Privacy Policy

 

Effective Date: June 1 2015

 

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application English Check(“Application”) for mobile devices that was created by English Check LLC. The Application allows users to get English writing of 50 words or less proofread and edited by a qualified, native-speaking English speaking tutor. It also gives users the chance to ask English-related questions to the tutor. Through the app, all edited English and answers to questions will be sent directly to users’ mobile devices.

 

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

 

User provided information

 

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is mandatory in order to be able to use the basic features of the Application

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your name, email address, password, country of residence and other registration information; (b) information you provide us when you contact us for help; and; (c) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as the English text and/or that you want to have proofread and edited.

All information we collect is used purely for application enhancement purposes in order to provide our users with a more personalized, effective and user-friendly proofreading and editing service. As part of this goal, we may use the information you provided to learn about the general trends of usage of the application. We may also use this information to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

While using the application, you may periodically send us content to proofread and edit. Such content may include text, pictures, videos and sound. This content will not be used in any way, shape or form other than to be evaluated, proofread, edited, revised and sent back to you. Some of this content may indirectly assist us in data collection purposes, such as in the compilation of a list of the most common grammar, usage and spelling errors. In such cases, this data will be aggregated and anonymised; and only used to enhance the Application and the quality of our service. Any content that you send us for proofreading will promptly be archived after the inquiry has been completed and the conversation has been officially marked as “closed” or "completed"; and will be completely deleted from our servers and removed from our access no later than 90 days after the date of conversation closure.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.

Automatically collected information will be used to learn about the general trends of usage of the Application and to enhance services provided by the Application.

Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?

This Application does not collect precise information about the location of your mobile device.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Application and our service. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network. You can also request to opt-out via email, at privacy@english-check.hk

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter, unless explicitly stated otherwise within this agreement. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at privacy@english-check.hk and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

Children

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at privacy@english-check.hk. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

 

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under the United States privacy standards.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at privacy@english-check.hk

 

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