FAQ

1. General

What is Yotta Virtual Learning Platform?

Yotta Virtual Learning Platform is an online education company that delivers world-class language training to a broad range of customers, including students, small business owners, professionals, and employees of business organisations. Yotta Virtual Learning Platform offers a practical curriculum whose guiding principle is learning by doing, and blends the best elements of language training with innovative content delivery.

Yotta Virtual Learning Platform was founded on the principle that the key to success in today’s business environment is knowledge. However you define success, the need to take charge of one’s own education has never been more critical. Yotta Virtual Learning Platform offers courses and programs in a wide range of subjects that will help you meet your goals in learning a new language or improve known language skills.

Yotta Virtual Learning Platform is a subsidiary of Akona sprl with Headquarters in Belgium.

At Akona sprl we share the values of our clients and we translate that in quality of work, an outstanding service level and a will to reach further to obtain successful results.

Akona sprl is a company which works closely with its clients, allowing it to succeed in an increasingly competitive market.

All our language tutors are skilled teachers with years of experience.

Please use the register button to subscribe to our online courses.

2. Why might I consider e-learning?

E-learning will enable you to enhance your skills even if you can’t travel to an offsite training facility or if you have a hectic work schedule. It also provides an economical way to grow professionally – to practice lifelong learning – since e-learning is usually less expensive than off-site training, including travel costs.

You will handle vocabulary, grammar and exercises.  Audio and video support is used throughout the length of the chosen course.

E-learning will help you meet your goals in learning a new language or improve known language skills

3. What is ‘Learning by doing’ and what is the advantage of this method?

Learning by doing is exactly what it sounds like: an active, practical method of education that uses simulations, role-playing, and hands-on problem-solving. Akona sprl has based all of its courses on this method because it is a better way to lear

4. Can I combine an online course at Yotta Virtual Learning Platform with a language tutor from Akona sprl?

Yes. We offer courses in which online classes with a language tutor are included. Please use the register button to subscribe to our online courses.

All our language tutors are skilled teachers with years of experience.

Experienced language teachers who teach in their mother tongue:

A big asset of Akona sprl is our experienced team of teachers. Every teacher has been carefully selected not only based on teaching- and language knowledge capacities but as well on degree, work experience and specialisation.

5.  How do I register?

Click register on the home page and complete the register information.  You’ll then be able to access member resources for the length of the chosen course.

Please use the register button to subscribe to our online courses.

6.  Do Yotta Virtual Learning Platform courses have exams?

No, there are no exams.

7.  What is our privacy policy?

Last modified: December 7, 2009

At Akona sprl we recognize that privacy is important.  Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority.  We have taken careful measures to secure any information that you provide.  Additionally, we exercise great care in providing safe transmission of your information from your PC to our servers (unless sent by a means outside of our control, such as e-mail).

This privacy policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Akona sprl or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies.

Please read this policy carefully.  We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our sites.  We will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone.  Please refer back to this policy regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send an e-mail to: info@akonaprojects.com.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

When subscribing to our services, we may collect the following types of information

  • Information you provide:  When you sign up for a course on the Yotta Virtual Learning Platform we ask you for personal information such as your name, e-mail address and an account password.  We also request credit card or other payment account information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers.
  • Cookies:  When you visit Yotta Virtual Learning Platform, we send one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser.  Some Yotta Virtual Learning Platform features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

What will we do with your information:

What you share with Akona sprl stays with Akona sprl.

We hate spam just as much as you do.  We promise never to sell your personal information to any unconnected third parties.

On occasion, we do need to hire other companies, subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons to help us provide some services.  In some of these cases we may need to share information that these companies need, in order to provide services to us and ultimately to you.  These services provided by different companies may include providing marketing assistance, processing credit/debit card payments and providing customer services.  We’ll limit the personal information we give them, and they will only have access to your personal information for the purposes of performing such functions.  They are strictly monitored by Akona sprl in order to make certain our customers’ privacy is always protected.

We may disclose your personal information in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, such as a request by the police.  We may also transfer your personal information in the event that our business (or part of it) is sold, if Akona sprl becomes involved in a merger, acquisition or any form of sale of some or all of its assets and the purchaser needs your personal information to carry on providing services.  We will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Marketing:

If you provide any personal information to us you give us permission to contact you for marketing purposes, which may include messages via post, telephone, SMS or email.

We’ll make sure that we only send you messages that we think will be of interest to you such as details of special offers or information about new products and services.  If you do not want us to use your personal information for these types of marketing you can let us know via email or via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email we send to you.

Akona sprl only processes personal information for the purposes described in this privacy policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services.  In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Protecting the rights of Akona sprl and/or our users;
  • Developing new services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our products;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services.

Akona sprl processes personal information on our servers in Belgium and in other countries.

Information security:

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.  These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measure to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to a limited amount of Akona sprl employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.  These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data integrity:

Akona sprl processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this privacy policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice.  We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this policy.  We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Enforcement:

Akona sprl regulary reviews its compliance with this privacy policy.  Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy or Akona sprl treatment of personal information by contacting us through this website.

Consent to transfer:

Our websites are operated in the European Union.  If you are located elsewhere outside of the European Union, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the European Union.  By using our website, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.

Your acceptance of these terms:

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of our privacy policy.  If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site.  Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.