Privacy Policy

Updated and effective as of: May 2024

As avid web users ourselves, we understand the importance of privacy in this day and age. We strive to create an online environment that preserves your privacy and security. We do not share your email address or personal info with anyone else. Please read our privacy policy carefully.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://linguasia.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We aim to only collect the minimum information we need for the services we are providing. We collect your information when you sign up for our services. We also collect information about how you use our services. We may also receive information about you from third parties.

Comments

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 detect spam.

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. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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.

Log files

We use log files to help us understand our visitors’ preferences so we can better serve them. The following are included in this category:

Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
Types of browsers
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Date and time stamp
Referring and exit pages
Number of clicks
All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on the 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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Browser controls

While most browsers and devices accept cookies by default, their settings typically allow you to clear and reject cookies. Web browsers often save your preferences in a cookie. Blocking cookies could affect the functionality of the services and may prevent your preferences and choices from being saved.

If your web browser is not listed here, you should review your web browser terms to learn more about your cookie choices.

Analytics provider opt-outs

To opt out of certain tracking by our analytics providers, you may visit the links below:

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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 interactions with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Billing and payment information

When you purchase a product or subscription, we may collect payment and identity verification information, including your name, email address, physical address, and payment method.

Market research

When conducting or sponsoring market research activities, such as surveys and product testing, we may gather the information you supply, including your name, email address, and certain demographic details like age, gender, race, and ethnicity.

Your messages and feedback

We may collect the information you share when you directly contact us or provide feedback, comments, or suggestions regarding our services.

Information about others

For some features, services, or offerings — such as referring a friend or relative or inviting them to attend our events or programs — we may collect information you provide about others, such as names, emails, and birthdays. Please ensure you have permission before providing this information to us, or in the case of a minor, that you have the authority to do so.

Information provided through social media

If you interact with us through a social media platform or access a social media platform from our services, the platform will collect your information independently from us. We may also gather information that you have publicly shared on your social media accounts. It’s advisable to review the privacy policies of these social media platforms to understand how they use your information and your rights regarding such information.

Other information

We additionally gather information that pertains to you or can be linked to you, such as passwords, personal preferences, interests, age, gender, and any other information you decide to share.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool we use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on the Site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Opt Out Of Receiving Marketing Messages

To unsubscribe from receiving our marketing communications, please follow the instructions provided in any marketing message you receive from us. Alternatively, if you have a registered account, you can adjust your preferences within your account settings. Please note that even if you opt out of marketing messages, you may still receive important non-marketing communications regarding your account, requested services, or purchases.

If you use any of our services that send push notifications or offers to your mobile device, you can manage your preferences by adjusting the settings on your mobile device or within the relevant mobile service.

General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR took effect on May 25, 2018, and is intended to protect the data of European Union (EU) citizens. Lingua Asia markets its Site, content, products and/or services online but does not specifically target marketing to the EU or conduct business in or with the EU in any meaningful way. If the data that you provide in the course of your use of Lingua Asia, content, products and/or services is governed by GDPR, Lingua Asia will abide by the relevant portions of the GDPR.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) or are accessing the Site from within the EEA, you may have the right to request: access to, correction of, deletion of; portability of; and restriction or objection to processing, of your personal data. This includes the “right to be forgotten.”

To make any of these requests, please get in touch with us with the contact form.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

If you are a California resident, you may request that we disclose to you the following information covering the 12 months preceding your request:

  • The categories of personal information described above that we have collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such personal information
  • The business or commercial purposes for collecting such personal information
  • The categories of personal information about you that we have disclosed to third parties for a business purpose and the categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed such personal information
  • The specific pieces (e.g., copies) of personal information we have collected about you

California residents also have the right to submit a request for deletion of personal information under certain circumstances, although there may be legal or other reasons that Lingua Asia will retain your information.

Thank you for reading and we hope you enjoy our site!

The Lingua Asia Team

Lingua Asia line

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.