Privacy Policy

EF knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting this web site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy notice (the “Privacy Notice”).

1. Information about you

When you make a reservation for a course or request brochures on EF.com, we will need to collect certain information about you including, without limitation, your name, address, e-mail address, sex, phone number and date of birth. We will not share personal information about you with non-EF parties except to the extent necessary to complete your course reservation or brochure order or as otherwise described in this Privacy Notice. The personal information you provide when making a reservation or placing an order for brochures is only used to complete that reservation or order. We will not use such information in order to send updates, brochures on our new products and services or other marketing material to you, unless you have explicitly indicated this in the request form you have completed. When answering e-mails, we will use return e-mail addresses. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with other parties except as described in this Privacy Notice.

2. Information about a friend

If you wish to send a digital postcard or tell a friend about a particular program, we will ask for the recipient’s name, e-mail address and phone number. The information provided will only be used to confirm message delivery and it will not be shared with other parties except to the extent necessary to confirm that message or as described in this Privacy Notice. The information you provide to create a message is only used for that purpose and it is only disclosed to the recipient.

3. Information about visitors of EF.com

EF may gather certain information from EF.com such as the number of visitors and frequency of visits to the web site, in order to improve the web site and the related products. EF may further provide such information to reputable third-party vendors. The data is however only used on an aggregate basis and will not include any personally identifiable information.

4. Children's privacy

For the protection of children’s privacy, we require parental consent from users who are not of legal majority age and who wish to make a reservation for a course.

5. Use of cookies

EF uses a technology named "cookies" in order to be able to improve the web site EF.com. Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record keeping purposes. They tell us how and when pages on our site are visited and by how many people. Cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, but they do identify a user’s computer. We do not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information in order to detect who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent this. If you do so however, you may not be able to take full advantage of our web site, e.g. a complete online reservation process can only be accessed if you accept cookies.

6. Accuracy

EF will at your request or on our own initiative take reasonable steps to replenish, rectify or erase any incomplete, accurate or outdated personal data on you.

7. Data security

Personal data collected by EF.com is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public.

8. Data Storage

By submitting your personal data to EF.com and other EF branded local domains you accept and agree that one or several entities within the EF group of companies may register and store said personal data for the specific purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice. You further agree that your personal data also may be transferred to and stored in a country that is not a member of the European Union or part of the European Economic Area.

9. Areas not covered by this Privacy Notice

Personal information that you provide through chat sessions or e-mail exchanges are not covered by this Privacy Notice. We will protect your privacy to the best of our ability by monitoring the sessions, but please keep in mind that you control the information you disclose when you are in a public forum. You should always be careful when distributing your personal information in this manner. Moreover, it is important to be aware of that this Privacy Notice only applies to EF.com and not to other companies’ or organizations’ web sites to which we may link.

10. Amendments

Any amendments to this Privacy Notice will be posted on EF.com so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. EF expressly reserves the right to amend this Privacy Notice at any time and from time to time without prior notice.

11. Your opinion

EF welcomes your questions and comments about this Privacy Notice via our e-mail address webmaster@ef.com