At International Studies Teacher Training Centre, we value your trust and respect your privacy. We strive to support students like you by offering a fast and easy way to manage your registrations, while respecting your privacy expectations and protecting your Personal Information.
By “Personal Information”, we mean information about an identifiable individual such as a person’s name, email address, residential address, telephone number, and in some cases, more sensitive information such as, but not limited to, gender, demographic information, family status, social security or social insurance numbers, bank account information, and payment card information.
International Studies Teacher Training Centre
Osmanağa Mah Kıvanç Sk Kadıköy-İstanbul
Attention: Privacy Officer
The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through the ISTESOL website www.becomeanenglishteacher.com, and does not cover information that may be collected through from any third-party sites.
International Studies Teacher Training Centre collects, uses, and discloses Personal Information only for the purposes of providing you with our Services and for such other ancillary purposes consented to by you as a user of our website.
More specifically, International Studies Teacher Training Centre collects, uses and discloses information (which may include Personal Information) for the following purposes:
•To provide you with our Services. For example, in order to allow us to retrieve banking information for use within our website.
•To contact you for the purposes of course information, service updates, notifications relating to the Services, newsletters and tailored savings opportunity messages. International Studies Teacher Training Centre will never sell your contact details to a third party.
•To monitor system usage, server and software performance, to improve system design, to create benchmarks and to conduct trending analyses.
•To assist you with technical support issues. It is important to remember that most technical issues can be resolved without an ISTESOL customer service representative viewing your Personal Information.
•To comply with any laws, regulation, court orders, subpoenas or other legal process or investigation and to protect ourselves and other individuals from harm.
International Studies Teacher Training Centre takes a consent-based approach to the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information. We collect Personal Information directly from you and only obtain Personal Information from other organizations (e.g., your bank or other third-party service providers) when you provide us with the account numbers, passwords or other credentials required to retrieve the Personal Information and for the purpose of providing you with our Services. We use and disclose the Personal Information only as described in this policy.
At any time and without penalty, ISTESOL users can withdraw their consent and close their ISTESOL account by taking the following actions:
•1. Open the “Your Account” page within our application.
•2. At the bottom of the “Your Profile” page, click the “Close this Account” button and then confirm by clicking “Yes, close my account.”
•3. You will be sent an email for confirmation that the account is being closed by the rightful account holder. Click the link in the email.
•4. In the web page that opens, click “Yes, please close my account” to complete your account closure.
Withdrawing your consent will not apply to actions ISTESOL has already taken based on your prior consent.
In order to use our Services, you further agree to indemnify and hold ISTESOL, its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, service providers, suppliers and contractors and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees (collectively, the “ISTESOL Parties”), harmless for any loss, cost, complaint, damage, claim or liability whatsoever arising from your collection, use and disclosure of personal information relating to your employees, agents, contractors and representatives..
ISTESOL limits the collection of Personal Information by collecting only the information required to fulfill the identified purposes. We will collect only the minimum amount of information required to facilitate the Services. However, we provide you with the option of sharing additional information (e.g. your name or address) to enhance your use of the Services.
ISTESOL does not knowingly or intentionally collect Personal Information from visitors who are under the age of thirteen (13).
When you use certain Services, you have the option to share information with other students you have signed up with at the same time. You may choose from time to time to connect ISTESOL with other third-party service providers in order to utilize these services in conjunction with the ISTESOL Apps. Purposes may include saving copies of records, importing data from external sources, communications with third parties, and conducting payment and direct deposit functions, among others. In such instances, your account and password credentials and other required information in respect of such third-party service may be stored by ISTESOL for the purpose of providing this service.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
International Studies Teacher Training Centre will not use or disclose Personal Information for purposes other than the identified purposes of the Services or such other purposes which we identify from time to time.
We also ensure that only those employees responsible for the Services’ operations have physical or technical access to Personal Information and only where such access is required to perform work authorized by their supervisors.
