Effective Date: July 3, 2023
We gather information from or about you in several ways:
Information You Provide: This includes data you share when you register for our Services, participate in a contest, complete a survey, engage in our social networking features, subscribe to our Publications, make a purchase, request a refund, or send us feedback. This may include demographic information, financial information, and social media information.
Automatically Collected Information: We also gather information automatically, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and other similar information related to your interaction with our Services. This may include usage data, location data, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.
Information from Third Parties: We may receive information about you from third parties, like our business partners and social media platforms, in accordance with your privacy settings on those platforms.
We use the information we collect for various purposes:
Service Provision: To provide, maintain, and improve our Services, including processing transactions, maintaining your account, and responding to your queries.
Communication: To communicate with you about our Services, including sending you newsletters, updates, promotional materials, and responding to your comments, questions, and requests.
Personalization: To provide personalized content and information, which could include online ads or other forms of marketing.
Security and Compliance: To detect, prevent, or address fraud, security, or technical issues, as well as to comply with applicable laws and regulations. This includes using your information for bug detection, error reporting, and auditing consumer interactions on our Services.
Research and Development: To monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services and for marketing or advertising purposes.
We may share the information we collect in the following scenarios:
Service Providers: We may share your information with third-party vendors that provide services on our behalf, such as payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing efforts.
Affiliates: We may share your information with our affiliates, which includes any parent company, subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or are under common control with us.
Legal Requirements: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal processes, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena.
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
We process your information based on the following legal grounds:
Performance of a Contract: Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
Legitimate Interests: Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
Compliance with Law: Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Consent: In some cases, we may process your information based on your consent.
Our Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by us. We do not have control over these websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies or practices.
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure; therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax, or accounting requirements).