Privacy Statement and Safe Harbor Principles

At My Bilingual Classes, we recognize the importance of privacy and we make it a top priority to safeguard the personal information we collect. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Statement explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your personal information is collected and used.

By “personal information,” we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, Social Security number, e-mail address, or telephone number.

SAFE HARBOR PRINCIPLES

The U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission developed the "Safe Harbor Principles” to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the EU law requirement that personal information transferred from the EU to the United States be adequately protected. More information about the Safe Harbor program is available at the U.S. Department of Commerce's website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

My Bilingual Classes adheres to these Principles and this Privacy Statement outlines My Bilingual Classes’s general policies and practices for their implementation.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

This Privacy Statement may change from time to time based on changes made to the Safe Harbor Principles. Any changes will be reflected in an update to this Privacy Statement and disseminated. We encourage you to periodically reread this Privacy Statement to see if there have been any changes that may affect you.

SCOPE OF THIS POLICY

This Privacy Statement aims to explain the practices employed by My Bilingual Classes with respect to the acquisition, receipt, use, and protection of the personal information My Bilingual Classes receives through its website and otherwise.

MY BILINGUAL CLASSES’ PRIVACY PRACTICES

My Bilingual Classes’ privacy practices are self-certified, but have been independently reviewed by an Independent Consultant.

My Bilingual Classes uses a self-assessment approach to ensure compliance with this Privacy Statement and periodically verifies that the statement is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented, accessible and in conformity with the Safe Harbor Principles.

NOTICES

My Bilingual Classes maintains personal information on secure systems.

Personal information is collected to help My Bilingual Classes conduct its business operations. Subject to the provisions below, when you visit and navigate My Bilingual Classes’ website and when you communicate with us, we will not collect personal information about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily.

Any non-public, personal information that you may provide will be used solely for the purpose stated on the page where it is collected or in the specific agreement this personal information relate to.

My Bilingual Classes will not sell, license, transmit, or disclose this information outside of My Bilingual Classes unless (a) expressly authorized by you, (b) necessary to enable My Bilingual Classes’ contractors or agents to perform certain functions for us, or (c) required or permitted by law. In all cases, we will disclose the information consistent with applicable laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided.

Further, as is true of most websites, when you visit our website, we may collect non-personally identifiable information such as the type of browser and computer operating system you use, and the domain name of your Internet service provider (ISP).

We collect and use this non-personally identifiable information to learn more about our website's visitors in general, and how to supply more appropriate information to them.

We distribute e-mail only to persons or organizations who have explicitly requested it, or with which we have a pre-existing personal or business relationship that can be verified. We consider customer purchases and requests for information as valid connections for e-mail correspondence.
We maintain a strict "No-Spam" policy.

We do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to any third party organization unless required by law or in the scope of a registrar, regulatory, or financial audit.

CHOICE/OPT-OUT

We provide you the opportunity to "opt-out" of having your personal and sensitive information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information. However, in order to conduct business with our clients, it is necessary for us to maintain contact information and specific billing information, but the extent of the information stored can always be discussed with us.

Additionally, if there is a specific concern about some personal information found in the documents sent to My Bilingual Classes, My Bilingual Classes recommends redacting this information prior to sending it to us or discussing alternative solutions with a My Bilingual Classes’ representative.

In order to better serve our client’s needs and provide further information concerning services we offer, we may, from time-to-time, send information on additional services we offer. Should any client decide that this information is not desirable, a client may opt-out of receiving this information by contacting us at the address provided below.

ONWARD TRANSFER

My Bilingual Classes will obtain reasonable assurances from third parties that they will safeguard personal information collected by My Bilingual Classes consistently with this Privacy Statement and the Safe Harbor Principles. This provision does not apply to public record information or publicly available information except in certain situations as defined by the Safe Harbor Principles.

DATA INTEGRITY SECURITY

My Bilingual Classes processes personal information only in ways compatible with the purpose for which it was collected or subsequently authorized. To the extent necessary for such purposes, we take reasonable steps to make sure that personal information is accurate, complete, current, and otherwise reliable with regard to its intended use.

DATA SECURITY

My Bilingual Classes maintains personal information on secure servers located in secure data centers. Personal information stored in databases requires unique login ids and passwords in order to access the information and is only used for the intent described in this Privacy Statement. All access to personal information and other customer data is controlled and monitored by My Bilingual Classes. All servers are protected by firewalls restricting access to the individuals for which access is specifically intended. Monitoring and security tools are utilized to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you become aware that information that My Bilingual Classes maintains about you is inaccurate, or if you would like to update or review your information, you may contact us using the contact information below.

We will take reasonable steps to permit the correction, amendment, or deletion of information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate. You will need to provide sufficient identifying information, such as name, address, birth date, and social security number. We may request additional identifying information as a security precaution.

In addition, My Bilingual Classes may limit or deny access to personal information where providing such access would be unreasonably burdensome or expensive in the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by the Safe Harbor Principles.

In some circumstances, we may charge a reasonable fee, where warranted, for access to personal information.

COPA AND CHILDREN’S ISSUES

My Bilingual Classes website is not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age, and children under such age must not use the website or services offered on it for any purpose, including to submit any individually identifiable information about themselves.

LINKING TO OTHER SITES

From time to time, My Bilingual Classes website may provide links to other websites, that we think might be useful or of interest to you, and those websites may be not owned or controlled by My Bilingual Classes. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices used by other website owners or the content or accuracy of those other websites. Links to various non-My Bilingual Classes websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by My Bilingual Classes of these websites, any products or services described on these sites, or of any other material contained in them.

ENFORCEMENT

My Bilingual Classes encourages interested persons to raise any concerns using the contact information provided and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal Information in accordance with the Safe Harbor Principles.

If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using an independent resource mechanism as a third party resolution provider.

CONTACT

My French Classes
7510 Nevis Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Att: Chief Compliance Officer
E-mail: compliance@myfrenchclasses.org