Because you may use the Idiom Products & Services (Idiom P&S) to access outside applications, we have a responsibility to address what may happen when you journey outside the of your protected Idiom P&S.
We have tried to use plain language to make the policies understandable. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the forward looking EU generated privacy protection regulations. Idiom intends to comply with applicable data protection regulations and is committed to GDPR compliance across its relevant services effective June 11. 2019.
Idiom has implemented and follows commercially accepted measures to protect against unauthorized access to, and unlawful interception or processing of your Personal User Profile and Information. Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet is never 100% secure so we cannot guarantee the security of any data you transmit to us or from our Websites and Services; therefore, you use our Websites and Services at your own risk.
If you register on our Websites and/or Services you are responsible for protecting the security of your username and password. You, the customer, are responsible for any transactions, communications or sharing of personal information made using your username and password.
This policy describes the information we process to support Idiom and other Idiom products and services (Idiom P&S) that may be offered by Idiom or third-party providers.
To provide the Idiom P&S, we must process information about you. The types of information we collect depend on how you use our Idiom P&S.
As described below, we may collect information from and about the computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Idiom P&S, and we combine this information across different devices you use. For example, we may use information collected about your use of our Idiom P&S on your phone to better personalize the content (including ads) or features you see when you use our Idiom P&S on another device, such as your laptop or tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad we showed you on your phone on a different device.
Information we might obtain from these devices includes:
Advertisers, app developers, and publishers may send us information including our social plug-ins (such as the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) Login. These partners provide information about your activities off Idiom P&S including information about your device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads you see, and how you use their services whether or not you have an Idiom account or are logged into any Idiom P&S. For example, a game developer could use the Idiom API to tell us what games you play, or a business could tell us about a purchase you made in its store. We also receive information about your online and offline actions and purchases from third-party data providers who have the rights to provide us with your information.
Partners may receive your data when you visit or use their services or through third parties they work with. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data to us.
We may use the information we have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the Idiom P&S and related services described in the Idiom P&S Terms. Here's how:
We may use the information we have to deliver our Idiom P&S, including to personalize features and content and make suggestions for you (such as groups or events you may be interested in or topics you may want to follow) on and off our Idiom P&S. To create personalized Idiom P&S that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data we collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protections you choose to provide); how you use and interact with our Idiom P&S; and the people, places, or things you're connected to and interested in on and off our Idiom P&S.
We may use the information we have (including your activity off our Idiom P&S, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps, and services. Learn how we share information with these partners.
We may use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Idiom P&S, and promote safety and security on and off of Idiom P&S. For example, we may use data we have to investigate suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.
We may use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Idiom P&S, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
Your information is shared with others in the following ways:
When you share and communicate using our Idiom P&S, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you post on IdiomConnect, you select the audience for the post, such as a group, all of your friends, the public, family or a customized list of people. Your network can also see actions you have taken on our Idiom P&S, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. We also let other accounts see who has viewed their Idiom information.
Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Idiom P&S, including if they don't have an account. This includes your Idiom username; any information you share with a public audience; information in your User Profile; and content you share on an Idiom Page, or any other public forum. You, other people using IdiomConnect, and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off our Idiom P&S, including in other Idiom P&S, in search results, or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs, and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with Idiom P&S.
You should consider who you choose to share with, because people who can see your activity on Idiom P&S can choose to share it with others on and off our Idiom P&S, including people and businesses outside the audience you shared with. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific friends or accounts, they can download, screenshot, or reshare that content to others across or off our Idiom P&S. Also, when you comment on someone else's post or react to their content, your comment or reaction is visible to anyone who can see the other person's content, and that person can change the audience later.
People can also use the Idiom P&S to create and share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people can share a photo of you in a story, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you in their posts or messages. If you are uncomfortable with what others have shared about you on our Idiom P&S, you can report the content.
People in your networks can see signals telling them whether you are active on our Idiom P&S, including whether you are currently active on IdiomConnect, or when you last used our Idiom P&S.
We may select and post customer testimonials on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information such as your name and the city, state and country in which you live. We will obtain your consent prior to posting any testimonial with your name.
When you choose to use third-party apps, websites, or other services that use, or are integrated with, Idiom P&S, they can receive information about what you post or share. For example, when you play a game with your Idiom friends or use a button on a website, the game developer or website can receive information about your activities in the game or receive a comment or link that you share from the website on Idiom. Also, when you download or use such third-party services, they can access your public profile on Idiom (not personal User Profile you input when you enrolled in Idiom P&S), and any information that you share with them. Apps and websites, you use may receive your list of IdiomConnect friends if you choose to share it with them. But apps and websites you use will not be able to receive any other information about your Idiom friends from you. Information collected by these third-party services is subject to their own terms and policies, not this one.
Devices and operating systems providing native versions of Idiom (i.e. where we have not developed our own first-party apps) will have access to all information you choose to share with them, including information your friends share with you.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our Idiom P&S or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
We work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve our Idiom P&S or who use Idiom P&S to grow their businesses, which makes it possible to operate and provide services. We don't sell any of your information to anyone, and we never will. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide. Here are the types of third parties we share information with:
We may provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with their posts, listings, pages, videos and other content on and off the Idiom P&S. For example, information about the number of people or accounts who viewed, reacted to, or commented on their posts, as well as aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand interactions with their page or account.
We may provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but we don't share information that personally identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us permission. For example, we provide general demographic and interest information to advertisers (for example, that an ad was seen by a woman between the ages of 18 and 21 who lives in New Jersey and is interested in graduates attending a specific university after graduation) to help them better understand their audience. We also confirm which Idiom ads led you to make a purchase or take an action with an advertiser.
We may share information about you with companies that aggregate it to provide analytics and measurement reports to our partners.
When you subscribe to buy something from a seller in our Idiom P&S, the content creator or seller can receive your public information and other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details if you have provided such information.
We may provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical services, analyzing how our Idiom P&S are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.
We may also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support our business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.
We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests.
When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your photos and status updates, and you won't be able to recover that information later. Information that others have shared about you isn't part of your account and won't be deleted. If you don't want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the Idiom P&S, you can deactivate your account instead. To delete your account at any time, please contact Idiom.
We access, preserve and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others:
Information we receive about you (including financial transaction data related to purchases made with Idiom) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations of possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also retain information from accounts disabled for terms violations for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other term violations.
We'll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using our Idiom P&S.
You can learn more about how privacy works on Idiom. If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us as described below. We may resolve disputes you have with us in connection with our privacy policies and practices.
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