Who We Are
Your privacy is very important to us. At DoTEFL we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it to offer our services.
- 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 our site.
Like most website operators, DoTEFL 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. DoTEFL’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how DoTEFL’s visitors use its website. From time to time, DoTEFL may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
DoTEFL also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. DoTEFL only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to DoTEFL’s websites choose to interact with DoTEFL in ways that require DoTEFL to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that DoTEFL gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive DoTEFL updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, DoTEFL collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with DoTEFL. DoTEFL does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
DoTEFL may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, DoTEFL may monitor the most popular pages on the DoTEFL.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. DoTEFL may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, DoTEFL does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
DoTEFL 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 DoTEFL’s behalf or to provide services available at DoTEFL’s websites, 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 DoTEFL’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. DoTEFL 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, DoTEFL discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when DoTEFL believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of DoTEFL, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an DoTEFL website and have supplied your email address, DoTEFL 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 DoTEFL 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. DoTEFL takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If DoTEFL, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that DoTEFL goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of DoTEFL may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.