Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Talkengo Ltd. (“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy notice, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at talkengo.com.
When you visit our website talkengo.com (the "Website"), and more generally, use any of our services (the "Services", which include the Website), we appreciate that you are trusting us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.
This privacy notice applies to all information collected through our Services (which, as described above, includes our Website), as well as any related services, sales, marketing or events.
Please read this privacy notice carefully as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we collect.
The GDPR is a European regulation designed to:
This includes your ability to correct, delete, and transport personal data on TalkEngO.
At TalkEngO, our goal is to help our customers meet both the letter and the spirit of GDPR in a simple and straightforward way. We believe GDPR is not just a regulation; respecting the privacy rights of all customers and their users (regardless of origin) is the right thing to do.
TalkEngO has updated its platform to meet GDPR standards worldwide, and we will continue to invest in industry-leading data privacy initiatives.
Personal information you disclose to us.
In Short: We collect information that you provide to us.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Website, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Website (such as by posting messages in our online forums or entering competitions, contests or giveaways) or otherwise when you contact us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
Personal Information Provided by You. We collect names; phone numbers; email addresses; mailing addresses; job titles; passwords; usernames; contact preferences; educational background; photo; interest topics; timezone; english level; free time; paypal email; professional certificates; and other similar information.
Social Media Login Data. We may provide you with the option to register with us using your existing social media account details, like your Facebook, Linkedin Google account. If you choose to register in this way, we will collect the information described in the section called"HOW DO WE HANDLE YOUR SOCIAL LOGINS" below.
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
In Short: If you choose to register or log in to our services using a social media account, we may have access to certain information about you.
Our Website offers you the ability to register and login using your third-party social media account details (like your Facebook or Linkedin logins). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, email address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public on such a social media platform.
We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy notice or that are otherwise made clear to you on the relevant Website. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy notice to understand how they collect, use and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.
In Short: Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Website.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about who and when you use our Website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
The information we collect includes:
Information collected from other sources:
In Short: We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, social media platforms, and other outside sources.
In order to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing, offers and services to you and update our records, we may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, affiliate programs, data providers, social media platforms, as well as from other third parties. This information includes mailing addresses, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, intent data (or user behavior data), Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social media profiles, social media URLs and custom profiles, for purposes of targeted advertising and event promotion. If you interact with us on a social media platform using your social media account (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), we receive personal information about you such as your name, email address, and gender. Any personal information that we collect from your social media account depends on your social media account's privacy settings.
In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected via our Website for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
We use the information we collect or receive:
In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:
In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.
In Short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
In some regions (like the European Economic Area), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information.
If you have questions or comments about your privacy rights, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can:
Opting out of email marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we may still communicate with you, for example to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes. To otherwise opt-out, you may:
In accordance with GDPR, we have changed the age of consent for EEA residents' use of our services. If you are an EEA learner, please check the Terms and Conditions about age restrictions to learn more.
The privacy of children is one of our concerns. TalkEngO Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 without the express permission of their parents or legal guardian. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to get your parent’s/legal guardian’s permission before submitting any personal data to TalkEngO. We may process the personal data of children under the age of 18, provided that data has been consensually provided by parents/legal guardians for the express purpose of using TalkEngO Services.
We have worked to build product features that give learners more control over their data. We have also contracted with third-party vendors to perform certain specialized tasks, including processing personal data.
These vendors fall into the following categories:
To learn more about the GDPR, click here
This page is provided as a source of general information. It is not and should not be treated as legal advice.
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Site or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Site more useful to you. Essentially, cookies are a user’s identification card for the TalkEngO servers. Web beacons are small graphic files linked to our servers that allow us to track your use of our Site and related functionalities. Cookies and web beacons allow TalkEngO to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience on our Site.
When you use and access the Site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Site and we use different types of cookies to run the Site:
Essential cookies. Necessary for the operation of the Site. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of user accounts, or offer Site features. Analytical/performance cookies. Allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around the Site when using it. This helps us improve the way the Site works.
Functionality cookies. Used to recognise you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. Record your visit to the Site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Site more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-party cookies to report usage statistics of the Site and refine marketing efforts. Tracking cookies. Follow on-site behavior and tie it to other metrics allowing better understanding of usage habits. Optimization cookies. Allow real-time tracking of user conversion from different marketing channels to evaluate their effectiveness. Partner cookies. Provide marketing conversion metrics to our partners so they can optimize their paid marketing efforts.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use some or all of the features we offer. You may not be able to log in, store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional access, use or disclosure of your information.
