Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to respecting the confidentiality of the personal information you supply to us. This Policy page ensures that the data we collect and the process is in accordance with data privacy laws (including GDPR). At any time, you can at your own discretion, allow or forbid collection and use of your personal information.

This Privacy Policy covers the information we collect about you when you use our products or services unless a different privacy policy is displayed. This policy also explains to you the choices you possess on how we can collect and control information about you. Your choices include how you can object to certain uses of information about you and how you can access and update certain information about you.

If you do not agree with this policy, do not access or use our Services or interact with any other aspect of our business. When we refer to "HowToPronounce," "Site," "we," or "us" in this policy, we mean HowToPronounce, which controls the information HowToPronounce collects when you use the Services.

Note: This Privacy Policy is not applicable to any other product, service or activity of third parties.

What data does HowToPronounce collect?

The personal data obtained by HowToPronounce with the consent that you grant to us are the following

  • Email address
  • User
  • Role
  • Gender
  • Language
  • Location
  • Information about the browser, operating system, and public IP
  • Where appropriate, pronunciations and comments made

What personal data are made public in HowToPronounce?

HowToPronounce, as a pronunciation guide, publishes only the user data or alias that the registered person chooses.

What is the purpose of processing your data?

Your personal data will be used for the generic purpose of the management and administration of the website, and specifically:

  • To communicate with users in response to requests, comments and questions that they might make through the contact forms on our website (including emails, phone calls, etc.)
  • For Newsletters: We can use your data to send our newsletter with news and our services or products, as well as third-party news where appropriate. This newsletter will be, in any case, expressly authorized by the user who can revoke at any time their consent to receive these notifications using the mechanism implemented to that end, or by unsubscribing to the newsletter from your account settings.

We will not process your personal data for any other purpose beyond those described above unless it is imposed by law or there is a judicial requirement.

What is the duration of data processing?

HowToPronounce will keep and process personal data from the moment the user gives their consent until they request, cancel or withdraw their consent for data processing.

If the subscription is canceled, the pronunciations will be kept in accordance with the license of the intellectual property of the website, although they are pseudo-anonymous, without including any personal data that could identify the author of the pronunciation.

Possibility to withdraw the consent: The user has the right to withdraw the consent at any time, without affecting the legality of the treatment based on the consent prior to its withdrawal. Likewise, the user may object at any time to the reception of any electronic communication from HowToPronounce.

What is the legitimation of data processing?

The legal basis for data processing is the legitimation based on the consent of the interested party for the purposes described above, which will be requested at the time of:

  • proceeding to treat your data
  • the inclusion of your data in our forms
  • signing up for our newsletter

The registration on the website and the requests for information that you send us require that the interested party voluntarily provides us with the necessary information to be able to assist them or provide them with the Services. The obligation or necessity of providing us with these data will be marked with an asterisk (*) in the forms or sections corresponding to each service.

However, the interested party can freely refuse to provide us with these data or, later, revoke the consent previously granted to process their data, although that refusal will imply our impossibility of being able to attend to their request or continue with the registration in our platform.

Likewise, we will be able to process your data based on the legitimate interest of HowToPronounce to maintain and retain its users and better meet their previously expressed expectations or interests, e.g. improvement of services and products, management of requests, queries or claims, offer of products and similar services, information about promotions, etc., without the prejudice to HowToPronounce's compliance with the rest of the obligations related to sending commercial communications electronically.

HowToPronounce understands that, by providing us with these data, the interested party guarantees and is responsible for the veracity, certainty, and accuracy thereof and that they accept and consent expressly the processing of their data for the purposes described above.

What about social networks?

HowToPronounce has different social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to disseminate content related to HowToPronounce as well as to provide users with a way of contact. HowToPronounce is responsible for the treatment of the data of its followers and contacts in social networks. Nevertheless, since the processing of personal data takes place within the framework of social networks whose suppliers impose operating rules, HowToPronounce's obligations will be limited to those aspects in which the company is free to act. Under no circumstances will HowToPronounce extract data from social networks, make profiles of its users or collect additional personal data related to tastes, hobbies or mode of use of social networks, without the express consent of those affected.

What rights do you posses on HowToPronounce?

Anyone has the right to obtain confirmation on whether or not their personal data is processed in HowToPronounce. In particular, you can exercise the following rights before HowToPronounce:

Right of access

It allows the interested party to know and obtain information about their personal data subject to processing.

Right of rectification

It allows to correct errors, to modify the data that prove to be inaccurate or incomplete and to guarantee the certainty of the information subject to processing.

Right of suppression

It allows us to request the elimination of the data subject to processing when they are no longer necessary.

Opposition right

The right of the interested party not to carry out the processing of their personal data or to cease it, except for legitimate reasons or for the exercise or defense of possible claims, in which case we will keep them blocked during the corresponding term while the legal obligations persist.

Right to oppose the sending of advertising

Those interested may oppose the sending of commercial communications by HowToPronounce.

Limitation of the processing

In certain circumstances, the interested parties may request the limitation of the processing of their data, in which case they will only be kept for the exercise or defense of claims.

The right not to be subject to automated individual decisions (including the preparation of profiles)

The right not to be the subject of a decision based on the automated treatment that produces significant effects.

Possibility of withdrawing the consent

Likewise, the interested party has the right to withdraw the consent given at any time, without affecting the legality of the processing based on the consent given at the time of providing us with their data.

Do we change our policy?

We may change this Privacy Policy from time-to-time. Any changes made to our Privacy Policy will reflect on this page as we will change the ‘Last Updated’ date below. An e-mail may also be sent to you in order to notify you about the changes/updates made to this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Last updated: April 08, 2020

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