Effective as of 27th March 2020
Cookies are small files of data that include an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) which are sent from a website and stored on the user’s hard drive within the browser’s setting files. The primary cookies used are either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: the main difference is that a persistent cookie is stored on the hard drive through the browser and is not deleted when the browser is closed, unless deleted by the user; on the other hand, a session cookie is a temporary cookie that will be erased at the end of the session when the browser is closed. The information that we collect from cookies when you use the Website do not personally identify a user but includes non-personally identifiable information such as the IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, geographic location, language preference, date and time of visit.
We use Google Analytics to analyse the use and the performance of our Website. The information gathered is by means of cookies and is used to create reports and evaluate information on your recent visits to our Website. Mostly, on how you move around the different sections of our Website, in order for us to understand how people use our Website, and as a result to make it more intuitive. None of this information is personally identifiable – it is completely anonymous. If you would like to opt-out from providing information to Google Analytics, please use the following link: Google Analytics Opt-Out Tool.
If you leave a comment on our Website, you can opt-in to save your name, email address, avatar image and website in cookies. This will eliminate the need of filling in the details again when you decide to leave another comment.
You have the ability to opt-out from these cookies. If you would like to do so, please refuse to accept them, or else, if you decide to accept, delete these cookies afterwards via your browser. The methods for doing this vary depending from your choice of browser. You can find up-to-date information on how to block and delete cookies from the support website of your browser.
Please note that if you choose to block or delete cookies, this will have a negative impact on the functions of this website and you may not be able to view most of the features of this website.
Registration and comments
When you access this Website, you are able to provide personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, avatar image and website.
This information is collected when you voluntarily register on the Website, subscribe to a newsletter, contact us, leave comments, provide feedback, or enter any other information on the website to communicate with us. We may also collect information about you through any online research surveys which you participate on our website.
We will retain your personally identifiable information to help us create a better user experience for the Website, to diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions on the Website, to tailor advertisements to you, and to make personalised recommendations to you such as to provide offers and promotions from our partners and/or our affiliates in exchange for a commission without any additional cost to you.
As you use the Website, we collect other data that you provide voluntarily (such as comments that you post). If you leave a comment, you will be prompted to record your name, which will be stored on the website (you are welcome to use a nickname instead if you do not wish that your name is published together with the comment).
We collect your email address, if you voluntarily provide it to us by subscribing to our email list or by leaving a comment with your email. By subscribing and opting in to our email list, you agree to receive new post notification emails, to receive newsletters and any other content related to this Website that we believe will be of interest to you. Should you wish to no longer receive communication from us, you can opt out from such email communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” button in the email.
GDPR Visitor Rights
If you are a resident of a country in the European Union, you are entitled to certain rights and information as listed below:
- You have the right to request access to your personal data;
- You have the right to ensure the accuracy of your personal data;
- You have the right to have us delete your personal data;
- You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your personal data; and
- You have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority in your country of residence if you deem that this data is misused.
If you consider that the way we are handling your personal data breaches data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation.
You are able to contact to us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data.
Third-Party Links and use
We care about protecting the privacy of children. This Website does not knowingly collect, use or disclose any personal identifying information from children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 16 are prohibited from using this Website and should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. If a parent or guardian believes that any personal information is collected from someone under the age of 16 without their consent, please contact us at email@example.com immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly delete such information from our records.
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