Last revised: July 01, 2023
Types of gathered personal information
Your personal information is given through the Websites
If you voluntarily contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by submitting any other request or notice, you may be requested to give us with personal information such as your name and email address.
Usage Data has been automatically gathered during the use of the Websites. Usage Data may include details such as your Device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Websites that you view, the time and date of your visit, the length of time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
How do we utilize your personal information
When you want us to contact you
If you voluntarily contact us through our Websites by sending an email to email@example.com. or any other request or notice about questions, comments, or concerns, we will collect the information you provide. We will then gather the information you provide, including your name and email address.
Therefore, we use your information for our legitimate interest in doing business with you or negotiating a future contract.
We automatically gather information about your usage of these Websites
When you use the Websites, we may automatically collect some information, such as Usage Data, cookies, and other tracking technologies. This information is gathered for our legitimate interest in enhancing and operating our Websites, including data analysis, troubleshooting, statistical analysis, and surveying.
You may configure your browser to reject all cookies or to alert you when one is being sent. Nevertheless, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to access some areas of our Websites.
Whom we may disclose your personal information
With Service suppliers
If required, we may share your personal information with Service suppliers in order to monitor and analyze the usage of our Websites, store the personal information, display adverts to you, assist with the support and maintenance of our Websites, contact you, etc. We have reached agreements with our Service suppliers to ensure the security of your personal information.
For business transfers
The Company may be forced, under some conditions, to reveal your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to legal demands by governmental authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Other legal duties
In the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, to protect and defend the rights or property of the Company, to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Websites, to protect the personal safety of users of the Websites or the public, or to avoid legal liability, the Company may disclose your personal information.
Cookies and comparable monitoring methods
When you visit our Websites, we may use “cookies” (or similar tracking technologies). The widespread usage of cookies is an industry standard. A “cookie” is a little piece of information that a website allocates and saves on your computer while you are browsing the site. Cookies are quite useful and may be used for a variety of reasons. These aims include facilitating your navigation between pages, enabling automatic activation of certain features, remembering your preferences, and facilitating your engagement with our Websites. Additionally, cookies are utilized to personalize your experience.
There are several varieties of cookies, including:
Essential, Functionality, Operation, and Security cookies. These cookies are required for users to navigate the website, for the site to work correctly, and for security considerations (i.e., used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use, and protect user information from unauthorised parties). This type of cookie cannot be deactivated, and if disabled, some Website’s functions may not function.
Cookies for analytics, measurement, and performance. These cookies are used to gather information on how users interact with our Websites in order to enhance their functionality and our ability to provide them, as well as evaluate the performance of the Websites. These cookies allow us, for instance, to determine the number of people who saw a certain article and their country of origin. It allows our Websites to remember information that modifies how it performs or appears, such as your chosen language.
Advertising, targeting, and preference cookies. These cookies are used to advertise throughout the Internet and to deliver relevant, customized advertisements to visitors depending on the web pages they have visited (e.g., the cookie will indicate you have visited a certain webpage and will show you ads relating to that webpage).
Most browsers enable you to delete cookies from your hard drive, limit their acceptance, or get a warning before a cookie is saved. You may delete our cookies by following the instructions provided by your device’s settings. However, if you disable or delete cookies, some Website features may not function correctly and your online experience may be diminished.
The Websites are not intended for individuals under the age of eighteen (18); consequently, we do not use the Websites to solicit information from or market to children as defined by applicable law (e.g., thirteen (13) for individuals in the United States and sixteen (16) for individuals in the European Economic Area (“EEA”)). We urge that these persons not submit personal information through our Websites. We retain the right to seek proof of age at any time to ensure that no one under the age of eighteen (18) is using the Websites. If you learn or have reason to think that a child has shared information with us, please email us at and we will take reasonable measures to erase such information from our systems.
How long do we retain your personal information
We shall also keep Usage Data for the purposes of internal analysis. Usage Data is normally stored for a shorter duration, except where this data is utilized to reinforce the security or to improve the performance of our Websites, or when we are legally compelled to keep this information for longer time periods.
