Updated At: Aug 31, 2023, 11:46 am
Created At: Aug 31, 2023, 11:46 am
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It is important for us that you are aware of your rights when it comes to the protection of your personal data such as the right to access, rectify or erase certain information collected through our site's services.
The Type of Information We Collect
We collect non-personal information when you interact with our website or use our services, which we are unable to identify with any particular user. In addition to that, we also collect technical information transmitted by your computer, such as the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time, and the domain name from which you linked to the services.
This data helps us to provide you with a better user experience as it allows us to improve the functionality of our services. This technical information can be used for troubleshooting and resolving potential issues.
We take great care to ensure that the information collected from our services is used securely and responsibly. This information is used for analytics and research purposes with the aim of understanding user behavior and preferences.
Along with our trusted partners, we may utilize these cookies for different purposes, such as allowing you to move between pages more quickly, enabling automatic activation of certain features, remembering your preferences, and making interactions with our services quicker and easier.
Some of the cookies we use include the following:
- Session Cookies: These are a type of cookie that stores user information while the user visits a particular website. It allows the website to recognize a user between page loads as they browse through different pages on the website. Session cookies are temporary and only last until the browser window is closed, and are used to keep track of user preferences, retrieve login details or store shopping cart items in an online shop.
- Persistent Cookie: A persistent cookie is stored on your computer for longer periods of time than session cookies, and can also be used to track certain kinds of activities such as shopping cart contents or user history data. They have an expiration date set in their code, so after that date has passed, the cookie will be deleted automatically. Persistent cookies are normally used to remember a user’s preferences or settings for a particular website when they return in future visits.
- Performance Cookies: Performance cookies are used to collect information about how users interact with websites and what pages they visit most often. This information is collected anonymously and helps webmasters improve website performance by understanding how visitors use their site. Additionally, these cookies may also be used to display targeted advertisements based on the user's previous browsing history on that site.
- Targeting cookies: Targeting or advertising cookies are used to provide users with adverts that are tailored to their interests and preferences. These cookies help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, as they record and store information on which the user has visited websites. Such cookies are typically placed on a website by third-party advertising networks, after obtaining permission from the website’s owner.
If you want to remove cookies from your computer, the instructions will vary depending on the web browser being used. Typically, this involves opening the settings menu or tools tab in your browser and then navigating to the security or privacy section, where you can find an option to delete existing cookies. It is also possible to disable cookies so that no new ones are stored; however, this may limit certain features of websites and impede your overall online experience.
How Do We Use the Information That Is Collected?
We will only process your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will use your personal data when it is required for pursuing our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and where such interests do not override potential harm to your interests or fundamental rights.
We may obtain your explicit consent for processing purposes before sending any marketing communications from third parties. You are entitled to unsubscribe at any time by getting in touch with us.
In addition to the purposes touched on above, we will also use your information in the following circumstances without crossing any lines:
- To provide services, which means you are able to share or post
- To communicate with you if needed or to respond to any questions you may have
- To support you and help with troubleshooting
- To help us develop business and create a strategy
- To offer you all information needed for membership
Lastly, we will use all non-personal data for analytical purposes, such as conducting anonymous analytics. This in turn will improve services to suit any needs and interests of customers better.
Sharing of Personal Information
We take your privacy very seriously, as we do not trade, sell, or otherwise share your personal information with any third party organizations without your express consent.
We may only transfer or disclose personal Information with third parties in the following circumstances:
- With your explicit consent
- When disclosure is necessary to provide our services
- When disclosure is necessary to comply with legal obligations, in order to protect our rights and interests
- When we are required by law to share or disclose information.
We may disclose personal information or any other information that is submitted through the service when we have a strong and legally supported belief that disclosure of such information is necessary or reasonably helpful in order to: (i) adhere to any applicable laws, regulations, legal proceedings or government requests; (ii) investigate, detect, prevent, or take action against illegal activities and other wrongdoing such as suspected fraud or security issues; (iii) exercise our rights or defend ourselves in legal claims; (iv) protect the safety, rights, and property of us, our users and any third parties; or (v) cooperate with law enforcement agencies.
Third Party Information Collection
How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?
We take extensive measures to ensure the safety of our users' information and prevent unauthorized use of any such information. Our security procedures and policies are based on industry standard best practices, including using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
SSL encrypts communication between web browsers and servers, creating a secure environment for data exchange. We regularly review these security measures in order to identify new potential areas of vulnerability and address them promptly to ensure the continued integrity of our systems.
We understand the importance of protecting your personal information. In order to fulfill our global operations, it may be necessary to transfer this information internationally.
This is why we have adopted measures that ensure your data is given the same level of protection as if it were being processed within the European Union.
We take great care when selecting service providers outside of the EU and ensure that they can offer adequate protection for personal data. To ensure this, we use special contracts approved by the European Commission for these third party service providers. We also only transfer your personal information to countries which have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection by the European Commission.
In cases where a service provider is located in the United States, we make sure that they adhere to strict regulations and comply with specific laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or any other relevant laws related to data protection.
How Long is the Collected Information Kept For?
Our policy is to create a balance between the length of time that we retain your personal information and a variety of factors, including the volume and nature of the data collected, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of this information, our purpose in collecting it and whether any other means can achieve these objectives.
We also take into account any relevant legal requirements that are applicable. If at any point we become aware that your personal information needs to be completed or updated, we make it our priority to rectify, or remove it as soon as possible.
We have implemented a range of security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or alteration. These measures include physical and technical safeguards such as encryption and secure firewalls. Access to this information is restricted to only those personnel who have a business need-to-know and are bound by strict confidentiality duties.
Our data protection processes include procedures for detecting, assessing and responding to any potential personal data breach incidents in accordance with applicable laws. We will take swift action to notify you and any applicable data protection regulator of any breach if legally required.
Legal Rights You Have
You have rights under data protection laws in specific cases and circumstances. This will relate to your personal data. The rights you have include:
- Request to access your personal data
- Request to change any personal data entered
- Request to transfer all personal data
- Object to transferring your personal data
- Request to erase all your personal data
- Right to withdraw consent
To perform the above actions, please contact us as soon as possible. You will not incur any charges when you request access to your personal data, or when exercising any of the other rights associated with data protection. However, if we deem your request to be baseless, persistent, or excessive, we may charge a reasonable fee for it.
Alternatively, if the conditions above are met, we may decline to comply with your request.
What Might We Need From You
In order to verify your identity and safeguard your right to access your personal data or exercise any of your other rights, we may need to request specific information from you. This is an important security measure that helps to ensure that your private data isn't accidentally provided to someone who shouldn't have access.
Additionally, in order to reduce our response time, we may contact you for more information related to your request. When we do so, there is a time limit that you must abide by. Sometimes requests take longer than a month, depending on other information that has been requested.
The services provided by us are not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18. We do not permit minors to make use of our services or provide any personal information to us. We also reserve the right to verify and access any personal information gathered from users. In the event that we become aware of a user who is under 18 sharing information, we discard such information immediately.
If you suspect that a minor has shared any data with us, please contact us as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about the services or the information that we collect from you, how we use it, or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can find more information on our Contact page.
We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.