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Name of the service

FEMECO Online Course

Description of the service

The FEMECO Online Course service is both a Content and a Learning Management System, based on the open courseware development platform Open edX (openedx.org), delivered in the context of the European-Commission-funded project FEMECO (Project N°: 2021-1-FR01-KA220 ADU-000028258, Grant Agreement no. 2021-1-FR01-KA220 ADU-000028258, https://femecoproject.com/). It offers free web-based courses in Reusable Hygiene products education.

Data controller

FEMECO consortium

Personal data processed

-Full name

-Email address

-Country or region of residence

-Year of birth

-Level of education completed

-Public username

-User password

How your information is used

FEMECO Partners use information, including Personal Information, to carry out the following purposes:

Operate and improve the FEMECO VLE – This includes creating and improving features that support the FEMECO community and enable FEMECO VLE usage at scale. This also includes personalizing the FEMECO VLE, so your learning experience is tailored to your interests and needs.

Create, administer, provide, and teach courses – This includes creating and improving the delivery of massive open online courses and programs on FEMECO VLE. This also includes personalizing courses, so your learning experience is tailored to your interests and needs and assessing your performance and awarding certificates.

Offer and improve products and services – This includes enabling you to navigate the FEMECO VLE, to enroll and participate in courses and programs on the FEMECO VLE and to learn effectively in such courses and programs.

Develop and maintain the security and performance of the FEMECO VLE – This includes tracking FEMECO VLE outages and creating software solutions, detecting violations of the Honor Code and Terms of Service, and monitoring uses, misuses, and potential misuses of the FEMECO VLE.

Communicate with you – This includes answering your course and platform questions, notifying you of course and FEMECO VLE maintenance and updates, marketing to you about course offerings, programs, news, and related products and services of FEMECO project, and as permitted under applicable law, sending your communications about news and events of the FEMECO project that may be of interest to you.

Support scientific research including, for example, in the areas of cognitive science and education – This includes collaborating to enable and conduct research about how learners access and master course materials online, with the goal of improving course outcomes.

Track FEMECO VLE usage against goals and mission – This includes performing analytics to evaluate access to and performance in courses and course-related products and services and to report aggregate usage information (not Personal Information) to Partners and the European Commission.

Exercise, enforce, and comply with legal rights and obligations – This includes responding to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; and investigating, preventing, or taking action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of FEMECO VLE, or others, and as otherwise required by applicable law.

Third parties to whom personal data is disclosed


How to access, rectify and delete the personal data

Contact the support at  euhelpinghand@helping-hand.work

To rectify the data released by your Home Organisation, contact your Home Organisation's IT helpdesk

Data retention

Personal data is deleted on request of the user

Data Protection Code of Conduct

The processing of personal data shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).