Transfer of personal information
Protection of personal information
We establish and maintain security measures for the Websites and your personal information with great care. We adopt industry-standard processes and standards and implement technological and administrative security measures to protect the personal information of our users and prevent unauthorized access to or use of such information. However, no information transmission over the Internet or a wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, and we cannot be held liable for the actions of those who gain unauthorized access to or abuse our Websites; we make no express, implied, or other warranty that we will prevent such access.
Terms applicable to EU/EEA customers
Legal basis for processing personal information (for EU/EEA customers)
If you are a resident of the European Union or European Economic Area (EEA), we will only collect and use your personal information about you where we have a legal basis for that under applicable EU laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legal basis relies on how Websites are used. This means that we only gather and utilize your information when:
It is necessary for the performance of a contract, such as to provide you with the requested services, including operating the services, providing customer support and personalized features, and protecting the safety and security of the services, including all processing necessary for the performance of our contract(s) with you;
It serves a legitimate interest that is not outweighed by your data protection rights and interests, such as research and development, marketing and promotion of our services, and the preservation of our legal rights and interests;
You authorize us to do so for a certain reason; or
We must process your personal information to comply with a legal obligation.
In any instance, we will happily assist in clarifying the exact legal basis that applies to the processing, including whether the submission of personal information is a statutory, contractual, or contract-entry obligation.
Your rights as a data subject
Request access to your personal information. The right to view, modify or delete your personal information. Whenever feasible, you may immediately view, modify, or delete your personal information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This also allows you to get a copy of the personal information we maintain on you.
Request corrections to the personal information we have on file about you. You have the right to have inaccurate or incomplete information about you rectified.
Object to processing of your personal information. This right arises when we rely on legitimate interest as the legal basis for our processing, and there is something about your specific circumstances that compel you to object to our processing of your personal information on this basis. You also have the right to object when your personal information is used for direct marketing purposes.
Request deletion of your personal information. You have the right to request that we delete or erase your personal information where there is no compelling reason for us to retain it.
Request the transfer of your personal information. Your personal information will be sent to you or a third party of your choosing in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right only applies to the automated information for which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw your permission. You may withdraw your permission for the processing of your personal information. If you withdraw your permission, we may no longer be able to provide you with access to particular Website functionalities.
If you would like to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, please contact us at email@example.com.
No financial expense is required normally
You will not be charged a price to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may impose a fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may decline to honour your request under these conditions.
Timeframe for replying to a request
We make every effort to reply to all valid inquiries within one month. If your request is exceptionally difficult or you have made many requests, it may take us longer than a month to fulfill it. In this instance, we will inform you and keep you informed.
Disclosure of your personal information
To our affiliates and subsidiaries;
To contractors, service providers, and other third parties, we engage in supporting our business who are contractually obligated to keep personal information secret and use it solely for the reasons we provide it to them for;
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Company about our Websites users is among the assets transferred;
To accomplish the objective for which you provide it;
With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including responding to any government or regulatory request;
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the Company’s or our customers’ or others’ rights, property, or safety. This involves sharing information with other firms and organizations for fraud prevention and credit risk reduction.
Hyperlinks to third-party websites
The Websites include links to third-party websites over which the Company has no control. Any information you send to third-party websites will be controlled by their own terms of service and privacy policies. Therefore, we strongly advise you to explore and ask questions before submitting any information to the operators of third-party websites and to get acquainted with their privacy practices by examining their privacy notices and privacy policies.
Inclusion of third-party websites on or accessible via our Websites does not imply an explicit or implied endorsement of the policies or notices of such websites.
Types of gathered personal information
We gather information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or device. The following is a list of categories of personal information that we may have collected from California residents within the last twelve (12) months.
Please note that the following categories and examples are those described under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). This does not imply that all instances of this category of personal information were collected by us but indicates our good faith view, to the best of our knowledge, that some of the information from the relevant category may have been collected. For instance, we would only gather some categories of personal information if you submitted them to us directly.
