Last updated: March 11, 2016
As Teach Asia respects your privacy rights, we adhere to the Safe Harbor Principles that were established by the U.S Department of Commerce to help safeguard personal data online. Additionally, we intend to comply with all US laws relating to online privacy and the EU Data Protection Directive (94/56/EC).
What types of information do we collect?
At Teach Asia, we collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable (“Non-PII”) information from you. PII is information that can be used to identify you personally. Non-PII is information that cannot be used individually to identify you but must be combined with other information to identify you personally. Generally PII may be submitted in the following manner: 1) account registration, 2) message boards, 3) contest registration, 4) consumer complaint, 5) surveys, 6) customer service, 7) newsletter, 8) the purchase of goods or services.
What PII is collected?
Teach Asia only collects PII on a voluntary basis and as required to provider our services to you. If you decide to use or access our Platform, we may collect the following PII from you: your name, username, phone number, physical address and/or email address, age/date of birth. If you wish to purchase or book anything via the Platform we may collect your payment information via a third party payment processor which may include your credit card number and other payment details. We do not require you to submit any PII to access the site, however, you may not be able to utilize certain features of the site that require registration or receive materials such as newsletters unless such information is provided.
What Non-PII is collected?
In addition to the PII collected, we may collect non-PII. In order to create an account with Teach Asia you will be asked to submit a password and other non-personal information such as your gender, location and job preferences. In addition, your web browser or client software may transmit certain information about your computer and site usage, including but not limited to your IP address, zip code, gender, browsing history, search history, and registration history, interactions with the website, location, referring URL, browser, operating system, data usage, data transferred, and Internet Service Provider.
Teach Asia may use this information to generate statistics about our user community and provide such information to our advertisers. Teach Asia may also use this information for security, system integrity or enforcement purposes.
How do we use your personal information?
The personal information you provide Teach Asia will allow us to fulfill your customer services; alert you of new products or services, features, or enhancements; handle/route your customer service or technical support questions or issues; assist us in providing our services to you; to share with third parties that you have indicated an interest in; and/or notify you of contests, promotions, or special events and offers.
Teach Asia may enhance or merge the personal information collected with data from third parties. We may use your personal information for internal marketing, profiling, or demographic purposes, so we can adapt our products and services to better suit your needs. We do this to better understand and serve the community.
With whom may your personal information be shared?
We reserve the right to disclose your PII if you are violating the Terms of Service, or may be causing injury to or interference (intentionally or unintentionally) with Teach Asia rights or property, other users of the Teach Asia site, or anyone else who could be harmed by your activities.
Teach Asia may also have message boards and/or chat areas, where users can exchange ideas and communicate with one another. When posting to a message board or chat area, please be aware that the information is being made publicly available on-line and the user does so at his or her own risk.
When will my information be shared with law enforcement?
We may also proactively report you and release your information without receiving any request to third parties where we believe that it is proper to do so for legal reasons, where your actions violate any law of the Canada or any other country having jurisdiction over us, our Platform, or our Terms of Service. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants. We may release your information under the conditions listed in this paragraph whether it is to individuals or entities and to any state or federal authorities, as required.
What choices do I have regarding the collection, use, and distribution of my personal information?
Teach Asia allows you to control the way that we use PII that we might obtain. At the time you provide personal information, Teach Asia may give you the option of declining any future offers or information about new products, promotions, or services. In addition, many of the “mailings” Teach Asia may send you, such as newsletters, have procedures within them to cancel the receipt of any future mailings.
Additionally, you may opt out of some communications by using controls in your Teach Asia account dashboard or update your PII by changing information listed in your account. We currently do not offer functionality for you to opt out through “do not track” listings. If you wish to opt out of certain communications or information collection, please contact us at email@example.com
What are cookies and how do you use them?
Cookies are a feature of your Web browser that allows Web sites to transfer bits of information to your computer for record-keeping purposes. A cookie stored on your computer can be used to “remember” things like your password, your preferences, or that you have already registered. This allows us to speed up your future activities, saving the time you would normally spend entering information such as your password or registration.
What do I do if I want to correct or delete my personal information?
If you wish to alter any PII you may be able to do so via your account dashboard located on the Teach Asia Platform. If for any reason you are concerned with the way we are using your PII, or would like to correct or request that we delete such personal information, please contact us by e-mailing us firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the deletion of your data will lead to the termination of your account and applicable services. After you have deleted your PII, please be aware that we may keep inaccessible copies of your information for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes.
How secure is my personal information?
Teach Asia has taken steps to assure that all information collected will remain secure and in its original form, i.e. free from any alteration. As such, access to all personal information is strictly controlled. When credit card information is transmitted, for example, we use industry standard, SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to assure that third parties to whom we transfer any data will provide sufficient protection of personal information.
Although we attempt to keep your information safe and secure, you must understand that electronic transmission of information over the internet is never 100% secure and thus we cannot guarantee the absolute safety and security of any information provided.
Are there age requirements?
We intend to fully comply with Canada and international laws respecting children’s privacy including COPPA. Therefore, we do not collect or process any information for any persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13 and using our Platform, please stop immediately and do not submit any information to us. In the event that we have inadvertently collected any information from users under the age of 13 please contact us immediately.
Where is my information stored?
If you are a non-Canadaian member, you acknowledge and agree that Teach Asia may collect and use your Information and disclose it to other entities outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, such information may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction. Canada law may not provide the degree of protection for information that is available in other countries.
Mergers and Acquisitions
As with any business, your PII is also an asset of Teach Asia and will become part of our normal business records. As such, we may also disclose your PII to a third party if we decide to sell any portion of our business to a third party. Similarly, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, your personal information may be transferred to Teach Asia successor or assign.
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