Data Privacy

Data protection declaration

Thank you for your interest in the services provided by EnglishCrossroads Ltd.

Generally, the usage of our website is possible without disclosing any personal data. As this website’s provider, we are legally obligated to inform you about the purpose, extent and matter of elicitation and usage of your personal data. The EnglishCrossroads language trainings are generated first and foremost for companies and their employees.

This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We respect the German data protection acts (Telemediengesetz TMG and Bundesdatenschutzgesetz BDSG) and the data protection regulations of the European Union, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (DSGVO). In the following, we will outline which information we gather, process and use during your visit on our website and when obtaining our trainings.

We would like to point out to that data transmission on the internet (e.g. communication via email) can display security holes. Gapless data protection from the access of third parties is therefore not possible.

We hereby explicitly contradict the usage of contact details published within the framework of imprint obligations by third parties in order to send not explicitly requested advertisement and informative literature.

 


 Data processing

Personal data is all information (factual and personal) which refers to an identified and identifiable natural person. We use this information for the setup, expansion and optimization of your trainings. Furthermore, we use this information for contract implementation and payment processing.

Personal data disclosed to us in an inquiry (e.g. your last name, given name, address or your e-mail address) will be processed to conduct correspondence with you and for the purpose for which you have provided us with said information. We use this information in order to communicate with you as well as to update our data base, to prevent or uncover any kind of misuse, notably fraud, or to enable third parties to execute technical and other services upon our commission.

By submitting the contact form on our website, the given and last name as well as the email address and any further optional details regarding the company will be collected mandatorily. We are processing this information in accordance with article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO and are particularly considering your interest in information gathering.

To make use of the trainings provided, you will receive a link with a questionnaire or an email in order to store your identification data (name, email address, telephone number, language level) there, particularly your interest in efficient training in accordance with article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

In addition to this, we will store the results of the participants’ language assessments, learning progress and surveys. We also process the following data like the company name, the employee’s work position and the contact details of the company’s person in charge. In case you interact with our customer service, we will store and process your identification data and information relevant to your inquiry. This happens for the contract implementation. We take in consideration your interest in an efficient training in accordance with article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

When visiting the website, we process automatic information in accordance with article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. These are cookies in particular. Hereto, you will find additional information further below. 

We process your data in order to carry out trainings. Categorically, your data is only accessible to EnglishCrossroads employees, trainers and your company’s HR department responsible for you as well as your employer, if he is a contractual partner of EnglishCrossroads.

With the exception of the described data transmission to your employer, we categorically do not pass your data on to third parties. We are obligated to collaborate with public authorities, especially law enforcement authorities and courts of law. In this context, we may be obligated to pass your personal data on in order to respond to an inquiry made by investigative authorities or courts of laws.

Storage/disclosure/deletion/blockage of your data

Storage period and storage location of your data

We will only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purpose. The storage period is determined by the respective legal retention period. Your inventory data will be deleted after the expiration of this deadline unless it is no longer needed to fulfill or initiate a contract and/or if there is no justified interest on our part in the continued storage of your data. If the exercise of intervention rights demands the deletion, we will delete the corresponding data immediately. 


Data disclosure and deletion/blocking of your data

You have the right to the disclosure of your stored personal data at any time, its origin and recipients as well as the right of amendment, blocking or deletion of this data. You are free to contact us at your convenience under info@english-crossroads.com.

Upon your request, we will inform you about the type of your data we have stored. In case we store wrong data, despite our greatest effort to store the correct and fully up-to-date information, we will rectify this immediately. By sending us an email to info@english-crossroads.com, you have the opportunity to check, adjust or delete any of your personal data that was made available at any time. 

In case of violations of the terms and conditions, terms of use or legal regulations and violations of third parties’ rights, we have the right to process inventory data for an appropriate time period beyond the termination or blocking of the user profile until the issue is settled.

Usage of Google Analytics and Adsense

This website uses Google Analytics, an online analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”) 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). Hereby, it is possible to match data, meetings and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and hence to analyze the user’s activity across multiple devices.

