What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes
Personally identifiable information, may include, but is not limited to: your name, address, email address, telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you register with the Site or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as online chat, post comments and message boards (if any). While using our Site, we may collect certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you which also includes: IP Address, Cookies, Usage Data.
When you visit our Site, information about your visit (e.g. how you navigate the site) may be collected and stored. This information may include the length of your visit, the date and time of your visit, the pages you look at and the sites you visit before and after leaving our site. If you access the Site from a mobile device, we collect such information, as mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device. It does not include personally-identifiable information such as your name, mailing or email address or telephone number. We use this non-identifiable and aggregate information to better design our website and for the purpose of optimizing our services. We also may share this general non-identifiable information with our affiliates, suppliers, sponsors and advertisers.
Data from Social Networks:
Data from User content:
We may permit users to post, upload, transmit through, or otherwise make available on our Website comments, messages, templates, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, sounds, music, videos, information, content, and/or other materials (“User content”).
When visitors leave User content on the Site we collect the data shown in the comments form and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, geographical location, likes, status, profile information and picture, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
User content are always public, which means it is available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
If you upload images or content to the Site, you should avoid uploading images or content with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the Site.
How do we use your information?
We use the collected data for the following purposes:
- to provide and maintain the Site,
- to provide information that may improve the Site,
- to create, manage and control your account information, and to verify access rights to the Site and its options,
- to notify you about changes or additions to our Services,
- to compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better Services,
- to deliver targeted advertising, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site to you,
- to generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Site more personalized,
- to increase the efficiency and operation of the Site,
- to monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site,
- to notify you of updates to the Site,
- to offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you,
- to perform other business activities as needed,
- to assess service levels, Site traffic and popularity of different service options,
- to provide customer support,
- to carry out our marketing activities,
- to respond to claims of any violation of our rights or those of any third parties,
- to protect the rights, property or personal safety of you, other users and our business,
- and may use personal information for other purposes for which we have a legitimate interest or as required or authorized by law.
We may periodically communicate with you via email address you provide for us regarding to your activity, our products, services, updates, news, events, etc. We may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt-out of receiving future emails or you can communicate with us and tell us not to communicate this information to you. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. Note: that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding Services you have requested. We will attempt to minimize this type of communication to you.
How do we protect your information?
The protection of your personal information is important to us. We maintain appropriate safeguards and current security standards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse, such as using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for all supplied sensitive information. However, no system can be completely secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. Please keep your account password secure to help ensure the safety of your personal information. While we take meaningful steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information will always remain secure. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.
Who do we share your data with?
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
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.
If you do not wish to accept cookies you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. We may also use banners and pop-ups from time to time to give you options around cookies use. Note: that certain cookies are necessary to enable the website to operate and refusing or disabling some or all cookies may limit your ability to make use of the website.
From time to time we may use your personal information to generate Aggregated Data for internal use and for sharing with others on a selective basis. “Aggregated Data” means records which have been stripped of information potentially identifying customers, landing pages or end-users, and which have been manipulated or combined to provide generalized, anonymous information. Note: that any such aggregated data will not include any personal information and we will never make it available to third parties to use for their own purposes.
Third party links
The Site may embed content from, or link to third party websites, locations, platforms, or services. 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.
You should be aware that getting a new device, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
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 (if any), 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.
Age of Consent
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from individuals under the age of consent (18 years of age). If you have reason to believe that anyone under the age of consent has provided us with personal information, you may contact us immediately. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from individuals under the age of consent we will promptly take steps to remove and permanently delete such information.
What data protection rights you have under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal information.
If you wish to be informed what personal information, we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- to access your personal information that we hold;
- to request the rectification of your personal information that we hold;
- to request the erasure of your personal information that we hold;
- to request to restrict processing of your personal information;
- to object to processing of your personal information by us;
- to request to transfer your personal information that we hold (e.g. data portability);
- to file a complaint to a supervisory authority in your jurisdiction;
- to withdraw any consent related to your personal information given by you.
We will process your requests to us within 30 days. We will also notify a relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours from a breach related to your personal information that we hold.
We have assigned a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who may be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org. Our DPO is tasked with ensuring that we acknowledge and abide by our data protection responsibilities.
We will not store personal information for more than 6 months from the date of termination of an agreement between us and you.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/privacy-laws.
Change of Ownership or Business Transition
In the event of a change of ownership or other business transition, such as a merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
Transfer to the U.S. or Other Countries
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where we have facilities.
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Date last updated: 18.06.2020