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Privacy Policy

Privacy policy 


1. The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to safeguarding it. This policy explains what we do with your personal information. 

2. Consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website permits us to use cookies every time you visit our website. 



1. This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal ( and modified by vpnMentor ( 


How we collect your personal data 

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used: 

1. Information about your computer including your IP address, geographical 

location, browser type and version, and operating system 

2. Information about your visits to and use of this website including the 

referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths. 

3. Information that you enter when you register with our website, such as 

your email website

4. Information that you enter when you create a profile on our website. For 

example, your name, profile pictures, gender, birthday, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details, and employment details. 

5. Information that you enter in order to set up subscription to our emails 

and/or newsletters. 

6. Information that is generated while using our website, including when, 

how often, and under what circumstances you use it. 

7. Information relating to anything you purchase, services you use, or 

transaction you make through our website, which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card details. 

8. Information that you post to our website with the intention of publishing 

it on the internet. 

9. Any other personal information you send to us. 

D. Using Personal Information 

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following: 

1. Administering our website and business 

2. Personalizing our website for you 

3. Enabling your use of the services available on our website 

4. Sending you goods purchased through our website 

5. Supplying services purchased through our website 

6. Sending statements, invoices, and payment reminders to you, and 

collecting payments from you. 

7. Sending you on-marketing commercial communications 

8. Sending you email notifications you have specifically requested. 

9. Sending you our email newsletter if you signed up for it (you can 

unsubscribe at any time). 

10. Sending you marketing communications relating to our business or the 

businesses of third parties which we think may be of interest to you. 

11. Providing third parties with statistical information about our users. 

12. Dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to 

our website 

13. Keeping our website secure and prevent fraud. 

14. Verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of 

our website. 

15. Other uses. 

If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant us. 

Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website. 

We will not, without your expressed consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct marketing. 

E. Disclosing personal information 

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. 

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of 

companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. 

We may disclose your personal information: 

1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law; 2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; 3. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing 

information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing 

credit risk); 4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we 

are (or are contemplating) selling; and 5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other 

competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information. 

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties. 

F. International data transfers 

1. Information that we collect may be stored, processed in, and transferred 

between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Information that we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, 

China, and India. 3. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for 

publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. 

You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section F. 

4. Yo 

G. Retaining personal information 

1. This Section G sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are 

designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding 

the retention and deletion of personal information. 2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not 

be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. 3. Without prejudice to article G-2, we will usually delete personal data falling 

within the categories set out below at the date/time set out below: 

a. personal data type will be deleted {ENTER DATE/TIME}; and 

b. {ENTER ADDITIONAL DATES/TIMES}. 4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section G, we will retain 

documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data: 

a. to the extent that we are required to do so by law; b. if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or 

prospective legal proceedings; and C. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including 

providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). 

H. Security of your personal information 

1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent 

the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. 

2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure 

(password- and firewall-protected) servers. 3. All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be 

protected by encryption technology. 4. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is 

inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over 

the internet. 5. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our 

website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website). 

I. Amendments 

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website. 

J. Your rights 

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the following: 

1. the payment of a fee {ENTER FEE IF RELEVANT}; and 2. the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity ({ADJUST TEXT TO 

REFLECT YOUR POLICY for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a notary plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address)). 

We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law. 

You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. 

In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes. 

K. Third party websites 

Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties. 

L. Updating information 

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. 

M. Cookies 

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. {SELECT 

ACCURATE PHRASING We use only session cookies / only persistent cookies / both session and persistent cookies on our website.} 

1. The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for 

which they are used, are set out below: 

a, we use Google Analytics and Adwords on our website to recognize a computer when a user (INCLUDE ALL USES THAT COOKIES ARE USED FOR ON YOUR SITE visits the website / track users as they navigate the website / enable the use of a shopping cart on the website / improve the website’s usability / analyze the use of the website / administer the website / prevent fraud and improve the security of the website / personalize the website for each user / target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users / describe purpose(s)}; 

2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies–for example: 

a. in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the 

cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools,” 

“Internet Options,” “Privacy,” and then “Advanced”; b. in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools,” 

“Options,” “Privacy,” selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Content settings,” and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading. 

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website. 

3. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer–for example: 

a. in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie 

files (you can find instructions for doing so 

at ); b. in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools,” 

“Options,” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies,” and then clicking “Remove All 

Cookies”; and C. in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the 

“Customize and control” menu, and clicking “Settings,” “Show advanced settings,” and “Clear browsing data,” and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear 

browsing data.” 4. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements