Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


At ELS, we respect our customers and understand that you are concerned about privacy. Therefore, ELS Educational Services, Inc. has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and responsibly. We have posted this privacy policy to let you know what kind of information we collect, how it is handled and with whom it may be shared.

As we continue to develop our website and take advantage of technologies to improve the services we offer, this policy will likely change. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis, so that you understand our current privacy policy.

What Are Cookies and How Do We Use Them?

A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a website that is saved on your hard disk by your computer’s browser. It holds information a site may need to interact with you and personalize your experience. At ELS.cn, we use two kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. Once you exit your browser, they go away. We use session cookies to maintain information we need to have in order for you to shop at ELS.cn. For example, the Session ID cookie that we ask your browser to hold retains the ID for your shopping bag. Without the Session ID cookie, you can’t add merchandise to your bag and carry it to Checkout.

Persistent cookies, in contrast, last from visit to visit; they do not go away when you exit your browser. At ELS.cn, we may use persistent cookies to give you a more personalized shopping experience and to help you navigate our site more efficiently. Any information collected and maintained in this fashion will be used to enhance your site experience. However, you can use our site without accepting a persistent cookie. To do so on your private (not a shared) computer, you should set your browser options to reject persistent cookies. Alternatively, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie request, which gives you the opportunity to decide whether you want to accept it or not. In many instances, the Help button on your browser toolbar will tell you how you can take these steps.

Cookies can be used by a website to recognize you. But that does not necessarily mean any personal information is stored in the cookies. At ELS.cn, we store no personal information about you in the cookies. Anything you choose to tell us about yourself (such as your address and e-mail address) is stored on our secured servers.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect various types of information depending upon how you use our site.

When you order from us, we collect your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit card number with expiration date.

When you order from us, we retain a record of your purchases.

When you enter a sweepstakes or contest online, we usually collect your name, address, email address, and phone number. We also may ask you for additional information, such as your age, interests, product preferences, or zip code.

When you submit an inquiry, we need your name, email address and zip code/local country post code to respond.

We may also collect information about your usage of the site for analysis purposes and to enhance your site experience.

Examples of the information we may collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; email address; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the connection to, through, and from our Web site, including date and time; cookie number and products you viewed or searched for.

How Do We Use Your Information?

We may use your information in a number of ways, including the following:

To process orders or to respond to inquiries.

To improve the content on our website. For example, we may use cookies to find out which parts of our site or our products are visited most often.

To enhance your online experience. For example, we may use it to recognize you and welcome you to the site.

For marketing and promotional purposes. For example, we send out e-mails to our customers about products or events that we think may be of interest to them. We also may send you offers for discounts or free services.

We may send you an email offer. We do this only if you have indicated previously that you are willing to receive email offers. Each time we send an email offer, we provide you with the opportunity to opt out of receiving future email offers.

ELS respects your privacy. We will not call you unless you have indicated telephone as your preferred contact method. In addition, your phone number will not be sold to any third party.

Do We Share Your Information?

We may share the information with third parties, including responsible companies with which we have a relationship. For example:
ELS.cn may team with a marketing agency or another website, to conduct a sweepstakes or other event. In this case, each of the participating third parties may collect or receive personal information from you because you will be visiting their websites or using their links and, in doing so, you may provide information directly to them. Therefore, you should refer to their privacy policies to understand how they handle your information and what kinds of choices you have.

ELS may also share your personal information with outside companies that perform services for ELS. For example, we may retain an outside company to manage a database containing certain customer information or to create and distribute an email offering. When we work with an outside party, ELS.cn will take appropriate steps designed to ensure your information will be used solely to provide the services requested by ELS.cn, and not for other purposes.

Additionally, ELS may share your information when it is necessary to comply with law or to protect our interests or property. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, credit bureaus, educational counseling agents or government agencies in connection with issues related to fraud, credit or debt collection, and other types of criminal investigation.

Is My Information Secure?

ELS.cn is committed to doing its best to maintain the security of information collected on our site. To try to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

When you use a browser allowing for encryption and our online submission forms (not email), your personal information submitted to ELS.cn is protected. To protect the security of your information during transmission we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input.

What About Children’s Privacy?

