Effective date: 29 May, 2020
Welcome to my website!
Your privacy is critically important to me.
I have adopted this Privacy and Cookies Policy to explain what information may be collected on the Website, how I use this information, and under what circumstances I may disclose the information to third parties.
This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to www.hkieltsteacher.com (hereinafter, “hkieltsteacher.com”, “my Website”, “the Website” or “this Website”), which is owned by Grant Richardson (hereinafter, “me”, “I”, or “my”).
To enrich and perfect your online experience, my Website uses “Cookies” and similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content and to help me better understand the usage patterns and preferences of visitors to the Website.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.
Cookies are used on this Website to:
- detect users’ login status to conditionally allow them to access restricted content on the Website
- identify users who have registered into the Website’s Referral rewards program
- identify visitors who were referred to the Website by another user registered in the Website’s Referral rewards program
- temporarily log visitors’ usage for the purposes explained below in “Non-personally-identifying and Potentially Personally-identifying Information” according to their browser type, device type, and IP address
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to hkieltsteacher.com choose to interact with the Website in ways that require it to gather personally-identifying information.
The amount and type of information that hkieltsteacher.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction, and is no more than would be reasonably required for each type of interaction.
For example, the Website asks visitors to provide their name and email address when they create a login account to access certain pages or other materials on hkieltsteacher.com.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
I disclose personally-identifying information and potentially personally-identifying information (as defined below) only to those of hkieltsteacher.com’s affiliated organizations that:
- need to know that information in order to process it on my behalf or to provide services available at hkieltsteacher.com, and
- have agreed not to disclose that information to others.
Some of those affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using my Website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
I will not rent or sell personally-identifying information or potentially personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to hkieltsteacher.com’s affiliated organizations, I disclose personally-identifying information and potentially personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when I believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of myself, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of hkieltsteacher.com and have supplied your email address, I may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, ask for your feedback, or just inform you about important information regarding the Website or my products or services. I primarily use my Website to communicate this type of information, so I expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
Non-personally-identifying and Potentially Personally-identifying Information
Like most website’s, hkieltsteacher.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request, and potentially personally-identifying information – namely Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
My purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how visitors use this Website, and to temporarily log (for a period of 30 days) the actions of visitors to the Website in case any such information reasonably indicates that a visitor has violated or is likely to violate the Website’s Terms and Conditions, in which case the relevant information will be kept until the matter is deemed to have been resolved.
Visitors who purchase services or products from my Website are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.
For digital products (i.e. those that do not need to be physically shipped), hkieltsteacher.com collects the name and email address of the payee for identification purposes and, where necessary, to create their login account and/or for customer contact purposes.
I do not collect the complete financial information of any transaction made through my Website. That is, I never have access to the complete credit card number nor the verification number. The complete financial information required for transactions is captured at the user’s browser and processed directly by my secure payments provider Stripe.
The security of your Personal Information is important to me, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.
Some of the many security measures implemented on the Website include:
- encrypting all data transmitted between the visitor’s device and the Website with a commercial SSL encryption certificate by Sectigo. (Visitors may verify this by clicking on the Sectico secure seal at the bottom of this page, which leads to Sectigo’s web page that displays a certificate for my Website);
- having all payments securely processed by a third-party payments provider as described above;
- irreversibly encrypting all passwords before storing them on the Website’s server – i.e. never storing passwords in plain text (a standard security practice for modern websites);
- subscribing to a paid service that scans the Website daily to screen it for any known malware
Notwithstanding these and other measures in place, users are reminded that I cannot guarantee the absolute security of the Website.
Links To External Sites
I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
Privacy and Cookies Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, I may change the Website’s Privacy and Cookies Policy from time to time, and in my sole discretion.
Whenever any changes are made to the Privacy and Cookies Policy, I will notify users and ask them to review and accept those changes before continuing to use the Website.
I encourage you to frequently check for any changes to the Privacy and Cookies Policy by referring to the “Effective date” at the top of this page.
Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy and Cookies Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.
If you have any questions about this Privacy and Cookies Policy, or you would like to request a copy of your data, or would like to have your existing account on my Website and all associated data erased, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org any time (or WhatsApp: 94558561 or phone: 94558561 during office hours Hong Kong Time).