- General Provisions
This document sets the terms for the collection and use of information, as well as for the special causes leading to the disclosure of this information.
If the personally identifiable information of visitors is used in any manner materially different than the terms agreed at the time the information was collected, we will notify our visitors of this change on the latest e-mail address submitted to us.
- Information Collected
Access to the website and services offered entails providing information to us that is used to improve and personalize your experience. As such, we may ask our visitors to permit us to collect, save, use, share, display certain personal information. There are two types of information:
- Personally Identifying Information
In order to take advantage of certain features or functions of the website and services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifying information. This type of information (full name, address, e-mail address, gender) allows us to identify you personally.
You can choose not to provide such information. Under these conditions, you may not be able to participate in some features on the website or take advantage of some services. No personal identifying information is automatically collected by the website.
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the website. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal identifying information. Anyone submitting personally identifying information certifies that they are at least 13 years old.
- Non-Personally Identifying Information
Non-personally identifying information may include personally identifying information that was de-identified or became anonymous. The non-personally identifying information is obtained from other information visitors provide to us. Certain non-personally identifiable information is automatically collected upon accessing the website.
This type of non-personally identifiable information includes data such as, but not limited to: IP addresses, the browsers that our visitors are accessing the website from, the operating system our visitors are using upon accessing the website, the type of device they are accessing the website from, third party websites from which the visit originated, specific pages accessed during visitors’ stay on the website, the duration of the visits, the specific search terms used on the website, as well as the Internet provider domain name.
We make use of browser cookies. These are the small pieces of information assigning to each visitor’s device a unique and randomized numerical id code, which can be found in a specially designated file on the each of the visitors’ devices.
We may link cookies to other personally identifiable information that we collect or that you submit. Other parties that you may see advertisements of on our website, may use these cookies in addition to other tracking information to collect information about your visits on our website and others.
b.2. Log Files
We use tracking programs which collect information about log files. These mean: the type of browser used when accessing the website, IP address, Internet service provider domain names, landing/exit pages on the website, the type of platform used when accessing the website, date and time stamps, the number of clicks on a certain page, the number of pages connected to our website during one visit.
IP addresses are collected for use in system administration, reporting aggregate information to our partners or assess the daily use of the website. Non-personally identifiable information such as aggregated statistics may be disclosed to third parties. Information collected from log files is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
b.3. Web Beacons
No personally identifiable information is collected via web beacons. These allow the party that enabled web beacons to simply collect and monitor a limited amount of information regarding the movements of online visitors.
One possible way that they are used is by third party advertisers that serve ads on our website. Web beacons enable them to recognize one visitor’s device when serving an advertisement such as to measure how effective the ad is and aid them in personalizing ad content.
Advertisers or third party advertisers may use web beacons to recognize cookies from the same service on the visitors’ browsers. We do not control the web beacons used by third parties.
- How Information is Being Used
Dear visitors, certain content and information posted, submitted and transmitted on the website is public by default. Comments, additional submissions, user-generated content are public. Information posted by you in relation to these is public and thus visible to all users, unregistered or registered.
We collect information on our users which we may share with other entities such as but not limited to our business partners, service providers or marketing partners.
Information regarding IP addresses or aggregate information such as statistical data may be shared to continuously improve our service and website and our visitors’ experience with the service and website.
Specific visitor profile information might be shared with our service providers and partners, as they are entitled to perform tasks on our behalf and are bound by the same regulations that enable the privacy of our visitors.
- Information Storage and Security
All information gathered following your use of our website and services is safely stored within a database which can be accessed solely by us and our service providers.
While we make sure that the most appropriate technology is used to ensure the safety of the information we collect and store, we are not responsible if security breaches occur.
All systems are prone to security breaches and as such we cannot guarantee the security of our website databases and servers. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee that information supplied to us is not intercepted while being transmitted to us.
Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the website. We do not knowingly solicit, collect or store personal identifying information. Anyone submitting personally identifying information certifies that they are at least 13 years old.