Privacy Policy

Who we are

EnglishProficiency.com is a digital publication created to help new and intermediate learners of the English language, and test-takers of various English language proficiency exams. We discuss, create and publish information in the form of articles, pages, resources, images, guides, etc. to help our readers and site visitors.

Website Infrastructure

We have built our website using WordPress, one of the web’s most popular content management systems and website builders. By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data. You can read more about WordPress’s privacy policy here

In addition, we use third-party plugins, widgets, and software to enhance the functionality and the user experience of our website. For instance, your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Do We Collect Personal Information?

1. 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 spam detection.

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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

When you visit our website (EnglishProficiency.com), your browser behavior information about your visits, such as your browser type, your IP address, demographics, and the referring website is typically collected using web cookies, web or email pixels, hyperlinks, and similar tools. . This collection may be done in conjunction with our vendors and partners. We may receive from them the general demographic or usage data of our site visitors. We do not use automatically collected information to identify you personally without collecting additional consent. All commonly used browsers can generally be set to disable or delete individual cookies.

Cookies enable the navigation and basic functionality of the websites, e.g., access to protected areas of our websites. They also allow us to analyze your website usage and your selections on the website (e.g. your login name, language, or region), so we can save these settings and offer you a more personalized experience. All first-time visitors are shown our cookie policy. Once they accept cookies, then they will not receive the message again.

In addition, we might also use cookies to allow us to better assess the effectiveness of our content marketing and advertising efforts.

These cookies are provided by our third-party partners to analyze and track site visits and signups stemming from advertising. We do not share your personal information (such as name or email) to third-party providers outside of site visit data collected directly by such Advertising Cookies, though your site visit data may be linked with other personal information collected elsewhere by such third-party providers. Such external data processing is governed by the privacy policies of these third-party providers.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc. (“Google”). Learn more from their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Opt-out: Download the browser plugin “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” here.

Our website is also part of Google’s Display network and our website shows ads served by Google AdSense on various pages.

Ads served by Google uses DART cookies that facilitate delivering ads to users as per their site visits or other sites visited on the Internet. DART does not track and use your personal information. It only makes use of information automatically collected by the browser. For more info visit. Our website has also partnered with Ezoic Ad Network. For more info visit our Ezoic-specific privacy policy to learn more about how we comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you leave a comment on our 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.

2. 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.

If at any point you are directed to a media source or another website they may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

3. Contact Forms

Pages on this website collect subscriber or prospect information. The following information is collected via the forms:

  • Name
  • Email Address

At times, we might collect more information. However, the user will be aware of the information they will be required to provide.

This information is only collected via the consent of the user filling out the forms. We use ConvertKit software to collect subscription emails. We might also collect the name of the user. The user has to be complete an additional confirmation via email to be opted-in to our email communication. The user also has the option to opt-out or unsubscribe anytime they wish. To read more about ConvertKit’s privacy policy go here https://convertkit.com/privacy.

Policy For Children

We do not sell products or provide services to children under the age of 13.

How Do We Use The Information Collected?

We (EnglishProficiency.com) may collect and use personal information (listed above) for the following reasons:

  • To personalize your browsing experience.
  • To provide better customer service.
  • To improve our website. We analyze information via Google Analytics, ConvertKit, etc. to understand how our website is performing and will make necessary changes based on this information.
  • To send periodic emails to newsletter subscribers who’ve opted-in.

Who We Share Your Data With?

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

We do not sell, trade, or share any data collected, (emails, names, or user intent) with any third-party vendors or advertisers.

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/subscribe to our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. Website administrators can see and edit that information. At any time, the users can contact us to delete and remove any information they have shared with us.

What Rights You Have Over Your Data?

If you have an account on this 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 communication (emails, chats, etc.) we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using the service, you show your acknowledgment of this policy. Please do not use our website if you do not adhere to this policy.

Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update, amend and/or change this Privacy Policy at any time at our sole discretion.

Amendments/Updates will take effect immediately upon us posting the updated Privacy Policy on this page.

You are encouraged to revisit this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to review any changes that have been made. The date on which this Privacy Policy was last updated will be noted immediately above this Privacy Policy. Your continued access and use of our Services following the posting of any such changes shall automatically be deemed your acceptance of all changes.

If we make any material changes to how we use the information we have collected from you, we will disclose this by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective.

Contacting Us – Email

If you have questions or concerns about our privacy practices or wish to make a request regarding our privacy policy or your Information – please contact us at [email protected].

Contacting Us – Mailing Address

EnglishProficiency.com

#142, Unit 1108 – 250 Consumers Road

North York, Ontario M2J 4V6