Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.toeflresources.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

When users sign up for an “essay evaluation” or a “speaking evaluation” we store your name and e-mail address.  We also store the submitted essays and speaking recordings.  We will delete the information on request.

When users register for our TOEFL Forum we store user names and email addresses.  If you choose to delete your account this information will not be stored any longer.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on 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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We also use cookies from the follwing third parties:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to gather statistical information about visitors to this site.  This information is not personally identifiable. Google may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites. Their collection and use of information is subject to their own privacy policies.

Google Adsense:  We use Google Adsense to serve ads on some of our pages.  Google Adsense may use some of the user data.  You may read Google’s privacy policy regarding adsense right here.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell your personal data to third parties. We may use collected e-mail addresses to contact you directly.

We do not share anonymized or aggregated data with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes.

These tools may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites. Their collection and use of information is subject to their own privacy policies.

We also work with third parties such as Google AdSense to serve ads. These third parties may use tracking technologies to personalize advertising content to you.

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.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

You can  request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.