This Policy is a legally binding agreement between you (“User,” “you,” or “you’re”) and this Website operator (“Operator,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). Suppose you enter this Policy on behalf of a business or other legal entity. In that case, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this Policy, in which case the terms “User,” “you,” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority or do not agree with the terms of this Policy, you must not accept this Policy and may not access and use the Website and Services. By accessing and using the Website and Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies we do not own or control or individuals we do not employ or manage.
You can access and use the Website and Services without telling us who you are or revealing any information by which someone could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. If, however, you wish to use some of the features offered on the Website, you may be asked to provide certain Personal Information (for example, your name and email address).
We receive and store any information you knowingly provide us when you publish content or fill out any forms on the Website. This information may include basic personal information (such as name, country of residence, etc.) when required.
You can choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of the features on the Website. Users uncertain about what information is mandatory are welcome to contact us.
We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under 18. If you are under 18, please do not submit Personal Information through the Website and Services. If you have reason to believe that a child under 18 has provided Personal Information to us through the Website and Services, please contact us to request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our Services.
We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information through the Website and Services without their permission. We also ask that all parents and legal guardians overseeing the care of children take the necessary precautions to ensure that their children are instructed to never give out Personal Information when online without their permission.
We act as a data controller and a data processor when handling Personal Information unless we have entered into a data processing agreement with you; in this case, you would be the data controller, and we would be the data processor.
Our role may also differ depending on the specific situation involving Personal Information. We act as a data controller when we ask you to submit your Personal Information necessary to ensure your access and use of the Website and Services. In such instances, we are a data controller because we determine the purposes and means of processing Personal Information.
We act in the capacity of a data processor in situations when you submit Personal Information through the Website and Services. We do not own, control, or make decisions about the submitted Personal Information, which is processed only per your instructions. In such instances, the User providing Personal Information acts as a data controller.
To make the Website and Services available to you or to meet a legal obligation, we may need to collect and use certain Personal Information. If you do not provide the information we request, we may be unable to provide you with the requested products or services. Any of the information we collect from you may be used to help us run and operate the Website and Services.
Processing your Personal Information depends on how you interact with the Website and Services, where you are located in the world, and if one of the following applies: (i) you have given your consent for one or more specific purposes; (ii) provision of information is necessary for the performance of this Policy with you and any pre-contractual obligations thereof; (iii) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which you are subject; (iv) processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in us; (v) processing is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.
Note that under some legislations, we may be allowed to process information until you object to such processing by opting out without relying on consent or other legal basis. In any case, we will be happy to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, mainly whether the provision of Personal Information is a statutory or contractual requirement or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Depending on the requested Services or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any Service you have requested, we may share your information with our affiliates, contracted companies, and service providers (collectively, “Service Providers”) we rely upon to assist in the operation of the Website and Services available to you and whose privacy policies are consistent with ours or who agree to abide by our policies concerning Personal Information. We will not share any personally identifiable information with third parties and will not share any information with unaffiliated third parties.
Service Providers are not authorized to use or disclose your information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. Service Providers are only given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose any of the provided information for their marketing or other purposes.
We will retain and use your Personal Information for the period necessary to comply with our legal obligations, enforce our Policy, and resolve disputes unless a more extended retention period is required or permitted by law.
We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. Once the retention period expires, Personal Information shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification, and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.
Our Website and Services use “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.
Some browsers incorporate a Do Not Track feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Tracking is not the same as using or collecting information about a website. Tracking refers to collecting personally identifiable information from consumers who use or visit a website or online service as they move across different websites over time. How browsers communicate the Do Not Track signal is not yet uniform. As a result, the Website and Services are not yet set up to interpret or respond to Do Not Track signals communicated by your browser. Even so, as described in more detail throughout this Policy, we limit our use and collection of your Personal Information. For a description of Do Not Track protocols for browsers and mobile devices or to learn more about the choices available to you, visit internetcookies.com
We offer electronic newsletters to which you may voluntarily subscribe at any time. We are committed to keeping your email address confidential. We will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the information use and processing section or to utilize a third-party provider to send such emails. We will maintain the information sent via email by applicable laws and regulations.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all emails sent from us will clearly state who the email is from and provide clear information on contacting the sender. You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or by contacting us.
We offer push notifications to which you may also voluntarily subscribe anytime. To ensure push notifications reach the correct devices, we use a third-party push notifications provider that relies on a token unique to your device, which is issued by the operating system of your device. While it is possible to access a list of device tokens, they will not reveal your identity, unique device ID, or contact information to us or our third-party push notifications provider. We will maintain the information sent via email by applicable laws and regulations. If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving push notifications, adjust your device settings accordingly.
The Website and Services contain links to other resources not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other resources or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and Services and to read the privacy statements of every resource that may collect Personal Information.
We secure the information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in our control and custody. However, no Internet or wireless network data transmission can be guaranteed.
Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet that are beyond our control; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of any information and data exchanged between you and the Website and Services cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.
If we become aware that the security of the Website and Services has been compromised or Users’ Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe there is a moderate risk of harm to the User due to the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do, we will post information on the Website.
We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms related to the Website and Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided.
An updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon posting the revised Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes. However, we will not, without your permission, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time your Personal Information was collected.
If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Policy or the information we hold about you, or if you wish to exercise your rights, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:
We will attempt to resolve complaints and disputes and make every reasonable effort to honor your wish to exercise your rights as quickly as possible and, in any event, within the timescales provided by applicable data protection laws.
This document was last updated on August 23, 2023