Last updated February 15, 2023.
Who we are
Plurilingualism (“we,” “us” or “our”) is a website address is: https://plurilingualism.com. The owner is Rebecca Wharton.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.
You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website via the dark gray cookie icon in the lower left corner.
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
Our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and generally providing you with a better and improved user experience and helping speed up your future interactions with our website.
Here is an overview of the different types of cookies:
Essential: Some cookies are essential (i.e necessary) for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. This data helps us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Marketing: Our website displays advertisements via our partnership with the SHE Media Collective (more detail on that below). These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns. The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms, etc.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences, etc., so that you can have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again, when you leave another comment later on. These cookies last for one year, unless you withdraw your consent and delete your cookies.
If you would like to manage or delete cookies: different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Collection of personal data on the site and where we send it
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
In case of a merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register, buy something, or disclose to us data in other ways, we collect only those personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you visit our website, we collect the data below which are technically necessary for us to show you our website and ensure its stability and security (the legal basis for this is Art. 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (f) GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of your inquiry
- Time zone
- Content of the request (actual page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Transmitted data volume
- Website from which the request is received
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
We have integrated various tools from different companies with our website which allow us to analyze user behavior or establish links with other websites.
For this purpose Plurilingualism works with the following service providers:
Google Analytics is a website analysis service. Website analysis refers to the collection, recording and analysis of data regarding the behavior of visitors to the website. A website analysis service records e.g. data showing from which website a data subject has come to a website (the so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and how long a subpage was viewed. Website analysis is used mainly for the optimization of a website and for a cost-benefit analysis of Internet adverting.
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA, is the operator of the Google Analytics component.
Google Analytics is explained in detail under this link: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/.
Google Analytics uses statistics cookies, as mentioned above. The information about your use of our website generated by the Google Analytics cookie is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google might disclose personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties. Google uses this information to analyze your use of a website in order to compile a report about your website activities and provide us with other services associated with your website and Internet use. The IP address of your browser transmitted by Google Analytics is not linked to any other Google data.
This website also uses the UserID functions of Analytics in order to be able to track interaction data. This User ID is also anonymized and encrypted and is not linked to other data.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly, but you might not be able to fully use all functions of our website.
As well, cookies collected and stored by Google Analytics may be erased at any time via your Internet browser or other software programs. (View the section above for information on cookies and withdrawing cookie consent).
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any and all personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
The Website uses SHE Media to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
SHE Media serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
If you still have any questions or concerns, you may contact Plurilingualism via our contact page. Thank you!