Last updated: May 25, 2018
For the purposes of GDPR, WeSpeke Inc is the Data Controller of all data collected through your use of en.news. Any questions or concerns should be directed to WeSpeke's Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
The data that is collected while you use en.news can be broken down into two buckets: user data and activity data. User data is anything that relates to - and can be identified with - you. It varies depending on how you choose to log in to en.news, but at a minimum it contains a reference to the social media account that you used to sign up. Activity data is everything else that happens on en.news - interactions with lessons, for example. On its own, a single piece of activity data can not be used to identify you, but if it is associated with your user data, it provides a history of your activities on the platform.
We collect user data so that you can have a consistent experience on en.news. We need to know your language, for example, so that we can translate the application into your language. Without some form of unique identifier, you would have to tell us your language each time you visit. By tying your preferences - language, etc - to a social media profile or an email address, we are able to provide a personalised, consistent experience.
We collect activity data so that you can track your progress. We store the lessons you have taken and the words you have encountered so that we can enhance your learning experience. We also use some of this data to track trends and perform analysis on various features of the application, to allow us to optimise and improve.
We take your privacy very seriously. Other than the public profile that is created when you join en.news (using your name and photo, if you provide one), nothing is shared outside of CNN and WeSpeke. Data is stored in secure, encrypted databases using industry-standard security policies.
We do not share or sell any data (user data or activity data) with third parties for any purposes.
We use a few third-party tools to process and analyse the data (these are what the GDPR refers to as "Data Processors"). All of our data processing vendors maintain industry-leading levels of data security and are fully GDPR-compliant.
When you decide to close your en.news account, we anonymise your user data so it can no longer be associated with you. There will be no record of your personal information anywhere on our servers or on those of the third-party services that we use.
To permanently delete any data relating to you held by WeSpeke, to request a copy of that data, or to exercise any other rights afforded to you by the GDPR, complete this Subject Access Request form.
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