Ask John English is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement applies to the Ask John English site only. It does not cover any sites linked to the Ask John English site. By using Ask John English, you consent to all policies and practices described in this statement. Please read this statement carefully.
Ask John English, like most other websites, keeps logs of the usage of our site. These logs may include the:
- IP address of the computer used to visit us
- Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer or Fire Fox)
- Pages that have been viewed
- Search engine or links that were used to find us.
This information is for the purpose of following how our site is used and then improving the content and design.
All information collected about you, including your identity and contact details, will be treated by Ask John English as strictly confidential. We will not disclose or communicate this information to any other party, unless you give your permission or as required by law. All information we receive about you will be used for the sole purpose of carrying out our services.
Please note that any personal information you choose to reveal through comments on the blog or in the discussion forums, chat rooms, classrooms, private messages to other site members or anywhere else on our site should be done at your own discretion. Be aware that any such information may be viewed and used by others.
All users who wish to participate in the Ask John English membership site must sign-in using a password. This protects information such as details in your personal profile. Please note that it is your responsibility to log yourself out of the site if you leave your computer unattended.
Your Personal Profile
Members of Ask John English create an account in order to join and participate in the site. This account is required so that Ask John English can provide services to our members.
Some information in these accounts can be viewed by other Ask John English members, such as your name, the country or city you are from, the courses you are a member of, your last access time to the site and your role (such as student or teacher) within the site.
Please be aware that you can change your account information by editing your profile.
Ask John English strongly recommends that if you are concerned about keeping private your identity or other personal information required by your user profile, that you change it. This could be achieved by using, for example, a pseudonym or fake name. All Ask John English accounts require a valid email address. This email address will not be shared with other users by us.
Ask John English may contact you by email to provide you with information about our site or with other information we feel you may find useful. In addition, many of the activities within the Ask John English site, such as the discussion forum, automatically create and send emails to notify you of changes in those activities. You can choose to unsubscribe from receiving these emails at any time, by either clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link provided within each email, or by changing the settings ‘Send me Emails’ and ‘ Forum auto-subscribe’ in your online profile. You can also choose to disable emails altogether by changing the setting ‘Send me Emails’.
Note: If you change this setting to ‘No! Do not send me email notifications’, you will not receive any emails from the Ask John English membership site. However, this does not include the free English lesson emails. For information on subscriptions to our free English lessons, please read below.
Free English Lesson Emails
To receive our free English lessons by email, we require a valid email address from you. We will then send you the free lessons, and may also send you other occasional emails with information from Ask John English and other special offers and promotions that we feel may interest you.
You have the ability to stop receiving the free lesson emails and other emails from us at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe link’ provided in each email, or by replying to the email with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line. If you have any questions or problems with unsubscribing, please contact us here.
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Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. You can disable cookies by adjusting your Internet browser settings. However, this may reduce the quality of your online experience and many websites may not work correctly.
Cookies are used by most websites on the Internet, including companies and individuals that advertise on this site. Ask John English cannot control or access any of the information they may collect.
We encourage you to be read the privacy statements of those websites for more information.
Links to Other Websites
Ask John English contains links to other sites. Some of these links have been included by the Ask John English site creators, and others have been added by members or visitors of the Ask John English website.
To help the site grow and to cover running costs, Ask John English also has affiliate links. These affiliate links (to online book stores and other sites offering other products) earn Ask John English a small commission if any purchases are made after clicking on one of these links. These commissions help keep Ask John English alive and growing.
Ask John English is not responsible for the privacy statements or content on other websites. This includes videos or other material that has been embedded into the Ask John English site (such as, but not limited to, youtube.com videos or other materials).
We encourage you to read the privacy statements of those websites when you click on any embedded material or links found in any of the Ask John English pages or emails.
Third Party Advertising
Ask John English is sponsored by third party advertising. Such advertising might appear as a linked picture or a text link to a specific business or product, or pay per click advertising.
When clicking on any of these advertisements or links, your information might also be collected by these advertisers. This is generally done to help them target their advertising offers, not for tracking you as an individual. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of those websites when you click on links found in any of the Ask John English pages or emails.
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