By using KakehashiJapan.com you accept the terms of this privacy statement.
Protecting Your Personal Information
Appropriate technical measures are taken to protect your personal information including making a regular backup of our system and data. We have security measures in place to make sure any personal information we collect is secure. Your account is password protected and all information is on a secure server, which only a limited number of employees can access. If you think someone else knows your password, or is using it, tell us immediately and change your password by logging into your account.
Even though we take appropriate technical steps to protect your security we cannot and do not provide any guarantees regarding the effectiveness of the security we employ or our ability to prevent third parties from acting unlawfully and obtaining information that you provide to us. By using KakehashiJapan.com you accept and acknowledge that data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed as 100% secure and that you use the website at your own risk.
Use of Your Personal Information
We use your personal information: to answer your queries or complaints; to facilitate the provision of online language lessons between registered KakehashiJapan.com students and registered KakehashiJapan.com Japanese Tutors; to carry out administration; for general statistics, research and marketing; for obtaining any relevant professional advice; as may be required by law or in connection with legal proceedings (including where we intend to take legal proceedings), or as may be necessary to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purpose of monitoring the website usage in order to develop the website and our services. We will not share your personal information with third parties.
Registering as a Student
When you register with us, you must tell us: your full name, password, email address, your country of residence and your local time zone (if applicable). To use the KakehashiJapan.com platform you will also be required to setup a Skype account and notify ourselves of your Skype name so that we may connect you to your chosen Japanese tutors.
Following registration on the KakehashiJapan.com website, users are provided a communication system between students and Japanese tutors which does not require the disclosure of any individual user’s email address. Users agree and acknowledge that disclosure of their individual email address and other personal information to other Users of KakehashiJapan.com is entirely at their own risk.
Communications between KakehashiJapan.com users using any of the tools or functions we make available to you (including unopened messages sent via our messaging system) may be monitored by KakehashiJapan.com staff for the purposes of preventing fraud and to prevent abuse of the KakehashiJapan.com website.
Your Lessons May Be Recorded for Security Purposes
To ensure that our Users get the best experience on our website, your lessons may be recorded and the audio files may be stored and used as evidence in the case of a claim from either the User or the Tutor involved. For instance, if either the tutor or the student complains that the other did something inappropriate or offensive during the lesson, the recordings may be reviewed and decisions concerning termination of either the student or the tutor, or legal actions when applicable, will be made.
A limited number of Kakehashi Japan employees have access to these audio files, and we will not share these recordings with third parties, except in the case when legal actions are taken.
KakehashiJapan.com does not share customer information with third parties. KakehashiJapan.com uses PayPal for all financial transactions. PayPal is a safe and secure way to pay online without sharing your financial information with others. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still pay using a credit card through PayPal’s secure payment system. When you sign up for a monthly subscription, you will be billed automatically every month until you cancel your subscription.
The cookies used on the website do not collect your personal information.
Some of our webpages may contain invisible electronic tags that allow us to count users that have visited certain pages. These files are only used to identify which advertisements bring customers to our website and you cannot be identified by them. They are not issued by us but by the relevant advertising provider. Some of the cookies are strictly necessary for the functionality of the site while others are used to enhance the performance and your user experience.
If you want to delete any cookies already on your computer, please refer to your browser vendor’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu. You can also find out more about cookies and how to delete and control them on www.aboutcookies.org or click “Help” in your browser menu.
KakehashiJapan.com may from time to time wish to send you promotional material. If you do not wish to receive promotional correspondence please submit a request by email.
KakehashiJapan.com reserves the right to contact all users by email for the purposes of facilitating online language classes between registered KakehashiJapan.com students and registered KakehashiJapan.com Japanese tutors.
We keep personal data: for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for; as required by law; or to enforce or defend legal claims. Sometimes we will keep information that you have deleted, for example messages sent by you to other registered KakehashiJapan.com Users. We will keep this information for a reasonable time.
We do not offer refunds for purchases on our site. Lesson points do not expire, so you can save them for another time if you become unable to take lessons due to your schedule.
You have the right to ask for a copy of all the information we hold about you (we will charge you a small fee for this) and to correct any inaccuracies. To obtain a copy of this information, please e-mail us. Users can amend their details on the website at any time by accessing their account and updating their personal information.
Links to Other Websites
The KakehashiJapan.com website may contain links to other web sites. KakehashiJapan.com is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites and we advise you to read the privacy statement of every website that collects personal information from you.