ISTESOL will retain Personal Information only for the duration of your enrollment as an ISTESOL user, and Personal Information will be retained in access-secured databases. If you choose to withdraw from the Services, we will securely destroy your Personal Information in our possession and control within 45 days unless we are required to retain such Personal Information longer to fulfill our obligations to you or to third parties. However, we may retain non-personal information indefinitely.
We retain all Personal Information provided by you on secure servers, as do our third-party partners and service providers. This data will be subject to the laws of the relevant jurisdictions.
When ISTESOL data is viewed in the ISTESOL Apps mobile apps, some data is cached in the memory of the device. That data is deleted when the related application is closed and does not persist. If the application is put in the background without closing, the data may remain in the cache. We take no responsibility for any unauthorized viewing of this data by third parties.
International Studies Teacher Training Centre relies on you to ensure that the Personal Information you provide to us while using our Services is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used. You are welcome to make changes, request deletion or corrections to Personal Information at any time by contacting us at the contact information listed below.
We also make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in our reports, displays, articles and support queries. However, you must verify all information created from your use of the Services and we recommend that you consult an accounting professional before completing any government or regulatory filing or otherwise relying upon the information, as the use of this information is at your own risk.
You are responsible for ensuring that the information you have provided is truthful, accurate, reliable and complete.
ISTESOL implements industry best practices appropriate to the sensitivity of your Personal Information. We use administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your Personal Information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal, or destruction in accordance with applicable legal requirements and industry best practices.
For example, we implement encryption and security controls to protect against unauthorized access to Personal Information during electronic transmission, and we train our employees to follow privacy and security practices specific to the Services. We also undertake security assessments to ensure that we maintain strong security controls.
We ensure that any third party acting on our behalf in respect of your Personal Information maintains reasonable and appropriate safeguards. For example, these third parties classify customer account data as “super sensitive”. This means that access to such data is strictly limited based on business need and this data cannot be transmitted without the use of approved encryption methods. These third parties also employ both an Intrusion Detection System and an Intrusion Prevention System, and run regular network vulnerability scans. Additional information about our third parties’ privacy practices is available upon request.
ISTESOL makes clear and transparent notice of its privacy practices publicly available via our Privacy Commitment and this policy. Our notices describe the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of Personal Information and provide the contact information of our privacy contact person.
ISTESOL will advise you at the first reasonable opportunity upon discovering or being advised of an incident where your personal information is lost, stolen, accessed, used, disclosed, copied, modified or disposed of by unauthorized persons or in an unauthorized manner.
You own your data which you input using the ISTESOL website and can download your own data via the Site at any time. Upon request, ISTESOL will also provide you with a list of the entities (e.g. third-party service providers) to whom ISTESOL has disclosed your Personal Information, and the countries in which our servers are located.
The ISTESOL website may offer publicly accessible blogs and community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. We take no responsibility for any information which you or your employees, agents, contractors and representatives post or publish on the ISTESOL website and you agree to indemnify and hold the ISTESOL Parties harmless for any loss, cost, complaint, damage, claim or liability whatsoever arising from any such post or publication.
With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you want your testimonial removed please contact us at email@example.com.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Third-Party Tracking Technologies & Cookies
In order for ISTESOL to communicate with you via the ISTESOL Apps mobile applications which you may choose to install on your mobile device, we save a “device token” on your device. We use the device token to provide you with notifications relating to the Services. The device token identifies your mobile device to us but cannot be used to identify you. We store the token in encrypted format (256-bit encrypted) and retain it only as long as necessary to provide you with the Services.
International Studies Teacher Training Centre uses third-party email services providers in order to effectively deliver emails to you. For occasional messages from ISTESOL, we will share only your email address and name (where applicable) with this provider. For the summary of your account information and our newsletter, we will share your email address and name (where applicable) and send via our providers news about your account balances, overdue invoices and other select account details. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. To unsubscribe from either or both emails, please see the “Consent” section above.