Why we collect personal information
First and foremost, Manchester School of Languages collects personal information to personalise your experience with our site. The more we know about you, the more we can present you with information and features that will interest you.
We also use user information to measure our success and performance. For example, aggregate information gives us an idea of the number of visitors we attract and how they navigate they site. By collecting information, we can also see the number of entries in Manchester School of Languages promotions and contents. The information we collect enables us to contact users with offers and advertisements that may appeal to them. At times, we may also use the information we collect to notify users of site updates and to promote special events at MSOL.
How we gather data on Manchester School of Languages users
Sometimes, we simply ask you to provide your name, e-mail address, post code, and country. Whenever you give this kind of information, it helps us to tailor our content for you.
At other times – such as when you buy or TEFL courses, enter Manchester School of Languages promotions, or answer surveys on our site – we may ask for more detailed personal information. For instance, when you make a purchase through Manchester School of Languages we collect your billing address, telephone number, credit card information, and other information necessary to complete the transaction.
Other companies’ access to your personal information
We may occasionally need to share your information with business partners who co-sponsor competitions or other services. In these cases, we will provide only the data that is needed to make the service or contest successful, but will remain MSOL’s sole property. If you do not want Manchester School of Languages to share your information, simply choose not to allow the transfer by not using or signing up for the competition in question.
We may also share your information with partners with whom we have co-branded sites and co-branded data collection.
Lastly, when you purchase an item through our online shop or sign up to receive promotional items from us, we may need to share some personal information with the third parties helping us to complete your transaction or send you the items you have requested. When we share your information with such third parties, we will disclose only the information needed to complete your transaction.
MSOL stores all data behind carefully selected security devices, such as firewalls. All internal communication with the system and communication of private member data, such as credit card information, is transmitted using encrypted protocols. Once the transaction is complete, the card details are not stored. Policies related to staff access to private member data are in place. All data is held in the strictest confidence, protected by the strictest security standards.