Whales English, an online education platform which serves the goal of providing English class to Chinese young learners
(available at “www.whalesenglish.com”).Rouchi (Beijing) Technology Limited (“Whales English”, “Company”, “we” or “us”) values your privacy and have created
“Personal Information” indicates information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to
readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as your name, address and email address. Personal Information includes
information that has been aggregated and/or de-identified which does not allow a third party to easily identify a
specific individual is not considered as Personal Information by Whales English.
When you submit your Whales English Application Form (for potential teachers) or create Boss Account (for launched
teachers), you will be asked to provide certain personal information, which may include your full name, date of birth,
citizenship, an e-mail address, a password, your current address, your sex, education background, major, skype, or
other information. If you are a teacher, we also collect and store any additional information that you provide to us in
your profile, which may include: your time availability, pictures and videos you choose to post, etc.
For potential teachers, we may conduct video interviews, including mock and rehearsal classes, and we may record such
interviews and classes. The purpose of the recording is to expedite the interview and facilitate the evaluation
processes. The recorded videos will be kept strictly confidential in our server for a commercially reasonable period of
time, and will be for our internal use only. We will not disclose the recorded videos to the public or share the
recorded videos with any third parties without having your permission with the exception for internal use. By
submitting your application form and agreeing our interview invitation, you consent to our recording video interview
and storing the recordings.
Customers’ references may be published on our Site, which may contain Personal Information from our customers. Once you
accept the Whales English contract, you give your permission to Whales English to publish any testimonial, post,
comments, and any other representations you have made through our Site or our Service, along with your name if
How We Utilize Your Information
The Personal Information we collect is aimed to
- optimize our service and enhance your experience with Whales English
- build up a safer community for all of our Registered Users
As required by law
We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information or other account information if we believe doing so is
- (a) comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;
- (b) respond to your requests; or
- (c) protect your, our or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Not for profit (rent or sell)
Whales English will not disclose, share, sell or rent Personal Information collected on our Site or Service to
third-party organizations for their direct marketing or promotional use without your consent, except that it may do so
as part of a specific program or feature for which you will be notified and capable of making decisions. More
importantly, Whales English does not share your bank account information with any other third parties, except for
wiring teacher payments purposes.
Sharing with Registered Users
If you are a teacher, in order to schedule more classes for you, we share with registered users (e.g., students and
their parents) certain information that is included in your profile, which may include your name (first name and first
letter of last name), your location (city, state/province, country), your profile picture, your sex, your video and
other information. We find that the more information you share, the more likely to increase your bookings.
Merger and acquisition
If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Whales English business and/or our assets to another organization
in a merger, acquisition, or other corporate restructuring transaction, or we are involved in a bankruptcy, dissolution
or liquidation, your information such as name and email address and any other information collected through our Site or
Service may be among the items sold or transferred. You will be notified of any such change in corporate ownership or
use of your Personal Information, and your choices regarding the information.
Updating or Deleting Your Profile
As part of the requirements for your use of our Site or Service, you are responsible for maintaining a current,
complete and accurate profile. You can update this information by sending correlated materials to your Support Staff.
If you would like to remove some of the Personal Information, you have posted on the Site, such as information you
posted in profiles, you may also need to contact your Support Staff to process your request.
reasonable means including sending an email to the most recently updated address in your account and/or posting such
notice and the amended policy on the Site. Your continued use of our Site or Service following the changes to this
If you refer a friend to our Site or Service, your friend will be required to provide his or her information for
Reminder for International Users
The Service is hosted in China. If you are a user accessing the Service abroad, such as the United States, European
Union (EU) or any other country or region, please note that you are transferring your Personal Information (defined
below) to China which may not have the same data protection laws as the laws governing personal data collection, use,
and disclosure in the United States, EU and other countries or regions. By providing your Personal Information to us
through our Site or Service, you consent to:
- The transfer of your Personal Information to and storage of such information in China, and process of such information
resolved in Beijing Arbitration Committee in accordance with the current applicable arbitration rules.
Whales English is committed to protecting your Personal Information and take security measures to ensure your
information security. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee your info is 100% secure on internet. We do not accept
liability for unintentional access, use or disclosure of your information.
As a user of our Site or Service, please remember to sign out of your Boss Account, and close your browser after
finishing the class. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account or Personal Information.