IMPORTANT PRIVACY INFORMATION
We and our partners use personal data to tailor ads and possibly even show them to you at the relevant time. For example, if you have accessed our website we may automatically collect your IP address and advertising IDs. As a result, you might see our ads, for example, in your Facebook’s feed. Our partners may also tailor the ads for you on our website using cookies and similar technologies.
We have implemented consent management tool on our website to provide you with control over technologies such as cookies. This tool enables you to decide which partners you allow to set, in particular, cookies on your browser or device. You may make the selection either (i) in the consent management pop-up window, which emerges in the footer of the page when you visit our Service the first time or (ii) by clicking/pushing on Privacy Settings (located in the footer). You may view the list of such third parties in our Privacy Settings and edit your choices at “See full vendor list” or “View Companies” (designated for each separate type of the cookies) sections in the “Third Party Vendors” section. You can change your decision and revisit your consent choices at any time by returning to the Privacy Settings.
“GDPR” means the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
“EU/EEA” includes all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
“Process”, in respect of personal data, includes to collect, store and disclose to others.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
- FOR WHAT PURPOSES WE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
- UNDER WHAT LEGAL BASES WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA (Applies only to EEA-based users)
- WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
- HOW YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
- AGE LIMITATION
- INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
- CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
- DATA RETENTION
- HOW “DO NOT TRACK” REQUESTS ARE HANDLED
- PERSONAL DATA CONTROLLER
- CONTACT US
CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT
We collect data you give us voluntarily (for example, your email when subscribing to our newsletter). In addition, we collect data automatically (for example, your IP address). We also may receive data about you from third parties.
Data you give us
We do not require you to provide us with any personal information directly to use our Service. However, we may ask you to provide, for example, your email address if you wish to subscribe to our newsletter or when contacting us for any inquiries.
Data we collect automatically
Data about how you found us
We collect data about your referring app or URL (that is, the app or place on the Web where you were when you tapped on our ad).
Device and Location data
We collect data from your device. Examples of such data include: language settings, IP address, time zone, type and model of device, device settings, operating system, Internet service provider, mobile carrier, hardware ID, and Facebook ID.
We record how you interact with our Service. For example, we may log your taps/clicks on certain areas of the interface, the features and content you interact with, how often and for how long you use the Website.
We collect your Apple Identifier for Advertising (IDFA) or Google Advertising ID (AAID) (depending on the operating system of your device) when you access our Website from a mobile device. You can typically reset these numbers through the settings of your device’s operating system (but we do not control this).
Cookies and other similar technologies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's device for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate our Service. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We also use tracking pixels that set cookies to assist with delivering online advertising.
Cookies are used, in particular, to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our Website. Cookie data will be stored on your device and most of the times only for a limited time period.
Third party cookies
We may allow third-parties including, for example, advertising companies, affiliate networks, analytics services (together “Web Partners”), to display advertisements on our Service and analyze how visitors use our Website. Web Partners may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements.
Web Partners may collect information about you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver (such as click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, etc.), and possibly link this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised sites.
Advertising companies include ad networks such as third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors, and research firms.
Affiliate networks may pay us when you buy things from them or another third party after clicking on an affiliate link in our content.
FOR WHAT PURPOSES WE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA
We process your personal data:
To provide our Service
This includes enabling you to use the Service in a seamless manner and preventing or addressing Service errors or technical issues.
To host personal data and enable this Website to operate and be distributed we use Amazon Web Services (AWS), which is a hosting and backend service provided by Amazon.
To customize your experience
We process your personal data, such as your browsing history, to adjust the content of the Service and make offers tailored to your personal preferences. For example, if we see that you have viewed a bunch of news about a particular celebrity, we might show you more of the similar news in the suggestions section.
To provide you with customer support
To communicate with you regarding your use of our Service
We communicate with you, for example, by emails. These may include emails with information about the Service.
The services that we use for these purposes may collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the Website’s users, as well as when they interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
To research and analyze your use of the Service
This helps us to better understand our business, analyze our operations, maintain, improve, innovate, plan, design, and develop the Website and our new products. We also use such data for statistical analysis purposes, to test and improve our offers. This enables us to better understand what features and sections of the Website our users like more, what categories of users use our Website. As a consequence, we often decide how to improve the Website based on the results obtained from this processing.
To fulfil this purpose, we may also analyze your comments and feedback you have given us including comments, feedback and reviews you have posted on our sites (and sometimes, even publish them in our articles).
To analyse how visitors use our Website and to measure effectiveness of some ads we use Google Analytics, a web analysis program of Google. In order to provide us with analytics, Google Analytics places cookies on your device. On Google Analytics we get, in particular, aggregated information on the data you enter on our Website (for example, we know how many visitors read a particular article) and users’ interactions within the Website. Google allows you to influence the collection and processing of information generated by the Google, in particular, by installing a browser plug-in, available here. You can read more about how google uses information here.
