WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We may request, gather and/or show some of your Personal Information when certain Services are engaged. The information we collect from our users helps us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services. The information we gather are listed in the following.
When you are setting up an Account, you will need to furnish information (such as your username, password and email address) that could be Personal Information, and which you acknowledge may be personal to you. Through the creation of your account on the Services and furnishing of Personal Information to us, you consent to others, including us, to identify you and thus may not keep your identity undisclosed. In situations which we believe it is imperative to send you information about our services, we may use your contact information to reach out to you. You can unsubscribe from these messages through your Account settings. However we still reserve the right to contact you when we deem it necessary, such as for account recovery purposes.
IP ADDRESS INFORMATION AND OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
When you use the Services, we automatically receive and keep information from your web browser. The information collected includes your IP address and cookie information, which is used to fight spam/malware and facilitate the data collection regarding your interaction with the Services.
The Services automatically collect information on usage, including but not limited to the frequency and number of visitors to the Site. We may use this data in aggregate form but not in a way that will personally identify you. The aggregate data helps us and third parties authorized by us to understand the frequency of which individuals use aspects of the Services for us to study and enhance them.
When you open an email from us, we may receive a confirmation which will help to improve our customer service.
INFORMATION COLLECTED USING COOKIES
Our cookies do not contain Personal Information on their own, and we do not merge the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to inform us who you are. However as highlighted, the cookies are used to identify your web browser and inform us the way and time at which you use the Services, and we may relate that information with your Account.
Several browsers allow you to deactivate the cookie feature, which will not allow your browser to accept new cookies, and may allow you to confirm the acceptance of each new cookie in a myriad of ways. We strongly suggest that you leave cookies active as they allow you to take advantage of the best features of the Services.
We gather statistical information about how both unregistered and registered users, as a whole, utilise the Services (“Aggregate Information”). Some of this information is obtained from Personal Information. This statistical information is not Personal Information and cannot be related back to you, your Account or your web browser.
HOW, AND WITH WHOM, IS MY INFORMATION SHARED?
PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITY ON THE SERVICES
Some of your activities on and through the Services is public by default. This may comprise of, but is not limited to, content you have publicly posted on the Site or otherwise through the Services.
Registered users may have some of this information associated with their Accounts. Unregistered users will not have this association, but information involving their use of the Services may be tracked anonymously via the utilization of cookies and retained by us.
If you decide to furnish Personal Information using certain public features of the Services, that information is ruled by the privacy settings of those particular features and may be publicly available. Search engines may index the information, and individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. We therefore strongly encourage you to cautiously consider the information you choose to disclose publicly and ensure it is information you want to share with everyone.
IP ADDRESS INFORMATION
INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SHARE
We share Aggregate Information with our partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business. We share this type of statistical data to enable our partners to understand the frequency and the way people use our Services and their services or websites. This helps to improve both their services and the interface between our Services and their services. Additionally, these third parties may share with us non-private, aggregated or otherwise non Personal Information about you that they have developed or obtained on their own.
EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS WITH US
As part of the Services, you may receive emails and other communications from us. This includes but is not limited to communications relating to your Account. Communications relating to your Account will only be sent for purposes essential to the Services.
USER PROFILE INFORMATION
User profile information which includes your username and other information you enter may be shown to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services. We will not directly show user email addresses to other users.
INFORMATION SHARED WITH OUR AGENTS
We sometimes share information that we retain (such as IP Addresses) with third parties, such as service providers, consultants, and other agents (“Agents”), for the intention to operate, enhance, and improve the Services, and to develop new products and services. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not reserve any right to use Personal Information or other information we share with them apart from what is necessary to help us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.
INFORMATION DISCLOSED PURSUANT TO BUSINESS TRANSFERS
In some occasions, we may decide to buy or sell assets. User information is typically one of the transferred business assets in such transactions. User information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party if we, or substantially all of our assets, were taken over, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy. You accept that such transfers may be carried out, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as stated in this policy.
INFORMATION DISCLOSED FOR OUR PROTECTION AND THE PROTECTION OF OTHERS
INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH YOUR CONSENT
Except as stated above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to stop the sharing of this information.
IS INFORMATION ABOUT ME SECURE?
Your Account information will be protected by a password for your privacy and security. You have to prevent unauthorized access to your Account and Personal Information by safeguarding your password and restricting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your Account.
We aim to protect Account information to ensure that it is kept private. However, we cannot ensure the security of any Account information. Factors including but not limited to hardware or software failure, unauthorized entry or use may compromise the security of user information at any time.
We otherwise keep all of our information, including your IP address information, using industry-standard techniques. We do not guarantee that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you that we store.
WHAT INFORMATION OF MINE CAN I ACCESS?
If you are a registered user, you can access information connected with your Account by logging into the Services. Both registered and unregistered users can access and remove cookies through their web browser settings.
HOW DO I TERMINATE MY ACCOUNT?
You may contact us should you decide to terminate your Account. If you terminate your Account, any association between your Account and information we store will no longer be accessible through your Account. However any public activity on your Account before the termination will continue to be stored on our servers and will remain accessible to the public.
WHAT OPTIONS DO I HAVE REGARDING MY INFORMATION?
Several features of the Services can be used without requiring you to register. If you choose to use these features only, this will restrict the type of information that we collect.
You are given the option to not provide certain information to us, although some of our features require you to do so.
You can terminate your Account. We will have to verify that you have the authority to terminate the Account before deleting it. The activity generated before the termination will continue to be stored by us and may be publicly accessible.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?