EnglishHints was written to help you learn and practice the English you need to reach your goals. Knowing a little about you makes it easier to do that. But, as the creator and writer of EnglishHints, I respect your privacy and your personal data and protect it (as I try to protect my own when I use the Internet!)
Thanks for your patience with all the detail below—necessary to meet legal requirements as well as to clearly show you all the possible uses of your data at EnglishHints.
Catherine Simonton, EnglishHints
EnglishHints strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness, and integrity in all our operations. We are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.
EnglishHints uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.
If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on its opt-out page.
You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that.
This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.
We receive an affiliate commission for a few excellent products of Espresso English recommended on EnglishHints.
You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.
If you choose to refuse EnglishHint's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
EnglishHints may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
• To run and operate our site.
• To display content on the site correctly.
• To improve customer service.
• To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
• To personalize your user experience.
• To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
• To improve our site.
• To improve our products and services.
• To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
• To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
• To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
• To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
EnglishHints may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.
Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.
To protect from spam, we also use Google's reCaptcha API on forms. According to its Terms of Service, "the reCAPTCHA API works by collecting hardware and software information, such as device and application data, and sending these data to Google for analysis. The information collected in connection with your use of the service will be used for improving reCAPTCHA and for general security purposes. It will not be used for personalized advertising by Google."
If this is a problem to you, use the Contact Me Directly form at the bottom of that page, tell me what offer you are interested in (English Detective, another email series, a free e-book, etc.) & I will try to send it directly.
If you purchase a product or service from us, FastSpring, the secure company that processes payments for us, will collect your name, email address, billing address and credit card number.
You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to other third parties.
We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
EnglishHints contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018, creates new consumer rights relating to the access to, deletion of, and sharing of personal information that is collected by businesses.
As noted above, EnglishHints and its advertising partners collect personal information (such as your browser cookies, the advertising identifier on your mobile device, or the IP address of your device) when you visit EnglishHints. This information is used to tailor and show ads to you.
See section above for more details about the personal information we may collect on this site and what it is used for.
We have not sold any personal information in the previous 12 months (or ever).
We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
EnglishHints is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
In the unlikely event that we need to sell EnglishHints, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
All personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
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You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link.
Last updated: 1-1-2022.