As a user of our Site or Service, please remember to sign out of your TalkEngO Account, and close your browser window whenever you leave your computer. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account or Personal Information. To help protect your TalkEngO Account information, please keep your password secure and do not divulge your password to anyone. We suggest that you pick a non-obvious password that mixes numbers and letters. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any TalkEngO Account information, and we are not responsible for the unauthorized use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available publicly.
Security Breach Procedures
The content of this Agreement shall be treated confidentially. Each party to the Agreement shall treat highly sensitive personal information confidentially all documents, information and data (hereinafter collectively referred to as “information” made accessible to it or which otherwise come into its possession as if these were its own commercial secrets and shall only use them for the purposes of this Agreement.
The obligation shall not apply to information which is or becomes public knowledge and where there is an ongoing right of use, or where the party to the Agreement has given written consent to its disclosure, nor does it apply to information which has been verifiably acquired independently or otherwise legitimately obtained.
All informationhanded over by a party to the Agreement shall be deleted on first request, together with any duplicates made, on expiry or termination of the Agreement, provided no ongoing right of use exists.
Service provider shall, in particular:
“Highly-Sensitive Personal Information” means an
“Personal Information” means information provided to Service Provider by or at the direction of Customer, or to which access was provided to Service Provider by or at the direction of Customer, in the course of Service Provider’s performance under this Agreement that:
In Short: Yes, you have specific rights regarding access to your personal information.
We have collected the following categories of personal information:
Contact details, such as real name, alias, postal address, telephone or mobile contact number, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address and account name
B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute
Name, contact information, education, employment, employment history and financial information
C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law
Gender and date of birth
D. Commercial information
Transaction information, purchase history, financial details and payment information
E. Biometric information
Fingerprints and voiceprints
F. Internet or another similar network activity
Browsing history, search history, online behavior, interest data, and interactions with our and other websites, applications, systems and advertisements
G. Geolocation data
H. Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information
Images and audio, video or call recordings created in connection with our business activities
I. Professional or employment-related information
Business contact details in order to provide you our services at a business level, job title as well as work history and professional qualifications if you apply for a job with us
J. Education Information
Student records and directory information
K. Inferences drawn from other personal information
Inferences drawn from any of the collected personal information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics
We may also collect other personal information outside of these categories in instances where you interact with us in-person, online, or by phone or mail in the context of:
Youmay contact us by email at email@example.com, or by referring to the contact details at the bottom of this document.
If you are using an authorized agent to exercise your right to opt-out, we may deny a request if the authorized agent does not submit proof that they have been validly authorized to act on your behalf.
We may disclose your personal information with our service providers pursuant to awritten contract between us and each service provider. Each service provider is a for-profit entity that processes the information on our behalf.
We may use your personal information for our own business purposes, such as forundertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration. This is not considered to be "selling" of your personal data.
Talkengo Ltd. has not disclosed or sold any personal information to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the preceding twelve (12) months. Talkengo Ltd. will not sell personal information in the future belonging to website visitors, users and other consumers.
Rightto request deletion of the data - Request to delete
You can ask for the deletion of your personal information. If you ask us to delete your personal information, we will respect your request and delete your personal information, subject to certain exceptions provided by law, such as (but not limited to) the exercise by another consumer of his or her right to free speech, our compliance requirements resulting from a legal obligation or any processing that may be required to protect against illegal activities.
Depending on the circumstances, you have a right to know:
In accordance with applicable law, we are not obligated to provide or delete consumer information that is de-identified in response to a consumer request or to re-identify individual data to verify a consumer request.
We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your privacy rights.
Upon receiving your request, we will need to verify your identity to determine you are the same person about whom we have the information in our system. These verification efforts require us to ask you to provide information so that we can match it with the information you have previously provided us. For instance, depending on the type of request you submit, we may ask you to provide certain information so that we can match the information you provide with the information we already have on file, or we may contact you through a communication method (e.g. phone or email) that you have previously provided to us. We may also use other verification methods as the circumstances dictate.
We will only use personal information provided in your request to verify your identity or authority to make the request. To the extent possible, we will avoid requesting additional information from you for the purposes of verification. If, however, if we cannot verify your identity from the information already maintained by us, we may request that you provide additional information for the purposes of verifying your identity, and for security or fraud-prevention purposes. We will delete such additionally provided information as soon as we finish verifying you.
