Privacy and Data Security

This data security and privacy policy (the Policy) explains the security and privacy practices that we use to provide the Services. It describes the ways we collect, use and protect users’ Personal Information and the rights and options available to them with respect to their Personal Information.

This policy is incorporated to and constitutes an integral part of our Terms and Conditions of Use.

All definitions and rules of interpretation as set out in clause 1 of those Terms and Conditions of Use apply equally to this Policy.

Collection

To use the Services and receive any feedback that the Services offer, we will ask you to provide Personal Information.

Due to the standard operation of the internet and the Website, we will collect further Personal Information when you access or use the Services. For example, we may record the frequency and scope of your use of the Services, the web pages that you visit, and the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer system that you are using to access the Services.

We will comply with all relevant provisions of the Privacy Act 1983 in relation to the collection, storage and use of your Personal Information.

We will not intentionally share your Personal Information or on-sell your Personal Information to a third party, except as provided in this Policy.

Privacy of Minors

Under our Terms and Conditions of Use those under the age of 16 must access the Services through a parent’s or legal guardian’s account. Those between the ages of 16 and 18 may register as a Customer on their own account and use the Services but only with their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent.

Due to the above, we may legitimately collect Personal Information on minors in which case the terms of use of that Personal Information as set out in this Policy will apply.

Minors may, however, register as Customers and use the services in breach of our Terms and Conditions of Use without our knowledge.

If you believe that a minor has registered as a Customer and accessed the Services without the knowledge of their parents or legal guardians, you are welcome to contact us at: [email protected], identify the user and, to the fullest extent possible, we will remove the Personal Information from our servers.

Personally Identifiable Information

You agree that we may use any Personal Information that may identify you (Personally Identifiable Information) for the following purposes only:

  1. To provide you with the Services;
  2. To improve and enhance your experience and the quality of the Services;
  3. To help our continued research into linguistics, applied linguistics, and second language acquisition;
  4. In any manner with your consent;
  5. To enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use;
  6. To take any action in any case of dispute, or legal proceeding of any kind between you and us, or between you and other users or third parties with respect to, or in relation with the Services;
  7. To comply with any applicable law and to assist law enforcement agencies under any applicable law, when we have a good faith belief that our cooperation with the law enforcement agencies is legally mandated or meets the applicable legal standards.

You agree that we may share Personally Identifiable Information with others in any of the following instances:

  1. With your consent including when you choose to have the analysis of your recording shared through your social network account, email or other means we may offer from time to time.
  2. To facilitate your use of the Services.
  3. In any case we reasonably believe that sharing your Personally Identifiable Information is necessary to prevent imminent bodily harm or damage to property.
  4. If we believe that you have breached the Terms and Conditions of Use or abused your rights to use the Services, or performed any act or omission that we reasonably believe to be violating any applicable law, rules, or regulations. We may share your information in these cases, with law enforcement and other competent authorities and with any third party, as may be required to handle any result of your wrongdoing.
  5. If we organise the operation of the Services within a different framework, or through another legal structure or entity, or if we are acquired by, or merged into or with another entity, provided however, that those entities agree to be bound by the provisions of this Policy, with reasonably necessary changes taken into consideration.
Aggregated Information

You agree that we may use anonymous, statistical or aggregated information collected through the Website or the provision of the Services to:

  1. Properly operate the Services;
  2. Improve the quality of the Services or to to enhance the Services or your experience of the Services;
  3. Create new services and features including customized services;
  4. To help our continued research into linguistics, applied linguistics, and second language acquisition;
  5. Publish written material on or in relation to the Services and the results of our research; and
  6. For further internal, commercial and statistical purposes.

You agree that we may share anonymous aggregated and statistical information collected through the Services, with other third parties for our legitimate (in our sole discretion) research and business purposes.

Data Retention, Deletion and Choice

At any time and subject to our verification of your identity, you may request to delete the vocal recordings you have made available through the Website. Once we complete processing your request, we will delete the vocal recordings you have made.

We may delete your Personally Identifiable Information, vocal recordings, in whole or in part, from our systems, without notice to you, once we deem they are no longer necessary for our reasonable business and research needs.

Transfer of Data Outside your Territory

Given the nature of the Services, you agree that your Personal Information may be may stored and processed in various sites throughout the globe. If you are a resident in a jurisdiction where transfer of your Personal Information to another jurisdiction requires your consent, then you provide us your express and unambiguous consent to such transfer.

Cookies

Cookies are packets of information sent by our servers to your web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses our servers. You agree that we may use cookies in the process of providing the Services to you.

Some of the cookies may expire when the session ends and you close your browser. Other cookies are saved on your computer’s hard drive. If you wish to block the cookies, then please use the help button in your browser and follow the necessary instructions. However, bear in mind that disabling cookies may complicate or even prevent you from using the Services in whole or in part.

Information Security

We will implement appropriate (in our sole discretion) systems and procedures to keep your Personal Information as secure as possible.

However, as the Services are provided by way of the internet which is inherently insecure, these measures are unable to provide absolute assurance. We cannot, therefore, guarantee that your Personal Information and your use of the Services will be wholly secure and private and immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.

Credit Card Information

If you choose to pay for Services by credit card, your credit card details are not stored by us and can not be accessed by our staff. Your credit card details are securely stored by PayPal to enable us to automatically bill your credit card on a recurring basis. You can find PayPal’s Privacy Policy here.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may from time to time change the terms of this Policy. Substantial changes will take effect 30 days after we have posted an initial notification on the homepage or other relevant page of the Website. Other changes will take effect 7 days after their initial posting on the Website, unless we amend the Policy to comply with legal requirements. In such cases the amendments will become effective immediately upon their initial posting, or as required.

You agree to be bound by any of the changes made in the terms of this Policy. Your continued use of the Website and Services will indicate your acceptance of the amended Policy. If you do not agree with any of the amended terms, you must avoid any further use of the Services.

Contact us

You may contact us with any question about the Services by contacting us at [email protected]. We will make efforts to address your inquiry promptly.