Category A. Identifiers
Examples: A real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers.
Category B. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))
Examples: A name, signature, Social Security number, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, passport number, driver’s license or state identification card number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, or any other financial information, medical information, or health insurance information. Some personal information included in this category may overlap with other categories.
Category C. Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law
Examples: Age (40 years or older), race, colour, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy or childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, genetic information (including familial genetic information).
Category D. Commercial information
Examples: Records and history of products or services purchased or considered.
Category E. Biometric information
Examples: Genetic, physiological, behavioural, and biological characteristics or activity patterns used to extract a template or other identifier or identifying information, such as fingerprints, faceprints, and voiceprints, iris or retina scans, keystroke, gait, or other physical patterns, and sleep, health, or exercise information.
Category F. Internet or other similar network activity
Examples: Interaction with our Websites.
Category G. Geolocation information
Examples: Approximate physical location.
Category H. Sensory information
Examples: Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
Category I: Professional or employment-related information
Examples: Current or past job history or performance evaluations.
Category J. Non-public education information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99))
Examples: Education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.
Category K. Inferences are drawn from other personal information
Examples: Profile reflecting a person’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behaviour, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes.
Category L. Sensitive personal data
Examples: social security, driver’s license, state identification card, or passport number; account log-in, financial account, debit card, or credit card number in combination with any required security or access code, password, or credentials allowing access to an account; precise geolocation; racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, or union membership; the contents of the email, email, and text messages unless the business is the intended recipient of the communication; genetic data; the processing of biometric information for the purpose of uniquely identifying; personal data collected and analyzed concerning health; personal information collected and analyzed concerning sex life or sexual orientation.
Under CCPA and CPRA, personal information does not include:
Publicly available information from government records;
Deidentified or aggregated consumer information;
Information excluded from the CCPA’s scope, like:
Health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) or clinical trial data;
Personal Information is covered by specific sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
Use of personal information
We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for the following “business purposes” or “commercial purposes” (as defined by the CCPA and CPRA):
In order to run our Websites.
To offer support and react to your requests, including investigating and resolving your complaints, as well as monitoring and enhancing our Websites.
To satisfy the reason you submitted the information. For instance, if you provide us with your contact information to inquire about our Websites, we will use your information to answer to your enquiry.
To react to requests from law enforcement and as required by law, court order, or government regulations.
As disclosed to you during the collection of your personal information or as otherwise specified under the CCPA and CPRA.
For reasons of internal administration and auditing.
To detect security issues and guard against harmful, misleading, fraudulent, or unlawful conduct, punishing offenders when appropriate.
To evaluate or carry out a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganisation, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about users of our Websites are among the assets transferred.
Sharing of personal information
We may disclose your personal information to a third party for business purposes or sell your personal information, subject to your right to opt-out of those sales. When we disclose personal information for a business purpose, we enter a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to keep that personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose except the contract. The CCPA CPRA, and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) prohibit third parties who purchase the personal information we hold from reselling it unless you have received explicit notice and an opportunity to opt-out of further sales.
Your personal information is shared with the following kinds of third parties:
Third-party suppliers to whom you or your agents authorize us to disclose your personal information in relation to the goods or services we provide to you.
Disclosure of personal information for business purposes
We may use or disclose the following types of personal information for business or commercial reasons, and we may have done so during the last twelve (12) months:
Category A. Identifiers.
Category B. Personal information categories are listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
Category D. Commercial information.
Category F. Internet or other similar network activity.
Please note that the following categories are those specified by the CCPA and CPRA. This does not imply that all instances of this category of personal information were released; rather, it represents our good faith opinion, to the best of our knowledge, that some information from the relevant category may have been leaked.
Sale of personal information
As defined in the CCPA and CPRA, “sell” and “sale” mean selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information by the business to a third party for monetary or other for valuable consideration. This means that we may have received some kind of benefit in return for sharing personal information, but not necessarily a monetary benefit.
