This Policy is a legally binding agreement between you (“User”, “you”, or “your”) and this Website operator (“Operator”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). Suppose you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or legal entity. In that case, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you”, or “you’re” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority or disagree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement 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.
Collection of personal information
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 to us when you publish content or fill out any forms on the Website. When required, this information may include the following:
– Basic personal information (such as name, country of residence, etc.)
– Geolocation data of your device (such as latitude and longitude)
– Any other materials you willingly submit to us (such as articles, images, feedback, etc.)
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 who need clarification about what information is mandatory are welcome to contact us.
Privacy of children
We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under 18. If you are under 18, please do not submit any 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 get in touch with 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 to only provide Personal Information through the Website and Services with 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 never to give out Personal Information when online without their permission.
Use and processing of collected information
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 that is necessary to ensure your access and use of the Website and Services. In such instances, we are data controllers because we determine the purposes and means of personal processing information.
We act as 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 following 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 requested information, we may not be able to provide you with the requested products or services. Any of the information we collect from you may be used for the following purposes:
– Send administrative information
– Send product and service updates
– Request user feedback
– Improve the user experience
– Respond to legal requests and prevent harm
– 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:
- You have given your consent for one or more specific purposes.
- Provision of information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you and any pre-contractual obligations thereof.
- Processing is necessary to comply with the legal obligation to which you are subject.
- Processing is related to a task carried out in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in us.
- Processing is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by a third party or by us.
We may also combine or aggregate some of your Personal Information to better serve you and to improve and update our Website and Services.
Note that under some legislations, we may be allowed to process information until you object to such processing by opting out without having to rely on consent or any other legal bases. 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 condition necessary to enter into a contract.
Disclosure of information
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 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. We do not authorize them to use or disclose any of the provided information for marketing or other purposes. We will share and disclose your information only with the following categories of Service Providers:
– Communication and collaboration services
– Data analytics services
– Data storage services
– User authentication services
Retention of information
We will retain and use your Personal Information for the period necessary to comply with our legal obligations, enforce our agreements, 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.
Do Not Track signals.
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 connected to 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. The Website and Services do not track its visitors over time and across third-party websites. However, some third-party websites may keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, enabling them to tailor what they present. 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
Social media features
Links to other resources
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 such additional 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.
No data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that:
- The Internet’s security and privacy limitations are beyond our control.
- The security, integrity, and privacy of any information and data exchanged between you and the Website and Services cannot be guaranteed.
- Any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.
In the event 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 a message on the Website, send you an email, and mail you a letter.
Changes and amendments
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 post a notification on the main page of the Website. 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 revised Policy’s effective date (or 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.
Acceptance of this Policy
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 resolve complaints and disputes and make every reasonable effort to honour 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 January 14, 2023