Effective August 28, 2018
Introduction and Definitions
Amendment to Policy
What kind of personal data is collected?
- Information that the User volunteers
The User may be asked by SSC to volunteer information to the Site. The User may volunteer information when commenting on something on the Site. SSC may ask the User to volunteer personal data such as name and email for the purposes of creating a user profile or being added to a subscription list. SSC may ask the User to create a username and password, the password will be protected and in our records not visible.
- Information provided by others
SSC may collect information about the User from other sources
- Information automatically collected
SSC may automatically collect information about the User and the User’s devices. This information can include the User’s operating system type, IP address, referring website, browser type, pages the User has viewed, and the dates and times when the User accessed the Site. SSC may also collect information regarding the User’s actions when using the Site, such as items clicked and frequency of such
Cookies are data files which are stored on the User’s browser by the Site. Permanent cookies stay on the User’s browser until deleted. Session cookies expire once the User closes his or her browser.
- To help SSC to analyze the use and performance of the Site and related services
- To identify the User
- To help make content more relevant for the User
- To obtain information for security purposes such as preventing online fraud
- To help make advertising more relevant for the User
For Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
For other browsers contact SSC. Blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functionality of the Site and other websites the User visits
SSC may use Google Analytics for the purposes of improving and analyzing the Site and related services. SSC may give Google Analytics permission to gathers information about Site using cookies.
The User may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings https://adssettings.google.com/anonymous
For more information on Google AdSense and privacy see https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348695?hl=en
SSC may affiliate with an internet-based advertiser.SSC may post advertisements on the sites using the User’s personal data to personalize advertising offering. Users can contact SSC to opt out of internet-based advertising.
General Data Protection Regulation (EU and EEA only)
For Users in the European Union and European Economic Area, Users have the right to request access to the User’s personal data, the right to request that SSC delete the User’s personal data, and the right to request no further processing of the User’s personal data. Users can contact SSC to exercise the User’s rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
Google will show all Users in the EEA only non-personalized ads.
Use of Email Addresses
SSC may collect email address(es) of the User if the User volunteers the information. However, SSC will not share the User’s email address(es) with third parties. SSC may use the User’s email address(es) for communications related to the Site. The User can opt out of such communications by selecting ‘unsubscribe.
SSC may collect data that has been volunteered by the User for the purposes of setting up an account or subscription on the Site for the purposes of research surveys on the Site.
Information Relating to Transactions for Goods and Services
SSC may collect data related to the purchases and sales and other transactions by the User on the Site (‘Transaction Data’). SSC may share Transaction Data with Paypal and other online payment providers. Paypal’s Privacy information is available at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full and https://stripe.com/privacy
Also, Users can contact SSC for further information and to opt-out.
SSC may use technology services to optimize the Site. Technology services may include services similar or comparable to HOTJAR, LEADPAGES, CLOUDFLARE. Such technology services may collect data on User’s device’s IP addresses and other information not limited to device type (unique device identifiers), device screen size, geographic location, browser information, preferred language and related information
SSC may engage in re-marketing. It means if a User visits the Site he or she may see a targeted ad on Facebook or a different platform.
Amazon Services LLC Associates and other Affiliate Programs
SSC may engage in affiliate marketing programs. Affiliate marketing involves tracking of browsing behavior for the purposes of commissions.
Third-party Use of Data
SSC only shares User’s personal data to third-parties where the User has authorized such sharing or such sharing is required by law.
Media Access and Publically Visible Information
Any visitor to the Site can access content that the User has posted on the Site. Certain information provided by the User may be publicly visible.
Sensitive Personal Information
The User must refrain from providing sensitive personal information to the Site or SSC. Such sensitive personal information may include religious beliefs, political opinions, criminal background, social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, health information, or trade union memberships.
The User may contact SSC at any time to exercise the User’s rights under this policy and the relevant broader regulatory regime, by providing written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org.