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act took effect on April 21, 2000 and imposes certain requirements on websites directed toward children under 13 that collect information on those children, or on websites that know they are collecting information on children under the age of 13. We want to let you know that it currently is our policy not to knowingly collect personal information for any person under 13. For this reason, our online sweepstakes are restricted to entrants who, at a minimum, are 18 years old.

We cannot guarantee that links from ELS.cn to other sites follow our safety or privacy guidelines. We encourage adults and children to discuss these choices together. We are not responsible for the content, safety or privacy practices of any sites linked from our pages.

If this policy changes, ELS.cn will revise this portion of its privacy policy and will comply with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which include providing notice and choice to each child’s parent or guardian before collecting personal information.

ELS.cn does not sell products or services for purchase by children. We sell children’s products and services for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may purchase our products and services at our site only with involvement of a parent or guardian.

Disclaimer

Due to the changing nature of the Internet, ELS reserves the right to change this policy at any time.

How Can You Contact Us?

If you have any questions or comments about this policy, you may contact us by:

Email: privacy@els.edu

Mail: ELS Educational Services

ATTN: Web Privacy

7 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ 08540-6306

看到以下文件的近似翻译。

隐私政策


在 ELS,我们尊重我们的客户,了解您对隐私可能外泄的担忧。因此,ELS Educational Services, Inc. 已经制定政策,以确保安全和负责任地处理您的个人信息。我们已经发布本隐私政策,让您知道我们收集什么样的信息,如何处理信息,以及与谁共享信息。

随着我们网站的继续发展,并利用技术改善我们提供的服务,这个政策可能会有变化。我们鼓励您持续参考此政策,这样您可以了解我们的隐私政策。

什么是 Cookies,我们如何使用Cookies?

Cookie 是网站发送的一小部分信息,您的计算机的浏览器会将该信息保存在您的硬盘上。Cookie 拥有网站与您互动可能需要的信息,并可以个性化您的体验。在ELS.cn我们使用两种cookie:临时cookie 和持续cookie。

只要您的浏览器处于打开状态,就存在会话cookie。一旦您退出浏览器,会话cookie 就消失了。我们使用会话cookie 来维护我们需要的信息,以便您浏览ELS.cn 订购我们的产品。例如,我们要求您的浏览器保持的会话 ID cookie,会记住您购物袋的 ID。没有会话 ID cookie,您就不能将商品添加到您的购物袋,也不能带到收银台结账。

相反,永久cookie,两次访问网站之间会保持不变;即使您关闭浏览器,它们也不会消失。在ELS.cn,我们可能使用持续cookie,为您创造更个人化的购物体验,帮助您更高效地浏览我们的网站。以这种方式收集和维护的任何信息将被用来提高您的网站体验。但是,您无需接受永久cookie 也可以使用我们的网站。要在您私人(非共享)计算机上做到这一点,您应该设置您的浏览器选项拒绝永久cookie。或者,当您收到一个cookie 请求时,您可以设置您的浏览器通知您,这给您机会来决定是否要接受或拒绝cookie。在许多情况下,您的浏览器工具栏上的帮助按钮会告诉您如何执行这些步骤。

网站可以使用cookie 识别您。但是,这并不一定意味着任何个人信息都储存在cookie 中。在ELS.cn,我们不会在cookie 中存储关于您的个人信息。您作出的任何选择都告诉我们您自己的信息(如您的地址和电子邮件地址),会存储在我们的安全服务器上。

我们收集什么样的信息?

我们收集的各类信息,这取决于您如何使用我们的网站。

当您从我们这里订购产品时,我们将收集您的姓名,地址,电子邮件地址,电话号码,信用卡号码,到期日期。当您从我们这里订购产品时,我们将保留您的购买记录。当您输入在线抽奖或竞赛时,我们通常会收集您的姓名,地址,电子邮件地址和电话号码。我们也可能要求您提供额外的信息,比如您的年龄,兴趣,产品偏好,或邮政编码。当您提交查询时,我们需要您的姓名,电子邮件地址和邮政编码/所在国邮编以响应。我们还可能出于分析目的收集有关您使用网站的信息,以提高您的网站使用体验。

我们可能会收集和分析的信息的例子,包括用于将计算机连接到互联网的互联网协议(IP)地址,电子邮件地址,计算机和连接信息,如浏览器类型和版本,操作系统和平台;连接到我们的网站来源地址,中间路径,目的地址,包括日期和时间;您浏览或搜索的cookie 号码和产品。

我们如何使用您的信息?

