Your privacy is critically important to us. We treat your personal information with the highest regard to privacy and security.
What information about me does the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML), the host of the Language Challenge app, collect and how is it used?
The ECML anonymously collects three types of data when you are using the Language Challenge app:
1) When using the app you are asked to enter a code name, which will be your fantasy name throughout the app. You can also add a profile picture. This data is only being stored on the phone itself and is not being sent to our servers.
2) For statistical purposes we also ask you to enter your year of birth and your country of residence. We can then show where users come from, what age they have and which languages are being challenged. This data is anonymously sent to our servers via a secure connection, are processed and the results are publicly displayed on our website. Because the data is sent anonymously, there is no direct connection between the displayed results and your identity. We do not share, rent or sell information concerning the app's users to third parties.
3) To use the core functionality of the mobile application, you must choose a language, mark challenges as completed and you can tell us, wether you liked the challenge or not. This data is used to generate your personal statistics on the phone, but it is also sent to our servers via a secure connection, are processed and the results are publicly displayed on our website. Because the data is sent anonymously, there is no direct connection between the displayed results and your identity. We do not share, rent or sell information concerning the app's users to third parties.
What information about me does the ECML collect on the EDL website and how is it used?
When you visit the website, a cookie will be stored on your computer. Generally, cookies work by assigning to your computer a unique number that has no meaning outside of the EDL website. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information; We use them to provide features such as personalization. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. Not accepting cookies may make certain features of the website unavailable to you.
When adding an event to our events database we store all the information you enter. You have full control over which personal information is being shown on your event detail page. In any case you can always come back and change or delete information you may no longer wish to show. Each event is associated with an email address. We do store this email address, too, but it is not being shown on the website nor is it being shared, rented or sold to third parties. We use it so a user can change the details of his event or to send event related emails to the user.
Like most standard Web site servers the website uses log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. In addition, The EDL website uses Google Analytics as a method of tracking site statistics and user behavior on the website.
What does the ECML do to protect the data I transmit to the ECML?
We use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information. The ECML engages a company that is an expert in online security and site verification to ensure the security of the EDL site. In addition, the ECML's secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.
While the ECML continues to work hard to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure, and the ECML cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the ECML. Transmitting personal information is done at your own risk.