1. Personally-Identifiable Information
1.1 “Personally-Identifiable Information” is information about you that is personally identifiable toyou as well as other non-public information to the extent that it is associated with the foregoing.
1.2 We collect, process, and retain Personally-Identifiable Information from you and any devices(including mobile devices) you may use when you: access the Site, use our Services, register foran account with us, provide us information on a web form, update or add information to youraccount, participate in community discussions, chats, or dispute resolution, or when you otherwisecorrespond with us regarding our Services.
1.3 The Personally-Identifiable Information we collect includes, but is not limited to, the following:
2. Information Collected Automatically
2.1 In addition to the information indicated in Section 1 above, we automatically collect informationfrom your browser or device when you visit our Site, when you use our Services, register for anaccount with us, provide us information on a web form, update or add information to your account,participate in community discussions, chats, or when you otherwise correspond with us regardingour Services. This information include, but is not limited to, your computer's Internet Protocol (“IP”)address, device ID and type, your browser type and language, internet service provider (“ISP”), theoperating system used by your device, number of clicks, access times, your device's geographiclocation while accessing the Site, and the referring website address.
2.2 We use the information collected automatically to monitor and analyse the use of the Site andfor the Site's technical administration, to increase the Site's functionality and user-friendliness, andto better tailor it to our users' needs. We do not treat the information collected automatically asPersonally-Identifiable information or use it in association with other Personally-Identifiableinformation, though we may aggregate, analyse and evaluate such information for the samepurposes as stated in Section 6 below.
4. Use of Technologies to Collect Information
We use various technologies to collect information from your device and about your activities onthe Site. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similartechnologies, to track your use of our Services and to deliver or communicate with cookies. Wealso may include web beacons in email messages to determine whether messages have beenreceived properly. We also use Mandrill application, among other email and message applications,to receive messages from forms in the website and to send automated emails to users whom haverequested to receive them. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customise theServices we offer users and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online content,programming or other activities.
5. Cookies and Use of Cookie Data.
A cookie is a small file that requires permission to be placed on your web browser. Once you agree, the file is added to your web browser and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or allow toknow when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as anindividual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies,but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may preventyou from taking full advantage of the website.
6. What We Do with the Personally-Identifiable Information We Gather
7. Anonymous InformationWe may use any non Personally-Identifiable Information that it collects or stores for any purpose itdeems appropriate.
8. Newsletters and Alerts
8.1 By registering for recurring newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion othercorrespondence from us related to the subscribed newsletters and other news and information that you consented to receive during registration. We present the option to not receive these types ofcommunications. The information provided in connection with these communications will not beshared with any third-party other than the agents who have agreed to send e-mails on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by our agents or us.
8.2 We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to providenewsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact youregarding your account status. Generally, Users may not opt-out of these communications, thoughthey can deactivate their account. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third-party otherthan an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.
9.1 We are committed to ensuring that your Personally-Identifiable Information is secure. In orderto prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect your Personally-Identifiable Informationgathered online from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Although we make good faith effortsto protect the storage and transmission of your Personally-Identifiable Information, we cannotguarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your Personally-IdentifiableInformation. We shall not be liable for any such unauthorised access or loss of personalinformation that is beyond our control.
9.2 Only our authorized personnel, representatives, affiliates and third-party vendors are providedaccess to Users' Personally-Identifiable Information, and these authorized employees,representatives, affiliates, and third-party vendors are required to treat this information asconfidential, not to disclose and not to use this information other than to provide the Servicesrequested by us.
9.3 We may share aggregated or non-Personally Identifiable Information with our servicespartners and sponsors but such information is not linked to your Personally-Identifiable Information.
9.4 Please be aware that, whenever you voluntarily post information to message boards or anyother public forums, such information can be accessed by anyone and, if such information includesyour Personally-Identifiable information, third-parties may use it, including to send you unsolicitedcommunications.
10. Links to Other Websites
The Site contains links to third-party websites or information as a service to our Users. If you clickon another third-party link, you will be directed to that third-party's website. The fact that we link toa website is not an explicit or implicit endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation, authorization orrepresentation of our affiliation with that third-party, the third-party's website, or the informationcontained therein, nor is it an explicit or implicit endorsement of their privacy or information securitypolicies or practices, and we shall not be responsible or liable for your use of the third-partywebsite, or the information contained therein. We do not exercise control over third-party websitesor information. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer,collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding theuse or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read theprivacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
11. User Forums
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information couldbe collected and used by others. We are not responsible for any action or policies of any third-partywho collects information that Users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.
12. Controlling your Personally-Identifiable Information
12.1 We shall not intentionally disclose, offering, distribute, or transfer (and shall take reasonable stepsto prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your Personally-Identifiable Information tothird parties other than our authorized personnel, representatives, and affiliates without yourconsent, except as follows:
13. International Transfer
14. Data Retention Policy
14.2 If you no longer want us to use your Personally-Identifiable Information to provide youServices, you may close your account by contacting us by email at email@example.com. You mayalso unsubscribe from newsletters, mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, pleaseeither follow the instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information,subscribed or registered or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we willretain and use your Personally-Identifiable Information to the extent necessary to comply with ourlegal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements in accordance with this PrivacyPolicy and any applicable laws and regulations.
16. Contact our Privacy Department
18. The Data Protection Act 1998
We will act as Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. We will at all timesseek to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and any applicable laws andregulations to ensure that the Personally-Identifiable Information you give us is kept appropriatelysecure and processed fairly and lawfully.
20.5 Any notices intended to have legal effect: (a) to you may be made via email, regular mail orthrough the Services, and (b) to us must be made by delivery receipt-requested mail email@example.com ATTN: Legal Service.
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