Last Updated: May 26, 2023
Welcome to Engdic.org. We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy or our practices with regard to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].
How We Collect Your Information:
While we do not directly collect personal information, our advertising partner Google AdSense does collect certain information for ad personalization and measurement.
We collect personal information from you in several different ways:
1. Voluntary Submission
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering on Engdic.org expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on Engdic.org, or otherwise contacting us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and Engdic.org, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:
- Name and Contact Data. We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.
- Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
2. Interaction with Our Website
When you use our website, we automatically collect certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including cookies. This information may include your IP address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, the information you search for on our website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, and system configuration information.
3. From Public Sources
We may collect information about you from publicly available sources, but we only do this where these sources are lawfully permitted to share your data with us.
4. Google AdSense
We also use Google AdSense, an advertising service provided by Google Inc., which uses “cookies” to collect certain user information. Google AdSense collects information such as your IP address, your browser type, and the page of our site you visited before coming to our site.
Please note that we do not control the information Google collects or how it is used. You can learn more about Google’s data practices and your options for opting out of personalized ads by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect or receive in the following ways:
1. Deliver Targeted Advertising
We use the information collected by Google AdSense to understand your preferences and serve ads that are more relevant to you.
2. To enforce our terms, conditions, and policies
Consistent with legal requirements, we may use your information as necessary to enforce our terms, conditions, and policies.
3. To respond to legal requests and prevent harm
If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
Please note that we do not use the information collected to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user unless legally required to do so.
How We Share Your Information
We do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise share for marketing purposes your personal information with third parties without your consent. However, we may share your personal data as follows:
1. Google AdSense and Analytics
As stated in our policy, we use Google AdSense to display ads to you. Google may collect certain information such as your device’s IP address, your browser type, and the page of our site you visited before coming to our site. Google collects this data in order to ensure that the ads are relevant to you.
We also use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of Engdic.org, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. The data collected by Google Analytics includes: pages visited, duration of visit, the source of visit, etc.
2. Legal Requirements
We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
3. Vital Interests and Legal Rights
We may disclose information about you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
Depending on the country where you reside, you may have the following data protection rights:
1. Right to Access
You have the right to request copies of your personal data.
2. Right to Rectification
You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
3. Right to Erasure
You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
4. Right to Restrict Processing
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
5. Right to Object to Processing
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
6. Right to Data Portability
You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
7. Right to Opt-out
In some regions (like the European Economic Area), you have rights under applicable data protection laws to provide consent at any time to discontinue receiving marketing communications, and telemarketing calls, and to opt out of sharing your personal data.
You can opt out of personalized advertising by using Google Ads Settings at http://www.google.com/settings/ads.
8. Right to Complain
You have the right to make a complaint to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland, and certain non-European countries are available here.
To exercise these rights, please contact us at [email protected]. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable law.
Please note, we may be required to keep certain information by law. In such a case, your request will be fulfilled subject to any applicable legal requirements.
We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the data we hold against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, or damage. However, please note that no system is ever completely secure.
Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website and should take the steps necessary to, at your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services, or applications that may be linked to or from the Engdic.org site.
Updates to This Policy
We may update this policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new policy on this page. You are advised to review this policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this policy are effective when they are posted on this page.