Additional information on user data usage with Google Analytics can be found in Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of the website usage. The information regarding the website usage generated by the cookies will usually be transmitted and stored in a Google server in the US. In case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened first by Google though within the member states of the European Union or in other treaty signatories of the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser due to Google Analytics, will not be merged with other Google data. Google will use this information under the authority of this webpage’s provider to evaluate your website usage, to compile reports regarding website activities and to render further services connected to the website usage and internet usage to the website’s provider. These are also the purposes which underlie our justified interest in data processing. The legal framework for the usage of Google Analytics is §15 abs. 3 TMG more specifically Art.6 Abs.1 lit. F DSGVO. Data sent by us including cookies, user identification (e.g. user ID) or promotional IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. Data deletion which has reached its retention period occurs once a month. Further details regarding the terms of use and data protection can be found under: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://policies.google.com.

With appropriate settings of your browser software, you can prevent the storage of cookies; we would like to point out though, that in this case you might not be able to fully access all functions of our website. Furthermore, by downloading and installing https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout you can prevent Google’s data collection and data processing through cookies and in relation to your website usage (including your IP-address).

Opt-Out-Cookies prevent future data collection when visiting this website. In order to prevent Universal Analytics’ data collection across various devices, you need to install Opt-Out on all systems used.

This website uses Google AdSense. This is an advertisement integration service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Adsense uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of the website usage. Google Adsense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). With the help of these web beacons, information like the visitor traffic on these websites can be assessed.

Further information regarding the user data handling by Google Analytics can be found on Google’s data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

The information created by cookies and web beacons regarding the website usage (including the IP address) and distribution of advertising formats will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google can pass this information on to its contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other of your stored data.

With appropriate settings of your browser software, you can prevent the storage of cookies. Furthermore, by downloading and installing the following browser plugin (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout), you can prevent Google’s data collection and data processing through cookies and in relation to your website usage (including your IP-address).

We would like to point out though, that in this case you might not be able to fully access all functions of our website. By using this website, you are agreeing with Google’s data processing in the previously described manner and for the previously designated purpose.

 


Usage of Google +1

Information collection and disclosure:

With the assistance of the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalized content by Google and its partners. Google stores the information which was given for a content +1 as well as further information regarding the website you were browsing on when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed as information alongside your profile name and picture on Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other locations on websites and advertisement on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a worldwide visible and public Google profile which has to at least include the name chosen for the respective profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may replace another one, which was used when sharing content via your Google account. Your Google profile’s identity may be displayed to users who know your email address or who are in possession of other identifiable information of yours.

 


Cookies

Websites partially use so-called cookies. Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session-cookies”. After the end of your visit, they are deleted automatically. Other cookies will stay stored until you delete them from your device. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at the next visit.

You can set up your browser in a way that you are informed once cookies are placed and allow them on a case-to-case basis, in specific cases only or if cookies should never be placed as well as activating the automatic deletion of all cookies when closing the browser. Deactivating cookies can limit this website’s functionality.

Cookies needed for the implementation of the electronic communication process or for supplying you with certain functions chosen by you will be stored in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website provider has an justified interest in the storage of cookies in order to offer technically flawless and optimized service provision. If other cookies (e.g. cookies analyzing your internet surfing behavior) are stored, they will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

 


 

Facebook usage

Our website uses functions from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A connection between your browser and the Facebook servers will be built when accessing our sites via Facebook plug-ins. Thereby, data will already be transferred to Facebook. In case you have a Facebook account, this data can be connected to it. Please log out of Facebook if you do not want this data connection to your Facebook account. Interactions especially using the comment function or clicking the “Like”- or “Share” buttons will also be transferred to Facebook. Further information can be found on https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy

 


 SSL encryption

To best protect your transmitted data, website providers use SSL encryption. Such encrypted connections can be identified by the prefix “https://” in the link in the address bar of your browser. Unencrypted websites are marked with “http://”. Thanks to SSL encryption, all data transmitted by you to this website for example through inquiries and logins cannot be read by third parties.

 


 Data protection officer/s

At any time, you have the right to the disclosure of your stored personal data, its origin and recipients as well as the right of amendment, blocking or deletion of this data.

In case of further questions regarding this data protection declaration, feel free to contact us at your convenience under datasecurity@english-crossroads.com or under the contact details listed on the imprint page.

We reserve the right to adjust the data protection declaration if necessary, in accordance with current, legal requirements or to implement changes in our services in the data protection declaration.

Stand 05.2018

 

Source references: Disclaimer eRecht24eRecht24 Facebook DatenschutzerklärungDatenschutzerklärung Google AnalyticsDatenschutzerklärung für Google AdsenseGoogle +1 Datenschutzerklärunghttps://www.intersoft-consulting.de