This policy covers how busuu.com treats personal information that busuu.com collects and receives from you.
1. INFORMATION COLLECTED
When you register, busuu.com collects personal information such as your username, email address, birth date, gender, spoken and studied languages and any other personal or preference information that you freely enter, as well as your profile picture.
busuu.com will use your personal information for the following general purposes: (i) to provide you with Services; (ii) to respond to your questions and comments; (iii) to communicate with you via regular mail and email (or other electronic means) about Services; for (iv) statistical purposes and (v) otherwise as described to you at the point of collection.
When you use the Service, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, enroll in events and courses, and transmit information through various channels. busuu.com stores and collects this information so that busuu.com can provide you with the Service and offer personalized features.
busuu.com does not monitor the information you include in your Profile, but busuu.com shall have the right (but not the obligation) in it sole discretion to cancel your Profile, if it violates the TOS, the rights of third parties or it is otherwise objectionable. busuu.com receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, busuu.com cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request. busuu.com uses information for customizing the advertising and content you see, fulfil your requests for products and services, improve our Services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal purpose and external clients.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the site. busuu.com may attempt to send invitations more than once. busuu.com stores this information to send email, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at privacy[-a-t-]busuu.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
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. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use some features of the Service of busuu.com that require you to "sign in".
busuu.com lets other entities that show advertisements or provide services on some of our web pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other entities' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, and not this policy. Advertisers or other entities do not have access to busuu.com's cookies.
3. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We display your Profile information (except your email address and password) to people browsing for friends, and to support other Site functions. busuu.com does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with third parties except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
- busuu.com responds to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
- busuu.com believes it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of busuu.com's TOS, or as otherwise required by law.
4. THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENT
busuu.com displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria-for example, men ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area. busuu.com does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
5. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
busuu.com limits the access to personal information about you to employees who busuu.com believes to have reasonable need to come into contact with that information, to provide products or the Service to you or in order to do their jobs.
busuu.com has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with regulations to protect personal information about you. However, data transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, busuu.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to busuu.com.
You can opt-out of email communication initiated by busuu.com including newsletters, email notifications and progress reports, in the Notifications tab on your Settings at busuu.com
6. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
8. CONTACTING BUSUU.COM
You may obtain a copy of the personal information about you that you provide through the Site or otherwise request that busuu.com updates, makes changes or deletes personal information by sending an email to privacy[-a-t-]busuu.com.
Last updated: 1st of October 2011