我们可能会在一些方法中使用您的信息,其中包括以下:

为了处理订单或回应查询。为了提高我们网站上的内容。例如,我们可能使用 cookie 来找出用户最常访问我们网站的哪些部分或我们的哪些产品。为了增强您的在线体验。例如,我们可以用它来识别您,并欢迎您访问网站。出于市场营销和促销目的。例如,我们将我们认为客户可能感兴趣的产品或事件相关的电子邮件发送给我们的客户。我们也可能会向您提供折扣或免费服务。我们会向您发送一封电子邮件促销广告。只有您之前明确表示您愿意接收电子邮件信息,我们才会这么做。每次我们发送一封电子邮件促销广告,我们会为您提供机会选择未来是否接受电子邮件促销广告。ELS 尊重您的隐私。我们不会打电话给您,除非您已经表明您首选电话作为联系方式。此外,您的电话号码将不会被出售给任何第三方。

我们会共享您的信息吗?

我们可能与第三方共享信息,包括与我们有关系的负责任的公司。例如:ELS.cn 可能与营销机构或其他网站协作,进行抽奖或其他活动。在这种情况下,每个参与的第三方可能会收集或接收您的个人信息,因为您将访问其网站或使用他们的链接,这样做,您可以直接提供信息给他们。因此,您应该参考他们的隐私政策,了解他们如何处理您的信息,您有什么样的选择。ELS 还可能与为ELS 服务的外部公司共享您的个人信息。例如,我们可能聘请外部公司来管理包含若干客户资料的数据库,或创建和分发电子邮件促销广告。当我们与承包方合作时, ELS.cn 将采取设计的适当步骤,以确保您的信息仅用于提供所要求的服务ELS.cn,而不能用于其他目的。此外,必须遵守法律,或保护我们的利益或财产时,ELS 可能分享您的信息时。这可能包括与其他公司,律师,信用局,教育咨询代理或政府机构共享与欺诈,信用或债务追讨和其他类型的刑事调查相关的信息。

我的信息安全吗?

ELS.cn致力于尽最大可能保护我们网站上收集信息的安全性。要尽量防止未经授权的访问,保持数据的准确性,并确保信息的正确使用,我们已实施了适当的物理,电子和管理程序来保护我们收集的信息。

当您使用允许进行加密的浏览器和我们的在线申请表格(并非电子邮件),您提交到ELS.cn的个人信息会受保护。为了在传输过程中保护您的信息安全,我们使用安全套接字层(SSL)软件,该软件对您输入的信息进行加密。

儿童的隐私怎么办?

儿童在线隐私保护法从 2000 年 4 月 21 日起生效,对直接面向 13 岁以下儿童并收集这些儿童信息的网站提出了一定的要求,或在网站上知道他们是13 岁以下儿童并收集信息的网站。我们想让您知道,我们的政策不会有意收集13 岁以下任何人的个人信息。出于这个原因,我们的在线抽奖活动被限制进入,用户至少需年满 18 岁。

遵守我们的安全或隐私方面的指导方针,我们不能保证从ELS.cn链接到其他网站。我们鼓励成人和儿童一起讨论这些选择。对我们的网页链接到任何网站的内容,安全或隐私惯例,我们不承担任何责任。

如果这一政策变化,ELS.cn将修改隐私政策的这部分内容,并会遵守“每名儿童在线隐私保护法”,其中包括收集个人信息前提供通知和选择。

ELS.cn 不出售供儿童购买的产品或服务。我们卖成人可以购买的儿童产品和服务。如果您未满18 岁,只有父母或监护人参与,您才可以在我们的网站上购买我们的产品和服务。

放弃

由于互联网不断发展变化,ELS 有权在任何时候改变这一政策。

您如何联系我们?

如果您对本政策有任何问题或意见,您可以与我们联系:

电子邮件地址:privacy@els.edu

电子邮件地址:ELS Educational Services

ATTN: 网络隐私

7 Roszel Road

Princeton, NJ 08540-6306