Last updated: 14/07/2020
When you use our products and services, by browsing the site, registering to have an account, logging in, commenting and such you do so under the policies we outline on this page.
1. What personal information do we collect and why do we collect it?
1.1. Information you provide to us:
When you register for an account on our site, we ask for your email address so we can check whether you already have an account, if you don’t, we ask you to provide:
— Email address – This is to let you know about your account status and activity on the page, you can change the Notification settings of your account while logged in.
— Password – You really don’t have to worry about this, we don’t see it. You can generate a password from anything you want and you can always reset it too, in case it doesn’t work out.
— Full name – You don’t have to give your real name here, nobody will know. We use this as your nickname when you comment or post articles and you can also change anytime you want.
We will then ask you if you would like to receive our amazing newsletters, that is, if you’d like too, and then we will send you an activation email for confirmation.
1.2. Information we get from your device:
In order to make sure that the site performs at its best – functions properly, is informative, up-to date and tailored just for you – when you visit it, we collect information from your device. That may include:
— Device info – We want to know if you should be seeing a desktop or mobile version of the site, which application store you might need and such.
— Network data – Things such as IP, helps us diagnose problems with our servers, administer our sites and also helps us to make sure our comment section is hate free.
— Cookies – In real life we love cookies so does our site too. There is more detailed info about them below, but in short, they let us know how you use our site and optimize it for a better user experience.
1.3. Share functions:
When you share our articles with friends, you do so using social widgets and according to those social networks policies.
2. How the information is used?
2.1. We are relying on several separate bases to process your information as required by law. In order to provide our service to you, we process some data with Legitimate Interest in mind:
2.1.1. When the purpose is to deliver the service:
— Communicate with you over email according to your Notification preferences,
— Contact you and maintain records in order to provide customer service and support,
— Ensure there is no fraud with voting, polls and competitions we host,
— When we strive to detect and defend against fraudulent, abusive and unlawful activity on the site.
2.1.2. When the purpose is to measure and analyze traffic:
— We use WP Statistics, a web analytics service for WordPress, to collect information about how users use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information, including the number of visitors on the website, where visitors come from and how they have come to the website, like through links on Facebook, Google et cetera and the pages they visited.
2.2. Additionally, we ask your Consent to process the data we need:
2.2.1. When the purpose is better advertising experience. We would like the ads on our site to be relevant and tailored to your own preferences.
— Cookies and similar technologies help us know what interests you might have.
— Location services help to only show you relevant ads, matching your region or language.
— Our partners may use the data they have about you, collected according to their own policies to show you what they believe would be relevant.
3. How the information may be shared?
We strive to ensure, using technological and contractual mechanisms, that your data is protected and only used according to this policy. We need to share certain data with our trusted partners:
– When we manage newsletters. You can always unsubscribe via unsubscribe function in the newsletter,
– When we optimise our site and innovate we may use partners who provide services and functionalities we need, such as Google and others,
– When we deliver ads via vendors and third-party vendors. This helps you get better ads.
– When we would need for Legal purposes and according to the law.
5. How we protect privacy of persons under 18?
Our services are aimed at a general audience. We do not knowingly target, collect, use or share information that could reasonably be used to identify persons under the age of 18 without prior parental consent or consistent with applicable law. By using our service you confirm that you either are of legal age or have an applicable consent.
7. How long do we keep the data?
We store your data for no longer than necessary in relation to the purpose under which such data was collected. This is determined on a case by case basis and depends on things such as the nature of the data provided, why it was collected, the legal basis we rely upon to process the data, and our relevant legal or operation retention requirements. For example, if you request to delete your account we still have to retain some data for fraud prevention purposes and financial auditing.
8. What about Cookies?
8.1. When you use our website we may collect information using cookies or similar technologies. Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again, so it can recognise you. This allows websites to tailor what you see on your screen.
– Services – To make sure the site functions as expected, they are essential to you being able to enjoy the experience.
– Analytics – Those are also super important, they allow us to understand how all users combined use our site, make business decisions based on it and do what we need to do on our side to make the site viable.
– Preferences – This is to remember your consent status, so we don’t bug you with a pop-up on each visit.
How to contact us?
Please contact us if you need any assistance.
Use this email for all the enquiries you might have:
firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line “My privacy”