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Privacy Policy for Drtutor Website

Welcome to Drtutor! This Privacy Policy outlines how we handle your personal data when you interact with our website (https://drtutor.co.uk). We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and protecting the information you provide to us. Please take a moment to read through this policy to understand how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your data.

Who we are

At Drtutor, we are more than just a courses marketplace; we are a comprehensive platform that provides educational services and connects host families with students seeking unique learning experiences. We understand that education extends beyond the classroom, and that’s why we strive to create a holistic learning environment for our students.

In addition to offering a diverse range of English language and diploma courses, we go the extra mile to facilitate meaningful connections between students and host families. Our homestay programs provide students with an immersive and culturally enriching experience, allowing them to live with local families and fully embrace the language, culture, and customs of their host country.

Through our host family connections, students can gain valuable insights into the local way of life, practice their language skills in authentic settings, and build lifelong friendships with their host families. It’s not just about attending classes; it’s about immersing yourself in a new culture and gaining a deeper appreciation for the world around you.

Our platform is designed to make the process of connecting with host families seamless and secure. We carefully vet and select our host families to ensure that students have a safe and supportive environment during their stay. We believe that living with a host family enhances the learning experience, and we take great pride in fostering these meaningful connections.

Whether you are a student looking to study abroad, a language learner seeking a language exchange experience, or an international student in search of a home away from home, Drtutor is here to make it happen. Our platform brings together students and host families from different backgrounds, fostering cross-cultural understanding and promoting global friendships.

At Drtutor, we believe in the transformative power of education and the value of cultural exchange. Through our educational services and host family connections, we strive to empower students to embrace diversity, expand their horizons, and make the most of their learning journey.

Join us at Drtutor, where education meets cultural immersion, and embark on an unforgettable adventure of learning and discovery. Explore our courses, connect with host families, and let the world become your classroom.

Comments

When you leave comments on our website, we collect the data you provide in the comments form, such as your name, email address, and the content of your comment. Additionally, we automatically collect your IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection. We value your feedback and use it to enhance our services and engage with our community.

If you have a Gravatar account associated with the email address you provide, an anonymized string (hash) of your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture, if available on Gravatar, will be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

We encourage you to share relevant images on our website. However, please be mindful of embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included in images. Visitors to our website can download and extract any location data from these images. To protect your privacy, we recommend removing such data from your images before uploading them.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you visit our website. These cookies enhance your browsing experience and provide certain functionalities. If you leave a comment on our site, you may choose to opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. This is for your convenience, allowing you to avoid filling in your details again when leaving another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

When you visit our login page, we set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

For registered users, we set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display preferences. Login cookies last for two days, while screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. Upon logging out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Additionally, when you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.

Cookies Policy

At Drtutor, we use cookies to enhance your browsing experience and provide a more personalized and efficient website experience. This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use them, and the options available to you to manage them.

What are Cookies?

Cookies are harmless text files that allow a website server to recognize you when you revisit the website. They can be classified into two main types:

  1. Transient (or Session) Cookies: These cookies are set and exist for the duration of your visit to a specific website and are removed when you finish. They help maintain your security and recognize you as you navigate between different website pages.
  2. Persistent (or Permanent) Cookies: These cookies remain on your computer until they expire or are deleted. Many persistent cookies have automatic deletion dates to prevent an overload of cookies on your device. They often retain previously entered information to simplify subsequent data input.

Cookies can also be categorized as 1st (first) party or 3rd (third) party cookies:

  • 1st Party Cookies: These are owned and created by us for the website you are viewing.
  • 3rd Party Cookies: These are owned and created by independent companies partnering to provide services to us as owners of the website.

What We Use Cookies For

We use cookies for various purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Gathering information on a user’s journey across our sites.
  • Ensuring your privacy is protected in our secure sites.
  • Storing your login details for our secure sites.
  • Temporarily storing input information in any of our calculators, tools, illustrations, and demonstrations.
  • Storing details of your marketing, product, and business preferences to improve our targeting to you and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites.
  • Evaluating our sites’ advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don’t share it with anyone).

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Our articles may include embedded content from other websites, such as videos, images, or articles. Embedded content behaves in the same way as if you had visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking, and monitor your interactions with their embedded content. If you have an account and are logged in to that website, your interactions with the embedded content may be tracked.

Who We Share Your Data With

We value your privacy and will not share your personal data with third parties, except for specific situations such as password reset requests, where your IP address may be included in the reset email.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to ensure we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time, except for their username. Website administrators also have access to view and edit this information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You may also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, except for any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.