To exercise these rights, you can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by referring to the contact details at the bottom of this document. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you.
All Independent Contractors who are approved to work on TalkEngO (TEO) agree to our Conversation Partner (CP) Terms of Service. In addition to our CP Terms of Service, we ask that all CPs adhere to our CP Code of Conduct. The purpose of our Code of Conduct is to:
As anonline Conversation Partner at TalkEngO, Language Learners around the world are trusting you. Be punctual, professional, and responsible in your communications with LL’s both on TalkEngO and during conversation sessions.
The following actions are prohibited at TalkEngO. Failure to comply will lead to being banned or blocked from TalkEngO’s website.
TalkEngO Ltd aims to provide a welcoming, supportive, and emotionally and physically secure learning and working environment for every member of the school community.
TalkEngO recognises and promotes human rights, and values the diversity of culture, beliefs, practices, customs, physical and intellectual abilities and life experience of the whole school community.
TalkEngO Ltd aims to create an inclusive English Language culture that fosters acceptance and respect for diversity. In doing so, we seek to deepen understanding and knowledge, promote registered users' wellbeing and help everyone achieve their full potential. That is why discrimination, harassment, vilification, bullying and victimisation will not be tolerated at TalkEngO under any circumstances.
TalkEngO Ltd is committed to ensuring that the working environment is free from discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.
This company acknowledges that in society some people are treated unfairly or unfavourably because of irrelevant personal characteristics such as their sex or race. TalkEngO supports the Charter of Human Rights and the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), which says that it is against the law to discriminate against anyone, including learners, conversation partners and staff at TalkEngO, because of their actual or assumed:
No member of the TalkEngO community will be treated less favourably because they possess any of these personal characteristics nor will such characteristics affect access to benefits and services TalkEngO provides. Discrimination is unacceptable at TalkEngO. Discrimination may be direct or indirect – both are against the law.
Means treating someone unfairly or less favourably because of one of the personal characteristics listed above or because of their association with someone identified with one of those characteristics.
Happens when a rule, policy or requirement unnecessarily or unreasonably disadvantages a person or group of people because of a protected personal characteristic they share.
Is unacceptable at TalkEngO Ltd. Harassment is behaviour (through words or actions) based on the personal characteristics listed above that are unwanted, unasked for, unreturned and likely to make school an unfriendly or uncomfortable place by:
Is an unwelcome sexual advance; request for sex or any other sexual behaviour that a reasonable person would know or expect would offend, humiliate, seriously embarrass or humiliate another.
Vilification is behaviour (through words or actions) that incites hatred, serious contempt or ridicule of another person or group of people because of their race or religious belief.
Bullying is unreasonable behaviour that is intimidating, threatening or humiliating and repeated over time or occurring as part of a pattern of behaviour. Bullying can be physical, verbal or indirect, and creates an unfriendly, threatening or offensive environment.
Victimisation means treating someone unfairly or otherwise disadvantaging them because they have made an EO complaint or might do so in the future.
TalkEngO will take action to prevent discrimination, harassment, vilification, bullying and victimisation and to promote a safe and inclusive school.
TalkEngo will take immediate and appropriate action to address and resolve EO issues and complaints.
TalkEngO will take action to promote human rights both in terms of school policy and practice and within its educational activities and culture.
A human rights based approach means taking steps to assess the school’s decisions and actions within the framework of the Charter and also taking proactive steps to encourage and promote wider school discussion and learner learning on the key Charter themes of Freedom, Respect, Equality and Dignity.
This policy covers the whole TalkEngO Ltd community, including staff, Learners, Conversation Partners, parents, contractors and volunteers.
This policy applies to all stakeholders engaged with TalkEngO ltd - Learners, Conversation Partners, Parents and Public.
Under this policy, every member of the TalkEngO has the right to learn and work in a safe and inclusive environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation. Along with this right comes the responsibility to respect and promote human rights and responsibilities by behaving according to this policy.
The principal of TalkEngO may appoint an Equal Opportunity and Anti-Harassment Coordinator to support implementation of this policy.
If a dispute arises between members and TalkEngO – T&C are governed in all aspects by law of the UK. Members to contact Customer Service first.
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