Who we are
What data we collect
We may need to collect your personal data so as to provide you with the requested information (requesting information, checking course availability or requesting a quote), processing your enrolment, or to communicate with you. All the data and personal details that you provide us with are used for the specific purpose for which you submit them.
We will use the details you have provided to us to respond to your communications with us. Client details are held on a password protected client database. This is only accessible by Live Languages Abroad staff and your personal data is stored securely until a time it is no longer required.
When you make an enquiry with us, via phone, email or form submission, we may collect the following personal data in order to respond to your enquiry:
- your name
- email address
- any comments you provide us with
Further data required when requesting a quote
When you request a free course quote through our website we will also ask for the following details to help us better answer your enquiry:
- language of interest
- language level
- locations interested in
- type of course interested in
- if accommodation required
- duration interested in
Further data required when booking/enrolling
When you make a booking we will also ask for the following details in order to successfully process your enrolment:
- date of birth
- current level of language and previous studies
- allergies, dietary requirements or medical conditions that we should be aware of
- name of friend you may be booking/travelling with
- a contact name and phone number for an emergency contact whilst you are on your course
- any other comments you may have relevant to your course
Further data required for minors
Our language courses for students under 18 sometimes require a signed parental consent form, with personal details of a responsible parent/guardian. The parent/guardian may be asked to provide passport details as a form of identification. These details are only ever passed on to the school and deleted/destroyed straight afterwards.
Further data required for invitation letters
If you require a letter of invitation for visa purposes the school will ask for your passport details. These details are only ever passed on to the school and deleted/destroyed straight afterwards.
This website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. The tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Live Languages Abroad website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
When you subscribe to our newsletter we will contact you once a month with news and updates and offers related to our language courses abroad. Our newsletters are sent on an opt-in only basis. You may also easily unsubscribe from receiving such newsletters at any time. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or alternatively email us and we will remove your details from the mailing list.
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Live Languages Abroad will not disclose your personal information to any third parties without your consent. Of course, by enrolling with us you are consenting to us providing the school that you are enrolling at with the personal details necessary to process your enrolment.
The personal information that we collect is stored in a secure environment. Your personal data is held in our office on a local server, protected by a firewall and other security measures such as a password protected system. Your personal information is only accessible to authorised staff and only processed for the nature in which you provided us with it.
Debit and Credit card transactions are processed on entirely secure and encrypted pages. At no time can Live Languages Abroad access the details of your bank account.
The card details that you provide us with over the phone or by post in order pay for your language course programme will be kept in a secure environment. Card details will be destroyed directly after payment is taken and no card details will be held on file.