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Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

Your privacy is very important to Read and Learn Italian. Read and Learn Italian recognizes that privacy is essential and we respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and disclose personal data when you use Read and Learn Italian and its related services, or when you interact with us.

Our Privacy Policy is written according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact Read and Learn Italian at [email protected]

Who we are

Read and Learn Italian is a private website offering access to Italian language classes. Our website address is: https://www.readandlearnitalian.com, our business name is “Read and Learn Italian”, the founder and teacher is Costanza Milner. We are based in Canada.

What information we collect and why we collect it

Information we collect

On this website, we collect some information from users and site visitors in order to provide them with a better service. We collect this information in three different ways: 1. when a site visitor uses our website, 2. when a site visitor uses our services, and 3. due to technical processes, such as cookies, and third party services.

You will find all details and relevant information below.

Comments on the blog

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

For comments on blog posts, this website uses Google reCAPTCHA for general security purposes. By clicking on the reCAPTCHA, you acknowledge the collection and sharing of hardware and software information to Google for analysis. This information is collected as you submit a comment and will not be used by Google for any purposes other than security. Please refer to Google Privacy Policy.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Please refer to Gravatar Privacy Policy.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact form

This website does not store the IP address and user agent information in order to protect the privacy of the website’s visitors. Emails and personal information that you provide through the contact form (including full name, email and other voluntary details) are kept in the hosting email service provider for a period of time useful to our services such as delivering classes and communicating with you. We do not use that information for marketing purposes and we never sell those information to a third-party. You will not receive any newsletters unless you opted for a subscription.

For contact form, this website uses Google reCAPTCHA for general security purposes. By clicking on the reCAPTCHA, you acknowledge the collection and sharing of hardware and software information to Google for analysis. This information is collected as you interact with contact forms and will not be used by Google for any purposes other than security. Please refer to Google Privacy Policy.

Newsletter subscription

To regularly provide you with information about Read and Learn Italian and its services, promotions, and news, we offer the option of subscribing to our newsletter. If you subscribe to the newsletter, we will process the email address you provide. You may unsubscribe at any time, just request to be removed from the list contacting us at [email protected]
Your email address and full name are stored on SUMO. Please refer to SUMO privacy policy for details.

If you would like to share contents on social media, subscribe to the newsletter, and download content, for example, free resources, you agree to store some of your data on SUMO website (email, full name, IP). SUMO will never use, sell, or download the email addresses. If you would like to have your data removed please contact us and will remove any stored data and unsubscribe from any newsletters. Please refer to SUMO Privacy Policy for details.

Social media presence

Read and Learn Italian maintains a presence in social media in order to communicate with people and to keep them informed. In specific, we use some Facebook Business Tools, such as Facebook Pixels and the like and share buttons. By visiting our website or by clicking on those buttons, you are aware of sharing some of your contact information (for example name, email address and phone number) with these Social Media platforms. This information is only shared for advertisement purposes. When clicking on social media icons you will be redirected to their networks. Please refer to their respective terms and conditions.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on Read and Learn Italian website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Payment services

We use Stripe for payment processing and accounting services. If you purchase one of our services via debit or credit card, Read and Learn Italian will collect your name, email address, and physical address. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Your purchasing data will be stored on Stripe for 1 year. Please, refer to Stripe Privacy Policy for details. Read and Learn Italian will also use your personal data for accountant services and taxing obligations.

Also, to process your payment we use a third-party plugin (Woocommerce) Please refer to Woocommerce Privacy Policy for details.

Secure website

To secure our website we use Cloudfare service. Some of the information shared with this service, while you use Read and Learn Italian and its services, are: IP addresses, system configuration information, and other information about traffic to and from Read and Learn Italian. Please refer to Cloudfare Privacy Policy for details.

Secure data

At Read and Learn Italian, we make sure that the information you share with us is stored securely. We protect your data by maintaining the website well secured. We have implemented technical and administrative safeguards designed to protect your data against loss and unauthorized access, use, and disclosure. For this purpose, Read and Learn Italian uses SSL encryption for the secure transmission of data.

Why we collect personal data

We use personal data to provide you with teaching-related services, to continually improve services, and to communicate with you. We collect data to provide a better service, respond to your requests, improve our offerings, send you promotional messages if you choose to receive them, and comply with any legal obligations we may have, such as tax calculation.

Whom Do We Share Personal Data With?

Read and Learn Italian never shares your information without your consent.
However, some of your non-personal information (website usage, location information, IP address) is collected automatically and may be shared with third-party plugins, and services, and their respective cookies.

Read and Learn Italian uses cookies. When you access the website, you will always be notified with a cookie notice consent. You can read below to better understand what cookies are, and why they are necessary to the functionality of most websites.

Use of Cookies

What are cookies?

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. Read and Learn Italian uses cookies to provide you with a better service. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser. For example, if you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Mind that certain features of Read and Learn’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Your Rights

You have the right to access, delete, restrict your personal data at any time. You can limit the information you provide to us, unsubscribe from our newsletter, set your browser to reject cookies.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy then please contact us at [email protected]

Privacy Policy Change

This policy was last updated on March 28, 2020. Read and Learn Italian may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Read and Learn Italian encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

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