To send you marketing communications
We process your personal data for our marketing campaigns. We may add your email address to our marketing list. As a result, you will receive information about our Service, such as for example, newsletters. If you do not want to receive marketing emails from us, you can unsubscribe following instructions in the footer of the marketing emails.
To personalize our ads
We and our partners, including Facebook and Google, use your personal data to tailor ads and possibly even show them to you at the relevant time. For example, if you have accessed our Website, you might see our ads, for example, in your Facebook’s feed. Our Web Partners may also tailor ads for you our Website in the ads sections.
To personalize and deliver ads to you, we and our Web Partners use, in particular, advertising IDs, cookies and similar technologies. Thus, you are able to influence the way Internet ads work for you by adjusting these IDs and technologies.
HOW TO OPT OUT OR INFLUENCE PERSONALIZED ADVERTISING
iOS: On your iPhone or iPad, go to “Settings,” then “Privacy” and tap “Advertising” to select “Limit Ad Track”. In addition, you can reset your advertising identifier (this also may help you to see less of personalized ads) in the same section.
Android: To opt-out of ads on an Android device, simply open the Google Settings app on your mobile phone, tap “Ads” and enable “Opt out of interest-based ads”. In addition, you can reset your advertising identifier in the same section (this also may help you to see less of personalized ads).
To learn even more about how to affect advertising choices on various devices, please look at the information available here.
Cookies settings on the Website
Some of our Web Partners are members of Global Vendor List for IAB Europe's Transparency Consent Framework (“List”). We have implemented consent management tool on our site, which enables you to decide which Web Partners from the List (and some of other partners from Google advertising network) you allow to set third party cookies on your browser or device. You may make the selection either (i) in the consent management pop-up window, which emerges in the footer of the page when you visit our Service the first time or (ii) by clicking/pushing on Privacy Settings (located in the footer). You may view the list of such third parties in our Privacy Setting and edit your choices at “See full vendor list” or “View Companies” (designated for each separate type of the cookies) sections in the “Third Party Vendors” section. You can change your decision and revisit your consent choices at any time by returning to the Privacy Settings.
Other ways to opt out
You may learn more about interest-based advertising and opt out of some interest-based advertising delivered by Web Partners, which are members of advertising self-regulatory organizations, by visiting the following opt-out links:
- Network Advertising Initiative – http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
- Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) – http://optout.aboutads.info/
- Digital Advertising Alliance Canada – http://youradchoices.ca/choices
- Digital Advertising Alliance EU – http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
- DAA AppChoices page – http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices
When you opt out of personalized advertising, you may continue to see online advertising on the Service and/or our ads on other Internet websites and online services.
It is also may be possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser’s cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. The following links may be helpful, or you can use the “Help” option in your browser.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS
We value your right to influence the ads that you see, thus we are letting you know what service providers we use for this purpose and how some of them allow you to control your ad preferences.
We use Facebook pixel on the Website. Facebook pixel is a code placed on the Website collecting data that helps us track conversions from Facebook ads, build targeted audience and remarket to people who have taken some action on the Website.
We also use Facebook Ads Manager together with Facebook Custom Audience, which allows us to choose audiences that will see our ads on Facebook or other Facebook’s products (for example, Instagram). Through Facebook Custom Audience we may create a list of users with certain sets of data, such as an IDFA, choose users that have completed certain actions on the Website. As a result, we may ask Facebook to show some ads to a particular list of users. As a result, more of our ads may show up while you are using Facebook or other Facebook’s products (for example, Instagram). You may learn how to opt out of advertising provided to you through Facebook Custom Audience here.
To enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use and to prevent and combat fraud
We use personal data to enforce our agreements and contractual commitments, to detect, prevent, and combat fraud. As a result of such processing, we may share your information with others, including law enforcement agencies (in particular, if a dispute arises in connection with our Terms and Conditions of Use).
To comply with legal obligations
We may process, use, or share your data when the law requires it, in particular, if a law enforcement agency requests your data by available legal means.
UNDER WHAT LEGAL BASES WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA (Applies only to EEA-based users)
In this section, we are letting you know what legal basis we use for each particular purpose of processing. For more information on a particular purpose, please refer to Section 2. This section applies only to EEA-based users.
We process your personal data under the following legal bases:
- your consent;
- to perform our contract with you;
Under this legal basis we:
- Provide our Service (in accordance with our Terms and Conditions of Use)
- Customize your experience
- Provide you with customer support
- Communicate with you regarding your use of our Service
- for our (or others') legitimate interests, unless those interests are overridden by your
interests or fundamental rights and freedoms that require protection of personal data;
We rely on legitimate interests:
to communicate with you regarding your use of our Service
This includes, for example, sending you push notifications with popular news. The legitimate interest we rely on for this purpose is our interest to encourage you to use our Service more often.
to research and analyze your use of the Service
Our legitimate interest for this purpose is our interest in improving our Service so that we understand users’ preferences and are able to provide you with a better experience (for example, to make the use of the Website easier and more enjoyable, or to introduce and test new features).
to send you marketing communications
The legitimate interest we rely on for this processing is our interest to promote our Service in a measured and appropriate way.
to personalize our ads
The legitimate interest we rely on for this processing is our interest to promote our Service in a reasonably targeted way.
to enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use and to prevent and combat fraud
Our legitimate interests for this purpose are enforcing our legal rights, preventing and addressing fraud and unauthorised use of the Service, non-compliance with our Terms and Conditions of Use.
