Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Chinese Mandarin Cafe

Modification Date: May 24th, 2018
Effective Date: May 25th, 2018

I value and respect your privacy! πŸ™‚

Hello! Amy here πŸ˜€ I strongly believe in the importance of transparency. I believe it is one of the pillars for creating a trustworthy and happy relationship. It is my number one priority to make sure you (whether you are my student, a random visitor, and/or even a potential friend) are comfortable and know how I handle your personal information online. In this document, you will find the privacy practices that I apply to ChineseMandarinCafe.com.

Types of Data We Collect:

Cookies – *Drools*
Cookies, no, not the yummy edible ones, unfortunately. I am talking about the small text files that are stored on your computer. As of the type of information that the cookies store, it depends on who/what put the cookies there.

For example, I am using a third-party service, Google Analytics, to track the number of hits and visitors to my site. Google Analytics collects data like visitor behavior patterns, how long a session is, what page does the user in that session click on and things like that. This information does not identify anyone. I am using Google Analytics to help me improve the quality of the website πŸ˜€ (though… it is quite complicated! I don't understand the numbers… ha). Please click here to read Google Analytics' privacy policy.
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Mailing Lists – Overview
I use a third-party provider, MailerLite, to deliver our newsletter. MailerLite collects statistics such as email opening rate, clicks and other technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see MailerLite's privacy notice. https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy

You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or email me at Amy@ChineseMandarinCafe.com

What information do we collect:
When you are requesting a freebie (worksheet, lesson notes, free PDF files), we collect the following information:
Your name (I like to know who I am talking to :D)
Your email address (so I can send you emails! ^^)

You will receive 2-3 emails from me after requesting a freebie.
The first email will include your requested file.
The second email will be a check-in email. If you've downloaded a worksheet, then I would check in with you to see how you are doing πŸ˜€
The third email will ask you if you want to subscribe to my general mailing list where I will send you learning resources.

General Mailing List
You will receive a weekly email from me with learning resources and/or updates πŸ˜€

These emails are scheduled to send out automatically based on when you have signed up to the mailing list. This automation allows me to keep in touch with new visitors/learners/friends πŸ˜€ I get to share learning resources with you. These emails are written by me. I also update them as needed.

How long do we keep your data?
How long we keep your data depends on why it was gathered initially.

Freebie: After a set number of emails, the third email will ask whether you want to stay on the list.
General Mailing List: 24 months. I will send a reminder to make sure you still want to receive my newsletter πŸ˜€

Third Parties – Not a superwoman (yet).
I use third-party providers to create easy to access learning resources. Here are the third party sites I use:
Teachable – I host my courses on Teachable. Please click here for Teachable's privacy policy. https://teachable.com/privacy-policy
Podbean – I host my podcast episodes on Podbean. Please click here for Podbean's privacy policy. https://www.podbean.com/site/default/privacy

CONTACT
If you want to view, amend, or delete your personal data, please email Amy@ChineseMandarinCafe.com

CONSENT
By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

CHANGES
Should I make any changes to this privacy policy, I will update it here.

Last Reviewed: May 24th, 2018

CHANGELOG
May 24th, 2018 – The privacy policy has been updated for easier readability and to be compliant with the GDPR. Instead of applying to just residents in the EU, I have decided to apply it across the board πŸ˜€

 

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at http://chinesemandarincafe.com/contact/.

At www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com and how we use it.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons
www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

β†’ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com.
β†’ Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site's visitors based upon their visit to www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com and other sites on the Internet.
β†’ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Our Advertising Partners
Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include …….

  • Google
  • Commission Junction
  • Amazon
  • Adbrite
  • Clickbank
  • ShareASale
  • Other

While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.
You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies
You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that www.ChineseMandarinCafe.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website and regarding information shared and/or collected there.
This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent
By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Privacy Policy Online Approved Site
Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.