Privacy policy

Updated on: December 10, 2016

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Linguinterest we have a few fundamental principles:

 

  • We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

  • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

  • We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

 

It is Linguinterest's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website and the Lingua Cloud mobile application.

This privacy statement describes how Linguinterest Ltd. ("Linguinterest") collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website, lingua-cloud.com, and the official Lingua Cloud iOS mobile application (“Lingua Cloud”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

 

In certain situations, Linguinterest may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

 

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Linguinterest collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Linguinterest's purpose in collecting non-personally-identifying information is to understand better how Linguinterest's visitors use its website. From time to time, Linguinterest may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Lingua Cloud also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Lingua Cloud does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with Lingua Cloud in ways that require Lingua Cloud to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lingua Cloud gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Lingua Cloud to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in financial transactions with Lingua Cloud are asked to provide additional information, such as name and credit card number. In each case, Linguinterest collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Lingua Cloud. Linguinterest does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

When you download and use our Services, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use, operating system version, and the device identifier (or "UDID").

 

Geo-Location Data

We do not ask you for, access or track any location-based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our mobile apps or services.

 

Children

For children under 13, Lingua Cloud offers a limited feature set. We require consent from a parent when children under the age of 13 want to register on Lingua Cloud. The only identifiable information we collect from children under 13 is a parent's email address.

 

Safety on Lingua Cloud

Children's safety and full enjoyment of Lingua Cloud, as well as the safety and well being of all children and their families, is of the utmost importance to all of us at Linguinterest. Linguinterest does not accumulate personal information about any child or family for distribution, sharing, or selling, except as described in this Privacy Policy. We only keep an email on file for notifying parents of their child's wish to join Lingua Cloud.

 

Aggregated Statistics

Linguinterest may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website and mobile applications. For instance, Linguinterest may monitor the most popular word sets on the Lingua Cloud site. Linguinterest may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Linguinterest does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

 

How We Handle Personally-Identifying Information

Linguinterest discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Linguinterest's behalf or to provide services available on Lingua Cloud website and mobile applications, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Lingua Cloud website and mobile applications, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Linguinterest will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Linguinterest discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or when Linguinterest believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Linguinterest or third parties, the public at large or if Linguinterest is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information. If you are a registered user of Lingua Cloud website or mobile application and have supplied your email address, Linguinterest may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Linguinterest and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Linguinterest takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. You may choose to stop receiving our email by updating your email settings within your profile or you can contact us at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com.

 

Parental Rights

Parents and legal guardians of children under 13 who are members of Lingua Cloud have certain rights under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and Linguinterest recognizes those rights. Parents/guardians can consent to collection and use of a child's personally-identifying information without consenting to the disclosure of information to third parties. Currently, the only identifiable information we collect from children under 13 is a parent's email address.

Parents/guardians can review information their children under 13 have contributed to Lingua Cloud by accessing their child's account via password reset. Parents can also request that Linguinterest delete that information and refuse to allow Linguinterest to collect further information from their children by contacting our Support department at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com. Linguinterest may ask additional questions or take other steps to verify the identity of parents/guardians before responding to a request to review or delete their child's information, or a request to refuse further collection from children.

A child's participation or access to an activity on Lingua Cloud cannot be conditioned on him or her providing more information than is reasonably necessary for that activity, or any personally-identifying information. Lingua Cloud does not collect personally-identifying information from children under 13, without a parent or guardian's consent.

 

Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Linguinterest and our partners' affiliates, or analytics or service providers, as described above. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis. You can read our full Cookie Policy here.

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this automatically-collected log information with other information we collect about you for analytics and support to improve the performance of the services we offer you.

 

Local Storage

Third parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, may use Local Storage to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing data from Local Storage.

 

Social Media Widgets

Our website and mobile applications include Social Media Features and widgets, such as the "Share This" button. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing them.

 

Advertising on Linguinterest

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

We use Google's DoubleClick cookie to serve ads. You may choose to opt out of the DoubleClick cookie at any time. Linguinterest does not provide any personally-identifying information to advertisers.

 

Mobile Analytics

We use mobile analytics software to allow us a better understanding of the functionality of our mobile software on your device. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally-identifying information you submit within the mobile app.

 

Control of Information You Provide to Linguinterest

Upon request Linguinterest will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your personal information. To request this information please contact us at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com.

Users 13 years of age and older: You always remain in control of the information you provide to Linguinterest. You may review, edit or delete any information you submit to us at any time by signing into your Lingua Cloud account; however, deletion of this information may restrict your ability to use the service effectively. You may also delete your account at any time. If you delete your account, all the study sets, folders, and classes that you've created are deleted.

Children under the age of 13: The parent remains in control of the information the child provides to Linguinterest. Parents may review, edit or delete the child’s information at any time by signing into the child’s account via password reset, or by contacting us at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. A parent can also delete the child’s account which will delete all the study sets, folders, and classes that the child has created.

 

Referrals

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our website, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the website. Linguinterest stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

 

Facebook Connect and Google Login

You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect and Google Login. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name, date of birth, and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

 

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it, and our website and apps are protected by HTTPS encryption. When you enter credit card information on our order forms, that information is encrypted and protected by our third-party payment providers, Stripe, PayPal, Amazon, and Apple. No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact us at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com.

