The Languages Company
The Languages Company
Who we are:
The Languages Company was set up in 2008 by Dr Lid King and works in support of a coherent approach to languages and multilingualism in our society. The Languages Company is engaged in a number of initiatives in support of language policy, teaching and learning. Read more about us here: https://languagescompany.com/about-us/
We are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our contacts and visitors to this website. We are committed to using our contact lists only to inform contacts of the Language Company’s activities and issues of language policy and practice on a non-commercial basis.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on this website. On some pages requests are made for you to register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected on these pages are:
Name, Address, Email address, Phone number.
The Way We Use Information:
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.
Types of data we collect:
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Types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our Website. Without these cookies, interactive services such as shopping baskets cannot be provided.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Cookies may also be used to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our websites and their browsing behaviour. This enables us to order the site to make customers journeys easier, and if necessary, make improvements. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual.
Please note, in general our website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off, you may not be able to fully experience all the features of our online services.
The Languages Company maintains contacts list of individuals and organisations with whom it has worked on language-related projects and initiatives. The information collected may include personal information such as name, email address, mailing address and organisation/job title; participation TLC projects and/or events; professional areas of interest/expertise; dietary requirements.
We may use this data to stay in touch about the Languages Company’s activities and news relevant to the language policy and practice and to your areas of expertise or interest; and to contact you if we need to obtain or provide information; and to check our records periodically.
We sometimes use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to send a newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. 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 by emailing us on email@example.com
Access to your personal information:
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete any personal information that we hold about you. Email your request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this privacy notice:
After 14 years we have regretfully decided to cut back our activities.
The website will remain live, but untended, until the end of 2022 should you wish to download some of the historic and we think useful documents it contains.
As well as the outcomes of projects such as LUCIDE and Positive Messengers there may be some interest in the reviews of the past, and our thinking on Pedagogy, in particular in the light of current developments.
We would have wished to withdraw on a high note, with many of the challenges of the last decades resolved. Sadly this is not the case.
It will, however, be for a new generation to take up the struggle for greater language capability and the dream of languages for all in a world of mutual respect.