects you study and offering targeted support in specific topic areas you may be struggling with.
We will not collect, use, or share student behavioural information for any purposes beyond educational or school purposes, or as authorized by you, your school admistrator or legal guardian.
When you contact us, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
Atomi processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
We do not share personal information with companies, organisations and individuals outside of Atomi unless one of the following circumstances applies:
From time-to-time we may share non-personally identifiable information publicly. For example, we may share non-personally identifiable information to show trends about the general use of our services.
We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them). We use the following types of cookies for the purposes explained below:
We work hard to protect Atomi and our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. We do not retain student personal information for longer than necessary to provide Atomi services or for school purposes.
When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, it may take some time to delete residual copies from our active servers and backup systems.
Atomi is bound by the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which sets out a number of principles concerning the privacy of individuals, in addition to other self-regulatory frameworks such as the Student Privacy Pledge.
"Admin Account(s)" means the administrative account(s) provided to Customer by Atomi for the purpose of administering the Services. The use of the Admin Account(s) requires a password, which Atomi will provide to Customer.
"Admin Console" means the online tool provided by Atomi to Customer for use in reporting and certain other administration functions.
"Administrators" means the Customer-designated technical personnel who administer the Services to End Users on Customer's behalf.
"Atomi Account" means any account(s)
"Affiliate" means any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with a party.
"Confidential Information" means information disclosed by a party to the other party under this Agreement that is marked as confidential or would normally be considered confidential under the circumstances. Customer Data is considered Customer's Confidential Information.
"Cookies" A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit a website. The cookie will help website providers to recognise your device the next time you visit their website. There are other similar technologies such as pixel tags (transparent graphic images placed on a web page or in an email, which indicate that a page or email has been viewed), web bugs (similar to pixel tags), and web storage, which are used in desktop software or mobile devices.
"Customer Data" means data, including email, provided, generated, transmitted or displayed via the Services by Customer or End Users.
"Educational/School purposes" are services or functions that customarily take place at the direction of the educational institution/agency or their teacher/employee, for which the institutions or agency would otherwise use its own employees, and that aid in the administration or improvement of educational and school activities (e.g. instruction, administration, and development and improvement of products/services intended for educational/school use).
"End Users" means the individual Customer permitted to use the Services.
"End User Account" means an Atomi-hosted account established by Customer through the Services for an End User.
"Notification Email Address" means the email address designated by Customer to receive email notifications from Atomi. Customer may change this email address through the Admin Area.
"School Administrators" means the Customer-designated personnel who administer the Services to End Users on Customer's behalf.
"Staff" means an individual (including any faculty) who is or has been employed by Customer. Any Student or Alumni who are also Staff are deemed Staff under this Agreement (and excluded from the Student or Alumni definition) if they have been employed by Customer within the last twelve months.
"Student" means an individual who has been registered for classes offered by Customer.
"Student personal information" is personally identifiable information as well as other information when it is both collected and maintained on an individual level and is linked to personally identifiable information.
"Third Party Request" means a request from a third party for records relating to an End User's use of the Services. Third Party Requests can be a lawful search warrant, court order, subpoena, other valid legal order, or written consent from the End User permitting the disclosure.