Cookie policy

This website www.circlesofchange.com uses Cookies and similar technologies in order to distinguish you from other users. By using Cookies, We are able to provide you with a better experience and to improve Our Site by better understanding how you use it. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Cookie Policy is deemed to occur when you press the “accept” button on Our Cookie banner or when you have selected your preferred Cookie options in Our Cookie manager and pressed the “Continue” button. If you do not agree to Our Cookie Policy, please stop using Our Site immediately.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Cookie Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
Cookie: means a small file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site;
Cookie Law: means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
Personal data: means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data, as defined by EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
We/Us/Our: means “Our Website/School/Company”, the brand owned and operated by SmilingOne PTY Ltd.

2. Information About Us

Our Site is owned and operated by Company name or person(s).
  • Registered address: PO BOX 31153, Tokai 7966, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Email address: academy@smilingone.com

3. How Does Our Site Use Cookies?

  • 3.1 Our Site may place and access certain first-party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
  • 3.2 By using Our Site, you may also receive certain third-party Cookies on your computer or device. Third-party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third-party Cookies are used on Our Site for analytics and for marketing purposes. For more details, please refer to section 4 below.
  • 3.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law. We may use some or all of the following types of Cookie:
  • 3.3.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies
    A Cookie falls into this category (usually first-party cookies) if it is essential to the operation of Our Site as without them we cannot provide the functionality that you need to use this website. For example, essential cookies help remember your preferences as you navigate through the online school, also support functions such as logging in, and payment transactions.
  • 3.3.2 Functionality Cookies
    Functional Cookies allow our web site to remember choices you make, e.g. your user name, log in details and language preferences and any customizations you make to pages during your visit. They are necessary to provide features and services specific to individual users.
  • 3.3.3 Analytics Cookies
    It is important for Us to understand how you use Our Site, for example, how efficiently you are able to navigate around it, and what features you use. Analytics Cookies enable us to gather this information, helping Us to improve Our Site and your experience of it.
  • 3.3.4 Marketing/Targeting Cookies
    It is important for Us to know when and how often you visit Our Site, and which parts of it you have used (including which pages you have visited and which links you have visited). As with analytics Cookies, this information helps us to better understand you and, in turn, to make Our Site and advertising more relevant to your interests. Some information gathered by targeting Cookies may also be shared with third parties.
  • 3.3.5 Third Party Cookies
    Third-party Cookies are not placed by Us; instead, they are placed by third parties that provide services to Us and/or to you. Third-party Cookies may be used by advertising services to serve up tailored advertising to you on Our Site, or by third parties providing analytics services to Us (these Cookies will work in the same way as analytics Cookies described above).
  • 3.3.6 Persistent Cookies
    Any of the above types of Cookie may be a persistent Cookie. Persistent Cookies are those which remain on your computer or device for a predetermined period and are activated each time you visit Our Site.
  • 3.3.7 Session Cookies
    Any of the above types of Cookie may be a session Cookie. Session Cookies are temporary and only remain on your computer or device from the point at which you visit Our Site until you close your browser. Session Cookies are deleted when you close your browser.
  • 3.4 Cookies on Our Site are not permanent and will expire as indicated in the table below.
  • 3.5 For more details of the personal data that We collect and use, the measures we have in place to protect personal data, your legal rights, and our legal obligations, please refer to our Privacy Policy
  • 3.6 For more specific details of the Cookies that We use, please refer to the table below.

4. What Cookies Does Our Site Use?

  • 4.1 The following first-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Name of Cookie Purpose Strictly Necessary Expires
XSRF-TOKEN Preserves User Login information and states Yes When you close your browser
DPSettings Preserves the user's Cookie policy preferences Yes 12 days
slim_session Preserves User Login information and states Yes 1 day
  • 4.2 The following strictly necessary third-party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device (remove stripe cookies from the list if you don’t use stripe):
Name of Cookie Provider Purpose Expires
nsr m.stripe.network Used to process payments for our website. When you close your browser
cookiesEnabled checkout.stripe.com Used to process payments for our website. When you close your browser
__stripe_sid checkout.stripe.com Used to process payments for our website. When you close your browser
__stripe_mid checkout.stripe.com Used to distinguish users. 1 year
ab_disable_remember_ checkout.stripe.com Used to process payments for our website. 7 years
checkout-test-session checkout.stripe.com Used to process payments for our website. 10 years
cid checkout.stripe.com Used to process payments for our website. for ever
vuid vimeo.com These cookies are used by Vimeo to collect analytics tracking information. 1 year
player player.vimeo.com These cookies are used by Vimeo to collect analytics tracking information. 1 year
  • 4.3 Our Site uses the following functional Cookies (remove cookies not exploited in your school):


Olark
Name of Cookie Provider Purpose Expires
hblidcirclesofchange.coma visitor identifier that we use only on your site to remember this visitor between visits2 years
wcsidcirclesofchange.coma session identifier that we use only on your site to keep track of a single chat sessionWhen you close your browser
olfskcirclesofchange.comstorage identifier that we use to maintain chat state across pages (e.g. message history)2 years
_okbkcirclesofchange.comextra state information (e.g. chat box being open/closed)When you close your browser
_okcirclesofchange.commost recent Olark site ID (security measure)When you close your browser
_oklvcirclesofchange.comthe Olark loader version (for improved caching)When you close your browser
_oklacirclesofchange.comused for caching purposes (loaded from CDN vs. loaded from our infrastructure)When you close your browser
_okgidcirclesofchange.comused for caching by setting a hash for assets to determine if they have changed and if they need to be refreshedWhen you close your browser
_okaccirclesofchange.comused for caching by setting a hash for assets to determine if they have changed and if they need to be refreshedWhen you close your browser
TawkTo
Name of Cookie Provider PurposeExpires