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  1. Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
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    Post Response Needed: Notice of Policy Updates

    As part of our ongoing effort to provide the best service to learners, teachers and language lovers, we have updated some of our policies. Effective from May 19, 2018, updated Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, and Cookies Policy will be in place on UsingEnglish.com.

    To facilitate this we have added a new required field to our member profiles called ‘Privacy Policy Acceptance’. You will need to change the settings in your User Profile. The next time you log in, please go to your user settings and complete the missing fields in your profile. Please log in to your account today to review these policies and update your profile settings accordingly.

    The purpose of these changes is to modernise our policies and procedures, which include bringing them in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). While most of the changes will only affect residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we encourage all learners to review the new policies and become familiar with them.

    For your convenience, here is a brief summary of the changes to each policy. We encourage you to review each one in full.

    • Terms of Use: Updated with references and links to the new Cookies Policy.
    • Privacy Policies: The Privacy Policies have been updated to account for GDPR provisions. We’ve also made the policies more transparent by providing specific details on our data processing activities.
    • Cookies Policy: Previously part of the Privacy Policy, the Cookies Policy now stands alone as its own policy. The Cookies Policy covers our use of both internal and third-party cookies including: what cookies we use, what data third-parties collect, and your choices regarding cookies. You can also view our Cookies Table, which provides a summary of some of the cookies we use.


    In addition to the changes we made to our policies, we’ve updated our site for GDPR compliance.

    After May 25th 2018, you will not receive updates from UsingEnglish.com on products, promotions, and other offerings if you do not opt-in to our communications. We strongly encourage you to log in to UsingEnglish.com and opt-in to communications before May 25th, 2018.

    Click on the following link to change the settings in your User Profile now: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/p...do=editprofile
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

  2. Webmaster, UsingEnglish.com
    Interested in Language
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      • Native Language:
      • British English
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      • England
      • Current Location:
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    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 3,735
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    Re: Response Needed: Notice of Policy Updates

    PS - We have had reports from some Chrome users saying that the setting fails to save correctly. If this happens it is likely to be a caching issue, so please press Ctrl+F5 a few times as this seems to fix the problem for many users.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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