Last updated: 15 of Feburary, 2016
Non-personally & personally identifying information
Like most websites, Max’s English Corner (hereafter referred to as the ‘Site’) collects non-personally identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as browser type, country of origin and the date and time of each visitor request. This information can not be used to identify any particular user. The purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how the visitors use the website. For example the website may monitor its different pages to determine the web page traffic and which are the most popular locations, or sometimes use a third party like Google Analytics for statistical analysis. The website may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
The pages viewed and the length of the visit are some of the typical data gathered when one enters a website. Sometimes there can be more personally identifying information gathered such as when a user returns to the site and frequents some pages more than others. This information is also used in the functioning of the website and can facilitate a faster accessibility to the pages or downloading of the materials but the identity of the user is not displayed publicly.
When a user wishes to make a comment in the Contact section, leaving a name and email address, he or she is voluntarily submitting personal information. The email address will not be displayed publically, nor will it be rented or sold to third parties. If the user requests that a user name be used in place of the real name if and when any quotes may be published, that request will be respected.
What is done with the information that is gathered
The information is used primarily in the maintenance of the website. By knowing which features are frequently visited, improvements in the design and in the contents can be made with better knowledge of what seems more effective or beneficial to the users.
It is possible that third parties will be provided with statistical information about the site’s users, but this information will not be used to identify any individual user.
When a user submits personal information as when making a comment in the Contact section, the Site can store, publish and use that information unless the user expressly restricts the usage of those comments. The information contained in the comments could be used in the form of publishing quotes from users who wish to offer their perspectives or suggestions concerning the website. In the cases where a quote is used, the name of the user may or may not be published as well, but the e-mail address will not be published.
Cookies and the protection of personally-identifying information
Max’s English Corner will not rent or sell personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to employees or consultants, or to third parties necessary in the functioning and maintenance of this website, this website will only disclose personally-identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when it believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the author of the website, third parties or the public at large.