Last updated: March 1st, 2020
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT.
We collect general types of information about you when you visit and use our website, including behavioral information and web technological information. Sometimes we collect combinations of these types of information.
“Behavioral information” is information which is automatically collected pertaining to how you use our website, the areas of our website that you visit, what services you access, and information about your computer hardware and software, including your IP address, geographic location, browser preference, operating system type, domain names, times that you access the internet, and other websites you have visited.
No Information Collected from Children. We will never knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 16. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected Personal Information about a child under the age of 16, that information will be immediately deleted from its database.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY.
Generally, we as well as third party vendors and supporting advertisers use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and java scripts. These technologies collect internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. This information is used to analyze trends, administer our Website, track users’ movements through our Website and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on these technologies on an individual or aggregated basis.
We allow third party vendors and advertisers to set their own cookies on and through our Website. We have no control over the practices of those third parties and are not responsible for their technology or tracking. We encourage you to review the policies of such persons or entities on their websites.
Web Beacons. We use electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs, clear gifs or action tags) which allow us to collect information about your visit to our Website, measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements and track delivery of advertising. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of page view, as well as a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. Because Web beacons are the same as any other content request, you cannot opt out or refuse them. However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in your browser.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION COLLECTED.
Providing Services and Products. We use the information we gather on our Website to provide you with the Website content and services. This may include passing your information on to a third party to provide such content and services.
Improving Our Website. We use the information we gather to respond to any inquires you make, operate and improve the functionality of our Website, and deliver the content and services advertised on our Website. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising, relating to your experience and interests.
Other purposes. We may also use your personal information in other ways and will provide specific notice at the time of collection and obtain your consent where necessary.
LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
To process your personal information, we rely on certain legal grounds, depending on how you interact with our Website.
We collect your information to fulfill our contract with you.
For certain purposes we rely on your consent for processing to fulfill our contract with you.
We also rely on other legal grounds, such as:
- our legitimate interests as a business, including (i) to study how customers use our Website, to develop it and grow our business, (ii) for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise, (iii) to deliver relevant products to you through the Website based on your past activity and preferences, and (iv) to define types of customers for our products, to keep our Website updated and relevant.
- to comply with a legal obligation.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO OTHERS.
(i) Product and Service Delivery. We share your information with third parties who help us in the delivery of the content and services available on our Website.
(ii) Website Functionality. We share your information with companies and individuals we employ to perform technical functions on our behalf. Examples include third parties who host our Website, analyze our data, and provide marketing assistance.
(iii) Third Party Products and Services. We share your information with third parties who will provide you with their opportunities, products or services. This includes your personal and non-personal information, and includes your interests and preferences, so they may determine whether you might be interested in their products or services.
(iv) Anonymous information. We share aggregated anonymous information about you, combined with other persons using our Website with third parties, so that they can understand the kinds of visitors that come to our Website, and how those visitors use our Website. This includes demographic information and behavioral information.
(v) Legal Process. We disclose your information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property, or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
(vi) Acquisition or Merger. We may disclose and transfer your information to a third party who acquires any or all of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In the event we become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of, such information in a transaction approved by the court.
(vii) We may use analytics tools, including Google Analytics. These tools help us understand users’ behavior on our Website, including by tracking page content, and click/touch, movements, scrolls and keystroke activities. The privacy practices of these tools are subject to their own policies and they may use their own cookies to provide their services. For further information about cookies, please see our Cookies Policy.
THIRD PARTY COLLECTION AND USE.
Third parties collect and use information about you on or through our Website in the following way:
(i) Advertisers. Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place ads on our Website, may use their own cookies, Web Beacons, and other technology, to collect information about you. We do not control the use of such technology and have no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you.
(ii) Hyperlinks. Our Website sometimes contain hypertext links to websites owned by third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not operate or control any information, software, products or services, available on these third party websites. The inclusion of a link on our Website does not imply any endorsement of the services, products or website, or its sponsoring organization. We do not have access to the information collected by such third parties.
(iii) Analytics. As described above, we use third parties to monitor analyze and report on the traffic to, from and within our Website.
SECURITY OF COLLECTED INFORMATION.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect your information. When you submit information on our Website, such information is protected both online and offline. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. The servers in which we store your information are kept in a secure physical environment. The servers have industry standard firewalls. Access to such servers is password protected and access by our employees is limited. Please be advised that, although we take commercially reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure; therefore, we cannot and do not warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through our Website is at your own risk. However, access to your information is strictly limited and not accessible to the public.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
We take measures to comply with applicable legal requirements for the transfer of personal information to recipients in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) that do not provide an adequate level of data protection. We use a variety of measures to ensure that your personal information transferred to these countries receives adequate protection in accordance with data protection rules; this includes signing the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, verifying the recipient has adopted Binding Corporate Rules or adheres to the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
YOUR RIGHTS RELATING TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
If you would like information in relation to your rights or would like to exercise any of them, you may contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. You may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
- Access. Provide you with information about our processing of your Personal Information and give you access to your personal information.
- Correct. Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
- Delete. Delete your personal information.
- Transfer. Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal information to you or a third party of your choice.
- Restrict. Restrict the processing of your personal information.
- Object. Object to our reliance on our legitimate interests as the basis of our processing of your personal information that impacts your rights.
We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us at email@example.com.