- to comply with legal obligations.
WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We share personal data with third parties that we hire to provide services or perform business functions on our behalf, based on our instructions. We may share your personal information with the following types of service providers:
- cloud storage providers (Amazon)
- data analytics providers (Facebook, Google)
- marketing partners (in particular, social media networks, marketing agencies, email delivery services; including, Facebook, Google, OpenX, IndexExchange, SpotX)
Law enforcement agencies and other public authorities
We may use and disclose personal data to enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use, to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others, and to respond to requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities, or in other cases provided for by law.
Third parties as part of a merger or acquisition
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customers’ information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also share such information with any affiliated entity (e.g. parent company or subsidiary) and may transfer such information in the course of a corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
HOW YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
To be in control of your personal data, you have the following rights:
Accessing / reviewing / updating / correcting your personal data. You may review, edit, or change the personal data that you had previously provided in the Website in the settings section of the Website.
You may also request a copy of your personal data collected during your use of the Website at email@example.com.
Deleting your personal data. You can request erasure of your personal data by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you request deletion of your personal data, we will use reasonable efforts to honor your request. In some cases we may be legally required to keep some of the data for a certain time; in such event, we will fulfill your request after we have complied with our obligations.
Objecting to or restricting the use of your personal data. You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data or limit our use thereof by sending a request at email@example.com.
Additional information for EEA-based users:
If you are based in the EEA, you have the following rights in addition to the above:
The right to lodge a complaint with supervisory authority. We would love you to contact us directly, so we could address your concerns. Nevertheless, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the EU Member State where you reside, work or where the alleged infringement has taken place.
The right to data portability. If you wish to receive your personal data in a machine-readable format, you can send respective request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not knowingly process personal data from persons under 16 years of age. If you learn that anyone younger than 16 has provided us with personal data, please contact us at email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
In particular, if we transfer personal data originating from the EEA to countries with not adequate level of data protection, we use one of the following legal bases: (i) Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission (details available here), or (ii) the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (details available here), or (iii) the European Commission adequacy decisions about certain countries (details available here).
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
This section applies only to residents of California, United States.
Rights under CCPA
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides consumers certain rights in relation to personal information about them, such as:
Right to opt-out of selling personal information. The CCPA defines “sale” in a broad way so that it may include online-based advertising. You can direct us not to “sell” your personal information by clicking/tapping on the link “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” (that is located in the footer of the Website) at any time and following the instructions set out therein.
Right to access and data portability. You can request us to disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal information collected about you. Upon receipt of a verifiable request, we will promptly take steps to disclose and deliver the required information to you free of charge. Please note that we will be able to provide personal information to you not more than twice in a 12-month period.
Access rights under California’s Shine the Light
California also provides its residents with additional access rights. Under Shine the Light law, the residents the right to ask companies once a year what personal information they share with third parties for those third parties' direct marketing purposes. Learn more about what is considered to be personal information under the statute.
To obtain this information from us, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org which includes “Request for California Shine the Light Privacy Information” on the subject line and your state of residence and email address in the body of your message. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
Right to deletion. You can request the deletion of the personal information we have collected about you. Upon receipt of a verifiable request, we will delete your personal information from our records and direct any third party to delete your personal information from their records unless an exception applies. A list of exceptions can be found here.
Right to freedom from discrimination. We do not discriminate against consumers who exercised one of their CCPA rights listed above.
If you wish to exercise your CCPA rights, you can contact us at email@example.com. To exercise your right to access, data portability, and deletion, a respective request should be made by you on behalf of yourself or on behalf of your minor child, or by a natural person or a person registered with the Secretary of State, authorized by you to act on your behalf. We can not provide you information if we are not able to verify that you are the person about whom we have collected personal information or an authorized person.
Please be advised that during the preceding 12 months we collected, disclosed and sold, as CCPA defines those terms, the following categories of personal information: identifiers, internet or other similar network activity, and geolocation data, as more precisely described in Section 1. The sources we used to collect the personal information about you are described in Section 1 as well. Please refer to Section 2 to understand why we need your personal information and for what purposes we will use it. We may also share your information with certain categories of third parties as indicated in Section 4.
HOW “DO NOT TRACK” REQUESTS ARE HANDLED
This Service does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
PERSONAL DATA CONTROLLER
Amomedia Limited, a company registered in the Republic of Cyprus (with registered office at Florinis 7, GREG TOWER, 2nd floor, 1065, Nicosia, Cyprus will be the controller of your personal data.
Effective as of: