General overview

This page exists for two reasons:

  1. We want to inform you about how we protect your information because we want you to feel secure in dealing with us
  2. Transparency regarding data protection, data privacy and cookie use is now obligatory

This privacy notice is written to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR protects your fundamental rights and freedoms regarding the protection of your personal data.

Security accredited by Cyber Essentials

WTS is owned by EBC y Asociados Idiomas Internacional SL (EBC). EBC’s data security is Cyber Essentials accredited. Cyber Essentials is a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre that encourages organisations to adopt good information security practices.

Data Controller

  • Name: World TEFL School
  • Phone: (+34) 915 553 975
  • Email: info(at)worldteflschool.com
  • Address: Calle Caléndula, 93, MINIPARC III, Edif. E, El Soto de la Moraleja, 28109 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.

Data Protection Officer

  • Name: Jim Ashton
  • Phone: (+34) 915 553 975
  • Email: info(at)worldteflschool.com
  • Address: Calle Caléndula, 93, MINIPARC III, Edif. E, El Soto de la Moraleja, 28109 Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.

Purposes for processing your personal data

We process your personal data for two reasons:

  1. To collect your contact information to enable correspondence with you
  2. To periodically send you information that may be of interest to you
  3. To enable you to be a customer and use our services

Legitimate interests for processing your personal data

We class the following as legitimate interest purposes:

  1. Communicating with you after you have expressed an interest in our products and services
  2. Preparing and honouring contractual obligations

Recipients of your personal data

We are the only recipients of your personal data.

Transferring your personal data

  1. We store your personal data in secure servers in France
  2. Connection to this web site and the secure servers in France uses SSL / TLS encrypted communication
  3. We do not transfer your personal data outside our organisation without your permission or unless it is part of a service you bought
  4. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so

Your rights over the personal data you give us

You have the following rights that we respect:

  1. get access to a copy of your personal data
  2. object to processing that is likely to cause or is causing you damage or distress
  3. opt-out of receiving direct marketing material
  4. opt-out of decisions being taken by automated means
  5. have your personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
  6. lodge a complaint with the regulator
  7. claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the GDPR

Why we need your personal data

We need your data to communicate with you, draw up contracts and honour contractual obligations. We may also use your data to improve our products and services or send relevant material we think you may find interesting.

Automated profiling using your personal data

We do not perform any automated profiling.

The personal data we collect

We initially collect the following information:

  1. your name
  2. your email address
  3. your phone number (optional)
  4. your country of residence
  5. your IP address

We may need to collect more information at a later stage as our relationship evolves. If more information is needed, you will be informed.

Cookies - small files placed on your device

  1. Our web site uses a content management system called WordPress.
  2. WordPress and its components use cookies to manage the site and display the site’s content.

If you choose not to give your permission to use cookies when you visit the site, the site will not work properly.

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our websites to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with better websites by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you decline a cookie, it may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.

You can manage your cookie settings by clicking on the cookie icon on the screen’s bottom-left side. The cookie icon looks like a circle with a cog inside it.

Links to other web sites

Our web site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, if you use these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not control other websites. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting these sites, and our privacy statement does not govern these sites. You should always exercise caution and look at the data privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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