The Speak Shop Site is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not solicit or collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we are in possession of personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will immediately delete such information.
Speak Shop does not collect credit card or payment information. Speak Shop uses PayPal to process all payment transactions for both the membership fee and the tutor fee. Please see www.paypal.com for details regarding their security and privacy policies.
Your personal profile
When Speak Shop asks information of Users (including students and tutors), Speak Shop’s primary interest is to provide you with more personalized service. If you are a Speak Shop student, your user name and e-mail address are displayed to Speak Shop tutors with whom you have reserved a lesson. If you are a Speak Shop tutor, your name and e-mail address are displayed to a Speak Shop student who has reserved a lesson with you. Speak Shop does not sell, rent or trade your name or personal details to other organizations unless you give Speak Shop permission to do so.
Registration for a subscription
Speak Shop offers students the ability to meet language tutors and take language courses online at competitive rates. To take one of these courses, you need to become a member of Speak Shop and provide certain information requested on the sign up form.
Information collected during lessons
In the course of providing lessons, language Tutors may collect information from students. This information is used to determine the language capabilities of students, and is used in the course of providing personalized language instruction. Speak Shop tutors are not employees, but are independent contractors and maintain their own files and records related to student lessons. In some circumstances, Tutors submit information to us or to a third-party supervisor. This information is maintained solely to assist us in providing the services, and to assist Tutors in communicating with students or providing quality lessons.
IP addresses and browser type
Speak Shop’s website logs your computer's IP address and browser type, but Speak Shop does not link this data to anything that can personally identify you. This means that your session will be tracked, but the user remains anonymous. Speak Shop logs this information so that Speak Shop can monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage, which helps Speak Shop to constantly improve the design and layout of Speak Shop.
Links to other websites
The Speak Shop website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Speak Shop is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of other sites. Speak Shop encourages you to be aware when you leave the Speak Shop website and to read the privacy statements of any website that collects information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the Speak Shop website.
Refer a friend
If you decide to refer a friend to the Speak Shop website, Speak Shop asks you for the friend’s email address and give you the option of sending them a personal message. Speak Shop will then send a one-time, automatically generated email message inviting your friend to visit the Speak Shop website.
When you (student or tutor) become a member of Speak Shop you are asked if you will receive communications from Speak Shop, which may include information on special offers or events taking place that are related to Speak Shop, as well as email offers from Speak Shop that advertise third-party products or services. There is always the possibility to stop receiving these messages, through an option to unsubscribe that will be present in each of these emails.
Speak Shop takes all reasonable steps to ensure that login and password information you provide is safe.
- The Speak Shop website makes use of forums, bulletin boards, BLOGS and chat rooms. Please remember that any information you disclose in any of these areas becomes public. You should always be cautious about the amount of personal information you give to anyone in this context.
- Speak Shop provides links to other language related sites. Please be aware that when you visit these sites, you are subject to your privacy policies and practices and should read their privacy statements before offering personal information.
- You may be served cookies from Speak Shop’s advertisers if you click on the advertiser banner ads on the Speak Shop website. Speak Shop does not control, nor does Speak Shop have access to any of the information advertisers may collect.
If you have any questions about this policy statement, or about any of Speak Shop's other policies and practices, please contact Speak Shop.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Speak Shop and its affiliates, partners, suppliers, and employees from any and all liability, claims, costs, or damages arising from your use of the Speak Shop website or your breach of any of the obligations set herein.
Modifications to the terms and conditions of use