Please note that the following categories are those specified by the CCPA and CPRA. This does not imply that all instances of this category of personal information were, in fact, sold; rather, it represents our good faith judgment, to the best of our knowledge, that some of the information from the relevant category may be and may have been exchanged for value in return.
We may sell and may have sold the following categories of personal information in the last twelve (12) months:
Category A. Identifiers.
Category B. Personal information categories are listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)).
Category D. Commercial information.
Category F. Internet or other similar network activity.
Sale of the personal information of minors under the age of 16
We do not sell the personal information of consumers we actually know less than 16 years of age unless we receive affirmative authorisation (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age. Consumers who opt-in to the sale of personal information may opt-out of future sales at any time. To exercise the right to opt-out, you (or your authorised representative) may submit a request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have reason to suspect that a child under the age of 13 (or 16) has given us with personal information, please contact us with enough information for us to erase the information.
Your rights under the CPPA, CPRA, and VCDPA
The CCPA and CPRA provide California residents, and VCDPA provides Virginia residents with specific rights regarding their personal information. If you are a resident of California and/or Virginia, you have the following rights:
The right to notice. You have the right to be notified of which categories of personal information are being collected and the purposes for which the personal information is being used.
The right to request. Under CCPA, CPRA, and VCDPA, you have the right to request that we disclose information to you about our collection, use, sale, disclosure for business purposes and share of personal information. Once we receive and confirm your request, we will disclose to you:
The categories of personal information we collected about you.
The categories of sources for the personal information we collected about you.
Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that personal information.
The categories of third parties with whom we share that personal information.
The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you.
If we sold your personal information or disclose your personal information for a business purpose, we will disclose to you:
a) The categories of personal information sold;
b) The categories of personal information disclosed.
The right to say no to the sale or sharing of personal data (opt out) for California residents. You have the right to direct us not to sell your personal information. To submit an opt-out request, please contact us at email@example.com.
The right to opt out of the processing of the personal data for Virginia residents for purposes of (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, or (iii) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer. To submit an opt out request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The right to correct inaccuracies. Under CCPA, CPRA, and VCDPA, you have the right to request us to correct the inaccurate personal data that we maintain about you, taking into account the nature of the personal data and the purposes of the processing of the personal data.
The right to delete personal information. You have the right to request the deletion of your personal information, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your request, we will delete your personal information from our records unless an exception applies. We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service providers:
To complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
To detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
To debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
To exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
To comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et. seq.).
To engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws when the data’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement if you previously provided informed consent.
To enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
To comply with a legal obligation.
To make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
The right not to be discriminated against. You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of your consumer rights, including by:
Denying goods or services to you.
Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties.
Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to you.
Suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
The right to opt out
For California residents
If you are 16 or older, you have the right to instruct us at any time not to sell or share your personal information (the “right to opt-out”). We do not sell or share the personal information of customers we really know to be less than 16 years old unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from the consumer between 13 and 16 years of age or the parent or guardian of a consumer younger than 13 years of age. Consumers who opt-in to the selling or sharing of their personal information may always opt-out of future transactions.
You (or your authorized agent) may email a request to email@example.com to exercise your right to opt-out.
For Virginia residents
Virginia residents have the right to opt out of the processing of personal data for purposes of (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, or (iii) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer.
To exercise the right to opt out, you may submit a request to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Do not track” policy is required by California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)
Do not track (“DNT”) signals are not honored by our Websites.
Nevertheless, some third-party websites track your browsing activities. If you visit such websites, you may notify them that you do not want to be monitored by configuring your web browser choices. You may activate or disable DNT by visiting your web browser’s options or settings page.
Our Websites are not intended for anyone under the age of 13. We do not intentionally collect personally identifying information from children under 13 years of age. Please notify us if you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your kid has supplied us with personal information. If we learn that we have obtained personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental permission, we take the appropriate procedures to delete this information from our systems.
If we need to rely on permission as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires parental consent, we may seek parental consent prior to collecting and using your personal information.
Additional California privacy rights
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits consumers of our Websites that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at email@example.com