This policy covers how Lingt ("Lingt," "we," "us," or "our") treats personal information that it collects and receives on www.lingtlanguage.com. We are not in the business of selling information about you: we use information shared with us for the sole purpose of running and improving our services. This notice tells you what information we collect, steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share information, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.
Lingt does not track or otherwise perform any persistent identification of students. Students do not create accounts on Lingt, nor are they ever required to provide any personal information of any kind. Students may optionally provide an email address for the purpose of an automated one-time notification that their Lingt assignment has been reviewed by their teacher. These optional email addresses are stored securely, never used for tracking, never used outside of an automated one-time notification (i.e. for promotions or product updates), and will never be provided in any form to a third party. Lingt does not and will not advertise or implement any tracking associated with ad networks on the website.
Lingt is exempt from COPPA compliance under the exceptions listed in 16 C.F.R. § 312.5(c). Specifically:
(7) Where an operator collects a persistent identifier and no other personal information and such identifier is used for the sole purpose of providing support for the internal operations of the Web site or online service. In such case, there also shall be no obligation to provide notice under § 312.4;
Accordingly, Lingt does not require parental consent for children under the age of 13 to use the service.
Lingt collects personal information when you register with us, use Lingt products or services or post content on Lingt. This information is limited to your email address, username, and any information you post on your site. Your password is stored securely using a one way hash function.
Lingt may automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.
Lingt uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, identification and authentication, services improvement, support, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.
Lingt may occasionally obtain IP addresses from users depending upon how you access our web sites. IP addresses, browser and session information may be used for various purposes, including to:
Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
Estimate the total number of users visiting Lingt's web sites from specific geographical regions.
Help determine which users have access privileges to certain content, services or resources that we offer.
Monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use Lingt services or products that require you to "sign in" and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set.
Lingt uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
Require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.
Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the Lingt Sites, Products and Services.
Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
Conduct research to improve the content and services provided on the Lingt Sites, Products and Services.
Lingt does not share personal information we learn about you from your use of the Lingt web sites, products and services with others except as described in this policy.
Lingt may use or share your personal information where it is necessary to complete a transaction, to operate or improve the Lingt products and services, or to do something that you have asked us to do.
From time to time, Lingt or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on Lingt. You may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. This information will be used strictly for the purpose of notifying and arranging delivery of promotional items to the person selected.
When you register for Lingt, we collect user-submitted account information such as username and email address to identify users and send notifications related to the use of the service.
When you post content on Lingt, you have the ability to post content which may include personally identifiable information about yourself.
Lingt may share personally identifiable information about you under the following circumstances:
We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or, defend against legal claims and if in our judgment in such circumstances disclosure is required or appropriate.
Lingt may revise, modify or update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your particular Lingt account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems.
We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.
Your account information is password-protected. Additionally, your account's password is stored using a one way hash algorithm.
In certain areas, Lingt uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.
If Lingt learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using Lingt or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of those sites, products and services. We may post a notice on our applicable web sites if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the applicable web sites. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a privacy concern regarding Lingt, or this policy, and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of those sites, products or services, you should complete a feedback form or you can write to us by email at email@example.com.