 

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Data Breach Practices

We comply with relevant laws regarding data breaches. If we know or have reason to know of a systems security breach by an unauthorized party of your user data where that data is being or is likely to be used for an unauthorized purpose, we will promptly notify you so that you can take appropriate steps.

 

Contact Us

If you have questions or wish to send us comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at webmaster@lingua-cloud.com.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

Linguinterest reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we change how we use your personally-identifying information, we will notify, by email, and/ or by means of a notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective.

If we make material changes to how we collect and use personal information from children under age 13, we will notify parents by email in order to obtain verifiable parental consent for the new uses of the child's Personal Information.

 

 

 

 

Cookie Policy

 

Updated: December 10, 2016

 

Linguinterest uses cookies and related technologies to provide you with a fast, safe, and personalized experience on its site. Cookies also help us understand how certain features are being used, and allow us to improve Lingua Cloud for all users. Below we explain more about what cookies are, how we and our third party partners use them, and how you can control their usage.

By accessing and using our site without disabling cookies on your device or opting out of third-party cookies, you consent to our use of these cookies and the information we collect with them. If you do not consent, please disable or block cookies in your browser using the methods described below under “How to Control Cookies,” and the opt-out links provided in the “Cookies Set by Third Parties” section. For more detailed information about what data we collect from our users, please read our Privacy Policy.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to block and delete cookies, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

 

Cookies set by Linguinterest

Like many websites, Lingua Cloud uses cookies to deliver, measure, and improve its platform in several different ways. Our general categories of use are outlined below.

 

User Input

For some features of the website, it’s necessary to store data temporarily on one page so that we can use it again on another. For example, if you are referred by another user to Lingua Cloud, a referral code is stored in a cookie so that, if you chose to upgrade, we can credit that other user with the referral. User Input cookies are persistent cookies with durations of anywhere from several days to several years.

User Input cookies can be opted out of using the directions in the “How to Control Cookies” section; however, doing so may break certain functionality on Lingua Cloud.

 

Security

We use cookies as a prevention measure to keep malicious actors from being able to take control of your Lingua Cloud account and perform actions on it without your knowledge or consent. The data kept in these cookies is passed along with any data sent back to Linguinterest.com from your browser to validate that the data actually came from you. These cookies are session cookies that expire when you close your browser.

Security cookies can be opted out of using the directions in the “How to Control Cookies” section; however, doing so will break most functionality on Linguinterest.

 

Analytics

In order to understand how users interact with specific features of Lingua Cloud and to further improve our website, we sometimes collect anonymous data about website usage and store it in cookies. We also set a cookie containing a unique, random value so that we can anonymously identify you each time you come to the website. These cookies can be set with durations anywhere from just the current session up to several years.

Analytics cookies can be opted out of using the directions in the “How to Control Cookies” section.

 

Cookies Set by Third Parties

Beyond the cookies we set ourselves, we also work with various reputable companies to help us analyze how visitors use Linguinterest and optimize their experience. Below we provide more information on these companies and the cookies they may set.

 

 

DoubleClick

DoubleClick is an ad serving service operated by Google. DoubleClick uses cookies to aid in showing you more relevant ads.

DoubleClick sets a persistent cookie named __gads. More information about the purpose of the cookie can be found here. You can modify your personalized ad preferences (including disabling personalized ads and removing the DoubleClick cookie) here.

 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google that aids us in analyzing how users interact with and navigate the Lingua Cloud website. Google Analytics uses cookies to capture anonymous statistics about your usage of the website. This information cannot be used to identify you individually, and the data is only used in aggregate to analyze broad trends in usage of the website.

Google Analytics may set one or more cookies for different durations:

 

Name

Duration

__utma

2 years

__utmb

30 minutes

__utmc

session

__utmt

10 minutes

__utmv

2 years

__utmz

6 months


 

More information about each of these cookies and their purposes can be found here. You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

 

Quantcast

Quantcast Measurement is a tool that allows us to measure and understand Lingua Cloud’s audience.

Quantcast sets a persistent cookie named __qca. More information about the purpose of the cookie can be found here. You can opt out of Quantcast for Lingua Cloud and other websites here.

 

Related Technologies

In addition to cookies, we also use similar technologies on Lingua Cloud which capture and store user data as outlined below.

 

Clear GIFs

Clear GIFs, also known as web beacons or pixel tags, are small images that appear in the emails we send to our users, and are used to track whether the email is opened or forwarded to other people. Having this information gives us a better understanding of the usefulness and relevance of the emails we send to our users.

If you no longer wish to receive email communications from us, you can click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any such email.

 

HTML 5 Local Storage

HTML 5 local storage is an industry-standard technology for storing data in the browser that is very similar to cookies. The difference is that the data is only available in your browser, unlike cookies which are transmitted back to the server as part of loading a new page. DoubleClick and Google Analytics may sometimes put data into local storage, and we use their services for the reasons outlined above.

In some browsers you are able to clear your local storage in a similar way to clearing cookies. Please consult the relevant documentation for your browser for further details.

 

How to Control Cookies

Besides opting out of third party cookies as described above, you can control and/or delete cookies used by Linguinterest at any time. For instructions on how to do this depending on what browser you are using, visit aboutcookies.org. You can delete all exisiting cookies on your computer and set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. However, please note that if you do this, you will no longer be able to log in to your Linguinterest account and many of the study modes and other functionality on our website will not work properly.