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Privacy Policy – Revised July 1, 2014

Privacy Policy – Revised July 1, 2014

Your privacy is very important to us. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. Please read this privacy policy to learn more about the ways in which we use and protect your personal information.

Overview
The privacy practices of this statement apply to all services provided by Buscavida Inc. and available under the domain and subdomains of www.speakshop.org or www.speakshop.com (the "Site") and apply generally to our subsidiaries or joint venture websites. By visiting this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, you may not use our services or access our Site.  Buscavida Inc. reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Speak Shop website and related services at any time.

This Privacy Policy describes the information, as part of the normal operation of our services, we collect from you and what may happen to that information. Although this policy may seem long, we have prepared a detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about the site's practices so that you can make informed decisions.

By accepting the Privacy Policy and the User Agreement in registration, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the User Agreement. This version of our Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance in registration for new registering users, and is otherwise effective on the date at the top of this Policy for all users.

The Site is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not solicit or collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we are in possession of personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will immediately delete such information.

Security measures
The Site does not collect credit card or payment information. The Site uses third parties to process all payment transactions for both the membership fee and the tutor fee. Please see those parties for details regarding their security and privacy policies.

Your personal profile
When the Site asks information of Users (including students and tutors), the primary interest is to provide you with more personalized service. If you are a student, your user name and e-mail address are displayed to the tutor with whom you have reserved a lesson. If you are a tutor, your name and e-mail address are displayed to a student who has reserved a lesson with you. Buscavida does not sell, rent or trade your name or personal details to other organizations unless you give permission to do so.

Registration for a subscription
The Site offers students the ability to meet language tutors and take language courses online at competitive rates. To take one of these courses, you need to become a member and provide certain information requested on the sign up form.

Information collected during lessons
In the course of providing lessons, language Tutors may collect information from students.  This information is used to determine the language capabilities of students, and is used in the course of providing personalized language instruction.  The tutors are not employees, but are independent contractors and maintain their own files and records related to student lessons.  In some circumstances, Tutors submit information to us or to a third-party supervisor.  This information is maintained solely to assist us in providing the services, and to assist Tutors in communicating with students or providing quality lessons.

IP addresses and browser type
The Site logs your computer's IP address and browser type, but it does not link this data to anything that can personally identify you. This means that your session will be tracked, but the user remains anonymous. The Site logs this information so that the Site can monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage, which helps the Site to constantly improve the design and layout.

Links to other websites
The Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Buscavida is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of other sites. The Site encourages you to be aware when you leave the website and to read the privacy statements of any website that collects information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the Site.

Refer a friend
If you decide to refer a friend to the Speak Shop website, the Site asks you for the friend’s email address and give you the option of sending them a personal message. The Site will then send a one-time, automatically generated email message inviting your friend to visit the Site.

Choice/Opt-in
When you (student or tutor) become a member of the Site you are asked if you will receive communications from the Site, which may include information on special offers or events taking place that are related to the Site, as well as email offers from the Site that advertise third-party products or services. There is always the possibility to stop receiving these messages, through an option to unsubscribe that will be present in each of these emails.

The Site privacy policy is subject to change. If the Site decides to change the way it collects, uses or shares information, Buscavida will take reasonable steps to notify you by by posting a notice on the website. If you have any questions about this policy statement, or about any other policies and practices, please contact Buscavida.

Security policy
Buscavida takes all reasonable steps to ensure that login and password information you provide is safe.

  • The Site makes use of forums, bulletin boards, BLOGS and chat rooms. Please remember that any information you disclose in any of these areas becomes public. You should always be cautious about the amount of personal information you give to anyone in this context.
  • The Site provides links to other language related sites. Please be aware that when you visit these sites, you are subject to your privacy policies and practices and should read their privacy statements before offering personal information.
  • You may be served cookies from the Site’s advertisers if you click on the advertiser banner ads on the Site. Buscavida does not control, nor does Buscavida have access to any of the information advertisers may collect.

If you have any questions about this policy statement, or about any of Buscavida's other policies and practices, please contact Buscavida.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Buscavida and its affiliates, partners, suppliers, and employees from any and all liability, claims, costs, or damages arising from your use of the Speak Shop website or your breach of any of the obligations set herein.

Modifications to the terms and conditions of use
Buscavida has the right to modify this agreement and any policies affecting or pertaining to the site. Your continued use of the Speak Shop website following notice of the Agreement modification will be considered an acceptance of the modified terms and conditions of use. Your sole recourse if you are dissatisfied with any modified terms of use is to cancel your membership or subscription by logging in and accessing the Account page.  If you have any questions about this Agreement or your responsibilities, please contact Buscavida, privacy@speakshop.org.